Bryan Stewart has been with Curb Records for 20 years and has overseen major hits with the label including LeAnn Rimes’ “Can’t Fight The Moonlight”, from the motion picture film, Coyote Ugly. Stewart is currently completing new albums from award winning artists, LeAnn Rimes and Wynonna. Stewart is responsible for also signing Kyle Jacobs, who along with Jon Stone has produced three consecutive number one records for Lee Brice, including his current number one single “I Drive Your Truck”.
Having worked with the label since 2004, Kelly Lynn Janson has a history of finding top quality songs that have been recorded by the likes of Tim McGraw (“Better Than I Used To Be”), Rodney Atkins (“Cleaning This Gun” and “Farmer’s Daughter”), Clay Walker (“Fall” which was also a pop hit for Curb Records by American Idol’s Kimberley Locke) and more.
Mike Curb said, “We are very excited about our A&R team and particularly the fact that all of us have worked together for so many years, and we’re proud of the tremendous roles that these individuals have played in our company’s success.”
About Curb Records:
Having recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, Curb Records is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb since 1962, Curb Records has achieved over 300 number one records, over 1,500 hundred Top Ten records and charted over 4,500 total records. Today’s roster includes some of the top names in Country, Christian and Pop/Rock music. Curb Records was honored as Billboard Magazine’s 2001 Country Music Label of the Year and Radio & Records Magazine’s 2005 Overall Gold Label of the Year. For more information, visit www.curb.com
Lee Brice’s back-to-back-to-back number one hits
coincide with country music award shows
Hot new duo American Young performs
at ACM Songwriter Show
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 9, 2013)
– A toast was made in Las Vegas at the stroke
of midnight Sunday night to celebrate award-winning
singer/songwriter Lee Brice’s new #1 single, “I Drive
Your Truck”. The poignant ballad joins his previous
2 number one songs as singles that also happened to peak
the same week as major country award shows. “A
Woman Like You” went #1 the week of the 2012 ACM
Awards. The follow up single “Hard To Love” hit the
top spot later that year during the week of the CMA
Awards, and following suit, “I Drive Your Truck” reached
the pinnacle during ACM Awards week this year. Curb
Records is gearing up for the 4th single, “Parking
Lot Party”, off the current album.
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Pictured (from L-R):
Front row - Kristy Osmunson / American Young, Curb Records radio promotion representatives Stephanie O'Donnell & Annie Sandor.
Back row - Jon Stone / American Young, Curb Records' Mike Rogers & Taylor Childress, and Lee Brice.
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The only legal effect of the ruling by the Court of Appeals yesterday was to affirm the trial court’s earlier decision that one of the remedies requested by Curb Records against Mr. McGraw, injunctive relief (i.e., a ruling by the court preventing Mr. McGraw from recording elsewhere until he had fully performed under his recording agreement with Curb Records), was not appropriate under the particular facts and circumstances of this case. We respectfully disagree with today’s ruling by the Court of Appeals on that issue, and we intend to continue to pursue this issue, including through the further appeals process as appropriate, in light of the significance of the underlying principles involved.
Those principles include our belief that contracts must be enforced as written, and in particular that exclusive personal services agreements with individuals, such as Mr. McGraw, who possess unique and extraordinary talent, must be subject to enforcement by injunctive relief. This is particularly true in the music industry, where companies invest millions of dollars based on the enforceability of such exclusivity provisions. As such, the principles involved are material not just to Curb Records, but to the viability of the music industry in Tennessee as a whole, as well as all other industries that contract with such unique and extraordinary talents.
PLATINUM AND GOLD CERTIFICATIONS
FOR RODNEY ATKINS, LEE BRICE, STEVE HOLY,
TIM MCGRAW, HANK WILLIAMS, JR.
Nashville, Tenn. (September 13, 2012) - Blazing into the fourth quarter of 2012, Curb Records is celebrating some serious heavy metal success with a number of their top country stars striking gold and platinum status in digital sales. The latest stack of RIAA certifications adds to the decades of top awards and accolades for the label, which has just marked its 50th Anniversary as one of the industry’s leading independent music companies.The trail of gold and platinum albums for Curb dates back to 1962 when the company was founded by Mike Curb. Clearly a visionary, Curb has continually adapted to a changing music industry. The label looks forward to the last quarter of 2012 and into 2013 with a number of exciting new projects and releases.
The following records for Rodney Atkins, Tim McGraw, Lee Brice, Steve Holy and Hank Williams Jr. were recently certified:
RIAA Certified Platinum
Rodney Atkins “Take A Back Road” 1.3+ Million
Rodney Atkins “Watching You” 1.04+ Million
Rodney Atkins “Farmer’s Daughter” 1.04+ Million
Tim McGraw “My Little Girl” 1.03+ Million
RIAA Certified Gold
Rodney Atkins “These Are My People” 533k+
Lee Brice “Hard To Love” 567k+
Tim McGraw “I Need You” 722k+
Tim McGraw “Southern Voice” 667k
Tim McGraw “If You’re Reading This” 651k+
Tim McGraw “Something Like That” 569k+
Tim McGraw “Last Dollar (Fly Away)” 523k+
Steve Holy “Brand New Girlfriend” 518k+
Hank Williams Jr. “A Country Boy Can Survive” 776k+
For more information, visit www.Curb.com.
About Curb Records
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Curb Records is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb since 1962, Curb Records has achieved 432 number one records, over 1,500 hundred Top Ten records and charted over 4,500 total records. Today’s roster includes some of the top names in Country, Christian and Pop/Rock music. Curb Records was honored as Billboard Magazine’s 2001 Country Music Label of the Year and Radio & Records Magazine’s 2005 Overall Gold Label of the Year.
“LET IT START WITH ME” CAMPAIGN MESSAGE TO BE BUILT AROUND #98 CAR & DRIVER MICHAEL McDOWELL
(Nashville, Tennessee) – March 14, 2012 – In a unique partnership Curb Records, one of the world’s leading independent music companies, and Christian radio leader K-LOVE are joining forces to bring an inspirational message to the fast track world of NASCAR in 2012.The partnership will focus on sponsorship of the #98 K-LOVE Car – the Ford Fusion piloted by 5th year NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Michael McDowell for the Phil Parsons / Curb-Agajanian Racing team. The theme Curb is bringing to the K-LOVE Car this season will be “Let It Start With Me,” a messaging originally targeted by the recent Dove Award nominated song of the same name by Curb Records’ Christian band, No Other Name. The alliance of Curb Records and K-LOVE in sponsoring the car’s branding highlights a dedicated campaign in bringing the inspirational theme of the Gospel to NASCAR with a message designed to encourage Christians to live out the reality of Jesus Christ in their own lives as well as impacting their families and communities.
A dedicated Christian, 28 year old Michael McDowell is well known within the racing world as a winning young driver and his open declaration of faith with an inspirational track side program, Finish A Winner. McDowell took the K-LOVE car to a 30th place finish in his second Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race in February. K-LOVE is marking a third season of partnership with McDowell who is onboard to pilot the #98 K-LOVE car emblazoned with the Let It Start With Me branding for the entire 2012 Sprint Cup Season.
Mike Curb, owner of Curb Records, has a long and highly successful history of race team ownership in the NASCAR and open-wheel ranks. He became a partner with Phil Parson Racing this season. As the visionary founder of the Curb label imprint that bears his name, Curb oversees a successful Christian label roster that includes such award winning artists as multi-Grammy and Dove winner Natalie Grant, Selah, MIKESCHAIR, No Other Name, Marie Miller, and others.
Headquartered in Rockin, California, K-LOVE’s Christian music is heard throughout the US in major media markets including: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, Kansas City, and Phoenix. K-LOVE is on over 440 FM signals in more than 45 states throughout the US and a huge online audience at KLOVE.Com with a combined weekly audience of more than 6 million listeners.
To expand on the alliance, the Let It Start With Me campaign strategy will extend behind the national branding sponsorship of the #98 car to include a series of faith based initiatives track side. Curb artists will participating in race day events, prayer services and concerts.
For more information on how to make a difference, visit www.letitstartwithme.com.
NEW TIM McGRAW SONG AVAILABLE TOMORROW
IN ADVANCE OF NEW “EMOTIONAL TRAFFIC” ALBUM
(Nashville, Tennessee) -- January 16, 2011 -- In advance of next week’s January 24th release to retail of Tim McGraw’s latest studio album, Emotional Traffic, Curb Records and NPR have teamed up to promote Tim’s album as part of the “First Listen Series” offering NPR.org, NPR member stations, and NPR mobile applications a stream of the entire album starting January 16th through January 24th. The “First Listen Series” is promoted in a number of outlets, including prominent homepage placement on NPR.org andNPR.org/music, with additional messaging on all social platforms.
In addition, Curb Records is announcing the fourth digital single, Halo, from the album now being made available as aniTunes exclusive.
Halo will be available for single download on January 17th – marking the fourth new song from the album being released. The One That Got Away was released last week in digital format from the new Emotional Traffic project.
His first full-on studio album since 2009, the new McGraw offering is expected to have a strong opening week showing at retail. The 12 song collection features both McGraw’s latest #1 single,Felt Good On My Lips, and his current chart climber, Better Than I Used To Be. The re-teaming in studio with long time producer Byron Gallimore is a fresh reminder of Tim McGraw’s remarkable creative endurance as a major voice in country music over the past three decades. To date, he has sold more than 44 million units of music, compiling 32 #1 singles and 60 plus major career industry awards that include multiple Grammy, CMA, ACM and People’s Choice Award wins.
2012 will be a good year for Tim McGraw fans hoping to catch their favorite artist in concert. In June, McGraw will join Kenny Chesney on the Brothers of the Sun tour. The large stadium schedule will hit more than 20 major market venues between June and August. Markets already confirmed include Tampa, Atlanta, Dallas, Philadelphia, Nashville, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Anaheim, and Washington, DC.