Jim Ed Norman Named Chief Creative Advisor for Curb Records

curb-logo Jim Ed Norman, former 22-year President of Warner Bros. Records Nashville, has accepted the position of Chief Creative Advisor for Curb Records. Bryan Stewart will continue to be Vice President of A&R and Kelly Lynn Janson will continue in her role as A&R Consultant.

While President of Warner Bros. Records Nashville, Norman launched artists including Blake Shelton, Faith Hill, Big & Rich, Dwight Yoakam, Randy Travis and more. During the same timeframe, Norman worked closely with Curb Records Chairman, Mike Curb in the joint ventured label, Curb/Warner. Norman will continue his association with the Curb Family Foundation and in his role as Sr. Fellow at the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt.

Stewart has been with Curb Records for 20 years and has overseen hits with the label including LeAnn Rimes’ “Can’t Fight The Moonlight,”  from the motion picture film, Coyote Ugly. Stewart is currently completing new albums from Rimes and Wynonna.  Stewart is responsible for also signing Kyle Jacobs, who along with Jon Stone has produced No. 1 records for Lee Brice, including his current number one single “I Drive Your Truck.”

Having worked with the label since 2004, Janson has a history of finding songs that have been recorded by the likes of Tim McGraw (“Better Than I Used To Be”), Rodney Atkins (“Cleaning This Gun” and “Farmer’s Daughter”), Clay Walker (“Fall”) and more.

Mike Curb said, “We are very excited about our A&R team and particularly the fact that all of us have worked together for so many years, and we’re proud of the tremendous roles that these individuals have played in our company’s success.”


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