Jay DeMarcus – one third of the award-winning country group Rascal Flatts – has launched his new record label, Red Street Country, signing Ryan Griffin.
Jay DeMarcus – one third of the award-winning country group Rascal Flatts – has launched his new record label, Red Street Country. A division of DeMarcus and Co-Owner/Chairman Dan Crockett’s parent Christian label, Red Street Records, which was founded in 2018.
DeMarcus said in a statement, “As Red Street’s Christian division has continued to grow, it felt like the natural next step was for us to move into the country music space. I am one of the genre’s biggest fans, and it feels like the right time to really hone in on the next generation of country superstars. The team that has come together is beyond my wildest dreams, I can’t wait to get started.”
Red Street Country also revealed their first artist signing, singer-songwriter Ryan Griffin. With millions of streams already to his name, Griffin previously opened for Kelsea Ballerini (he also co-wrote her chart topper, Dibs), Lady A and Old Dominion, named as one of Rolling Stone’s ‘10 New Country Artists You Need to Know’ and been highlighted on 2018 Ones to Watch lists by AOL, AXS, Country Fancast, NY Country Swag, PopDust and Thought Catalog.
Griffin shared via social media, “Thankful is the only word that comes to mind. Thankful to have a team that believes in what I’ve been working towards for a decade — thankful that they value family as much as I do — thankful that I get to keep doing what I love — and thankful for all the people that stuck with me thru the ups and downs! Cheers to chasing dreams and never giving up!”
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Griffin released a string of singles and EPs including 2017’s Sake of the Summer and 2020’s Name On It. He returned in 2021 with tracks like Mama’s Boy, Love Don’t and Salt, Lime & Tequila.
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