Publication: ASCAP Daily Wayne Baird

NASHVILLE, TN. (December 5, 2008) – Producer/Songwriter, Wayne Baird has signed a publishing deal with Nashville's Full Circle Music Publishing. Formally from the town of Jefferson, just outside of Athens, GA, Baird graduated from North Georgia College and State University with a degree in Marketing. He's a former Army officer who worked in pharmaceutical sales before walking away from corporate life to front the rock band, DNY'L in Athens in the early 90's.
Finding his true calling in music, Baird left the band and moved to Nashville in 1994, eventually managing J.D. Myers. Baird credits mentors Jim Cotton, Barry Beckett and Blue Miller for expanding his musical education.
Baird has produced and mixed projects with Thompson Square, Pete Best, Stephen Temple, Julie Downs, Jon Michaels, Tia McGraff and Kim Parent, to name a few.
ASCAP's Ralph Murphy was delighted to join in the celebration at the Music Row offices of Full Circle Music Publishing, saying, "It's like Christmas coming early for me seeing a wonderful writer like Wayne Baird signing with one of my favorite publishers, Full Circle."
Baird is not only a gifted writer and producer, but can mix up a mean batch of margaritas, which he did for the occasion. The tunesmith remained characteristically modest about joining Full Circle. "I'm just honored to be here," he said with a cool margarita grin.

L-R: Ralph Murphy(ASCAP), Lynn Gann(FCP), Wayne Baird, Jeff Ross, Michael Hollandsworth(FCP) and David Maddox (photo credit: Bev Moser)

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