Broken Bow Records & Red Distribution Announce Red Bow Records; Sign Joe Nichols & Rachel Farley
By: Matt Bjorke
Billed as a 'major music industry announcement' when invitations to the event were mailed earlier this week, Broken Bow Records and Red Distribution came through with the announcement of a new Joint-venture record label to be housed under the Broken Bow Label Group umbrella, joining Broken Bow Records and Stoney Creek Records. The new label is called Red Bow Records and in addition to the label announcement the label announced their first artist as Rachel Farley and then announced their second artist to be on the label as Joe Nichols, who signed his label contract at the event (pictured below).
BBR Music Group also announced a five year contract extension with Red Distribution, strengthening a partnership which is a decade into their run. The companies celebrated their successes with Craig Morgan, Jason Aldean, Thompson Square and Dustin Lynch prior to the announcement of the contract extension.
“We could have done this ourselves; however, we have a longstanding, trusted friendship and professional relationship with RED Distribution and RED President Bob Morelli,” says Benny Brown, President/ CEO of the BBR Music Group. “This new venture was a great way to further that relationship, which expands both our business models and creates new opportunities for both companies and for the artists on our labels.”
“We are thrilled to be expanding our very successful relationship with Benny Brown and BBR Music Group through the launch of RED BOW Records,” says Bob Morelli, President RED Distribution. “Benny is a Nashville visionary and we are excited to be partnering with an executive of his tremendous talents and accomplishments on this new venture. This agreement further underscores RED’s ongoing commitment to supporting independent labels and artists with innovative distribution and artist development solutions.”
Nichols most recently recorded for Show Dog-Universal until earlier this year. Nichols has four #1 singles, 8 Top 10 hits, four grammy nominations and 2.2 million in album sales to his credit. Joe will release his debut single and album with the label in 2013.
Farley has most recently been out on tour with Jason Aldean and will release her debut single to country radio in 2013 with an album scheduled to follow after that.