Hannah Ellis Signs to Word Music Publishing/Wordcountry

Pictured (L-R): Trevor Mathiessen (Word Publishing); Jonathan Mason (Creative Director, Word Worship); Beth Brinker (ASCAP, Creative Director); Scott Safford (Safford Motley); Hannah Ellis; Dale Mathews (VP Word Publishing); Janine Appleton (Creative Director, Wordcountry); Kele Currier (ASCAP Membership); Joel Timen (Creative Director, Word Publishing); Rod Riley (CEO, Word Entertainment)

Pictured (L-R): Trevor Mathiessen, Word Publishing; Jonathan Mason, Creative Director, Word Worship; Beth Brinker, ASCAP, Creative Director; Scott Safford, Safford Motley; Hannah Ellis; Dale Mathews, VP, Word Publishing; Janine Appleton, Creative Director, Wordcountry; Joel Timen, Creative Director, Word Publishing; Kele Currier, ASCAP Membership; Rod Riley, CEO, Word Entertainment

Songwriter Hannah Ellis has signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Word Music Publishing/Wordcountry.

She graduated from the University of Kentucky in December 2012 and moved to Nashville soon after. She is spotlighted in a commercial for the University that is airing now. She also appeared in Season 8 of The Voice.

“It feels good to be at a company with so many opportunities to create in all genres of music, but still very established in country music,” Ellis said. “To have a publisher who is passionate about what I’m passionate about where we have morning meetings each month as a family, some where we pray together, is more than I could have even hoped for when I started looking for a publishing deal.”

“I have known Hannah Banana (yes, I still call her that) since she was 18 years old. I’ve watched her work hard, and heard her grown so much musically since then. I believe in her not only as a writer, but an artist as well, and I can’t wait to see how this story continues to be written,” said Janine Appleton, Creative Director of Wordcountry.

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