Songwriter/producer Jimmy Ritchey has announced a new collaborative venture, Vibe Room Music. A newly-established Music Row assembly located at 38 Music Square East, 2nd Floor, Vibe Room Music is made up of Ritchey, publishing veteran Jeff Carlton and a variety of multi-talented songwriters. The company is poised to introduce a library of compositions in a variety of styles suited for a multitude of formats.
Ritchey has also announced the signing of Pam Tillis to Vibe Room Music. Over the course of her 30-year career, Tillis has enjoyed top ten hits including her co-written “One of Those Things” and “Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life).” She was named the CMA’s Female Vocalist of the Year in 1994. Her songs have been recorded by an assortment of artists including Chaka Khan, Dolly Parton, Martina McBride, Gloria Gaynor, Conway Twitty, Lorrie Morgan, Holly Dunn, and Sweethearts of the Rodeo.
“Pam’s reputation speaks for itself,” Ritchey says. “Her name alone gives Vibe the ‘Wow!’ factor. She is one talented lady and represents the Tillis dynasty with poise, grace, wit and tenacity. We’re thrilled to be working with her, and I have no doubt the best is yet to come from Pam.”
A co-writer on George Strait’s current Top 5 single, “I Gotta Get To You,” as well as the title cut from Strait’s latest album, Ritchey was also instrumental in discovering Jake Owen and co-wrote Owen’s latest single, “Tell Me.” He has produced records for Clay Walker, Mark Chesnutt and Tommy Shane Steiner. He is presently working on recording projects with Blaine Larsen, Star De Azlan, and new Sony Records artist Joanna Smith.
Day-to-day operations in the Vibe Room will be handled by Carlton, who will serve as Vice President. Carlton brings 30-years experience to the organization. He has worked with writers including Tony Martin, Lee Miller, Bobby Pinson, Monty Criswell, Erin Enderlin, and Tommy Karlas, as well as Ritchey.
In addition to Tillis, the Vibe Room Music roster of songwriters includes Treehouse recording artist Larsen and artist/writer Sam Hunt. Nancy Tuck is Director of Administration.