Lyric Street Nashville Closes
April 14, 2010 at 1:22 PM (PT)
ALL ACCESS has learned that LYRIC STREET RECORDS is closing its doors in NASHVILLE.
“The LYRIC STREET team has had an amazing run, building a slate of well-known artists including the superstar act, RASCAL FLATTS,” said BOB CAVALLO, Chairman of DISNEY MUSIC GROUP. “But given the changing nature of the music business and the more streamlined priorities of the Studios, we need to find alternative ways to create and market new artists and their music to consumers. I’m tremendously proud of what the team has accomplished.”
According to the official press release from the DISNEY MUSIC GROUP, the closure of LYRIC STREET will be phased, keeping a core promotions team in place to continue to market and promote the label’s current records. RASCAL FLATTS will be transitioned to another DMG label in order to focus attention on the successful launch of their upcoming fall album.
Since opening in 1997, LYRIC STREET RECORDS has been the home to multi-platinum artists RASCAL FLATTS, SHeDAISY, AARON TIPPIN, LOVE & THEFT, SARAH BUXTON, and newcomers TYLER DICKERSON and KEVIN FOWLER as well as AMERICAN IDOL alums JOSH GRACIN and BUCKY COVINGTON.
The following people will be exiting as of FRIDAY (4/16):
KIRK BOYER can be reached at (615) 417-1285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CINDY HEATH can be reached at (615) 429-2203 or email@example.com.
ASHLEY HERON can be reached at (615) 828-7180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KATIE McCARTNEY can be reached at (615) 995-4614 or email@example.com.
CHRIS PALMER can be reached at (615) 417-7486 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JACKIE SCHWARZ can be reached at (615) 636-9989 or email@example.com.