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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.

Olivia Rudeen Signed To Song Factory

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Olivia Rudeen grew up in Denver, Colorado with beautiful mountain vistas as the backdrop to her childhood and young adult years. This ever-present beauty may well have been an integral part of the intensely creative nature she developed. After graduating with a degree in Music Industry Studies from the University of Colorado Denver, the two-time winner of the Durango Songwriters Expo Write-With-A-Hitmaker contest packed her car and headed east to the city where songwriting is a way of life: Nashville, Tennessee.  Olivia’s co-written song, “Better Off” was featured on the ABC Family series “Jane By Design”.  Olivia has shared stages large and small with a variety of national acts including the Grammy-nominated four-piece group DeVotchka and American Idol winner Lee Dewyze.  Her latest EP, released in September 2012, was produced by Jimmy Stofer of The Fray and Rosehill Drive.  Olivia recently signed her first publishing deal with the Song Factory team and is currently working with top writers and artists throughout the U.S.

Rob Crosby Co-Writes Eric Paslay Single

Below is a review by “Taste of Country” of SF writer Rob Crosby’s song co-written with Eric Paslay & Rose Falcon:

Eric Paslay, ‘Friday Night’ – Song Review

By Billy Dukes May 6, 2013 9:00 AM
Friday Night
EMI Nashville

Eric Paslay‘s new single ‘Friday Night’ genuinely feels like a carefree, summertime Friday night. It’s wide-open, catchy and easy to fall in love with, even if it’s not exactly crammed full of tangible memories. Paslay puts his stamp on this uptempo pop-country cut. His performance is charming without becoming distracting.

His freestyling over the banjo and guitar riff intro really sets the tone for a fine three minutes of radio. ‘Friday Night’ is a love song, but really it’s an impossible-to-dismiss hook that will rile even the most stoic of country fans to the dancefloor.

I don’t wanna be your Monday mornin’ headin’ back to work / Stuck in traffic goin’ slow nothin’ on the radio / I don’t wanna be another chore to check off on your list  / Things you gotta do and places that you gotta go,” Paslay sings to open the song. The second verse isn’t as strong, with its cup-filling metaphors and generic blue sky imagery. After the first chorus he’s hoping you’ll be lost in the euphoria of this feel-good tune — and you probably will be.

I wanna be your Friday night sweet ride / Summertime sunshine barefoot in the moonlight / I wanna be your jackpot, hot spot / Wide-open road in a candy-apple rag top / I wanna set you free / I wanna take you high / I wanna be, wanna be your Friday night,” he sings.

It’s a great chorus. Paslay has made a nice living with feel-good choruses, having previously penned Jake Owen‘s ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night’ and Love and Theft‘s ‘Angel Eyes.’ His genius is not overthinking simple ideas that fans will enjoy for their simplicity.

I wanna be your lemonade in the shade / Money in your pocket ‘cause you just got paid baby,” he announces during the bridge. It’s an easy song to enjoy because it strives only to be a short burst of sunshine, anytime you want it.

Credit Marshall Altman with creating production that accentuates the essence of this track in every way without getting carried away with vocal effects. ‘Friday Night’ isn’t a song we’ll be talking about at the end of the year, but it could be one we’re looking for at the end of summer.

3.5 Stars


SF Re-Signs Jon Pardi

The Song Factory is excited to announce that we have extended our exclusive songwriting agreement with Capitol Records recording artist, Jon Pardi.  Song Factory co-owner, Jennifer Johnson, who initially signed Pardi, says, “We are so pleased to be continuing our relationship with Jon and believe deeply in his abilities as both an artist and a writer”. Jon’s debut single “Missin’ You Crazy” spent 35 weeks on the Billboard Country Songs chart.  His new single, which Jon co-wrote with Bart Butler & Brett Beavers, “Up All Night” is impacting country radio now.

SF Lands New James Welsey Single

“Thank A Farmer”  has recently been released by artist James Welsey. The song was co-written by Dustin Lynch, Steve Bogard and Josh Thompson and is a powerful tribute to America’s farmers.  The song is very relatable to Welsey who was raised on a dairy farm in Kansas. “Growing up on a small farm taught me to be responsible and gave me a sense of pride, but above all it gave me a great work ethic,” he continues, “I have always had to work for what I got. Growing up in a farming community was everything. A man’s word meant something and a handshake was a deal. If anyone was ever in need you could always count on your neighbor.”

Thank A Farmer

 

SF Songs Featured at Meghan Linsey Showcase

On Wed. Feb. 20th Meghan Linsey will be showcasing her newly written songs slated to kick off her first solo project.  Several of the songs were co-written by Julie Moriva and our in the Song Factory catalog.  Linsey is one half of the duo, Steel Magnolia and is actively touring but is excited to be showcasing her own project. The show will be at the Exit Inn on Wed. Feb. 20th at 6 pm

 

 

New Signing – ROB CROSBY

Song Factory is proud to announce an exclusive songwriting agreement with Rob Crosby. Click here to learn more about Rob.

New Signing – DILLON CARMICHAEL

Song Factory is proud to announce an exclusive songwriting agreement with Dillon Carmichael. Click here to learn more about Dillon.

“Missin’ You Crazy” spends 35 weeks on the Billboard Country Songs chart for Jon Pardi

Song Factory is pleased with the long run of Jon Pardi’s debut single.  Thank you to everyone in country radio who supported the song.

Dustin Lynch hits radio with “She Cranks My Tractor”

Listen for it on country radio, purchase it on iTunes, and check out the video!