Columbia Records Nashville Signs Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show. Photo: Laura Partain

Columbia Records Nashville has signed country music roots ensemble Old Crow Medicine Show to the Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records Nashville imprint.

The group surprised staffers with the news via a musical visit to the Sony offices.

On April 28, Columbia Nashville will release the Old Crow Medicine Show special recording of 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde to celebrate 50 years since the release of Bob Dylan’s iconic album Blonde on Blonde, which was recorded partly in Nashville. Fans of both Bob Dylan, Old Crow Medicine Show and great music can pre-order 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde beginning today at the Old Crow Medicine Show online store and everywhere this Friday, Feb. 24.

The 14-track album, 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde, was recorded live at the CMA Theater located inside the historic Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum located in Nashville, and mixed by Ted Hutt and Ryan Mall.

“Fifty years is a long time for a place like Nashville, Tennessee. Time rolls on slowly around here like flotsam and jetsam in the muddy Cumberland River. But certain things have accelerated the pace of our city. And certain people have sent the hands of the clock spinning. Bob Dylan is the greatest of these time-bending, paradigm-shifting Nashville cats,” says Ketch Secor, the primary vocalist of the Old Crow Medicine Show.

“By deciding to record his newly found rock n’ roll voice in 1966 Nashville, Bob swung the gates of country music wide open; so wide, in fact, that 50 years later there was still enough of a crack left for Old Crow Medicine Show to sneak its banjos and fiddles through the gates with string band swagger.”

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