The Valory Music Co. Signs Thomas Rhett And Celebrates Four Years In Business
November 2, 2011 at 11:58 AM (PT)
THE VALORY MUSIC CO. has announced the signing of THOMAS RHETT to its roster. THOMAS is a GEORGIA native and his father is Country artist RHETT AKINS.
In 2010, while still a student at LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY in NASHVILLE, THOMAS signed his first publishing deal with EMI. Shortly thereafter he landed his first cut on BROKEN BOW artist JASON ALDEAN’s album MY KINDA PARTY with the song “I Ain’t Ready To Quit.”
“I honestly can't believe all of this is finally here! I am so pumped to be working with THE VALORY MUSIC COMPANY!” said THOMAS. “There is no doubt in my mind that SCOTT BORCHETTA and his staff are the most caring, family-oriented, hardest working team in the business. It truly is an honor to be labelmates with BRANTLEY, JUSTIN and REBA.”
"The first time I saw THOMAS perform I couldn't believe my ears and eyes," BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP Pres./CEO SCOTT BORCHETTA said. "The label was on a self-imposed break from any new signings so I went into our initial meeting with no intention of signing an artist that day. Well, three songs into his acoustic set I said something along the lines of 'I'd like you to make records here'. Our VP/A&R, ALLISON JONES, looked at me in disbelief, as she was following my orders to stand down on any new signings. After her jaw hit the desk, we both had a good laugh and then convinced THOMAS he needed to be with us! His album is going to be great. The songs are great -- it's all just right there. 2012 is going to be very fun."
THOMAS is currently working on his debut album and is playing select support dates on labelmate BRANTLEY GILBERT’s FALL headlining tour.
In other VALORY MUSIC Co. news, they are celebrating their fourth anniversary TODAY (11/2), with the label launching in NASHVILLE at a press conference at the MUSICIAN’S HALL OF FAME on NOVEMBER 2nd, 2007. Congrats to SCOTT BORCHETTA, CHRIS LOSS and the whole VALORY MUSIC CO. staff on their many successes with artists REBA, JEWEL, JUSTIN MOORE, BRANTLEY GILBERT and JIMMY WAYNE.