Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Jerry Mannery Steps Down

Malaco Records is going through major changes. This week, it was announced that Jerry Mannery, longtime Executive Director of the Gospel Division at the Malaco Music Group, will be stepping down from his longtime position and will be working with OwenMorris Communications, based in Chicago, as Client Service Director and Entertainment Marketing Director. As for the Malaco void, D.A. Johnson was promoted to the vacancy and will oversee the gospel divisions of Malaco Records which include: Savoy Records, Malaco Records, Muscle Shoals Gospel Records, and Atlanta International Records. Mannery was instrumental in helping to start the Mississippi Mass Choir with the late Frank Williams and for many years remained their Executive Director. He also was responsible for the new birth of gospel music from 1989-1995 which placed Malaco Records on the map; dominating Billboard and Cashbox charts with successful releases from the Mississippi Mass Choir, LaShun Pace, Rev. Clay Evans, Ricky Dillard & the New Generation Chorale, Dorothy Norwood and Rev. James Moore.

They usually say change is good...we hope that this is for the best. We wish Jerry Mannery much success as he moves on with his career and pray God's Blessings upon Malaco Records during this mode of important transition.

DA Johnson Appointed Executive Director (
Malaco Music Group (Official Website)

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