Monument Records Relaunches

Manager Jason Owen, songwriter/producer Shane McAnally and Sony Music Entertainment have launched Monument Records with singer-songwriters Caitlyn Smith and Walker Hayes first to its roster. Owens and McAnally will serve as Co-Presidents of the new venture and UMG/Nashville Dir./Marketing Katie McCartney has joined as SVP/Marketing & Label Operations. Industry vet Kelli Porter has been named Mgr./Marketing & Label Operations. "It's always an amazing opportunity to work with two people who are as talented and nice as Jason and Shane," says SME CEO Doug Morris. "We're proud to be their partners under the iconic Monument name. Jason is a highly respected label and management executive who has played an important role in the careers of some of Nashville's biggest stars and most exciting newcomers, and Shane is an incredibly accomplished songwriter and fantastic talent developer. We think they’re a great team and a terrific addition to the Sony Music family." More later in Country Aircheck Today (1/26).