Producer, Talent Manager Launching New Label

Producer Chuck Howard and nightclub owner and talent manager Herbert Graham will soon launch their H2E Records label. Capitol Records is expected to handle distribution.

Howard has produced albums for LeAnn Rimes, Jeff Carson, Hank Williams Jr., Hank Williams III, Perfect Stranger and Trini Triggs, among others. Graham, who co-manages Triggs, owns the Denim & Diamonds and Graham Central Station entertainment complexes.

A spokeswoman for Capitol Records verifies that the company is in negotiation to distribute H2E.

While confirming the basic details of the new label, Howard declines to name any artists on its roster. “We’re so close to having all the artists signed,” he says. “I think we’re a week away from announcing.”

Edward Morris is a veteran of country music journalism. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a frequent contributor to