16th Avenue Records

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16th Avenue Records
Parent company Apple Productions
Founded 1981 (1981)
Founder Stan Campbell, Veronica Mataseje
Defunct 1990 (1990)
Status Defunct
Genre Country
Country of origin Canada, U.S.
Location Toronto, Nashville

16th Avenue Records was an independent record label specializing in country music. The first 16th Avenue label was founded in Toronto in May 1981 by Apple Productions Corporation principals Stan Campbell and Veronica Mataseje. In May 1984, 16th Avenue Records moved to Nashville, Tennessee. In 1987 the Opryland Music Group assumed the 16th Avenue Records name. The label's first signee was Charley Pride, whose 1987 single "Have I Got Some Blues for You" was the label's first release.[1]

Other artists who recorded for 16th Avenue included Vicki Bird, Canyon, Lane Caudell, John Conlee, Neal McCoy, Robin & Cruiser, John Wesley Ryles, and Randy VanWarmer. The label closed in November 1990.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Label Has 'Pride'". Ocala Star-Banner. 10 February 1987. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
  2. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (7 December 1996). "Gaylord Buys Word's Music Companies". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media: 90–.