Singer-Songwriter Becomes First Artist Signed to Award-Winning Michael Knox’s New Imprint
NASHVILLE, TN—(June 19, 2019) — Sykamore is the first artist to sign with Music Knox Records, a joint venture between award-winning Country music producer Michael Knox and BBR Music Group/BMG. Sykamore is a singer-songwriter celebrated for her articulate songwriting and genre-defying voice.
The talented vocalist, musician, composer and storyteller moved to Nashville in 2017 after being discovered on Twitter by prolific hit songwriter, Rhett Akins. Soon after, she signed a publishing deal with Home Team (founded by Rhett Akins and Thomas Rhett as a joint-venture with Roc Nation). In 2018, Sykamore self-released an EP titled Self Medicine that has garnered more than 1.4 million on-demand streams to date.
“I’m honored to be the first artist signed to Music Knox,” said Sykamore. “The passion Michael has brought to this project as A&R and producer is truly amazing, and it makes me so excited for what’s next. The BBR/BMG family has been incredible, and I can’t wait to work with them and put out some great songs!”
“We couldn’t be prouder to have her as our first signing. When I first heard Sykamore, her voice grabbed my attention immediately. Being a song guy, when I found out that she was a writer on everything I was hearing, it was a no brainer for me,” said Knox. “We are very excited for everyone to hear what we love about Sykamore!”
“We are in awe of Sykamore’s talent and I am thrilled to be a part of this team. There is such an extraordinary depth to her songwriting,” said Jon Loba, EVP BBR Music Group. “She has a unique ability to write universally relatable songs while still weaving in such eloquent and intricate details and then deliver it in such a personal way.”
The Carseland, Alberta, Canada native was raised on a fourth-generation cattle ranch in a house built by her great grandfather. Growing up listening to superstars like the Dixie Chicks, fellow Canadian Shania Twain and Zac Brown Band, Country music has always been Sykamore’s passion, but it wasn’t until 2012 that she began creating music of her own. In the time since, she has been recognized at numerous songwriting-focused events including the ATB All-Albertan Song Contest, Project Wild, and the Canadian Country Music Association’s annual Discovery Program. She has traveled across North America performing for thousands, including several hometown shows at the world famous Calgary Stampede.
Sykamore is managed by Jake Kennedy at The Anvil. For more information, please visit her Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
About MICHAEL KNOX: Most noted for his work with Country superstar Jason Aldean, Michael Knox has celebrated 23 number one songs, over 40 million singles and over 20 million albums sold during his career as a producer. Other production credits also include Thomas Rhett, Kelly Clarkson, Ludacris, Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Michael Tyler, the hit TV series Nashville as well as his father, the late, great Buddy Knox (“Party Doll” fame 1957), among others. He was awarded the Country Music Association (CMA) Album of the Year Award in 2011 for his work on My Kinda Party (Jason Aldean) in addition to three Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards. Knox currently serves as Senior Vice President of peermusic Nashville and, in 2018, launched the syndicated radio show Knox Country 360. Michael is on the ACM Board of Directors and has previously served on the CMA Board of Directors.
About BBR MUSIC GROUP: Founded in 1997, BBR Music Group quickly grew from a fledgling independent label into one of the largest independent Country label groups in the U.S. with Broken Bow Records, Stoney Creek Records, and Wheelhouse Records under its group umbrella. Broken Bow Records, BBR Music Group’s original imprint, features a roster of talented artists including the RIAA’s Number One digital selling male Country artist of all time and 2016, 2017 and 2018 ACM Entertainer of the Year and ACM Artists of the Decade, Jason Aldean, chart-toppers Dustin Lynch and Chase Rice, and newcomers Everette and Lainey Wilson in addition to Tyler Farr who is the first artist to be signed to Jason Aldean’s Night Train Records. Stoney Creek Records boasts a roster which includes chart-toppers Randy Houser, Jimmie Allen and Parmalee, rising star Lindsay Ell, multi-national six-man band King Calaway, plus emerging act Adam Craig. Wheelhouse Records is BBR Music Group’s newest imprint, anchored by Zac Brown Band, multi-media superstar Trace Adkins, Kid Rock, chart-toppers, LOCASH, Granger Smith and Kristian Bush, and buzz act Runaway June. BBR Music Group’s artist roster also includes hot Country newcomers Chase Bryant and Brooke Eden.
In January 2017, BBR Music Group was acquired by BMG, the new model music company founded by Bertelsmann in 2008. BMG’s 14 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over 2.5m songs and recordings, including the catalogues of Chrysalis, Bug, Virgin, Mute, Sanctuary, Primary Wave and Talpa Music, as well as literally thousands of artists and songwriters attracted by its fresh approach. ###
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