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Publishing | Advancing Songwriter's Careers

Nashville Cool is a publishing company on Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee. We represent songwriters, get their music out to the world and get them around town.  Our publishing efforts are focused primarily in the country genre.

Our extensive relationships include producers, fellow publishing companies in town and record labels Warner Music Nashville, SonyUniversal, Broken Bow Records, Curb, Black River Entertainment.

Core skills include:

  • Developing artists and songwriters and leveraging our songwriter's catalogs worldwide.
  • Independent songplugging. We pitch songs to major label and up-and-coming indie artists.
  • Providing music industry consulting, team building and investor relations.
  • Hosting events that advance songwriter's careers.

Our partners include Nashville Rising Song, Consultant Steve Bloch, Mocha Songpluggers Group, Independent Songpluggers Association, The WorkshopGlobal Songwriters Connection, NSAI, Women in Music Business, Nashville Publishers Network,  AIMP and many more.

Event August 10-12

Unsigned Songwriters...three of Nashville’s best-known professional songwriters Dave Pahanish, Jenn Schott and Keesy Timmer are offering to write with selected Unsigned Songwriters.

If you co-write and want to take your career to the next level, check out this event.

Get The "The Real Row"

When artists and songwriters want to know how things really get done in Nashville's music business, this is where they come to.

Real life stories from Music Row in Nashville. How songwriters got publishing deals, artists got signed and what A&R and publishers their own words.


New to Nashville? Ready to take the next step in your career and feeling unsure?

We help a lot of songwriters. Maybe we can help take some of the guess work out of it for you too.

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Zac Grace Publishing Deal Signed

May 23, 2018 Nashville Cool has signed Zac Grace to an exclusive publishing deal. 

Grace is the first artist/writer signed to Nashville Cool.

Zac started his career as a drummer in the Central PA area. Along the way he has opened for Montgomery Gentry, Frankie Ballard, Brothers Osborne, Jason Michael Carroll, Black Hawk, Eric Paslay and Dwight Yoakam and many more.

Nashville Cool Takes Over!

June 28, 2018 Nashville Cool took over Jammin in Jammies at the Frisky Frog on Demonbreun.

Thanks to Megan Ashley and songwriters Joel Shewmake, Nancy Deckant, Dallas Remington, Kenzie Thomson, Joe Hanson, Travis Smith, Jordan Umbach and Jeremy Michael.

Judging Talent

July 2, 2018 Nancy Deckant represented Nashville Cool as judge at Nashville Rising Song's round 9 along with Mason Douglas and host Keith Mohr.

Congratulations to Patrick O'Conner and Greg Pope for being selected to go one to the Semi Final Round!

Robby Hopkins Single Song Contracts Signed

July 9, 2018 Robby Hopkins signed single song contracts with Nashville Cool for multiple songs.

"Robby's an amazing writer. His work is right up George Straight's alley. He [Robby] learned his craft from long time friend and co-writer Kim Williams who we all deeply miss." says Nashville Cool's Nancy Deckant.

Featured Songwriters

Dave Pahanish is a 3 time #1 hit Billboard Country songwriter. He penned Tobey Keith’s “American Ride”, Jimmy Wayne’s “Do You Believe Me Now?” and Keith Urban’s “Without You". Find out how he got a publishing deal in his own words.

Jenn Shott co-wrote Mickey Guyton’s debut single, “Better Than You Left Me,” which was named one of Billboard’s 10 Best Country Songs of 2015.

“Well we were writing, it was me, Kelsea Ballerini and her producer Forest Glen Whitehead. We were just hanging out and having a little chat, and I said something to Kelsea, and Kelsey said…Yeah Boy! We ended up writing “Yeah Boy.” - Keesy Timmer