The news arrives less than nine months after the Wheeler Boys self-released the album My Brother’s Keeper in December 2010. Southern Ground is Brown’s independently owned and operated record label, and home to such modern country and roots acts as Sonia Leigh, Blackberry Smoke, the Wood Brothers and more.
When My Brother’s Keeper initially arrived as a local release back in December, the album bore the mark of Southern Ground along with dirty South hip-hop staple Dungeon Family. However, both logos appeared as respective nod to the group, and with no real affiliation at the time. Now the deal has been sealed with Southern Ground. The next move is to cut the album’s 14 songs down to a six-track EP with new cover art and send it out across the country through the label’s distribution channels.
“Zac is a Georgia boy just like us, and he was influenced by everything that was going on around him when he was growing up,” says Sean Wheeler. “He liked our music so he’s signed us on, which is kind of unprecedented.”
Now that the Wheeler Boys are part of the Southern Ground roster there’s talk of the group spearheading an “urban division” for the label, but for now it’s only in the talking stages. The refined My Brother’s Keeper EP should arrive sometime in September.
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