23 October, 2017Print
Big Yellow Dog Music Congratulates Jessie James Decker on Her First No. 1 Album'Southern Girl City Lights' Tops Billboard Country Albums Chart
Big Yellow Dog Music congratulates artist writer Jessie James Decker on the chart-topping success of 'Southern Girl City Lights,' which debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart this week. Not only is 'Southern Girl City Lights' Decker's first Billboard No. 1, it's also her first album for Epic Records. Decker wrote nine of the album's 12 songs, which were produced by Big Yellow Dog Music writer Daniel Agee.
"Huge congrats to Jessie and the Epic team! So much fun working with you on this project. Special thank you to Epic EVP of A&R Paul Pontius!" says Big Yellow Dog Music co-founder Carla Wallace, who began working with Decker when she was 17. "She has always been a true talent."
Kerry O'Neil, who started Big Yellow Dog Music with Wallace in 1998, adds, "We're so pleased to see Jessie get the success she deserves -- big voice, big heart, big success!"
Big Yellow Dog Music has been involved with Decker since the beginning of her career, signing her as an artist writer in 2014. Big Yellow Dog Music also released several singles on Jessie on its in-house record label, including "Lights Down Low," which led to her signing to Epic.
About Big Yellow Dog Music:
Big Yellow Dog Music is an independent music publishing and artist development company based in Nashville, TN. Over its 19 years of experience, it has been recognized with such accolades as four GRAMMYs (including all-genre Song of the Year "Need You Now"), 33 No. 1 songs, four Song of the Year awards (ACM, BMI, and two ASCAP), an ASCAP Global Award, five ASCAP/BMI Pop Awards, and the 2017 AIMP Independent Publisher of the Year award.
Its catalog includes songs performed by Meghan Trainor, Maren Morris, Lady Antebellum, Demi Lovato, Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan, Charlie Puth, Keith Urban, Labrinth, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Lane, Jason Derulo, Florida Georgia Line, DJ Khaled, Dierks Bentley, Fifth Harmony, Michael Bublé, Josh Turner, and others. Big Yellow Dog Music's film, television, and brand division had more than 400 placements in both 2016 and 2017, including uses by Big Little Lies, JCPenney, How to Get Away With Murder, Shades of Blue, HP, Mad Max: Fury Road, Moana, Peanuts, T-Mobile, and The Edge of Seventeen.