Open Road Recordings is a full service record company dedicated to country music, offering marketing, promotion, publicity, A&R and licensing services to its roster. Open Road Recordings represents emerging talent, established artists and international acts. The label is home to JUNO, CMA, ACM, Grammy and Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Award-winning artists.
Founded by Ron Kitchener, Open Road Recordings been the recipient of the Canadian Country Music Association’s awards for Independent Record Company of the Year (2004-2006) and Record Company of the Year (2009-2012). The label is home to award-winning artists Dean Brody, Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, High Valley, Jason McCoy, Ridley Bent, The Road Hammers (certified Gold, on the cusp of Platinum in Canada), Tim Hicks, and has released albums from Johnny Reid (certified five times Platinum in Canada), Prairie Oyster, and Tara Oram.
Open Road Recordings has represented Big Machine and Valory Records in Canada, which includes Taylor Swift (certified ten plus times Platinum in Canada), Reba, Rascal Flatts, Jewel and more.
Open Road Recordings is a partnership with MapleCore Ltd., distributed by Universal Music Canada.