James Slater Signs With BMG

Pictured (L-R): Chris Oglesby – VP Creative BMG Nashville; Lynn Morrow – Adams and Reese, LLP; Sara Knabe – VP Creative BMG Nashville; Jody Williams – Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, BMI Nashville; Kos Weaver – Executive VP BMG Nashville and James Slater (seated)

BMG has signed veteran songwriter James Slater to an exclusive publishing deal.

Slater hails from the Panama Canal Zone and has called Music City home for over 15 years. He has had songs recorded by Willie Nelson, Julio Iglesias, Carrie Underwood, Enrique Iglesias, Kenny Chesney and many others. His songs “In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride and “The High Cost Of Living” by Jamey Johnson have both been nominated for Grammys.

“We are thrilled to have James as part of our BMG family. His enthusiasm is contagious. You meet James and you have to love him.  He is a great fit,” said Chris Oglesby, VP/Creative BMG.

“To quote Casablanca, ‘I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship,'” said Slater about the new relationship. “I’m hitting the ground running with a dream team and the beautiful machine that is BMG music. My mission is to rise above their expectations of me and create a body of work we can all be proud of.”


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