Warner Bros. Records Introduces Label Imprint JACK RECORDS

10/04/04

Full On Comedic Label is Home to Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Larry The Cable Guy, Ron White At The Launch

Warner Bros. Records is proud to announce the new comedic imprint Jack Records, WBR/Jack Records. The imprint is founded on the successes of Warner Bros. Records' comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall and the newly signed Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White, all now recording under the WBR/Jack Records moniker. Manager JP Williams will become CEO of Jack Records effectively immediately. Collectively, these comedians have sold nearly 20 million records.

The first release for Jack Records is multi-platinum comedian Bill Engvall's A Decade of Laughs on October 26th following with Larry The Cable Guy's A Very Larry Christmas on November 16th. Rounding out the label's awesome initial releases on November 23rd is The Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again, featuring Foxworthy, Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White.

"I am very excited about the new comedy label Jack Records. Forming this company with Warner Bros. Records is a perfect fit considering our past successes with artist such as Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall," states CEO of Jack Records J.P. Williams.. "We are going to be releasing some great projects in 2004 and we are looking forward to many more opportunities in the future."

Jeff Foxworthy continues to be the biggest selling comedic artist in history. He has received four Grammy nominations for his work, has authored eleven best selling books, his a host of a weekly radio show "The Foxworthy Countdown" and is one of the masterminds behind The Blue Collar Comedy Tour and the highly successful Blue Collar TV series on the WB network.

Bill Engvall is also a top selling comedian residing atop the charts for over 15 straight weeks with his debut Here's Your Sign followed by several top selling releases, as well as starring on Blue Collar TV and his current TV special "Here's Your Sign" on Comedy Central.

Larry the Cable Guy is currently sitting atop the Comedy Album Chart with his gold selling debut Lord I Apologize. He is currently on tour and can also be seen on Blue Collar TV and his own special "Git-R-Done" on Comedy Central.

Ron White is a regular headliner at comedy clubs across the US. Ron joins his label mates with his own Comedy Central special "They Call Me Tater Salad," is also airing this fall. He is currently developing a show for the WB network.

Released in 2003, The original motion picture soundtrack for the Blue Collar Comedy Tour-The Movie has spent multiple weeks atop the Comedy Album Sales Chart and was recently certified gold. The DVD for the movie has already scanned over 2.5 million and set a movie ratings record on Comedy Central.

Blue Collar TV attracted over 5.4 million viewers in it debut, making it the second most-watched show in its time period, spawning the network to call for an additional 22 episodes for the season. The series also has an encore airing on Comedy Central.

About Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group, with its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, is the world's largest privately held independent music company. The Company is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Atlantic, Elektra, Lava, Maverick, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word. Warner Music International, a leading company in national and international repertoire, operates through 37 affiliates and numerous licensees in more than 50 countries. Warner Music Group also includes Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide. For more information about Warner Music Group, visit our corporate website at www.wmg.com.

Source: Warner Bros. Records