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BYD News

Maren Morris's 3/27 Show Listed as a Must-See for Tin Pan South 2015!

March 26th at 12:00am

Maren Morris's show during Tin Pan South tomorrow night at the Commodore Grille is listed as a must-see show by Nashville Lifestyles Magazine! This is definitely a show you do not want to miss! Show starts at 9:30p and other writers performing include Jeremy Spillman, Ryan Beaver, and Lucie Silvas!

Check out the article here!

Tin Pan South Line-up Continues Tonight with Adam Sanders!

March 25th at 12:00am

The line-up for Tin Pan South 2015 continues tonight at 9pm! Adam Sanders is​ performing at The Station Inn​ along with other notable writers: Brian Callihan, Wynn Varble, and Don Poythress!


Come Out to BB King's Tonight for a Writer's Round with Chris Gelbuda!

March 24th at 12:00am

Don't forget to come out tonight at 6:00p for a writer's round at BB King's with Chris Gelbuda! Johnny Bulford, Aaron Eshuis, and Jason Matthews will also be joining Chris! Definitely a show during Tin Pan South you do not want to miss!


Adam Sanders Lands His First #1 Single!

March 23rd at 12:00am

Congratulations to BYD writer, Adam Sanders, for landing his first #1 single with Ain't Worth the Whiskey - Cole Swindell Be sure to check it out on iTunes!

Meghan Trainor Appeared as a Mentor for Team Blake on NBC's "The Voice"!

March 19th at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor appeared as a mentor for Blake Shelton's team on NBC's "The Voice" during the battle rounds, which started 3/9! Big Yellow Dog even got a shout-out when Meghan sat down with Blake to talk about her past with "The Voice"! Watch the video below:

Logan Mize's Single "Can't Get Away From a Good Time" Is Released on FM Country Radio!

March 19th at 12:00am

Logan Mize's current single, "Can't Get Away From a Good Time" was released on FM Country radio on 3/9! Make sure to check it out on iTunes and call and request it from your local radio station!

Buy it here!

Lady Antebellum's New Single "Long Stretch of Love" Co-Written By Josh Kear!

March 19th at 12:00am

Lady Antebellum's new single, "Long Stretch of Love," was co-written by Josh Kear! Make sure to read the article on CMT and listen to it on iTunes!

New Single: Lady Antebellum's "Long Stretch of Love"

Buy it here!

Meghan Trainor to Receive Breakout Artist Award at the 2015 Music Biz Conference!

March 19th at 12:00am

Congratulations to Meghan Trainor who will be honored with the Breakout Artist Award from the Music Business Association at their 2015 Music Biz Conference on May 14th! Make sure to read the Music Business Association's announcement below!

Read article here!

Logan Mize is on This Month's Cover of MusicRow Magazine!

March 19th at 12:00am

Logan Mize is on the March cover of MusicRow Magazine as one of the new faces of Sony Music Nashville! Make sure to grab a copy and read the article below!

MusicRow Article

Meghan Trainor Released New Video for Latest Single "Dear Future Husband"

March 19th at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor released a new music video for her latest single "Dear Future Husband" on the Today Show on 3/16! Make sure to watch it below:

Maren Morris Played at St. Patrick's Day "Takin' It to the Streets" Celebration!

March 19th at 12:00am

Maren Morris played the St. Patrick's Day celebration "Takin' It to the Streets" in The Gulch on 3/17 along with Travis Denning, Ryan Hurd, Randy Montana, and Jonathan Singleton! Check out this awesome live shot taken from that night!

Don't Miss BYD's Writers Performing at Tin Pan South!

March 19th at 12:00am

Maren Morris, Adam Sanders, and Chris Gelbuda will be performing at this year's Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival which goes from March 24th-28th! Check out the schedule of BYD writers below:

Logan Mize Joins Line-up for Taste of Country Music Festival This Summer

March 18th at 12:00am

Logan Mize has joined the line up for the Taste of Country Music Festival this summer of 2015! We are so excited for the great opportunities ahead for him! Check out Logan's Profile below!

Check Out's Interview with Carla Wallace!

March 17th at 12:00am

Make sure to read's article featuring BYD's Carla Wallace! Be sure to check out what she has to say about the start of Big Yellow Dog and her journey in the industry!

Read Here!

Congratulations Josh Kear on his CMA Triple Play Award!

March 17th at 12:00am

Congratulations to Josh Kear for winning the CMA Triple Play Award, which honors songwriters who have penned three number one singles in a 12-month period.  Josh wrote Frankie Ballard's "Helluva Life", Dierks Bentley's "Drunk On A Plane," and Blake Shelton's "Neon Light"!

Claire Guerreso's "Splitting Wood" is Now Available on iTunes!

March 17th at 12:00am

Claire Guerreso's beautiful song "Splitting Wood," which was featured on the fourth season of the show Hart of Dixie is now available on iTunes! Be sure to check it out on YouTube, and buy it on iTunes!

Buy Here!

Check it out on YouTube here:

Maren Morris' Song "Real Life" Featured on Hit TV Show "Nashville"!

March 17th at 12:00am

Maren Morris's song "Real Life" was featured on the hit television show "Nashville." It was performed by Connie Britton and Lennon and Maisy Stella during the emotional final scene!

Check out the beautiful performance here:

Meghan Trainor Lands Two Kids' Choice Awards Nominations!

March 17th at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor landed two Kids' Choice Awards Nominations for Favorite Song of the Year, "All About That Bass," and for Favorite New Artist! Be sure to watch the show on Nickelodeon on 3/23, and read the Billboard article below:

Meghan Trainor, Iggy Azalea and More Nab Nominations at Kids' Choice Awards

Maren Morris Kills It at Her Show at The Basement with Ryan Hurd on 2/23!

March 17th at 12:00am

Maren Morris had an awesome show at The Basmenet on 2/23 along with Universal Music Publishing's writer, Ryan Hurd! Check out the picture captured at the show below! 

Maren Morris Lands a Cut on Kelly Clarkson's New Album "Piece By Piece"!

March 17th at 12:00am

Maren Morris lands a cut on Kelly Clarkson's new album "Piece By Piece"! Her song "Second Wind" is included on the deluxe version! Be sure to check it out on iTunes!

Buy it here:

Train's Newest Single Co-written by Al Anderson

March 16th at 12:00am

Train's newest single, "Cadillac, Cadillac", was co-written by Al Anderson! Watch the official music video here:

Fifth Harmony's Hit Single "Sledgehammer", Co-written by Meghan Trainor

March 16th at 12:00am

Congratulations to Meghan Trainor on co-writing Fifth Harmony's hit single, "Sledgehammer"! Check out the music video below:

Congratulations to Shawn Camp on the 2015 Grammy Win and Meghan Trainor on Two Grammy Nominations

March 16th at 12:00am

Congratulations to Shawn Camp on winning the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album with his band, Earls of Leicester! Also, we want to congratulate Meghan Trainor for her two Grammy nominations, Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "All About that Bass"!

Meghan Trainor's Album, "Title", Hits #1 In Its First Week

March 16th at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor's album, "Title" hit #1 on the Billboard 200 Charts and on iTunes within its first week since the release! Congratulations Meghan! Buy "Title" on iTunes now: 

Six BYD songs on Billboard Hot 100 in January

March 16th at 12:00am

Janurary 26th 2015, BYD had 6 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 charts! Huge congratulations to Meghan Trainor, Josh Kear, and Adam Sanders!

Chris Gelbuda Co-writes and Co-produces Two Songs on Meghan Trainor's Album, "Title"

March 16th at 12:00am

We want to congratulate Chris Gelbuda for co-writing and co-producing two songs on Meghan Trainor's new album, "Title"!

Al Anderson and Pat McLaughlin Featured During the Phoenix Open

March 16th at 12:00am

Al Anderson and Pat McLaughlin's song, "Love Me All By Myself", was featured in a PGA Tour Spot during the Phoenix Open! Check it out here:

Adam Sanders co-wrote TWO singles released in the same week!

March 12th at 12:00am

Congratulations Adam Sanders on TWO singles released in the week of November 3rd, 2015! Dustin Lynch's "Hell of a Night" and Cole Swindell's "Ain't Worth The Whiskey" were all cowritten by Sanders and were two of the most added songs to Country radio that week!

Watch the official music video for Labrinth's new single, "Jealous", written by Josh Kear!

March 12th at 12:00am

Josh Kear cowrote UK artist, Labrinth's new single, "Jealous" with Natalie Hemby. "Jealous" is the second single off of Labrinth's new album, Take Me to the Truth. Watch the official video of this beautiful song here!

Josh Kear gets 10th #1!

March 12th at 12:00am

Josh Kear receives 10th #1 with Blake Shelton's Neon Light!

Watch Meghan Trainor and Miranda Lambert perform on the CMAs!

March 6th at 12:00am

On November 5, 2014 at the 48th CMA Awards, Miranda Lambert joined Meghan Trainor on stage to perform a special duet version of "All About That Bass"!

Meghan Trainor nominated for New Artist Of The Year at the American Music Awards!

October 15th at 12:00am

Voting starts on November 1st and can be done here:


Big Yellow Dog Music Congratulates Abe Stoklasa!

October 1st at 12:00am

Congratulations to Big Yellow Dog Music writer Abe Stoklasa for his cuts on the just-released Lady Antebellum & Blake Shelton records!


"Lie With Me" - Lady Antebellum

"A Girl" - Blake Shelton

"All About That Bass" Tops The Billboard Hot 100 For Fourth Consecutive Week!

October 1st at 12:00am

"It's all about a record-tying achievement on the Billboard Hot 100, where Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" leads an all-female top five for a fourth straight week. The streak equals the longest stretch that women have locked men out of the top five in the chart's 56-year history."

Meghan Trainor performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas!

September 22nd at 12:00am

Meghan's performance from the MGM Grand!

Congrats to Chris Gelbuda for his song in tonight's season finale of "Dallas"!

September 22nd at 12:00am

Be sure to watch tonight at 9pm ET on TNT to hear Chris's song "I See You", which was co-written with one of the show's stars, Josh Henderson!




Logan Mize & Adam Sanders Hit The Road!

September 19th at 12:00am

Logan Mize Upcoming Tour Dates

9/20 - RC Mcgraw's - Manhattan, KS

9/21 - The Granada - Lawrence, KS

9/26 - 41-A Music & Arts Festival - Tullahoma, TN


Adam Sanders Upcoming Tour Dates

9/20 - Brewhouse Music & Grill - Rome, GA

9/26 - The Country Club - Augusta, GA

9/27 - Saddle Bags Savannah - Savannah, GA

10/4 - Music On Maine - Auxvasse, MO

The Earls of Leicester, featuring Big Yellow Dog's Shawn Camp, release debut album!

September 18th at 12:00am

Pick up your copy today!



The Earls of Leicester are: Shawn Camp, Jerry Douglas, Johnny Warren, Barry Bales, Charlie Cushman and Tim O'Brien. 



Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" stays on top of the Billboard Hot 100

September 17th at 12:00am

"All About That Bass" is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second week in a row!

Meghan Trainor performs on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon!

September 16th at 12:00am

Watch as Meghan Trainor performs her hit song "All About That Bass" on The Tonight Show!


Congrats to Maren Morris & Abe Stoklasa for each landing a cut on the new Tim McGraw record!

September 16th at 12:00am

"Last Turn Home" - Maren Morris

"Portland, Maine" - Abe Stoklasa

Logan Mize makes his Ryman debut!

September 15th at 12:00am

Logan Mize recently made his debut at the historic Ryman Auditorium opening up for Chris Lane and Jerrod Niemann!


Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" Reaches #1 On The Billboard Hot 100!

September 12th at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor's platinum-selling single, "All About That Bass", has reached the top spot on The Billboard Hot 100!

Meghan Trainor "All About That Bass"

June 27th at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” is out now on VEVO! 


Logan Mize on Sirius XM

June 26th at 12:00am

Be sure to listen for Logan Mize's new single "Can't Get Away From A Good Time" now on Sirius XM! 

Adam Sanders on Sirius XM

June 26th at 12:00am

Adam Sanders debut single "Nothin' To Do But Drink" has premiered on Siruis XM and is now avaliable on iTunes click here to purchase!

Josh Kear's Gains 8th #1 with "Helluvah Life"

March 17th at 12:00am

Congratulations to Big Yellow Dog writer Josh Kear on his 8th Number One!  The song, "Helluvah Life", was recorded by Frankie Ballard and co-written with Rodney Clawson and Chris Tompkins.


Josh Kear Named Songwriter of the Year at 51st Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards

February 18th at 12:00am

Congrtaulations to Josh Kear as he was honored with the Songwriter of the Year Award at the 51st Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on Monday, November 4, 2013!

2014 Grammy Award: Best Folk Album of the Year

February 14th at 12:00am

On Sunday, January 26, 2014, Shawn Camp won his first Grammy Award for his production of American singer songwriter, Guy Clark’s album My Favorite Picture Of You. This was his second Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album of the Year, as last here he, along with co-producer Tamara Saviano, was nominated for This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark. Guy Clark’s album, My Favorite Picture Of You was released in July of 2013, and since then has peaked to #5 on U.S. Folk Albums Billboard, as well as #62 on the U.S. Billboard 200.

New York Minute Magazine Interviews Jill Andrews

February 14th at 12:00am

In January of 2014, New York Minute Magazine released an article on singer songwriter Jill Andrews in response to her recently released song, "Rust Or Gold," which in the article is described as, "haunting, sweeping, and gloriously hopeful. The article mostly touches on Jill and the making of her new album to come.

Jill Andrews Music in Tonight's Grey's Anatomy

January 10th at 12:00am

Jill Andrews will have her cover of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" in tonight's episode of Grey's Anatomy!  Tune in Dec 13th 9|8c to ABC to watch.  Her version is also available on iTunes here:

Congratulations to Josh Kear, Mark Irwin and the Warren Brothers for taking home Song of the Year for "Highway Don't Care at the 2013 ACA Awards.

"Highway Don't Care" takes International Song of the Year at BMCAs

January 10th at 12:00am

Congratulations to Josh Kear, Mark Irwin and the Warren Brothers for winning International Song on the Year in the 2013 British Country Music Awards! - see a list of all of this year's winners at the British Country Music Awards website.

Big Yellow Dog CMA Week 2013

January 10th at 12:00am

Congratulations to Josh Kear, Mark Irwin and the Warren Brothers for their wins with "Highway Don't Care", which on Video of the Year and Event of the Year at the CMA!

Congratulations to Big Al Anderson on his BMI Award for "Love's Gonna Make it Alright"! 

Kate York Interview with Glamour Magazine

January 10th at 12:00am

Kate York was recently interviewed by Glamour about her songs in Nashville. Check out the whole interview!

The Silver Seas release "Alaska" at Nashville's Basement

January 10th at 12:00am

Daniel Tashian and his band, The Silver Seas, release their newest album: ALASKA.   The Silver Seas just returned from a wonderful european tour which included several festivals, Ireland dates, a sold out London date and much more!  Come join Daniel and the band as they release ALASKA in Nashville!

Tim McGraw's "Highway Don't Care" goes #1

January 10th at 12:00am

A huge congratulations to Josh Kear, Mark Irwan and the Warren Brothers on their #1 for Tim McGraw's "Highway Don't Care".  More on Tim's website:

Shawn Camp and The Earls Of Leicester

January 10th at 12:00am

Shawn Camp takes part in a Tribute to Flatt & Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys!  Featuring: Barry Bales, Charlie Cushman, Jerry Douglas, Tim O'Brien, Johnny Warren.  Friday, June 28th at the Station Inn!

Jill Andrews to Debut "Rust or Gold" on Grey's Anatomy

January 10th at 12:00am

Congratulations Jill Andrews on your new song "Rust or Gold".  The song debuts Thursday (May 2nd) on Grey's Anatomy and is now available on iTunes.



Logan Mize on Hart of Dixie

January 10th at 12:00am

Congratulations to Logan Mize for his performance on Hart of Dixie airing February 19th on The CW.