Hank Jr. becomes an Icon
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
– Hank Williams Jr. signed with the Nash Icon label, it was announced today.
The label, a joint venture label between the Big Machine Label Group (BMLG) and Cumulus, also has Reba McEntire, Martina McBride and Ronnie Dunn on the label.
The raucous Superstar joins the distinct voices of Reba, Martina McBride and Ronnie Dunn on the
"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," said Williams. "I am writing songs better than ever and am signed with a label that is already making history ... it's an exciting time."
McEntire scored a number one country album with her first disc in five years, "Love Somebody."
Following up his 2012 "Old School New Rules" release, Williams will record his 37th album with music expected later this year. He has sold 70 million albums worldwide and enjoyed 20 gold albums, 6 platinum albums and 13 chart-topping albums. Hehas been named ACM Entertainer of the Year, CMA Entertainer of the Year.
"We are all absolutely thrilled and honored to have Hank Jr. join us at Nash Icon Records. His passion for making new music has never been stronger and creatively he is on fire," said Nash Icon Records General Manager Jim Weatherson.
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