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BYD News

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.