Universal Music Publishing Nashville Signs Chris Young to Global Publishing Deal
NASHVILLE – July 23, 2018 – Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a leading, global music publishing company, today announced that country music superstar Chris Young has been signed to a global publishing deal.
Boasting an outstanding track record, Young (RCA Records Nashville) is a Grammy and ACM-nominated vocalist with seventeen Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum-certified projects before the age of 33. He has recorded ten chart-topping singles including the co-written back-to-back No. 1s “Losing Sleep,” “Sober Saturday Night,” “Think Of You” and “I’m Comin’ Over.” In addition to penning his own hits, Young has also written songs recorded by Kane Brown, Jackie Lee and The Shires.
“Chris Young is a publisher’s dream. He’s a gifted songwriter, incredible vocalist and selling out arenas on his current headlining tour. We’re honored and thrilled that he has joined the UMPG family and look forward to an exciting future together,” said Kent Earls, Executive Vice President and General Manager, UMPG Nashville.
"Kent, Ron Stuve, Cyndi Forman, Evan Lamberg and everyone at Universal Music Publishing are passionate about my work as a songwriter and what can be accomplished together in the future. I can’t wait to see where we will go together as a team,” said Young.
Young’s Gold-certified I’m Comin’ Over album earned multiple ACM, BBMA, CMA, CMT, Grammy and RDMA nominations and scored three consecutive chart-topping singles. Recently, Losing Sleep became Young’s second consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and the title track became his eighth No. 1 as a songwriter.
Recently inducted as a member of the iconic Grand Ole Opry, Young has been named “one of his era’s finest traditionalists” by the Associated Press. He has quickly become an international ambassador for country music, performing to capacity crowds around the world, including the sold-out C2C Festival in the UK. The Grammy and ACM-nominated artist is currently headlining his Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour, with more than 55 arena and amphitheater scheduled dates.