The Universal/Motown Records Group, in conjunction with Steve Rifkind’s SRC Records, has signed the south’s hottest new singing sensation, Tyra.
Several labels were in hot pursuit of the multi-talented singer prior to her signing with Universal/Motown Records. Tyra has emerged with her tantalizing song “Country Boy,” as a break-through artist in 2005. The song, a sultry shout-out to the ‘boys’ from the dirty south, is a top request at radio stations around the country.
Destined to be a crossover smash, the spicy video for “Country Boy” �â�� sparked by what the Village Voice calls Tyra’s ‘southern-coded’ authenticity – has become a favorite subject of music fans on internet chat rooms and music sites. The clip has quickly become a staple of BET and other video broadcast outlets, with the sultry Tyra recently nailing down a coveted Top Ten slot on the channel’s signature show, 106 And Park.
Tyra�â��s single was originally released on the indie label GG&L. Universal/Motown plans to release her much anticipated major label debut in association with GG&L later this summer.