Zona Jones signs with Tracy Lawrence's label
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
– The signings keep coming for Tracy Lawrence's label. Texas singer Zona Jones inked with Rocky Comfort Records, the label owned by Lawrence. Earlier this week, Rocky Comfort announced the signing of Michael Jones.
"I am so pleased to sign with Rocky Comfort," Jones said. "Tracy and I have been friends for several years, and I have been a huge fan of his music since the 'Sticks & Stones' days. I have always been impressed with his keen sense for a great song. Tracy is one of those rare country artists who has consistently recorded albums fans can listen to over and over without ever skipping a song. Working with him to create the best music 'we' can is going to be so cool."
Lawrence launched the Nashville based Rocky Comfort Records on July 25, 2006, as a partnership with his manager and brother Laney Lawrence. The label has had much success from both radio and retail with the release of "Find Out Who Your Friends Are" and "Til I Was A Daddy Too," off of Lawrence's current CD, "For the Love."
"I am excited about having Zona on RCR. It's going to be nice having a true country singer in this format, and we look forward to a lot of success with both Zona and Rocky Comfort Records," said Lawrence.
Jones will start a radio promotion tour and plans to release his first single by the end of July. "I am looking forward to getting Zona's single out on radio," added Laney Lawrence. "I feel this project will go a long way, especially with all of his success in Texas."
Jones, who has released a CD previously, just completed his new album and his first single will hit radio in late July. The title was not announced.
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