Columbus, MS / Jennings, LA (May 26, 2016) Â â€“ Dennis McKay, President of M.A.C. Records, announced this morning on the HLE Radio Morning Show with Hunter Logan the creation of two new divisions under the M.A.C. Records label â€“ Magnolia Records and Route 82 Records.
â€œAs our roster of artists has grown and become more diverse, it just seemed natural to create two divisions under the M.A.C. umbrella â€“ one for Southern Gospel/Contemporary and one for Christian Country. Magnolia Records will be the division for our Southern Gospel/Contemporary Christian artists and Route 82 will be the division for our Christian Country artists.Â We wanted to stay true to our Mississippi roots which is why we selected the Magnolia theme and Route 82 is a major U.S. highway that runs through our home base of Columbus, MSâ€, commented Dennis McKay, Owner of M.A.C. Records.
In addition to the new divisions, M.A.C. Records is also announcing their continued partnership with Double E Promotions and their new partnership with Hey Yâ€™all Media for exclusive radio promotion. Double E Promotions is one of the top Christian Country radio promotions company and they will be handling radio promotions for the artists on the Route 82 label. The M.A.C. artists have been blessed with a number of charting songs over the past year and a half while working with Double E Promotions.
â€œIt is a great pleasure to work with M.A.C. Records and their great roster of talent, congrats for the expansion. Dennis and Leslie McKay are a blessing to the gospel music industryâ€, commented Perry Edge, President/CEO of Double E Promotions.
Hey Yâ€™all Media is one of the top radio promotions company in Southern Gospel radio and they will be handling radio promotions for the artists on the Magnolia Records label. The first single that is going to radio in June under the new partnership is â€œGod Did Itâ€ from Trinity Threeâ€™s newest project, â€œThe Climbâ€. Trinity Three is the newest artist to sign with M.A.C. Records.
â€œWhen Dennis and Leslie approached me about working radio for some of their talented M.A.C. artists, I was very excited. I can’t wait to see all the exciting things God has in store!â€ mentioned Vonda Easley, President/Owner of Hey Yâ€™all Media.
M.A.C. Records makes its home at Studio 115A, the McKayâ€™s recording studio, in historic Columbus, Mississippi. M.A.C. Records was a record label owned by Dennisâ€™ father, Robert McKay, back in the 60â€™s. The label laid dormant for about 50 years until Dennis and Leslie McKay revived it in 2011 to carry on the tradition of gospel music.
â€œM.A.C. Records is about ministry to Christian artists, helping them make connections with others, and giving them a place to record the music and message God has given them to share.Â We are very proud of all of our artists on the M.A.C. label and we are looking forward to the futureâ€, remarked Dennis McKay.
Currently, the artists on the M.A.C. Records label are:
Magnolia Records: Capstone Quartet; Amy Richardson; Shane Cruse; Trinity Three; Mary Katherine Reed
Route 82 Records: Carol Barham; Kenny Gardner; McKay Project