Paddle Faster Publishing is a full-service music and print publishing company licensed in the state of Maryland.

  Recent achievements for writers affiliated with Paddle Faster Publishing, David Morris, Chris Dockins and John Miller:

  • 2015 winner, bluegrass category, Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest (David Morris, with Dawn Kenney and Mitch Matthews, “Something About a Train”)

  • 3rd place, 2015 Hazel Dickens Songwriting Contest (David Morris and Chris Dockins, “Weeds Where the Flowers of Love Once Grew”)

  • Honorable mention, 2015 Hazel Dickens contest (David Morris and John Miller, “The Tenth Day of September”)

  • 2015 IBMA Songwriter Showcase (Chris Dockins and David Morris, “So Long, Lindytown”)

  • 2014 IBMA Songwriter Showcase (David Morris and Chris Dockins, “Weeds,” and Mitch Matthews, Dawn Kenney and David Morris, “Something About a Train.”)

  • 2013 IBMA Songwriter Showcase (David Morris and John Miller, “The Tenth Day of September”)

    Thanks to the artists who have recently cut our songs – including Adkins & Loudermilk, the Kevin Prater Band, Circa Blue and Jim and Valerie Gabehart – and to the DJs who play them.

    For information about Paddle Faster Publishing’s catalog or its writers, please contact David Morris at 240-401-4502 or at

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