NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess) — Music publisher Spirit Music Group has appointed Frank Rogers to Chief Executive Officer for their Nashville operation, where he will oversee creative and operations.
“Frank Rogers is a rare talent — from his ability to produce and write #1 hits to his amazing business acumen,” said Jon Singer, Chairman, Spirit Music Group. “Frank has a vision for Spirit Music Nashville and I have no doubt he will execute on that vision and exceed expectations. We are fortunate to have Frank lead our talented writers and staff in this next chapter. I also want to thank Daniel Hill for all of his years of service and have the utmost respect for him.”
Rogers comes to his new role with extensive experience as a producer and songwriter who has won Music Row’s Producer of the Year award four times and Billboard’s #1 Hot Country Producer Award from 2006 – 2010.
Rogers has credits with Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Darius Rucker, Phil Vassar, Darryl Worley, and Scotty McCreery to name a few and he has also received five Academy of Country Music awards.
Rogers, who has been a fixture in Nashville since the 1990s, has also co-written several number one country hits, including “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)” by Brad Paisley; “Alright” and “This” by Darius Rucker; “Five More Minutes” and “This Is It” by Scotty McCreery; and “Backroad Song” by Granger Smith.
Rogers joined Spirit Music in 2016 when they teamed up for a joint venture Fluid Music Revolution. The deal also saw Spirit taking over Roger’s one-third interest in certain copyrights of the respected Sea Gayle Music.
Rogers’ appointment comes after Spirit was acquired in January by Jon Singer and Ross Cameron through Lyric Capital, with the deal recapitalizing the music publisher with more than $350 million.