Nashville Signings

Singer/songwriter Danika Portz from Remsen, Iowa has signed with Grin Like A Dog Songs in partnership with Green Hills Music Group for music publishing and career development. “I am thrilled to be working with Danika – she’s a unique artist with passion, intelligence and vision,” said Steve Mitchell, President of Grin Like A Dog Songs.  “Plus she is such a joy to work with,” adds Woody Bomar, President of Green Hills Music Group. Said Portz, “I am so excited and blessed to have found such a wonderful team.”

Green Hills Music Group was founded in 2007 and has recordings by Hunter Hayes, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Jake Owen, Bucky Covington and Luke Bryan.

Grin Like A Dog Songs publishes songs recorded by Joe Nichols, Kassie DePaiva of ABC’s One Life to Live, Canadian artist Sean Hogan and Christian artist Suzzette Michaels.

Pictured: Woody Bomar (Green Hills Music Group), Danika Portz, Steve and Leslie Mitchell (Grin Like A Dog Songs).  Photo by Pam Boylan.

Pictured (L-R): Woody Bomar (Green Hills Music Group), Danika Portz, Steve and Leslie Mitchell (Grin Like A Dog Songs). Photo by Pam Boylan.

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Amber Hayes

Amber Hayes

A-OK/GMV Nashville artist Amber Hayes has entered into an exclusive booking agreement with Nashville-based talent agency and marketing firm, Conway Entertainment Group.

“I first met Amber when she was performing with the Conway Twitty Musical in 2008. I’ve always been impressed by her talent and am excited about working with her and the opportunities ahead,” said Conway Entertainment Group President, Tony Conway.

To book Hayes or learn more about Conway Entertainment Group, contact 615-724-1818 or visit
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Greg Barnhill has inked a worldwide publishing deal with SB21 Music Publishing. Barnhill joins Steve Pasch, Kris Bergsnes, Brian White, Phil Roselle, Jayce Hein, Mike Sprinkle, and artist -writers Thomas Tillman and Jacob Martin on the SB21 roster.
Songs penned by Barnhill include “Walkaway Joe” (Trisha Yearwood and Don Henley), “House of Love” (Amy Grant and Vince Gill), “It Ain’t The Whiskey” (Gary Allan), and numerous others. He penned “It’s A New Day” for The Today Show, “A Lot Happens Early” for CBS’ The Early Morning Show, “Be There,” the theme for NASCAR, the Today Show theme “Your Day Is Today,” and other works for Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators, Atlanta Braves, The View, Growing Pains, Baywatch, Crown Royal, among others.
Pictured (L-R): Todd Pachey, Greg Barnhill and Steve Pasch.

Pictured (L-R): Todd Pachey, Greg Barnhill and Steve Pasch.





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