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 Florida Georgia Line’s “Smooth,” “Island,” and “Life Is a Honeymoon” (featuring Ziggy Marley), Old Dominion’s “New York At Night,” Chris Lane’s “All About You,” and Granger Smith’s “If the Boot Fits.” In 2016, Schmidt reached another career milestone, scoring his first-ever #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart with Jason Aldean’s “Lights Come On.” The single has since been certified GOLD. In 2017, Schmidt scored another #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart with Kane Brown’s “What Ifs” (featuring Lauren Alaina). This single has since been certified DOUBLE PLATINUM. His most recent singles include Jason Aldean’s “You Make It Easy”, Granger Smith’s “Happens Like That”, Mitchell Tenpenny's "Drunk Me", Craig Campbell's "See You Try", and Rodney Atkins "Caught Up In The Country".

James McNair

A South Carolina native who arrived in Nashville in 2013, songwriter James McNair embodies the hard-working positivity that underpins the Tree Vibez Music mission. McNair began playing guitar at the age of 9 and soon dedicated his life to music. He spent his free time at The University of Alabama experimenting with self-penned songs, developed a love for the craft and headed to Music City as soon as he got the chance. Holding down two jobs and co-writing with friends at the same time, McNair’s work ethic and unique lyrical perspective got him noticed soon after. He signed a joint-publishing deal with TVM and Sony ATV in 2015, and has already begun connecting with the new, anything-goes generation of country fans. McNair has secured cuts by artists like Kane Brown (“Hometown”), Jon Langston, and Pat Cooper, while also placing two songs with breakout country star Luke Combs. Both “Beer Can” and “Out There” appear as standout tracks on Combs’ debut album HERE’S TO YOU, which hit the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart in 2017. McNair penned Craig Campbell's new single "See You Try".

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, and continues to collaborate with a huge range of artists and hit songwriters, including FGL, Rascal Flatts, Rodney Atkins, Levi Hummon and Trent Harmon.

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.


Recently named a “Best Country Album of 2017” by UPROXX, Stereogum and Rolling Stone, RaeLynn released her Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville #1 debut WildHorse, produced by Jimmy Robbins and Nicolle Galyon, earlier this year to substantial critical acclaim. Lead single “Love Triangle” tells her personal story in a way that "is a raw and emotional account of what it’s like to be the child of divorced parents" (People Magazine), which media and fans immediately gravitated to, evidenced by the single hitting Top 10 sales per spin while the music video has racked up over 11.5 million views since its release. The remainder of the 12-track album, 11 of which (including the widely-praised “Lonely Call”) were co-written by RaeLynn herself, is a broader look into her life over the past few years since her breakthrough on NBC’s hit show, The Voice.Selected as a 2017 “Country Artist to Watch” by Pandora, Napster and Billboard and a CMT Next Women of Country inductee, RaeLynn has tallied 195 million plus cumulative career streams. She is poised to follow in the early success of her Top 10, GOLD-certified song “God Made Girls” that has tallied more than 1 million track equivalent sales and has been streamed more than 60 million times. The breakout star has earned numerous award nominations including the Academy of Country Music Awards’ New Female Vocalist of the Year, Radio Disney Music Awards’ Favorite Country Song and The Freshest! - Best New Artist Country, and most recently CMT Music Awards’ Breakthrough Video of the Year, her second in that category in addition to a Female Video of the Year nod. She recently announced her partnership with Too Faced Cosmetics and the RaeLynn-inspired “Life’s A Festival” collection will launch in February 2018. Over the past several months, she has performed on several national TV shows including TODAY, Late Night with Seth Meyers and ELLEN.

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, Ernest K. is set to change the way people think about Nashville. Having grown up in the city, Ernest spent his adolescent years making beats and learning banjo while listening to rap. For someone who’s always bent the rules and eschewed the predictable, it is without surprise that Ernest’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, it goes without saying that surmounting ridiculous odds has always been a gift—not a curse—for Ernest K. Before he was even a teen, Ernest learned banjo and guitar, quickly finding his passion for hip hop and R&B somewhere between the playground and the Space Jam soundtrack in 3rd grade.Ernest took in everything he could, from hardcore, to John Mayer, to the country classics floating in the air of Nashville. Out of that curiosity & deep-rooted passion, he began to see songs and stories, not just genres.It was from that same place that he discovered his passion for cadences, song structure & rhymes. If you are to ask Ernest, all of his notebooks from school were full of songs, but he didn’t stop within the college ruled margins.  After life  & chance took a turn routing his path back to Nashville, Ernest returned from  his college days to focus full-time on music, thus beginning pursuit of a professional songwriting & artist career.To date, Ernest has had cuts with various talents including Florida Georgia Line, Chris Lane, & Morgan Wallen, with many things queued up in the pipelines. As of 2018, Ernest serves as a published writer in a perfectly curated joint venture between UMPG, Big Loud, & Tree Vibez Music.Outside of the studio, Ernest enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Delaney, traveling to the islands, & wearing bathrobes in public places.