S1 Songs Makes Significant Acquisition

(L-R): Jody Williams, BMI; Brett Beavers; Don Rollins; Chip Petree, Attorney/Copyright Exchange; Pat Finch, Sr. VP/GM S1 Songs Nashville; Shaye Smith; Abbe Nameche, VP Creative, S1 Songs Nashville

(L-R): Jody Williams, BMI; Brett Beavers; Don Rollins; Chip Petree, Attorney/Copyright Exchange; Pat Finch, Sr. VP/GM S1 Songs Nashville; Shaye Smith; Abbe Nameche, VP Creative, S1 Songs Nashville

S1 Songs has acquired the song catalogs, plus future works, of Brett Beavers, Shaye Smith and Don Rollins, and also purchased an interest in the smash hit singles “Whiskey Lullaby” recorded by Brad Paisley and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” recorded by Alan Jackson. The Nashville office of S1 is headed by Sr. VP/GM Pat Finch. Global CEO of S1 Songs, Steve McMellon says the publisher plans to continue acquiring “good quality Nashville copyrights.”

As a producer/writer, Beavers has garnered multiple hit singles for Dierks Bentley, including “What Was I Thinkin’,” “Lot Of Leavin’ Left To Do,” “Come A Little Closer,” “Every Mile A Memory,” and “Feel That Fire” in addition to producing Bentley’s first five Capitol albums. Beavers has also written singles for Lee Ann Womack, Brooks & Dunn, Eric Church and more.

Shaye Smith is a Grammy nominated songwriter with several No. 1 hits in the U.S. and overseas. Her hits include “Songs About Me” (Trace Adkins), “That’s Why I’m Here” (Kenny Chesney), “How Far” (Martina McBride), “There Is No Arizona” and “Somebody’s Hero” (Jamie O’Neal), “One Boy, One Girl” (Collin Raye), “Single White Female” (Chely Wright), “Complicated” (Carolyn Dawn Johnson) and “I Should Be Sleeping” (Emerson Drive). Her songs have appeared on more than 25 million albums sold.

In 2003 Don Rollins wrote “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” with frequent collaborator Jim “Moose” Brown. The song went on to be a multi-week No. 1 for Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett and win the Grammy Award for Best Country Song. In 2006, Rollins scored two cuts on Reba’s Platinum Duets album. Other artists who have recorded his songs include Neal McCoy, Randy Travis, Ronnie Millsap, and Ricky Skaggs.

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