I Wanna Hold Your Songs features two #1 songs from some of today’s biggest male country stars. “Getting You Home” was Chris Young’s first #1 single and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Male Country Performance. The song came off his #1 album, The Man I Want To Be. “She Wouldn’t Be Gone” was a #1 single for Blake Shelton for two straight weeks. The song reappeared on Blake’s greatest hits album Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton.
Fun Attic opened its doors in 1990 as a publishing house that developed into a full-service administration company. Their songs have been recorded by a variety of musical acts including DC Talk, Jaci Valesquez, and Avalon. The catalog features “Jesus Freak,” recorded by DC Talk in 1995.
Amy Grant is not only a living Pop legend, she has also been an instrumental figure in the rise of Contemporary Christian Music. Since signing her first record deal at only 15 years old, she has earned 6 Grammy’s and a score of other awards.
We are the proud publishers of many of Amy’s hits including:
“That’s What Love is For”
“Takes a Little Time”
“Good for Me”
Cory Rooney is a renowned songwriter/producer whose career was fostered by NY music mogul, Tommy Mottola. Rooney worked as a staff- writer/producer in the Sony Entertainment system throughout the 1990’s and early 2000’s. During this time he also served as Sr. VP of A&R at Sony and Epic Records. This provided Rooney with impressive access to some of the world’s top artists. His catalog includes multiple #1 and Top-10 International Pop & Latin hits recorded by:
Jennifer Lopez – 48 Million Albums worldwide – Forbes Most Influential Latin Entertainer
Marc Anthony –10 million albums – 5x Grammy winner
Destiny’s Child – 50 Million Albums worldwide – #3 Best selling female group of all time
Herman Parker, Jr. was a successful and influential Memphis blues singer and musician best remembered for his unique voice, and singles “Mystery Train” and “Sweet Home Chicago.” In 1952, Parker put out one single, “You’re My Angel,” which brought him to the attention of Sam Phillips, and he and his band signed onto Sun Records in 1953. There they produced three successful songs: “Feelin’ Good” (which reached # 5 on the Billboard R&B charts), “Love My Baby,” and “Mystery Train” which was later covered by Elvis Presley. For Presley’s version of “Mystery Train,” Scotty Moore borrowed the guitar riff from Parker’s “Love My Baby.” He continued to have a string of hits on the R&B chart, including re-makes of Roosevelt Sykes’ songs, “Sweet Home Chicago” (1958) and “Driving Wheel” (1961), and his own “Stand by Me” (1961). In 2001, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.
Kye Fleming was a dominant Nashville writer of 1980s country. She was half of the Dennis Morgan/Kye Fleming writing partnership back in the late 70s – mid 80′s. She has been named NSAI Songwriter of the Year, collected 10 BMI Million-Aire Awards and has CMA, ACM, Dove, and Grammy nominations. As a music publisher, she has eight ASCAP and BMI-awarded songs including “The Way You Love Me,” recorded by Faith Hill and the 2002 ASCAP Song of the Year (NSAI).
Ronnie Milsap’s cut of her song “Smokey Mountain Rain” was recently named an official state song of Tennessee. It joins other classic’s like “Tennessee Waltz” and “Rocky Top.”
Award winning songwriter, Karen Staley, has had #1 hits by Faith Hill, Tracy Byrd, and Michael Martin Murphy. Her songs have been recorded by both new country stars like Terri Clark and Trick Pony as well as icons like Reba, Dolly, Kathy Mattea, Conway Twitty, Tammy Wynette and George Jones. Her list of hits include “Take Me As I Am,” “Let’s Go To Vegas,” “Every Time I Cry,” “On A Night Like This,” “Across The Miles,” “Face In The Crowd,” “Keep Walkin’ On” and more. Karen won the ACM Song of The Year award with Tracy Byrd’s classic “Keeper of the Stars” which was recently featured on CMT’s 100 Greatest Country Love Songs of All Time TV special. Her songs have been nominated for ACM, CMA, Dove, Grammy and IBMA Awards.
Will Nance has penned several number one hits including the Brad Paisley smash, “She’s Everything.” We are proud to welcome him and his music to Heart’s Bluff Music.
Lee Thomas Miller has had numerous cuts by artists such as Craig Morgan, Trace Adkins, Billy Currington, Randy Travis, Terri Clark, Joe Nichols, John Michael Montgomery, Tracy Lawrence, and Mark Wills, just to name a few. In addition, this catalog contains Brad Paisley’s #1 hit “The World,” and Terri Clark’s #1 hit “I Just Wanna be Mad.”
Max D. Barnes penned a multitude timeless songs recorded by artists such as George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, Vince Gill and many more.
He was two-time winner of the Country Music Association’s prestigious Song Of The Year Prize: in 1998 for “Chiseled In Stone” and in 1992 for “Look At Us.” He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 1992.
The late Claydes Charles Smith was perhaps, best known as the co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang. He wrote the hit songs “Joanna” and “Take My Heart,” and was a co-writer of many others, including “Celebration,” “Hollywood Swinging,” and “Jungle Boogie.” We are pleased to announce an interest in the catalog of this legendary musician and songwriter.
At the age of 17, Kevin Welch left home in pursuit of a career in music. Over the years since he has released several albums and authored songs for many artists including Waylon Jennings, Roger Miller, Trisha Yearwood, Ricky Skaggs, and the Highwaymen.