James Barker Band signs with RECORDS Nashville
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James Barker Band signs with RECORDS Nashville

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 – RECORDS Nashville, industry veteran Barry Weiss' joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment, signed Canadian group James Barker Band.

The quartet will drop their label-debut single "Meet Your Mama" this Friday. Matt Stell, George Birge and Erin Kinsey also are on the label.

"From the live show to the songwriting the James Barker Band is the real deal," said RECORDS Nashville Executive Vice President Joe Fisher. "The new music is outstanding, and the RECORDS team is really excited to be working with them."

Made up of James Barker (lead vocals/guitar), Taylor Abram (guitar/background vocals), Connor Stephen (drums) and Bobby Martin (bass), the has enjoyed four GOLD-certified number one tracks with singles like "Chills," "Keep It Simple," "Over All Over Again" and "New Old Trucks."

"We're so excited to be working with a crew that has a 'music first' mentality," said Barker. "The whole RECORDS team is so driven and focused on releasing world class projects, and we can't wait to crush it together with them going into this next season."

The quartet grew up within an hour of each other in rural towns surrounding Toronto. In 2017, "Chills" hit the top of Billboard's Canadian Hot 100 chart. They also released a GOLD-certified EP, "Game On."

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