Luke Combs “She Got the Best of Me” 2.8 million streams on Spotify and #2 on Sirius XM’s, The Highway!
(Written with Rob Snyder and Channing Wilson)
Walker Hayes’ “You Broke Up with Me” over 1.5 million streams since January and airplay on SiriusXM’s The Highway and Radio Disney Country!
(Written with Kylie Sackley and Thomas Archer)
“Second Hand Hurt” by Devin Dawson now available for purchase and streaming!
(Written with Will Bowen)
Kelsey Waters releases debut EP “Cool Cars”!
Little Extra Music is happy to announce that Nicole Sherrill has been appointed Creative Director, effective immediately!
Born and raised in Nashville, Nicole literally grew up in country music. Her father, Billy Sherrill is an award winning Engineer, who has worked on records from Kenny Rogers and Dottie West, to the Dixie Chicks and Kenny Chesney.
Nicole’s mother Susan worked at EMI and SBK with Jimmy Gilmer, who managed Brad Paisley and Josh Turner, early in their careers.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the Little Extra Music family! I’ve always had a passion for songs and the creative process of writers has always captivated me. Connecting a song with the perfect artist is the most rewarding feeling.” – Nicole Sherrill
Nicole will be responsible for pitching the Little Extra catalog, handling writer scheduling, and continuing to assist President Lisa Ramsey-Perkins with the day to day operations of the company. A graduate of Ole Miss, with a major in live performance, her experience brings an added bonus to the artist development aspect of Little Extra Music.
“Nicole is a huge ball of energy, with a vast knowledge of country music history, and a passion for all kinds of music. She is the perfect gift to Little Extra Music and our writers. We’re so grateful to have her on board!”- Lisa Ramsey-Perkins
Kelsey Waters Performs with Wynonna” at Milltown Music Hall, In Bremen, GA 1/21
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Little Extra Music singer/songwriter Kelsey Waters has signed with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME) for representation. Read More >>
Little Extra Music Signs Rob Snyder
Little Extra Music president Lisa Ramsey Perkins has announced the signing of Rob Snyder to a worldwide publishing agreement. The West Chester, Pennsylvania native is prepping his first album to be released later this year. Read More >
(Nashville, Tennessee…) – Little Extra Music president Lisa Ramsey Perkins today announced the signing of award-winning songwriter Tia Sillers to a worldwide publishing agreement. The creative crafter of songs has written #1 singles for Alan Jackson, the Dixie Chicks, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and others, and her songs have won awards from almost every organization in entertainment.
“Tia Sillers is such an amazing, soulful and prolific writer,” said Ramsey Perkins. “Her streak of award winning, hit songs, speaks for itself. Grammys, ACM and CMA Song of the Year for ‘I Hope You Dance,’ and the list goes on! The talent and energy she brings to our company is unparalleled. We couldn’t be more excited to have her a part of our Little Extra Music family!”
Tia moved to Nashville as a teenager and spent a few seminal years hanging out in that world-renowned Bluebird Café. There she heard local writers like Don Schlitz and Rodney Crowell perform, and she was hooked.
In the years since, Sillers has gone on to pen a whole lot of what she calls “accidental hits” – crafting words and music with a bunch of interesting, right-brained, flat-out-strange collaborators. Her smash hit song “I Hope You Dance,” which she wrote with Mark D. Sanders, won every conceivable award including the Grammy, CMA, ACM, NSAI, ASCAP and BMI Song of the Year. “I Hope You Dance” inspired a series of gift books of the same title that became bestsellers, and enjoyed success in Europe and South America with the artist Ronan Keating and was recorded by Gladys Knight for the movie “The Family That Preys.”
“I’ve wanted to work with Lisa Ramsey Perkins for more than a decade,” said Sillers. “As a publisher, she has that magical combination of hyper-focus, true love of creativity and never-say-die attitude. She knows when to encourage, when to pull out the bull-whip and when to leave us poor angst-riddled songwriters alone.”
Some of Tia Sillers’ singles include Alan Jackson’s “That’d Be Alright” (#1), The Dixie Chicks’ “There’s Your Trouble” (#1 and Grammy winner), Trisha Yearwood’s “Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love” (Top 20 and Grammy Nominated) and Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s “Blue On Black” (#1 and Billboard Rock Song of the Year.) Others who have recorded Sillers’ songs include Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Diamond Rio, Wynonna, Patty Loveless, Sister Hazel, Vince Gill and John Waite.
North of the border, Sillers has had numerous hit singles by artists like Teri Clark (“Wrecking Ball”), Victoria Banks (“The Wheel”), Jason Blain (“Don’t Leave the Leavin’ Up To Me”), and Johnny Reid (“Let’s Take It Outside,” “Doesn’t Get Better Than You.”) Reid’s “Dance With Me” was voted Canadian Country Song of the Year in 2011 and was the most played song that year.
Sillers frequently performs at festivals and listening venues across North America and Europe. She is married to her frequent collaborator, singer-songwriter Mark Selby.
Attached Photo: (l. to r.) Lisa Ramsey Perkins, Little Extra Music; Clay Bradley, BMI; Tia Sillers
CMT and IHEARTMEDIA Partner for the Exculsive World Premiere of Casey James’ video, “Fall Apart”
Video Premieres Ahead of Critically-Acclaimed Single’s Radio Impact on 3/30
NASHVILLE, TN –February 27th, 2015– 19 Recordings/Columbia Records’ Casey James is ready to share his new music. After a successful early debut at Sirius XM’s The Highway, Casey has partnered with CMT and iHeartMedia for the world premiere of his critically acclaimed new single’s video. Written by Will Bowen, Josh Carter and Zach Carter and scheduled to impact country radio on March 30th, “Fall Apart” has already caught the attention of fans and critics, with Country Weekly noting the single as “heartbreak done with conviction and feeling….Casey makes the most of this power ballad (to the nth degree).”
Starting today, fans can watch CMT during morning music hours or visit caseyjames.cmt.comand more than 120 iHeartMedia county station websites to see Casey’s video debut, a full 24 hours before being able to watch it anywhere else.
“Fall Apart” also marks the first single off of Casey’s forthcoming sophomore album and is the follow up to the American Idol alum’s Top 15 single “Crying on a Suitcase.” Casey’s self-titled debut album entered Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart at #2, with USA Today declaring the album “worth the wait” in a 3-star review, while Entertainment Weekly cheered that “the songs shine” thanks to “a fusion of blues and contemporary country, his subtle grit and frequent guitar solos.”
“When I listen to this music, I feel like it’s my life,” said Casey. “All my mistakes. My decisions, good and bad; my thoughts, my hopes… everything that I am and have been through has led me to make this record.”
Fans can purchase “Fall Apart” on iTunes at: http://smarturl.it/cjfallapart.
Jennifer Vessio, Sony Music Nashville
Little Extra Music continues to expand its roster with the signing of singer/songwriter/producer Carolyn Dawn Johnson to a worldwide publishing agreement.
“I met Carolyn Dawn not long after she came to Nashville and was an instant fan,” said company president Lisa Ramsey Perkins. “She’s not only an amazing singer and songwriter, she’s one of the first women I met who produced her own records. I’ve always wanted to work with her and am thrilled she’s now a part of the Little Extra Music family!”
“I’m so happy to be working with Lisa,” said Johnson. “I’ve always admired her energy and passion for the music, the artists and the industry. She has worn many hats and brings so much to the table! I value her ears and expertise and am thankful for this partnership, as she makes me want to do better every single day, and to me, that’s how a publisher/writer relationship should be.”
Four years after moving from Vancouver, BC Canada to Nashville, Johnson scored her first hit as a songwriter when Chely Wright took “Single White Female” to the No. 1 spot. The success led to publishing deals and cuts with artists like Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, Pam Tillis, Suzy Bogguss, Jo Dee Messina and others. MusicRow Magazine named her “Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year” in 2000, the same year Arista Nashville signed her to a record deal.
Johnson produced her 2001 debut album titled Room With a View, which contained the Top 5 single “Complicated,” as well as singles “Georgia” and “I Don’t Want You to Go.” She went on to open tours for Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban.
The Academy of Country Music Awards crowned her Top New Female Vocalist in 2002, and the American Music Awards honored her as Favorite New Country Artist the following year. In 2004 and 2009, the Canadian Country Music Awards named Johnson Producer of the Year for her work on many Canadian-based projects. To date, she has racked up 17 CCMA’s, including the title for reigning Female Vocalist of the Year.
She has also spent time singing background vocals for Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, and others.
“I like to say that I’ve had many bonuses to my dreams … things, people, events and accolades, in addition toand off the beaten path from my original goals,” notes Johnson. “I’ve certainly gone further then I actually imagined, but that doesn’t make me stop in my tracks. I just want to keep doing this for the rest of my life. Music truly is what makes my world go round.”
“The first time I heard Kelsey sing, I was totally mesmerized,” said Ramsey-Perkins. “For such a young and beautiful girl, there is so much soul, a little pain and a lot of living felt in everything she writes. Very rarely do you come across a unique talent like her. I’m thrilled that she’s a part of the Little Extra Music family, and I can’t wait to share her music with all of you!”
The Florida panhandle native wrote her first song at age 16 – a marriage between her first heartbreak and an old guitar collecting dust in the corner of her room. From that point forward, she delved into a wide spectrum of musical genres including pop and blues, until her folk roots led her into the graces of Americana music.
Kelsey has carried her deep affection for singing and writing by her side, implementing both talents as outlets for her life experiences. She has played nearly 150 shows a year along the Gulf Coast, all the while learning to balance performing her own original songs with those of lyrical trailblazers like Patty Griffin and Emmylou Harris.
In 2011, Kelsey was named Northwest Florida’s Regional X-Factor winner. A year later, she won Best Original Song for her hit “Poison” and also took home Best Female Vocalist at the Beachcomber Music Awards.
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign and a move to Nashville, Kelsey began working on her first album. Her fresh start in a city that houses some of the most talented songwriters holds Kelsey in a state of awe and inspiration. “Ultimately, I traveled to Nashville to create my own music,” said Kelsey, “but little did I know that I could also absorb the creative vibes of this amazing town.”
“I am beyond excited to join this amazingly talented family of writers,” she added of her relationship with Little Extra Music. “This journey just keeps getting better!”
Attached Photo: (Seated) Kelsey Waters; (Standing, l. to r.) Denise Stevens, Loeb & Loeb; Lisa Ramsey-Perkins, Little Extra Music; Denise Nichols, The Primacy Firm