Roots Three Music/ole, a co-venture between ole music publishing and Roots Three, publishing division of RGK Entertainment Group, has signed songwriter and Open Road Records artist Dean Brody to a worldwide publishing deal.
Brody, an emerging songwriting talent and rising country star, is currently at No. 6 on the Mediabase Canadian country chart with the single “Roll That Barrel Out” from his recently released sophomore album, Trail in Life. Brody has five nominations at the upcoming CCMA Awards including Songwriter of the Year. In addition, he will be one of the featured artists at FanFest on September 11 at the West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace during Country Music Week in Edmonton.
Brody made an immediate impact with his self-titled debut album in 2009, which produced the hit single, “Brothers.” It also showcased his writing talents.
“The thing I’m most excited about with this new relationship with Roots Three Music/ole is their passion for songwriting and songs and getting them pitched and being aggressive about it,” says Brody. “In the past, I really haven’t had that. The other thing is, for years, I’ve wanted to write in other genres so I’m looking forward to being able to do both.”
“We are very excited about Dean joining the Roots Three Music family,” says Ron Kitchener, President of RGK Entertainment Group Inc., the umbrella company for both Roots Three Music and Open Road Recordings. “All points lead to Dean being a top contender as an artist and writer and we couldn’t be happier.”
Comments ole Chief Creative Officer, Gilles Godard: “Dean Brody is part of the new wave of true country artists, however what separates him from the pack is his incredible talent as writer. He has created several great songs for this new Trail in Life album release and we are proud to be part of his new publishing team with Roots Three.”