SOURCE: Kountreeboyz Entertainment

Kountreeboyz Entertainment

January 04, 2011 16:01 ET

Kountreeboyz Entertainment Announces Additions to Their Powerhouse Team

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - Kountreeboyz Entertainment had a successful and exciting year with their initial signing, rockin' country group Coldwater Canyon Band ( spending 29 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales Chart with their single "Nobody Knows." But the label was just getting started and is proud to announce new additions to their team for 2011.

CEO Thomas Goodin will continue to oversee day-to-day label operations and A&R activities.

Bernard Manier will oversee Label Development, Marketing and Sponsorships. Manier has worked with N.W.A., Easy-E, Luke & The Two Live Crew, Columbia Records, T.V.T. Records, Ja-Rule, Bounty Killer, and Lil Jon.

Heading up Video Promotions is Steve Baker, owner of Visual Image Marketing. Clients include Dolly Parton, Sara Evans, The Grascals, Michael Sarver ("American Idol" Top 10 Finalist), Eddy Raven, Don Williams, Gene Watson, and more.

Lori Johns will serve as National Sales Director. Johns has worked with Priority Virgin, Hollywood Records, Universal Music Distribution, Independent Music Entertainment, Titan Worldwide Outdoor, and Musicians Institute.

Don Huggins of Deh Tyme Entertainment will focus on Marketing/Retail and Distribution, and specializes in regional and national marketing campaigns.

Overseeing Licensing and Merchandising is Russell Tate, who has over 30 years experience in the clothing business and extensive experience in licensing.

Sean "Barney" Thomas will handle music production for Kountreeboyz Entertainment artists. Thomas produced Coldwater Canyon Band's debut album Just Getting Started and has previously worked with Dr. Dre, Doggystyle, No Authority, Lil Romeo, Robyn, Deion Sanders and more.

Kountreeboyz Entertainment has also teamed with BBM Bookings & Management to provide booking for artists. BBM Bookings & Management has worked with 50 Cent, Beyonce, Rihanna, Drake and more.

The press has been praising Coldwater Canyon band, including Kevin Gerhsan, Producer/Director of "Entertainment Tonight," who said, "Howie Vaughn's Coldwater Canyon Band is one of hottest young country bands hitting the scene. Their unique and fresh 'California' sound really makes them stand out from the crowd. They are certainly among the 'Ones To Watch'!"

Coldwater Canyon recently released their second single "Peace Of Mind," a touching tribute to the men and women who courageously serve and protect our country in the military. "Peace Of Mind" can be purchased online at and iTunes. 50% of proceeds from the track will be donated to

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Chrissy Sutphin
    LUCK Media & Marketing, Inc.
    (818) 232-4175