Open Road Recordings Lands Four Songs in Top 15 at Country Radio

5 Year Anniversary Milestone Marked by Giving Back with 15 Acts of Kindness Initiative

Tuesday July 19, 2018 – Open Road Recordings, founded in 2003 by music industry veteran, Ron Kitchener is fast approaching a 15-year anniversary milestone which is notably marked September 2018, with an impressive archive of more than 100 Top 10 hits over the years. Just this week, the label has four Top 15 Singles on the Mediabase Country Chart, including:

TIM HICKS – Loud (6)
HUNTER BROTHERS – Those Were The Nights (10)
DEAN BRODY – Good Goodbye (14)
MADELINE MERLO – Neon Love (15)

Open Road Recordings is celebrating their upcoming anniversary by giving back to causes that resonate with the Canadian music industry and artists on their roster, with 15 Acts of Kindness leading into the CCMA Awards weekend in Hamilton. A wide range of causes have been selected for an act of kindness, with one cause being selected per week, up until the CCMA Awards on Sunday September 9. Some of this month’s incredible acts include creating 50 care packages for the Red Door Shelter, supporting and attending the first day of London Girls Rock Camp, and Not In My City, Paul Brandt’s awareness project to combat Child Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking. In addition, #ORR15ActsofKindness popped up in Calgary last weekend, where Open Road had three acts (Tim Hicks, Rover Town Saints, The Road Hammers) playing different venues, in order to support the locally housed National Music Centre. Stay tuned for more news on this compelling initiative by following the #ORR15ActsofKindness hashtag.

Open Road Recordings and RGK Entertainment are also celebrating a number of recent CCMA Awards nominations, including 7 nominations for artists on the roster, and 3 for the company itself, including; Record Company of the Year, Management Company of the Year and Creative Director of the Year. Kitchener and his team have remained steadfast in their focus on artist development since the very beginning, when with their work involved helping to develop the careers of High Valley and Johnny Reid, as well as working with music icon, Taylor Swift. Now their achievement in the artist development realm is marked with an impressive 3 CCMA nominations for their talented, new development act on the rise, Hunter Brothers, who have become known for their impressive viral following and unique sound, as well as the success of Madeline Merlo, who has amassed a total of four songs in the Top 15 over the course of her short career to date.

This summer will also see Dean Brody take to the Budweiser Stage for his second headline show, with special guests such as American star, Michael Ray and Great Big Sea front man, Alan Doyle.

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About Open Road Recordings:
Open Road Recordings, founded in 2003 by Ron Kitchener, has been selected as the #1 Canadian country label for six consecutive years. The 15-year anniversary milestone was notably marked with an impressive archive of more than 100 Top 10 hits over the years.

About RGK Entertainment:
RGK Entertainment Group, founded by country music mainstay, Ron Kitchener, is a management company known for being a progressive, global, force within an increasingly competitive entertainment industry. The umbrella of RGK Entertainment Group includes: Open Road Recordings, Canada’s #1 country record label; publishing companies Roots Three Music and Rogue 11, DART Events, a touring events planning company,, Canada’s premiere music news source and RGK One Shot Productions. Kitchener’s innovative management style and business acumen has led to a talented roster that includes JUNO winners Doc Walker, Dean Brody, The Road Hammers, Tim Hicks, Blackjack Billy, River Town Saints, Hunter Brothers and Madeline Merlo in addition to newcomers Jessica Mitchell, and Sons of Daughters.

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Erin Richards
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