Chris DuBois

Charles Christopher DuBois is a songwriter and music publisher based out of Nashville, Tennessee. DuBois began his music career as ASCAP Nashville Director of Membership in 1993. He left ASCAP in 1999 to form Sea Gayle Music with business partners Brad Paisley and Frank Rogers. Since that time, Sea Gayle has become one of the most successful independent publishing companies in all of music.[1] In 2010 and 2011, Sea Gayle was named ASCAP Country Publisher of the Year. It was the first time since 1982 that an independent publishing company had won that award. In 2009, Sea Gayle Music launched Sea Gayle Records as an imprint of Sony Music Nashville.[2]

Chris DuBois
Birth nameCharles Christopher DuBois
BornStillwater, Oklahoma
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Songwriter
Music Publisher
Record Label Executive
Years active1999-present
Associated actsBrad Paisley, Brent Anderson, Jerrod Niemann

As a songwriter, DuBois has had more than 30 Top 20 singles including 17 songs that have reached No. 1. DuBois has been the recipient of over 30 ASCAP awards and in 2004 was named ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year.[3] DuBois was also named NSAI Songwriter of the Year for 2010 and 2011.[4]

DuBois began serving as Paisley's executive producer in 2005 on the album Time Well Wasted which won ACM and CMA awards for Album of the Year.[5][6] DuBois has continued his role as executive producer for the Paisley albums 5th Gear, American Saturday Night, This is Country Music, Wheelhouse and ‘’Moonshine in The Trunk’’. Chris also co-produced the breakout WB debut album for Chris Janson and “Fix a Drink” from the Chris Janson album ‘’Everybody’’.

Charting SinglesEdit

Number One SongsEdit

Year Song Artist Peak chart positions
US Country R&R / Aircheck
2000 "We Danced" Brad Paisley #1 #1
2003 "19 Somethin'" Mark Wills #1 #1
2005 "Mud On The Tires" Brad Paisley #1 #3
2006 "Your Man" Josh Turner #1 #1
2007 "Online" Brad Paisley #1 #1
2009 "Welcome to the Future" #2 #1
"Then" #1 #1
"It Won't Be Like This For Long" Darius Rucker #1 #1
2010 "Anything Like Me" Brad Paisley #1 #1
"Water" #1 #1
2011 "Remind Me" Brad Paisley duet with Carrie Underwood #1 #1
"Old Alabama" Brad Paisley #1 #1
2013 "Beat This Summer" #2 #1
"Southern Comfort Zone" #2 #1
2015 "Buy Me A Boat" Chris Janson #3 #1
2017 "Today" Brad Paisley #1 #1
"Fix a Drink" Chris Janson #1 #1

Other HitsEdit

Year Song Artist Peak chart positions
US Country R&R / Aircheck
1999 "Who Needs Pictures" Brad Paisley #12 #10
2000 "Me Neither" #18 #16
2002 "Wrapped Around" #2 #2
2003 "I Wish You'd Stay" #7 #8
2004 "Little Moments" #2 #3
"I Love You This Much" Jimmy Wayne #6 #6
2007 "The More I Drink" Blake Shelton #19 #19
2010 "This Ain't Nothin'" Craig Morgan #13 #13
2011 "This Is Country Music" Brad Paisley #2 #2
2012 "Camouflage" #15 #14
2013 "Easy" Sheryl Crow #17 #17
2014 "The Mona Lisa" Brad Paisley #19 #18

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Miner, Maurice. "Full Force Gayle", ASCAP Playback Magazine, June 2004. Retrieved on 2010-6-11.
  2. ^ Gayle Thompson. "Brad Paisley Launches New Record Label", "The Boot", November 2009. Retrieved on 2011-10-19.
  3. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (November 20, 2004). “Thrasher, DuBois Top ASCAP Writers”. Billboard, p. 61.
  4. ^ "NSAI" Retrieved on 2011-10-19.
  5. ^ Academy of Country Music
  6. ^ Country Music Association Past Winners Archived January 28, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 2011-10-19.