Lost Highway Records Celebrates 10th Anniversary
January 18, 2011 at 3:38 PM (PT)
NASHVILLE-based LOST HIGHWAY RECORDS celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with a special vinyl reissue series and a much-anticipated showcase during the SOUTH-BY-SOUTHWEST MUSIC CONFERENCE in AUSTIN.
LOST HIGHWAY will commemorate its anniversary throughout 2011 by releasing 20 different titles from its extensive and diverse catalog on limited-edition clear vinyl. This series will begin on JANUARY 25th with releases of RYAN ADAMS’ "Gold" and the soundtrack of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" That will be followed on FEBRUARY 15th with releases of HAYES CARLL’s "KMAG YOYO" and DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS’ "Southern Rock Opera." MARCH will see the vinyl releases of LUCINDA WILLIAMS and BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS’ newest releases.
On MARCH 18th, LOST HIGHWAY will team up with BMI to hold a concert at the new AUSTIN CITY LIMITS studio called THE MOODY THEATER. Artists performing include WILLIAMS, ROBERT EARL KEEN, CARLL, LEWIS and special guests.
LOST HIGHWAY was created by LUKE LEWIS, chairman of UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP NASHVILLE, who also oversees MERCURY and MCA RECORDS NASHVILLE. "I started dreaming of a label that might be a haven for artists that make enduring music not driven by hits on the radio," LEWIS said. "Only singer-songwriters need apply. Lots of people told me, ‘You can’t do that inside a major label,’ and hearing that made me crazy. I believed that if we were truly discerning and only signed great artists, we could create a brand that would in turn both serve UNIVERSAL and the artist."