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BYD News

Meghan Trainor Performs at Macy's 4th of July Fireworks

July 5th at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor performed "Me Too" at Macy's 4th of July Firework Spectacular! Watch performance here.

"Gotta Give It Up" Co-Written by Daniel Tashian

July 5th at 12:00am

"Gotta Give It Up" by Liz Bohannon co-written by Daniel Tashian is now available!

Maren Morris Wins MusicRow's "Breakthrough Songwriter" Award

July 5th at 12:00am

Maren Morris was awarded the "Breakthrough Songwriter" honor at the 2016 MusicRow Awards!

"Optimists" Released by Trent Dabbs

July 5th at 12:00am

The title track "Optimists" off Trent Dabb's upcoming album co-written by Daniel Tashian is now available.

"Why Did You Wander" Video by Earls of Leicester Out Now

July 5th at 12:00am

The Earls of Leicester featuring BYD's Shawn Camp released their new music video for "Why Did You Wander". Watch it here.

"80's Mercedes" Most Added on Country Radio

July 5th at 12:00am

"80's Mercedes" by Maren Morris was the Most Added Song on Country Radio!

Meghan Trainor Performs on Today Show

July 5th at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor performed some of her hits including "No" on the Today Show!

"Jump Up" Featured in T-Mobile Commercial

July 5th at 12:00am

"Jump Up" by Alexi von Guggenberg is featured in the new T-Mobile commercial! Check it out here.

Abe Stoklasa Has Two Songs Charting At Same Time

July 5th at 12:00am

BYD's Abe Stoklasa has two songs in two different genres charting at the same time! "Fix" ‪ by Chris Lane is #11 on Country Mediabase and  "Brand New" ‪by Ben Rector is #10 on Hot AC Mediabase and #34 on Top 40 Mediabase!

Jessie James Decker Releases New Single

July 5th at 12:00am

Jessie James Decker releases her new single "Lights Down Low" on Epic Records! The new version is also produced by BYD's Dan Agee!

Locash Album Features "Ring On Every Finger"

July 5th at 12:00am

The new Locash album features "Ring On Every Finger" co-written by Josh Kear!

"Welcome To The Party" On New Kelleigh Bannen EP

July 5th at 12:00am

"Welcome To The Party" co-written by Abe Stoklasa and Daniel Tashian is featured on the new Kelleigh Bannen EP, Cheap Sunglasses!

Maren Morris's "Hero" Goes #1 on Country Albums Chart

June 15th at 12:00am

Maren Morris's debut album "Hero" hits #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and enters the Top 5 on the Billboard 200!

Chris Gelbuda's "You Could've Loved Me" on New Frankie Ballard Album

June 15th at 12:00am

"You Could've Loved Me" co-written by BYD's Chris Gelbuda is featured on the new Frankie Ballard album El Rio!

Meghan Trainor's "Title" Goes Double Platinum

June 15th at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor's album, "Title", has gone double platinum!

"Brand New" Breaks Into Pop Top 40

June 15th at 12:00am

Ben Rector's "Brand New" co-written by BYD's Abe Stoklasa breaks into pop radio's Top 40 on the Mediabase Charts!

Maren Morris Performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

June 15th at 12:00am

Maren Morris takes The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to church with her performance of "My Church"! Watch performance here.

Maren Morris's "Hero" Ranks #1 and #2 on iTunes!

June 6th at 12:00am

Maren Morris's Hero is #1 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart and #2 on the Overall Albums Chart!

"Bad Ideas" Featured on Alle Farben's New Album

June 6th at 12:00am

A year ago, BYD’s Chris Gelbuda took a trip to Berlin and "Bad Ideas" by German DJ Alle Farben is the result! Chris both co-wrote and sang on this track!

Maren Morris's Debut Album "Hero" Available Now

June 6th at 12:00am

The debut album, "Hero", by Maren Morris is now available!

New York Times Gives "Hero" Glowing Review

June 6th at 12:00am

The New York Times cites "Hero" by Maren Morris as "an outstanding country music debut!" Read here.

"Hometown Girl" Is Most Added on Country Radio

June 6th at 12:00am

Josh Turner's "Hometown Girl" co-written by BYD's Daniel Tashian is the most added on country radio this week!

Logan Mize Reaches 1 Million Streams

June 6th at 12:00am

Congratulations Logan Mize on over 1 MILLION streams of "One More Everything" on Spotify!

"What The Hell Did I Say" Featured on New Dierks Bentley Album

June 6th at 12:00am

"What The Hell Did I Say" co-written by BYD’s Josh Kear and "I'll Be The Moon" featuring Maren Morris are on Dierk's Bentley's new album Black

"Hurts Too Good" Featured in "Careful What You Wish For" Trailer

June 6th at 12:00am

The thrilling new trailer for the movie Careful What You Wish For is out featuring BYD's "Hurts Too Good" by Ruelle written by Eric Kinny, Aron Wright, and Maggie Eckford! Watch trailer here.

Meghan Trainor's "Thank You" Breaks Into Top 3 on Billboard

May 25th at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor is untouchable, untouchable! Her album,Thank You, broke into the Top 3 on THREE Billboard Charts!

Meghan Trainor Performs at Billboard Music Awards

May 25th at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor absolutely killed her performance of "No" at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards! Watch her performance here!

Maren Morris Makes Her Opry Debut

May 25th at 12:00am

This past weekend, Maren Morris made her Opry debut AND received her gold plaque for "My Church"! What a night to remember! Read the article here.

BYD Has Six Songs on Top 10 Ranked Spotify Playlist

May 25th at 12:00am

We are so happy to be featured on one of the Top 10 Spotify playlists! ‪‬BYD has SIX songs on the "Hot Country" playlist! Read the article here.

Two BYD Songs Featured on NBC's "Heartbeat"

May 25th at 12:00am

"This Too" co-written by Claire Guerreso and "Rust or Gold" co-written by Jill Andrews were featured on NBC's "Heartbeat"

Big Yellow Dog Music Signs Leah Nobel

May 25th at 12:00am

We are so excited to announce that Leah Nobel has signed with Big Yellow Dog Music! Read the press release here.

Maren Morris Nominated for 28th Annual MusicRow Awards

May 25th at 12:00am

Maren Morris is nominated for "Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year" at the 28th Annual MusicRow Awards taking place on June 29th

Meghan Trainor Performs on Good Morning America

May 25th at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor rocked her performance of "Me Too" on Good Morning America!

BYD has FIVE Songs on New "Nashville" Compilation Album

May 25th at 12:00am

BYD has 5 songs on the new Nashville Season 4 Volume 2 Compilation album! The album includes "Only Tennessee" & "Wild Card" co-written by Claire Guerreso and Daniel Tashian, "Caged Bird" & "Boomtown" co-written by Maren Morris, and "All We Ever Wanted" co-written by Kate York.

Logan Mize Releases New Track "One More Everything"

May 25th at 12:00am

Logan Mize releases a new track, "One More Everything", exclusively to Spotify!

New Josh Turner Single "Hometown Girl" Co-Written by Daniel Tashian

May 25th at 12:00am

The first Josh Turner single in 18 months is co-written by BYD's Daniel Tashian! Make sure to pick up "Hometown Girl" here.

Meghan Trainor's "Thank You" Is Here

May 25th at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor's sophomore album Thank You is now available and hit #1 on iTunes! Buy on iTunes or stream on Spotify.

Maren Morris's "My Church" Enters Top 10

May 25th at 12:00am

Maren Morris's "My Church" enters the Top 10 on Country Mediabase!

"Worry Bout Nothin" Featured on Keith Urban's Ripcord

May 25th at 12:00am

"Worry Bout Nothin" co-written by BYD's Josh Kear is featured on Keith Urban's new album, Ripcord!

Maren Morris's "My Church" Goes Gold

May 25th at 12:00am

Maren Morris's "My Church" is RIAA certified as a digital gold single!

Meghan Trainor Releases Second Single "Me Too"

May 25th at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor releases her second single, "Me Too", off her album Thank You! Buy it here.

"You And You Alone" Featured on Martina McBride's Reckless

May 25th at 12:00am

"You And You Alone" co-written by BYD's Abe Stoklasa and Daniel Tashian is featured on Martina McBride's new album Reckless!

Double Dose of BYD Songs on ABC's "Nashville"

April 28th at 12:00am

A double dose of BYD songs were on ABC Television Network's Nashville! "Caged Bird" by Maren Morris and "Nothing To Do But Drink" by Adam Sanders was featured!

"Moonshine" Featured in National Carl's Jr. Commercial

April 26th at 12:00am

Carl's Jr. is making our mouths water with their new Moonshine Burger commercial featuring BYD writers Dan Agee & Jessie James Decker's new song Moonshine! Watch here!

"I'm Just A Skipping Stone" Remix by Lulleaux

April 26th at 12:00am

You've heard the song, but NEVER like this! Claire Guerreso's "I'm Just A Skipping Stone" REMIX by Lulleaux

Maren Morris Has Her National Television Debut

April 26th at 12:00am

Maren Morris here to brighten up your Monday with her national television debut on Good Morning America performing her single, "My Church"

"Placekeeper" by Claire Guerreso on Grey's Anatomy

April 26th at 12:00am

Check out "Placekeeper" written by Claire Guerreso and Aron Wright featured on the new Grey's Anatomy episode (season 12 episode 20)!

Abe Stoklasa Has His Opry Debut!

March 21st at 12:00am

Friday, March 18th, 2016 Abe Stoklasa performed with Charles Kelley at the Grand Ole Opry and had an amazing show!

Meghan Trainor's "No" Enters Charts at #11

March 21st at 12:00am

Just recently released, Meghan Trainor's new single, "No," enters the Billboard Hot 100 Charts as #11 and the Mediabase AC Chart at #16!

Claire Guerreso Releases New Single!

March 16th at 12:00am

Claire Guerreso & Deepend released a new version of "I'm Just a Skipping Stone" through Ultra Records that entices EDM fans all over! Check it out!

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Maren Morris Has Her Ryman Debut!

March 16th at 12:00am

Maren Morris took us to church at the "Mother Church" when she opened up for Chris Stapleton Thursday, Feb. 18th, 2016! Here's a recap of her Ryman Debut!

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Meghan Trainor Wins 1st GRAMMY Award!

March 16th at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor won her first GRAMMY for Best New Artist! BYD could not be more proud of Meghan's successes!

Shawn Camp Performs at The Opry

March 16th at 12:00am

BYD writer, Shawn Camp, takes the Opry stage with the Earls of Leicester!


"My Church" by Maren Morris Continues the Race Up the Charts!

March 16th at 12:00am

With the highest chart debut on Mediabase of ANY female’s first single, Maren Morris' "My Church" continues to climb the charts!

BYD Hosts Short Sets at the Sutler!

March 16th at 12:00am

Daniel Tashian, Chris Gelbuda, and Justin Forrest shared a piece of the BYD magic at The Sutler Monday, Jan. 25, 2016!

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Maren Morris Announces New Album Release!

March 15th at 12:00am

JUST ANNOUNCED! Maren Morris' album entitled "Hero" will be released JUNE 3rd!

"This record really encapsulates everything that's been bouncing around my head for the past 3 years. It's woven with every thread of my influences, which pulls from the country and R&B landscapes. To borrow a line from one of my most introspective songs, 'I'm not the hero in this story,' which I wasn't... but that was then. I am the hero in THIS story, and it's taken a long road to be able to say that. Who I am as an artist, a songwriter and a woman today has been carefully shaped over time on my journey from Texas to Tennessee. They say never meet your heroes, but what if you just became your own?" -Maren

Meghan Trainor Releases New Single, "No"

March 15th at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor JUST released her new single "No" from her upcoming album Thank You that's due to release May 13th! Buy it Here!

"Trainor's new track begins with the same modern doo-wop that made her successful before the song charges up into a R&B, early millennium-pop vibe with its beat and crunchy guitar..." - Rolling Stone (Read more)

"Drifting Away" by Claire Guerreso on "Shades of Blue"

March 15th at 12:00am

Claire Guerreso's song "Drifting Away" was featured on NBC's Shades of Blue Season 1 Episode 9!

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Meghan Trainor's "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" Continues to Climb the Charts

December 1st at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor's "Like I'm Gonna Lose You", produced by Chris Gelbuda, has reached a new peak of #8 on the Billboard "Hot 100"!!! Meghan is the first female artist in over 5 years to yield at least 3 "Top 10" singles from a debut album! If you haven't already, check out the video here, and get her album "Title" on iTunes here


Jessie James Decker releases "This Christmas" Video

November 30th at 12:00am

The lyric video for Jessie James Decker's new single "This Christmas", co-written and produced by Dan Agee, is out now!!! Be sure to check it out here!

The Earls of Leicester Perform for Adoring Hometown Crowds

November 30th at 12:00am

Shawn Camp and the Earls of Leicester played sold-out shows at numerous legendary venues around town last week, as a part of their "Nashville Appreciation Week", including The Station Inn, City Winery, and The Franklin Theatre.


Trainor Performs on Dancing With The Stars

November 24th at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor performed on ABC's Dancing With The Stars Monday, Novembr 23rd.  Her performance included "Better When I'm Dancin'", "Like I'm Gonna Lose You", and Who Is Fancy's "Boys Like You".

Adam Sanders' New Single is on iTunes Now!

November 24th at 12:00am

Adam Sanders released his brand new single, "Thunder", co-written with Matt Jenkins and Zach Crowell.  Be sure to download it on iTunes here

Jessie James Decker releases "This Christmas" single

November 24th at 12:00am

Jessie James Decker released her new single "This Christmas", co-written and produced by Dan Agee. The single debuted at #1 on the iTunes Holiday Chart. This is her second consecutive holiday single to debut at #1 on the iTunes Holiday Chart. Get it right here


Chris Gelbuda's "History of My Heart" Featured on Nashville!

November 24th at 12:00am

Chris Gelbuda's "History of My Heart", co-written with Kylie Sackley, was featured on ABC's hit-show, Nashville. Check out this great video of him performing the song here!

Maren Morris Tops Billboard's Heatseekers Chart

November 24th at 12:00am

Maren Morris' EP debuted at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart. The first single from her EP is "My Church". Check it out here!

Maren Morris' EP is NOW Available!

November 9th at 12:00am

Can we get a Hallelujah?!  Maren's EP is NOW Available on iTunes!  We couldn’t be more excited! Be sure to download it and let her take you to church!  

Meghan Trainor Performs On The Today Show

November 9th at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor rocked it on theToday Show performing her newest single "Better When I'm Dancing" which will be featured in The Peanuts Movie!  Click here to watch her peformance.  

Hear the story behind the new Charles Kelley single, "The Driver"

November 4th at 12:00am

You've heard from the driver, the dreamer, and the singer. Now hear from the writers behind Charles Kelley's latest single "The Driver"  including Abe Stoklasa, in this great article from Billboard!  Read it here!

Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley Channels The Highwaymen With 'Driver' Single

Maren Morris Makes Rolling Stone Top 10 New County Artists You Need To Know for November 2015!

November 4th at 12:00am

Thanks to Rolling Stone for featuring Maren in the Top New Country Artists of November!  Check the list out now

Maren Morris

Chris Lane's new single, "Fix", is on iTunes NOW!

October 30th at 12:00am

Chris Lane's new single was co-written by Abe Stoklasa, Jesse Frasure, and Sarah Buxton.   Head on over to iTunes to download it here !  

"Run With Me" Is Featured On Nashville

October 30th at 12:00am

"Run With Me", written by Adam Sanders and Al Anderson, was featured on ABC's Nashville.  Click here to see Adam perform the song live!  

Sanders Celebrates "Hell Of A Night"

October 30th at 12:00am

On Monday, October 26th, we celebrated Adam Sanders' 2nd #1 song, "Hell Of A Night!"  Thanks to Dustin Lynch, and co-writers Zach Crowell and Jaron Boyer! 

Justin Forrest Signs With Big Yellow Dog

October 21st at 12:00am

Nashville native, Justin Forrest, has joined the team at Big Yellow Dog!  Read about his signing in the Music Row write up!

"Better When I'm Dancin'" is available on iTunes NOW!

October 15th at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor's new song, "Better When I'm Dancin'", is available on The Peanuts Movie soundtrack now!  Download the single on iTunes here

Gelbuda Plays The Bluebird Cafe on October 15th!

October 15th at 12:00am

Chris Gelbuda will be playing a SOLD OUT round at The Bluebird Cafe on Thursday, October 15th at 6pm!  He will share the round with Kelly Archer, Al Anderson, and Emily Shackelton.  

Trainor Earns 3 AMA Nominations!

October 13th at 12:00am

The 2015 American Music Awards nominations were announced Tuesday morning, October 13th.  Meghan Trainor is nominated in three categories:  Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist Rock/Pop, Favorite Artist Adult Contemporary.  Congratulations, Meghan!

Charles Kelley's New Single "The Driver" is out NOW!

October 5th at 12:00am

Abe Stoklasa co-wrote Charles Kelley's brand new single, "The Driver."  The song features Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay.  Congratulations, Abe!  Go download it now!

The Driver (feat. Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay) - Single, Charles Kelley

Shawn Camp Racks Up At The 2015 IBMA Awards!

October 5th at 12:00am

Congratulations, Shawn!  We are so proud of you!

Shawn Camp and Earls of Leicester to Open the IBMA Awards Tonight

October 1st at 12:00am

Don't Miss Shawn and the Earls of Leicester opening the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards tonight at 6:30pm central time!  You can stream it live on  Good luck on all of your nominations!  We are so proud of you, Shawn!

Maren Morris at The Basement East 9/30 - Tickets on sale NOW!

September 29th at 12:00am

Don't miss Maren performing at The Basement East with The Shadowboxers this Wednesday night at 8pm.  Get your tickets here

George Strait Releases New Single, "Cold Beer Conversations"

September 24th at 12:00am

George's brand new single, "Cold Beer Conversations," was released to radio September 23rd.  The album is named after the single and hits stores Friday, September 25th!  The single was written by Al Anderson, Ben Hayslip, and Jimmy Yeary.

Decker Has Over 30k Downloads Of "Lights Down Low!"

September 24th at 12:00am

Congratulations to Jessie James Decker and producer, Dan Agee on surpassing 30k downloads of "Lights Down Low!"  We are so proud of you both!

Morris' "Wake Up When It's Over" Is Placed In Nashville

September 24th at 12:00am

"Wake Up When It's Over" written by Maren Morris and Michael Logen was featured on ABC's Nashville Season Premier.  Congratulations, Maren!! 

Maren Morris Signs With Sony

September 14th at 12:00am

We are so proud to announce that Maren Morris is officially a recording artist on Sony/Columbia Records!  Congratulations, Maren!  Read more on Maren's signing here.  

Sanders Scores His Second #1 Song with "Hell Of A Night"

September 8th at 12:00am

Big Yellow Dog's Adam Sanders is celebrating his second #1 song with Dustin Lynch's "Hell Of A Night."  Sanders co-wrote the song with Jaron Boyer and Zach Crowell.  Sanders is having quite the year with two #1 songs, his own single "Somewhere That You Don't Go" climbing the Sirius XM Highway Chart, and opening Cole Swindell's Down Home Tour this fall.  We are so proud of you, Adam! 


"I Like The Sound Of That" Is The New Rascal Flatt's Single!

September 1st at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor co-wrote the brand new Rascal Flatts single, "I Like The Sound Of That."  The single is now at country radio!  Click below to download it now.  Congratulations, Meghan! 

Adam Sanders Will Be Joining Cole Swindell's Down Home Tour

August 31st at 12:00am

We are excited to announce that Adam Sanders will be hitting the road with Cole Swindell for the annual Down Home Fall Tour!  Click here for a full list of show dates. 

Spotify features Mize, Sanders, and Morris on Spotlight on Country Playlist

August 31st at 12:00am

If you haven't already listened to Spotify's Spotlight on Country playlist, go listen now! Adam Sanders, Maren Morris, and Logan Mize are featured on the playlist!

Congratulations to Shawn Camp and the Earls of Leicester on their IBMA Nominations

August 21st at 12:00am

Shawn Camp and Bluegrass band, Earls of Leicester, received several International Blue Grass Music Awards Nomations!

Shawn Camp Nomination:

Male Vocalist of the Year

Earls of Leicester Nominations:

Entertainer of the Year

Instrumental Group of the Year,

Album of the year with The Earls of Leicester

 Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year with “Who Will Sing For Me"

Emerging Artist of the Year

Song of the Year for “Big Black Train”

Jessie James Decker Hits #1 on iTunes Country Chart with New Single

August 17th at 12:00am

On August 14th, Jessie James Decker released her new single, "Lights Down Low."  On the same day as its release, the single hit #1 on iTunes Country Chart and #10 on the iTunes Top 200 Chart.  We are so proud of you, Jessie!  

Maren Morris Releases Debut EP

August 17th at 12:00am

Maren Morris' debut EP is now available exclusively on Spotify!  The EP includes 5 new songs all co-written by Maren.  Congratulations, Maren!  

Adam Sanders Makes Bluebird Cafe Debut

August 12th at 12:00am

Adam Sanders will make his debut at the Bluebird Cafe tonight, August 12th at 9pm.  Sanders is joining Chris DeStefano, Matt Jenkins, and Michael Carter for a benefit show for Musicians' Corner.  

Big Yellow Dogs Signs Alexi von Guggenberg

August 11th at 12:00am

We are very proud to announce that songwriter/producer, Alexi von Guggenberg, has joined our team!  He has a wide range of talent to bring to the table, and we couldn't be happier to have him with us at BYD.  Read more about his signing here!

Pictured: (L-R) Alexi Von Guggenberg/ Carla Wallace Co-Owner/Devon Devries, VP Creative Film & TV A&R/ Alex Stefano, Film & TV Music Manager

Stoklasa Scores Ben Rector Cut

August 11th at 12:00am

Abe Stoklasa is a co-writer on Ben Rector's new song, "Brand New."  The song in now available for purchase on iTunes.  Congratulations, Abe!  Be sure to listen now!  

Maren Morris' "My Church" is NOW on Spotify!

August 11th at 12:00am

Do yourself a favor and go listen to Maren's brand new single, "My Church" released on Spotify!!! This killer song is featured on their New Music Friday and Wild Country Playlist! Be sure to go listen to it here!

Kear Is Featured in Billboard's Article on Nashville's Biggest Songwriters

August 11th at 12:00am

Check out the new Billboard article featuring Josh Kear!  Josh, amongst many other Nashville writers, speak out about their songs.  Read the article here.  

Nashville Power Players 2015

Trainor and Producer, Chris Gelbuda, Earn #1 Song in Australia for 4 Weeks!

August 11th at 12:00am

Congratulations, Chris and Meghan!  "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" featuring John Legend topped the ARIA chart for 4 straight weeks!  Check out ARIA's article on the song here!

Maren Morris Plays A Sold Out Show At The Bluebird Cafe

August 10th at 12:00am

On Friday, June 19, Maren Morris played a show at the Bluebird Cafe with Ryan Hurd, Mark Irwin, and Levi Hummon.  She killed it, and the show was sold out! 

Rolling Stone Showcases Tyler Farr's "Withdrawals" Video

August 10th at 12:00am

Check out this article from Rolling Stone about the emotionally intense new music video Tyler Farr's single, "Withdrawals," co-written by Josh Kear.  Read the article here!

Guerreso's "Skipping Stones" Featured In TuneCore's New Music Tuesday

August 10th at 12:00am

"Skipping Stones" by Claire DeLune (co-written by Claire Guerreso) was featured in TuneCore's New Music Tuesday Blog on June 23rd, 2015.  Be sure to check out the blog here.


Claire Guerreso Has Two New Songs On iTunes!

June 17th at 12:00am

Two new songs from Claire are now available on iTunes! 

"Skipping Stones" and "Save Yourself" were both written by Claire Guerreso and Terry Sawchuk.


Trainor Receives Guinness World Record

June 17th at 12:00am

BYD's Meghan Trainor received the Guinness World Record for the first song to reach the UK's Top 40 on streams alone with "All About That Bass!"  Congratulations, Meghan!  

BYD Writers Killed It At CMA Fest!

June 17th at 12:00am

Our writers were busy last week at CMA Fest!  Adam Sanders, Logan Mize, and Jessie James Decker performed at the Riverfront Kickoff Concert on Wednesday.  Maren Morris played at the BMI Tailgate Party on Thursday.  Adam ended the week with a bang at his performance on the Hard Rock Cafe Stage.  Way to go, guys!  

Kear's "Withdrawals" is the new Tyler Farr Single

June 3rd at 12:00am

We are so excited that Josh Kear's song, "Withdrawals," is the brand new Tyler Farr single. The single hits radio on June 15th!  Be sure to check it out.   Congratulations, Josh!

BYD Writers Pen 4 Songs on 3 Albums Out Today!

June 3rd at 12:00am

BYD Writers Pen 4 Songs out today! Be sure to go grab them on iTunes!

Shawn Camp's "Live This Long" featured on Willie Nelson/Merle Haggard Album

June 3rd at 12:00am

"Live This Long", cowritten by Shawn Camp, is featured on Willie & Merle's new duets album!  Go check it out now!

Logan Mize Releases "Pawn Shop Guitar"

May 20th at 12:00am

Logan's new EP, "Pawn Shop Guitar," is out now!  Check out the awesome article from Billboard about the new EP.  Be sure to pick it up on iTunes!

Meghan Trainor Takes Home 2 Billboard Music Awards!

May 20th at 12:00am

What an awesome week for our very own, Meghan Trainor!  She won 2 Billboard Music Awards for "All About That Bass."  She won awards for Top Hot 100 Song and Top Digital Song.  Congratulations, Meghan!

Adam Sanders & Meghan Trainor Are Music Row Awards Nominees!

May 20th at 12:00am

We are proud to have both Adam Sanders and Meghan Trainor among the 2015 Music Row Awards Nominees!  Adam is nominated for "Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year."  Meghan is up for "Song of the Year" for "All About That Bass." Congratulations, Adam and Meghan!

Daniel Tashian, Abe Stoklasa, and Claire Guerreso Land Billy Currington Cuts

May 19th at 12:00am

Congratulations Daniel, Abe, and Claire on your cuts featured on Billy Currington's new album, "Summer Forever."  It hits stores June 2nd!  Be sure to look for "Good Night" cowritten by Daniel Tashian and Claire Guerreso, and "Give It To Me Straight" which was cowritten by Abe Stoklasa.  

Josh Kear & Adam Sanders Score Tyler Farr Cuts!

May 19th at 12:00am

Congratulations to Josh & Adam for their cuts on "Suffer In Peace."  Go get it NOW!

Claire Guerreso's "Save Yourself" Is Featured in the Mad Max Trailer!

May 19th at 12:00am

Claire's song, "Save Yourself" is in the Mad Max movie trailer!  Check out the awesome trailer below.  The movie is in theaters now!

Jessie James Decker Made Her Grand Ole Opry Debut!

May 19th at 12:00am

A dream came true for Jessie James Decker this month!  She made her debut at the Grand Ole Opry on May 8th.  We are so proud of you, Jessie!

Meghan Trainor Is Honored As Music Biz Breakthrough Artist of the Year

May 19th at 12:00am

Congratulations to Meghan for her very first award!  She was presented with the Music Biz Breakthrough Artist of the Year award on May 14th.  We couldn't be more proud of her!

Claire Guerreso and Jill Andrews' Song Premiers on ABC's Nashville Tonight!

April 29th at 12:00am

TONIGHT: "Follow Your Heart" written by Claire Guerreso and Jill Andrews will be on Nashville on ABC Television Network at 10/9pm central!! Be sure to tune in!!


Josh Kear lands his ELEVENTH Number 1!

April 28th at 12:00am

Josh Kear is having an amazing week and lands his ELEVENTH #1 with Lee Brice's "Drinking Class"!  In addition, Lady Antebellum's new single "Long Stretch of Love" also co-written by Kear broke Top 40 radio! Congrats Josh!

Adam Sanders lyric video for his NEW single "Somewhere We Don't Go" is Live

April 24th at 12:00am

The lyric video for Adam Sander's newest single is out now! 

Check it out here:

Meghan Trainor Listed on People's World's Most Beautiful!

April 23rd at 12:00am

Meghan Trainor makes an appearance on People Magazine's World's Most Beautiful list for 2015! Congrats to BYD's beauty!

Watch the video Here!


Adam Sanders's New Single "Somewhere That You Don't Go" Available TODAY!

April 21st at 12:00am

Adam Sanders's brand new single "Somewhere That You Don't Go" is available on iTunes TODAY, 4/21! Make sure to give it a listen and buy it on iTunes!


"Drunk on a Plane" Co-written by Josh Kear is Nominated for 2 ACM Awards!

April 17th at 12:00am

Dierks Bentley's "Drunk on a Plane" co-written with Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins is up for 2 ACM Awards! Be sure to tune in Sunday and check out's "Behind the Song" article!

Read the article here!

Adam Sanders and Josh Kear Land Spots on's Top Country Songwriters of the Week!

April 7th at 12:00am

Adam Sanders comes in at number 10 on's Top 60 Country Songwriters of this week! Adam co-wrote "Ain't Worth the Whiskey" for Cole Swindell​ and "Hell of a Night" for Dustin Lynch​.  Josh Kear comes in at number 26 this week for his work on "All Country on You" for Austin Webb​, "Drinking Class" for Lee Brice​, and "Long Stretch of Love" for Lady Antebellum​. Congrats to both Adam and Josh!

Read the article here!

Meghan Trainor Nominated NINE times for the 2015 Billboard Awards!

April 7th at 12:00am

The 2015 Billboard Awards Nominations were announced on Good Morning America this morning and Meghan Trainor landed NINE nominations! Her nominations include Best Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Hot 100 Song for "All About That Bass", Top New Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Digital Song for "All About That Bass", Top Streaming Song (Video) for "All About That Bass", Top Streaming Artist, and the fan-voted Billboard Chart Achievement Award! Congratulations to Meghan and be sure to watch the show on May 17th on ABC! 

Check out all the nominees here!

Meghan Trainor Performs at the iHeart Radio Music Awards 2015!

March 30th at 12:00am

In case you missed it,  Meghan Trainor​ sang her heart out during the iHeartRadio Music Awards last night! Watch her performance here!

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.