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Nashville: ole is pleased to announce that the company has received its very first ASCAP Award honoring the most performed country songs of the year. “Me And God,” a Top 20 country hit written and performed by Josh Turner – and part of ole’s recent Jody Williams Music Catalogue purchase – received the honor at the 2008 Annual […]
Nashville: ole is pleased to announce that the company has received its very first ASCAP Award honoring the most performed country songs of the year.
“Me And God,” a Top 20 country hit written and performed by Josh Turner – and part of ole’s recent Jody Williams Music Catalogue purchase – received the honor at the 2008 Annual ASCAP Awards, a star-studded event sponsored by performing rights organization The American Society Of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and held at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
With such powerhouse superstars as Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, LeAnn Rimes, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Kelly Clarkson, Brooks & Dunn and others sitting in the audience, ole’s Gilles Godard, Chief Creative Officer; Shane Barrett, Creative Director, Nashville and Stevie Erickson, Creative Consultant accepted the honor on ole’s behalf.
"It truly was an honor to receive our first ASCAP award on behalf of ole,” stated ole’s Gilles Godard.
“When Reba (McEntire) accepted her Golden Note Award that same evening, she really put things into perspective when she said -- and I paraphrase -- ‘If it wasn't for these great songs and all of the songwriters out there I wouldn't be here and I wouldn't have a career.’
“At ole this rings true and we are thankful for the great writers we represent.
But to receive an award for Josh Turner’s ‘Me And God,’ one of the most performed songs of the year, that definitely is an amazing reward."
Currently in its fifth year since inception, ole has rapidly expanded from a Toronto-based independent full-service music publisher to a thriving, globally competitive business with offices in Nashville and Los Angeles and a catalogue of more than 35,000 songs.
Some of the Nashville-based writers ole represents include “Thank God For Believers” songwriter Roger Springer, “My Life” writer Gerald O’Brien, “15 Minutes Of Shame” co-writer Kelly Archer, “I Wanna Do It All” chart-topper Gilles Godard; “Radio” writer Tebey and Willie Mack.
“I know this is just the first of many more award-winning ole songs to come,” said Godard.
The Canadian Country Music Association also named the company Canadian Country Music Publisher of the Year in 2007 and 2008.
For further information, please visit the ole website at www.majorlyindie.com.
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