About Royal Records

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Royal Records was founded in 1986 by Jerry Story and Tony Oxendine and quickly became one of the major labels in the square dance industry. Since that time, Royal Records has consistently produced number one square dance records. Songs like "Beautiful Brown Eyes", "Tennessee River", and "Somebody Like Me" have become some of the largest selling records in recent square dance history.

We are dedicated to bring you the finest square dance music available. We record at Oak Valley Studio in Nashville, TN. Oak Valley is a state of the art 32 track digital studio. Our engineer, Kevin McManus, is a four time SGMA Studio Engineer of the Year award recipient and a 1994 Emmy Award winner. All of our music is recorded using Nashville studio musicians.

In 2004, to offset the steadily rising costs of vinyl production and steadily declining vinyl sales Royal Records established its Platinum Membership Program. This enables callers to purchase a complete Royal session at one time, and affords them the exclusive use of these tunes for one year. The program became an immediate sellout and has continued to be a sellout since.

Because of the success of the Platinum Program, in 2007, in conjunction with Palomino Records, Royal established the Gold Edition. With the Gold Edition – through Palomino Records, callers are allowed to purchase the year-old Platinum releases (CD only), and along with the Platinum Members are allowed the exclusivity of the use of this music.

In order to maintain the quality of the music that our customers have come to expect, in 2008 Royal is once again leading the way in square dance music distribution. As of January 1, 2008, Royal will cease production of vinyl and will turn over any vinyl production to Palomino Records. Palomino will, at it's discretion, press and release some or all of the year old Gold and Platinum tunes. However, Royal will continue to produce both the Platinum and Gold CD's.  Royal Records will also publish a quarterly newsletter (distributed to all Platinum Members) keeping them abreast of future releases. Cue sheets and complimentary digital downloads of any new "hot" tunes that Royal produces will be available for members on this site.

For over 21 years, Royal Records has been a leader in the square dance music industry. With the advent of the Platinum Program and the Gold Edition, we are poised to continue this leadership into the future. It is our hope that you enjoy using our music as much as we enjoy producing it.

Tony Oxendine Jerry Story