One of Nashville’s most dynamic creative forces, Dallas Davidson has written more than 20 No. 1 hits, nearly 30 Top 10 songs and contributed more than 250 cuts to many of today’s top country music stars. A winner of numerous prestigious songwriting awards, the singer-songwriter and producer brings more than a decade of experience on Music Row to Play It Again Music Publishing, where he is founding the company with four songwriters - Maggie Rose, Houston Phillips, Brian Kolb and Kyle Fishman.
Davidson came to Nashville from Albany, Georgia, with his pickup truck and $700 in 2004 and soon moved in with Kolb, who became Davidson’s first writing partner and go-to engineer. Davidson scored his first hit in 2005 with Trace Adkins’ “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.” He’s since reached the top of the charts with tracks written for Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Randy Houser, Lee Brice and others, helping to change the face of modern country music with some of the genre’s most memorable recent hits.
He’s won the Country Music Association’s Triple Play Award given for three No. 1 songs in a 12-month period a record five times since 2010. He was named Songwriter of the Year twice by the Academy of Country Music (2012, 2013) and is a two-time winner of BMI Nashville’s Songwriter of the Year award (2011, 2012). He also took that honor from the Nashville Songwriters Association International in 2012 and was Billboard’s Hot Country Songwriter in 2010. And Davidson has earned Song of the Year nominations from the CMA (Lee Brice’s “I Don’t Dance) and ACM (Lady Antebellum’s “Just A Kiss”) awards.
Davidson also devotes time to the Georgia Music Foundation, where he serves as Chair. Davidson and wife, Warner/Chappell Music songwriter Natalia Davidson, just welcomed their first son, Dallas Jr.
A native of Rome, Georgia, Montgomery decided to transfer from Florida State University to Belmont University midway through college to pursue a career in music and met Austin Marshall not long after by chance. Montgomery gave Marshall an unused drink voucher on a flight to Nashville and he returned the courtesy two years later when Montgomery called seeking an internship. Montgomery is now Play It Again’s Creative Director and primary song plugger, helping the songwriters get heard not only on Music Row but all around the world. While deeply involved in the music industry, Montgomery also is a freelance journalist and television host for ZUUS Country.