About Us


Rider Publishing, LLC was established in 2000 by songwriters John Langan and Chuck Smith to administer their song catalogue. John and Chuck are long-time friends and collaborators concentrating on constructing well-crafted commercial songs in the country and pop genres. Since establishing Rider Publishing John and Chuck have built an impressive award winning song catalogue

Latest Songs

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In 2017 John and Chuck recorded eight new songs at Nashville’s legendary CountyQ Studios featuring vocalists Matt Dame and Brandon Chase backed by some of the best session players in the business. “We think this is some of the best and most diverse work we have ever done and are anxious to have it heard and covered by up and coming and established artists”

*Award Winning

Award Winning Song Catalogue


  • 2004    “To Love”
    Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Country Silver Award
  • 2006   “Someone You Loved”
    Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Country Gold Award
  • 2009  “That’s Me Loving You”
    Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Country Silver Award
  • 2009 “A Thing or Two”
    Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Grand Prize Winner
  • 2009 “Sometimes"
    CMT/NSAI Song Contest Finalist
  • 2010 “Sweet Ride”
    USA Songwriting Competition Finalist
  • 2010 “Run”
    Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Pop Gold Award
  • 2015 “Cabin Fever” 
    Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Country Bronze Award
  • 2015 “Forever”
    Mid-Atlantic Song Contest Pop Silver Award

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