Tuesday, April 1, 2008
– Jamie O'Neal signed with 1720 Entertainment to their Nashville roster. A new single is expected to be released in early summer, with an album to follow in the fall. O'Neal most recently had been on Capitol and started her career on Mercury.
"I'm so excited about this new phase in my career," says O'Neal. "1720 is one of the most innovative and creative companies to hit Nashville, and I'm thrilled to be partnering with them."
O'Neal went gold with her first album, 2000's "Shiver." She earned three Grammy nods in 2002. The first single, "There Is No Arizona," went to number one on the charts, and she followed up with another chart topper with the self-penned, "When I Think About Angels." That same year, the ACM named her the Top New Female Vocalist.
O'Neal split with Mercury after her debut and later surfaced on Capitol Nashville. In 2005, O'Neal released her second album "Brave," which spawned 2 additional singles, "Trying To Find Atlantis" and "Somebody's Hero."
As a songwriter, O'Neal has had songs recorded by LeAnn Rimes, CeCe Winans and Martina McBride. She has had songs on the soundtracks of Bridget Jones' Diary, When We Were Soldiers and ABC's hit series, Desperate Housewives.
1720 Entertainment was established in 2004 by Johnson. The company based in Atlanta, opened its Nashville office in 2007. O'Neal joins rising country star Rissi Palmer on the Nashville roster.