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The Boxmasters sign with label, CD coming in '15

Friday, September 12, 2014 – The Boxmasters, and Americana/rock band with actor Billy Bob Thornton, signed with 101 Ranch Records, it was announced Friday.

The group will release a new single through the label later this year, with a double album and tour in early 2015.

The Boxmasters previously released three albums on Vanguard Records. They referred o their music as "Modbilly" - rockabilly and British Invasion influences. Formed in 2007, The Boxmasters consists of Teddy Andreadis, J.D. Andrew, Brad Davis and Thornton.

"The Boxmasters are a tremendously talented band known for their diversity, wide range and prolificacy," said Teresa Vinson, Vice President of Operations for the label. "We're thrilled that they have chosen 101 Ranch Records to continue their legacy as an Americana rock band and they are a welcome addition to the label roster alongside Mark Collie."

The Boxmasters are writing and collaborating with Collie on his 101 Ranch Records debut as well, which will debut in 2015.

Based in Nashville and founded by RayLynn Records creator Bob Simpson, 101 Ranch Records previously announced Collie as its first signing.

Thornton and Collie will be guests on Kickin' It with Kix, Kix Brooks' American Country Countdown radio show this weekend.

101 Ranch Records marks the second record label venture from Texas businessman Simpson and wife Janice L. Simpson after their 2011 launch of the Christian label RayLynn Records.

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Christmas Cheer CD review - Christmas Cheer
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