USA Network’s televised country talent search “Nashville Star” has signed with RCA Label Group to release an album on the winner of the show’s fourth season. The eventual champ will record for one of RLG’s three labels — Arista Nashville, BNA or RCA.
“We couldn’t have chosen a better partner than the RCA label group to help us discover, cultivate and launch our next Nashville Star,” executive producer H.T. Owens said in a release. “We are working in lockstep with RLG’s immensely talented A&R department to ensure that this year’s finalists are the most talented ever, and that this season’s winner has all of the resources and support to succeed in the highly competitive country music market.”
“We are thrilled to be in business with Nashville Star,” label group chairman Joe Galante said. “This partnership represents a huge opportunity to launch the winner and we are very much looking forward to working on making a record with this new artist.”
Sony Music Nashville held the rights to the show during its first two years and Universal South released an album on last year’s winner Erika Jo.
Sony’s Buddy Jewell and Miranda Lambert are both alumni of the show.
RLG is currently experiencing airplay and sales success with American Idol winner Carrie Underwood.
The fourth season of “Nashville Star” begins in March.