9 May, 2017Print
Downtown Congratulates AIMP Award Winners Kelly Archer And Big Yellow Dog
Downtown Music Publishing congratulates Kelly Archer, who won Rising Independent Songwriter of the Year last night at the 2017 AIMP Nashville Awards, as well as their partners Big Yellow Dog Music, who won Publisher of the Year. Archer also was just named a SOCAN [Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada] Award Recipient for her Top 10 Jess Moskaluke co-write "Take Me Home."
Archer joined the Downtown family, along with partner RED Creative Group, two years ago. After coming on board, she has been on a major hot streak with 3 hit singles in Canada and, more recently, four songs on the country singles charts since March of 2016 with Cassadee Pope, Brett Young, Justin Moore, and Chris Lane. Just last fall she scored her first #1 with her co-write on the Brett Young single “Sleep Without You” and her latest co-writes “Somebody Else Will” by Justin Moore and “For Her” by Chris Lane are currently climbing the charts.
“Multi-talented veteran writer Kelly Archer happened to be looking for a new pub deal right about the time when we opened the Downtown Nashville office, so the timing was impeccable. Kelly has the support of the Nashville writing community for being an amazing writer over the past 10 years; she was simply overdue! She makes a publisher's job a lot easier...thank you Kelly!” - Steve Markland, VP A&R, Downtown Nashville
In the last year, Downtown Nashville has had seven singles on the country radio charts, including four Top 10s and two Number 1 songs. Downtown Nashville’s roster covers all facets of Nashville’s music industry from prominent singer-songwriters like Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, and Rosanne Cash to veteran writers like Marc Beeson, Kendell Marvel, and Archer herself. The office has also focused on identifying and cultivating up and coming writers, artists, and producers including Andy Albert, Jillian Jacqueline, Sara Haze, Sam Ashworth, Tony Esterly, and John Moreland, who just released his new album Big Bad Luv on 4AD last week to rave reviews.
About Downtown Music Nashville
Over these past three years, Downtown Nashville has developed a roster covering all facets of Nashville’s music industry from Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Old Crow Medicine Show, 2015 Songwriter Hall of Fame member Rosanne Cash, prominent independent music publisher Big Yellow Dog Music, multi-award winning songwriter and playwright Wayne Kirkpatrick to veteran writers Marc Beeson, Kendell Marvel, and Kelly Archer. The office has also focused on identifying and cultivating up and coming writers, artists, and producers including, John Moreland, Andy Albert, Jillian Jacqueline, Sara Haze, Tony Esterly, among others.
In the last year, Downtown has had seven singles on the country radio charts, including four Top 10s and two Number 1 songs, and has also had significant sync activity including 50+ spots such as, Assassin's Creed, Grey’s Anatomy, and One Mississippi.