HOT SCHATZ PR ANNOUNCES CLOSE OF 12-YEAR PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH COUNTRY STAR TRACE ADKINS

Nashville, TN – December 20, 2010 - The curtain is soon to close on one of Music Row’s longest-lasting and most successful relationships as Schatzi Hageman, President and founder of Hot Schatz PR, has announced that she will be ending her business relationship with country star Trace Adkins, effective at the end of the year.

Hageman and Adkins have worked together since 1998, a period in which he has become one of the genre’s most visible and successful artists.

“I’m so proud of what Trace and I have been able to accomplish over all these years,” says Hageman. “We’ve had an amazing partnership that has been one of the true highlights of my career. However, these types of collaborative efforts truly benefit from fresh perspective now and again and I’ve decided now is the best time to write the final chapter in our working relationship.”

Hageman will continue to seek out new opportunities to lend her expertise to artists she believes have the vision and talents to compete in today’s fertile but highly competetive environment.

“Changes like these are difficult, but they can be very invigorating and energizing, as well,” Hageman continues. “I’m really looking forward to new collaborations that are as fruitful as what Trace and I have had.”