Meet the Team
Over the past decade, Brett James has had more than 400 of his songs recorded by some of the biggest artists in the world, from Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts to Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, Kelly Clarkson, and Leona Lewis. His songs have appeared on albums with combined sales of over 100 million copies. He has had 19 #1's, a Grammy in 2006 for "Jesus, Take the Wheel", was named ASCAP's Songwriter of the Year in 2006 and 2010 and appeared on Billboard magazines' year end top ten country songwriters list 7 of those 10 years. Brett’s most recent hits are Carrie Underwood’s “Something In The Water”, her duet with Miranda Lambert, “Something Bad”, Brantley Gilbert’s “Bottoms Up” and Dierks Bentley’s “I Hold On”. In the pop world, he also had the Kelly Clarkson single, “Mr. Know It All” which went 6 weeks #1. As a producer his credits include Taylor Swift, Jessica Simpson, Josh Gracin and Kip Moore.
GENERAL MANAGER/VP CREATIVE
Nate Lowery grew up in Florence, Alabama watching the songwriting business firsthand. His father, songwriter Donny Lowery, scored big with songs like “Old Flames” (Alabama) and “Why Does It Have To Be Wrong or Right” (Restless Heart). After moving to Nashville, he began his career at Windswept Publishing, in the time honored tradition of working in the Tape Copy Room. From there, he was hired by Chris Oglesby to help build his new company, Oglesby Writer Management, which was part of 19 Entertainment, producers of American Idol. His next move was to the newly formed Cornman Music, owned by hit songwriter Brett James. Nate is the GM/VP of Creative for Cornman Music and has been working with Brett for the last 8 years. Nate currently lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Farrah, and their puppy, Towee.
Cady, originally from southern California, graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Music Business Studies and Marketing. From a young age, Cady has dreamed of being a part of the music industry. Making dreams come true for writers and artists is her number one passion. Her first foot in the door to Nashville’s country music world was an internship with SeaGayle Music. After graduating from college, she began her current position as Creative Director at Cornman Music.