ole Signs Dave Turnbull

(L-R): ole’s Gilles Godard and Michael McCarty; ASCAP’s Marc Driskill; Turnbull; ole’s Robert Ott; and attorney Chip Petree

Global music publisher ole has signed hit Nashville songwriter Dave Turnbull. ole has also acquired Turnbull’s song catalog, which includes three 2011 No. 1 hits.

Notable copyrights in the agreement include Kenny Chesney’s “The Boys of Fall,” Brad Paisley’s “Anything Like Me” and Alabama’s “Old Alabama,” a No. 1 trifecta that earned Turnbull a CMA Triple Play Award in 2011.

“Dave Turnbull is one of a select group of writers to have achieved a Triple Play Award for having three number one singles in a 12 month period.” says ole Chief Creative Officer Gilles Godard. “He is a creator of timeless songs and has the uncanny ability to put into words and music what the rest of the world feels. All of us at ole are pleased to have Dave on board and we look forward to celebrating his next ‘triple play’ together.”

Turnbull’s body of work also includes singles like Montgomery Gentry’s “Lucky Man,” Blake Shelton’s “The More I Drink,” Darry Worley’s “If Something Should Happen,” Trace Adkins’ “Marry For Money” and “Arlington” and many more. He originally moved to Nashville in 1993 after attending the U.S. Naval Academy Prep School and graduating from Virginia Tech, and signed his first publishing deal in 1997.


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