Chris Young Signs New Publishing Deal

Front Row (L-R): Kent Earls, UMPG Nashville; Chris Young; Cyndi Forman, UMPG Nashville. Back Row (L-R): Bill Simmons, Fitzgerald Hartley; Travis Gordon, UMPG Nashville; Ron Stuve, UMPG Nashville; Larry Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Hartley; Becky Harris, Huskins-Harris Business Management; Dorothy Leonhardt Huskins-Harris Business Management; Missy Roberts, UMPG Nashville

Having co-written several of his own No. 1 singles, in addition to penning hits for artists including Kane Brown, Chris Young is becoming as known for his songwriting as for his signature country voice.

Young has now announced a new global publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group.

“Chris Young is a publisher’s dream. He’s a gifted songwriter, incredible vocalist and selling out arenas on his current headlining tour. We’re honored and thrilled that he has joined the UMPG family and look forward to an exciting future together,” said Kent Earls, Executive Vice President and General Manager, UMPG Nashville.

“Kent, Ron Stuve, Cyndi Forman, Evan Lamberg and everyone at Universal Music Publishing are passionate about my work as a songwriter and what can be accomplished together in the future. I can’t wait to see where we will go together as a team,” said Young.

Young co-wrote his consecutive No. 1 singles, “Losing Sleep,” “Sober Saturday Night,” “Think Of You” and “I’m Comin’ Over.” The RCA Records artist has also earned 17 Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum projects. The Grammy and ACM-nominated artist is currently headlining his Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour, with more than 55 arena and amphitheater scheduled dates.

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