CONCORD MUSIC SIGNS SONGWRITER BLAIR DALY TO WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING AGREEMENT
Concord Music is proud to announce the signing of songwriter/producer Blair Daly. Daly is an internationally known songwriter whose ability to craft hooks, both lyrically and musically, has resulted in hits on numerous charts including country, pop, rock, dance, and Christian. Daly’s songs have been recorded by artists ranging from Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, and Tim McGraw to Halestorm, Saliva, Chicago, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Some of his hits include Uncle Kracker’s international smash, "Smile,” and number ones for Kelly Clarkson ("People Like Us”), Kip Moore ("Beer Money”), Rascal Flatts ("Stand”), as well as the Dove Award-nominated "Zombie” for We As Human and the title track to Little Big Town’s "Pain Killer.”
As is evident from the cuts listed above, Daly is a musical chameleon who lets the artist’s vision be the driving force behind his writing sessions. His songwriting is all about the artist, so he tries to be the best collaborator possible. He delivers whatever is needed in an individual writing session, whether it is creating the lyrics, melody, or tracks. "I try to find a unique idea and pull something out of the artist that really means something to them, versus just writing a song that sounds like a hit,” he says. "The most important thing to me is that they want to come back and they have a good time doing it.”
"Blair is the consummate pro in any room, writing for any genre. He has the fiercest passion for writing hits across the musical spectrum and a focus that is unparalleled. On top of that, he's one of the most genuine, kind people I've known. We couldn't be more proud to get to work with him," comments Concord Music Vice President of Creative, Brad Kennard.
Some others who have recorded Daly’s songs include Big & Rich ("That’s Why I Pray and "Wild West Show”), O.A.R. ("Peace”), Scott Stapp ("Dying to Live”), Sixx:AM, ("Skin”), Hunter Hayes ("You Should Be Loved”), and Backstreet Boys ("Crawling Back to You”), and many more.