Jameson Rodgers will be at Whiskey Jam on Monday February 18, 2019! You don't want to miss this one!
Congratulations to Matthew West on his multi-week #1, "Only Jesus", recorded by Casting Crowns! Head to our Spotify On The Radio playlist to hear the hit now!
Everette will be performing at the inaugural Hometown Rising Festival in their hometown of Louisville on September 15th. Tickets on sale Friday!
Dolly Parton included Carly Pearce's song "I Need a Ride Home", co-written by Matt Jenkins & Ashley Gorley, on her What Would Dolly Do? Apple Music Playlist! Listen to the playlist here.
Bones Owens will be heading to Whitefish, Montana for the Big Sky Festival this July! Get your tickets now.
Last night Jameson Rodgers kicked off the Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour in Birmingham, AL with Luke Combs! Check out Jameson's website to see if he's coming to a city near you.
Congratulations to Matthew West on another #1 hit! The Casting Crowns current single, "Only Jesus", co-written with Matthew reached #1 this week!
Don't miss Bones Owens at Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, GA on May 4th, 2019! Tickets on sale now.
Don't miss Bones Owens at Cannery Ballroom on Friday, 1/25 for the Whiskey Myers Die Rockin' Tour!
Congratulations to Ashley Gorley on being named a CMA Triple Play Award recipient! He'll be honored for his #1 singles, "Fix A Drink" recorded by Chris Janson, "Marry Me" recorded by Thomas Rhett & "Life Changes" recorded by Thomas Rhett. The CMA Triple Play is awarded to songwriters who write three #1 songs within a 12 month period based on the Country Aircheck, Billboard Country Airplay and Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
Walker McGuire and Everette will be heading to the Tortuga Music Festival in April 2019 this year! Get your passes now!
Don't miss Bones Owens this spring with Whiskey Myers on the Die Rockin' Tour. Check out his website for full tour dates and details!
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sony Music Nashville and River House Artists announce the signing of singer/songwriter Jameson Rodgers to River House Artists/Columbia Nashville.
“Today is a dream come true finally getting to sign this record deal. It’s been such a journey getting to this point. Since I moved to Nashville I’ve dreamed of not only signing a record deal but specifically with a Sony label,” said Rodgers. “It’s an honor to get to work with River House and Sony together. I look forward to seeing what the rest of this year and beyond brings!”
Rodgers, a Mississippi native, moved to Nashville in 2010 to pursue a songwriting and artist career. He signed with Combustion Music in 2014, and has since had cuts including Florida Georgia Line’s “Wish You Were On It” and their latest single “Talk You Out of It,” as well as Chris Lane’s new single “I Don’t Know About You.” He has independently released two EPs, the latest featuring streaming hits, "Some Girls" and "Missing One.” They have been featured on Spotify's New Boots and Wild Country Playlists along with SiriusXM's On The Horizon, and a new single is expected later this year. Rodgers is slated to open Luke Combs’ Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour beginning Jan. 31 and is also one of three artists chosen for the CMA Kixstart Artist Scholarship inaugural class. He is managed by Red Light Management’s Shawn McSpadden and JP Durant, and booked by Darin Murphy and Sam Forbert at CAA.
In conjunction with the signing of Rodgers, Sony Music Nashville and River House Artists officially announce their exclusive, long-term joint-venture agreement, effective immediately. Their first collaboration commenced when multi-Platinum artist Luke Combs inked a deal in 2016 to record for the River House Artists and Columbia Nashville imprints.
“The entire Sony Music Nashville team is thrilled to be furthering our partnership with River House Artists. Lynn’s A&R instincts and passion to nurture and develop artists make her an incredible partner,” said Ken Robold, SMN COO and EVP. “We are very excited to have Jameson Rodgers as our first signing. His combination of incredible songs, work ethic and desire to be on the road growing his audience is inspiring. We can’t wait to embark on what will be an amazing partnership together.”
"I am ecstatic to be extending my River House partnership with Sony Music Nashville. We work really well together and I have never felt anything less than 100% support and commitment to my vision and the artists we develop together,” added Oliver-Cline. “Jameson is the perfect fit for our next launch together. Everything about him is genuine, and his passion for writing great songs and playing great shows is highly contagious. His record is going to be very special and there is no better team to bring it to the masses. I can’t thank Randy, Ken and the SMN team enough for being the best partners to me and RHA."
Allen Brown / Sony Music Nashville
Photo Credit: Alan Poizner
It was another incredibly successful year for the Combustion Music Hope Town Music Festival! This year, with the help of our amazing sponsors and the generosity of festival-goers, we raised over $170,000 for FRIENDS of the Environment, Every Child Counts and The Hope Town Fire and Rescue. It was a monumental year which included the construction and dedication of the new Combustion Music Hope Town Music Festival basketball court on the island. Guests were entertained over three days with writer's rounds featuring Jameson Rodgers, Ashley Gorley, Chris DeStefano, Brett James, Jon Nite, Kendall Marvel, Chip Esten, and many other special guests! We'll see you in Hope Town December 2019!
Congratulations to Ashley Gorley and his co-writers Ross Copperman, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip on their Best Country Song Grammy nomination for "I Lived it"; recorded by Blake Shelton. Be sure to tune in February 10th!
Combustion Music, it's writers and artists were featured on numerous 2018 Billboard Year-End charts. Combustion Engine was ranked the 24th Hot Country Songs Publisher. Matthew West was ranked as the 7th Christian Airplay Artist. Combustion writers had cuts on a whopping 24 of the Top Country Albums and four of the Top Christian Albums. Combustion writers also had six of the top Country Airplay Songs, 12 of the Hot Country Songs and four of the top Christian Airplay & Hot Christian songs. We cannot wait to see what 2019 has in store!
Don't miss Everette at the George Jones Museum on December 29th at 8PM!
Congratulations to Walker McGuire on being named one of Pandora's Country Artists to Watch 2019! Listen to the playlist here.
Bones Owens will be performing at next year's Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta! Tickets on sale now.
Congratulations to Jordan Walker on his first BMI Country Award! Walker was honored for co-writing the #1 single, "When It Rains It Pours", performed by and co-written with CMA New Artist of the Year Luke Combs. Congratulations Jordan!
Combustion Music had another great year at the 2018 ASCAP Country Music Awards. Ashley Gorley won Songwriter of the Year for a record-breaking sixth year and "Body Like A Back Road" (co-written and co-produced by Zach Crowell) won Song of the Year. Honored as the most performed songs of the year were "Black" (co-written with Ashley Gorley), "Marry Me" (co-written with Ashley Gorley), "Fix A Drink" (co-written by Ashley Gorley), "A Girl Like You" (co-written by Ashley Gorley), "Do I Make You Wanna (co-written by Matt Jenkins / Jerry Flowers / Zach Crowell / Ashley Gorley) and "Unforgettable" (co-written by Ashley Gorley).
We had an amazing time celebrating our many 2018 ASCAP Country Music Awards at the annual Combustion Music after party! Thank you to all who came out to celebrate with us. Hope everyone is having a great awards week!
Florida Georgia Line's latest single, "Talk You Out Of It", co-written by Jameson Rodgers was the most added to Country Radio this week!
Don't miss Walker McGuire's national TV debut this Friday! They will be featued on AUDIENCE Music at 9PM EST/PST. Tune into DIRECTV Ch. 239 or U-VERSE Ch. 1114.
Lukr's latest release, "Numb", is featured on Spotify's New Music playlist this week! Listen here.
Luke Bryan has announced "What Makes You Country", co-written with Ashley Gorley, as his latest single! Be sure to request it from your local radio station.
Congratulations to Matthew West on his first GMA Dove Award! He was honored earlier this week for Songwriter of the Year (Artist). Photo: CCM Magazine
Earlier this week at the ASCAP Christian Music Awards, Matthew West and AJ Pruis were honored for their hit single, "Broken Things"! Congratulations!
Earlier this week we got to celebrate Ashley Gorley's 37th & 38th #1: "Marry Me" & "Life Changes"! Congratulations to Ashley and his co-writers, Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Rhett Akins & Shane McAnally!
Matthew West and Leanna Crawford will be hitting the road as part of The Roadshow Spring 2019 tour! Ticket and tour details available here.
Brett Young has announced the track listing for his sophomore album, Ticket To L.A. The album includes "Ticket To L.A." - co-written with Zach Crowell // "Catch" - co-written with Ashley Gorley // "Change Your Name" - co-written by Matt Jenkins // "Runnin' Away From Home" - co-written with Zach Crowell. The album is set for release on December 7th and is available for pre-order now!
Jameson Rodgers will be hitting the road with Luke Combs in 2019! Tickets go on sale Friday, September 14th. Head over to Jameson's website for dates and ticket info.
Bones Owens' new single, "White Lines", will be out Thursday, September 6th!
Head to our Facebook page for a sneak peak of an announcement coming from Jameson Rodgers this Friday!
Congratulations to Ashley Gorley, Thomas Rhett, Rhett Akins and Jesse Frasure on your latest #1, "Life Changes"!
This year's Hope Town Music Festival will be held December 7th - 9th, 2018. Be sure to mark your calendars!
Congratulations to Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne on your CMA nomination for Song of the Year for "Body Like A Back Road"!
Congratulations Chase Rice, Ashley Gorley & Chris DeStefano on the #1 most added song at Country Radio this week! "Eyes On You" has almost 50 million streams!
Congratulations to Matthew West and AJ Pruis on your Song of the Year nomination for "Broken Things" for this year's GMA Dove Awards!
Walker McGuire will be joining Dierks Bentley's Seven Peaks Festival in Colorado over Labor Day weekend. They're set to perform on the Whiskey Row Stage. The duo will be releasing a new song, "I'm On It", this Friday!
Mason Ramsey has announced his debut EP, set for release next week. The EP will feature the song "Yo Da Lady Who", co-written by Anthony Olympia.
Bones Owens's latest single, "Keep It Close", has hit 1 million streams on Spotify! Be sure to follow his artist page here.
Matt Jenkins has extended his publishing deal with Combustion Music and we're so excited to get to continue working with him! Check out the full article here.
Don't miss Lukr at Lightning 100's Thunderground show on Thursday July 5th at The Basement East!
Everette's debut single, "Slow Roll", went to country radio yesterday and is the most added this week! Congratulations Anthony & Brent. Be sure to request "Slow Roll" from your local radio station!
Chris Lane has announced his upcoming record, "Laps Around The Sun", set for July 13th. The album will include "I Don't Know About You", co-written by Jameson Rodgers, and "Number One", co-written by Bobby Huff!
The music video for Everette's debut, "Slow Roll", debuted on Rolling Stone today! Catch the video in the feature write-up on Rolling Stone Country!
Congratulations to Paul Moak on his inclusion to the Leadership Music Class of 2019! Read all about the program here.
Lukr is featured as Lightning 100's Local Artist of the Week! His new single, "Big Kids", will be playing all week long: Ways to Listen to Lightning 100.
Luke Bryan announced his new single last night on Americal Idol! Check out "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset", co-written by Zach Crowell, on our Spotify On The Radio Playlist.
Congratulations to Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne on your win for "Body Like A Back Road" at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards! The record-breaking single was named Top Country Song!
Jameson Rodgers has been named one of Rolling Stone's 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know! Check out the full write-up here.
Congratulations to Jordan Walker and Ashley Gorley on your 2018 MusicRow Award Nominations! Jordan has been nominated for Breakthrough Artist-Writer of the Year. ""Life Changes", co-written by Ashley Gorley, has been nominated for Song of the Year. Congratulations!
Thompson Square announced the track listing for their new album, Masterpiece, set for release on June 1st. The album will include "Stupid Girls Stupid Boys", co-written by AJ Pruis!
Sam Hunt has released his latest single, "Downtown's Dead", co-written with and co-produced by Zach Crowell! Check it out on our Spotify Release Radar Playlist.
Congratulations Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Combustion Music, Tape Room Music & SMACKSongs on your AIMP Spotify Country Top Spot Award!
Matthew West is nominated for Male Artist of the Year for this year's K-Love Fan Awards! Vote here: Final round of voting is going on now!
Kacey Musgraves introduced Caitlyn Smith & "This Town Is Killing Me" (co-written with Paul Moak) to Sir Elton John! Listen to "This Town Is Killing Me" on Sir Elton John's "Elton John: Loves" playlist on Spotify!
In honor of his latest release, "Pretend", hitting 100K streams on Spotify, Lukr has released a lyric video! Check it out here.
Combustion Music had a great time at the ASCAP Pop Awards in LA on Monday night in celebration of "Body Like A Back Road"!
Congratulations Zach Crowell, AJ Pruis, Matthew West, Ashley Gorley, Jerry Flowers, Matt Jenkins and Jordan Walker on your multiple NSAI #1 Awards! Thank you NSAI for having us!
Jameson Rodgers' single, "Missing One", has hit 1 million streams on Spotify! Congrats to Jameson and his co-writers Hunter Phelps and Smith Ahnquist!
Michael Ray announced his new album, Amos, will be release on June 1st! The record will include two songs co-written by Matt Jenkins: "Fan Girl" and "You're On"!
Congratulations to our 2018 AIMP Nashville Award Nominees; Ashley Gorley - Songwriter of the Year, "Marry Me" (Ashley Gorley) - Song of the Year, Jordan Walker - Rising Songwriter of the Year, Jameson Rodgers - Rising Artist/Writer of the Year! Combustion Music is honored to be nominated for the 2018 Publisher of the Year award.
Spotify has added Bones Owens' latest single, "Keep It Close", to their Rockin' Vibes Playlist. Listen to Spotify's Rockin' Vibes Playlist here!
Lukr released the music video for his latest single, "Astronaut". Check it out here: Lukr - "Astronaut" Official Video. Directed by Christopher Aumen // Director of Photography - Matt Stambaugh // Gaff - Andrew Malcolm Baer // Grip - Glenn Ibberson and Russ Haller // BTS Film & Photography - Arthur Caleb Robertson // Editors - Christopher Aumen and Lukr // Titles - Jess Foley
Rolling Stone named Everette one of their "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know" for March 2018; saying "Slow Roll" has the makings of a summer anthem. Read the full interview here: Rolling Stone 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: March 2018
Bones Owens announced his first tour dates for 2018! Catch him on the road with Black Stone Cherry in May. Tickets available on Ticketmaster.com
Bones Owens released his new single, "Keep It Close" on Friday! As Bones says, "Today marks a new chapter - a preview of what's to come." Available everywhere. Spotify link here.
Earlier this week, BMI and ASCAP held a #1 party for Chris Janson's hit single, "Fix A Drink". The single marks Ashley Gorley's 36th (of 37) #1! Congratulations Ashley, Chris, co-writer Chris DuBois and producer Brent Anderson!
Ashley Monroe has announced her new album, Sparrow, set for April 20th. The album includes four songs co-written with Paul Moak: “Orphan”, "Hard On A Heart", "Rita", and "She Wakes Me Up (Rescue Me)”.
With the success of Thomas Rhett's "Marry Me", Ashley Gorley notches his 37th #1 single! The single is the third #1 single off Thomas Rhett's latest album, Life Changes, and marks the second #1 from the album for Ashley. Congratulations Ashley and co-writers Thomas Rhett, Shane McAnally and Jesse Frasure!
Everette's major label debut was released today, featuring "Slow Roll", "Relapse" and "Mugshots". Their debut single, "Slow Roll", is featured on Spotify's New Music Friday Playlist! Check it out here and be sure to follow their Spotify artist page for future releases.Congratulations Anthony and Brent!
The nominees for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards have been announced! Congratulations to Ashley Gorley on his nomination for Songwriter of the Year and Zach Crowell for Single of the Year (producer) and Song of the Year (co-writer) for "Body Like A Back Road"! Be sure to tune in on April 15th to see how takes home the honors!
Last week BMI and ASCAP hosted a #1 celebration for Jon Pardi's latest #1 singles; "Dirt On My Boots" and "Heartache on the Dance Floor". "Dirt On My Boots", co-written by Ashley Gorley, is currently nominated for iHeart Radio's 2018 Country Song of the Year Award. The single marks one of the 9 #1 singles Gorley had in 2017 and his 32nd of 36 #1s overall! Congratulations Ashley!
Earlier this week CMA held their annual Triple Play Awards luncheon. Ashley Gorley was honored with a record-breaking three awards for his 9 #1 singles last year. Gorley breaks his own record and is now an 11-time Triple Play Award recipient! This year he was honored for the #1 hits "American Country Love Song" - Jake Owen, "Middle of A Memory" - Cole Swindell, "Dirty Laundry" - Carrie Underwood, "A Guy With A Girl" - Blake Shelton, "Today" - Brad Paisley, "Dirt On My Boots" - Jon Pardi, "Black" - Dierks Bentley, "Do I Make You Wanna" - Billy Currington, "Unforgettable" - Thomas Rhett. Zach Crowell received his third Triple Play Award this year! He was honored for the #1 songs "Body Like A Back Road" - Sam Hunt, "Dirty Laundry" - Carrie Underwood, "Do I Make You Wanna" - Billy Currington. Congratulations Ashley & Zach!
Lukr's new single, "Astronaut", is available now at his SoundCloud link for a limited time. Stream now before the clock runs out! Available everywhere on Friday.
Morgan Wallen released the acoustic live video for his latest song, "Not Good At Not", co-written with Brett Tyler. Check out the video here!
Last night's double #1 party for Thomas Rhett's "Unforgettable", co-written with Ashley Gorley, and "Craving You" marked the 35th (!) #1 celebration for Ashley Gorley! Rhett's current single "Marry Me", also co-written with Gorley, has been Rhett's fastest climbing single and currently sits at #4 on the charts! Congratulations Thomas Rhett, Ashley Gorley and co-writers Jesse Frasure and Shane McAnally!
To kick off the BBR Music Group CRS Show in Nashville on February 5th, Everette, made up of Combustion writer Anthony Olympia and Brent Rupard, signed their record deal! Following the exciting announcement, Everette performed their song, "Slow Roll" for radio promoters from around the country. We're excited for the world to hear what Everette has to offer! Congratulations Anthony and Brent!
Spotify has added songs from Jameson Rodgers and Walker McGuire to their Wild Country playlist! Jameson has two songs - "Some Girls" and "Like You've Been There Before" and Walker McGuire's latest single, "Lost", is also featured! Check out the playlist here. Thank you Spotify for all of your support for our writers and artists!
Earlier this week Capitol Christian held a party for Matthew West's most recent #1 single, "Broken Things". The single marks the first #1 for co-writer AJ Pruis! Congratulations Matthew, AJ and co-writer Jason Houser. Matthew's next single is set to be announced soon! Check out his album, All In, here.
Congratulations to Jordan Walker who celebrated his first #1; Luke Combs' "When It Rains It Pours"! Last night BMI held a #1 party where Jordan and his co-writers Luke Combs and Ray Fulcher were honored by their publishers, CMA and BMI for their accomplishment. It was a special night as Jordan celebrated his first #1 surrounded by family and friends. Congratulations Jordan!
Catch Bones Owens at the Basement East on Tuesday, January 30th at 7PM as part of the Beast Country & More show! Free show - 21 and over
Walker McGuire's new single "Lost" and Jameson Rodgers' new song "Missing One" are both featured on Spotify's New Boots Playlist! Listen to the playlist here, which also includes LANCO's new single, "Born To Love You"; co-written with Ashley Gorley.
Congratulations to Ashley Gorley who scored another Billboard Canada Country #1 with Dallas Smith's "Sleepin' Around"!
Congratulations to our 2018 iHeart Radio Music Award Nominees! Combustion Music is represented on four of the five songs nominated for Country Song of the Year: Sam Hunt's "Body Like A Back Road" - co-written and produced by Zach Crowell, Thomas Rhett's "Unforgettable" - co-written with Ashley Gorley, Dustin Lynch's "Small Town Boy" - produced by Zach Crowell, and Jon Pardi's "Dirt On My Boots" - co-written by Ashley Gorley.
Check out Walker McGuire's new single, "Lost", on the Spotify New Boots playlist!
Bones Owens' single, "Make Me No King", is featured on Spotify's The Pulse of Americana playlist! Check it out here!
Zach Crowell produced Sam Hunt's version of "This Land Is Your Land" for the new Will Smith movie, Bright. Check out the new single on Spotify here.
It's been a great 2017; Congratulations Matthew West, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell on your year-end Billboard honors! Ashley Gorley was named the #1 Hot Country Songwriter. Matthew West was named the #24 Hot Christian Songwriter. Zach Crowell was named the #2 Hot Country Producer and the #4 Hot Country Songwriter! Combustion writers were represented on 15 of the Hot Country Songs of 2017. We can't wait to see what 2018 brings!
Matthew West is the cover artist on the Top Christmas Hits Spotify playlist! Check out the playlist here and be sure to listen to Matthew's two Christmas albums to get you in the holiday spirit!