Canadian artist Sykamore signs with new venture
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
– Canadian singer Sykamore is the first artist to sign with Music Knox Records, a joint venture between country music producer Michael Knox and BBR Music Group/BMG.
Sykamore moved to Nashville in 2017 after being discovered on Twitter by hit songwriter, Rhett Akins. Soon after, she signed a publishing deal with Home Team (founded by Akins and his son, Thomas Rhett, as a joint-venture with Roc Nation). In 2018, Sykamore self-released an EP, "Self Medicine," that has garnered more than 1.4 million streams to date.
"I'm honored to be the first artist signed to Music Knox," said Sykamore. "The passion Michael has brought to this project as A&R and producer is truly amazing, and it makes me so excited for what's next. The BBR/BMG family has been incredible, and I can't wait to work with them and put out some great songs."
"We couldn't be prouder to have her as our first signing. When I first heard Sykamore, her voice grabbed my attention immediately. Being a song guy, when I found out that she was a writer on everything I was hearing, it was a no brainer for me," said Knox. "We are very excited for everyone to hear what we love about Sykamore."
The Carseland, Alberta, Canada native was raised on a fourth-generation cattle ranch in a house built by her great grandfather. Growing up listening to the Dixie Chicks, fellow Canadian Shania Twain and Zac Brown Band, Sykamore began creating her own music in 2012.
Knox produces Jason Aldean, who records for Broken Bow Records.