Breaking: Josh Osborne Signs With Sony/ATV Nashville

Pictured (L-R): Josh Van Valkenburg, SVP, Nashville A&R, Sony/ATV; Josh Osborne; Troy Tomlinson, President/CEO, Sony/ATV.

Hit songwriter Josh Osborne has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Sony/ATV Nashville.

“Seldom does a publisher get the opportunity to acquire such a hit-driven catalog and futures deal with a songwriter of Josh’s stature,” said Troy Tomlinson, Sony/ATV Nashville President/CEO. “An added bonus is that Josh will maintain the successful relationship that he has had for years with his partners at SMACKSongs. Shane, Michael, Josh and the entire SMACK team have built an impressive company. We are grateful to work with SMACKSongs on Josh’s behalf.”

Osborne has had more than 40 singles as a songwriter, 14 of which were Billboard No. 1 hits. He has had four songs nominated for Grammy honors, with “Merry Go Round” winning Best Country Song.

“Body Like A Backroad,” recorded by Sam Hunt, made history as the longest reigning No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart by a solo artist, spending 34 weeks atop the chart. Osborne’s other hits include “Come Over,” “Get Along,” and “All The Pretty Girls” (Kenny Chesney); “Wild Child” (Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter); “Setting The World On Fire” (Kenny Chesney feat. P!nk); “My Eyes” and “Sangria” (Blake Shelton); “Leave The Night On,” Take Your Time,” and “Make You Miss Me” (Sam Hunt); “We Are Tonight” (Billy Currington); “Hotel Key” (Old Dominion); and “Drunk Last Night” (Eli Young Band).

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