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Wyatt Easterling

Wyatt Easterling’s decades of success in the music industry includes a myriad of roles from performer to songwriter, and as an executive of both a major record label and publishing company. This wealth of experience and accompanying success in all these varying facets of the industry, give him a unique and valuable understanding of the music business.

 

When Atlantic Records opened their Nashville office, Easterling signed on as Chief of A&R, and started his track record of success by signing artists such as Tracy Lawrence, Michael Johnson, Neal McCoy, and John Michael Montgomery. 

 

Easterling along with Doug Johnson, produced Montgomery's multi-platinum debut album, Life’s A Dance.

 

Wyatt then partnered with Miles Copeland (Sting, The Police, IRS Records) and formed the Nashville Division of Bugle Publishing Group and Firstars Management as Director of Operations. Easterling brought Keith Urban to Firstars Management and worked at length with Urban in the studio recording the project that landed Keith his first major deal at Warner Bros. Records. 

 

In addition to ushering notable artists into the mainstream, Easterling and Copeland created Bugle Publishing Group’s The Castle, the first of its kind songwriter's retreat held yearly at Miles Copeland’s Chateau Marouatte in France. This event saw great success with a long list of esteemed artists and writers such as Keith Urban, Cher, Carole King, Jon Bon Jovi, Peter Frampton, Olivia Newton-John, and 

Stuart Copeland, to name a few.

 

Wyatt then signed alternative roots artist Paul Thorn into the company for management and publishing. Easterling produced Paul's album, Hammer & Nail along with Greg Wells and Billy Maddox for A&M Records, Los Angeles. 

 

After Bugle Publishing, Easterling decided it was time to get back to songwriting and promptly signed with DreamWorks Publishing. Eventually Wyatt opened Terra Nova Music, his own publishing company in Nashville, which had eight writers on staff. 

 

To name a few, Wyatt’s songwriting success includes “Modern Day Drifter” (Dierks Bentley), 

“Life’s So Funny” (Joe Diffie), “This Time I’m Taking My Time” (Neal McCoy).

 

Wyatt released his 5th album titled From Where I Stand on July 29th, 2022 and is currently touring to support this critically acclaimed release.

Photography: Richard Beukelaar, Rotterdam, NL

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“Wyatt’s New Project From Where I Stand is a fine example of  his world class singing and songwriting chops. He plays these songs with a lot of heart and soul. It’ s a great album, so check it out”
 

- Paul Thorn
“Another collection of thoughtfully crafted, honest songs from the heart of Wyatt Easterling”


 
- Robby Hecht

"  An album of searing honesty and lithe beauty whose songs amplify the emotions and experiences of so many of us—reassessed relationships, self-reflection, and the ultimate search for hope. Its intentions are pure, as are those of Wyatt on this set of ten tunes of loss, resilience and devotion, with determination in the lyrics and buoyancy in the music." 

 

-Alan Cackett
-The Rocking Magpie

" Easterling really can write a song that captures your attention the first time you hear it." 

 

" Wyatt Easterling would be a revered addition to your music library. One of the year’s best." 
 

- John Apice, Americana Highway
"some big-hearted melodies that rekindle the emotional strength of Bruce Cockburn and Jackson Browne." 


 
- Glide Magazine

"Dancing on the beach, easy music on the front porch, and Easterling’s thoughtful song on how to appreciate the small but important aspects of life make for a cool song and an even cooler video." 

- Melissa Clarke, Americana Highways 

"A solid set with tunes for our times, this is a solid ear opener that rings true."


 

- Chris Spector, Midwest Record 

 

"Easterling’s vocal is heartfelt and intimate as are his songs" 

- Americana UK