Signings: Conner Sweet Signs With Given Music, Emily Minor Signs With Green Hills Music

Conner Sweet Signs With Given Music Publishing

Pictured (L-R): Jim Kacmarcik, Partner, Given Entertainment; Hollandsworth; Sweet; Cindy Owen, Partner, Given Entertainment and Jenny Hall, Creative Director, Given Music Publishing. Photo: Bev Moser

Conner Sweet has signed a publishing deal with Given Music.

Sweet was raised in Hendersonville, TN and by age 16 began playing regular gigs in Nashville, splitting his high school years between Goodpasture Christian School and clubs on Nashville’s Lower Broadway. At the same time, he also began honing his songwriting skills, working closely with veteran songwriter/mentor Marty Dodson.

“I knew when I first heard Conner’s voice on a demo that he was someone we wanted to join the Given team,” said Michael Hollandsworth, Given VP/GM. “From his years performing on lower Broad, he knows exactly who he is and the type of music he wants to make. Although he’s only 21 years old, he has a love and respect for the music that brought the country market to where it is today. We are all excited that Conner has chosen Given to be the jumping off point to what promises to be a long and illustrious career.”

“I am so excited to join the Given team,” Sweet said. “I’ve grown up in Nashville and since I was a kid, all I’ve wanted to do is make country music. God has blessed me with this opportunity to do just that.”


Green Hills Music Group Signs Emily Minor

Photo L-R: Woody Bomar, Green Hills Music Group, Emily Minor, Leslie Mitchell, Grin Like A Dog Management. Photo: Haley Crow/MusicRow

Singer-songwriter Emily Minor has signed a publishing deal with Green Hills Music Group, as she focuses on writing for her upcoming project. Minor has performed at CMA Fest, The Opry City Stage in New York City, WSM Radio and has shared the stage with Maddie & Tae, Scotty McCreery, Dustin Lynch, Parmalee, Lee Brice and many others. Following her American Idol experience, the Wilmington, NC native headed to Nashville to pursue music.

“Emily is extremely talented, laser-focused on her style and has the energy of a SpaceX rocket,” said Woody Bomar, President/Owner, Green Hills Music Group. “This is going to be a fun journey. We are thankful to become part of her amazing team”

“I’m so happy to be on board with Woody Bomar and Green Hills Music Group,” said Minor. “I was thrilled when they said ‘yes’ to me, and that means more than I can say.”

Green Hills Music Group was founded in 2007 and is home to songs recorded by such artists as Luke Bryan, George Strait, Rascal Flatts, Jake Owen, Hunter Hayes and Hillary Scott and The Scott Family. Minor’s career is managed by Leslie Mitchell of Grin Like A Dog Management.

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