ole Wins CCMA Music Publisher of the Year

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) has honored ole as Music Publisher of the Year for the 4th consecutive time. This marks the fourth win in the category in the six years since the company’s founding on September 28, 2004.

ole, one of the world’s largest independent music publishers, was also named CCMA Music Publisher of the Year in 2009 and 2008. Their win in 2007 was the first time in 15 years that an independent music publisher had won the category.

“We’re very thankful to receive this vote of confidence from the CCMA and our peers,” said ole CEO Robert Ott. “Our staff works tirelessly to produce success for our songwriters and partners and this acknowledges their effort. It’s our privilege to work with the best songwriters in the world on both sides of the border and their creativity has propelled us to unprecedented heights this year. It’s always gratifying to watch the growth of the CCMA and how it creates community around our great Canadian talent. We’re thankful to the CCMA and others in this community for their continued support.”

In Country, ole has nine active or pending U.S. singles including “Why Wait,” the lead single from Rascal Flatts’ upcoming Nothing Like This album; “I Will Stand By You,” The Judds’ new single; “Let Me Down Easy,” from Billy Currington’s upcoming fourth studio album; “Soldiers & Jesus” from the James Otto’s new album, Shake What God Gave Ya; “Our Kind of Love,” the current hit for Lady Antebellum; and Troy Olsen’s “Summer Thing.” Top 40 charting singles in Canada include Dean Brody’s “Roll That Barrel Out,” Doc Walker’s “From Here” and Jason Blaine’s “Run With Me.”

Over the past few months, ole has placed no less than 19 cuts including “Liar’s Lie,” performed by Lee Ann Womack and featured in Country Strong, the new Gwyneth Paltrow/Tim McGraw film; “Stay Up Late,” on the upcoming sophomore solo album by Heidi Newfield, and “Just Like Sunshine” and “Are Ya With Me?,” also on Otto’s upcoming album.

Current top country songs from ole’s songwriter roster and its Roots Three Music co-venture include “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” (Doc Walker); “Now” (Steven Lee Olsen); “Free Like Love” (The Higgins); “Tumblin’ Tears” (One More Girl); “When You Can Fly” (Victoria Banks); “Watching You Walk Away” (Shane Yellowbird); “Fearless” (Taylor Swift); “Tailgate” (Jaydee Bixby); “A Father’s Love (The Only Way He Knew How)” (Bucky Covington); “Can’t Afford To Love You” (Blake Shelton); “A Lot To Learn About Living” (Easton Corbin); “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven” (Kenny Chesney); and “I Will Stand By You” (High Valley).

Over the past few years, ole has become the country home of world-class songwriters including the recently-signed Monty Powell, Dean Brody, Charlie Worsham and Ryan Tyndell as well as Marty Dodson, Chris Wallin, Tebey, Gilles Godard, Roger Springer, Rick Giles, Bruce Wallace, Matt Nolen, Steven Lee Olsen and Doc Walker.

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