Hank Williams Jr. leaves Curb
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
– Hank Williams Jr. left Curb Records for Blaster for a three-year licensing deal. A new disc will be out in June.
The deal is a worldwide exclusive licensing agreement. The deal, which was signed this week, licenses Blaster Records, a division of Blaster Entertainment, to distribute Bocephus Records' new release for the next three years.
"When I started Blaster Records a bit over five years ago, my goal was to create an entertainment company that became home to some of country music's biggest stars," said Tom Porter, CEO of Blaster Entertainment. "Hank Williams Jr. is a giant in the business and we are beyond excited to welcome him into the Blaster family."
"I'm excited about this new album we've been working on," Williams said. "When looking at labels, I had several choices. When my team brought me the opportunity from Blaster and with the soon to be announced distribution deal, it was the best deal in town. My fans will be able to find my music in places that common folks shop. This is gonna be fun."
Williams becomes the second family to leave Curb in the past year. His son, Hank III, also left after a longstanding dispute.
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