NASHVILLE, TENN. (OCT. 25, 2019) — Black River Entertainment’s President and CEO Gordon Kerr announces the signing of Josiah Siska to the roster as both a recording artist and a songwriter.

Late this summer, Siska came to Black River to perform for the staff at the entertainment company’s performance space, The Deck. During his set, Siska was presented a cake with the words “Welcome to the Family” written in frosting announcing that he was being offered a record and publishing deal.

Yesterday (10/24), Siska and crew stepped out of a shiny new black stretch Cadillac limousine and returned to The Deck to sign the paperwork and officially become part of the Black River family.

“This is an incredible moment, not just for you but for the future of Black River,” Kerr said prior to signing the documents. “We continue to look at the landscape of the music industry and ask ourselves daily, ‘How can we do this in a way that’s even better than we’ve done it before?’ Josiah, 2020 is clearly going to be the beginning of a bright future for you.”

Joining him in the celebration yesterday was O-Seven Management’s Frank and Hunter Miller, mentor Mark Miller (Black River/lead singer of Sawyer Brown/music producer) and his parents along with additional family, friends and Black River staff.

“I’m really thankful for everybody here believing in me,” shares Siska. “When we had that cake in August and Gordon said “We love you,” and “We believe in you,” it really resonated with me. To have that kind of support from anybody, but especially from y’all, from family, from the people I love – I’m beside myself. It’s a dream come true for me. A blessing, straight from God – it’s tied us all together.”

After seeing the potential in Siska several years ago, GRAMMY-nominated, hit-songwriter/producer Mark Miller was especially proud to see this moment come to fruition. 

“I’ve been working with Josiah for a couple of years now and his work ethic is second to none and that is why we’re here,” says Miller. “We’re excited and honored to take this journey with him, wherever God is going to lead us. We are on board 100%.”

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, and Black River Christian make up the family of record labels. The combined roster of artists includes Abby Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Josiah Siska; Carolina Story; Hannah Kerr and Josh Wilson. 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, songwriter/artists Eddie Garcia, Willie Jones, Anna Vaus, and Nick Wayne, songwriter Jacob Davis, songwriters/Black River recording artists Abby Anderson, Carolina Story, Hannah Kerr, Josiah Siska, and Josh Wilson, and the catalogs 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 and follow them on Instagram.

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, Korn, Reba McEntire, Craig Morgan, PHISH, Taylor Swift, Shania Twain and Keith Urban.

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