Hollywood actor and country musician Billy Bob Thornton has signed a new record contract with the SANCTUARY RECORDS GROUP.

The MONSTER'S BALL star - ex-hubby of the gorgeous ANGELINA JOLIE - is the latest well-known act to join the British label, following in the footsteps of Kiss, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers Band.

Sanctuary spokesman MERCK MERCURIADIS says, "Billy Bob is the real deal. He is a genuine artist who is as powerful behind the microphone as he is in front of the camera."

Billy Bob's second album, THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, is set for release on 5 August (03).

15/07/2003 22:34