Three Hounds Music is an independent music publishing and artist development company with offices in Nashville and Houston.
Founded by Tom Harrison, a Houston based entrepreneur, musician and music publisher, who is ferociously passionate about collecting vintage guitars and growing Three Hounds Music’s song catalog. Tom joined forces with like-minded Music Row veterans Tyler Bell, an artist/writer manager, publisher and audio engineer, and Bobby Terry, a highly in-demand studio and live musician, songwriter and producer, and the creative collaboration was born.
Combining an interminable love of music and decades of industry experience, Three Hounds Music is dedicated to the development and promotion of fresh young talent and the continued growth of successful, established songwriters. Three Hounds Music fosters a variety of talent, with the highest standards and the goal of making a positive contribution to the creative community and the music of tomorrow.
Multi-talented musician, songwriter and producer, Bobby Terry started playing the guitar and piano when he was nine years old. Before long, he’d also begin learning to play bass, drums, and steel guitar. At just twelve years old, Bobby began playing steel guitar professionally. He became interested in producing when his Father bought some home recording equipment in the early 80’s. Bobby began building tracks for local artists in his home studio and eventually grew it into a thriving business.
In 1995, Bobby moved to Nashville where he quickly found work as an independent record producer and studio musician. In 2000, he signed a writing deal with Almo Irving Music Publishing. A few of the artists he has secured cuts with include Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry, Lonestar, Trisha Yearwood, Trace Adkins, and most recently, Faith Hill, on her brand new album, Deep Cuts.
Bobby’s first major label production credits came as a musician and the solo producer of Universal Music Publishing Group’s songwriter Anthony Smith’s critically acclaimed Mercury Records debut, If That Ain’t Country, which enjoyed several Top 40 hits at country radio. Producing and writing on Trace Adkins’ Greatest Hits album on Capital Records followed.
One of the unique things setting Bobby apart from other producers is the fact that he actually plays all of the instruments on almost every record he produces. This has also made him an extremely in-demand session musician: over the last few years, Bobby has played on albums by Willie Nelson, Darius Rucker, Love & Theft, John Fogerty, Aaron Lewis, Toby Keith, Casey Donahue, Uncle Kracker, Jamey Johnson, Alan Jackson, Craig Campbell, Randy Rogers Band, Alabama, Drew Baldridge, Dolly Parton, Josh Thompson, Luke Combs, Joe Nichols and numerous others.
Bobby is currently producing a new record on Anthony Smith as well as writing with and producing Nashville artist/songwriter, Chris Cavanaugh. He is also working with numerous upcoming artists and continuing to discover fresh new talent to write with and produce for Three Hounds Music.
A Music City fixture for nearly a decade, Kentucky-born singer/songwriter David Tolliver is best known as half of the critically acclaimed country/rock duo Halfway to Hazard. In addition to being a talented singer and guitar player, David is also a gifted songwriter who recently signed an exclusive publishing deal with Three Hounds Music. He has co-written the majority of Halfway to Hazards three albums, writes with some of Nashville’s top country stars and has had cuts by Tim McGraw, Jarrod Niemann, Brantley Gilbert, Wynonna, Neal McCoy and numerous others.
Comprised of David Tolliver and fellow Kentuckian Chad Warrix, Halfway to Hazard is known for a distinctive mixture of country and rock, topped with soulful, incredibly powerful vocals. The duo’s debut single was a Top 40 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and featured as iTunes' single of the week. They have toured with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as the opening act on their "Soul2Soul" and with McGraw again on his "Live Your Voice" tour with Jason Aldean. In May 2008, Halfway to Hazard was nominated by the Academy of Country Music for their "Duo of the Year" award. Pre-orders for the duo’s third album, REDemptiOn released on June 9th, remained in the top fifteen on the iTunes chart for over eight weeks and Hazard is touring extensively to promote the release. Since its inception, Halfway to Hazard has raised over $1,000,000 for Kentucky charities.
Singer/Songwriter Sarah Beth Terry is whip smart, slap-your-grandma funny, completely fearless, unabashedly uninhibited and extraordinarily talented. Born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, far enough out in the country that they couldn’t get cable, Sarah Beth began writing poems and lyrics at a very early age, developing an exceptionally adroit, clever way with words.
She credits songwriter/musician/producer Bobby Terry (no relation) and artist/songwriter Anthony Smith with teaching her to formulate songs. Reverential about Smith’s album, If That Ain't Country (produced and engineered by Bobby Terry), she claims that it was an important turning point for her as a songwriter. Ironically, Sarah Beth currently has an excusive publishing agreement with Three Hounds Music, and her first cut is a song she wrote with Anthony: “I Hate the Taste of Whiskey”. She also has a cut on the new Gaither Vocal Band album written with Benjy Gaither.
Sarah Beth is always writing and has built an extensive song catalog. Writing on the front porch of her log cabin home in rural Munfordville, Kentucky from early in the morning till late at night, the songs continue to flow. “I ended up where I started,” says the self-branded “Queen Bee”. “And it’s right where I need to be.”
Born and raised in Northwest Arkansas, sisters Ashley and Abbie Fleener are distinctly different personalities. They grew-up together in the same family and both have blond hair…but that’s where the similarities end.
Ashley has been writing songs for as long as she can remember. After college, she determinedly pursued music, performing whenever she could and spending as much time as possible in Nashville. Abbie was still in school, attending the University of Central Florida on a volleyball scholarship. The sisters first played together during a long weekend when both were staying at their parent’s house. Ashley was playing, recording a YouTube video and Abbie started singing. Ashley was shocked by how good Abbie sounded and the way they harmonized effortlessly. They became a duo that day.
A month after Abbie graduated from college, the sisters moved to Nashville together…permanently. They initially made ends meet, and saw a lot of live shows, waiting tables at a popular music venue. Ashley spends a lot of time writing songs, alone, with her sister and a variety of co-writers. The taller of the sisters at 6’2, Abbie is also a very in-demand AMAX model.
The Fleener sisters equally encourage and challenge each other musically. Ashley is extremely harmony driven, while Abbie, who always wants to feel something, is more focused on lyrics. Even though they’ve learned to meet in the middle, their vocal and personality differences create unique and captivating music and a sound that’s distinctly Fleener.
Fleener recently entered into an exclusive publishing and artist development deal with Three Hounds Music.
Born and raised in the south, singer/songwriter Grace Harrison is no stranger to music. From a small age she was exposed to a wide range of artists: The Carpenters, John Mayer, Nina Simone and James Taylor.
Born into a family of musicians, Grace began playing piano at an early age and studied classical voice for years in her teens. But it wasn’t until she went to university that she found her craft of songwriting.
"Keeping Score is the song that started it all," Grace remembers, referring to what she views as the catalyst for her EP. "It was so effortless. It probably took fifteen minutes to finish. I think that’s when you know you have something unique."
After studying in the UK, Grace was inspired from the acoustic, coffee house vibes. At a time when Ed Sheeran gained popularity, Grace took it as an opportunity to really dive into songwriting and embark on a year long project.
Her self-titled, debut EP, is catchy and rhythmic at times, yet venerable and honest at others. There's a genre-less charm to the songs. "I just let the songs stay true to themselves," Grace explains. "I didn’t take a specific direction just for the sake of it."
One thing is for sure, Grace Harrison is an artist many can appreciate.
Music has always been an integral part of Tom Harrison’s life. A resident of Houston, Texas, Tom began playing the drums and guitar at a very young age. While attending college at Sam Houston State University in 1974, he joined a local band, Pecos, as their drummer. A regional favorite, Pecos became a very successful band in Texas and the southwestern Unites States.
Playing music professionally for four years was an invaluable experience and left Tom with a life long passion for making music. Serendipitously, playing the drums also led Tom directly to his next venture: entrepreneurship. In 1980, he founded Harrison Electropolishing, where NASA was one of the unique metal finishing service’s first clients. Tom is also the inventor of the Texas Blues Tube, a stainless steel guitar slide with a micro smooth surface.
Seven years ago, Tom visited Nashville to record his daughter, Grace, who at just eleven years old, was already an extremely gifted vocalist with precocious poise. A mutual friend introduced him to songwriter/musician/producer Bobby Terry, who produced Grace’s CD. Captivated by the entire process of putting together an album, Tom fell in love with Nashville.
Tom began publishing, collecting catalog and founded Three Hounds Music in 2012. In addition to the Houston location, in 2017 Three Hounds Music opened a Nashville office which will serve as the company’s headquarters.
Tom has been an active member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo since 1992. Over the last ten years he has become fascinated with collecting vintage guitars. Tom and his wife, Kristi, have four children and two grandchildren.
A native of Northwest Arkansas, Tyler Bell is a publisher and artist/writer manager. Fascinated with every aspect of music for as long as he can remember, he started his career as a musician and toured across the Midwest and Southeast, performing for almost a decade.
Earning a Music Business/Audio Engineering degree from Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts in Orlando, Tyler has worked for several world renowned recording studios including Ardent Studios and 315 Beale/Memphis Sounds in Memphis and Sound Kitchen in Nashville, and major Nashville publishing companies Almo/Irving and Universal Music Publishing Group. He served as National Marketing Director for historic Ardent Records in Memphis, TN and Record Label Consultant for Walt Disney’s Lyric Street Records in Nashville.
He has worked with artists including Rascal Flatts, Waylon Jennings, Aaron Tippin, Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris, Chris Stapleton, Marty Stuart, Brandy Clark, JoDee Messina, Kim Richey, Patty Griffin, Gretchen Wilson and numerous others, that has appeared on a variety of national media outlets including CMT, GAC, TNT and Country Countdown USA. He has also worked with some of Country Music’s top songwriters such as Rivers Rutherford, Anthony Smith, Kevin Savigar, Annie Roboff, Steve Robson, Tony Mullins, Beth Neilsen Chapman, and many more.
An industry lifer, Tyler is tirelessly passionate about music and continues to work, play and live it every day.