SONG FEEDBACK: Jason Duke

Weekly Nashville Workshops

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 5:45pm

Singer-songwriter Jason Duke, grew up listening to The Eagles, James Taylor, John Prine, Dan Fogelberg and Jackson Browne. When his high school athletics career ended, he fell into a group of musicians that changed the course of his life forever. After graduating high school, Jason, a native of Hendersonville,TN, enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University. It took 6 years, a change of major, a bout with cancer, and a rejection from songwriting class, but he earned his B.S. in Recording Industry Management. While in his 20’s, bartending paid the bills as Jason got his feet wet in the music publishing world. His time spent as a plugger and then a creative director exposed him to catalogs being pitched around town. In 2009, Jason had a unique opportunity to volunteer for Musicians on Call 5 days a week for 3 months as his night job, Hard Rock Cafe, closed down for remodeling. It was during this time that Jason made the decision to move into songwriting. Slowly, steadily, and organically, he began to circle up with writers that he wanted to sign as a publisher. An early champion, Michael Martin, placed Jason in the ASCAP GPS program in 2012. Jason’s work ethic and positive attitude are starting to pay big dividends! He landed his first publishing deal with Dan Hodges Music in January 2015, celebrated his first #1 hit with a song called “Dibs” (Kelsea Ballerini, Ryan Griffin, Josh Kerr, Jason Duke), and is also celebrating his cut "That Could Still Be Us" on Keith Urban's new album RipCORD.