•> Dallas Davidson lights up this week’s Country Songwriter chart with a Biggest Gainer leap from No. 67 to No. 17! His large gain was built on activity from three songs recorded by Lee Brice, Craig Campbell and Luke Bryan.
•> Brett James continues to lead the chart pack for 2014 with four compositions that have allowed him to enjoy nine consecutive weeks at No. 1.
•> Also impressive is Cole Swindell who has now logged 5 consecutive weeks at No. 2.
•> Somehow the ACM left both Brett and Cole absent from its Songwriter Of The Year nominees (see below), but they did name three writers from this week’s Top 10— Rhett Akins (No. 3), Ashley Gorley (No. 4) and Rodney Clawson (No. 6). Also congrats to nominees and chart favorites Luke Laird and Shane McAnally.
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•> Warner/Chappell has signed writer Aimee Mayo who has previously won the Song of the Year from ACM, BMI and NSAI!
•> Congrats to ACM nominees for Songwriter of The Year— Rhett Akins, Rodney Clawson, Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally.
•> AJ Burton has joined Nettwerk Music Group as Director of Publishing.
•> MusicRow reports Jerry Salley, previous SESAC Songwriter of the Year has been signed to Writer’s Den Music Group.
•> NEKST extends condolences to family and friends of Bobette Dudley, who passed away Sunday evening (3/9) due to injuries sustained in a car accident on Friday night. Dudley served as a former CMA Senior VP who was part of the organization for 25 years and contributed greatly to its growth and success. Donations can be made to: Bobette Dudley Memorial Fund for the beautification of Lobelville, c/o Bank of Perry County, PO Box 457, Lobelville, TN 37097.
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