Songwriting and publishing power couple Luke and Beth Laird have announced the grand opening of their publishing and management company Creative Nation. The company will offer tailored deals for songwriters and producers in an effort to meet each individual’s needs. Creative Nation’s first signing is songwriter/producer Barry Dean.
“Luke and I both love music and are so excited to start this new business together to help elevate other songwriters and market them across multiple genres and platforms,” says Beth Laird. “I can’t think of two better songwriters to work with out of the gate. I feel so blessed to get to represent Luke and Barry Dean and look forward to new opportunities in the future.”
Dean’s credits as a writer include the Martina McBride single “God’s Will” and Reba’s “Moving Oleta.” Dean also produced and co-wrote five songs with Lori McKenna for her acclaimed album Lorraine. Currently Dean has the Little Big Town single “Pontoon,” which is rapidly moving up the charts. Additionally he has cuts by Carrie Underwood, Alison Krauss, Jason Aldean and many more.
Luke Laird has co-written nine No. 1 singles in the last five years, including Carrie Underwood’s “Last Name,” Blake Shelton’s “Hillbilly Bone” and Eric Church’s “Drink In My Hand.” Beth Laird was most recently in writer/publishers for five years at BMI.
At launch, Creative Nation has over 15 cuts including the ConAgra “Child Hunger Ends Here” campaign theme performed by Jewel, Jay Sean, Owl City and Little Big Town.
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