The label is home to such acts as Drew Baldridge and Dylan Schneider.
Founder and president Pete O’Heeron announced news the company was shutting down on Tuesday (Sept. 17). He said he has decided to leave music to focus on his other career in medicine and developing cures for degenerative disc disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which has recently been linked to football head injurieis. O’Heeron has a biologics company and says he is “seeing almost daily breakthroughs in cell therapy.”
“We began this journey almost 15 years ago and have enjoyed every moment of music creation by our artists,” O’Heeron said of Cold River Records in a statement. “To the amazing employees who have called our label home, I thank you for being such dedicated champions for our artists and making personal sacrifices to support their careers. As some of my dearest friends, I will miss you the most and cherish all of our memories on the road and the phone calls with your travel stories.