Air Hawg Music Publishing, a newly-launched publishing company led by Kelley Lovelace, has signed songwriter Dave Turnbull as its first writer, in conjunction with Sea Gayle Music.
Turnbull achieved a Triple Play Award from the CMA for his 2012 hits Kenny Chesney’s “The Boys of Fall,” Brad Paisley’s “Anything Like Me” and “Old Alabama” featuring Alabama. He has also had hits with artists including Montgomery Gentry, Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins and Craig Campbell’s charting single, “Outskirts Of Heaven.”
Turnbull said, “I couldn’t be more excited to partner with Air Hawg and Sea Gayle. Kelley Lovelace was the first person to ever believe in me as a writer in this town and give me a shot at a publishing deal almost 20 years ago, and Chris DuBois was the second. They are the two people I respect the most in terms of creative input and it’s a true pleasure to be working with them together in this new venture. I’m also extremely excited to be working with Marc Driskill, Jake Gear, Mike Owens, Christina Wiltshire and Brandon Gregg and certainly all the writers at Sea Gayle who have been so welcoming to me.”
“God is good and timing is everything!” says Kelley Lovelace. “After 20 years of friendship and ‘big talk’ of starting a publishing company, we finally did it! I’m so humbled and proud that a veteran hit songwriter like Dave has blessed Air Hawg Music Publishing by signing as our first writer. Also, we are extremely thankful to partner with my lifelong friends Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois and Marc Driskill at Sea Gaye Music. And we are anxious to work with the rest of the team at Sea Gayle, Mike Owens, Jake Gear, Christina Wiltshire and Brandon Gregg, to help Dave continue his incredible success. He is writing better than ever and I truly believe his best songs are brewing right now.”
Sea Gayle’s Chris DuBois added, “We are so thankful and excited for the opportunity to partner with Kelley Lovelace and Air Hawg Music in signing Dave Turnbull as their first writer. Kelley and Dave are two of my closest friends and favorite writers in town. They have always felt like family to everyone at Sea Gayle, so we couldn’t be happier to make it official. We look forward to working closely with Kelley to help grow Dave’s career and add to his already impressive list of awards.”
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