In light of the unfortunate loss of songwriter and producer Kyle Jacobs, Curb Music Publishing, Curb Records, and Curb | Word Entertainment would like to share the below heartfelt words:
Kyle Jacobs moved to Nashville from Minneapolis, MN in 2000 and achieved his first significant success as a writer in 2003 with Kimberly Locke’s Top 10 AC single “8th World Wonder.” In 2007, Kyle wrote what became the fastest-rising single in the history of country music, Garth Brooks’ “More Than A Memory,” which debuted at #1. He also co-wrote the Top 10 singles “Still” by Tim McGraw and “Dust” by Eli Young Band. He has produced four #1 singles for Lee Brice which include “Hard To Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” for which he won an Academy of Country Music Award for his work as a producer, “Drinking Class,” and “Rumor,” which is Kyle’s latest #1 as a songwriter.
Curb | Word Chairman Mike Curb shares, “Kyle Jacobs was one of those amazing creative talents who understood all genres of music. He came into Curb’s life when he wrote “8th World Wonder,” which was the first Pop single by Kimberly Locke after her amazing performance on American Idol. He proceeded to create the only Country record to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard chart, “More Than A Memory” by Garth Brooks, which he composed with Billy Montana and Lee Brice. Among his many other successes, he composed Tim McGraw’s hit “Still” and Lee Brice’s #1 Billboard single, “Rumor,” and he co-produced with Ben Glover Lee Brice’s current and most successful album, which has just been certified Platinum. The album includes “Save The Roses” and “Do Not Disturb,” some of the most poignant songs ever written, which are a major tribute to Kyle’s legacy that we will always cherish. Most importantly, Kyle was part of our Curb | Word family and an inspiration to all of us.”
Curb | Word VP, Country Publishing & Creative Colt Murski also shares, “Kyle was such an amazing person. He was my best friend, my best man, and my champion. I had the honor of working with him for over 18 years and cherished every moment. He was an amazing musician, songwriter, and producer. He was a part of so many amazing songs. He was a friend to so many people and he touched so many lives around the world. He was the kind of guy you could go to for advice, guidance, or a good laugh. I’m going to miss him forever.”