Copperfield Music Group is the parent company of Copperfield Records, and music publishing entities Penny Annie Music (BMI), Top Brass Music (ASCAP), and Biddy Baby Music (SESAC). The publishing company has been celebrated securing cuts on LeAnn Rimes multi-million selling “Blue” album, Lee Ann Womack’s self-entitled platinum album, Montgomery Gentry’s debut platinum album “Tattoos & Scars,” Kenny Roger’s “Here You Go Again” album, Linda Davis’s “Shoot For The Moon” album, Steve Holy’s recording of “Just Like The Moon” for the “Wings Of A Dove” album, and two songs by Rob Crosby called “Cool Down” and “Free Run.” Craig Morgan also cut “Where Has My Hometown Gone” co-penned with Jeff Carson and Phil O’Donnell for his Broken Bow debut release, “I Love It”. In 2005, Loretta Lynn released “I Feel Like Traveling On”, and “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” on her “The Gospel Spirit” album. Copperfield’s singles include “Daddy Won’t Sell the Farm,” by Montgomery Gentry, “Straight Tequila” by Trini Triggs, and “Until We Fall Back In Love Again” by Jeff Carson. In November 2015, “The Son Hath Made Me Free” was featured in a TV episode of MANHATTAN.
Ken Biddy is the founder of Copperfield Music Group. Born in Woodstock, GA, his earliest dream was to build a successful label and publishing company. At the young age of eighteen, he began managing his first artist, The Rock-A-Tones. Later, he managed Ken Springer who recorded for Nashville’s Million Records. In addition to artist management, Ken booked talent throughout the 1960’s in area clubs.
When Million Records closed its doors in the 1972, Ken started his first label imprint, Penny Records, signing Ken Springer as his first act. By the early 1980’s, Ken had the opportunity to sign the award-winning world famous country/gospel act The Chuck Wagon Gang. It was at this point that he and his partners decided they needed a more prestigious label name to honor The Chuck Wagon Gang and began Copperfield Records for that purpose. During their 81-year career, which includes the Columbia and Copperfield years, the Gang sold in excess of 40 million records. Not only were they a successful southern gospel act, they were better known to audiences through their airplay on country radio further increasing consumer awareness winning several Music City News Awards, SESAC, DJ Awards, and induction into the Gospel Music Hall Of Fame.
In addition to The Chuck Wagon Gang, Copperfield Records was home to The Northems, The Ruppes, and Naomi & The Segos. The label also released several developing country artists and packages by superstars like the Oak Ridge Boys/J. D. Sumner album they distributed through K-Tel Music.
Copperfield Music Awards
CMG Staff Writer, Robin Branda, won a Canadian CMA Award for “Daddy Won’t Sell The Farm” as the 2000 “SOCAN SONG OF THE YEAR”
“Daddy Won’t Sell The Farm” - # 1 video for CMT
Montgomery Gentry’s album “Tattoos & Scars” achieved Platinum status (contains “Daddy Won’t Sell The Farm”)
Songs recorded from publishing catalog have reached sales units that exceed ten million units
Over 55 cuts by the country/gospel, The Chuck Wagon Gang, which have sold over 40 million albums throughout their career.
Songs recorded by LeAnn Rimes, Lee Ann Womack, Montgomery Gentry, Jeff Carson, Craig Morgan, Linda Davis, Steve Holy, Trini Triggs, Tonic Sol Fa, The Chuck Wagon Gang, and Kenny Rogers.
“The Son Hath Made Me Free” featured in a television episode of MANHATTAN.