Luke Bryan, UMG Nashville Launch 32 Bridge Entertainment With First Signing Jon Langston

Pictured (L-R): UMG Nashville VP Business & Legal Affairs Rob Femia, UMG Nashville COO Mike Harris, KP Entertainment President Kerri Edwards, UMG Nashville EVP A&R Brian Wright, UMG Nashville President Cindy Mabe, UMG Nashville SVP Promotion Royce Risser, Serling Rooks Hunter McKoy Worob & Averill LLP’s Greg W. Brooks; (Front) UMG Nashville Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan, Jon Langston, Luke Bryan

Singer-songwriter Jon Langston has signed a record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville and 32 Bridge Entertainment, and has released his debut single “When It Comes To Loving You.” The Georgia native is the first artist under Luke Bryan’s new label with UMG Nashville, 32 Bridge Entertainment and will be worked in conjunction with EMI Records Nashville.

“When It Comes To Loving You,” which Langston co-wrote with Dan Isbell and was produced by Jody Stevens, is a soulful song that tells the heartfelt story of a young man illustrating his favorite memories, and yet none of them compare to the moments spent with the girl he loves.

“The ability to start a record label thru my record label is such a dream come true for me. It allows me to see an artist like Jon Langston, trust my heart and sign him,” explains Luke Bryan. “I’ve been watching Jon and hearing about his fan following for some time. More important is that he is in it for the right reasons—he loves making music, he loves the fans and he’s out there working his tail off. I want him to blaze his own trail but if he’s having a bad day or he doesn’t know how an angle of the business works, I want to be there to give him advice or just go fishing.”

“Spending the past four years on the road and seeing fans show up night after night singing along to every song has been such an amazing time,” shares Jon Langston. “Now joining the EMI Nashville team and UMG Nashville family is another honor that I’m so thankful for. Luke has been such a great role model on so many different aspects of this business. I will forever be grateful. Getting the opportunity to do this on another level is something I will work hard at and won’t take for granted! Let’s Go!!!”

In 2013, Langston released “Forever Girl” on YouTube, the first song he ever wrote by himself. That release kicked off his music career which has culminated in 15 sold out shows this year and 160 million career streams.

Currently on his first headline tour, Prob’ly In A Bar Tour, which will run through the end of the year, Langston will also be a guest on Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour 2018.


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