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RECORDS ROLLS INTO TOWN
9/21/20

Barry WeissRECORDS will open an office in Nashville this month with Ash Bowers as President of RECORDS Nashville. For Bowers, a manager, songwriter, producer and former recording artist, it’s his first label executive gig.   

“We’re already stocked with talented artists, a killer promotion team and a legendary record guy at the helm with Barry Weiss. How great is that?” Bowers said.

Bowers co-founded of Wide Open Music, the management company that represents Jimmie Allen and Matt Stell. Stell, Allen, Keith Urban and Montgomery Gentry aare among ther acts who have recorded Bowers’ songs; he recorded for Stoney Creek.

“Ash has experienced success in all aspects of the music business,” Weiss said. “And while the role of label President may seem like a new title for him, there’s no one more fit to carry forth our fierce independent spirit and build upon RECORDS success in this market.”

RECORDS Nashville’s roster includes Stell, Chris Bandi, Jennifer Smestad, Lathan Warlick, Chase Martin and Dylan Brady.

The company has also added two radio promotion executives, Jamice Jennings and Andy Elliott as co-heads of promotion. Jennings comes over from in2une Nashville; Elliott was VP of Promotion for Garth BrooksPearl Records. Keith Gale of Good Company Entertainment will be a consultant to the label.