is an American independent record label
specializing in country music
. It was established in 2004 by songwriters Rory Lee Feek and Tim Johnson in Nashville, Tennessee
. The label's first release was Blaine Larsen
's 2004 album In My High School
, which was re-issued in 2005 as Off to Join the World
on BNA Records
in association with Giantslayer. Besides Larsen, singer Danny Green is signed to the label.
Rory Lee Feek
was born in Atchison, Kansas
. As a songwriter, Feek has co-written Blake Shelton
's Number One single "Some Beach
", as well as Top 5 hits for Clay Walker
("The Chain of Love
") and Collin Raye
("Someone You Used to Know").
In 2005, Rory and four partners founded http://www.storybehindthesong.net, an interactive website providing the stories behind several country music hits. He also co-wrote the story "The Chain of Love" that was published in the Chicken Soup book series in the "Chicken Soup for the Country Soul" volume. He and Joey Martin founded the duo Joey + Rory in 2008.
Tim Johnson grew up in a small logging community in western Oregon. He has written more than one hundred country music songs for other artists, including hits for George Strait, Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Byrd, Diamond Rio, and Alan Jackson.
Rory found, self-funded, and co-produced Blaine Larsen's debut album with Johnson, independently creating and releasing a single, video and album that received major airplay and resulted in a major label co-imprint deal with BNA Records.
Other writers with Giantslayer Records include):
Song Trust: "Bring Him Home Santa"
In December 2007, Giantslayer partnered with Capitol Records
to release a Christmas song entitled "Bring Him Home Santa". Written by Feek and Johnson, the song was sung by an anonymous six-year-old girl and credited to the Song Trust. On the Billboard Hot Country Songs
chart dated for the week of January 5, 2008, "Bring Him Home Santa" reached a peak of #29.