Bleve Records Told To Cease And Desist By Capitol
September 17, 2009 at 3:04 PM (PT)
NASHVILLE indie label BLEVE RECORDS reports that they have dropped all promotion for RONNIE MILSAP single "My First Ride" following a cease-and-desist phone call from CAPITOL RECORDS Pres. MIKE DUNGUN. A release from BLEVE RECORDS states that CAPITOL has threatened legal action if BLEVE does not immediately halt any further publicity or sales of “My First Ride."
The single is the first for BLEVE and features CAPITOL artist TRACE ADKINS. "My First Ride" is due out on a multi-artist compilation album NOVEMBER 1st, with proceeds going to support BLEVE's mission of raising money to help replenish the disaster relief funds of the FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE and the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS.
BLEVE Pres. MICKEY MILAM said: “I’ve known MIKE DUNGUN for years. He has a reputation of being fair, so I didn't see this coming. TRACE was gracious enough to sing on this single, not only as a favor to his good friend RONNIE MILSAP, but also because he believes in our cause.“
A party to celebrate the release of the single, that was scheduled for YESTERDAY (9/16), was cancelled earlier this week.
ALL ACCESS has not received any official word from CAPITOL at this time.