SMACK has officially launched a record label branch, SMACKRecords, as its next endeavor. The company’s flagship signing is the multi-faceted artist Jenna Davis.
SMACKRecords is now the fourth enterprise to launch under SMACK, which is also home to the highly successful publishing house SMACKSongs as well as SMACKManagement, which represents Walker Hayes and Kylie Morgan, and SMACKTok, which specializes in digital marketing. Under the helm of Shane McAnally, SMACK has celebrated more than 60 No. 1 songs and 3 Grammy Award wins.
“Cultivating and developing creatives is what we pride ourselves on here at SMACK, so extending that to developing artists through SMACKRecords is an endeavor that we’re really excited to launch with Jenna,” says SMACK President Robert Carlton. “She’s blown us all away with her talent and work ethic.”
With her pop-country sound, Davis will build on the millions of streams she has already garnered independently. In addition to being a singer-songwriter, she is a successful actress, having recently voiced the titular character in the hit horror-thriller M3GAN. She has over 9 million follows across her social platforms and her music videos have garnered over 70 million views.
Announced today, Davis was named to Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood Impact Report List 2023, which recognizes young artists in the worlds of film, television, music and digital. She was the only other country artist named to the list alongside Bailey Zimmerman.
In addition to becoming SMACKRecords’ flagship artist, Davis will also be represented by SMACKManagement.
“When I met 17-year-old Jenna what struck me most was how poised, professional and well-spoken she was,” shares SMACK’s Marissa Turk, who will manage Davis. “We obviously knew who she was as an actress, but when she came to us with new music what excited me most was the way in which she knew exactly who she was and what she wanted to say. To say we’re jacked for the opportunity to introduce Jenna to the country music community is an understatement.”
Davis will released her debut single, titled “DiCaprio,” for SMACKRecords on Friday (Aug. 11). The tune was co-written by Hayes, Kelsea Ballerini and Ross Copperman.
To contact SMACKRecords, reach out to Molly Bouchon, Director of Marketing + Artist Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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