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"We've seen a lot of changes within the country music community this past year. However, I truly believe that country music is on the rebound and creating a new country label is a reflection of my confidence in it."
——Mike Curb, Chairman/Founder, Curb Records
CURB’S ENTHUSIASM
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New Label Launch
Music veteran Mike Curb confirmed the formation of a second country imprint. Curb founded the highly successful Curb Records, home to LeAnn Rimes among others.

The as yet unnamed label will reunite the team of Rob Dalton, Doug Johnson and Jack Lameier.

"We've seen a lot of changes within the country music community this past year," Curb said in a statement. "However, I truly believe that country music is on the rebound and creating a new country label is a reflection of my confidence in it."

Dalton, former VP of Promotion for Epic Nashville will head up the new label as VP of Country Promotion. Johnson, previous head of Giant Records and past VP of A&R at Epic Nashville, will assume A & R responsibilities. Lameier will consult.

Rounding out the team will be Mike Rogers, former National Promotion Director of Columbia Nashville, as Director, Southeast Regional Promotions. Mark Westcott, former Midwest Regional for Epic assumes new duties as Director, Midwest Regional Promotions. Rick Cardarelli, Keith Greer and John Curb will complete the team as Director, Northeast Regional Promotions, Director, Southwest Regional Promotions and Director, Western Regional Promotions respectively. Mary Befera will come on board as Promotion Coordinator.

"The opportunity to work for Mike Curb is exciting and inspiring," said Dalton. "I look forward to great things. Doug Johnson is one of the best song men in this business and to work with him again should be amazing. We had a lot of hits together. To be with Jack Lameier, Mike Rogers and Mark Westcott again is like a family reunion. Combine all that with John Curb, Keith Greer and Rick Cardarelli in the field and we've come to play."

Johnson added, "The opportunity to be part of a new label with Mike Curb and to be reunited with Rob and Jack excites me! Their level of passion, commitment, experience, respect and work ethic is impeccable."

An announcement of the confirmed label name and artist roster is forthcoming.

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