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Boxing Champ Evander Holyfield Brings ‘Real Deal’ to Nashville

Posted in News on April 12, 2005
Four-time world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield held a press conference at BMI Nashville recently to discuss his entertainment venture, Real Deal Records.

Evander Holyfield, BMI's Bradley Collins, Eric Ryan

Holyfield was accompanied by Mike Trammell, GM of Real Deal, and Eric Ryan, a Salt Lake City singer/songwriter who is the label's first country artist. Ryan has recorded "NASCAR Cowboy," and he and Holyfield are in discussions with NASCAR officials about marketing the song.

Real Deal, based in Atlanta, is also developing gospel, r&b, hip-hop and jazz acts.

Real Deal's Mike Trammell, Evander Holyfield, Eric Ryan

Evander Holyfield with BMI's David Preston, Caroline Davis, Chrissy
Vargas and Mark Mason

photos by Barry McCloud