Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 11:30am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Independent publisher Jody Williams Songs (JWS) announced today the signing of three uniquely talented music creators to its growing roster. Andy Austin and Harper O’Neill individually ink a publishing deal with JWS and Warner Chappell Music, while Trent Dabbs joins JWS as a writer management client. 
Nina Jenkins Fisher, Sr. Director, Creative, commented, “As songwriters Andy, Harper and Trent occupy completely different lanes and bring exciting opportunities to our company. We are fortunate to be working with them.” 
A Kannapolis, NC native and University of North Carolina Wilmington graduate, writer-artist Andy Austin has been writing and performing in Nashville since 2018. A vocalist with a natural tenor, Austin’s music embodies neo-traditional sensibilities reminiscent of 80’s and 90’s country music. Austin is a member of a trio with Dan Alley and Sam Banks. Their three-part harmonies are reminiscent of Diamond Rio and Shenandoah, and their original songs are equally as captivating. Their popular performances at The Scoreboard Bar & Grill have become a must-see weekly event. 
Harper O’Neill is a writer-artist from Richardson, Texas and a graduate of University of Texas Austin who has been pursuing her artist career in Nashville for the past four years. O’Neill’s music is a bluesy blend of Norah Jones and Bonnie Raitt, with a strong songwriting nod to her musical hero Carole King. As a writer, O’Neill collaborates with a tribe of like-minded writer-artists such as Meg McCree, Ben Chapman, Collin Nash, and Aaron Raitiere. The first single from her debut EP, produced by Jake Gear, will be released this fall.
Trent Dabbs is a writer, producer and the consummate collaborator. Between his own artist career, writing with and producing other artists, and the world of sync, Dabbs is at home in almost any setting. You can find his songs everywhere from Kacey Musgraves’ GRAMMY Award winning album, Golden Hour (‘High Horse”) to hundreds of films and TV shows including “Greys Anatomy,” “Love is Blind,” “Vampire Diaries,” “Nashville” and more. COIN, Anderson East, Caylee Hammack, Natalie Hemby, Lady A, Little Big Town, Ingrid Michaelson (“Girls Chase Boys”) and NEEDTOBREATHE are among the artists who have penned and recorded Dabbs’ songs. JWS as writer managers will handle calendar duties for Dabbs primarily in the areas of Country and Americana.
These three join a multi-faceted roster of innovative artists, writers and producers represented by JWS including Greg Bates, Nathan Chapman, Vince Gill, Natalie Hemby, Peytan Porter, Jason Nix, Jeremy Spillman, Driver Williams and Ashley McBryde.
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