NASHVILLE In a move anticipated for months, country superstar Alan Jackson might soon be "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow"(RealAudio excerpt) over to RCA when Arista Nashville becomes an RCA imprint as of July 1.
Arista Nashville includes country heavyweights such as Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, BR5-49, Brad Paisley, Diamond Rio, Phil Vassar, Pam Tillis, Lee Roy Parnell, BlackHawk, Radney Foster and Robert Earl Keen.
The Arista Nashville imprint will report to RCA Label Group Chairman Joe Galante. Arista will continue a separate artist roster and promotion department, but all other functions will be handled by RCA Label Group staff. Founding Arista Nashville President Tim DuBois announced his resignation several months ago, to join Gaylord Entertainment when his contract expires July 1.
Tillis and Paisley are recording new albums. Arista and RCA have recently dropped several artists, including Jim Lauderdale (RCA), Jason Sellers (BNA), Sherrie Austin (Arista) and Lorrie Morgan (BNA).