|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
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).