1 March, 2018Print
Big Yellow Dog Music Awards and Achievements
Big Yellow Dog Music is an independent music publishing and artist development company based in Nashville, TN. Founded in 1998, the company has a streamlined staff of 10 working with 20 artist writers recognized with accolades including four GRAMMYs (including all-genre Song of the Year “Need You Now”), 36 No. 1 songs, four Song of the Year awards (ACM, BMI, and two ASCAP), an ASCAP Global Award, and five ASCAP/BMI Pop Awards. Big Yellow Dog Music’s film, television, and brand division had more than 400 placements in both 2016 and 2017.
- Country Music Association Awards: Daniel Tashian, co-producer of Kacey Musgraves' Golden Hour, Album of the Year
- ASCAP Country Awards: "God, Your Mama, and Me" and "Ring on Every Finger," co-written by Josh Kear; and "Get to You," co-written by Abe Stoklasa
- BMI Country Awards: "I Could Use a Love Song," co-written by Maren Morris
- Big Yellow Dog Music is a Top 10 Publisher in Billboard’s Publishers Quarterly (based on publisher rankings of the top 100 radio songs)
- Meghan Trainor’s "All About That Bass" ranked as one of Billboard Magazines "Hot 100's All-Time Top 100 Songs"
- MusicRow Awards: "Most People Are Good," co-written by Josh Kear and recorded by Luke Bryan, Song of the Year
- Dierks Bentley's "Woman, Amen," co-written by Josh Kear, goes No. 1 on the Mediabase Country and Billboard's Country Airplay charts.
- Big Yellow Dog Music signs exclusive label partnership deal Atlantic Records. This marks Big Yellow Dog's first label venture. The first release from the Big Yellow Dog/Atlantic partnership is rising singer/songwriter Brynn Elliott's "Time Of Our Lives."
- Daniel Tashian co-wrote seven of 13 tracks on Kacey Musgraves' 'Golden Hour’ and co-produced the full record with Ian Fitchuk. 'Golden Hour' debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and No. 4 on the Billboard 200.
- Luke Bryan's "Most People Are Good," co-written by Josh Kear, goes No. 1 on the Mediabase Country and Billboard's Country Airplay charts.
- RIAA Certifications: Platinum — “Thank You,” Meghan Trainor; Gold— “I Could Use a Love Song,” Maren Morris
- Maren Morris' “I Could Use a Love Song,” written with Jimmy Robbins and Lauren Veltz, goes No. 1 on the Mediabase Country chart.
- RIAA Certifications: 10x Platinum — “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor
- ASCAP Country Awards: “Fix,” co-written by Abe Stoklasa, and “Road Less Traveled,” co-written by Meghan Trainor
- BMI Country Awards: “Hometown Girl,” co-written by Daniel Tashian, and “80s Mercedes,” written by Maren Morris
- Jessie James Decker’s ‘Southern Girl City Lights’ debuts atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, her first No. 1 album. Decker wrote or co-wrote nine of the album’s 12 tracks. Daniel Agee produced the album and co-wrote two songs. Every track features Big Yellow Dog Music artist writers.
- Billboard’s Top Business Managers of 2017: Kerry O’Neil
- Nashville Business Journal Women in Music City Awards: Carla Wallace
- Logan Mize’s ‘Come Back Road,’ released via Big Yellow Dog Music, makes Top 20 of Billboard’s Country Album Sales chart
- Billboard Country Power Players: Carla Wallace and Kerry O’Neil
- MusicRow Awards: Maren Morris, Breakthrough Artist of the Year
- Florida Georgia Line + Backstreet Boys’ “God, Your Mama, and Me,” co-written by Josh Kear, goes No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
- Josh Turner’s “Hometown Girl,” co-written by Daniel Tashian, goes No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
- Won three of eight award categories from Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP), including Independent Publisher of the Year
- ASCAP’s Vanguard Award: Meghan Trainor
- Music Business Association Awards: Maren Morris, Breakthrough Artist of the Year
- Radio Disney Music Awards: Maren Morris, Country Best New Artist
- Lauren Alaina’s “Road Less Traveled,” co-written by Meghan Trainor, goes No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
- Academy of Country Music Awards: Maren Morris, New Female Vocalist of the Year
- GRAMMY Awards: Maren Morris, Best Country Solo Performance for “My Church”
- RIAA Certifications: 4x Platinum — “Like I’m Gonna Lose You (Feat. John Legend),” Meghan Trainor; 3x Platinum — “Dear Future Husband,” Meghan Trainor; 2x Platinum — “Me Too,” Meghan Trainor; Platinum — “God, Your Mama, and Me,” Florida Georgia Line + Backstreet Boys, co-written by Josh Kear; “Better When I’m Dancin’,” Meghan Trainor; Gold — Hero, Maren Morris; “80s Mercedes," Maren Morris; “Ain’t Your Mama,” Jennifer Lopez, co-written by Meghan Trainor; "Hometown Girl," Josh Turner, co-written by Daniel Tashian
- Songs and artists featured in Big Little Lies, Grey's Anatomy, 13 Reasons Why, Nashville, Dancing With the Stars, and other TV shows.
- Songs used in TV ad campaigns for Apple, Hallmark, Clairol, and Toyota Deutschland
- Cuts on more than 20 albums and EPs, including Blake Shelton’s Texoma Shore, Luke Bryan’s What Makes You Country, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill’s The Rest of Our Life, and Chris Stapleton’s From a Room: Volume 1