• Spirit Extends Agreement with Hit Songwriter Jim Collins
    Spirit Extends Agreement with Hit Songwriter Jim Collins
Friday, September 19, 2014

(Pictured from L-R, Brian Bradford-Director of Administration, Spirit Music Nashville; Carrie Gallo-Creative Director, Spirit Music Nashville;
Jim Collins; 
Billy Lynn-VP, Creative-Spirit Music Nashville; Daniel Hill-President, Spirit Music Nashville)

NASHVILLE, TN (September 19, 2014) - Spirit Music Nashville (formerly Cal IV Entertainment) has extended its exclusive publishing agreement with songwriter Jim Collins. Collins first joined Cal IV Entertainment in 2006. Spirit Music Nashville originated from Spirit Music Group’s recent acquisition of Cal IV Entertainment.

Collins moved to Nashville from Houston, Texas, in 1995. He has scored hits including "She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy," "Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven," and "The Good Stuff" (all recorded by Kenny Chesney), "Then They Do" (Trace Adkins), "How Bad Do You Want It" (Tim McGraw), and "Big Green Tractor" (Jason Aldean).

Collins’s "Baby Be My Love Song" is the new single recently released by Mercury artist Easton Corbin, and his songwriting will be featured on upcoming releases by Reba and Dustin Lynch.


Spirit Music Group, founded in 1995, is one of the world's leading independent music publishers, owning and/or managing more than 75,000 songs spanning seven decades and every musical genre. The company's repertoire reflects some of the most beloved songs and songwriters of all time, including hits by Frank Sinatra, Billie Holliday, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Charles Mingus, Dion, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Santana, The Beach Boys, Barbra Streisand, Gladys Knight, Alice Cooper, Pure Prairie League, Chicago, Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, The Go-Go's, Madonna, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Ricky Martin, Keith Urban, Usher, Dido, Jewel, Jason Aldean and Mary J. Blige; the complete catalogs of such iconic songwriters and writer/artists as Pete Townshend, Marc Bolan, Boz Scaggs, The Marshall Tucker Band, Toto, Billy Squier, Andrea Bocelli, Charles Mingus, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Rick Nowels, C&C Music Factory; and the breakthrough work of such newer artists as Scissor Sisters, The Naked & Famous, Matt & Kim, San Cisco, Zooey Deschanel, Eric Paslay, and Big Data.

Spirit has earned a strong reputation as an aggressive royalty administrator and a peerless promoter of its songs into film, television and advertising productions as well as a wide range of new media. In recent years, Spirit has helped transform the publisher's role beyond royalty collection and song promotion to proactive career and legacy partnership by creating and executing marketing plans to revitalize its clients' songs and expand their brands.

Spirit Music Group is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Los Angeles, Nashville and the Netherlands.   Spirit is a portfolio company of Pegasus Capital Advisors, the New York-based private equity fund manager that has been providing creative capital and strategic solutions to growth companies since 1996.


Spirit Music Group Media Contact:

Black Market Creative

Heather Glenn

310.765.1927 x707



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