The Villebillies, long one of Louisville’s most creative and outright lovable hip-hop bands, has signed a five-album deal with Sony Music Entertainment.
Sony will immediately release the band’s most recent song, “Spooky,” as a single to national radio while the band starts working on an album. In addition, Island Earth Music — a record label partially owned and operated by Villebillies Dustin “Tuck” Tucker and Demi Demaree — has been given a production deal and an additional five-album option that could be used for Island Earth Music artists.
The Villebillies have been here before, having recorded for international label Universal Motown from 2006-2008. Since that deal expired, the band has been working independently in Louisville and developing artists for Island Earth Music.