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image of Dean TsouvalasThe FML Insider can't be with a woman who gets drunker than me: Learn who has the digital juice, why lipstick holds power, what happens as we enter the home stretch and who may choke.

Drunker than Me
Making his FML debut is Trent Tomlinson, the man who simply says his songs "are real-life situations with kick-ass-guitar." Trent Tomlinson's debut album, Country is My Rock is proving to be a breakout disc. His hit eTrack 'Drunker than Me' is the fastest moving first eTrack from a new male artist this year. It's no wonder this singer songwriter has connected with his audience. "It's open a beer, sit in a lawn chair, let's have a party country," he says of his sound. "Songs," according to Tomlinson, "are one those places where you can hear someone talking about their problems and you say I'm not alone."
The songs on this hit record deal with heartbreak, the dark side of life and the hilarious look at being the responsible one a night on the town in -- 'Drunker than Me.'

Lipstick
Another one of Nashville's hottest new stars, Rockie Lynne is the only other FML debuting artist. His debut single, Lipstick is making a speedy rise up the eTracks. The former Army officer has been called a 'triple threat talent as a singer, songwriter and guitar whiz,' from the music community. However the year before he was signed to a record contract, this North Carolina native played over 200 one nighters in honkytonks, dive bars and clubs, all the while honing his craft. Lynne's self-titled debut album will be released in early May.

Birth of a Legend
Meet the next music mogul who has kept his ear to the ground for what seems like forever Fetzmonger. FML player, Fetzmonger is currently holds the first and second place positions in the Open League. The potential sweep by his labels Deadeye Records and Killshot Records would be a first for the FML. Keep your eye on the prize as next week diamonds drop.

Springtime Sing
Next week Diamond Bonuses are coming which may change any of the top spots held by Deadeye Records, Killshot Records and Furlough Records. If your artist achieves Diamond status, they would generate an additional 10 percent of the base revenue for all 13 weeks. That diamond bonus in week 13 might just earn you a notch or two higher in the rankings. And don't forget the top 20 players in the Open League win prizes.

Hook You Up
Now you have another amazing tool at your disposal to get seriously hooked up on the FML. Download the free Net Music Countdown Podcast. Get the inside scoop on your favorite artists, a quick look at who's atop the NMC eTracks charts, and who's going for the top prizes on our Fantasy Music League.

And from the Help desk Patty asks this question.

Hi. I'm confused. I am trying to register for the upcoming Open League game. I've paid $10, but I seem to be registered for an Indie League. How do I get my registration put in for the Open League? Thanks.

Dear Patty,

Don't be confused, you've done all right. Each season is 13 weeks, when you signup you play in the Indie League until the start of the next season, this way all players are competing for the same 13 week period. As soon as the trade deadline for week 13 passes (Monday at noon pt) the 'my labels' page will have your label for the Spring 2006 Open League Setup. At this time you'll have to double check that your roster is under the 70 million dollar budget, artist values change each week and we need a level playing field for all labels. You're allowed an unlimited number of artist switches to your Open League Setup roster during this week, and these changes will not effect the roster for the current season.

Good luck and enjoy the game.

Fantasy Music League Help Team

Dean Tsouvalas is the current writer of the Lycos 50 - the most popular people, places and things users are searching for online and the East Coast Editor of WIRED. Tsouvalas is a former ABC News Television producer of Prime Time Live and 20/20. Contact Dean, at insider@fantasymusicleague.com