Kip Raines’ first single,“One of These Days (I’m Gonna Love Me),” became a #1 for Tim McGraw. He has also penned songs for Clay Walker, American Idol artist Bucky Covington, and the brother duo from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Van Zant. “Help Somebody If You Can,” won a BMI Award as one of the 50 most-played songs of 2006.
Southern Crossroads Music CEO, Steve D McMellon said “This is a major coup for us. Kip is a stellar writer and a really great addition to the Nashville roster. His works will also be pitched for film and TV use, his lyrics conjure up great visual images”.
Southern Crossroads Head of Nashville Operations, Pat Finch added, “I am so excited and pleased to have award winning songwriter Kip Raines added to our roster! He brings a freshness and individuality to everything he does and I’m looking forward to great success and a long working relationship with him.”
Kip Raines who is based in Murfreesboro, TN will now join award winning songwriters Greg Becker and Bobby Terry on the Southern Crossroads roster. Raines said, “I’m so pleased to join forces with Southern Crossroads! Pat represents the best of both worlds for a songwriter; he’s a lifelong musician with a great instinct for matching song and artist” Southern Crossroads will represent Raines worldwide and push his material throughout its global network. “Steve’s passion and vision for SCM is contagious – I’m especially excited about the global perspective of the company, including the focus on Film and Television. In an era where finding a home for a song requires every bit as much art and skill as writing one, I really believe Southern Crossroads is the right company at the right time!”