Formed in 2007, Lightning Rod Records is a Nashville-based independent record label. LRR's first artist signing was critically lauded singer-songwriter James McMurtry. Label founder Logan Rogers previously worked as Vice President of A&R for Compadre Records on the release of McMurtry's last two albums. Lightning Rod Records is distributed in the United States by Thirty Tigers/RED. Artists associated with Lightning Rod Records Include: Amanda Shires, Billy Joe Shaver, Dead Man's Town, High Cotton, James McMurthy, Jason Isbell, Joe Pug, Ryan Culwell.