Country act Trick Pony has signed a new deal with Curb/Asylum after recording its first two albums for Warner Bros. Nashville. The group's label debut is due in the fall, with an as-yet-untitled singl

Country act Trick Pony has signed a new deal with Curb/Asylum after recording its first two albums for Warner Bros. Nashville. The group's label debut is due in the fall, with an as-yet-untitled single due to hit radio in the coming weeks. Trick Pony is up for top vocal group at the Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 26 in Las Vegas.

"I feel fortunate for the success we've had in past, but now I know our brightest days still lie ahead," says bassist Ira Dean. Adds guitarist Keith Burns, "I haven't been this excited about our career and music in years!"

Trick Pony's latest album, "On a Mission," debuted in November 2002 at No. 13 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and No. 61 on The Billboard 200. The group most recently appeared on Hot Country Singles & Tracks in May 2003 with "A Boy Like You," which reached No. 47.

Trick Pony has an extensive summer touring schedule on tap, beginning tomorrow (May 11) in Redding, Calif. Included are two appearances with the Country Jam USA tour on June 26 in Grand Junction, Colo., and July 23 in Eau Claire, Wis.

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