Referred to by Billboard Magazine as “One of Music Row’s greatest veteran tunesmiths,” Jerry Salley has had an incredibly successful songwriting career. The 2003 SESAC Country Music Songwriter of the Year, Jerry has had over 450 songs recorded in his multi-award winning career. To date Jerry’s songs have sold in excess of 15.5 million records worldwide and internationally he has penned no less than seven (7) #1 Country hits in Australia. Writing and singing in Nashville since 1982, he has written multiple hits in Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Music and may well be the most successful songwriter to have earned equal recognition from all three genres of music.
From Sir Elton John’s only chart single to appear on the Billboard Country Chart (“Where We Both Say Goodbye” – duet with Australian artist Catherine Britt) to a Gospel song so popular it has been recorded over 200 times and was included in Church Hymnals (“His Strength Is Perfect”) Jerry’s long list of accomplishments speaks for itself. Jerry was honored to have a song on Chris Stapleton’s Traveller album (“Outlaw State Of Mind”) which is certified double platinum. Jerry’s songs have been recorded by country artists Chris Stapleton, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, bluegrass artists Rhonda Vincent, Del McCoury, Doyle Lawson, gospel artists Steven Curtis Chapman, The Talley’s, Karen Peck, and many, many more country, bluegrass and gospel artists. Jerry is honored each and every time a song of his is recorded.
Although Salley’s career has been focused on songwriting, he is in demand as a producer and continues to perform approximately 80 concerts a year. He is also the Director of Artist Repertoire and Creative Director for Billy Blue Records & Billy Jam Records. For more information on Jerry, please visit his website at www.jerrysalley.com.