Receives Fan Favorite AGM Award Nomination
Nashville, Tenn (January 6, 2016) Award winning singer and songwriter Jerry Salley continues to show his ability to pen a great song. Whether he is writing a country, bluegrass or Gospel song, the words always hit the mark with the artists and the fans they sing to. Even though he is no stranger to seeing his songs at the top of the charts, he still appreciates the opportunity to continue to do what he loves and is humbled by the success that it brings not only for himself but for his co-writers and artists.
The latest number one is The SteelDrivers hit titled “Long Way Down”( co-written by Salley, Tammy Rogers and Liz Hengber), recorded on the group’s latest project “The Muscle Shoals Recordings”. It landed at number one on the Bluegrass Today chart for the first week of January. The same chart has another song Jerry co-wrote with Donna Ulisse, “It Could Have Been The Mandolin”, sitting at the number 20 spot.
“I am so excited and feel so blessed to start the new year off with two songs in the top 20 Bluegrass Today chartâ€¦including the number one song in the country, “Long Way Downâ€, for The SteelDrivers!” Jerry stated.
Jerry also received a nomination in the Absolutely Gospel Awardsfor Fan Favorite. This is the only strictly fan nominated category in the awards.
Last fall Jerry released his first all Bluegrass Gospel project titled”Gospel From My Grassroots” which has seen charting success of its own. It definitely has the bluegrass feel that Jerry intended and has had great reviews such as this one from Hallels,
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About Jerry Salley
Referred to by Billboard Magazine as “One of Music Row’s greatest veteran tunesmiths,” Jerry Salley has had over 400 songs recorded in his multi-award winning songwriting career and his songs have sold in excess of 14.5 million records worldwide. Writing and singing in Nashville since 1982, he has written multiple hits in Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Music and may well be the most successful songwriter to have earned equal recognition from all three genres of music. He is a seven-time Dove Award nominee, having won a prestigious Dove for the 1990 Inspirational Song of the Year “His Strength Is Perfect”, (which has now been included in Church Hymnals)recorded by and co-written with Steven Curtis Chapman.
In addition to his Dove recognition, Jerry has received numerous awards from different associations for his songwriting accomplishments (IBMA, NSAI, SESAC, Gospel Voice Magazine, Absolutely Gospel, etc.) including the prestigious award for the “2003 SESAC Country Music Songwriter of the Year”. Along with friends Carl Jackson and Larry Cordle, “The Trioâ€ (Cordle, Jackson & Salley) recorded the song “You’re Running Wild” on the CD entitled “Livin’, Lovin’, Losin’ – Songs Of the Louvin Brothers”, that won the 2003 GRAMMY for Country Album Of The Year.
As an artist, Jerry has been singing since the age of 12 and has performed on numerous stages and shows, including the honor of performing as a soloist many times on the world famous Grand Ole Opry. His television appearances include Late Night with David Letterman, Regis and Kathy Lee, NBC’S Today Show and several different TNN (The Nashville Network) shows. Jerry is excited to release his third solo project , “Jerry Salley â€“ Gospel From My Grassrootsâ€, an all bluegrass gospel album. For more information about Jerry, please visit ww.jerrysalley.com or like his music page on Facebook to keep up with news and performances.
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