TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.
"Springsteen," Eric Church's #1 platinum single, co-written by ole's Ryan Tyndell, which is the #1 song of 2012 on the Mediabase year-end country chart, took the honors as Song of the Year at the 3rd annual American Country Awards (ACAs) on Dec. 10. It was one of ten songs nominated in the category, the winner of which was determined by fan votes.
This further recognition for the song comes shortly after "Springsteen" earned two Grammy Award nominations in the prestigious Best Country Song category and as Best Country Solo Performance. The 55th annual Grammy Awards, at which ole previously earned its first award in 2009 as Taylor Swift's "White Horse," co-written by ole legacy writer Liz Rose, was named Best Country Song, will be presented on February 10, 2013.
"Springsteen" had its beginnings as one of two songs written on the ole Bus during the inaugural run of the ole "Write Where U R Tour" last year as ole writer Ryan Tyndell was given the opportunity to write with fast-rising country star, Eric Church, while Church was out on tour. It was the natural progression of Tyndell's development as a writer/producer, overseen by ole GM Nashville Creative Arthur Buenahora, who signed him to the company in the spring of 2010.
"I knew we had something magic the first day I heard the song," says Gilles Godard, Chief Creative Officer at ole. "Some songs are obvious hits and this was one that, to our ears, fit that bill. Even John Ozier, Head of A & R at Curb Records, called and said, "You have a hit on your hands! My daughter gets in the car every morning and asks for the 'Wo Wo' song ('Springsteen's' anthem chant) and, when it ends, she says, 'Again!'"
"When 'Springsteen' came out, there was an immediate buzz about that song," recalls Tyndell. "Before it was even a single, Rolling Stone named it one of the year's 50 best songs and it wasn't even released until February of the following year."
"Springsteen" recently earned its co-writers Ryan Tyndell, Eric Church and Jeff Hyde an award from the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) as one of "The 10 Songs I Wish I'd Written." It most recently helped Church's third studio album Chief, Executive-Produced by ole's Arthur Buenahora, win the CMA Album of the Year Award, debut at #1 on the Billboard 200, Top Country Album and Top Digital Album charts, go to #1 on Canada's Top Selling Country Album chart, earn a Grammy nomination in 2011 for Best Country Album and achieve platinum certification.
ole is one of the world's largest independent music publishers. Founded in 2004, and with offices in Toronto, Nashville and Los Angeles, ole boasts a team of 45 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide copyright administration. ole has recently entered the Production Music space with the acquisition of MusicBox and Auracle which have operations in NY, Toronto and LA.
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