12 June, 2018Print
Josh Kear's 14th No. 1 is "Woman, Amen"
Josh Kear has landed the 14th No. 1 of his career with "Woman, Amen." Co-written with Dierks Bentley and Ross Copperman, "Woman, Amen" was released in January and hits No. 1 right on top of the release of Bentley's new album 'The Mountain.'
Kear, a Big Yellow Dog Music writer since 2003, has scored three number ones in just the last 12 months: "Woman, Amen," "Most People Are Good" (written by Kear, David Frasier, Ed Hill. Performed by Luke Bryan) and "God, Your Mama, And Me" (written by Kear, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson. Performed by Florida Georgia Line + Backstreet Boys).
"Seeing life through the eyes of Josh Kear is a wonderful thing! He's a master songwriter who is a believer in good people and love. 'Woman, Amen' couldn't have happened at a more important time for women to be lifted up!" said Big Yellow Dog Music co-founder Carla Wallace.
In the 15 years Josh Kear has been a Big Yellow Dog Music writer, he has won the Country Song GRAMMY three times (the only songwriter to ever do so) and won the overall Song of the Year GRAMMY in 2011 for Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now." His previous chart-topping country hits include Luke Bryan's "Drunk On You," Tim McGraw's "Highway Don't Care," Blake Shelton's "Neon Light," and Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats."
About Big Yellow Dog Music:
"Woman, Amen" is Big Yellow Dog Music's third No. 1 in 2018, following "Most People Are Good" and Maren Morris' "I Could Use a Love Song" (performed by Morris).
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"), 35 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.