Well, it’s official! I am now a staff songwriter at Sony/ATV Nashville. It’s an especially exciting time for this to be happening, because this deal was set in motion by my friend and fellow Nashville songwriter Tony Lane (he was able to bring a writer into Sony under his contract there) – and Tony was just nominated for two Grammy awards for his Faith Hill/Tim McGraw duet “I Need You”.
Some of the other writers on Sony/ATV’s Nashville roster include: Gretchen Wilson, Jennifer Hanson, Marcus Hummon, Miranda Lambert, Rodney Crowell, Bob DiPiero, Dean Dillon, Gretchen Peters, Kenny Chesney, Brooks and Dunn, Merle Haggard, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, and Tom Douglas. Needless to say, I’m very honored to be the newest addition to the team.
Here’s to 2008! I think it’s going to be a very good year.