Florida businessmen, David Lowman, Bobby Land, and William Whitacre have announced the establishment of Radiance Records, a new independent country record label.
Lowman’s music industry experience includes fifteen years as a recording and performing artist. Land grew up in Tennessee, graduated from Belmont University, and was signed as an artist with Hickory Records in Nashville before going on to become a producer. William Whitacre is an entertainment attorney based at Universal Studios in Orlando. His client list includes film, television, and record producers, artists, and Internet/multimedia clients. Whitacre launched Cheetah Records and has produced films starring Ernest Borgnine, Mickey Rooney, and Danny Glover.
Mr. Lowman is serving as Radiance’s president, alongside music business veteran Billy Holland, who will be the general manager. Land will act as vice president of the label.
Holland’s background includes development and management of sales territories for Fortune 500 and Global 1,000 companies including Simplex/Tyco and Minolta Corp. Most recently, Holland was Executive Vice President of Cupit Records.
“I am thrilled and excited to be part of Radiance Records. I look forward to many great things to come,” Holland said.
The first act signed to the new label is BlackHawk, a country music band from the 80’s known for such hits as “Goodbye Says It All” and “Postmarked Birmingham.” The group includes original members Henry Paul and Dave Robbins. They have just completed work on their new album with Nashville-based producer Dale Oliver which is set for release in 2008.
Lowman and Land formed Radiance Records to take advantage of current opportunities for independent labels. Lowman noted ,”We feel the time is right for another aggressive independent label to make its mark in the country music format. We’re really excited to be involved with Country music, and especially thrilled to be starting off with a proven hit-maker act like BlackHawk.”
The label’s offices are located at 38 Music Square East, Nashville, TN 37203. The telephone number is 615-255-8404. For more information about Radiance Nashville, please visit www.RadianceNashville.com.