NASHVILLE, TN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/20/07 -- Nashville Records, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NSHV) is proud to announce that Collin Raye is the first of three prominent artists to be selected to record on the Nashville Records' label. He will also be featured on the Company's upcoming Christmas album.
Collin is considered one of the most magical and gifted singers in country music today with Fifteen #1 hits, including "Love Me," "That's My Story," "One Boy, One Girl," and "In This Life."
Collin has captured eight top five singles and fifteen #1 music videos. CMT (Country Music Television) lists four of Collin's videos among the top 100 music videos of all time; one certified gold album; and five certified platinum albums. Not only have 23 of Collin's 25 singles reached the top 10 on the country music charts, but he has also been nominated for thirteen ACM (Academy of Country Music), CMA (Country Music Association), and/or Dove Awards. His recent releases clearly demonstrate the breadth and depth of his musical artistry ranging from "The Walls Came Down" album, with its mastering of notes and lyric interpretation to his DVD/CD "Power In You"(performed live with the Salt Lake Symphony and the Choral Arts Society of Utah), which is filled with a variety of inspirational songs, both new and classical. His concert schedule continues to top 100 performances a year.
Recently, an entirely new management team has been assembled for Collin, headed by Pat Melfi and Ken Kragen. One of the best-known managers in the music business, Ken Kragen is an artist manager & television producer. He managed superstar Kenny Rogers for over 30 years as well as notable stars Trisha Yearwood, Travis Tritt and Lionel Richie. Kragen is arguably the most successful behind-the scenes operator in show businesses.
According to Nashville Records President, Gene Sibbett, the Company is already busy recording material for Collin's album, and will begin next week preparing for album and single releases. "Nashville Records and Collin's management team have put together some incredible plans for upcoming releases and videos that will once again clearly showcase Collin's charisma, passion and electrifying performance," emphasized Sibbett.
Nashville Records anticipates announcing the second of its label artists by the 4th quarter of 2007 and the third artist in the 2nd quarter of 2008. Along with these three prominent artists will be one male artist, just 27 years old, who has been garnering awards and being prepared for release. A second female artist, just 19 years old, who is not only gorgeous but her producer has stated she is one of the most gifted and unique voices to ever hit the scene. One of the Company goals is to sign only those artists, whose performances create widespread fanfare and product sales, while, at the same time, building a valuable publishing catalogue.
Nashville Records, Inc. is a Nashville-based record label located in the heart of Music Row. The key management and advisors were industry-retired individuals that were dissatisfied with the direction in which the music industry was headed. In the past, this combined management team is credited with sales of well into the billions of dollars and has been responsible for hundreds of charted hits.
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