Caroline, John Grady Launch I.R.S. Nashville
October 23, 2013 at 3:56 AM (PT)
CAROLINE and NASHVILLE-based music executive JOHN GRADY have formation of I.R.S. NASHVILLE. As the President of the label, GRADY will launch I.R.S. NASHVILLE with artist signings include STRIKING MATCHES and a posthumous release from music legend COWBOY JACK CLEMENT.
I.R.S. NASHVILLE will provide dedicated A&R and marketing resources for its artists and will integrate its efforts with those of the newly expanded CAROLINE, which will primarily provide commercial support, radio promotion and licensing resources to the label. GRADY will continue as a partner at CRUSH MANAGEMENT, representing WB artist ASHLEY MONROE, SONY artist KRISTEN KELLY and STRIKING MATCHES.
"I have been thinking about getting back into the record business for the last couple of years, and have been waiting for the right opportunity," GRADY said. "Artists need to continue to create, and they need a home to create in. We plan to give them one with I.R.S. NASHVILLE and thrive in the years to come.”
“NASHVILLE is the home to great music, and it’s both vital and overdue for CAROLINE to have a presence there," CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP EVP MICHELLE JUBELIRER stated. "The company couldn’t ask for a better partner than JOHN GRADY, who is such a highly-respected executive; he is clearly passionate about music and skilled in artist development and achieving long-term careers. All of us at CMG welcome JOHN and I.R.S. NASHVILLE to the family and pledge our strong support for their success.”