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The Latest Industry News for the Exciting World of Production.
By: Nashville, TN | Feb 7, 2012
Parallel Music Publishing in Nashville is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning songwriter Brian Maher to its publishing roster. Maher, who signed with the company in December and is probably best known for co-penning Justin Moore's "Small Town USA" with songwriter and producer Jeremy Stover, joins recently on-boarded songsmith Blake Chaffin to Parallel's quickly expanding roster.
"Brain is a great friend and a talented songwriter," said Stover. "I expect amazing things to come from his new relationship with Parallel."
The son of famed Nashville producer/songwriter Brent Maher, Brian grew up around a studio and with some of the biggest names in the business (Dionne Warwick, Sly Stone, Bobby Darrin, Kenny Rogers, etc.). He even went to school with the Judds, an act his father discovered and made famous.
"There never was a conscious decision to strive for a creative career in the industry," explains Maher. "I was just constantly around it...it was already a part of my life. So writing and producing were something that kind of just happened through osmosis...it was just something I naturally absorbed."
By the age of 21, Brian had already landed his first publishing deal with Moraine Music Group. Throughout the years, Maher has bolstered the catalogs of Welk Music and Warner Brothers publishing groups, landed cuts by such artists as Taylor Swift, Justin Moore, Lonestar, Emerson Drive, Danielle Peck and Randy Montana and has received numerous awards and recognitions by ASCAP, NSAI and Billboard (to name a few).
Maher is now beginning a new chapter in songwriting with Parallel Music Publishing and is anxious to get to work.
"I feel very fortunate to work with such a talented group of people," expressed Maher. "Parallel's influence in the entertainment industry reaches far beyond that of a typical Nashville publishing company," he adds. "I am really excited about the additional opportunities our relationship will bring."
Parallel Music Publishing is part of Los Angeles-based Parallel Entertainment, a full-service talent management and production company. It has produced everything from motion pictures to music albums, to programming for a variety of cable television networks. Its talent roster boasts some of comedy's most notable acts like Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall and Lisa Lampanelli, as well as music acts like Zella Day and Warner Music Nashville recording artist Dean Alexander. It also manages actors including former CMT Insider host Lance Smith. The Nashville publishing company is a partnership between Tim Hunze, Parallel Entertainment Founder & CEO J.P. Williams and C.T. Wyatt, who runs the Nashville office of Parallel Entertainment.
About Parallel Entertainment
Founded in 1991 by CEO J.P. Williams, Parallel Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based talent management and production company. Parallel develops, finances and produces a wide range of entertainment projects, including feature films; DVD premiere features; comedy and music albums; and television series and specials for network and cable. The filmed entertainment productions include several one-hour specials for Comedy Central and HBO; and several motion pictures, including Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie; Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again and Larry the Cable Guy: Heath Inspector, Delta Farce, Witless Protection for theatrical release. For more information on Parallel Entertainment, please visit: parallelentertainment.com.