Bell Buckle Records, is a small independent label, which was founded 19 years ago in the historic town of Bell Buckle, TN by Valerie Smith and J. Gregory Heinike (owner of the famous Bell Buckle Cafe). They began the label so they could record artists who would frequently perform at the cafe and they called the series, “Live at the Bel Buckle Cafe.”
As the demand grew for record labels to produce independent artists, Bell Buckle Records soon joined the ranks of other popular independent labels. Its roster grew every year and it continued to release recordings by various artists in the folk and roots markets.
We are proud of our label and we look forward to sharing fresh new voices to our listeners for the next 20 years!
Home of the Moon Pie Festival and World Famous Bell Buckle Cafe