Industry person of the month: july 2019

Ron Kitchener

 Our chosen pick for "INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE MONTH" for July was an easy one. Coming off another win as " 2019 Industry Person of The Year" at the Country Music Association of Ontario awards a few weeks ago Ron Kitchener is one of the most dynamic people in the Canadian Country Music field.He founded RGK Entertainment Group, a management company known for being a progressive, global, force within an increasingly competitive entertainment industry. The umbrella of RGK Entertainment Group includes: Open Road Recordings , Canada's #1 country record label; publishing companies Roots Three Music & Top Country.ca, Canada's premiere music news source.

RGK Entertainment Group remains strongly focused on artist management and development, having won Management Company of the Year six years in a row, eight times total, with Kitchener himself winning Manager of the Year 14 times at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards . RGK Entertainment Group’s innovative management style and business acumen has overseen acts such as Johnny Reid, Corb Lund, and Doc Walker over the years, and currently leads a talented roster that currently includes award-winners Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, The Road Hammers, Madeline Merlo Jason McCoy, River Town Saints and Blackjack Billy, in addition to newcomers the Hunter Brothers, Jessica Mitchell and Sons of Daughters.

Ron is very driven and works incredibly hard for his artists. He's a very personable, approachable family man and we've gotten to know him over the years as he attends as many shows of his artists as he possibly can dividing his time between Toronto & Nashville. Ron Kitchener is going to be a name to hear for many more years in the Canadian Country world as he continues to add more and more amazing talent to his roster at Open Road Recordings. We look forward to watching all his umbrella companies underRGK Entertainment Group grow in leaps and bounds! Thank you for everything you do for Canadian country music Ron!!