The Country Thunder Rolls In Music City
February 21, 2007 at 6:49 AM (PT)
HERB GRAHAM and DOC GONZALES of GRAHAM ARTIST MANAGEMENT/NASHVILLE have formed COUNTRY THUNDER RECORDS, the latest indie label to debut in MUSIC CITY. The label launch was announced yesterday (2/20), along with the first staff appointments and the debut artist. The promotion staff will consist of industry veterans JIM DORMAN, RICK BAUMGARTNER and DAVE KIRTH.
DORMAN most recently served as PD for CITADEL Country WSJR/WILKES BARRE and has also worked for Country KTOM/MONTERREY and ATLANTIC RECORDS/NASHVILLE. He will work the Northeast and Midwest regions and can be reached at email@example.com and (615) 428-2626.
BAUMGARTNER's impressive resume includes VP/Promo stints at RUST RECORDS, BROKEN BOW RECORDS and ATLANTIC. In this new gig he will cover the Southeast region as well as part of the Southwest. Reach out to him at firstname.lastname@example.org and (615) 327-2788.
KIRTH was also part of the team at RUST RECORDS and, like DORMAN, has served in the PD capacity at KTOM/MONTERREY. He will now be responsible for the West Coast region as well as the remaining portion of the Southwest. You can contact him at email@example.com and (615) 428-3618.
The first release from the new label will be JAMIE LEE THURSTON's "People Out There," set to hit radio in mid-APRIL. Stay tuned to ALL ACCESS for more label details, staff announcements and artist signings as they are announced.