Downtown Music Publishing has acquired an interest in country lyricist Charlie Black‘s music publishing catalogs.
Downtown Nashville’s Vice President Steve Markland said, “It is an honor to be a part of Charlie Black’s catalogue. He’s been one of the most gifted and celebrated songwriters in Nashville for most of his illustrious career.”
Black was named SESAC’s Country Songwriter of the Year in 1979. He received ASCAP’s Country Songwriter of the Year award in 1983 and 1984. He was elected to the NSAI Songwriter Hall Of Fame in 1991.
Black’s writing credits include Reba McEntire’s “You Lie,” Anne Murray’s “A Little Good News” and K.T. Oslin’s “Come Next Monday,” as well as BlackHawk’s “Goodbye Says It All,” Earl Thomas Conley’s “Honor Bound,” Alan Jackson’s “Right on the Money,” Gary Morris’ “100% Chance of Rain,” and Phil Vassar’s “Carlene” and “Six-Pack Summer.”
Black’s songs have also been recorded by Roy Orbison, Charlie Rich, Don Williams, Paul Anka, Crystal Gayle, Tanya Tucker, Faron Young, Marty Robbins, Suzy Bogguss, Kathy Mattea, and George Strait.
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