UMPG Nashville Renews Publishing Deal with Sam Ellis

(Pictured, Back Row):  Cyndi Forman, UMPG VP, Creative; Travis Gordon, UMPG Creative Director; Missy Wilson, UMPG Sr. Creative Director; and Ron Stuve, UMPG VP A&R. (Front Row):  Kent Earls, EVP/GM, UMPG; and Sam Ellis.

(Pictured, Back Row): Cyndi Forman, UMPG VP, Creative; Travis Gordon, UMPG Creative Director; Missy Wilson, UMPG Sr. Creative Director; and Ron Stuve, UMPG VP A&R. (Front Row): Kent Earls, EVP/GM, UMPG; and Sam Ellis.

UMPG Nashville Executive VP/General Manager Kent Earls announced that the publishing company has extended its exclusive publishing agreement with songwriter Sam Ellis. Ellis co-wrote four tracks on UMPG Nashville Hunter Hayes‘ recent album Storyline, including  “You Think You Know Somebody,” “When Did You Stop Loving Me,” “Secret Love,” and “Love Too Much.”

Ellis has also landed a song on The Band Perry‘s upcoming album.

“Over the past several years, we’ve been fortunate to have a front row seat to watch Sam’s songwriting and production skills blossom. Sam’s potential is limitless and UMPG is looking forward to watching Sam’s unique talent continue to grow,” Earls said.

“I’m extremely proud to call UMPG home. It’s a dream come true to be able to create music in a building with such a dedicated and tireless staff. I’m continually educated and humbled by the world class roster of writers I have the privilege of sharing ideas with every day,” Ellis added.

Ellis, a Hespeler, Ontario native, began performing in church. His first television placement as a songwriter came on YTV’s Surf Shack, when he was 10 years old. His songs have been featured on CBC’s Heartland, Disney Channel’s The Latest Buzz, as well as CMT’s Unstable, ER Vets, and Pick A Puppy.

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