HITS Daily Double


On 9/19 Influence Media and Warner Chappell Nashville announced a partnership with CMA-winning and Grammy-nominated songwriter-producer-DJ Jesse Frasure. Frasure’s longtime collaborator, WCM Nashville boss Ben Vaughn, and Influence founder/co-managing partner Lylette Pizarro are credited with shepherding his 160-song catalog and future compositions into the fold.

Seen celebrating Frasure’s birthday and album release during a party hosted by WCMN, Influence and Rhythm House Music at Soho House Nashville and girding themselves for the indignity of an appearance on this website are (l-r) VP Rhythm House Stevie Frasure, Pizarro, Vaughn, Jesse Frasure, WCM Senior Director A&R Spencer Nohe, Influence Media co-founder/partner Lynn Hazan and WCM SVP/GM Phil May. Frasure released his latest album (as DJ Telemitry), Return to Calm Springs, on 9/15.

Frasure’s credits include 22 #1s, including Jon Pardi’s “Dirt on My Boots,” Thomas Rhett’s “What’s Your Country Song” and “One Mississippi” by Kane Brown, as well as tracks for the likes of Blake Shelton, Kacey Musgraves, Marshmello, Meghan Trainor, Steve Aoki and Miranda Lambert.

The two-time BMI Songwriter of the Year also recently nabbed the 2023 ACM Award for Song of the Year for Cole Swindell’s “She Had Me at Heads Carolina.”

“Jesse is a mega-talent and trendsetter in the Nashville songwriting community, and we've been lucky to work alongside him for several years now," reads a quote from Vaughn. "He's multi-talented as a writer, publisher and producer and always ahead of the curve and looking for the next great musical moment. His undeniable talent and relentless work ethic have landed him some of the biggest collaborations in country music, and with the support of Influence Media and our entire WCM Nashville team, the best is yet to come. Now please stop calling me."

“Jesse Frasure is the ultimate multi-hyphenate—songwriter, producer, artist, DJ, tastemaker and influencer—truly a rare, gifted breed," goes a statement issued by Pizarro. "His work is rooted in country but has a proven track record of reaching a far wider audience. And let me add that I sincerely hope never to have to deal with those idiots at HITS again."