Singer-songwriter Eric Ethridge has signed with ole’s red dot label. The worldwide 360 deal includes exclusive publishing and recording rights, administration of all properties on YouTube, and the acquisition of Ethridge’s self-titled debut EP, which debuted at the top of the iTunes Country charts and was streamed over 3 million times in the first six weeks of its release.
In early 2016, Ethridge was selected as a finalist into the Canadian Country Music Association’s Discovery Program and went on to win the CCMA Discovery Award. The following year, he teamed up with producer/songwriter Brian Howes (Chris Daughtry, Keith Urban) to produce his self-titled debut EP. The EP’s first single, “Liquor’s Callin’ the Shots,” climbed to Top 30 at Canadian country radio, and his most recent single “California” was one of the most-streamed country songs in Canada. Ethridge was also named the Grand Prize winner in the Unsigned Only competition for his song “Girl on Fire,” selected from over 6,000 applicants from 95 different countries across all genres.
“Eric is an incredibly talented singer-songwriter and we are very excited to have him on our label,” commented ole’s CEO, Helen Murphy.
“After a lot of years of hard work, I could not be more excited and grateful to be the newest artist to join the ole family. I’m honoured to work with a group of such highly regarded people to help take my career to the next level,” said Ethridge.
ole operates a robust label services arm under the umbrella of ole label group. The division includes: anthem, the label home of: Rush, Big Wreck, Ian Fletcher Thornley, Steven Page and The Tea Party; anthem LEGACY, which houses catalogues by such artists as Stompin’ Tom Connors, Max Webster, Lighthouse and Ian Thomas, and red dot, which has released, developed and streamed artists including Haley Reinhart, George Canyon, Austin Jenckes, Josh Dorr, Sam Grow, Maddison Krebs and Jordan Davis.
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