Veteran producer Billy Joe Walker, Jr. joins the A&R department at Nashville-based Category 5 Records. Walker’s wife and business partner Ginny Johnson Walker is also joining the label in a creative role.
Both had previously consulted for Category 5.
As a producer, Walker has previously worked with Category 5 flagship artist Travis Tritt, as well as Pam Tillis, Tracy Byrd, Mark Chesnutt, Collin Raye and Bryan White, among others. An in-demand session musician, Walker has played on records by Ray Charles, Merle Haggard and the Beach Boys.
Ginny Johnson Walker is co-owner and president of publishing and production company Marathon Music. Previously, she served as GM at Hamstein Productions.
Category 5’s first release, Sammy Kershaw’s “Honky Tonk Boots,” hit stores on June 27.