Tony Benken To Leave Music Industry To Start His Own Business
July 12, 2012 at 2:01 PM (PT)
QUARTERBACK RECORDS VP/Promotion TONY BENKEN is leaving the company to open his own in NASHVILLE. The announcement was made by QUARTERBACK RECORDS founder, CHRIS ALUMS. BENKEN joined QUARTERBACK in JANUARY, 2011.
"It's with 20 years of fond memories (CHESNEY, ALDEAN, ALABAMA, ALDEAN, LORRIE, CRAIG, MARTINA and others), that I announce my retirement from the music business to pursue my other passion, cigars. I thank JOHN (ETTINGER) and CHRIS for their terrific friendship and thank the QUARTERBACK team, which I've been honored to lead,” said BENKEN.
BENKEN and business partner, SCOTT PARTRIDGE, will open BIG STAR CIGAR in MT. JULIET, TN on SEPTEMBER 1st. "We invite everyone in the music business to come buy your cigars from us,” BENKEN added.
BENKEN’S new e-mail will be Tony@BigStarCigar.com.