New Label Deals: Jason Aldean, Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn performed during the 2014 CMA Awards. Photo: CMA

Loretta Lynn performed during the 2014 CMA Awards. Photo: CMA

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, has inked a multi-album deal with Loretta Lynn. The new agreement covers several albums of new material, produced by Patsy L Russell and John Carter Cash, recorded over the past seven years at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tenn.

The first in the new series is slated for release in 2015, Lynn’s first since her Grammy-winning 2004 Van Lear Rose album with Jack White. The forthcoming recordings will explores Loretta’s musical history, from the Appalachian folk songs and gospel music to new interpretations of her classic hits and Country standards, to songs newly-written for the project. Intimate new performances will capture the essence of life in the 1930’s and 40’s in Butchers Hollow, Ky.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1988, the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2008, and became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1962. Lynn has recorded 60 albums and has sold over 48 million albums worldwide.

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Pictured (L-R): Jon Loba, Benny Brown, Aldean, Carson James.

Pictured (L-R): Jon Loba, Benny Brown, Aldean, Carson James.

Jason Aldean has extended his recording contract with Broken Bow Records. MusicRow previously made note of the announcement on Twitter November 11, during the label group’s 5th Annual Pre-CMA Party at the Hard Rock Café when label EVP Jon Loba announced that the signing will last for many years.

Aldean has sold over nine million albums and has had 14 No. 1 singles since debuting in 2005. Each of his albums has been certified Platinum except for his October release Old Boots, New Dirt, which has moved nearly 500,000 units since it became Country music’s second highest selling debut this year.

He has been officially recognized as the top digital male country artist in history with over 21.5 million in digital sales.

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