EMI Extends Publishing Agreement With Young

EMI Music Publishing has announced that it has extended its five year relationship with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Chris Young.

Young has notched five consecutive No. 1 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart including his self-penned “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song),” “Voices,” and “Tomorrow.” He also co-wrote his current single “You,” which just recently hit No. 1. The new co-publishing agreement allows EMI to continue representing Young’s existing song catalog and future works.

“As we celebrate our fifth No. 1 single together I’m excited to continue my relationship with EMI Music Publishing and look forward to continuing to craft and create great new music,” says Young.

EMI Music Publishing Nashville Exec. VP Ben Vaughn adds, “Chris has such respect for country music’s history, it’s very gratifying to see him play an integral part of writing country’s next chapter. Topping the charts five times in a row shows how fans and radio react to his style of modern day country music and is a real testament to his drive and the team that supports him.”

2011 was a big year for Young, who landed CMA and American Country Awards nominations, in addition to his first Grammy nomination. His sophomore album The Man I Want To Be and single “Tomorrow” (from current album Neon) have both been certified Gold. Starting in January, Young joined up with Miranda Lambert’s On Fire tour.


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