Hall of Fame Partners With Audium for Reissues

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has joined forces with Nashville-based Audium Entertainment to reissue several historic catalog albums. First released on the museum’s CMF Records imprint, the collections will be distributed to stores nationwide this month through Koch International, the New York-based company that distributes Audium Records. The reissues include the lauded Hank Williams: Rare Demos as well as Webb Pierce: King of the Honky Tonk, Faron Young: Live Fast, Love Hard and Johnny Paycheck: The Real Mr. Heartache. Audium also plans to release a series of new albums to coincide with the May 2001 opening of the new Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville. Audium President Nick Hunter said the new works will include everything from classic to contemporary American music. Run by Hunter and Dixie Chicks manager Simon Renshaw, Audium is home to Loretta Lynn, Ricky Van Shelton, Daryle Singletary, the Tractors and the Kentucky HeadHunters.