Jay DeMarcus, a member of the hit country group Rascal Flatts and CEO of the Christian label Red Street Records, announced the launch of a new country division, Red Street Country.
DeMarcus launched Red Street Records in 2018 and has grown the roster to include Christian artists Jason Crabb, Avalon, Cade Thompson, Lauren Camey, and more.
“As Red Street’s Christian division has continued to grow, it felt like the natural next step was for us to move into the country music space,” shares DeMarcus. “I am one of the genre’s biggest fans, and it feels like the right time to really hone in on the next generation of country superstars. The team that has come together is beyond my wildest dreams, I can’t wait to get started.”
The first artist signed to Red Street Country is singer-songwriter Ryan Griffin. With millions of streams already under his belt, Griffin has opened for Kelsea Ballerini, Lady A and Old Dominion.
DeMarcus also announced the team members that will be heading up Red Street Country. As CEO and Co-Owner, DeMarcus will lead the new artistry-driven division with Chairman and Co-Owner Dan Crockett.
Joining DeMarcus and Crockett at Red Street Country is Mark Lusk as President, General Manager; Alex Valentine as Sr. VP of Radio Promotions and Artist Development; Johnny Chiang as VP of Radio Promotions and Artist Development; and Kelly King as Sr. Director of A&R.
Additionally, Sally Allgeier has been tapped as Director Field Promotion; Mary Thorsby as Executive Assistant & Project Manager; Taylor Day as Marketing & Distribution Manager; and Cambria Mackey as Social Media & Artist Development Manager.
Don Koch will continue to serve as VP of A&R and Publishing, Red Street Christian.
On Red Street Country’s external consulting team is Kelly Rich; Ronn Tabb; Jennie Smythe and Conley Sweeney of Girlilla Marketing; John Zarling and Jackie Campbell of 615 Leverage + Strategy; and Kristie Sloan and Courtney Johanson of The GreenRoom PR.
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