March 20, 2018 / 11:44 AM

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Country Stars Craig Campbell, Ronnie Dunn Sign New Label Deals


Craig Campbell and Ronnie Dunn are signed country artists once again. Campbell's old label — Red Bow Records — shut down, while Dunn's own Little Will-E label apparently wasn't enough of a platform.

"I've had my eyes on them and am just in awe of how they have been breaking artists and are having so much success in being a powerhouse record label," Campbell told Billboard. "Some people would call them an independent, but they have been kicking everybody's butt."

In October, Campbell hinted that a deal was imminent.

"This year has been a rollercoaster," Campbell told Rolling Stone Country. "I had my highest-charting single I've ever had ("Keep Them Kisses Coming"), and then my record label closed. But I made a couple of calls ... There was a label in town I really wanted to at least talk to, and it ended up that we started negotiating."

Dunn, meanwhile, signed to NASH Icon with a recent Facebook photo (below).

The label is home to recently-signed Reba McEntire, who told Rolling Stone in October that she wants to bring country girl power back to the forefront.

"It's been a weird time in country music for females, and it's in a trend now that I'm hoping is going to be more female friendly, for personal reasons," she said.

From RS: McEntire has already cut 11 tracks for the new project, working with producers Tony Brown and James Stroud. She told Garner, "I've got three more to record ... I'm always trying to beat out what I have already, so we just keep looking."

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