Combustion Music first opened its doors in 2001 as an independent publishing/production company first as a partnership with Windswept Music in LA. Combustion Music President and Owner Chris Farren envisioned a company that encompassed all facets of the music industry, in all genres, allowing artists, songwriters, managers, producers, and publishers to interact on a daily basis - both creatively and with the sharing of information.
Since opening, Combustion Music has become one of Nashville's most successful independent publishing companies, earning a multitude of platinum LPs & #1 singles, both domestically & internationally, and across several genres.
This success includes: 2006 ASCAP and GRAMMY Country Song of The Year "Jesus, Take The Wheel;" 2009 GRAMMY Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance, and Record of The Year "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon; 2009 ASCAP Country Song of The Year "You're Gonna Miss This;" 2009 ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year Ashley Gorley; and additional GRAMMY nominations in the following categories Song of The Year, Best Rock Album, Best Country Collaboration, Best R&B Song, Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album.
Combustion Music is home to a roster of writers/producers/artists including Ashley Gorley, Brett James, Blair Daly, Matthew West, Matt Jenkins, Kelly Archer, Zach Crowell, Native Run, Brett Tyler and Nathan and Caleb Followill (Kings Of Leon).