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(L-R) Shellien Kinsey (ole, Creative Admin. Manager), Brooke Antonakos (Red Creative Group, VP of Creative), Songwriter/Producer Jeremy Stover, Singer/Songwriter JJ Lawhorn, John Ozier (ole, VP of Creative, Mike Whelan (ole, Sr. Creative Director), Ben Strain (ole, Creative Director), Emily Mueller-Olson (ole, Creative Manager)
TORONTO, ON (July 22, 2016) – ole, the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company, and New Kid on the Block Entertainment LLC have signed a deal that gives ole exclusive administration rights to singer/songwriter JJ Lawhorn.
Hailing from Hanover County, Virginia, JJ Lawhorn is an American country music singer/songwriter discovered online by ole songwriter and record producer Jeremy Stover when he posted a YouTube video singing a Justin Moore cover song. Stover produced Lawhorn's 2013 debut album, Original Good Ol' Boy, which sold 4,000 copies in its first week of release, debuting at #20 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #91 on the Billboard 200. The single “Good Ol' Boys Like Us” was released to country radio in 2014, praised as "a great lyric and a strong vocal performance" in a Taste of Country review. In 2016, Lawhorn released his EP Rural Route, which was produced by ole’s Jeremy Stover and Andrew Petroff.
New Kid on the Block Entertainment LLC is a music publishing and management venture created by Stover and artist manager Pete Hartung.
“JJ Lawhorn is an inspiring American success story,” says John Ozier, Vice President, Creative of ole. “His talents have led to a quick rise, and all of us at ole believe his career has plenty of room to grow. We’re glad to be a part of this exciting next stage, working in tandem with ole’s own Jeremy Stover and New Kid on the Block Entertainment.”
“ole’s presence in Nashville keeps growing and growing,” says Lawhorn. “I feel like together with their talented people and New Kid on the Block Entertainment, we’re a perfect match.”
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