Corey Lee Barker
Creative Director


Hookline Publishing is a Nashville based Publishing company that creates music of all genres for artists, television, Film and company jingles. ​​

Hookline is also striving to be the go-to publishing company for Christmas music as well.

The Creative Director, Corey Lee Barker, has been responsible for over 600 artist cuts and TV placements over the years and shows no signs of slowing down. Some previous accolades include William Shatner, Home Free, TG Sheppard, Vince Gill, Neal McCoy, Johnny Lee, Bill Anderson and Daryl Singletary (among others).  He has also placed songs with the Hallmark Channel, Animal Planet, Smallville, The Messengers, Tom's Wildlife and many more. We are more than happy to write or find songs for your next project or movie, no matter how big or small. 

Email [email protected] or call 615-554-7477 for more details.  

***We are currently not accepting outside songs.***  



Our Latest Breakthrough:

September - Molly Adele Brown releases Hookline Publishing's song "Only Human" along with video, promoting kindness and equality for all. 

September - 2 Hookline Publishing songs recorded by Andrew Marshall for his upcoming album.

November 1st - Jeff Bates sends his new Hookline Publishing's Christmas single "When Christmas Gets A Hold Of Me" to radio.
November 4th - 2 songs by Hookline Publishing's Creative Director, Corey Lee Barker placed in Hallmark  Movie "Road to Christmas".

November 20th - "Blingle Bells" placed in Hallmark movie "Hope at Christmas".
December - Corey Farlow releases "Good Night" for Christmas season.

December - Heather Smith releases "Make God Smile" for Christmas single.

December - Heather Smith releases "Christmas on the Ranch" as 2nd Christmas Single

February - “Why Not Me”, featuring William Shatner, Jeff Cook, Neal McCoy, and Home Free (Co-written by Hookline Publishing’s Creative Director, Corey Lee Barker) hits radio.

Hookline Publishing on ABC News 2 with Jeff Cook interview. 

March - Brad Henley releases "Worth It" to radio. (Co-written by Hookline Publishing’s Creative Director, Corey Lee Barker).

TBA - Chad Bushnell in the studio with Jeff Bates recording "What Would Jesus Do".

March 30th - Debbie Anthony releases Make Me Stay as a new single (Co-written by Hookline Publishing’s Creative Director, Corey Lee Barker).

April 29th - Michelle Leigh releases new Southern Rock single "Lightning In A Bottle" and video.

Melissa Leigh cuts "Rest Of My Life" for her New EP.

April - Robert Georg records "When I Make It Home For Christmas" for his Christmas project.

April - Robert Cellucci Records "Magnetic" for his new EP.

April - Amy Mcallister and Kathryn Shipley - in the studio recording "That's How We Know It's Christmas".

April 26th - Northern Ireland Star Cormac Neesom releases a solo album with 2 songs written by Hookline Publishing’s Creative Director, Corey Lee Barker "Home to Me" and "Sweet Gentle Love".

April 29th - Cash Creek cuts "Crazy Life" for their new album "Duality”.

May 3rd - Inspirational Jazz song "Hymn In Me" - released by Serena Sol Brown.

Steve Brigmon records "If You Believe it". (Co-written by Hookline Publishing’s Creative Director, Corey Lee Barker).

Early Summer - Buddy Jewell set to release "Moms Around The World".

2019 Season - Curtis Braly set to release "It Ain’t Christmas".

August - Hookline Publishing’s Creative Director, Corey Lee Barker set to Judge and Mentor at the Smoky Mountain Songwriter Festival in Knoxville.