Steve Earle signs with New West
Thursday, August 10, 2006
– Steve Earle has signed with New West Records with plans to release his next album in 2007. Earle plans to enter the studio this fall. The record label is also sponsoring "The Steve Earle Show" on Air America.
"Signing Steve Earle is an honor. Steve is an artist in the truest sense of the word and is one of the finest songwriters America has ever produced. He is a passionate performer, writer and an activist who stands up for what he believes in. Everyone here at New West is thrilled to have the privilege to work with him and we look forward to great success," says New West head Cameron Strang.
This will mark Earle's first album of all-new material since 2004's Grammy winning "The Revolution Starts...Now "and the longest he's gone between records in over a decade. Earle has produced a record for his wife, Allison Moorer, hosting a radio show on Air America, touring, and writing his first novel. In addition, his play, "Karla," made it's New York debut.
Earle must recently had been on Artemis Records. He is co-managed by Danny Goldberg, who ran Artemis, at Gold Village Entertainment and Burt Stein at Gold Mountain. "When we were releasing Steve's records on Artemis I always admired the way that New West handled their artists and felt they were kindred spirits," said Goldberg.
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