NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Foundry Records finalizes its promotion team with the addition of industry veterans Brad Howell, Pat Surnegie and Mary Lynne O’Neil as Directors of Regional Promotion. All will report directly to Rick Baumgartner, who has been promoted to VP Promotion from his previous position as National Director of Promotion.

Howell’s background includes Warner Bros., Broken Bow Records, Valory Music Group and Equity; reach him here. Surnegie has prior stops at Warner Bros., Mercury and MCA; reach him here. O’Neil joined Foundry Records from Cold River Records; reach her here. Baumgartner has over two decades of country promotion experience with Warner Bros., Decca, Atlantic, Broken Bow Records and Black River Entertainment; reach him here.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to oversee and lead the promotion efforts at Foundry Records,” says Baumgartner. “Brad, Pat and Mary Lynne bring years of promotion experience, relationships and vast knowledge to the team. I look forward to furthering our partnerships with country radio.”

Foundry Records’ GRAMMY®, ACM and CMA winning Shenandoah‘s “I’d Take Another One of Those” featuring Zac Brown Band will impact radio in October. The label’s up-and-coming artist, Austin Merrill, will have his debut single shipped to radio in early 2021.

Formed under the leadership of GM and manager Cole Johnstone, Foundry Records launched last year in partnership with ADA Worldwide as a full-service independent record label based out of Nashville, Tenn. that is dedicated to long-term artist development and includes a diverse roster of artists. 

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