Straight Arrow, led by industry veteran Michael Turner, is proud to announce the establishment of its distributed label, Straight Arrow Records, in partnership with the esteemed New Day Christian. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the music industry.
Michael Turner, the Founder of Straight Arrow, boasts an illustrious career with a rich history in the music world. Over the years, Turner has received recognition through Dove and Grammy Award nominations. His extensive portfolio includes working with notable talents and organizations, such as Tooth and Nail Records, Reach Records, PureFlix Entertainment, Duck Commander, and Bill Gaither Music. For nearly a decade, he also guided a diverse array of talents and projects under New Day Distribution and Daywind Records.
After a brief hiatus due to a health scare, Michael Turner's return to the music industry in 2021, at the urging of close friend Pastor Clint Brown, marked a pivotal moment. His reentry led to the inception of Straight Arrow Management, a platform where he could curate a collective of like-minded ministries and artists.
Today, Straight Arrow successfully manages a carefully selected roster of artists and ministries, extending its reach into distribution through the launch of Straight Arrow Records. The following groups have enthusiastically joined both Straight Arrow Management and Straight Arrow Records: Todd Tilghman, Avenue, Right Road Quartet, Small Town Sunday, and Keith Sammons. With the valued partnership of New Day Distribution and Daywind Music Group, Straight Arrow Records aims to provide a nurturing haven and expert guidance to these talented artists.
Dusty Wells, Director of Artists and Label Relations at New Day Distribution and Daywind Music Group, expressed his excitement about this new collaboration:
"We at New Day Distribution and Daywind Music Group are elated to welcome Straight Arrow Records into our family of distributed labels and artists. I've had the privilege of working with Michael Turner, President of Straight Arrow, for many years, and it was through his efforts that we brought Southbound to Daywind Records, achieving great success. Michael's unwavering passion, heart, and commitment to music and ministry are truly commendable. Now, with the launch of a new label for exceptional groups and soloists seeking a home and guidance, we look forward to a dynamic partnership with the Straight Arrow team."
This collaboration between Straight Arrow and New Day Christian promises to bring outstanding music and ministry to an even wider audience. Stay tuned for exciting developments from Straight Arrow Records as they continue to inspire and uplift through their music and message.