Red Street Records, the Christian music label founded by Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus, has signed two new artists, Reagan Strange and Cade Thompson.
Strange, a 14-year-old singer from Memphis, competed on NBC’s The Voice in Season 15.
“I think Reagan, and how young she was and the maturity level and the depth of her voice, with the precision that she delivers in a song, really captivated me following her on the show,” DeMarcus tells MusicRow. “And then getting to meet her in person when the Flatts were out in [Los Angeles] on the voice, I really got to see the heart of the person and that was even more impressive. It’s been a joy to get to know her over the past year and I can’t wait for the world to see what’s ahead for her…I believe that the world needs to hear the message that Reagan has to deliver. We live in a world right now where a lot of young people are faced with things that I could never imagine when I was a young person, and I believe she can be a light for an entire generation of younger kids.”
Thompson, 18, is a soulful contemporary artist with a sound that appeals to Christian music enthusiasts and mainstream pop audiences alike. Thompson has shared concert and festival lineups with for King & Country, Colton Dixon and Jaci Velasquez, among others.
“I heard about Cade from my friend and business partner [acclaimed producer and songwriter] Don Koch,” DeMarcus said. “He sent me some demos Cade had done early on and after hearing ‘My Provider,’ I was sucked in immediately. And there is something so captivating about his voice and really, a transparency of who he is as a person is refreshing. He’s not your typical artist, he’s got some depth to him that is very rare to find in such a young man.”
DeMarcus launched the Red Street label in 2018; DeMarcus first began his own music career in Contemporary Christian Music, as part of the duo East to West, before later joining with Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney to form country group Rascal Flatts.
“I always feel like I’m going back home every time I work [in Christian music]. I grew up in the church and have always loved contemporary Christian music. It’s great to ‘come back home’ and feel like I’ve never skipped any time,” he said last year when he formed the label.
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