Big day for Columbus musicians signing to prominent labels! Just got word that country rocker Lydia Loveless signed with Chicago twang stronghold Bloodshot Records. Look for the official announcement and more details later today.

EDIT: Official word is in. Loveless will release her first Bloodshot album this fall. Furthermore: "In her first appearance as an official Bloodshot artist, Lydia will be performing on February 20th at North Star Bar in Philadelphia, PA at our Philly Brew Bash, along with new labelmates Eddie Spaghetti, Whitey Morgan and the 78's, and Jon Langford. She will also be performing at Bloodshot's legendary SXSW party at the Yard Dog Gallery in March."

On the home front, she'll play Woodlands Tavern on Feb. 17.