Black River Entertainment

Black River Entertainment

Underneath the Black River Entertainment umbrella is a family of record labels, a management company, a GRAMMY-winning publishing company, and state-of-the-art recording studios.

Black River Records, Black River Americana, Black River Christian and Passport Productions make up the family of record labels. The combined roster of artists includes Abby Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Jacob Davis, Ronnie Milsap and Craig Morgan; Carolina Story; Hannah Kerr and Josh Wilson; and Nikita Karmen. Thrive Management provides artist management services within Black River Christian.

Black River Publishing is home to many talented writers including: Hit songwriters/producers Bobby Huff and Josh Kerr, songwriters/artists Ben Caver, Eddie Garcia, Nikita Karmen, John King, Scott Stepakoff, Anna Vaus, Nick Wayne and Painted West, songwriters/Black River recording artists Abby Anderson, Carolina Story, Jacob Davis, Hannah Kerr and Josh Wilson, and the catalogues of hit-songwriter/Black River Recording artist Kelsea Ballerini, hit songwriters/producers Doug Johnson, Forest Glen Whitehead and GRAMMY-winning songwriter Josh Osborne. For more information about Black River Publishing, please visit

With twenty-two No.1 songs, including Sam Hunt’s “Leave The Night On” and “Take Your Time,” Blake Shelton’s “Sangria,” Kelsea Ballerini’s “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs,” and “Peter Pan,” Keith Urban’s “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” and Kenny Chesney’s “Come Over,” and a GRAMMY award for “Best Country Song” for Kacey Musgraves’ “Merry Go ‘Round,” Black River Publishing has been ranked in the Top 10 Publishers in 4 of the last 6 quarters as part of Billboard’s quarterly assessment of the top 100 radio songs.

Owned and operated by BRE, the historic Sound Stage and Ronnie’s Place studios are located on Nashville’s famous Music Row and have set the standard legendary artists/musicians/producers have appreciated since the late 1960s. Artists from multiple genres have cut hits in these studios including 50 Cent, Kelsea Ballerini, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Casting Crowns, Alice Cooper, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Jerry Lee Lewis, Reba McEntire, Craig Morgan, PHISH, Taylor Swift, Shania Twain and Keith Urban.

Black River Entertainment and its entities are based in Nashville, TN. For more information, please visit