Chris DuBois

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Chris DuBois
Genres Country
Occupations Songwriter
Music Publisher
Record Label Executive
Years active 1999-present
Associated acts Brad Paisley, Brent Anderson, Jerrod Niemann

Chris DuBois is a songwriter and music publisher based out of Nashville, TN. Chris began his music career as ASCAP Director of Membership in 1993. He left ASCAP in 1999 to form Sea Gayle Music with business partners Brad Paisley and Frank Rogers. Since that time, Sea Gayle has become one of the most successful independent publishing companies in all of music.[1] In 2010 and 2011, Sea Gayle was named ASCAP Country Publisher of the Year. It was the first time since 1982 that an independent publishing company had won that award. In 2009, Sea Gayle Music launched Sea Gayle Records as an imprint of Sony Music Nashville.[2]

As a songwriter, Chris has had more than 25 Top 20 singles including 14 songs that have reached #1. Chris has been the recipient of 25 ASCAP awards and in 2004 was named ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year.[3] Chris was also named NSAI Songwriter of the Year for 2010 and 2011.[4]

Chris began serving as Brad Paisley’s Executive Producer in 2005 on the album Time Well Wasted which won ACM and CMA awards for Album of the Year.[5][6] Chris has continued his role as Executive Producer for the Brad Paisley albums 5th Gear American Saturday Night, This is Country Music, Wheelhouse and Moonshine In The Truck.

Charting Singles[edit]

Number One Songs[edit]

Year Song Artist Peak chart positions
US Country R&R / Aircheck
2000 "We Danced" Brad Paisley #1 #1
2003 "19 Somethin'" Mark Wills #1 #1
2005 "Mud On The Tires" Brad Paisley #1 #3
2006 "Your Man" Josh Turner #1 #1
2007 "Online" Brad Paisley #1 #1
2009 "Welcome to the Future" #2 #1
"Then" #1 #1
"It Won't Be Like This For Long" Darius Rucker #1 #1
2010 "Anything Like Me" Brad Paisley #1 #1
"Water" #1 #1
2011 "Remind Me" Brad Paisley duet with Carrie Underwood #1 #1
"Old Alabama" Brad Paisley #1 #1
2013 "Beat This Summer" #2 #1
"Southern Comfort Zone" #2 #1

Other Hits[edit]

Year Song Artist Peak chart positions
US Country R&R / Aircheck
1999 "Who Needs Pictures" Brad Paisley #12 #10
2000 "Me Neither" #18 #16
2002 "Wrapped Around" #2
2003 "I Wish You'd Stay" #7 #8
2004 "Little Moments" #2 #3
"I Love You This Much" Jimmy Wayne #6 #6
2007 "The More I Drink" Blake Shelton #19 #19
2010 "This Ain't Nothin'" Craig Morgan #13 #13
2011 "This Is Country Music" Brad Paisley #2 #2
2012 "Camouflage" #15 #14
2013 "Easy" Sheryl Crow #17 #17
2014 "The Mona Lisa" Brad Paisley #19 #18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miner, Maurice. "Full Force Gayle", ASCAP Playback Magazine, June 2004. Retrieved on 2010-6-11.
  2. ^ Gayle Thompson. "Brad Paisley Launches New Record Label", "The Boot", November 2009. Retrieved on 2011-10-19.
  3. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (November 20, 2004). “Thrasher, DuBois Top ASCAP Writers”. Billboard, p. 61.
  4. ^ "NSAI" Retrieved on 2011-10-19.
  5. ^ Academy of Country Music
  6. ^ Country Music Association Past Winners Retrieved on 2011-10-19.