Barbara and Brenda Decker of Crye-Leike, REALTORS with the band members of County Music's Emerson Drive

BRENTWOOD TN., – Over the years, Crye-Leike, REALTORS associates have been there when the biggest names in the music industry settle down to buy a home in and around Nashville, Tennessee.  When Canadian County act Emerson Drive broke into the Nashville music scene they turned to the Barbara & Brenda Decker Team to help them buy homes in Music City.


“Each member had a different wish list in finding their Nashville home, making each musician’s search and home purchase unique to them”, said Crye-Leike’s Brenda Decker.”  They have all been a pure joy and delight to work with. I am one of their biggest fans!”


Very few Realtors get the opportunity to work with the biggest names in Country Music.  The Decker’s are clearly the exception.  Starting in 2006 they have single handedly assisted each member of Emerson Drive search out and purchase the Nashville home of their dreams.


“I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to know these young men and their families personally,” said Brenda.  “At the end of the day they’re just like you and me.  They work hard and after a long day of rehearsal or a long tour schedule, they want to enjoy the comforts of a home that’s all theirs.”


Emerson Drive, is a Canadian country music band which started out in Grande Prairie, Alberta in 1995 as 12 Gauge. The band is composed of Brad Mates (lead vocals), David Pichette (fiddle), Danick Dupelle (lead guitar), Mike Melancon (drums), and Dale Wallace (keyboards).


“I had the honor of working with David and Mike as I began my real estate career with my mother-in-law Brenda in 2008,” said Crye-Leike’s Barbara Decker.  “I look forward to becoming better acquainted with Brad, Dale and Danick.”


Formed in 1995 under the original name of 12 Gauge, the band charted two minor singles on the Canadian charts and a music video on CMT.  By 2003, they had been re-named Emerson Drive, and moved to Nashville in search of a record deal. Emerson Drive recorded two albums on the DreamWorks Records Label, and charted several hits on both the U.S. and Canadian country music charts.


In 2005, Emerson Drive signed to Midas Records Nashville, where they resumed their streak of hit singles, including their first Number One single with the song “Moments”.


“My daughter in law and I are huge fans and congratulate the guys on their most recent #1 hit, Moments, which was nominated for an ACM Song Of The Year award and the band for Top Vocal Group of the year,” said Brenda.  “It’s been exciting to follow their careers and we’re grateful to have had the opportunity to share in their tremendous success.”


The Decker Team is based out of Crye-Leike’s Brentwood West branch office located at 5111 Maryland Way in Brentwood, Tennessee.  The team specializes in residential real estate sales with a focus on investment properties, first time homebuyers, relocation, new home construction, condominiums and town homes.


Brenda is a Broker with more than two decades of real estate experience.  She is a lifelong resident of Tennessee and has lived in the Middle Tennessee region since 1963.  She is also a Graduate REALTOR, Institute (GRI), Lifetime Member of the Crye-Leike Multi Million Dollar Club and a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR).


Barbara is a licensed Affiliate Broker in Tennessee assisting buyers and sellers in and around Williamson and Davidson counties.  She is a member of the Williamson County Association of Realtors (WCAR), the Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).


For all your real estate needs or personal referrals, please contact Brenda Decker at 615-476-5200 or email and Barbara Decker at 615-500-1399 or email


Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 4,100 sales associates and 132 corporate and franchise offices located in 65 counties through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in the following areas of specialty: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, commercial business and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals.  In 2007, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.7 billion with 32,500 closed transaction sides.