Major Bob Music, an independent Nashville-based publishing company owned by Bob Doyle, has promoted Andy Friday to Head of Creative and Graham Kothman to Creative Director.
Both Friday and Kothman joined Doyle’s team early in their careers and have risen from within. Their work impacts all artists, songwriters, and producers across the company’s integrated imprints, including Garth Brooks, Julia Cole, Maylyn, Zach Top, Nash Overstreet, Andy Sheridan, Ben Williams, Colin Healy, and Brandon Matias, as well as the catalogues of Angelo Petraglia, Ruby Amanfu, and Jakub Vanyo.
Friday began working with Bob Doyle & Associates in 2010 as Sr. Director of New Media. He soon became part of the team behind The Band Perry’s country breakthrough, and in 2017 he began the transition into the publishing company as writer manager, working with Petraglia and Josh Farro.
Kothman joined Bob Doyle & Associates in 2019 while finishing his studies at Belmont University. The Bishop, California native brought graphic design and label services in house, quickly becoming a collaborator on all Major Bob and Bob Doyle & Associates efforts.
Major Bob GM Mike Doyle states, “Andy and Graham understand our culture and our primary vision of creative dedication to the goals of our writers and artists. They distinguished themselves through quarantine’s unusual circumstances and logistics and have worked overtime since. Andy and Graham have worked their way up, become indispensable, and brought new levels of awareness and abilities to our team-these promotions are simply an acknowledgement of what they’ve earned.”
The company recently celebrated 36 years in business with over seventy No. 1 singles, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Awards, a SESAC Songwriter of the Year, and hits such as “Fancy Like” (Walker Hayes), “Cold Beer Calling My Name” (Jameson Rodgers ft. Luke Combs), “If Tomorrow Never Comes” (Garth Brooks), “Crash and Burn” (Thomas Rhett), “Best Shot” (Jimmie Allen), “Done” (The Band Perry), “Where It’s At” (Dustin Lynch), “I Like The Sound Of That” (Rascal Flatts), and “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To” (Billy Currington).
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