Terry Sumsion

By RB Renegade

NASHVILLE, TN: Bruce C. Elrod, President and Keith Bradford, Executive Director of Bullet Records (Nashville) are pleased to announce the signing of Canadian Country Music Icon, Terry Sumsion to the newly activated “Bullet Records”.

The “Bullet Record” label based in Nashville, USA, which was started in 1945 by Jim Bulliet and C.V. Hitchcock. Bulliet was an early partner in Sun Records. Its only national hit was Francis Craig's pop recording of "Near You" made in early 1947, but the label was known for country music artists such as Boots Woodall's Radio Wranglers, who also recorded for Capitol Records, and Southern Gospel artists such as the Rangers Quartet and Speer Family. In 1949 they released B. B. King's first commercial single, Miss Martha King. Too much money was spent in hope of repeating the success of Francis Craig's "Near You" and the label was in trouble by 1949. Jim Bulliet sold out to W.C. "Red" Wortham, who had his Delta label (distributed by Bullet) in the same building. The label limped on for a few years but was out of business by 1952.

Bullet Records has now been revived.  Purchased by Bruce C. Elrod, President & CEO of Cashbox Magazine and Cashbox Records, Bullet Records will focus on Country Music artists.  The Nashville Office is headed by Keith Bradford (Executive Director).  Keith is a noted musician, having been the front man and bass player of Kitty Wells for over 16 years.  As the head of KMA Records, Nashville, Keith has produced over 500 albums and written close to 600 songs.

The first recording artist to sign with the “new” Bullet Records is Canadian Country Music great Terry Sumsion.

Terry grew up in a small rural community in Ontario, Canada. His name and music are known in Canada, nationwide, across the United States, and throughout England, Scotland and Ireland, where he has played to sold-out audiences. His hearty sense of humor and strong rapport with fans and friends new or old, at home or worldwide, creates a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere everywhere he performs.

In his own words, Terry says … “I’m just getting started. I’m feeling better about my music than I ever have in my life”

Terry Sumsion sings it like they want to hear it! Terry’s new Stage Show features all of his hits and audience favorites plus new original songs. This is a show you won’t want to miss!  You will see faces both old and new perform with Terry.  Not only do the performers benefit from the performance but the provide support for many charities. Benefit concerts have been staged to help support causes such as the Food Bank, Alzheimer’s and Cancer Research. As well as supporting local charities and churches, Terry has performed intimate dinner shows as well as live performances to audiences of over 200,000. Country Music news says … “If you have the good fortune to sit in on a live Terry Sumsion performance, you’ve undoubtedly come away with a feeling that you’ve been entertained by a special talent”.

To date, Terry has garnered over ten top forty hits. These include:
Our Lovin’ Place
Midnight Invitation
When You Leave That Way
There Go I
So Hard To Forget
Brand New Love Affair More Time
That’s When You Know It’s Over
Born Again
Crazy Love Games
Too Bad We’re Only Friends

Terry is the only male vocalist in Canadian history to win the prestigious “Canadian Open” three consecutive years running.

ACM Nominee: His “Midnight Invitation” album was nominated by the Academy of Country Music for the album and single of the year. “Midnight Invitation was also chosen album of the year by Country Music News, which is a fan voted award.  “Our Lovin’ Place” was nominated by the CCMA for both album and single of the year. The single was also fan voted into twelfth position on the list The Top Two Hundred Canadian Country Songs of all time.

Bruce C. Elrod is pleased and proud to welcome Terry Sumsion to the Bullet Record family. To learn more about Terry, visit his official website: