Lamon Records Nashville is gearing up for its year long celebration as a 50 year old record label.Started in 1962 by fiddle playing preacher Dwight Moody and his wife Cathy as a fund raiser for their church, Lamon has sold countless records over the years and achieved worldwide recognition, industry accolades and awards along the way. The Moodys’ sons Carlton, Dave and Trent toured the world as The Moody Brothers. Their career highlights include the trios two Grammy Award nominations for their instrumental proficiency, their ground breaking record in the then soviet-bloc with Czech artist Jiri Brabec, and a 10 plus year relationship with the Walt Disney Company at Disneyland Paris. Along the way the brothers had numerous chart records and performed at such venues as The White House in Washington, Wembley Arena in London, and the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN.
Lamon has also been the “home away from home” label for legendary artist George Hamilton IV. In and out of the studio together since 1986, the Moodys and Hamilton have produced a lot of familiar music over the years, included their latest collaboration with Irish co-producer Colin Elliott and a slew of country music’s who’s who on both sides of the Atlantic. The Lamon album features duet cuts with Charlie Pride, Pat Boone, Ricky Skaggs, Gail Davis, Marty Stuart, George Beverly Shea, and so many others. (Several reaching the #1 position on NCM Charts.)Other label achievements include their eight plus Dove Awards for Dave Moody, Wesley Pritchard, Eulises Canada, Jim Cobble, PraiseStreet Worship Band, and Leonardo. From 2001 to 2011, the label has earned 60 Dove Award nominations for its music, artist, producers and songwriters. Several of the label’s country artists reached the Top 100 on Music Row’s Country Chart, and the Moody Brothers’ version of “Cotton Eyed Joe” was recently used by Warner Brothers television on the hit series “One Tree Hill.”
If you’d like to make sure you’re on Lamon’s mailing list for all that’s to come, visit http://lamonrecords.com/media-request-form/ and fill out a short form with your contact information so you don’t miss a moment of the celebration.
For details on Lamon Records, their 50th anniversary, the label’s current roster of artists and more, please visit www.lamonrecords.com or contact Dave Moody at 615.379.2121, x101
Reprinted from newchristianmusic.co.uk