Trace Adkins Signs With Show Dog-Universal Music
January 13, 2010 at 2:57 PM (PT)
At a press conference held this afternoon in NASHVILLE by SHOW DOG-UNIVERSAL MUSIC and anchored by label Principal TOBY KEITH and President MARK WRIGHT, it was announced that CAPITOL RECORDS artist TRACE ADKINS has signed with SHOW DOG-UNIVERSAL MUSIC.
TRACE said: "I've had 15 great years at CAPITOL and I respect and appreciate everyone I've worked with there. But, the excitement surrounding this merger is very invigorating and I'm really excited about the future and the opportunities and possibilities that are ahead at SHOW DOG-UNIVERSAL MUSIC."
TOBY added: ""I'm so excited to be working with TRACE. We both worked the same old bar circuit of the Southwest years ago at the same time. We are just alike and see eye to eye in so many ways. Me and the entire SHOW DOG-UNIVERSAL MUSIC staff are ready to tear it up for him."
WRIGHT said: "The first time I heard 'Every Light In The House', I asked myself, 'Why didn't I sign this guy?', and now I finally get to work with him. TOBY and I are looking forward to teaming up with TRACE; he is
truly an exciting addition to the SHOW DOG-UNIVERSAL MUSIC family."
Today was also TRACE's birthday and he was surprised with a birthday cake and serenade from his new label.
The press conference was held to discuss the recent merger between SHOW DOG and UNIVERSAL SOUTH (NET NEWS 12/18). WRIGHT said that all artist rosters from both labels will remain the same.