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Carla Wallace, Class of 1996, Honored with Music City Milestone Award

Wednesday, February 19, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Photo (L-R): Dan Keen (Curb College), Kerry O’Neil (Big Yellow Dog Music), LeAnn Phelan (ASCAP Nashville), Carla Wallace (Big Yellow Dog Music), Josh Kear (ASCAP 2013 Songwriter of the Year), Wesley Bulla (Curb College) and Sarah Cates (Curb College).

The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, alongside industry partner ASCAP, honored alumna Carla Wallace '96, as the fifth recipient of the Music City Milestone Award (MCMA).

Wallace is co-owner and general manager of Big Yellow Dog Music, an independent music publishing company based in Nashville. Wallace began working at Little Big Town Music, where she met Kerry O’Neil in 1998. That same year, O’Neil and Wallace opened the doors to Big Yellow Dog Music, publishing home to such country hits as Luke Bryan’s "Drunk on You,” Carrie Underwood’s "Blown Away” and George Strait’s "Love’s Gonna Make It Alright.” The company has had several nominations and wins from the American Country Music awards, ASCAP Country Music Awards, CMA Awards and many more.

LeAnn Phelan, co-head of ASCAP Nashville and a past MCMA recipient, said, "Carla Wallace is passionate and committed to songwriters, fearless as a music publisher, a master at creating opportunities for her writers, and open to all kinds of great music. ASCAP is honored to be a part of her special night.”

The MCMA celebrates Belmont’s connection with the Nashville music industry, while also recognizing a Belmont graduate who has achieved truly superlative success in the entertainment and music industries early in their career.


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