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From the early days in Memphis, Cowboy Jack has been a magnet for gifted writers. After leaving Sun, he started his first publishing company called, what else, Jack Music, in 1959. A few years later, he combined forces with Bill Hall from Beaumont, Texas to form Hall-Clement, one of the legendary publishing companies in country music history. The catalogs have changed hands a number of times down through the years, but the songs themselves remain as cornerstones of the Nashville music industry. Cowboy opened the door that led many to the NSAI Hall of Fame. Some of the gems from his various catalogs:
SONGWRITERS DISCOVERED AND/OR PUBLISHED
Don Williams ~ Dickey Lee ~ Bob McDill
Artists who have recorded titles originally published by Jack Clement run the gamut from country to rock to reggae to bluegrass - including the Joneses, George and Norah as well as those Williams Boys, Don and Hank Jr.
Partial list of those who have cut songs once part of Cowboy's publishing empire (not written by Jack):
The list is virtually endless since many of the songs in these catalogs have been cut over and over.