Lamon Records Begins Year Long Celebration: Record Company Celebrates 50 Years

It is a rare thing indeed for Record Companies to last longer than a decade. Usually record companies come and go, merge and decline, so it is well worth celebrating with the folk at Lamon Records as they celebrate 50 years in business!
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. Country artists Bobby Dean reached the Top 100 on Music Row’s Country Chart last month, and the Moody Brothers’ version of “Cotton Eyed Joe” was recently used by Warner Brothers television on the hit series “One Tree Hill.”

As part of the label’s 50th anniversary celebration, Lamon Records will be reaching back into its vast catalogue of recordings and re-releasing a number of its most popular titles from nationally known, regionally relevant and new developing artists as well. A long time supporter of new artists, label president Dave Moody, says “Nothing has changed even though the music business has undergone a tremendous transition the past few years. We’re still focused on helping as many artists and songwriters as we can to build a solid grassroots base for their music.” And it continues to be a family affair, as Moody’s son Joshua just graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and is now Vice President of Creative Services at the label. “Josh is working with us now full time and we’re excited and optimistic about the possibility of the next 50 years as well. We appreciate all our friends and colleagues from around the world who have supported us over the years. It would not have been possible otherwise.”

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