UMPG Extends Deal with Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt

Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville has extended its exclusive, worldwide representation of country singer-songwriter Sam Hunt, according to Kent Earls, Executive Vice President/General Manager, UMPG Nashville.

Through the deal with Hunt and publishing partner Chris Hunter, UMPG Nashville will continue to represent Hunt’s entire catalogue, including all songs on his debut studio album, Montevallo (MCA Nashville), which has sold over 700,000 copies in the U.S. The album has garnered several hits including the No. 1 singles, “Leave The Night On,” “House Party” and “Take Your Time.” “Take Your Time” and “Leave the Night On” have already been RIAA certified platinum with over 1 million units sold.

“Sam Hunt is a game changer for the country format and is defining a new direction of country music. His influence reaches beyond the expected and his ability to engage a fresh fan base is exciting for country music. We are beyond excited and proud to continue our relationship with Sam and Chris Hunter,” said Earls.

“Excited to be working with UMPG. These guys have always been good to me,” said Hunt.

Hunt previously found success writing songs for other artists, landing a No. 1 hit with Kenny Chesney‘s “Come Over” in 2012, followed by Billy Currington‘s “We Are Tonight” and Keith Urban‘s “Cop Car” in 2013.


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