Louisville Hip-Hop artist Dusty Leigh is celebrating a new business deal with Sony Music Global.
Sony signed Leigh and his Smash House Music Group record label to their roster earlier this week, aligning him with other major labels like Columbia, RCA and Arista.
The deal is a collaborative effort between Dusty Leigh and his consultants, Dorian Washington and Anthony Easley, who put things in motion with Sony.
“I’ve worked really hard as an independent artist for the past four years, and have reached a significant level of success on my own,” Leigh said. “This deal is an opportunity to take my career to the next level, and I’m grateful for the people who helped put this together.”
Dusty Leigh’s first projects to be released under Sony are songs he recently recorded with Louisville’s own B Simm, Same Time and Money Bath. An album is in the works for early 2019.
Dusty is well known for his regular work with local charities. Last November, he provided turkey dinners for more than 60 families at Meijer’s PRP location. In December, he headlined a holiday show at Baxter’s that raised thousands of dollars and donations for Home of the Innocents. And in August of this year, his concert celebrating the city of Louisville’s Dusty Leigh Day brought in more than a thousand backpacks and school supplies for Blessing in a Backpack.
“My life is blessed,” Leigh said. “I remember what it was like to go without a lot of things when I was young, so it’s important to use my influence to help others in our community.”
Dusty Leigh appeared on WAVE 3 News Sounds of the City in February, 2017. Click here to watch the performance and interview.