(Front row, l. to r.) - Tara Joseph, Big Plan Holdings/Edgehill Music Publishing Co-Founder; CJ Solar; Brandy Gibson, Big Plan Holdings VP of Operations.
(Back Row, l. to r.) - Josh Joseph, Big Plan Holdings/Edgehill Music Publishing Co-Founder & CEO; Matthew Jafari, Edgehill Music Publishing VP of Operations; Spencer Rabin, Edgehill Music Publishing writer/producer; Craig Campbell, Campbell Entertainment; Kent Wells, Edgehill Music Publishing Creative Director.
Photo: Katie Larson
Edgehill Music Publishing has signed award-winning artist and songwriter CJ Solar to an exclusive publishing agreement, it was announced by Edgehill co-founders Josh and Tara Joseph. A native of Baton Rouge and Belmont University graduate, Solar has penned #1 singles for Morgan Wallen and Jameson Rodgers and has had cuts by numerous artists.
“We’ve been keeping an eye on CJ just waiting for the day he became a free agent,” said Josh Joseph. “He’s an amazing talent, and we are honored to have him as the flagship writer at Edgehill Music Publishing.”
Solar has scored two #1 hits as a songwriter: Morgan Wallen’s “Up Down” featuring Florida Georgia Line and Jameson Rodgers’ “Some Girls.” “Up Down” earned him awards from ASCAP and Nashville Songwriters Association International. He co-wrote Jason Aldean’s “I Don’t Drink Anymore,” Justin Moore’s “Between You & Me,” Jerrod Niemann’s “The Regulars” and Top 30 “Blue Bandana” and more. He hit #1 on the Texas Chart with Mike Ryan’s “Damn Good Goodbye” and Kyle Park’s “What the Heaven.”“Edgehill is an amazing company with people who thrive on creativity and connection,” said Solar. It’s the perfect place for me both as a songwriter and an artist, and I can’t wait to see what the coming years bring.”
As an artist, CJ has released three EPs yielding the Top 15 hits “American Girls” and “Airplane” and the Top 10 “Coming My Way.” He received the MusicRow Independent Artist of the Year Award in 2019. He tours coast-to-coast headlining his own dates and opening for the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special, Gary Allan, Chris Janson, Hank Jr, Aaron Watson and others.
“Our motto at Edgehill is ‘We are entrepreneurs. We are investors. We are Family,’ and CJ fits that perfectly,” added Tara Joseph. “He brings a wealth of experience as a writer and artist, and we look forward to building on that success.”
“All of us at Edgehill Music are very excited to welcome CJ to the family and the team,” said producer Kent Wells, who in addition to signing as an Edgehill writer, serves as Creative Director in a joint venture with the company to develop artists and writers. “His strength as both an artist and writer, along with his spirit, make him a great fit for the roster we are building.”
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