UMG Nashville Adds Boy Named Banjo To Roster

Top Row: UMG Nashville EVP & COO Mike Harris, Barton Davies, Red Light Management’s Angie Coonrod, Ford Garrard. Second Row: William Reames, Sam McCullough, UMG Nashville Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan, Willard Logan. Bottom Row: UMG Nashville SVP Business & Legal Affairs Rob Femia, Red Light Management’s Tom Becci, UMG Nashville President Cindy Mabe, UMG Nashville EVP Promotion Royce Risser, UMG Nashville EVP A&R Brian Wright

Universal Music Group Nashville has signed Nashville-based country band Boy Named Banjo, which includes members William Reames, Willard Logan, Barton DaviesSam McCullough, and Ford Garrard. The band members and UMG Nashville held a virtual meeting to celebrate the signing.

The band incorporates elements of country, bluegrass, alt-rock and folk-pop into their sound, anchored by an authentic lyrical perspective.

Influenced by artists such as The Steeldrivers, John Hartford, and The Infamous Stringdusters, Boy Named Banjo has crafted a sound that incorporates an energetic blend of country, bluegrass, alt-rock, and folk-pop telling their stories through an honest, emotional, roots-driven perspective.

UMG Nashville Chairman & CEO, Mike Dungan, says, “Not one boy, but five. Nashville natives, and raised far from the red dirt road, these incredibly talented young men formed their band while they were 16-year old prep school classmates. Eight years later and this band is road tested, polished just enough, and poised to deliver their own fresh and exciting thing to country music. Our staff is hooked, and we are thrilled to bring them to the mainstream!”


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