Reba Signs With Nash Icons Music Label

First project with new label partner set to release in early 2015.

After months of speculation on who would become the flagship artist for the Nash Icon Music label, Reba McEntire has been announced as the inaugural signing to the innovative new joint venture label between Big Machine and Cumulus.

She joined this morning’s America’s Morning Show with Blair Garner to share the news about her first new music in five years.

“I am so excited to be the first artist to sign up with this new joint venture. We’ve been in the studio having a blast recording new songs and I can’t wait for my fans to hear them. Thanks to Scott Borchetta, John Dickey and everyone at Cumulus for letting me be a part of these new and exciting times,” said REBA.

The Oklahoma native is back in the studio with long-time producer Tony Brown and is collaborating for the first time with James Stroud, blending their unique approaches and multi-platinum career success.

“As Reba and I get to enter into another phase of our business relationship that dates back to 1991, I am again reminded of the power of all things Reba. Her presence, her vocal prowess, her song selection, her passion… it’s unequaled in her multi-decade career and we will again blaze new trails together,” said Big Machine Label Group President & CEO SCOTT BORCHETTA. “I can’t think of a more important artist or voice to crown as our first Icon artist as there are none truer to the definition.”

"By the numbers Reba defines what it is to be an Icon — 56 million albums sold, 35 #1 singles, #1 female country touring artist of all time and room full of CMA, ACM and Grammy awards. Reba is Nashville. Nash Icon is thrilled to have Reba as our first artist on this exciting new label,” added JOHN DICKEY, Executive Vice President of Content and Programming for Cumulus.

In all honesty, given that Reba McEntire was already in the Big Machine Records family (at The Valory Music Co.) Reba is the perfect artist to start the new Nash Icon Music label off.

Nash Icon will produce new music events along with new albums via the label. Jim Weatherson is the General Manager of the new Nash Icon Music label and entertainment endeavor, reporting to Scott Borchetta of Big Machine Records and Lew Dickey of Cumulus Media.