Friday, February 11, 2011

Craig Morgan Becomes Latest Record Deal Casualty

It is being reported across several media outlets that Craig Morgan and his label BNA Records have amicably parted ways. Morgan started his career on Atlantic Records in 2000, where he released three singles before moving to Broken Bow Records in 2001 after Atlantic was shut down. He scored several hits at Broken Bow, including "Almost Home," "Redneck Yacht Club" and the four week No. 1 "That's What I Love About Sunday" before moving to BNA.

Morgan just returned from Iraq this week, his ninth overseas visit to our US troops stationed abroad. During his visit to Camp Victory in Baghdad on Monday, Morgan and his band played for approximately 1,000 soldiers stationed at the base. Jeremy, husband of Tawny Plate (Creative Artists Agency), who is on his 3rd deployment, shared his photos and thoughts from the visit..."The music sounded great and Craig kept the audience laughing with witty remarks and off-the-cuff humor," shared Jeremy. "After the show he signed autographs and he and his band spoke with everyone who attended. By far this was the best show I've seen while deployed!"

In addition, Sony Music (parent company of BNA) significantly downsized this week with the departure of Exec. VP/A&R Renee Bell, Sr. Dir./Digital Marketing David Gales, Mgr./Marketing & Media Operations and 18 year company vet Britta Coleman, Legal Coordinator Kendra Miles and Sr. Director/Strategic Marketing Paul Williams.

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