Ashley Gorley, Round Hill Music Close Catalog Sale and “Go-Forward” Publishing Deal
Five-time ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year Ashley Gorley and Round Hill Music have announced the closing of the sale of Gorley’s back catalog of songs and a “go-forward” publishing deal.
Gorley has now written 37 songs that have reached No. 1 on country airplay charts. Some of his hits include: “Unforgettable” and “Marry Me” for Thomas Rhett, “Dirt On My Boots” for Jon Pardi, “Dirty Laundry” for Carrie Underwood, “Black” for Dierks Bentley, “Today” for Brad Paisley, “A Guy with a Girl” for Blake Shelton, “Play It Again” for Luke Bryan and “You’re Gonna Miss This” for Trace Adkins.
Gorley is the 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2009 ASCAP Country Awards Songwriter of the Year, and the 2017, 2016 and 2013 NSAI Awards Songwriter of the Year. Eleven times in his career he has received the CMA’s Triple Play Award, which recognizes songwriters with three or more No. 1 songs in one year. In 2016, Gorley became the first songwriter to be honored with three CMA Triple Play Awards in a single year, earning nine chart-topping songs in a 12-month period, a feat he repeated in 2017. Gorley is currently nominated for the 2018 ACM Songwriter of the Year Award.
Dickinson Wright’s Music Row attorneys Derek Crownover and Cam Caldwell represented Gorley in the transaction with support from Todd Glisson of Covenant Partners and Harlan Hallett of Blue Sky Group. Round Hill’s closing team included long-time RHM attorneys Selverne & Company’s Michael Selverne (General Counsel), Amy Bason (Counsel), Matthew Beckett (RHM business affairs) and Mark Brown (General Manager, Nashville Office of Round Hill Music).
Alexis Ebert Inks With Rezonant And Wrensong
Alexis Ebert has signed with Rezonant Music Publishing and Wrensong Publishing for exclusive representation. Ebert is the flagship artist of the newly-formed Smashville Entertainment, a Nashville-based music management and publishing company.
Jedd Hughes Renews Publishing Deal With Carnival Music
Carnival Music has extended its publishing deal with Jedd Hughes. The respected songwriter, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist first joined the Carnival roster in 2007, and returns to Nashville after a brief stint in Los Angeles.
A collaborator of legends and elder statesmen including Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Patty Loveless, and the late Guy Clark, as well as young bloods such as Dierks Bentley, Sarah Jarosz, and Ryan Bingham, Hughes is a bridge between giants of various generations and musical persuasions. In addition to co-writing Jarosz’s “House of Mercy,” which earned the 2017 Grammy for Best Americana Roots Performance, Hughes has penned and co-penned hits including Keith Urban’s “Put You in a Song,” as well as tracks for Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Charles Kelley, Josh Gracin, and more.
Jamie Meyer signs with Roasting House Music and Dan Hodges Music, LLC.
Jamie Meyer has signed an exclusive songwriter agreement with Swedish-based Roasting House Music AB and Nashville-based Dan Hodges Music LLC.
Anders “Theo” Theander, owner at Roasting House Music AB, welcomes Meyer to the co-venture, “I’m very proud to make this happen for Jamie. He really deserves this on all levels and we have put together a network of great music industry people including ‘my man on ground’ and great friend, Dan Hodges. We share the belief that a successful career in this industry is not only a job, but a way of life.”
Jamie Meyer is currently living, performing and writing in Nashville.
Tenille Arts Inks With Reviver Records
Tenille Arts has signed with Reviver Records. Her debut single is set to launch following a national tour at country radio.
The 23-year-old raised in the small prairie town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, picked up the guitar and penned her first song at the age of 13, and has been performing across the US and Canada ever since. She made the move to Nashville almost three years ago, and her music has already tallied over two million streams in 2017 and over three million overall. Arts’ Rebel Child album was released in October 2017.
In addition to Reviver Entertainment, Tenille’s team includes Dreamcatcher Management, Noble Vision Music Group, Campbell Entertainment Group, with Jay Williams and Alex Luebbert handling bookings at WME.
Caitie Hurst Signs With Centricity Music
Caitie Hurst has signed with Centricity Music. Hurst released her debut single “Nothing To Hide,” this week, which precedes an EP that will be released later this year.
The 23-year old Hendersonville, Tennessee native led worship and worked in youth ministry for years, and has been working with songwriters and producers such as Colby Wedgeworth (Zach Williams, Jordan Feliz) and Cody Fry (Ben Rector, All Sons & Daughters) to craft her EP.