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Top Songwriter Dallas Davidson Extends Global Publishing Agreement With EMI Music Publishing Nashville
Nashville -- Chart topping country singer-songwriter, Dallas Davidson has extended his four year relationship with EMI Music Publishing, the world’s leading publisher of popular music, announced EMI Music Publishing Nashville Executive Vice President, Ben Vaughn, today.
Davidson is one of the most in-demand writers in the industry, whose recent collaborations include songs for Lady Antebellum (‘We Owned The Night’), Luke Bryan (‘I Don’t Want This Night To End’, ‘Country Girl Shake It For Me’), Blake Shelton (‘It’s All About Tonight’) and Montgomery/Gentry (‘Where I Come From’). The new co-publishing deal sees EMI Music Publishing continue to represent his catalogue and future works in partnership with Davidson’s Two Chord Georgia Music on a worldwide basis.
Ben Vaughn said, “Dallas is a talented, driven, world class songwriter who writes songs that sell records and radio plays. Our entire EMI team could not be prouder to have partnered with him during his rise to the top of the charts many many times. He cares deeply about his friends, his music, and he’s a great guy to go hang out with at The Cracker Barrel.
Dallas Davidson said, "Today is a big day for me. I'm very excited to be moving forward with the EMI team. Ben Vaughn is the reason that I came here four short years ago and he has done everything he said he would. I believe in loyalty and friendships in this business and with EMI I have both. On the business side of things I see EMI, Ben Vaughn, and Big Jon Platt as the best of the best. Together we are extremely productive. Why in the hell would I wanna be anywhere else?"
Following early success with 2006’s ‘Honky Tonk Badonadonk’ (Trace Adkins) Davidson’s writing credits have spanned some of the biggest and best loved country hits of the last five years and he’s notched up an impressive 16 top 20 singles 12 of which are number one’s including ‘Start a Band’ (Brad Paisley & Keith Urban), ‘That's How Country Boys Roll’ (Billy Currington), ‘Rain Is A Good Thing’ (Luke Bryan), ‘Gimmie That Girl’ (Joe Nichols), ‘If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away’ (Justin Moore) and the crossover hit ‘Just A Kiss’ (Lady Antebellum).
His consistent ability to pen chart topping hits has lead to numerous awards and industry accolades. He was crowned this years’ BMI Songwriter of the Year and was also awarded BMI’s Song Of The Year for ‘All over Me’ (Josh Turner). In 2010 Davidson was named by Billboard as Hot Country Music Songwriter of the year and this year he was ranked second and he is a three-time recipient of CMA's Triple Play Award.
EMI Music Publishing is the world's leading publisher of popular music, representing more than one million copyrights including some of the best known songs ever written. Iconic songs in the EMI Music Publishing catalog include “New York New York”, “You’ve Got A Friend”, “The James Bond Theme”, “Lady Marmalade”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Always On My Mind”, “Over The Rainbow”, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” and “Singin’ In the Rain”. Its current hit-making writers and producers include Beyoncé, James Blunt, Lady Antebellum, Jay-Z, Norah Jones, Pink, Stargate, and Kanye West.