(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Cal Turner and Daniel Hill of Cal IV Entertainment and producer Byron Gallimore have formed new co-publishing venture between Cal IV and Gallimore’s Song Garden Music. Initial signings under the agreement include songwriters Kris Bergsnes and Billy Yates. Songplugger Rusty Gaston will continue as Song Garden’s professional manager, and Cal IV will provide all administration services.
The union of Cal IV and Gallimore brings together one of the industry’s most successful young independent publishing companies and one of its most successful producers. Gallimore’s many production credits include multi-platinum success with Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Jo Dee Messina.
Cal IV ‘s catalogue includes such hits as Dr. Hook’s 'Sharing the Night Together,' Faith Hill’s 'Breathe,' Lonestar’s 'Everything’s Changed' and George Strait’s 50th #1 hit, 'She’ll Leave You With a Smile.' The publishing company’s most recent chart success is McGraw’s #1 'Watch the Wind Blow By.'
'We are proud of our new association with Byron, Rusty, and the entire Song Garden team,' said Hill. 'This venture brings together two independent publishers that will help each other build upon our respective strengths. Byron is a brilliant producer and song man, and we look forward to a successful collaboration.'
'Cal IV is well established as one of the most successful independent publishers in Nashville,' Gallimore said, 'I am extremely excited about what we will achieve working as a team.' –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen