About 8 Track Entertainment
8 Track Entertainment is a multi-faceted global entertainment company based in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with satellite offices in Nashville, Tennessee. The company comprises a Sports and Entertainment Management division, a Music Production and Publishing entity, a full-service TV/Film division and a Record Label which is distributed by Warner Bros./ADA. Label artists include bluegrass/Americana star Dan Tyminiski, legendary country group Shenandoah and rising country duo, BoomTown Saints.
Since launching in 2021, 8-Track Publishing has celebrated its first #1 Billboard Hot Country Song (Aaron Lewis/“Am I The Only One”), placed five songs on the #1 iTunes Country Album (Aaron Lewis/Frayed At Both Ends), and placed seven songs on the #7 iTunes Country Album (Eddie Montgomery/Ain’t No Closing Me Down). 8 Track Entertainment catalog includes 61 songs featuring collaborations with artists such as Lee Brice, Jake Owen, Kix Brooks, Rodney Atkins, Craig Morgan, Bubba Sparxxx and more. In addition, catalog titles include two gold singles, including "Back" with Jake Owen, one gold album, #1 Billboard Country Album, #1 Billboard Rap Album.
8 Track Entertainment founding partners are GRAMMY award-winning engineer, #1 Billboard album producer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter, Noah Gordon; Jeff Goodwin, Vice President Marketing & Partnerships; and Bill Harbin,Vice President Corporate Partnerships.
Grammy award-winning producer and multi-platinum songwriter with nearly 30 years of experience in the music industry, Noah's background includes leading A&R and Publishing for a highly successful record label and producing multiple albums for the "who's who" of country music including Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Wynonna, Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Brad Paisley, Jake Owen, Darius Rucker and more. As an ASCAP award winning songwriter, Noah has had over 50 cuts for many of country's biggest stars such as Charlie Daniels, John Michael Montgomery, Randy Travis, Craig Morgan, Joe Nichols, and Clay Walker.
VP Marketing & Sponsorships
An experienced executive with a focus in marketing and corporate partnerships with nearly 40 years of experience, Jeff has developed marketing plans for some of the world's largest and most influential companies. To complement this skill set, Jeff has extensive experience placing talent for television and film. The former Head of A&R for Airborne Records brings a wealth of knowledge and key strategic relationships to the 8 Track Entertainment team.
VP Corporate Partnerships
With over 20 years of experience in corporate partnerships, Bill has a robust track record of success in both creating/developing corporate sponsorships and growing the bottom line of multiple Fortune 500 companies. As the CEO and Co-Founder of Prestige Sports Media & Entertainment, he has developed a reputation of being able to apply the same success he has captured on a large corporate scale to both start-ups and individual creatives.
VP Publicity / Media Relations
Veteran entertainment industry publicist Claire Taylor began her career at Capitol/EMI Records in Los Angeles. Career stops include L.A.-based Windsor Publications; Magnatone Records/Nashville; Vice President of Publicity at Kenny Rogers’ Dreamcatcher Entertainment; Moraine Music Group; Independent Management and Publicity for her own imprint, Cook Media; and Head of Publicity at multi-platform entertainment company, Average Joes Entertainment.
A graduate of California State University, Northridge, Taylor’s experience includes development and execution of national and regional public relations and marketing campaigns for such legends and music icons as David Bowie, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Thorogood, Kenny Rogers, Jo Dee Messina, Diamond Rio, Shelby Lynne, Lee Brice, Neil McCoy, Colt Ford, Montgomery Gentry and many more.
Dr. Jason Cormier
Named as one of “America’s Top Surgeons” in the field of Neurosurgery, Dr. Jason Cormier practices at Acadiana Neurosurgery in his native state of Louisiana. A graduate of Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans, Dr. Cormier completed his neurosurgery training and residency at University of Alabama – Birmingham.
Dr. Cormier has worked with such organizations as After the Impact Fund, various Rodeo organizations, ARCA/NASCAR, the Jockey’s Guild, NHRA, NCAA Football, NFL, motorcycle racing, The International Council of Motorsports Sciences, the military, and more as founder and CEO of Motorsports Safety Group and Motorsports Brain and Spine Foundation.
In addition to medicine, Dr. Cormier maintains his creative edge as a music producer. He will soon publish his life story, “Challenges,” which chronicles the trials and tribulations he has faced to become the success and role model that he is today.
Formerly a top-level executive in the skilled nursing industry, Jennifer Gates has an extensive background in business management and marketing. Owner of several assisted living facilities and pharmacies, Gates has demonstrated success as an administrator in building and leading several high-performance health care service organizations and has attained challenging goals in dynamic and fast-based business settings.
In addition to being a passionate music fan, Gates is dedicated to giving back and supports such non-profits as World Vision and Robin’s Nest for abused children and women.