NEW WEST RECORDS SIGNS STEVE EARLE
LABEL DEBUT DUE EARLY 2007
LOS ANGELES, CA - Cameron Strang, president of New West Records, is proud to announce the signing of Grammy award-winning artist Steve Earle. Earle plans to enter the studio this fall and his label debut will be released in the first half of 2007. New West is also sponsoring "The Steve Earle Show" on Air America.
"Signing Steve Earle is an honor. Steve is an artist in the truest sense of the word and is one of the finest songwriters America has ever produced. He is a passionate performer, writer and an activist who stands up for what he believes in. Everyone here at New West is thrilled to have the privilege to work with him and we look forward to great success," says Strang on the signing.
This will mark Earle's first album of all-new material since 2004's Grammy winning The Revolution Starts... Now and the longest he's gone between records in over a decade. Never one to remain idle, Earle's been busy with various other projects including producing a record for his wife (Allison Moorer), hosting a radio show on Air America, touring, and writing his first novel. In addition, his play, Karla, made it's New York debut.
Twenty years ago, Earle broke into the music scene with a #1 country record, Guitar Town, and he has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. His broad collection of work includes such critically acclaimed albums as Copperhead Road, Train a Comin', I Feel Alright, El Corazon, The Mountain and Transcendental Blues. His most recent work Jerusalem and The Revolution Starts... Now represents his outspoken political side.
He is co-managed by Danny Goldberg at Gold Village Entertainment and Burt Stein at Gold Mountain and is booked by Frank Riley at High Road Touring.
"When we were releasing Steve's records on Artemis I always admired the way that New West handled their artists and felt they were kindred spirits. Being able to work with RED again and to engage the extraordinary New West team will make this is an exciting new chapter in Steve's career," says Danny Goldberg.
New West Records LLC is a nine year old, wholly independent record label distributed in the United States by RED Distribution. In the past 12 months, the label has had six releases debut in the Top 200. With 109 releases to date, the roster includes Dwight Yoakam, Delbert McClinton, John Hiatt, Kris Kristofferson, The Flatlanders, Tim Easton, Vic Chesnutt, Drive-By Truckers, Randall Bramblett, Stephen Bruton, the Old 97's, Ben Lee, Buddy & Julie Miller and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion. With offices in Los Angeles and Austin TX, the company is staffed by a unique blend of music and business specialists. New West Records also exclusively represents PBS television program Austin City Limits.