July 3rd, 2009
08:12 PM ET

Joe Jackson – Selling the ranch

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Jennifer Wolfe
CNN Entertainment Supervising Producer

You heard Joe Jackson shill for his new record label “Ranch Records” twice at the BET awards and once at a family presser in Encino. Well the name is already taken.

I talked to Dixon Shanks on the phone, he confirms HE owns Ranch Records and says it has been his company since 2001. The label has about 8 artists and is based in Lufkin, Texas.

Shanks has not received any calls from the Jackson family or their representatives (as of this writing) asking him if he’d be willing to sell the name.

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  1. kendall

    Joe jackson is a character. He is all about the $$$ and that is probably one of the main causes of michaels death.

    July 3, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  2. Marie M., Montréal, Qc, Canada

    I was very shocked the other day when Mr Joe Jackson talked about the second autopsy being performed while he was doing his interview in Encino. He was talking about his own son, being autopsied and yet he was so casual and detached. I just couldn't beleive it.

    July 3, 2009 at 9:47 pm |
  3. Micheline

    Joe Jackson should be ashamed of himself trying to get attention via his son's death! How selfish!

    July 3, 2009 at 9:02 pm |
  4. A Friend

    I am 50 I grew up with Michael Jackson. I like many loved him very much. I beg you to please stop with the sad parts of his life. Please let us share him with our children and Grandchildren who also love him the first time they hear his music and see his dances. We have lost a wonderful gift to our planet. I am one of fan that believe Michael would never harm a child. Why people want to hurt the good in our world they will always be there. The good always die young. Please start with all the good Michael has done and please dont judge him. That is not for us to do. Peace and love to his family we will not forget him.

    We will miss him from deep in our heart those who truely loved him.
    a friend Leasa

    July 3, 2009 at 8:44 pm |
  5. Annie Kate

    Sounds like Joe hasn't done his homework on the name for his company and as a result will either have to come up with a new name or pay for this one. Joe should know better.

    July 3, 2009 at 8:28 pm |