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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Connor Ray Music Label Announces CEO

Photo: John Abbey, Trudy Lynn

Connor Ray Music Label Announces New CEO

Music industry veteran John Abbey takes the helm January 2015

Houston, Texas based Connor Ray Music announced today that John Abbey will assume control of the day to day operations as General Manager and CEO. Connor Ray Music was originally founded in 1995. Steve Krase, Founder and President of Connor Ray Music, had this to say about the announcement,  “John Abbey is one of the most well-known personalities in this business and brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the company. We are excited about the future of Connor Ray Music with John at the helm!”
John Abbey commented, "I found everyone within Connor Ray and those around Connor Ray to be on the same page. Everyone wants to accomplish the same goals and the unity is amazing.  We will be keeping our eyes open for artists that are of the same mind set. Those that join the Connor Ray family can expect a top notch team to be behind them.  This is truly an exciting time for all of us."
In 2014 Connor Ray Music releases rose to the number 1 and number 3 spots on Billboard's Blues Chart.  Trudy Lynn's “Royal Oaks Blues Cafe'” reached the coveted number 1 spot and Steve Krase's current release “Buckle Up” reached number 3 and is currently moving up on the Americana charts with crossover hits such as "Jolene". 
John Abbey has a long track record in the music industry dating back to the 1960’s when he founded the UK based “Blues and Soul” magazine in 1966. He later went on to work for “Duke Records” and founded the “Action”, “Mojo” and “Contempo” record labels before founding the famed Ichiban Records in 1985 where he helped develop the career of Connor Ray artist Trudy Lynn and many others.
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Trudy Lynn's Royal Oaks Blues Cafe'
is in international distribution and available almost everywhere
Returning recently from the Lucerne Blues Festival Steve Krase's hot new release had moved to number 3 on Billboard's Blues Chart
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