ole Tops US Country Charts For 2nd Time in 3 Months With Dodson's 'Let Me Down Easy' (Billy Currington)


ole Tops US Country Charts For 2nd Time in 3 Months With Dodson's 'Let Me Down Easy' (Billy Currington)

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) -

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ole, one of the world's largest independent music publishers, tops the chart for the second time in three months, this time with the Billy Currington single, "Let Me Down Easy." A co-write of ole writer Marty Dodson with Jennifer Hanson and Mark Nester, it hit the top of the Billboard Country Songs and Mediabase charts this week following a 26-week run-up. The company finished December with a number one for Rascal Flatts' "Why Wait," for which they presented the band, writers and label personnel with iPads featuring "number one" congrats.

Dodson is also represented on the same chart with the Carrie Underwood track "Songs Like This," which was not released as a single from her album Play On but nonetheless began to get heavy radio play and is heading for the Top 40 on the Billboard Country Songs chart. The song is a co-write with Jerry Flowers and Tom Shapiro.

"Let Me Down Easy" is the third number one for Dodson and his second with Billy Currington. The first Currington collaboration produced "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right," a co-write with Jason Matthews. It was one of ASCAP's five most played songs in 2005. Kenny Chesney (with The Wailers) took "Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven," the Dodson/Jim Collins co-write from his Lucky Old Sun album, to the top of the country charts in the fall of 2008.

ole is also enjoying U.S. country chart success with "Crazy Girl," by the Eli Young Band, a co-write of ole-affiliated writer Liz Rose and Lee Brice, which has already hit number one on the iTunes Country chart;. Katie Arminger's "Best Song Ever," one of three co-writes by ole/Roots Three writer Bruce Wallace (with Katie Arminger and Amanda Flynn), including "Strong Enough" and "Ain't Gonna Happen," on her sophomore album, Confessions of a Nice Girl; and the Joey+Rory single "That's Important To Me," co-written by ole-affiliated writer Rory Lee Feek with Tim Johnson and Joey Martin. ole's on-going presence on the country charts in North America over the past few months has also included Frankie Ballard's "Tell Me You Get Lonely" (Marty Dodson); James Otto's "Soldiers and Jesus" (Chris Wallin); and Randy Houser's "A Man Like Me" (Danny Green).

ole is no less active in Canada where, during the same time frame, the company has charted singles from Dean Brody "Roll That Barrel Out" (Dean Brody); Chad Brownlee "Hood of My Car" (Kelly Archer); Emerson Drive "When I See You Again" (Tebey); High Valley "I Will Stand By You" (Steven Lee Olsen); Jason Blaine "Hillbilly Girl" (Willie Mack); Jaydee Bixby "Tailgate" (Kaci Bolls); and The Higgins "Burn You Back" (Bruce Wallace).

About ole:

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 over 30 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide administration. ole has been named Canadian Country Music Association's Music Publishing Company of the Year for the past four years and earned its first Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Country Song, "White Horse".

Other notable ole awards include: SESAC 2010 #1 Most Performed Song for "White Horse" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); BMI 2010 Most Performed Song for "White Horse"(Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); 2009 SESAC #1 Most Performed Song for "White Horse" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); 2009 BMI Award Most Performed Song for Dierks Bentley's "Trying To Stop Your Leaving" (Brett Beavers/James Beavers); 2010 SOCAN Country Music Award for" One Last Sundown" (Performed by Doc Walker), 2010 SOCAN International Television Series Music Award for "6Teen", 2009 SOCAN Country Music Award for "Beautiful Life" by Doc Walker; 2009 SOCAN News & Sports Television Programming Music Award for CBC News: Today by composer Jack Lenz; 2008 BMI Award Most Performed Song for "Me and God" (Josh Turner); 2008 SOCAN International Television Series Music Award for Franklin; 2008 SOCAN Domestic Animated Television Series Music Award for 6Teen; 2008 SESAC Recurrent Country Performance Activity for "Teardrops on My Guitar" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift); and 2008 SESAC Country Performance Activity for "Picture to Burn" (Liz Rose/Taylor Swift).

The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 40,000 hours of TV music across all genres. ole has completed over $105MM USD in acquisitions, including purchases of music catalogs: Blacktop, Jody Williams Music, Chris Wallin, Rick Giles, Balmur, Keith Follese, Lighthouse, Frank Myers, Dream Warriors, Encore, David Tyson, and Marsfilm Music. ole has also purchased the worldwide music rights for TV catalogs such as WGBH, Cookie Jar, Cineflix, and recently, "The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That".

ole is committed to the creative development of its 6o+ staff songwriters, legacy writers and composers and the cultivation of our catalogs and client catalogs. ole has ongoing co-ventures with Last Gang Publishing (Alt Rock), Roots Three Music (Country) and tanjola (Pop/Rock/Urban).

ole is an expert in administrating and sub-publishing music copyrights and has concluded worldwide publishing administration agreements with some of the world's leading songwriters, publishers and film and television producers. adminow, ole's online portal delivering leading edge client account transparency, was launched recently and demonstrates ole's commitment to world-class client service and being on the leading edge of IT.

Notable copyrights for ole include Taylor Swift singles - "Fearless", "White Horse", "Tim McGraw," "Picture To Burn", "Teardrops On My Guitar"; Rascal Flatts' "Why Wait"; Kelly Clarkson's "Miss Independent"; "Can't Hold Us Down" by Christina Aguilera featuring Lil' Kim; "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles; Craig Morgan's "That's What I Love About Sunday"; "Something Like That", Tim McGraw; "S.O.S (Let The Music Play)" performed by Jordin Sparks.

ole is committed to being the best and most innovative global destination for world-class songwriters, composers, and management talent, and the first choice music source for creators in all media.

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Gilles Godard
Chief Creative Officer