Adonda Records of Nashville was formed in the early 50’s. Over the years there have been a number of recordings produced, manufactured and released making it among the oldest surviving small independent record labels in Nashville. Though the label has produced a few known artists, still, its primary focus has always been and continues to be carefully selected lesser known but aspiring new talent. Adonda continues to produce a variety of recordings – commercial and promotional; religious and educational. The label is a division of HTi Music LLC.
Independent record labels in Nashville are much like so many of the singers and songwriters who walk its dream-filled sacred streets – here today and gone tomorrow. But like those that have stood the test of time, Adonda Records is still going strong. With new offices in Goodlettsville, TN (just a few miles north of Nashville), the label is continuing an already lengthy 60 plus year legacy.
Adonda Records has inked a distribution deal with the world’s largest indie distributor – Sony’s The Orchard. This joint venture offers the label an unmatched slate of services, including physical and digital, sales, marketing, promotion, synch licensing, strategy and analysis enabling the label to provide digital distribution services across all formats and platforms in 243 territories globally. With this single deal Adonda can deliver music to every leading global and local digital and physical retailer, reaching music fans around the world.
At the core of Adonda Records is the owner Harrison Tyner (“HT”), a voting member of NARAS, CMA and WMA. He has worn many hats throughout his entertainment career. For instance, in 1973 Elvis offered Harrison a personal exclusive contract to manage and produce Sherrill (Shaun) Nielsen, requiring keeping Elvis informed through frequent conversations and visits. As a result, Harrison’s producing abilities continued to grow as evident in the label’s production of the classic 2-record gold album “Songs I Sang For Elvis” – released shortly after the death of Elvis and digitally re-released under the titled, “Memories of Elvis.”
Strengthening the label’s foundation is Tom K. Pick (“TP”), another well-known and respected name within the music community. Tom was working for RCA in Chicago when Chet Atkins brought him to Nashville where he served as RCA’s Chief Engineer for over 15 years. Later, he engineered for Porter Wagoner’s Fireside Studio and then his own Merit Recording Studio. He’s worked with Charley Pride, Dolly Parton, Jimmy Sturr, Porter Wagoner, Eddy Arnold, Donna Fargo, Jerry Reed and Elvis Presley to mention a few. Tom has 8 Grammy Awards® and multiple gold and platinum records to his credit.
Even with extensive and noteworthy careers they still enjoy working together producing, mastering, manufacturing and distributing recordings on carefully selected aspiring artists through Adonda Records.
As active and longtime members of the Nashville entertainment community, Harrison and Tom know the struggles and triumphs that come with a creative career, and it’s that experience and knowledge that propels them forward to assist the next generation of musical superstars!