Giantslayer Records

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Giantslayer Records
Founded 2004
Founder Rory Lee Feek
Tim Johnson
Status Stopped operations in 2009
Genre Country
Country of origin USA
Location Nashville, Tennessee

Giantslayer Records was an American independent record label specializing in country music. It was established in 2004 by songwriters Rory Lee Feek and Tim Johnson in Nashville, Tennessee.

Songwriters included Rory Lee Feek born in Atchison, Kansas. Feek has co-written Blake Shelton's Number One single "Some Beach", as well as Top 5 hits for Clay Walker ("The Chain of Love") and Collin Raye ("Someone You Used to Know"). He and Joey Martin founded the duo Joey + Rory in 2008. Tim Johnson, cofounder, grew up in western Oregon. He has written more than one hundred country music songs for other artists, including hits for George Strait, Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Byrd, Diamond Rio, and Alan Jackson. Other writers added later to the list included Helen Darling, Blaine Larsen, Mandy McCauley (MixMasterMandy), Paul Sikes and Jamie Teachenor.

The label's first release was Blaine Larsen's 2004 album In My High School, which was re-issued in 2005 as Off to Join the World on BNA Records in association with Giantslayer.

In December 2007, Giantslayer and Capitol Records released a Christmas song entitled "Bring Him Home Santa". Written by Feek and Johnson, the song was sung by an anonymous six-year-old girl and credited to the Song Trust.[1] On the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart dated for the week of January 5, 2008, "Bring Him Home Santa" reached a peak of #29. Song Trust released an album, The Dog Singer, on June 16, 2009. The album's first single, "Choose Me," was released to country radio in July 2009.

The company folded after Rory Lee Feek got more involved in the husband and wife duo project Joey + Rory

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  1. ^ "Capitol/Giantslayer team to release Xmas song". Country Standard Time. 2007-12-05. Retrieved 2007-12-16.