Brett Jones (songwriter)

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Brett Jones is an American singer, ASCAP [1] songwriter, and music publisher from Warm Springs, Georgia, United States.[2] He is a notable figure in country music that has had over one hundred songs recorded, fourteen top ten hits, and five number one hits.[3]

Jones signed a publishing deal with a company owned by country music singer Ronnie Milsap. His first top twenty hit came in 1995 with Confederate Railroad’s “When and Where.” He owns Crazytown Productions/Big Borassa Music, in which he looks over many of his own catalogs such as Big Borassa Music, Jonesbone Music, and Brett Jones Music. As of 2012, his catalogs and himself as an artist were signed to ole,[4] a rights management company.[5] Jones, as an artist, also released his own CD called Life’s Road [6] in 2009 and followed with Cowboy Sailor in July 2014.

Singles[edit]

Singles that Jones has co-written include:

Year Single Title Recording Artist Co-writer Chart Positions
Billboard Country
1995 "When and Where" Confederate Railroad Jess Brown, Jeff Pennig 24
1996 "Workin' It Out" Daryle Singletary Tim Johnson 50
"You Gotta Love That" Neal McCoy Jess Brown 3
1997 "Better Man, Better Off" Tracy Lawrence Stan Paul Davis 2
"The Coast Is Clear" Jess Brown 26
1998 "Cover You in Kisses" John Michael Montgomery Jerry Kilgore, Jess Brown 3
"A Little Past Little Rock" Lee Ann Womack Jess Brown, Tony Lane 2
1999 "You Won't Ever Be Lonely" Andy Griggs Andy Griggs 2
2002 "Practice Life" Andy Griggs with Martina McBride 33
2003 "Good Little Girls" Blue County Troy Seals 11
2005 "Don't Ask Me How I Know" [7] Bobby Pinson Bobby Pinson, Bart Butler 16
2006 "If I Don't Make It Back" Tracy Lawrence Bobby Pinson 42
2007 "Living in the Here and Now" Darryl Worley Darryl Worley 54
"What Do Ya Think About That" [8] Montgomery Gentry Anthony Smith 3
2009 "That's How Country Boys Roll" Billy Currington Billy Currington, Dallas Davidson 1
2010 "Crazy Town" [9] Jason Aldean Rodney Clawson 2
2011 "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" [10][11] Justin Moore Dallas Davidson, Rob Hatch 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ASCAP/SOCAN Members Earn Majority of CCMA Awards". ascap.com. ASCAP. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Vara, Juliette. "The Man Behind Some of Your Favorite Songs". countrymusicpride.com. Driftwood Media Group. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Songs written by Brett Jones". www.musicvf.com. Howard Drake / VF Entertainment. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "ole Signs Hit Songwriter Brett Jones". yahoo.com. Yahoo. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.majorlyindie.com/newsRelease_legacy.php?id=173
  6. ^ "Life's Road". artistdirect.com. Rogue Digital, LLC. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Complete List of Winners". ascap.com. ASCAP. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Horner, Alanna. "There Goes The Neighborhood" (PDF). songwriterville.com. Country Weekly. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Boldt, Blake. "Jason Aldean - "Crazy Town"". www.engine145.com. Engine 145. Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Morris, Edward. "Industry Salutes Songwriters of Justin Moore's "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away"". cmt.com. Country Music Television, Inc. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Worth the Wait: Music Row Toasts 'If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away' Team". ascap.com. ASCAP. Retrieved 2 October 2014.