Lewis, Callari Start New Imprint

Mercury Nashville chief Luke Lewis and artist manager Frank Callari will launch a Nashville-based Mercury imprint during the first quarter of 2001, Billboard reports. Roster for the imprint, as yet unnamed, will include Lucinda Williams, Kim Richey, Robert Earl Keen and Ryan Adams. Williams, Richey and Adams are clients of Callari’s FCC Management. Callari will join the new company as head of A&R and artist development.