VibeCity Signs Josh Byrd

Pictured (L-R): SESAC’s Shannan Hatch, Josh Byrd, VibeCity’s Marty Dodson and Clay Mills

Newly formed Nashville publishing company, VibeCity Music, has signed songwriter Josh Byrd to a worldwide publishing deal.

VibeCity was co-founded in 2018 by Clay Mills and Marty Dodson. Mississippi native Byrd moved to Nashville in 2002 to pursue an artist career but took a break in 2010 to focus on his family. After encouragement from Radney Foster and SESAC’s Shannan Hatch, Byrd doubled-down on his songwriting career in 2015.

Mills said, “Josh is a gifted writer with a truly unique perspective. We are stoked to have him on the VibeCity team.”

Dodson added, “The goal for VibeCity is to find talent that others are overlooking. Josh fits that criteria perfectly. We will always be looking outside the box for writers who just need a shot. We couldn’t be more excited to add Josh to the VibeCity roster with our other writers, Joey Ebach and Ryland Fisher.”

Dodson and Mills collectively have over 250 cuts and 12 No. 1 songs, including Kenny Chesney’s “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven,” Billy Currington’s “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right,” Darius Rucker’s “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” and Diamond Rio’s “Beautiful Mess.” VibeCity Songs are exclusively pitched by Ronna Reeves and Liz Morin’s ShoBiz Ro.

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