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Sun Label Group Launches to Honor Musical Legacies and Shape the Future of Sound

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 13, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Sun Label Group has officially launched under its parent company, Primary Wave Music. This groundbreaking venture stands as a testament to the enduring power of music, bringing together the historic legacies and individual successes of Sun Records, Gaither Music, Green Hill Music, Rural Rhythm and emeraldwave by Green Hill into a cohesive and forward-thinking artist-focused ecosystem. Paul Sizelove will oversee Sun Label Group as President, with each of the labels retaining their unique structure, individuality and respective teams. In addition to leading Sun Label Group, Sizelove will continue to spearhead day-to-day operations as President of Gaither Music Group. Blake Davis will also remain in his role as General Manager of Green Hill Music.

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Iconic rock and roller Ian Hunter brings his perspective on our wild world with both outrage and hope on Defiance Part 2: Fiction on Sun Records on April 19th. Ten new original tracks written by Hunter feature fellow rock royalty like Brian May, Lucinda Williams, Cheap Trick, Benmont Tench plus members of Def Leppard, Stone Temple Pilots and more. Also included are some of the final recordings of Taylor Hawkins and Jeff Beck. Pressed on red vinyl, the album art is a portrait of Ian by Johnny Depp.

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Third Man Records, in conjunction with Sony Music Entertainment and the Sun Label Group, is proud to announce its 59th Vault package, Elvis Presley at 706 Union Ave: The Sun Singles 1954-55. Celebrating the seventieth anniversary of these monumental recordings, this collection includes faithful reproductions of all five of Presley’s original 7-inch 45rpm singles on Sun, pressed in a hypnotic yellow and black marble colored vinyl. Additionally, a bonus 7-inch EP of four Elvis songs recorded at Sun which didn’t see release until later are collected in a prime pretty picture sleeve and pressed on yellow and black “sun ray” splattered vinyl. 

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Legendary rocker Paul Rodgers says health crisis nearly silenced his voice: “I couldn’t speak”

CBS MORNINGS – Watch the full interview here

Legendary rocker Paul Rodgers, best known as the frontman for the bands Free and Bad Company, has opened up about a health crisis that almost robbed him of his ability to sing. The singer and songwriter who has been making music for five decades had kept his struggle a secret — until now.

Several years ago, Rodgers suffered 11 minor strokes and two major strokes, leaving him without the ability to speak.
“I couldn’t do anything to be honest,” Rodgers said. “I couldn’t speak. That was the very strange thing. You know, I’d prepare something in my mind and I’d say it, but that isn’t what came out and I’d go, ‘What the heck did I just say?’”

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Join The #ElvisDemoChallenge On TikTok

Giveaway alert! 🚨 On July 18, 1953, 18 year old Elvis Presley walked into Sun Studio for the first time to record a demo. After paying $3.98, Elvis walked out with a two side demo.
Now it’s your turn to record your own version of “My Happiness” or “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin.” 🎙 Record a video covering one of the two songs and upload to TikTok with the hashtag #ElvisDemoChallenge. The winner will receive a re-pressed copy of Elvis’ demo and a copy of the book “Sun Records: The Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll.”

Must be 18 or older and reside in the United States to enter. Contest ends August 1, 2023. 🎶 Find these iconic songs on Elvis At Sun here:

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