Monday, September 18, 2006
– Tim McGraw and producer Byron Gallimore announced Monday they are starting a new label with the first release to be the soundtrack to the movie, "Flickie," which stars McGraw.
The label will be called StyleSonic Records,which will partner with Fox 2000 and Curb Records for the "Flicka" soundtrack out Oct. 17. McGraw will make his starring role debut in the film when it is released in theatres Oct. 20.
“I am so excited to officially announce the new label,” said McGraw. “This is a dream Byron and I have had for a long time – we were excited to be asked to work on the soundtrack, and we also have several new artists that we are in the studio working on.”
Gallimore is one of Nashville’s top record producer who includes among his credits McGraw, Faith Hill, LeeAnn Womack, John Michael Montgomery, Sugarland and Phil Vassar. He has been named Billboard’s number 1 Hot Country Producer multiple times, as well as an ACM and CMA producer of the year in 1994 and 1999 respectively.
Gallimore and McGraw first began discovering and producing outside music together in 1996 when they joined efforts on Jo Dee Messina’s career-launching self-titled record. They went on to co-produce her 1998 release of "I'm Alright," whose first three single releases from the album all went to number 1 - “ByeBye,” “I’m Alright,” and “Stand Beside Me."
"I’m looking forward to working with Tim, finding some great new artists and making records together,” said Gallimore from his studio in Nashville. “It’s an amazing time in our careers and this new label creates an outlet for the artists we want to work with.”
McGraw said the soundtrack "is the perfect launch for StyleSonic. It combines some familiar names with new music that fit the movie perfectly.”
The “Flicka” soundtrack, for which McGraw also serves as Executive Producer, is a combination of old and new music.
“We worked with director Michael Mayer, the producers, Fox Music Department and music supervisor Jason Alexander to create a soundtrack the captures the spirit of the book and the movie,” said McGraw. The album tracks range from the Donovan classic “Catch the Wind,” to current tracks from Natasha Bedingfield, Gemma Hayes, Chantal Kreviazuk, Becki Ryan and John Paul White to newly recorded music from the Warren Brothers, Holly Williams, Catherine Raney and McGraw’s band, the Dancehall Doctors. McGraw himself lends his voice and writing skills (with Tom Douglas) to a song written especially for the movie, “My Little Girl,” which has been released as the lead single.