Lauren started interning at Big Yellow Dog Music in early 2014. Owner Carla Wallace was impressed with her song sense and knowledge of songs and songwriters. She was hired full-time as creative manager as soon as she graduated from Belmont University.
Funk has worked with four Grammy winners during her time at Big Yellow Dog – Meghan Trainor, Maren Morris, Josh Kear, and Daniel Tashian. Songs she has had a hand in getting cut include “Hometown Girl” (Josh Turner), “Get To You” (Michael Ray), and “Ring On Every Finger” (LoCash) She has also secured cuts with Blake Shelton, Alan Jackson, Dustin Lynch, Chris Lane, Jessie James Decker, Gary Allen, Sara Evans, and Logan Mize.
Lauren was instrumental in developing and setting up co-writes for Sony Nashville’s Tenille Townes as well as signing Dave Pittenger (cuts with Tenille Arts, Jessie James Decker, and Chase Bryant) Jim Beavers who has had nine number one singles including Luke Bryan’s “Drink A Beer” and Chris Stapleton’s “Parachute”. Her most recent signing at Big Yellow Dog is songwriter and producer Zarni deVette. deVette claimed the No. 1 spot on iTunes All Genre/Country and reached the No. 2 on Billboard’s Country Digital Sales Chart with her song “Somebody Does,” recorded by country duo Tigirlily.
Phillip White is a three time number one hit songwriter, an Academy of Country Music award winner, and Grammy nominated songwriter and producer that writes songs for some of the biggest artists in the business. George Strait, Luke Bryan, Chris Ledoux, Vince Gill, Darius Rucker, Reba, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, and Jake Owen are some of the artists that have recorded Phillip's work. Among these include the 2003 ACM Song of the Year, the Rascal Flatts smash "I'm Movin' On," the theme song for Reba's self titled hit TV show "I'm A Survivor," and Blake Shelton's "Nobody But Me."
As a performer, White has played some of the most legendary venues in the nation, including the Ryman Auditorium, The Grand Ol Opry House, The Station Inn, The Louisiana Hayride, The Bluebird Cafe, The Disney Theater, and The Florida Theater, just to name a few. Phillip’s debut album, Movin’ On Sessions Vol. 1, was released on June 21st, 2019 and Movin’ On Sessions Vol. 2 was released this year. Phillip is also a board member on the Muscle Shoals Songwriters Foundation Board.
Brice has enjoyed a successful 25 year music career. As a songwriter he has had cuts with Garth Brooks, George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Hank Williams Jr, Randy Houser, Josh Turner, Reba McEntire, Gary Allan, Chris Young, Jon Pardi, The Grascals, Casey James, Darryl Worley, Randy Travis, Craig Campbell, Gretchen Wilson, John Michael Montgomery, Porter Wagoner and many more.
Brice’s songwriting hits include the #1 singles “Heartache On The Dance Floor” by Jon Pardi and “Nothing On But The Radio” by Gary Allan. Randy Houser’s “Like a Cowboy”, a song that also garnered Brice a CMA nomination for Song of the Year. Other recent chart toppers are Randy Houser’s debut single, “Anything Goes”, “Today” from Gary Allan, Casey James’ “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night” and Jon Pardi’s, “What I Can’t Put Down”.
Brice Long is signed to Sony Music Publishing. He is a native of Hopkinsville, KY. His self-titled album is available on iTunes or wherever digital music is streamed and sold.
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