SOURCE: Kountree Boyz Entertainment

June 06, 2008 14:17 ET

Kountree Boyz Entertainment Artists Tanika Turner and Sean Kristopher Are Creating News Waves Within the Music Community

Tanika Turner Featured on Australian Current Affairs Program, "Today Tonight"; Sean Kristopher's "Miss Understood" Debuts On WWE's "Raw"

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 6, 2008) - Australian R&B sensation Tanika Turner is riding an Aussie-sized wave of excitement over her first single, "It's Right Here," which is holding steady at #8 on Billboard's Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and #3 on Billboard's Hot Dance Singles Sales chart. With an eager public's interest in Tanika and her music growing day by day, her story made its mark on Australia's "Today Tonight," tabloid current affairs program produced by the Seven Network.

Alongside the demand for Tanika's life story, and the expectations over the release of her anticipated debut album, Australia's "Today Tonight" highlighted the creative relationship she has developed with Thomas Goodin, CEO of Kountree Boyz Entertainment, on Thursday, June 4 (Seven Network, 6:30 pm; Turner has been tirelessly performing in song and dance throughout Australia since she was three years old. In her quest to perfecting her singing talents, Tanika reached out through and met Thomas Goodin. After only a few, brief exchanges, Goodin knew he had something big! Tanika was flown to the U.S. and worked in the studio on several tracks. With the meteoric rise of her first single, "It's Right Here," Goodin believes he is truly seeing "the next Britney" in the making. With that in mind, he is currently working on something quite unique. Goodin will be matching up the Australian and U.S. music scenes with a simultaneous release of Tanika Turner's debut album. Based on the talent he has found and continues to pursue, it has been said on numerous occasions that Goodin could be the next Barry Gordy.

KBE artist/producer Sean Kristopher knows the industry well, but his talents reach even beyond the musical norm. WWE Pro-wrestler and 2005 Tag Team Champion Trevor Murdoch needed a theme song and Kristopher entered the musical ring on his side. "Miss Understood" was created by Kristopher and engineered by Steve Walter in record time and has since debuted on WWE's "Raw." Producer Peggy Phillip enjoys the notoriety associated with creating the theme music for a hero of the squared circle: "This was such a fun project to work on with Sean and Steve, the time went by so quickly and we're all really happy with the final track."

Kountree Boyz Entertainment, a full-service record label and music management company is seeking the right distribution company for Tanika Turner, and KBE is focused on bringing new sounds and trends to the music scene. Founded in 2000 by Thomas J. Goodin III from Texas, KBE is currently operated by its L.A.-based COO David Rothstein. Set to be one of the biggest and most influential music labels in their niche, KBE's way has been paved by industry veteran and accomplished producer Sean "Barney Rubble" Thomas, now president of Kountree Boyz. Thomas has worked with a long list of musical greats, including Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, and more recently, Freddie Jackson, Melissa Morgan, and Hi Five. Thomas brings a high quality production and an extremely experienced writing team to his clients, striving to provide unique and distinct sounds for all the Kountree Boyz artists.

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