Hank Williams Jr. Signs With Nash Icon
Hank Williams Jr. is the latest country star to sign a deal with Nash Icon Records.
The country legend will release his 37th studio album in 2015 under a newly-inked deal with the label, which is a joint venture between Big Machine Label Group and Cumulus Radio aimed at returning legacy country stars to the commercial marketplace. Williams joins Reba McEntire, Martina McBride and Ronnie Dunn on the label's roster. Nash Icon scored a No. 1 hit with its very first release, McEntire's new album, Love Somebody.
"Country music singers have always been a real close family, and today the Nash Icon family has added me as a new member. I have done shows with Ronnie Dunn, recorded a hit record with Reba and absolutely love Martina McBride,” Williams says in a press release. "I am writing songs better than ever and am signed with a label that is already making history … it’s an exciting time!"
“We are all absolutely thrilled and honored to have Hank Jr. join us at Nash Icon Records," says Nash Icon Records General Manager Jim Weatherson. "His passion for making new music has never been stronger and creatively he is on fire!”
Williams' debut project for Nash Icon will serve as the follow-up to 2012's Old School, New Rules. He has sold 70 million albums worldwide in his five-decade career, scored 20 gold albums, six platinum albums and 13 No. 1 albums. He has also been named ACM Entertainer of the Year, CMA Entertainer of the Year and and a BMI Icon, won a Grammy and been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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