Homeland Entertainment Group announced today the development of their brand new Christian Country label, Monteagle Records, as they recruited and welcomed aboard new A&R Director, Michael Douchette, of Gallatin, TN.
â€œWe are excited about Mike coming on board,â€ stated Bob Jones, CEO of Homeland Entertainment Group. â€œWe believe Christian Country music is a very important genre in todayâ€™s music scene. Mike will be signing groups on our new Monteagle Christian Country label and will be the A & R Director for the label.â€
Under Jones direction, Homeland has had over a 40 year track record of Southern Gospel music success with such names as Ramboâ€™s, Oak Ridge Boys, Bill Gaither Trio, Stamps Quartet, Imperials, Speer Family, and Cathedral Quartet, making the legendary Nashville-based entertainment company “home.”
Douchette is the son of the late, William Douchette, (stage name: “Sheriff” Tex Davis) who with Gene Vincent penned the 50â€™s rock sensation, â€œBe-Bop-a-Lula.â€ The song, along with Sheriff Texâ€™s management, songwriting, and country music radio experience as a DJ, landed him in a promoter position with Nashville-based Monument Records. In 1967, he began making an even greater impact on music row. Sheriff Tex promoted and ignited the explosive careers of Dolly Parton, Jeanne Seely, Kris Kristofferson, and many other successful artists. His business savvy, charismatic personality, and passion for music landed him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, stamping his name in music history as a pioneer in country music, and giving him the distinct status as one of Nashvilleâ€™s Rock and Roll founders.
With a rich music heritage planted and cultivated by his father, Michael Douchetteâ€™s career began at age 19 in a harmonica overdub with Ronnie Prophet and continues flourishing today. His many contributions to the music industry reads like a whoâ€™s who of not only Country music, but Southern Gospel music as well. A short list of his credits includes a seven-year tour with George Jones and Tammy Wynette.
Douchetteâ€™s creditability and phenomenal talents positioned him early on as one of the most in-demand session players in both Country and Gospel music. His distinct harmonica contributions to the legendary Alabama â€œMountain Musicâ€ platinum project is only one example of a lifelong list of his credits.
With this latest move into Homeland Entertainment Groupâ€™s top Christian Country slot, Douchette will be following in his fatherâ€™s footsteps as he develops new artists and helps them realize their career goals. Having been bathed in country music from childhood, and having steadily built a respected name reminiscent of his fatherâ€™s, industry insiders are expecting positive results from his endeavors ahead. General consensus: Douchette will develop and launch new artists onto the music scene, expanding Christian Country into new arenas with much success. Many colleagues who have worked with him during his 35 years in the music industry predict the “Douchette” name will once again go down in history.
Michael Douchette, A&R, Monteagle Records
Homeland Entertainment Group
266 East Main
Gallatin, TN 37066
Read more about Michael Douchette in this month’s issue of SGN Scoops Digital, available Monday, September 14!