Photo Courtesy of Big Machine Music
Pictured (L-R): Back Row – BMM’s Lizzy Gallatin, BMM’s Michelle Attardi, BMLG’s Allison Jones, BMM’s Alex Heddle Front Row – BMLG’s Scott Borchetta, Brandy Clark, BMM’s Mike Molinar
NASHVILLE, TN (November 8, 2018) – Big Machine Music (BMM) proudly announces today the signing of critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter, Brandy Clark to an exclusive co-publishing agreement. BMM also announces the formation of a music publishing joint venture with Clark’s All BC Music. Based in inspiration, the partnership will allow for them to discover, sign and develop songwriters. The six-time GRAMMY® Awards nominee officially joins BMM’s wildly talented roster, which includes Brett Young, Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton, Laura Veltz, Josh Thompson, Jessie Jo Dillon, and more.
“Brandy is a cultural jewel and songwriting icon,” said BMM’s General Manager Mike Molinar. “We are honored and humbled she has chosen Big Machine Music as her new home.”
“I’m incredibly excited to join Big Machine Music,” shared Clark. “Their enthusiasm and commitment to great songs and songwriters is the perfect formula for this joint venture and I look forward to working together to cultivate new talent.”
ABOUT BRANDY CLARK: The Nashville, TN based Clark received her first of an impressive six career GRAMMY® Awards nominations in 2013 in the Best Country Song category for co-writing the Miranda Lambert No. 1 hit “Mama’s Broken Heart.” Her talent as a storyteller has quickly propelled her into critical acclaim as one of Nashville’s best tunesmiths. Subsequently writing songs for Sheryl Crow, The Band Perry, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Billy Currington, Darius Rucker, and Kacey Musgraves to name a few. In 2013, Brandy independently released her own debut album, 12 Stories, which was embraced by music lovers and critics alike and was subsequently nominated for two GRAMMY® Awards including Best New Artist and Best Country Album. 12 Stories went on to be named “Best Album of 2013” by The Boston Globe, New York Magazine, NPR, The New York Post, and more. Brandy also won the 2014 CMA Song of the Year Award for “Follow Your Arrow,” which she co-wrote with Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves, and was also nominated for CMA New Artist of the Year that same year. 2016 brought the release of her sophomore album, Big Day In A Small Town, which garnered two GRAMMY® Awards nominations – Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance (“Love Can Go To Hell”) – and once again topped critics’ “Best of ” lists including NPR, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and Billboard, cementing Clark as one of Country music’s most talented artists, beloved by fans, critics, and fellow entertainers alike. Famed music critic and author, Ann Powers, calls Clark “a storyteller of the highest caliber.” This past year Clark has been honing her craft on the road playing with the likes of Willie Nelson, Brandi Carlile, Dwight Yoakam and Sugarland.
ABOUT BIG MACHINE MUSIC: Nashville-based Big Machine Music is a full service, independent music publisher that serves as home to many of today’s biggest chart-topping songs including 3X PLATINUM-certified “In Case You Didn’t Know” co-written and performed by Brett Young and “Hurricane” co-written and performed by Luke Combs, GOLD-certified “I Could Use A Love Song” (co-written by Laura Veltz) and Blake Shelton’s “I’ll Name The Dogs” (co-written by Josh Thompson), Cole Swindell’s “Break Up In The End” (co-written by Jessie Jo Dillon), Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert’s current CMA Awards Song of the Year nominee “Drowns The Whiskey” (co-written by Josh Thompson) and Rascal Flatts’ “Yours If You Want It” (co-written by Jonathan Singleton). The BMM roster also includes Brandy Clark, Justin Moore, Joe Don Rooney (of Rascal Flatts), Maddie & Tae, Tyler Rich, Trent Harmon, Nathan Barlowe, Lauren Jenkins, Kenton Bryant, and Benjy Davis.
BMM’s catalog of No. 1 hits also includes “Sleep Without You,” “Like I Loved You” and “Mercy” (Young), “When It Rains It Pours,” “One Number Away” and “She Got The Best of Me” (Combs), “Any Ol’ Barstool” (Thompson), “A Guy Walks Into A Bar” (Singleton), “Til My Last Day” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll” (Moore), “Drunk Last Night” (Veltz) and “Girl In A Country Song” (Maddie & Tae, Scherz). Other Top 20 hits include “Rich” (Veltz/Dillon), “Speechless” (Veltz), “Rock On” (Beathard), “Nights On Fire” (Singleton), “Fly” (Maddie & Tae), “Cowboys and Angels” and “She Cranks My Tractor” (Dustin Lynch), “There’s A Girl” (Harmon, Veltz), “Love Triangle” and “God Made Girls” (RaeLynn), “Backwoods” and “Bait a Hook” (Moore), “Did It For The Girl” (Greg Bates) and the Top 30 pop hit, “Goodbye” (Hagood). Superstar artists across multiple genres including Christina Aguilera, Reba McEntire, Steven Tyler, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor and Kelly Clarkson, among others, have recorded BMM tracks while selections have also served as theme songs for major brand campaigns such as General Mills’ Outnumber Hunger, Crown Royal’s Your Hero’s Name Here, the 2016 U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics team and the National Association for Music Education’s Music In Our Schools Month.
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