Reservoir Media, Inc., an award-winning independent music company, announced a publishing deal for the future works of seven-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-Platinum-selling writer-producer Brent Maher. This deal builds on the Company’s 2018 acquisition of rights to Maher’s full catalog.
Maher is best known for his hit collaborations with country duo The Judds, whom he discovered in 1983 and would go on to produce all 10 of their albums. He notably co-wrote and produced “Why Not Me” by the duo, which topped Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and earned Maher the Academy of Country Music Song of the Year Award. Maher has also worked on many of The Judds’ other hits like “Girls Night Out,” “Rockin’ with the Rhythm of the Rain,” “I Know Where I’m Going,” “Let Me Tell You About Love,” and “Born To Be Blue,” among others.
In celebration of The Judds’ 40th anniversary, some of music’s biggest stars have come together for a compilation album celebrating the duo’s discography entitled, A Tribute To The Judds. Maher collaborated on all tracks but one off the album, which was released on October 27th. The album features stars from country music and beyond, including Wynonna Judd, Blake Shelton, Dollie Parton, Gwen Stefani, Jelly Roll, Reba McEntire, and many more.
Beyond his work with The Judds, Maher has also co-written several hits by Johnny Reid, including the CCMA Single of the Year “A Woman Like You” and Juno nominated Single of the Year “Let’s Go Higher.” Maher additionally counts Tanya Tucker, Dottie West, Tina Turner, Kenny Rogers, and more amongst his esteemed collaborators. He is also an award-winning engineer, with notable credits including Ike and Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary,” and The 5th Dimension’s “Age of Aquarius,” plus titles by Willie Nelson, Duke Ellington, Chuck Berry, Sammy Davis Jr. Gladys Knight, Sly and the Family Stone, and more.
On signing with Reservoir, Maher said, “I’m very happy to be in business with John and the entire staff at Reservoir on my new endeavors and back catalog.”