Blaine Larsen signs with new label
Monday, June 15, 2009
– Another new label is starting in Nashville with Blaine Larsen the first signing.
Larsen signed to Treehouse Records, a label formed by Morris Management Group's Dale Morris, Clint Higham and Mike Betterton and Front Line Management. Larsen, who had a top 20 hit in 2005 with How Do You Get That Lonely, has been managed by Morris for five years.
"We have been managing Blaine for the past five years and are honored to give him the freedom to make the record he's all about," said Higham in a posting on Country Aircheck. "Our new partnership with Irving gives us the freedom to move swiftly and creatively, and we are thrilled to be bringing Blaine's music back to country radio and the fans."
Front Line Management bought Morris Management Group earlier this year.
Larsen starts a radio tour today to support a new single due later this summer.
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Editorial: Walking the talk
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