Chris DuBois is a songwriter and music publisher based out of Nashville, TN. Chris began his music career as ASCAP Director of Membership in 1993. He left ASCAP in 1999 to form Sea Gayle Music with business partners Brad Paisley and Frank Rogers. Since that time, Sea Gayle has become one of the most successful independent publishing companies in all of music. In 2010 and 2011, Sea Gayle was named ASCAP Country Publisher of the Year. It was the first time since 1982 that an independent publishing company had won that award. In 2009, Sea Gayle Music launched Sea Gayle Records as an imprint of Sony Music Nashville.
As a songwriter, Chris has had more than 20 Top 20 singles including 14 songs that have reached #1. Chris has been the recipient of 25 ASCAP awards and in 2004 was named ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year. Chris was also named NSAI Songwriter of the Year for 2010 and 2011.
Chris began serving as Brad Paisleyâ€™s Executive Producer in 2005 on the album Time Well Wasted which won ACM and CMA awards for Album of the Year. Chris has continued his role as Executive Producer for the Brad Paisley albums 5th Gear, American Saturday Night, This is Country Music, and Wheelhouse.