NSD Records has been acquired by the Gabriel Music Group.  It was formed in 1972 by Joe and Betty Gibson as part of NSD/Soundwaves. The NSD Records story is obviously one of success having charted more than 60% of their first 60 records.  This was unheard of at the time for any independent label.

NSD was instrumental in launching the careers of Alabama, Aaron Tippin and many others.

The memorable Elmo and Patsy hit “Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer” is among many of the labels successful releases.  In addition, the label has handled music projects for several Hollywood producers, actors and singing stars, including producer Peter Bogdanovich and singer Rosemary Clooney.

Noteworthy country hits on NSD have included “Yellow Pages” by Roger Bowling (writer of Kenny Rogers’ hits “Lucille” and “Coward of the County”), later signed by Mercury Records. The group Foxfire and their hit single, “Fell Into Love”, was signed by Electra Records. Other artists included Roy Head, Pake McEntire (Reba’s brother) and many others.

Gabriel Farago of the Gabriel Music Group, himself had two of his five “Country Top 100” releases on the NSD label.  His international Christmas hit “Two Step Texas Reindeer” was first released by NSD in 2000, then re-released in 2008.


NSD/Soundwaves Records has been the second highest charting independent label in the country music industry.  In all, it has had more than 80 nationally charted records in Billboard.  As part of the Gabriel Music Group , the label will continue to be a respected factor in the country music industry with plans to open Pop, Christian and R&B divisions as well.
Signing Label Deal
Gabriel Farago of the Gabriel Music Group (seated left) and Noel Gibson (seated right), former owner of NSD Records, and Harold Bradley (standing), president of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 257, Nashville, TN.

NSD Records Label Signing

Gabriel Farago & Jerry Duncan - High Powered Promoters
High Powered Promoter
Gabriel Farago (right) of the Gabriel Music Group, and Jerry Duncan of Jerry Duncan Promotions. Jerry is a top record promoter and has received numerous platinum record awards (sales over 1 million) for sixty number one recent hits including Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Shania Twain, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill. Some of the awards are seen in the background.