BBR MUSIC GROUP SIGNS ELVIE SHANE
Pictured L-R: (Front Row) Jon Loba (EVP, BBR Music Group), Elvie Shane, Chris Poole (Director A&R, BBR Music Group) (Back Row) Sara Knabe (VP A&R, BBR Music Group), Carson James (SVP Promotion, BBR Music Group), Colton McGee (Director of Business and Legal Affairs, BBR Music Group), Caleb Tooker (UTA), Travis James (UTA), Lisa Johnson (Rome Phrey Publishing), R.J. Romeo (Rome Phrey Publishing), Lance Roberts (UTA)
Photo Credit: Cody Heckber
NASHVILLE, TN—(May 22, 2019) —BBR Music Group proudly announced today the signing of Elvie Shane to its roster of artists. The Gospel-born and American Rock-bred singer-songwriter quickly caught the world’s attention as a video of his heartfelt song “My Boy,” (written about his step-son) went viral in 2018. Elvie’s music possesses a unique storytelling ability and sound that bridges the gap between classic and contemporary Country.
“The second that I walked into BBR, I became dead set on becoming a part of their team. There was such a sense of respect and camaraderie between the team and I could tell that we share the same type of values—it just immediately felt like home,” said Elvie Shane. “BBR and BMG always strive to find iconic artists and I feel so blessed to now be a part of their incredible roster. It’s a dream come true.”
“The first time I heard ‘My Boy’ it had me and our SVP of Promotion, Carson James in tears and it garnered the same reaction from many people throughout the building. As we dug in deeper from there, we got to know Elvie as an accomplished writer and storyteller,” said Jon Loba, EVP BBR Music Group. “Seeing our director of A&R, Chris Poole’s passionate belief in Elvie and his unique sound made us even more confident that Elvie needed to be a part of the BBR family.”
With influences that include Steve Earle, John Fogerty and Roger Miller, Elvie has cultivated a custom sound that features rootsy grooves, heavy guitar licks and gospel-ready vocals. Inspired by real-life experiences, Elvie’s lyrics are packed with heart, nostalgia and hardship with a side of food for thought. His first-hand knowledge working in the mills have armed the young talent with an effortless ability to relate to the small town working man and paint a picture of American life in a way that is reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen (one of his idols).
The Kentucky native has taken his talents across the States, including dates supporting Toby Keith, Billy Currington, Brothers Osborne, Cole Swindell, Brett Young, Walker Hayes, and Lady Antebellum, to name a few. This summer, fans can catch Elvie performing on the Broadway Stage at CMA Fest and supporting Aerosmith at the inaugural Twin Cities Summer Jam Shakopee, MN on July 19th.
About BBR MUSIC GROUP: Founded in 1997, BBR Music Group quickly grew from a fledgling independent label into one of the largest independent Country label groups in the U.S. with Broken Bow Records, Stoney Creek Records, and Wheelhouse Records under its group umbrella. Broken Bow Records, BBR Music Group’s original imprint, features a roster of talented artists including the RIAA’s Number One digital selling male Country artist of all time and 2016, 2017 and 2018 ACM Entertainer of the Year and ACM Artists of the Decade, Jason Aldean, chart-topper Dustin Lynch, rising star Chase Rice and newcomers Everette and Lainey Wilson in addition to Tyler Farr who is the first artist to be signed to Jason Aldean’s Night Train Records. Stoney Creek Records boasts a roster which includes chart-toppers Randy Houser, Jimmie Allen and Parmalee, rising star Lindsay Ell, multi-national six-man band King Calaway, plus emerging act Adam Craig. Wheelhouse Records is BBR Music Group’s newest imprint, anchored by Zac Brown Band, multi-media superstar Trace Adkins, Kid Rock, chart-toppers, LOCASH, Granger Smith and Kristian Bush, and buzz act Runaway June. BBR Music Group’s artist roster also includes hot Country newcomers Chase Bryant and Brooke Eden.
In January 2017, BBR Music Group was acquired by BMG, the new model music company founded by Bertelsmann in 2008. BMG’s 14 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over 2.5m songs and recordings, including the catalogues of Chrysalis, Bug, Virgin, Mute, Sanctuary, Primary Wave and Talpa Music, as well as literally thousands of artists and songwriters attracted by its fresh approach.