Larry Pareigis, President

Larry Pareigis PresidentAfter graduating with honors from Middle Tennessee State University’s School Of Mass Communications, Pareigis continued the radio career he’d started in Savannah, GA. at 14 with stops at WKDA-AM/WKDF-FM Nashville, WSM-AM-FM/TNN/CMT Nashville, KRST Albuquerque, KNCI/KRAK/KHTK Sacramento & KYCY San Francisco, winning a Gavin program director of the year award on the way.

Post-radio, after a brief stop at Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss’ ALMO Sounds, Pareigis went to work for the newly-rejuvenated Monument Records label under the Sony Nashville umbrella. During his decade with the company that would be Sony BMG Nashville, he ran promotion for each label – at some points ALL the labels – under that umbrella, including the aforementioned Monument, Columbia, Epic & Lucky Dog.

During that decade, he was responsible for breaking acts like Dixie Chicks, Gretchen Wilson, Montgomery Gentry, Van Zant, Miranda Lambert, Buddy Jewell & many more.

Upon leaving SBMG in 2007, Pareigis founded Nine North Records, Nashville’s first “virtual” record label, providing promotion and marketing services to country artists. In February of 2010, Pareigis created Turnpike Music as a companion label to Nine North Records. Turnpike Music will focus on promoting country music to the radio stations that are part of both the Activator and Indicator country charts.

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