SMACKSongs Adds Lee Krabel as Senior Creative Director

Lee Krabel

Lee Krabel

SMACKSongs has hired Lee Krabel as Senior Creative Director. The Belmont University graduate joins SMACKSongs after previous stops at Sea Gayle Music as well as HoriPro Entertainment, where he served as Creative Director from 2011 to 2016.

“I’m excited to be a part of the incredible team at SMACK,” Krabel said. “I’m looking forward to working with the amazing songwriters at SMACKSongs.”

SMACKSongs is led by award-winning songwriters Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. Krabel joins the company’s creative staff, which includes Robin Palmer, Robert Carlton and Elle Hussey.

SMACKSongs was named No. 7 Hot Country Music Publisher by Billboard Magazine and 2015 Publisher of the Year by the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP).

“We are so fortunate to have a teammate with Lee’s talents and abilities,” noted Palmer, Senior VP, Creative. “He is a great addition to our creative staff!”

SMACKSongs is a Nashville-based music publishing company that represents SMACK partners/hit songwriters Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, Green River Ordinance’s Josh Jenkins, Matthew McGinn, Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen and the new music of singer/songwriters JoSMITH and Walker Hayes.

Pictured (L-R): Lee Krabel, SMACKSongs Sr VP/Creative Robin Palmer, SMACKSongs owner/partners Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. Photo: Elle Hussey

Pictured (L-R): Lee Krabel, SMACKSongs Sr VP/Creative Robin Palmer, SMACKSongs owner/partners Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. Photo: Elle Hussey

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