Spirit Music Nashville Signs Neil Thrasher

Pictured L-R: Katie Flynn, Creative Director, Spirit Music Nashville; Michelle Davey, Director of Administration/Office Manager, Spirit Music Nashville; Clay Hatton, Administrative Assistant, Spirit Music Nashville; Neil Thrasher; Brian Bradford, VP of Administration and Operations, Spirit Music Nashville; Frank Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, Spirit Music Nashville; and Derek Wells, Sr. Director of A&R/Production, Spirit Music Nashville.

Neil Thrasher, known for penning songs including Kenny Chesney’s seven-week No. 1 “There Goes My Life,” Rascal Flatts’ four-week No. 1 “Fast Cars and Freedom,” and Jason Aldean’s “Fly Over States,” has inked a deal with Spirit Music Nashville. The new contract covers future works and does not include Thrasher’s back catalog.

“I am super excited to be part of the Spirit family! Frank, the staff, the vibe, and the energy that everyone has, is very inspiring,” Thrasher said. “Can’t wait to get this new venture going and cranking out some new tunes! Let’s do this!”

“Neil Thrasher is a badass,” said Frank Rogers, CEO, Spirit Music Nashville. “His songs have helped shape the sound of country radio, built artist careers and made stadiums sing along. And the amazing part is…he’s just getting started! We could not be more excited to welcome Neil to the Spirit Music family. This is going to be fun!”

In 2013, Thrasher earned ASCAP’s Country Song of the Year for Randy Houser’s “How Country Feels.” In 2010, he earned the Gospel Music Association Dove Awards’ Country Song of the Year for Jason Crabb’s “Somebody Like Me.”

Thrasher is the latest hit songwriter added to Spirit Music Nashville’s roster, as the company has over the past several months inked deals with David Garcia, Jeremy Bussey, Bobby Hamrick, Brinley Addington, Abe Stoklasa, and a joint venture with Derek Wells.


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