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Our Writers


OUR WRITERS

MAGGIE ROSE // BRIAN KOLB // HOUSTON PHILLIPS // KYLE FISHMAN // TREA LANDON

 

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Our Writers


OUR WRITERS

MAGGIE ROSE // BRIAN KOLB // HOUSTON PHILLIPS // KYLE FISHMAN // TREA LANDON

 

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Maggie Rose


Maggie Rose


MAGGIE ROSE

Artist // singer/songwriter // producer

With super-sized vocals and genre-spanning songwriting chops that blur the lines between country, pop and rock, Maggie Rose has earned a loyal audience, both in her adopted hometown of Nashville and beyond. It's an audience that's grown with her for nearly a decade, spending days as a songwriter for Dallas Davidson's publishing company and nights sharing the stage with artists like Gary Allan and Sheryl Crow. Throughout it all, Rose has established herself as a rare triple threat: a multi-faceted artist who can write, perform, and produce a hit song. 

Raised in Maryland, Rose cut her teeth as the leader of a Bruce Springsteen cover band before beginning to write her own songs, drawing on her unique background — including a move to Nashville as a 19 year old — for inspiration. Since then, she's filled her resume with accolades, awards, and chart hits, including more than 30 appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, an Emmy Award, multiple performances on the nationally-syndicated Bobby Bones Show, and praise from outlets like The New York Times and Vogue. 

The buzz has reached a fever pitch with her newer songs, many of which were debuted on Rose's website during the summer of 2015, that combine the exhilaration of hip-hop with the impact of '80s rock and the rootsy, story-based stomp of country music. It's a sound that's as varied and energetic as Rose herself, pointing to a star who continues to carve out a space for herself in the country world, even as she challenges its boundaries.

 

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Follow Maggie on Instagram @IAmMaggieRose // Facebook // Twitter @IAmMaggieRose

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Brian Kolb


Brian Kolb


BRIAN KOLB

Songwriter // Producer // Engineer 

Grammy Award-nominated engineer Brian Kolb began writing songs at 15 and abandoned an agriculture degree at Murray State to chase his dreams of writing songs and producing music in Nashville.  Mutual friend Luke Bryan connected him with Dallas Davidson and the two quickly became friends and formed a working relationship. The energetic writer, producer and engineer has recorded the demos for over 13 No. 1 songs and co-wrote Bryan’s song “Y’all Can Have This Town.”

 Kolb earned a Grammy nomination for Country Album of the Year for his work tracking and mixing Brandy Clark’s “12 Stories” with producer and business partner Dave Brainard.  Kolb's most notable engineering credits include Jerrod Niemann’s No. 1 hit “Lover Lover” and music for Luke Bryan, Ronnie Dunn and Ray Scott. The Evansville, Indiana, native is currently producing Matt Stillwell along with his work at Play It Again, which will include songwriting, producing and engineering. Kolb also is the owner of Ubu, the Boston terrier well on her way to becoming Music Row’s most famous canine.

Like Brian on Facebook // Follow Brian on Twitter @BrianKolbMusic

 

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Houston Phillips


Houston Phillips


HOUSTON PHILLIPS

Songwriter

At the age of 27, songwriter Houston Phillips has seen the music business from every angle. Currently the tour manager for rising country star Tyler Farr, Phillips got his official start in the business working for $8 an hour emptying garbage cans and running errands for Becky Harris, business manager for her son Chris Young and Jerrod Niemann. She eventually put Phillips on the road, where he sold merchandise. While riding the bus with Niemann, he pitched his first song idea and an hour later had his first cut, “Real Women Drink Beer.” Phillips later ended up penning songs like “Ain’t Even Drinkin’” on Farr’s debut album “Redneck Crazy,” and co-wrote “Why We Live Here” with Play It Again founder Dallas Davidson and “I Don’t Even Want This Beer” on Farr’s second album, “Suffer in Peace."

Phillips first learned to play guitar from his grandmother, who taught him four or five chords and old hymns and gospel songs growing up in Cleveland, Tennessee. He picked up the guitar again in his late teens and soon met singer-songwriter Mark Gray, who gave him an honest assessment of his music and spent the next year teaching Phillips the craft. Phillips graduated from Belmont University’s music business administration where he earned internships at Broken Bow Records and Craig Wiseman’s Big Loud Shirt Industries. Phillips is now married to Kristin Phillips, and credits his mother and father for putting him through college and letting him have the opportunity to do what he loves.

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Kyle Fishman


Kyle Fishman


Kyle fishman

Songwriter // producer

Kyle Fishman was raised in Sacramento, California, and already had a diverse background in the metal and pop music worlds when he joined Play It Again. Fishman toured for the first time at the age of 15, signed with Metal Blade Records at 16 and spent five years in the California bands Fate and Molotov Solution as a guitarist. Interested in pursuing a different sound, Fishman hooked on with writers and producers from Blueprint who work with pop producer Dr. Luke and decided to move to Nashville after a writing trip. Now 24, Fishman writes and serves as Play It Again’s track man, crafting demos in-house. In his first two months with the company, Fishman had two tracks recorded by major Nashville artists, including David Nail’s “Run This Town.”

Follow Kyle on Instagram @KyleFishman

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Trea Landon


Trea Landon


TREA LANDON

ARTIST // SINGER/SONGWRITER

                         After just four weeks of arriving in Nashville, Trea Landon signed a publishing deal with Play It Again Publishing– thanks to Dallas Davidson’s early warning system. Davidson’s brother, Charles, caught a Trea Landon Band performance just days after the Claxton, Georgia, native arrived in Nashville in Summer 2015. Intrigued, he took Landon’s music to his brother, who immediately recognized the name. Turns out Davidson still has ears on the ground in Statesboro where he attended Georgia Southern University, and had been hearing about Landon and his band for a few years. Landon built a following on the club scene around his home territory before touring the Southeast extensively, then moving to Nashville at age 21. Landon has built an extensive catalog as a solo songwriter over the last five years and comes to Play It Again with traditional songs with modern lyrical content already proven to be crowd-pleasers. "We are extremely excited to welcome Trea to the Play It Again Publishing family. I definitely see a bright future ahead of him. Trea is the total package bringing a great pen, a great voice and a great personality to the table.  Doesn't hurt my feelings either that he hails from the great state of Georgia." - Dallas Davidson