Fontanel, co-owned by manager Marc Oswald, has launched Fontanel Records. The label is the brainchild of Oswald’s wife and member of music trio The Farm, Krista Marie Oswald. The label’s first release is Fontanel Family Christmas, a holiday record that showcases the musical talent of Fontanel employees. They encouraged 20 employees to record their favorite Christmas songs for the label’s debut album.
“I spend a tremendous amount of time at Fontanel,” stated Krista, “and continue to be amazed by all the incredible talent that so many of the Fontanel employees have. Whether it be a tour guide in the mansion serenading guests with one of their tunes or a Mandrell classic, a singing waiter at Cafe’ Fontanella, a staff member featured on the Studio Gallery stage, someone finger picking on Prichard’s Distillery’s front porch, or even another tickling the ivories on one of the pianos all over the property, music is everywhere at Fontanel.”
“We purchased the .com immediately,” she added, “and set up a website and began recording our debut album! What had begun as a simple “thank you” to the staff, turned into a magical project, filled with heart & soul, pride & love. Listening to each track on the Fontanel Family Christmas album, you feel each individual’s passion and dedication – and this is only the beginning. There is no telling what will come out of this employee driven label; the creativity and drive is unparalleled, and there are no boundaries.”
The Fontanel Family Christmas album can be purchased at The Fontanel Gift Shop at 4125 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37189.
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