Big Yellow Dog Music is a 14 year old independent music publishing company based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Our catalog includes songs performed by Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, Josh Turner, John Mayhall, Jimmy Buffett, Dierks Bentley, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury Band, Montgomery Gentry and Alison Krauss.
Our musically diverse songs have been featured in hit TV shows such as: Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, Ghost Whisperer, Californication, Army Wives, Six Feet Under, Women’s Murder Club and Glee.
Big Yellow Dog songwriter Josh Kear’s “Need You Now” (written with Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott & Dave Haywood) was awarded Song of the Year and Best Country Song at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards. The single “Need You Now” has sold over 4 million copies, topped more than 5 Billboard charts, including Country Songs and Adult Contemporary, and additionally been awarded 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards Song of the Year, and 2010 ASCAP Country Music Awards Song of the Year. Kear has also had success with “Before He Cheats” (written with Chris Tompkins), a GRAMMY Award winning single performed by Carrie Underwood. “Before He Cheats” became the first country song to reach double platinum status for digital downloads and was also ASCAP’s 2007 Song of the Year.
Big Yellow Dog’s Scott Emerick cowrote over 25 recorded songs for Toby Keith including the hit “As Good As I Once Was,” BMI’s 2006 Song of the Year. Our success on the Billboard charts includes thirteen #1 songs and eleven top 10 songs.