Jamie O'Neal creates label
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
– Jamie O'Neal created her own indie label Momentum Label Group.
O'Neal, whose hits include There Is No Arizona, When I Think About Angels and Somebody's Hero, will oversee every aspect of Momentum Label Group, including serving as the producer to some of the label's expanding roster.
"I'm so excited about this amazing opportunity," said O'Neal. "I've had my own studio for many years, and being a part of the creative process has always been one of my favorite things about the music business. By having our own label, we can now help introduce the world to some exceptionally talented new artists."
The label assembled a staff of Nashville label veterans to oversee various label operations.
The label's flagship artist, Rachele Lynae, to release her debut single, Party 'Til the Cows Come Home in March.
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