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Rocketown Records

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Founder  Michael W. Smith
Founded  1996
Albums  Speak to Me, World Through Your Eyes, Past the Edges, The Living Room Sessions, High Flight Society

Rocketown Records was an independent record label which was started in 1996 by Michael W. Smith. The dream was to create a new, independent Christian record label that wouldn't follow the rules of the modern music business. In the fall of 1995, Michael W. Smith met with Don Donahue, who was, at the time, Smith's A&R director at Reunion Records, to discuss the creation of this new label. They hoped to develop artists, and not focus on musical fads.


In 1996, Word Records bought a minority share of the company.

Alumni Rocketown Artists

  • Alathea (Active, currently independent)
  • apt.core
  • Christine Dente
  • Ronnie Freeman
  • Shaun Groves (Active, currently independent)
  • High Flight Society
  • Hyper Static Union (Active, with Amplitude Media)
  • Geoff Moore
  • Reuben Morgan (Active, current worship pastor of Hillsong Church)
  • Michael Olson (Active)
  • Out of the Grey (On hiatus)
  • Ginny Owens (Active)
  • Chris Rice (Active)
  • George Rowe III
  • Taylor Sorensen
  • The Swift (Disbanded in 2006)
  • The Turning
  • Watermark (Inactive)
  • Wilshire
  • Imprint

    In 2006, Rocketown launched an imprint label, RKT Music, focused on rock artists servicing a more younger demographic than the core Rocketown Records demographic. The first release under the RKT Music name was Lifegiver by Hyper Static Union (May 6) as a partnership between Rocketown Records and the Christian rock band Third Day (Hyper Static Union was signed to a production deal with Third Day's Consuming Fire Productions).

    Additional releases under RKT Music include Learning to Lose - The Turning (June 6) and High Flight Society (July 7).


    Rocketown Records Wikipedia