Rob Crosby tours with The Common Linnets

commonlinnets3The tour comes on the heels of the band’s self-titled European release, which has sold over 150,000 copies. Rob, with songwriting credits on 7 of the album’s songs, has performed with the band during their 13 performances across Europe in October. The album’s lead single “Calm After The Storm”, co-written by Rob, reached #1 on charts in Belgium, Iceland, and Netherlands, and top 10 on 14 other charts across Europe.

Jon Pardi will tour with Alan Jackson in 2015

Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark will join Alan Jackson for his 25th anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR.
Jackson told PEOPLE, ”Of all the new guys I’ve heard, I like that Jon is closer to country than most of the others and I thought his songwriting was better than what I’ve heard in a while.”
Scheduled performances  include:
JAN 08 Fort Myers (Estero), FL Germain Arena
JAN 09 Tampa, FL USF Sun Dome
FEB 20 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
FEB 21 Laughlin, NV Laughlin Events Center
FEB 27 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre LA Live
FEB 28 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
MAR 06 Dallas (Grand Prairie), TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
MAR 27 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena
MAR 28 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
APR 09 Wilmington, NC Cape Fear Community College
APR 17 Kansas City (Independence), MO Independence Events Center
APR 18 Enid, OK Enid Event Center
APR 24 Roanoke, VA Civic Center Auditorium
MAY 01 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center
MAY 02 Brookings, SD Swiftel Center
MAY 08 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
MAY 09 Bloomington, IL US Cellular Coliseum
MAY 16 Salt Lake City (West Valley City), UT USANA Amphitheatre
MAY 17 Denver (Morrison), CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Dustin Lynch’s sophomore release

20140624-dustinlynch-600-1403702119Where It’s At, the follow-up to Dustin’s chart topping self-titled debut, came out as his single “Where It’s At” rose to a two-week #1 radio hit. The album contains 5 songs co-written by Dustin, and it was produced by Mickey Jack Cones, Brett Beavers, and Luke Wooten. Read what Dustin says about the album in his interview with Rolling Stone Country here, or get it on iTunes here.

Jon Pardi releases video for “What I Can’t Put Down”

Pardi co-wrote the single along with nine other songs on his debut album, Write You A Song.
“We wrote this song last year, and I remember it just kind of poured out,” he says. “I kind of had the line the devil wears black and he goes by jack, and he’s really good at helping me forget … I was just kind of rambling on. It’s all really about the fun things that I can’t put down. The chorus is kind of an anthem of what you can’t put down, not in a bad way … just about drinkin’, smokin’, girls and playing music … everything I can’t put down.”
“What I Can’t Put Down” is the California-native’s third single off of his freshman album. Pardi says that the album draws from stories from much of his adult life.
“This album represents the last four years of my life, from relationships to playing music,” he says. “It’s a fun, upbeat album with songs about life and love.”
Pardi is criss-crossing the US for live shows throughout the summer. A list of upcoming performances is available on his website.

#1 Party – Song Factory & Rob Crosby Celebrate “Friday Night”

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Pictured (l-r, front row): Marshall Altman, Eric Paslay, Rose Falcon and Rob Crosby, (back row): ASCAP’s Mike Sistad, Cal IV Entertainment’s Daniel Hill, The Song Factory’s Jennifer Johnson, Universal Music Group Nashville’s Mike Dungan and BMI’s David Preston. Photo by Ed Rode.
ASCAP, BMI and the CMA hosted a #1 party on Mon., February 24th to celebrate “Friday Night,” Eric Paslay’s first #1 song as both the songwriter and the artist. Music Row’s industry and media packed the room to honor Paslay along with co-writers Rob Crosby and Rose Falcon, who celebrated their third and first #1 songs, respectively. “Friday Night,” the debut single from Paslay’s EMI Records Nashville self-titled album released on February 4th, marked his fourth trip to the top of the charts as a songwriter. Producer Marshall Altman and publishers Cal IV Entertainment and The Song Factory were also on hand to congratulate the group. Article courtesy of Alison Toczylowski www.ascap.com.

Jon Pardi and The Song Factory

Watch Jon Pardi and Jennifer Johnson along with Lee Francis and Terry Lee Palmer talk about Jon’s journey with The Song Factory.

Dillon Carmichael EP

rsz_1dillon_cover1Check out Dillon Carmichael’s debut EP “Almost Famous”, produced by Bart Butler at http://www.dilloncarmichael.com/.  The six-song EP contains songs Dillon co-wrote with Jimmy Melton, Neal Coty, Phil O’Donnell, Steve Bogard, Bart Butler, Larry McCoy, and Rusty Van Sickle, and a song, the title track, written by Jon Pardi, Aaron Goodvin, and Matt McKay.
Dillon was born in Central Kentucky and has been singing in front of crowds since he was six years old. He got his first guitar at the tender age of 11 and was impressing family and friends with his natural ability to play anything with a chord or a beat. Dillon comes by his musical gift from both sides of his family. His grandfathers, both named Harold, played music in the 60’s and 70’s. The late, Harold Montgomery played country music all over Kentucky and played at the Grand Ole Opry. Since those early days the Montgomery name has become very popular in the country music business as Dillon’s uncles (John Michael and Eddie) lived their fathers dream of one day being in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Harold Carmichael started his music career in the 60’s in Gospel music with his five brothers the “Carmichael Brothers” and in the 70’s playing rock-n-roll all over central Kentucky. In addition to her brother’s vocal talents, Dillon’s mother, Becky Montgomery, was also blessed with a beautiful voice.
There is no doubt that Dillon Carmichael is on his way to continuing the family tradition in a big way.

Jon Pardi to release debut album

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 Jon will release his debut album, Write You A Song, Jan. 14, 2014. Pardi’s high-energy approach, perfected on stages throughout his native California, has its stamp all over his Capitol Records Nashville debut.
Write You A Song features Pardi’s latest Top 25 and climbing single “Up All Night,” his previous Top 25 tune, “Missin’ You Crazy,” plus nine more previously unreleased tracks. Pardi co-produced the album, as well as co-wrote all but one of the 11 tracks on Write You A Song, making this release especially meaningful for the up-and-coming star.
“This album represents the last four years of my life from relationships to playing music,” shares Pardi. “It’s a fun, upbeat album with songs about life and love.” A natural storyteller, he writes what he knows, spinning tales born of his dues-paying days and bringing it all together into a strong, cohesive musical statement. “If you can take a piece of life and put it in a song,” says Pardi, “it’s going to be a good song—especially if it’s from the heart.”
Co-produced with Bart Butler, a friend and a co-writer on many of the album tracks, Write You A Song delivers a sound that is uniquely Pardi – a traditionalist at heart, influenced by his grandmother’s classic country tastes in George Strait and ALABAMA, but with just a bit of swagger that gives a little edge to his undeniable appeal.
Write You A Song Track Listing:
1. What I Can’t Put Down
2. Up All Night
3. Write You a Song
4. That Man
5. Missin’ You Crazy
6. Happens all the Time
7. Trash a Hotel Room
8. Chasin’ Them Better Days
9. Love You From Here
10. Empty Beer Cans
11. When I’ve Been Drinkin’
“All I ever wanted to do coming to Nashville was to write rowdy, in-your-face, straight country music,” expresses Pardi, “and that’s what this album is.”

SF News Update

The Song Factory has much to be excited about!!
Let’s start with a big congratulations to Dustin Lynch with 1 million sales on single downloads “Cowboys & Angels”….way to go, Dustin!!
We want to welcome the newest member of our staff, David Gordon.
Another congratulatory salute goes out to Rob Crosby for his cut, “Friday Night” on Lady Antebellum’s “Own The Night” album, which has sold over 1.6 million copies.

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Britton Cameron’s song, “I Won’t Give Up On You”  has recently been cut by the incredible Mr. Don Williams on his most recent album. Congratulations to Britton and co-writer, Jordyn Shellhart.

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Music Row Magazine posts SF New Writer Signings

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Song Factory Adds Six Writers

Jessica Nicholson • July 30, 2013 •

 Independent music publishing company Song Factory has signed six new songwriters to the roster, including Bart Butler, Dillon Carmichael, Olivia Rudeen, Nathan Christopher, Terry Lee Palmer and Larry McCoy.
Butler has produced several artists and has cuts by Kevin Fowler, Johnny Bush, Johnny Rodriquez, Clay Walker, Dierks Bentley, Mark Wills, Thomas Rhett and Jon Pardi.
Carmichael moved to Nashville in 2012 to pursue a career in music full-time. He is an accomplished artist and is the nephew of country music artists Eddie and John Michael Montgomery.
Colorado-born Rudeen recently graduated from The University of Denver with a degree in Music Industry Studies. She has shared the stage with a variety of acts including  DeVotchKa and American Idol winner Lee DeWyze.
Christopher is an artist from Canada who has written with Bobby Pinson, Kendell Marvel and Rivers Rutherford.
Houston-native Palmer attended both Middle Tennessee State University and Austin Peay State University for Music Studies. He has been playing guitar on the road with Capitol artist Jon Pardi since 2013 and recently signed a publishing co-venture with Pardi and the Song Factory.
McCoy moved to Nashville from Oklahoma in 1993 and landed a record deal with RCA a month later. After that deal ended he spent the next several years playing guitar for artists Brian White, Joe Diffie, Eddie Money and Ray Stevens. McCoy has cuts by Thomas Rhett, James Wesley and Ray Stevens.
Song Factory was established in 2008 as the shared vision of Jennifer Johnson and Jim Kaufman. For more information, visit songfactorymusic.com.