Black River Entertainment's CEO Gordon Kerr announces the signing of acclaimed recording artist and songwriter Josh Wilson to both Black River Christian and Black River Publishing.
Black River Entertainment's CEO Gordon Kerr says, "What a privilege to get to know Josh Wilson and his beautiful family. His heart for ministry matched with this incredible music is the perfect complement to the vision of Black River Christian."
Wilson, who was named ASCAP's Writer/Artist of the Year in 2012, independently released two albums before signing with Sparrow Records/Capitol CMG. Recording six albums with the label, he achieved multiple Top 10 radio singles, including two No. 1's ("Jesus Is Alive" and "Before The Morning"). He's also toured with artists such as Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day and Casting Crowns.
Black River Christian's VP of National Promotion Brian Thiele says, "I had the privilege of working with Josh when he debuted as an artist, and I'm so excited to be reunited with him at Black River. He is one of the most talented musicians and song writers in this industry. Not only is he using the gift of music to change lives, his love for people and his heart to serve are inspiring. I can't wait for what's next!"
Wilson's new label is also home to Hannah Kerr whose new single "Warrior" debuted as the most added single at Christian Radio (8/18). Now as a writer for Black River Publishing, Wilson joins a GRAMMY-winning roster of talented songwriters, producers and artists.
"Josh Wilson's amazing gift for songwriting and his genuine desire to use it for God's glory are truly inspirational to the Black River Publishing creative team," adds VP of Black River Publishing Dave Pacula. "Along with Black River Christian, we are thrilled to welcome him to the family!"
Echoing Pacula's sentiment, Wilson shares, "I'm beyond excited to be a part of the Black River family. Since the first time I walked in the building, it felt like home. We're all on the same page in terms of vision and direction, and I truly believe the years to come hold many great things."
ABOUT JOSH WILSON: Texas-native Josh Wilson started taking piano lessons in fourth grade, learned guitar and drums in sixth and seventh grade, and fell in love with songwriting in college at Nashville's Belmont University. A self-described introvert with an aversion to the spotlight, Wilson never dreamed he'd be the one behind the mic, but God had other plans. When he signed his first record deal in 2006, Wilson has become a staple at radio, amassing six Top 10 hits on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart, including "That Was Then, This Is Now," "Savior, Please," "I Refuse," "Fall Apart," "Carry Me" and "Before The Morning," which landed the No. 4 spot on Billboard's 2012 Year-End Christian Songs chart. He's toured with some of the genre's biggest acts, including Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, Matthew West and Casting Crowns; and even veteran artists who applaud Wilson's carefully honed musicianship have admired his impressive live show. He's been known to have as many as 20 instruments on-stage at any given time (and knows how to play all of them).
Wilson resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife of eight years, Becca and their two-year old son Asher. For more information about Josh Wilson, please visit JoshWilsonMusic.com and on his social links below.
ABOUT BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT:
Underneath the Black River Entertainment umbrella is a family of record labels, a management company, a GRAMMY-winning publishing company, and state-of-the-art recording studios.
Black River Records, Black River Americana, Black River Christian and Passport Productions make up the family of record labels. The combined roster of artists includes Abby Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Jacob Davis, Ronnie Milsap and Craig Morgan; Carolina Story; Hannah Kerr and Josh Wilson; and Nikita Karmen. Thrive Management provides artist management services within Black River Christian.
Black River Publishing is home to many talented writers including: Hit songwriters/producers Bobby Huff, Josh Kerr and Forest Glen Whitehead, songwriters/artists Ben Caver, Eddie Garcia, Nikita Karmen, John King, Scott Stepakoff, Anna Vaus, Nick Wayne and Painted West, songwriters/Black River recording artists Abby Anderson, Carolina Story, Jacob Davis, Hannah Kerr and Josh Wilson, and the catalogues of hit-songwriter/Black River Recording artist Kelsea Ballerini, hit songwriter/producer Doug Johnson and GRAMMY-winning songwriter Josh Osborne. For more information about Black River Publishing, please visit www.blackriverpublishing.com.
Owned and operated by BRE, the historic Sound Stage and Ronnie's Place studios are located on Nashville's famous Music Row and have set the standard legendary artists/musicians/producers have appreciated since the late 1960s. Artists from multiple genres have cut hits in these studios including 50 Cent, Kelsea Ballerini, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Casting Crowns, Alice Cooper, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Jerry Lee Lewis, Reba McEntire, Craig Morgan, PHISH, Taylor Swift, Shania Twain and Keith Urban.
Part of the Pegula Sports and Entertainment family, which includes the NFL's Buffalo Bills, NHL's Buffalo Sabres, AHL's Rochester Americans, NLL's Buffalo Bandits, HARBORCENTER, Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER, KeyBank Center, and IMPACT Sports Performance, Black River Entertainment and its entities are based in Nashville, TN. For more information, please visit www.blackriverent.com.