Tuesday, May 27, 2008
– Alabama lead singer Randy Owen signed with Broken Bow Records, the home of Jason Aldean. The first single will ship June 11, and Owens' debut solo project, "One On One," will hit stores Nov. 11.
"Randy Owen has played a major role in country music's success over the past 25 years," said label owner Benny Brown. "And along the way he's been humble, generous and real. Randy's also a great family man and humanitarian. I speak for the entire BBR team when I say how excited we are to be in business with Randy. I can't wait for everyone to hear his first solo album."
Owen and Broken Bow worked together on his "Braid My Hair" release to raise money and awareness for Country Cares for St. Jude Kids.
Produced by John Rich, of Big & Rich fame, Owen wrote or co-wrote 7 of the 11 cuts on "One On One." "Signing with Broken Bow is something I'm truly excited about for me and my whole team," said Owen. "I definitely felt an immediate connection with everyone at the label and meeting Benny Brown and Brad Howell (general manager of Broken Bow) was like meeting people I grew up with - down home people like I am. We share a lot in common, and that's helpful when you're working together to get this music out there."
This past weekend, Owen and his family hosted their 25th annual Hereford Cattle Sale at his Tennessee River Music Ranch. More than $200,000 was raised for the Hereford Youth Foundation of America. On June 5, he and his 10-piece band will headline the opening night of the debut BamaJam Music & Arts Festival in Enterprise, Ala.
The music was originally slated to hit stores this spring on the newly-formed DMP Records. It was not clear why Owen switched to Broken Bow.