Brad Kennard Named Razor & Tie Music Publishing VP

Brad Kennard

Brad Kennard

Razor & Tie Music Publishing has announced the addition of Brad Kennard as Vice President Music Publishing/Creative. Kennard will be based at the company’s new Nashville offices located in SoBro.

Sharon Tapper, Razor & Tie Music Publishing Senior Vice President, comments, “Brad brings to Razor & Tie a wealth of expertise and unstoppable energy which makes him a creative force to be reckoned with. We look forward to reaping the benefits of his strong relationships in the Nashville and music communities.”

Kennard joins Razor & Tie Music Publishing from Big Yellow Dog where he was Vice President A&R. There he worked with such artists as Meghan Trainor, as well as multi-Grammy winning Josh Kear, multi-Grammy winner Shawn Camp, “Big” Al Anderson, Logan Mize (Arista), Nikki Williams (Island-Def Jam), producer/writer Paul Ebersold (Three Doors Down/Sister Hazel), Jessie James Decker, Adam Sanders, and others. Prior to Big Yellow Dog, Kennard spent over six years with Grammy-winning producer Byron Gallimore (Tim McGraw, Sugarland, Faith Hill) at Violator Nashville Artist Management and Red Vinyl Music, as well as four years as General Manager for Song Garden Publishing. He also served as Vice President at Full Circle Music Publishing, three years as the Creative Director at Frank Liddell’s Carnival Music Publishing, and nearly seven years at Curb Music Publishing.

Kennard has helped cultivate chart-topping songs such as Rodney Atkins‘ “If You’re Goin’ Through Hell,” Reba McEntire‘s “Somebody,” George Strait‘s Top 10 “Desperately,” and Rascal Flatts’  Top 10 “Unstoppable.” He has facilitated cuts by Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Lee Brice, Billy Currington, Tyler Farr, Dustin Lynch, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, and worked with developing artists Brett Eldredge and Logan Mize.

Kennard is a graduate of the Jack C Massey MBA program at Belmont, with an emphasis in Music Business. He also holds an undergraduate business degree from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Kennard can be congratulated here: [email protected].


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