SILVERADO RECORDS AWARDED AT 17TH ANNUAL AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS

The Label Wins Bronze Stevie Award for Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Social Media Focused

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With their "against-the-grain approach," (Billboard) Silverado Records continues to break the mold as an independent label focusing on digital strategies, as recognized at the 17h annual American Business Awards banquet, where the label won bronze in Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Social Media Focused. This is the third year in a row that Silverado Records has been recognized for their excellence in digital strategy at the Stevie Awards.

"As we continue to build a modern record label in a completely new and unique way, I’m grateful for the recognition that the Stevie Award shines on our work. We’re constantly sharpening the pencil on our digital strategies, and forever finding ways to advance our artists’ music to as many fans as possible," said Scott Thomas, CEO Silverado Records.

The awards were presented at The 17th Annual American Business Awards banquet at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City this June.

The news comes on the heels of their latest release, Summer on Repeat, Vol. 3. First listens to tracks exclusively premiered on Nashville.com, The Country Note and The Country Club Online. Summer on Repeat Volume 3 features Silverado artists Ali Morgan, Tyler Jordan, Crystal Yates and Tony Winkler in addition to friends of the label including Royce Johns and Beyond the Sun.

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top honors for customer service, contact center, business development and sales professionals. The Stevie Awards organizes seven of the world’s leading business awards programs, also including the prestigious American Business AwardsSM and International Business Awards®.

More than 2,500 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 150 professionals worldwide in seven specialized judging committees. The awards were presented to honorees during a gala banquet at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York City. More than 600 executives from the U.S.A. and several other nations attended.

ABOUT SILVERADO RECORDS
Silverado Records has been charting new territory as an independent record label, getting the attention of industry and media alike through their unique approach, as profiled in Billboard. The company prides itself in collaborative relationships with its artists and boasts an impressive roster of talent including Crystal Yates, Tyler Jordan, Tony Winkler, Ali Morgan and country music icon Joe Diffie. The company is a division of Exegan Media & Entertainment and recently announced their first imprint, Silverado Texas.

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JOE DIFFIE RELEASES NEW SINGLE "AS LONG AS THERE'S A BAR"

Rolling Stone Country Exclusively Premieres the Third Single from Diffie's Forthcoming Album 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – "Joe Diffie makes a triumphant return to the honky tonk with his new song, “As Long As There’s a Bar,” (Jon Freeman / Rolling Stone Country). The GRAMMY® and CMA-winning country music legend's new single exclusively premiered on Rolling Stone Country and is available for download today. 

"The lively, hard-twanging tune" (Jon Freeman / Rolling Stone Country) was written by Jessica Pearson, Galen Griffin, and former Trick Pony member Keith Burns. "As Long As There's A Bar" is Diffie's third single from his forthcoming album set for release later this year via Silverado Records and follows the release of title track, "I Got This" and emotionally charged "Quit You." The album was produced by Phil O'Donnell, who produced Diffie’s “Girl Ridin’ Shotgun” which has garnered more than 15 million views on Youtube and 2.4 million streams on Spotify.

"We’re over the moon about getting this new single out to the world. The imagery in this song makes you think about your neighborhood watering hole... that safe place where you know people and you’re always welcome. This is Joe Diffie doing what he does best!" said Scott Thomas, Silverado Records, CEO.

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Famer has been playing to sold out crowds across the country, playing fan-favorite hits as well as new material from his upcoming release. Diffie recently celebrated a pinnacle career milestone of 25 years as a member of the historic Grand Ole Opry. 

Be sure to follow Joe Diffie on TwitterFacebookInstagram and visit JoeDiffie.com.
 
JOE DIFFIE ON TOUR:
Aug. 2 - Antelope County Fair - Neligh, Neb. 
Aug. 3 - South East Weld County Fair - Keenesburg, Colo. 
Aug. 9 - Seward County Fair - Seward, Neb. 
Aug. 10 - Nobles County Fair - Worthington, Minn. 
Aug. 12 - Henry County Fair - Napoleon, Ohio
Aug. 16 - Hutto Park at Brushy Creek - Hutto, Texas
Aug. 17 - The Lumberyard - Roscoe, Texas
Aug. 23 - Lynchburg Music Fest - Lynchburg, Tenn.
Aug. 30 - The National Sweetcorn Festival - Hoopeston, Ill.
Aug. 31 - Midwest Old Settlers & Threshers - Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
Sept. 1 - Morrow County Fair - Mt. Gilead, Ohio
Sept. 6 - Chelan County Fair - Cashmere, Wash.
Sept. 7 -Harney County Fair - Burns, Ore.
Sept. 21 Mandolin Farm for Hoedown in the Holler - Flemingsburg, Ky. 
Nov. 20 Carolina Country Music Cruise - Charleston, S.C.
Nov. 22 Grand Theatre - Frankfort, Ky.
Nov. 30 Crossroads Arena - Corinth, Miss.
Dec. 7 BOK Center - Tulsa, Okla.
Dec. 14 The Gobbler Theater - Johnson Creek, Wisc. 

With chart-toppers like “Pickup Man,” “Third Rock from the Sun,” and “John Deere Green,” Diffie's reign includes 13 albums and more than 20 Top 10 hits to his credit. A renowned songwriter in his own right, Diffie penned hits for artists like Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty, and Jo Dee Messina to his credit.

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Silverado Records Releases "Summer On Repeat 3"

First Listens Exclusively Premiere on The Country Club Online, Nashville.com and The Country Note

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On the first day of summer, Silverado Records releases your new summer soundtrack, with the third installment of their fan-favorite 'Summer on Repeat' series. Click HERE to download Summer on Repeat Volume 3

First listens to tracks exclusively premiered on Nashville.comThe Country Note and The Country Club OnlineSummer on Repeat Volume 3 features Silverado artists Ali Morgan, Tyler Jordan, Crystal Yates and Tony Winkler in addition to friends of the label including Royce Johns and Beyond the Sun. 

"Our 'Summer on Repeat' series has become a project we look forward to each year. It is always fun creating feel-good, summertime music that fans can listen to at the pool, on a beach or right on your front porch," said Aaron Chesling, President, Silverado Records. 

Summer on Repeat Vol. 3 Track Listing
1. If You Would’ve Chose Me - Tyler Jordan
2. Too Much - Ali Morgan
3. Sound of the Summer - Beyond the Sun
4. Front Porch Revival - Crystal Yates
5. My Jam - Tony Winkler
6. Back Porch Gettin’ Down - Royce Johns

Silverado Records has been charting new territory as an independent record label, getting the attention of industry and media alike through their unique approach, as profiled in Billboard. The company prides itself in collaborative relationships with its artists and boasts an impressive roster of talent including David Adam Byrnes, Tyler Jordan, Ali Morgan and country music icon Joe Diffie. The company is a division of Exegan Media & Entertainment and recently announced their first imprint, Silverado Texas.

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Silverado Records Releases "The Silverado Cover Sessions"

First Listens Exclusively Premiere on Guitar Girl Magazine, Alternative Revolt, 360 Magazine and Music Update Central 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  Known for their "against-the-grain approach" (Billboard.com), Silverado Records continues to break the independent label mold, releasing their newest compilation album The Silverado Cover Sessions, available today. First listens to tracks exclusively premiered withGuitar Girl Magazine360 MagazineAlternative Revolt and Music Update Central

The Silverado Cover Sessions features Silverado artists Ali Morgan, Tyler Jordan, Crystal Yates and Tony Winkler in addition to friends of the label including Matt Rogers, Drew Middleton and Christian Lee taking their own spin on hits spanning from different decades and genres. 

"The Silverado Cover Sessions was so exciting to work on as a label. We had a lot of fun in the studio creating new, interesting versions of songs everyone's heard before while also showcasing the great range of talent on our label, as well as some friends of the label," said Aaron Chesling, President, Silverado Records. 

The Silverado Cover Sessions Track Listing
1. Straight Up - Ali Morgan 
2. Wonderwall - Tony Winkler 
3. Don't Fear the Repear - Tyler Jordan 
4. Black Horse and the Cherry Tree - Crystal Yates 
5. Drive - Matt Rogers 
6. Mad - Christian Lee 
7. Man in the Mirror - Drew Middleton

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Silverado Promotes Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Silverado Records’ “against the grain approach” (Billboard) is more evident than ever as the independent country music label announces the launch of its first imprint label, Silverado Texas, and promotes VP/A&R Aaron Chesling to President of Silverado Records.

"We have a passion for country music, and recognize the incredible amount of talent and artistry that exists in Texas," said Silverado Records CEO Scott Thomas.  "I am beyond excited to begin to connect Texas and Nashville and continue to showcase great country music to the world.” 

Already establishing relationships in their new home, Brendon Anthony, Director, Texas Music Office, Office of the Governor has praised the label for investing in Texas musicians and creators, "We at the Texas Music Office are very pleased to welcome the Silverado Records team to Texas. One of our many goals is to work to bridge the gap between Texas and nationwide industry centers like Nashville and to provide Texan creators with the tools they need to create sustainable careers in the music business. By creating Silverado Texas, Scott Thomas and his team have made a real investment in our local industry. "

As part of expansion, longtime Silverado VP/A&R Aaron Chesling has been named President of Silverado Records. Chesling will oversee all of the label’s Nashville operations.  “Aaron is a dedicated, passionate professional who has been involved in nearly every aspect of Silverado’s growth to date. As we embark on an exciting new chapter, his leadership in Nashville will empower our ambitions going forward and I have every confidence in his ability to further the mission,” said Scott Thomas, CEO,Silverado Records.


Silverado Texas also announced the hiring of established Texas-based musician and songwriter, Will Yates, as a consultant. Yates brings years of Texas know-how, experience and connections to the team, and will help shape the new imprint’s plans going forward.

Silverado Records has been charting new territory as an independent record label, getting the attention of industry and media alike through their unique approach, as profiled in Billboard earlier this year. The company prides itself in collaborative relationships with its artists and boasts an impressive roster of talent including David Adam Byrnes, Tyler Jordan, Ali Morgan and country music icon Joe Diffie. The company is a division of Exegan Media & Entertainment.

To learn more about Silverado Records go to SilveradoRecords.com or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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Billboard: Inside Silverado Records' Against-the-Grain Approach in Radio-Loving Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Silverado Records continues charting new territory as an independent record label, and the industry is taking notice, as Billboard profiles the company’s strategic digital/streaming approach to artist development. 

Despite his history working in radio, Silverado’s CEO Scott Thomas has focused on viral marketing and digital platforms like streaming services instead of chasing air-play. This catapulted Silverado’s streaming numbers to well over 2 million in just one year. Their strategic marketing created a brand for the label, before announcing any artist signings. 

“Silverado generated more than 10 million brand impressions on Twitter in 2017, and in the label’s first year, the company generated the second largest social media following of any independent label in Nashville, second only to Big Machine, a feat for which the label won an American Business Award, and is nominated once again for the honor in 2018.” -Billboard’s Chuck Dauphin. Inside Silverado Records’ Against-the-Grain Approach in Radio-Loving Nashville

The feature also exclusively premiered Silverado Records’ recording artist Tyler Jordan’s video for his new single, “Why Her?” 

Silverado Records, based in Nashville, is the fastest-growing independent Country Music record label. The company prides itself in collaborative relationships with its artists and boasts an impressive roster of talent including David Adam Byrnes, Tyler Jordan, Ali Morgan and Country Music icon Joe Diffie. The company is a division of Exegan Media & Entertainment.

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Silverado Records Announces New Silverado Texas Imprint Label

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Silverado Records’ “against the grain approach” (Billboard) is more evident than ever as the independent country music label announces the launch of its first imprint label, Silverado Texas, and promotes VP/A&R Aaron Chesling to President of Silverado Records.

“We have a passion for country music, and recognize the incredible amount of talent and artistry that exists in Texas,” said Silverado Records CEO Scott Thomas. “I am beyond excited to begin to connect Texas and Nashville and continue to showcase great country music to the world.” 

Already establishing relationships in their new home, Brendon Anthony, Director, Texas Music Office, Office of the Governor has praised the label for investing in Texas musicians and creators, “We at the Texas Music Office are very pleased to welcome the Silverado Records team to Texas. One of our many goals is to work to bridge the gap between Texas and nationwide industry centers like Nashville and to provide Texan creators with the tools they need to create sustainable careers in the music business. By creating Silverado Texas, Scott Thomas and his team have made a real investment in our local industry. ”

As part of expansion, longtime Silverado VP/A&R Aaron Chesling has been named President of Silverado Records. Chesling will oversee all of the label’s Nashville operations. “Aaron is a dedicated, passionate professional who has been involved in nearly every aspect of Silverado’s growth to date. As we embark on an exciting new chapter, his leadership in Nashville will empower our ambitions going forward and I have every confidence in his ability to further the mission,” said Scott Thomas, CEO,Silverado Records.

Silverado Texas also announced the hiring of established Texas-based musician and songwriter, Will Yates, as a consultant. Yates brings years of Texas know-how, experience and connections to the team, and will help shape the new imprint’s plans going forward.

Silverado Records has been charting new territory as an independent record label, getting the attention of industry and media alike through their unique approach, as profiled in Billboard earlier this year. The company prides itself in collaborative relationships with its artists and boasts an impressive roster of talent including David Adam Byrnes, Tyler Jordan, Ali Morgan and country music icon Joe Diffie. The company is a division of Exegan Media & Entertainment.

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Tyler Jordan Re-Signs with Silverado Records

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Silverado Records announces that singer/songwriter Tyler Jordan has re-signed with the label. Originally signed as the featured artist for volume 3 in the label’s Silverado Signature Songwriter Series, Jordan has re-upped with the label in a multi-album renewal that also involves management services from the label.

“Tyler is an incredible talent, and as we continue to expose his amazing work to new audiences, doors continue to open for him. It was a priority for us to continue working together. I am beyond excited to sign a new agreement with Tyler and continue on this amazing journey we’ve started together.” said Silverado Records CEO Scott Thomas.

Volume 3 in the Silverado Signature Songwriter Series is the most recent, and most successful release in the series to date. CLICK HERE to download. Through Silverado Records Jordan also released his video for his new single “Why Her,” which exclusively premiered on Billboard.com earlier this year.

“The Silverado Records crew is like family for me and they believe in me and continue to work hard for me. I couldn’t be more proud that Silverado is my label home, and that we’ll be working on some new projects together soon.” said Jordan.

Silverado Records has been charting new territory as an independent record label, getting the attention of industry and media alike through their unique approach, as profiled in Billboard earlier this year. The company prides itself in collaborative relationships with its artists and boasts an impressive roster of talent including David Adam Byrnes, Tyler Jordan, Ali Morgan and country music icon Joe Diffie. The company is a division of Exegan Media & Entertainment and recently announced their first imprint, Silverado Texas.

For more information on Tyler Jordan visit TJordanMusic.com and follow him on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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