15 November, 2018Print
Big Yellow Dog Music Wins a Pack of Awards During CMA WeekMaren Morris, Daniel Tashian, Josh Kear and Abe Stoklasa celebrate successes
Nashville, TN — Big Yellow Dog Music capped off a big country music awards week Wednesday with artist writer Daniel Tashian sharing an Album of the Year award from the Country Music Association for co-producing Kacey Musgraves’ 'Golden Hour.'
Big Yellow Dog Music artist writers also received the following awards this week:'
- Maren Morris: BMI Country Award for “I Could Use a Love Song”
- Josh Kear: ASCAP Country Award for Florida Georgia Line feat. Backstreet Boys’ "God, Your Mama, and Me"
- Josh Kear: ASCAP Country Award for LoCash’s "Ring on Every Finger”
- Abe Stoklasa: ASCAP Country Award for Michael Ray’s “Get to You”
In addition to producing 'Golden Hour' with Musgraves and Ian Fitchuk, Tashian co-wrote seven of the chart-topping album’s 13 cuts. Tashian is also the lead singer of The Silver Seas, which has released several critically acclaimed albums, and he had his first No. 1 country single as a writer in 2017 with Josh Turner’s “Hometown Girl.”
“I Could Use a Love Song” is Morris’ first country radio No. 1 song and the third single from her gold-certified album, 'Hero.' Her latest single, “Rich,” is currently at No. 4 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Morris won the CMA’s "New Artist of the Year" award in 2016.
Kear is a four-time GRAMMY winner and the only songwriter in GRAMMY history to win Best Country Song three times. His most recent chart-toppers include Dierks Bentley’s “Woman, Amen” and Luke Bryan’s “Most People Are Good.” Other artists cutting his songs include Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton and Charlie Puth.
Stoklasa recently was named one of Billboard’s Next-Gen Nashville people “shaking up Music City.” In addition to co-writing Chris Lane’s single “Fix” and Charles Kelley’s GRAMMY-nominated “The Driver,” Stoklasa has had songs cut by Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum.
Big Yellow Dog Music is an independent music publishing and artist development company based in Nashville, TN. Over its 20 years of experience, it has been recognized with such accolades as 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, 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, The Peanuts Movie, T-Mobile, and The Edge of Seventeen.