Shriver Leaves Asylum Records

Asylum Records President Evelyn Shriver has resigned from the label, the Associated Press reports. Also exiting is A&R executive Susan Nadler. The moves come 10 months after Asylum was folded into Nashville-based Warner Bros. Records. Shriver, a former publicist for high-profile clients Randy Travis, Alan Jackson and Tammy Wynette, became the first woman president of a Nashville label when she took the Asylum post in 1998. During her tenure the label released two critically acclaimed albums — Cold Hard Truth by George Jones and Trio II by Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt. Shriver now plans to open an independent label and has signed former O’Kanes member Jamie O’Hara, reports The Tennessean. Asylum will continue as a Warner Bros. imprint. The label’s current roster includes George Jones, Kasey Chambers, Chalee Tennison, Bryan White, Lila McCann and Chad Austin.