Jerry Salley Signs with Brentwood-Benson
SESAC-affiliated singer/songwriter Jerry Salley has signed an agreement with Brentwood-Benson Publishing for representation. Salley, SESAC’s 2003 Country Songwriter Of The Year, joined executives with Brentwood-Benson for a visit to SESAC’s Nashville headquarters to mark the new partnership.
Pictured (standing, left to right): SESAC’s Amy Beth Hale, Brentwood-Benson Publishing’s Dale Mathews and SESAC’s Tim Fink. Front (seated, left to right): Jerry Salley and Brentwood-Benson Publishing’s Stacey Willbur. PHOTO: Peyton Hoge
Originally from Chillicothe, Ohio, Jerry Salley has been writing and singing in Nashville since 1982. To date, he has had 300 songs recorded in his career, including; "I'm Gonna Take That Mountain" - Reba McEntire, "Breaking New Ground" - Wild Rose/Universal Records, "I Fell in the Water" - John Anderson/BNA Records, "How Do You Sleep at Night" - Wade Hayes/DCK/Columbia Records, and ten (10) top twenty gospel songs.
As an artist, Jerry has performed on numerous stage 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.
In addition to his "SESAC Country Music Songwriter of the Year" award and Dove recognition from the Gospel Music Association, Jerry has received numerous awards from different associations for his songwriting accomplishments (NSAI, SESAC, Gospel Voice Magazine, etc.).
Along with friends Carl Jackson and Larry Cordle, the trio (Cordle, Jackson & Salley) have recorded the song "You're Runnin' Wild" on the new Louvin Brothers Tribute on Universal-South Records, which features numerous country music stars singing songs made famous by the legendary duo.