Given Music Publishing Signs Clay Mills

Pictured (L-R): Given Music Publishing VP/GM Mike Sebastian; Given Entertainment Partner Cindy Owen; Clay Mills; Given Entertainment partner Jim Kacmarcik.

Pictured (L-R): Given Music Publishing VP/GM Mike Sebastian; Given Entertainment Partner Cindy Owen; Clay Mills; Given Entertainment partner Jim Kacmarcik.

Nashville-based Given Music Publishing has signed songwriter Clay Mills to its roster.

Mills is perhaps best-known for songs such as “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” (Darius Rucker), “Beautiful Mess” (Diamond Rio), “Heaven, Heartache, and the Power of Love” (Trisha Yearwood), and “Fall” (Kimberley Locke).

“Clay Mills is a proven hit songwriter, whom I’m very excited to be working with,” said Given Music Publishing VP/GM Mike Sebastian. “He is extremely talented, hard working, diverse and can cover all genres. I am confident we will make a great team and predict we’ll be very successful together.”

Mills began performing in rock and Country bands in his early teens, and moved at age 19 to New York City, where he wrote and programmed tracks for rap and hip-hop artists. In the late ’90s, he was introduced to Nashville producer Mark Bright. Mills was later signed to a publishing deal.

Mills has had over 75 major artist cuts, including three No. 1 hits, six Top 5 singles and 12 Top 40 singles. His songs have been recorded by a diverse range of artists, including Babyface, Lady Antebellum, Easton Corbin, Reba, Bill Gaither, Lonestar, Clay Walker and Joe Nichols.

“This is a cool, unique opportunity signing with an exciting new company, Given Music Publishing, and at the same time working with respected veteran publisher Mike Sebastian,” Mills said. “I’m really looking forward to being a part of this team.”

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