Nashville, Tennessee (February 12, 2016) Performing Rights organization SESAC congratulates songwriter Jerry Salley for his contributions to the 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards which will broadcast live February 15, 2016 from Staples Center in Los Angeles. Salley co-wrote a song on the album Traveller, recorded by new country sensation Chris Stapleton. Traveller has received multi-GRAMMY nominations including Album Of The Year and Best Country Album Of The Year. Stapleton is scheduled to perform on the televised event. In addition to the GRAMMY nominations, the Traveller project is also nominated for the 51st Annual Academy of Country Music Award for Album Of The Year.
Salley is also a co-writer on no less than three (3) songs on the GRAMMY nominated Best Bluegrass Album of the Year, The Muscle Shoals Recordings, by The Steeldrivers.
Salley has started off 2016 strong with a chart topping bluegrass song, “Long Way Down”, recorded by the Steeldrivers and currently has a song in the top 10 Bluegrass charts with “It Could Have Been The Mandolin”, recorded by and co-written with Donna Ulisse. In addition, he has recently had multiple cuts by over 5 different country, bluegrass and Gospel artists that will be released later this spring.
While keeping a busy writing schedule, Jerry Salley is also heavily promoting his latest solo project, Gospel From My Grassroots, an all bluegrass gospel project. Salley is currently booked at several churches and church events this winter/spring including the Fellowship Church in Englewood, Florida later this month and Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia in March. Visit Jerry’s website, www.jerrysalley.com, for a full listing of scheduled appearances.
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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 Trio” (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 – Gospel From My Grassroots”, 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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