Hank Williams Jr. Signs With Nash Icon Records

Label Roster Also Includes Reba, Martina McBride and Ronnie Dunn

Hank Williams Jr. has signed with Nash Icon Records and is expected to release new music for the label later this year.

Nash Icon, a joint venture between the Big Machine Label Group and Cumulus Media, launched last year. Williams joins Reba, Martina McBride and Ronnie Dunn on the roster.

“Country music singers have always been a real close family,” Williams said, quoting “Family Tradition,” his 1979 hit. “And today, the Nash Icon family has added me as a new member. I have done shows with Ronnie Dunn, recorded a hit record with Reba and absolutely love Martina McBride.

“I am writing songs better than ever and am signed with a label that is already making history. … It’s an exciting time.”

Williams No. 1 hits include “All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down),” “A Country Boy Can Survive,” “Born to Boogie” and “Dixie on My Mind.”

Originally signed to MGM Records, he hit the country charts in 1964 with “Long Gone Lonesome Blues,” a remake of the song first written and recorded by his father, Hank Williams. He began a lengthy relationship with Curb Records in 1977 and released numerous hits as part of Curb’s co-branding with the Warner Bros, Elektra, Capricorn and Asylum imprints.

His most recent album, 2012’s Old School New Rules, was released by Bocephus Records/Blaster. The upcoming project for Nash Icon will be his 37th studio album.