ole Enters Co-Publishing Deal with Songwriter, Producer Phil O’Donnell

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Pictured (back row, L-R): Gilles Godard (ole, VP Corporate Affairs and Development), Ben Strain (ole, Creative Director), Mike Whelan (ole, Sr. Director, Creative), and Shellien Kinsey (ole, Creative Coordinator). (Front row, L-R): John Ozier (ole, GM Creative) and songwriter/producer Phil O’Donnell.

ole has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with songwriter and producer Phil O’Donnell. The deal covers current and future copyrights. O’Donnell penned the No. 1 hits “Doin’ What She Likes” (Blake Shelton), “Give It All We Got Tonight” (George Strait), and “Back When I Knew It All” (Montgomery Gentry), and also produced Craig Morgan‘s six-week No. 1 country hit, “That’s What I Love About Sunday.”

“ole is committed to expanding our catalog with the best songs and songwriters, and Phil is a certified hit-maker who knows what it takes to reach the top of the charts,” said John Ozier, GM of Nashville Creative at ole. “Having already written with and had songs recorded by a who’s who of country superstars, Phil will fit right in with ole’s world-class roster of songwriters and artists. We are looking forward to promoting his music globally.”

“ole has their finger on the pulse of the country music scene, and I’m excited to get to work with them and their stable of songwriters,” said O’Donnell. “There are some extremely talented musicians in the ole family, and I’m looking forward to sitting down with them and seeing what we can create.”

A native of Canada, O’Donnell made his first trip to Nashville in 1983 before developing his songwriting skills and relocating officially in 1994. O’Donnell also co-wrote Parmalee‘s current single, “Already Callin’ You Mine” and Easton Corbin‘s new single, “Yup.” Other cuts include “Love Remembers,” “I Got You” and “More Trucks Than Cars” by Craig Morgan; “Tougher Than Nails” by Joe Diffie, “Fore She Was Mama” and “She Won’t Be Lonely Long” by Clay Walker; “Sounds Like Life to Me” by Darryl Worley; and “He’s Mine” by Rodney Atkins.

O’Donnell’s production credits include releases by Craig Morgan, Josh Thompson, Keith Anderson, Matt Mason, Justin McBride, Chris Janson, Mark Wills, Tara Oram, Jason Blaine, High Valley, Steve Richard, and the Davisson Bros. Band.

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