Pictured (L-R, front row): Leo33’s Meg Goggins and Natalie Osborne, Zach Top, Leo33’s Katie Dean and Daniel Lee; (L-R, back row): Major Bob’s Patrick Belinson, Leo33’s Dusty Cantrell and Tracy Gibson, Major Bob’s Bob Doyle, Mike Doyle and Jensen Sessums. Photo: Cedrick Jones
New Nashville-based independent record label Leo33 has signed its first artist, rising country newcomer Zach Top.
“We are so thrilled to have Zach as our Leo33 flagship artist – his sound is fresh yet familiar, with a voice that is pure country gold,” shares Katie Dean, Head of Leo33. “We’re so grateful he chose us and joined the pack at Leo33.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to be joining forces with the Leo33 team!” says Zach. “They’re all veterans of the industry and some of the best in the business, but starting out on a new venture, they’re just as hungry as I am and eager to show the world the best country music money can buy! I can’t wait to get to work, blow this thing wide open, and bring my brand of country music to fans who are hungry for it all over the world!”
A native of Sunnyside, Washington, Top’s sound embodies the spirit of ’90s country greats such as George Strait, Keith Whitley and Randy Travis. His love of traditional country music began when he would listen to Marty Robbins’ Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs cassette as he tended to livestock on his family’s ranch. When Top was seven, he formed a bluegrass band with his siblings called Top String.
Throughout his teenage years and early twenties, Top honed his craft by playing in various bluegrass bands, including Modern Tradition, a group that won the 2018 SPBGMA International band competition. The band scored a series of hits on bluegrass radio, including the chart-topping single “Like It Ain’t No Thing.”
After moving to Nashville in 2021, Top caught the attention of Bob Doyle’s Major Bob Music, leading him to a publishing deal. Since then, he has been making his mark as an artist to watch, with multiple performances on the Grand Ole Opry stage.
Managed by Bob Doyle and Associates with booking representation by Jay Williams at WME, Top has garnered support from fans and critics alike including 10 million views on TikTok and 1 million views on YouTube.
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