Renowned Grammy winning bluegrass writer/guitarist Tim Stafford singed a worldwide deal with Missing Link Music. Tim Stafford is a praised guitarist and songwriter who has worked with the likes of Ronnie Bowman, Claire Lynch, Mountain Heart, Mark Newton, and The Lonesome River Band. Tim is also the founder of the Grammy nominated group Blue Highway. He was voted the Guitar Performer of the Year in Bluegrass Music at the 27th Annual Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America Awards Show.
Becky Buller is a Bluegrass artist who has not only created music for herself, but has written for the likes of Mark Newton’s Band and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Becky has also worked with Grammy winning producer Carl Jackson. She is currently working with Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike on their new release, as well as many other artists. We are delighted to have Becky a part of the Missing Link family.
Lesly Merceron and Xavier Smith, known to the music world as L&X Music, have signed a worldwide deal with Missing Link Music. Lez and Xavier are the production duo responsible for J. Cole’s hit single “In the Morning” from his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story. The duo have also produced for major artists including Tony Yayo, Mims, and Skyzoo. Released through Roc Nation/Columbia records, Cole World: The Sideline Story reached #1 on Billboard’s Top 200. Based out of Brooklyn, Lez and Xavier are producers who are sure to continue making hits in 2012, making them a duo to watch.
BET’s “Black Girls Rock” featured music from two Missing Link Music writers. “Soldier”, co-written by Missing Link’s Emmanuel Karriem Riggins, originally appeared on Erykah Badu’s fourth studio album New Amerykah Part One (4th World War). The album debuted at #2 on Billboards 200 chart in 2008. “Daydreamin”, co-written by Missing Link’s Sean Hamilton, originally appeared on Tatyana Ali’s debut album Kiss the Sky.