Blaster Records Inks James Otto

james ottoJames Otto has signed with Blaster Records and the label has taken over promotion and marketing of his current single, “Somewhere Tonight.” The impact date for the song is set for July 13.

“We’d been watching what was happening with ‘Somewhere Tonight’ and were impressed,” said Blaster Records President Derek Simon. “There are a lot of alliances between our camp and James’ team, so one conversation kept leading to another. Both sides were able to be really be creative in quickly structuring a deal that supports what James is trying to do. We’re really excited about how this has all come together.”

Otto is a Grammy Award-nominated songwriter. He had a No. 1 song in 2007 with “Just Got Started Lovin’ You,” and was a co-writer of the 2009 CMA and ACM Song Of The Year, Jamey Johnson’s “In Color.”

“I’m so excited about this new partnership with Blaster,” adds Otto. “I’d taken some time off to reflect on my life and my career and it gave me some great perspective and inspiration. I know a bunch of those guys and I knew it was the right fit for me. I’m more focused and committed now than I ever have been in my life. I’m really excited about the future.”

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