Toronto, ON; January 7, 2014 – 2013 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards Rising Star Award-Winner Bobby Wills has signed a two year production and distribution deal (inclusive of back catalogue) with leading Canadian country music label MDM Recordings Inc. (MDM/Universal Music Canada). As part of the deal Wills has secured management with powerhouse partners and industry veterans Mike Denney and CCMA award-winner Mitch Merrett.
Shares Denney, President of MDM “We have known Bobby for many years and have watched his career takeoff; 2014 is set to be another strong year for him with the release of his next album. He is a very talented musician and a welcome addition to our ever-growing roster.”
The first single “Crazy Enough” off his forthcoming album (of the same title) will be released to Canadian country music radio on Monday, January 27, 2014. A departure from his previous hits, “Crazy Enough” is an explosion of full instrumentation, blending acoustic and electric guitars in complement to heavy percussion.
“I have admired the MDM team, and have a great deal of respect for their commitment to the “road-family” spirit and their strong collaborative effort with the artists they represent. This is the perfect new home for me as I introduce my latest project and mix things up with a new sound!” says Wills.
Channelling an alter-ego rebel spirit, Wills pushes his artistic envelope with edgier lyrics featured in the new single, “I don’t back up and I don’t back down… I’ve never been a play it safe kinda guy, so if you’re thinking about calling my bluff, I ain’t all the way crazy, just crazy enough.” The track is co-written by Wills, Walt Aldridge and Michael Pyle. The new 10-track album is set for release in the summer of 2014 and will feature a blend of Wills signature more traditional country sound, contrasted with a raw, rock-country vibe.
Wills will be performing this week during the OH CANADA COCKTAIL PARTY in Los Angeles on Thursday evening January 9th from 8 pm to 1 am on the stunning Roof Garden of the exclusive The Peninsula Beverly Hills. Human rights activist/producer/director Kweku Mandela, a grandson of the late South African activist and former president Nelson Mandela, has joined actress/comedienne Catherine O’Hara and comedian/director David Steinberg on the host committee to benefit the Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, a brand new national museum scheduled to open September 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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ABOUT MDM Recordings Inc.:
Founded in the spring of 2008, Canadian country music label, distributor and artist management company MDM Recordings Inc. (MDM) was created by Mike Denney to help independent artists with the diverse development in all aspects of their respective careers. In his role as President, Denney has over 25 years’ experience in the Canadian music industry, and founded the organization through a personal drive to put the music back in the music business, offering represented talent the tools and resources required for successful professional development. Mitch Merrett joined in partnership with MDM in the fall of 2009, bringing his vast creative, musical and business acumen to expand organizational activity and talent roster. In strategic complement to country music focused MDM, sister company Acronym Records is designed to support the talented artists who do not fit in the country music genre by way of offering the same level of superior service. MDM is proudly distributed through Universal Music Canada.
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