New West Records

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New West Records is a record label based in Nashville, Tennessee and Athens, Georgia. It was established in 1998 by Cameron Strang, and has been home to indie rock, alternative country, and Americana bands.[1] Their records are distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance.[2]

The label has had numerous releases debut in the Billboard Top 200 and has a number of Grammy award winning artists and releases including Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, Rickie Lee Jones, Kris Kristofferson and Delbert McClinton. In addition, the roster includes Ben Lee, Buddy & Julie Miller, Corb Lund, Ian Hunter, John Hiatt, Jordan Zevon, Mark Olson & Gary Louris, Old 97's, Randall Bramblett, Ray Davies, Stephen Bruton, The Drams, The Flatlanders and Tim Easton. The extensive catalogue includes releases from Benji Hughes, Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell and Vic Chesnutt.

In 2007 and 2008 New West was recognized by NARM as the entertainment software supplier of the year. New West Records also exclusively releases CDs and DVDs from the award-winning television program “Austin City Limits”. The label recently released the Crazy Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack which features the Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning song “The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)” co-written by T-Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham.

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