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September 6

September 6, 2005 – Buena Vista Music Group and EMI Music Sign Exclusive License Agreement

“It is a unique opportunity to enter such a promising venture with a company like Disney.” – Chairman and CEO of EMI Music Continental Europe Jean-Francois Cecillon

On September 6, 2005, it was announced that EMI Music and the Walt Disney Company’s Buena Vista Music Group had signed an exclusive agreement that allowed EMI to represent and promote Disney’s music offerings – including Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, Lyric Street Records, and Mammoth Records – within the UK, Continental Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East. This catalogue was vast, featuring Disney’s 75-year music history through its films, as well as upcoming artists under the newer labels, such as Jesse McCartney and Rascal Flatts.

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October 28

October 28, 2008 – The Rascal Flatts Album Greatest Hits Volume 1 is Released Through Lyric Street Records

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“This much I know is true, that God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you.”

On October 28, 2008, the first greatest hits album by country group Rascal Flatts, entitled Greatest Hits Volume 1, was released on Disney-owned country label Lyric Street Records. The album contained 13 of the band’s best hits from their first four studio albums, including “I’m Movin’ On,” “I Melt,” and “Bless the Broken Road.” The album also contained three Christmas songs as bonus tracks. The album peaked at number two on the Top Country Albums, and number 6 of the Billboard 200. The album was reissued in 2009 with four live bonus tracks, along with an audio interview with the band.

September 25

September 25, 2007 – The Rascal Flatts Album Still Feels Good is Released Through Lyric Street Records

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“I wanna know everything about you then, and I wanna go down every road you’ve been.”

On September 25, 2007, the fifth studio album by country recording artist Rascal Flatts, entitled Still Feels Good, was released through Disney-owned Lyric Street Records. The album spawned five singles, including “Take Me There” and “Here,” which both peaked at number one on the US Country charts. The album itself peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 and the Top Country Albums charts, selling 547,000 copies in its first week.

July 8

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July 8, 2008 – The Compilation Album Country Sings Disney is Released Through Walt Disney Records and Lyric Street Records

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“Life is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long.”

On July 8, 2008, the compilation album Country Sings Disney was released through a joint record label release with Walt Disney Records and Lyric Street Records (the Walt Disney Records country label). The album featured reinterpretations of Disney classics, such as “When I See An Elephant Fly” by Josh Gracin and “Part of Your World” by Faith Hill, as well as country songs from Pixar films, such as “Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts. The album featured several heavy-hitters within the country music scene, including Bonnie Raitt, Little Big Town, and Tim McGraw. The album peaked at number 15 on the Top Country Albums chart, as well as 91 on the Billboard 200.

May 11

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May 11, 1999 – The Debut Album for the Group SHeDAISY, The Whole SHeBANG , is Released Through Lyric Street Records

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“This same woman that melts with your touch wants you to feel what I’m feeling right now.”

On May 11, 1999, the debut album for country group SHeDAISY, entitled The Whole SHeBANG, was released through Disney’s country music label Lyric Street Records. SHeDAISY was the first group signed to the label after it was incorporated, and the album was given positive reviews on its release. The album peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Top Country Albums, as well as number 70 on the Billboard 200. The album spawned five singles, including “Little Good-Byes,” “This Woman Needs,” “I Will…But,” “Lucky 4 You (Tonight I’m Just Me),” and “Still Holding Out for You.” A rereleased remix version of the album was released three years later, but did not have as much success as its predecessor.

October 2

October 2, 2008 – The Record Label Carolwood Records Opens

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“We’re trying a bit of a different model as we want to grow with our successes…” – Lyric Street VP of Promotions Kevin Herring

On October 2, 2008, the sister label to Lyric Street Records, called Carolwood, was launched in Nashville, Tennessee. The name was taken from the name Walt Disney gave to his backyard railroad set, the Carolwood Pacific Railroad. The first artist signed to the label was Jessica Andrews, followed by Trent Tomlinson. Unfortunately, the label was shuttered in November 2009, with many of the artists getting shuffled to other Disney labels, including Lyric Street, which itself would close in April 2010.

October 29

October 29, 2002 – Country Band Rascal Flatts Releases Their Second Album Melt Through Lyric Street Records

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“Yeah, life throws you curves, but you learned to swerve; me, I swung and I missed.”

On October 29, 2002, the country band Rascal Flatts released their second album through Lyric Street Records, a label part of the Disney Music Group. Titled Melt, the album was successful for the band, peaking at number 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, and 5 on the Billboard 200. The album also gave the band its first number 1 country hit single with the song “These Days.” The album has since been certified triple platinum.