ole Renews Co-Publishing Deal With Phil O’Donnell

(L-R): Ben Strain, Creative Director, ole; Emily Mueller, Creative Manager, ole; Songwriter/Producer Phil O’Donnell; John Ozier, VP, Creative, ole; Mike Whelan, Sr. Director, Creative, ole.

(L-R): Ben Strain, Creative Director, ole; Emily Mueller, Creative Manager, ole; Songwriter/Producer Phil O’Donnell; John Ozier, VP, Creative, ole; Mike Whelan, Sr. Director, Creative, ole.

ole has renewed its worldwide co-publishing deal with country songwriter-producer Phil O’Donnell.

O’Donnell’s Canadian roots have earned him a place in the New Brunswick Hall of Fame, although he is now based in Nashville. His discography contains hits like Blake Shelton’s “Doin’ What She Likes,” George Strait’s “Give It All We Got Tonight,” and Montgomery Gentry’s “Back When I Knew It All.” He’s also had cuts with Craig Morgan, Clay Walker, Darryl Worley, Rodney Atkins, and Parmalee.

For the 2016 Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA), O’Donnell is nominated for Songwriter of the Year – alongside fellow ole writer Gord Bamford — for “Heard You In A Song.” O’Donnell produced Bamford’s album, Tin Roof, which has been nominated for Album of the Year. In addition, O’Donnell was recognized as Songwriter of the Year at the 2015 CCMA for “Where A Farm Used to Be,” again co-written with Bamford.

“Phil O’Donnell is a gentleman and a rare talent that we’re proud to have on the ole roster,” says John Ozier, Vice President, Creative of ole. “Re-signing Phil will allow us to keep expanding on his already legendary body of work.”

“No one works harder for their songwriters than ole,” O’Donnell says. “The work ethic and drive of everyone here never lets up. I’m glad to be working with the entire ole creative team, and that together we can continue to build on our success.”

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