The name Champion Records has been used by at least two record labels. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music
The first Champion label was started by Johnny Vincent.
The second Champion label (along with its sister labels Calvert and Cherokee) was started in the mid-1950s by legendary songwriter/producer Ted Jarrett, in partnership with Alan and Reynolds Bubis (formerly of the Tennessee & Republic labels). This Nashville, TN-based label released records by Christine Kittrell, Gene Allison, The Fairfield Four, Earl Gaines, Larry Birdsong, Shy Guy Douglas, Jimmy Beck and Charles Walker, among others. The Fairfield Four is a gospel quintet featured briefly in the motion picture O Brother Where Art Thou?. Champion was out of business by 1960, but other Jarrett labels like Valdot, Poncello, Spar and Ref-O-Ree followed. All of these companies were acquired by Bluesland Productions in the mid 1990s.