Cingle Records Forms in Nashville and Rainey Qualley Signed as Flagship Artist

The new full service label, Cingle Records, has formed in Nashville with Ohio business woman Edie Steel and a veteran team assembled to lead, brand, market, promote and publicize the company and its artists. The first signing is singer/songwriter Rainey Qualley whose debut single will hit Country radio the first quarter of 2015.


Cingle Records will be led by noted Dallas and Nashville attorney John Shackelford, of Shackelford, Bowen, Zumwalt & Hayes. Veteran Nashville music industry executive Russ Zavitson of Zavitson Music Group will handle A&R for the label and produce Rainey Qualley.


Promotion vets Michael Powers and Matt Corbin and their Star Farm Nashville company will lead radio promotion efforts. Jay Frank’s pioneering DigMark company will cover Cingle’s online marketing efforts, and Nashville branding agency St8mnt will manage traditional branding and marketing campaigns. Thirty Tigers will distribute product released on the label, and Vanessa Davis and Craig Campbell will handle publicity through their company The POD. Denise Zavitson will project manage all aspects of Cingle Records.


Rainey Qualley
Exuding passion and embracing wonder in every endeavor may well be the most defining qualities of Asheville, North Carolina’s native daughter and Cingle Records’ debut artist Rainey Qualley. She moved to Nashville to pursue songwriting but quickly embraced her desire to entertain. She hit the road visiting radio stations across the country with Star Farm Nashville mid-January, and the announcement of her debut single will hit next month.


Cingle Records is based in Nashville, and additional artist signings will be announced in the coming weeks. The label can be contacted at

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