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Toby McKeehan and Bill Gaither launch new label 40 Records
IN WHAT is being described as the "uniting of two musical generations", Toby McKeehan of rock band dc Talk and Southern gospel legend Bill Gaither are joining forces to launch a new label, 40 Records. Named after Psalm 40 which speaks of God putting "a new song" in the mouths of his people, the new youth-orientated worship label will be a joint venture between Gaither and Gotee Records, the label McKeehan owns with Todd Collins and Joey Elwood.
Sam Chappell has been named president of 40 Records. He currently manages Out Of Eden and the Katinas and previously served as legal counsel for both Gaither and dc Talk. The first acts signed are Nashville trio Three Strand and Aimee Joy Weimer. Said McKeehan of Bill Gaither, "He's always been a mentor of mine. There's always been a desire to get together and do something to bridge generations, especially as far as making music for the Church. This to me seems like the perfect fit."The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.