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Maren Morris scores first No. 1 country single with "I Could Use a Love Song"

Big Yellow Dog Music songwriter Maren Morris' "I Could Use a Love Song" tops both Billboard's Country Airplay and the Mediabase Country charts this week, giving the GRAMMY-winning artist the first No. 1 single of her career. "I Could Use a Love Song" was written with Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz.

Morris signed with Big Yellow Dog Music in 2015 and has enjoyed success as both a Big Yellow Dog Music writer and as an artist for Columbia Records. She also co-wrote her previous hits "My Church" and "80s Mercedes." Her debut album, 'Hero,' reached No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart in 2016.

"I Could Use a Love Song" is up for Best Country Solo Performance at The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards, to be handed out January 28. Morris won the GRAMMY in that category last year for "My Church."

"I took a picture of Maren standing on the Santa Monica pier after she wrote 'My Church'; the wind was blowing her hair, and she was standing on a star carved into the pier," says Big Yellow Dog Music co-owner Carla Wallace. "Such a long journey from that picture to today, but I'd say she's standing right where she should be, at Number One. Congratulations from all of us at Big Yellow Dog Music!"

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"), 34 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.

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