MTS’ Ludlow Creek Releases Third Single from Forthcoming Album

 With their highly anticipated album “Which Way Is Forward” dropping in September, 2022, Ludlow Creek has now released the 3rd single from the album, called “Finding Our Way Back.” It’s their follow-up to the 2nd single from the album, “Stoney Lonesome Road,” which hit the UK iTunes Rock Songs chart at #51. First single, “What About Love” was released to much critical praise, earning international airplay charting.

Ludlow Creek’s video of “Stoney Lonesome Road” has been selected by film festivals around the globe: Brilliant Indie Film Awards, Tokyo International Monthly Film Festival (Finalist), Shiny Sparkle Film Festival, Gladiator Film Festival (Winner), Munich Music Video Awards (semi-finalist), Rome Music Video Awards (finalist), Sweden Film Awards (semi-finalist), and many others.

A music video for “Finding Our Way Back,” including personal photos from the band, is in production at this writing. It is scheduled for release later this month.

About Ludlow Creek: Ludlow Creek began their journey as five close friends who wanted to combine their musical prowess. They started as an Ohio-based cover band called ‘Southbound’. After having performed more than 200 shows together, the band knew their musical synergy was destined for more than just covers, and they began to create original music.

After being rebranded to Ludlow Creek, the band released the international hit single, “What About Love” and the album, “Hands Of Time.” The latter earned them a 2022 International Singer Songwriters Association Award for Best Album. Generating a sound that can only be described as “modern classic rock,” some have compared their catalog of material to the sound and feel of The Doobie Brothers and The Eagles.

More details about Ludlow Creek can be seen on their official band website at

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MTS’ Ludlow Creek, Gary Pratt and Ashley Puckett Win Big at the 2022 ISSA Awards

 On Saturday, August 6th the 2022 International Singer Songwriter Association (ISSA) Awards Winners were announced. Among the winners were MTS Management Group artists, Ludlow Creek (Silver – US Band Album), Gary Pratt (Silver – US Male Emerging Artist) and Ashley Puckett (Gold – US Female Emerging Artist.) Dayton, Ohio’s Ludlow Creek won for their album, “Hands Of Time,” while Pittsburgh, PA’s Gary Pratt was recognized for his “Something Worth Remembering” collection and Puckett, also from Pittsburgh, for her “Never Say Never” album release.

The Awards Ceremony was held at Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, GA. The ISSA was founded by industry veteran, Tamanie Dove, daughter of Tree Music Publishing legend, Carole “Mama” Dove.

Other winners included Hunter Lott, 308 Ghost Train, and Tom Tikka. A full list of winners is available at

About The ISSA: The International Singer Songwriters Association is dedicated to supporting and serving independent artists and encouraging aspiring and professional singers and songwriters in all genres of music worldwide. For more information, please visit

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Dove Creek, CO Author Publishes Fantasy Novel

The Inevitable War: The Godslayer Book 1, a new book by Grant Ayers, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

As the master of the gold enchantment and the second son of King Ri of the War Clan, the mighty Doentas spends his days fighting, drinking, and training with his friends. His world shatters one day when he learns that his father and brother, Ceart, heir to the throne, have died in battle. Now the rightful king of the War Clan, Doentas must face a challenge to his throne as the other clans take advantage of the inexperienced king. As the clans settle their differences, a new threat arises from the heavens that threatens all of humanity.

The Inevitable War shows how a man, newly bestowed with the burdens of leadership, tackles his fears and takes on incredible obstacles for his family, his friends, and his people.

The Inevitable War: The Godslayer Book 1 is a 212-page hardback with a retail price of $24.00 (eBook $19.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6366-1232-4. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at

Verisk and Duck Creek Technologies Announce Enhanced Integration to Simplify, Streamline Insurer Workflows

Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading global provider of predictive analytics and decision-support solutions, today announced its claims management solution, XactAnalysis®, now has a prebuilt integration with the Duck Creek Platform, enabling insurers to simplify and streamline claims workflows. Duck Creek Technologies (Nasdaq: DCT) is a leading provider of core system solutions for the property/casualty insurance industry.

The Duck Creek Platform now connects with XactAnalysis out of the box through Duck Creek’s Content Exchange, the company’s online marketplace for add-ons and services that enhance insurers’ digital ecosystems. XactAnalysis is a powerful full-cycle claims system provided by Xactware, a Verisk business. This accelerated integration allows insurers to seamlessly transmit claims data between the Duck Creek Platform and XactAnalysis, saving time and eliminating the need to enter the same information into multiple claims systems.

“Insurers are continually searching for ways to increase efficiency and eliminate unnecessary steps in their workflows, and this new-and-improved integration helps achieve that aim,” said Jeff Wargin, Chief Product Officer at Duck Creek Technologies. “Now mutual clients of Duck Creek and Verisk can reap the benefits of this integration immediately after deployment without having to spend weeks building a special integration to connect the two systems.”

“We welcome the opportunity to offer this enhanced integration with Duck Creek as part of our ecosystem of open, extendable solutions,” Xactware President Mike Fulton said. “By augmenting the integration between these two ecosystems, Duck Creek and Verisk are improving the claims experience for both our insurer clients and their policyholders.”

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About Verisk

Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) provides predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in the insurance, energy and specialized markets, and financial services industries. More than 70 percent of the FORTUNE 100 relies on the company’s advanced technologies to manage risks, make better decisions and improve operating efficiency. The company’s analytic solutions address insurance underwriting and claims, fraud, regulatory compliance, natural resources, catastrophes, economic forecasting, geopolitical risks, as well as environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the company continues to make the world better, safer and stronger, and fosters an inclusive and diverse culture where all team members feel they belong. With more than 100 offices in nearly 35 countries, Verisk consistently earns certification by Great Place to Work. For more:, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

About Duck Creek Technologies

Duck Creek Technologies (Nasdaq: DCT) is a leading provider of core system solutions to the P&C and General insurance industry. By accessing Duck Creek OnDemand, the company’s enterprise Software-as-a-Service solution, insurance carriers are able to navigate uncertainty and capture market opportunities faster than their competitors. Duck Creek’s functionally rich solutions are available on a standalone basis or as a full suite, and all are available via Duck Creek OnDemand.

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Oyster Creek, TX Author Publishes Thriller

The Mason Murders: Blood of the Innocent, a new book by Melissa Dawn Wooten, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

On the run and hiding from an abusive relationship, a young woman attempts to start over in a new town only to lose herself in a slowly unraveling story of murder, mystery, and ghostly happenings in The Mason Murders: Blood of the Innocent.

About the Author
Melissa Dawn Wooten loves to write not only books but poetry. She has two children and has been married for twenty-eight years.

The Mason Murders: Blood of the Innocent is a 44-page paperback with a retail price of $10.00 and eBook ($5.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6480-4073-3. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at