Rob Hatch Inks Publishing Deal With Kobalt

Rob Hatch

Kobalt, a music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model, has signed Nashville-based country songwriter Rob Hatch. The worldwide agreement includes publishing administration for all of Hatch’s future works as well as his back catalog.

General Manager, Kobalt Nashville, Jesse Willoughby said of the deal, “We’re honored Rob has entrusted us with his catalog and look forward to helping Rob grow his already successful career. Really excited what the future holds for Rob and proud to have him as part of the Kobalt family!”

Throughout his career, Hatch has collaborated with and/or scored co-writes on works by the likes of Luke Bryan, Faith Hill, Gretchen Wilson, Rhett Atkins, George Jones, posthumous songs by the late Johnny Cash, and more. Following his first No. 1 song on Billboard’s US Hot Country Songs chart, Justin Moore’s “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” in 2011, Hatch once again reached No. 1 with Lee Brice’s “I Don’t Dance” in 2014. Hatch was also named SESAC Songwriter of the Year in 2014.

“I couldn’t be more excited about being part of the incredible team at Kobalt,” said Hatch. “Jesse has put together a rockstar group that I am going to do my very best to supply with hit songs. Kobalt feels like a new home and the perfect match for me, my family, and my music.”


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