Jordan Schmidt

A native of Duluth, Minnesota, songwriter/producer Jordan Schmidt has immersed himself in the Tree Vibez mindset of passionate creativity since first picking up a guitar at the age of 10. By 16, he was already recording local artists, and followed that calling all the way to College Park, Maryland, where he sharpened his skills as an assistant to Platinum-certified producer Matt Squire (The Used, Panic! At the Disco, One Direction, Kesha). After returning to Minneapolis, Schmidt established himself as an in-demand producer by working with acts such as All Time Low, Metro Station, Motion City Soundtrack, and Quietdrive. In 2012 he moved to Nashville to focus on songwriting, and after joining the Tree Vibez Music family in 2015 Schmidt has become one of the hottest new tunesmiths in country music. His diverse catalog of superstar cuts include 10 Florida Georgia Line songs such as the single “Smooth,” “Island,” and “Life Is a Honeymoon” (featuring Ziggy Marley), Old Dominion’s “New York At Night,” Granger Smith’s “If the Boot Fits” and “Happens Like That” and Rodney Atkins’ record-breaking "Caught Up In The Country.” In 2016, Schmidt reached another career milestone, scoring his first-ever #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart with Jason Aldean’s GOLD-CERTIFIED “Lights Come On.” 3 other PLATINUM-CERTIFIED #1 songs have followed including Jason Aldean’s “You Make It Easy,”  Mitchell Tenpenny’s “Drunk Me” and Kane Brown’s “What Ifs” (featuring Lauren Alaina) which has been certified 4x PLATINUM. With Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country” also recently topping the charts the charts and becoming Jordan’s FIFTH #1 song, it’s clear there’s a lot more to come from this hitmaker.

Daniel Ross

Daniel Ross is a fearless creator and modern country songwriter/producer who grew up in Hope Mills, North Carolina, beginning his music career as a touring musician at the tender age of 16. A former member of the rock band Divided By Friday, Ross started recording local acts while still in college at Western Carolina University, and eventually built his own studio while perusing a degree in Public Relations. With an unquenchable thirst for pushing musical boundaries, Ross is well versed in a wide range of styles – from indie rock and alt-pop to new-school R&B – and he soon began writing country songs with a group of friends. Moving to Nashville upon graduation, he dove head first into Music City’s songwriting community and was invited to board the Tree Vibez Music bus to write with Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley in 2016. Discovering an instant musical kinship with the TVM founders, he signed a joint publishing deal with TVM and Big Machine Music in 2017. Since then, Ross has had songs recorded by Jake Owen, Morgan Wallen, Baylee Littrell, Robert Counts, LöKii, Steep Canyon Rangers, Troy Cartwright and Joey Hendricks and currently has 2 singles climbing the charts with Eli Young Band’s “Break It In” and Seaforth’s “Love That.”

Corey Crowder

One of Nashville’s elite songwriter/producers, Corey Crowder is best known for his ongoing collaboration with country star Chris Young. Raised in Loganville, Georgia, Crowder began his career as an aspiring artist, but moved to Nashville in 2010 to focus his efforts on behind-the-scenes hit making. Since then, he’s earned a place at the top of the charts multiple times, including in 2015 with Young’s PLATINUM-certified three-week #1 “I’m Comin’ Over”, in 2016 with Young’s PLATINUM #1 “Think of You” (featuring Cassadee Pope) and in 2018 with Young’s “Hangin’ On”. Also in 2015, Crowder scored his first #1 as a producer with Young’s GOLD-certified album, I’M COMIN’ OVER. The pair forged a musical brotherhood and have gone on to co-produce Young’s IT MUST BE CHRISTMAS and LOSING SLEEP, a project which includes seven more Crowder-penned tracks. As a songwriter, Corey's current singles include Young’s “Raised on Country”, RaeLynn’s “Tailgate,” LoCash's “Feels Like A Party," Mason Ramsey's “Famous" and Dylan Schneider's “How Does It Sound." In addition he’s had a Top 20 single with A Thousand Horses- “(This Ain’t No) Drunk Dial”- and multiple Top 10 Canadian hits by Jess Moskaluke and Tim Hicks. His in-demand songs have been cut by Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Chris Janson, Justin Moore, Cale Dodds, Jon Pardi, Cole Swindell, Morgan Wallen and Michael Ray while also earning placements on hit TV shows like Nashville, One Tree Hill, The Biggest Loser, The Real World, and Gainesville. Crowder’s production credits include work by Chris Young, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, LoCash, Cale Dodds, A Thousand Horses, Seth Ennis, James Otto, Eric Paslay and Jamie Lynn Spears, among others. Corey is currently signed to Tree Vibez Music (owned by Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley) and he is an Academy of Country Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and Grammy nominee.


Two-time ACM New Female Vocalist nominee RaeLynn is continuing to redefine country music with her gift for storytelling through songwriting, accented by a one-of-a-kind, electric personality. The Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville recording artist penned her “instantly-singable” (Taste of Country) single “Tailgate” alongside Canaan Smith, Corey Crowder and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and recently dropped “a celebration of letting one’s wild side come out” (Rolling Stone) with her upbeat country rocker “Rowdy.” Her empowering anthem “Queens Don’t” showed off another side of the rising star and has earned upwards of 20 million on-demand streams without radio airplay, adding to her cumulative career streaming total of more than 300 million to date. In 2018, RaeLynn became the first country artist to represent a global Too Faced cosmetics line, less than a year after releasing her debut album WildHorse. The widely lauded project, which arrived at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart and Top 10 on Billboard’s All-Genre Albums Sales Chart upon release, was recognized among the best country albums of 2017 by Rolling Stone, UPROXX and Stereogum. RaeLynn co-wrote 11 of the 12 tracks on the record, including the critically-acclaimed and emotionally powerful GOLD-certified single “Love Triangle.” With tour credits including runs with Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, FGL, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, she’s currently on the road as part of Kane Brown’s Live Forever Tour.

Canaan Smith

Rolling Stone raves, “If you haven’t heard of Canaan Smith yet, chances are you will be hearing quite a bit of him...overall, we feel the singer-songwriter is one of the sharper artists to keep an eye on.”

Possessing a smooth, evocative voice, Smith could have pursued success in any genre of music, but was always drawn to country. “It’s all about the stories,” Smith says. “You can listen to a country song and it will raise the hair on your arms. I’m a people person and I love being able to connect with people so it makes the most sense for me to be able to tell my stories and connect with people via country music. I want them to find a piece of themselves in the music. I want them to be moved by it. I want it to hurt. I want it to celebrate. I want them to feel like they can take on the world.”

Canaan Smith’s debut album, Bronco, which includes the RIAA Platinum-Certified #1 Hit, “Love You Like That” debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart. “Love You Like That” is also one of the top streaming tracks from all new artists in country music, besting many songs from the genre’s superstars.

Canaan is hard at work on new music and has given fans a taste of what’s to come; his digital smash, “This Night Back” has already racked up 25 million streams.

Canaan’s reputation as a road warrior and one of the top live performers in country music has not happened by accident. Along with his headlining dates, he has been burning up the highways in recent years with the likes of Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert and Kip Moore; playing well over 550 shows for more than two million fans.

Ernest K. Smith

A man of many names and even more talents, Ern is set to change the way people think about Nashville. Having grown up in Nashville, Ernest spent his adolescent years making beats and learning banjo while listening to hip-hop. For someone who’s always bent the rules and eschewed the predictable, it is without surprise that Ern’s music palate is as diverse as his story.

Adopted at a mere three weeks old and the victim of a freak heart attack his senior year of high school, surmounting ridiculous odds has always been a gift—not a curse—for Ernest K.

He took in everything he could, from Metal to John Mayer to the country classics floating in the air of Nashville. Out of that curiosity and deep-rooted passion, he began to hone his craft of songwriting.

To date, Ernest has had cuts with various talents including Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Chris Lane, Morgan Wallen, and more.  As of 2018, he writes as a published songwriter through a joint venture between UMPG, Big Loud, & Tree Vibez Music.

Outside of the studio, Ern loves traveling to the islands, wearing bathrobes with Gucci flip-flops, and most importantly, spending time with his beautiful wife, Delaney, and their dogs.

Blake Redferrin

Living life in the fast lane, former professional motocross racer-turned-songwriter Blake Redferrin sold his bikes and relocated to Nashville to pursue his passion for music. Though the 26-year-old White House, TN-native was gifted his first guitar as a preteen by his father who worked for Gibson, Redferrin went full-throttle racing bikes beginning at just six years old. At 18, he went pro, joining the national Arenacross circuit and served as editor-in-chief at Motoplayground Magazine during the same time. His racing career ended after a serious crash along with the unexpected loss off his mother in 2017. Having met Tyler Hubbard through a mutual friend and bonding over their passions of racing and writing, Redferrin officially joined the Tree Vibez Music family in 2019 and has been quickly accelerating since.