Industry Ink (2/15/13)

bigyellowdog1Big Yellow Dog celebrates a special Grammy milestone this week with songwriter Josh Kear. Co-Owner Carla Wallace reports, “We were able to confirm through a review of Grammy award history that Josh Kear is now the only writer to be awarded three Grammy® Awards for Best Country Song. ‘Blown Away,’ written with Chris Tompkins, won the award this week and is now added to the list of other Josh winners including ‘Need You Now,’ written with Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott and ‘Before He Cheats,’ written with Chris Tompkins.

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Nashville’s Parallel Music Publishing has added country duo Kingston to their publishing roster. Kingston (previously known as The Carter Twins) has shared the stage with Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean and Phil Vassar.

“Kingston has a long and successful career ahead of them,” said Tim Hunze, managing partner with Parallel Music Publishing. “Everyone at Parallel is excited to help propel them to the next level.”


Front Row (L-R): Zach Carter, Josh Carter
Back Row (L-R): Tim Hunze, Parallel Music Publishing / Denise Stevens, Loeb & Loeb / C.T. Wyatt, Parallel Entertainment



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