Shelia Shipley Biddy To Run John Michael's New Label
November 5, 2007 at 11:07 AM (PT)
Country artist JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY has announced the formation of his own independent label, STRINGTOWN RECORDS. SHELIA SHIPLEY BIDDY has been named President and will oversee the day-to-day operations. SHIPLEY BIDDY currently works as an artist manager at HALLMARK DIRECTION and will continue to handle those duties for WARNER BROS. artist RAY SCOTT and COMPADRE RECORDS' TRENT WILLMON in addition to her new duties at STRINGTOWN. Prior to joining HALLMARK, she served as President for VIVATON! and became the first female to head a major label in MUSIC CITY when she took the helm at DECCA in the mid 1990s.
HALLMARK DIRECTION will also provide management, business management and publicity for the label. Distribution as well as a radio promotion team are still being finalized and will be announced soon. The label's first release will MONTGOMERY's tenth studio album.
STRINGTOWN will be located at 713 18th Avenue South, NASHVILLE, TN 37203 and can be reached at (615) 340-8383 or faxed at (615) 340-9910. Check out their new website at www.stringtownrecords.com.