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Nashville, TN – August 15, 2016. Novo Management & Publicity is proud to announce that Nashvillesinger-songwriter Carey Ott, who recently signed a publishing deal with IMAGEM, will be releasing his newest album, Nocona, on Friday, September 9. The album features contributions by a group ofNashville friends and stalwarts that includes two Grammy award winning musicians Will Kimbrough and Cage The Elephant co-founder Lincoln Parish, and Dualtone recording artist Rebecca Roubion.

Ott, who grew up in Ottawa, Illinois, moved to nearby Chicago in the mid-90s where he fronted the band Torben Floor. The group recorded albums with esteemed engineers Steve Albini and Brian Deck and toured nationally before calling it quits in 1999. The breakup allowed Ott to concentrate on his solo career, which found him relocating to Nashville, and has yielded three solo albums including the critically acclaimed Dualtone release Lucid Dream that Uncut Magazine praised for its "perceptive lyrics, supple and persuasive vocals and melodies that cling like superglue," 2010’s Human Heart that Popmatters called "an epic of epic epicness," and 2012’s Muddy Water that WRLT radio described as "a landscape of musical soul, grit and passion."

Ott’s songs have been featured in episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and The Gates, as well as the feature films The Killing of John Lennon and 37. Other commercial placements include ads for Coors Light, Piraeus Bank and Burton Snowboards.

Nocona (No-koh-nah), a Comanche word meaning “The Wanderer,” refers both to a small town in Texasand a song that Ott co-wrote with fellow Nashville musician Ryan Culwell, who was actually born in Nocona, Texas, a town which Ott has never visited but feels a spiritual connection to.

Carey Ott’s Nocona, an album inspired by a sleepy North Texas town of barely 3,000 people, is a collection of ten songs – co-produced with Neilson Hubbard – that play like a roadmap through an amalgamation of emotions and themes. Opening track “Nocona (High Hangin’ on a Limb)” (which has already received airplay on Lightning 100, Nashville’s Independent Radio) explores leaving small towns for big dreams; “Til the Well Runs Dry” is a lighthearted and fun song about lust; “Cosmic Joke” asks listeners to learn to laugh, love and live without taking life too seriously; “Speed of Love” is about healing and slowing down enough to appreciate the good that’s all around us; “We Are a Circle” talks about the eternal thread of love that connects all of us.

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IMAGEM MUSIC US has signed a new worldwide publishing agreement with songwriter CAREY OTT, who represents the first NASHVILLE agreement for the company.

The CHICAGO-born OTT is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, produce/engineer and performer whose music has appeared in numerous shows, films and commercials, including "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice," "Kyle XY" and campaigns for JC PENNEY, COORS LIGHT and more. He recently contributed a song to THE GREENCARDS' GRAMMY-nominated album "Sweetheart Of The Sun."

OTT's self-published song, "The Hard Way," is set to be the title track of multi-platinum recording artist GARY ALLAN's new album set to follow up the chart-topping success of 2013's "Set You Free." CAREY has had cuts with an eclectic collection of artists, including: JACK TEMPCHIN, THE SILVER SEAS, THE GREENCARDS and DUALTONE artist REBECCA ROUBION.

CAREY is also an accomplished producer. His personal studio, VELVET SHORELINE, has everything he needs to engineer and produce his own master recordings. After three years with DUALTONE/CAL IV, CAREY is building his self-published catalog LONG STORY SHORT, working with talented producers and artists including DYLAN ALTMAN [TIM McGRAW, JASON ALDEAN, JAKE OWEN], IAIN ARCHER [SNOW PATROL, JAKE BUGG], LINCOLN PARISH [CAGE THE ELEPHANT], STEVE ALBINI [PIXIES, NIRVANA, BUSH], BRIAN DECK (IRON & WINE, COUNTING CROWS, MODEST MOUSE], RAY KENNEDY [LUCINDA WILLIAMS, STEVE EARLE, RAY DAVIES] and CHRIS GELBUDA [MEGHAN TRAINOR, SABRINA CARPENTER, BILLY CURRINGTON].