NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (July 5, 2016) - Today, Pittsburgh based Country act, The Hillbilly Way signs management deal with Nashville based entertainment group, Pennington Entertainment, reuniting with fellow Pittsburgh native and veteran music industry executive, Shawn Pennington. The Hillbilly Way joins Pennington Entertainment’s roster, which currently includes Grammy-nominated duo Thompson Square, platinum-selling act Parmalee, NBC's "The Voice" powerhouse vocalist Meghan Linsey and Country newcomer Casee Allen. Pennington has successfully led and developed the careers and brands of artists like Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich, John Rich, Cowboy Troy, The MuzikMafia and more.
“I’ve always shared a special kinship with these talented guys, being a Pittsburgh native myself and having the pleasure of working with them during their time as founding members of the famed Povertyneck Hillbillies," says Pennington, "We’ve got great things planned and intend to be making a lot of noise real soon!"
Fan voted as “Best Country Band” in Pittsburgh Magazine's "Best of the 'Burgh 2013 Readers' Poll,” The Hillbilly Way is comprised of band-members, Chris "Abby" Abbondanza (lead vocalist), Jeff Volek (bass), David "Junior" Guthrie (lead guitar), and Keith Kleinhampl (drums). Abbondanza, Volek, and Guthrie are original members of the nearly legendary, local favorite and nationally recognized Povertyneck Hillbillies.
The deep rooted, Country grit sound of The Hillbilly Way has received praise by multiple local outlets, including being named one of the “Best Breakout Music Acts in Pittsburgh” by Pittsburgh’s KDKA.
Lead vocalist, Abby shares his enthusiasm,"It's great to be working with Shawn again! Trust is a key factor when choosing a manager and there’s nobody else in the industry we would rather be teamed up with. Shawn and his team’s incredible work ethic and drive to succeed is why we chose Pennington Entertainment!"
Most recently, the Country group released a full-length album “Just Go With It,” this past November through RHS Records. The group continues to create new music and build their fan base with regular Tri-State area shows. For more information on The Hillbilly Way visit http://hillbillyway.com.
Associate Publicist|Pennington Entertainment