Reba jumps to Valory label
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Reba jumps to Valory label

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 – Superstar Reba McEntire signed with The Valory Music Co., ending her long relationship with MCA Nashville. The move, which has been the subject of questions for about a year, reunites McEntire with industry Scott Borchetta, now President & CEO of Big Machine Records and The Valory Music Co.

At MCA, Borchetta was senior vice president of promotion, helping guide McEntire's career. While working with Borchetta at MCA Nashville, McEntire earned 14 number 1 singles and sold over 22 million albums.

"It is as if a day hasn't even passed," says Borchetta. "The toughest thing about leaving MCA-Nashville again was leaving behind this relationship that I value so much. It is with great honor that I announce today that Reba McEntire will now exclusively record for The Valory Music Co." Valory is a sister label to Big Machine.

"I am thrilled to be joining the Valory team. Scott and I worked together on some of the biggest singles of my career, and I am excited to renew our partnership," McEntire said.

Jewel, Jimmy Wayne, Emerson Drive and newcomer Justin Moore also are on Valory.

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