Abe Stoklasa Inks Deal With Spirit Music Nashville, 2 Mix Music

Pictured (L-R): Kara Jackson, Creative Director, Spirit Music Nashville; Derek Wells, Sr. Director of A&R/Production, Spirit Music Nashville and Owner, 2 Mix Music; Katie Flynn, Creative Director, Spirit Music Nashville; Michelle Davey, Director of Administration, Spirit Music Nashville; Clay Hatton, Administration Assistant, Spirit Music Nashville; Frank Rogers, CEO, Spirit Music Nashville; Brian Bradford, VP of Administration and Operations, Spirit Music Nashville; Abe Stoklasa; Freeman Wizer, Sr. Director of Creative, Spirit Music Nashville; Scott Safford, Attorney, Safford Motley PLC.

Abe Stoklasa has inked a global publishing agreement with Spirit Music Nashville and 2 Mix Music, Spirit’s joint venture with producer Derek Wells.

Stoklasa is a co-writer on the No. 1 hit “Fix” (Chris Lane), the Top 10 hit “Get To You” (Michael Ray), the Grammy-nominated track “The Driver” and “Leaving Nashville” (both recorded as part of Charles Kelley’s solo album). Stoklasa has also had songs recorded by Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, and penned the title track for Lady Antebellum’s recent album Ocean.

“I couldn’t be more excited to start my next chapter with Derek and Frank and the whole Spirit team,” said Abe Stoklasa. “They’re building a serious powerhouse over there and it’s exciting to get to be a part of it. I feel very encouraged by the fact that my publishers actually make music for a living. I hope to channel their wisdom into a really successful partnership for years to come.

“I’ve been a fan of Abe and his artistry for years,” said Wells. “We’ve shared a lot of time making music together in various scenarios and I’m always blown away by him. His talent and commitment to the craft are completely in line with what’s happening at Spirit Music Nashville and I’m so pleased that we’re now able to partner together on a publishing level. I also feel extraordinarily lucky to have him as the first writer on the 2 Mix Music roster so that now, I get to hear his songs before anyone else!”

“Spirit Music Nashville is thrilled to welcome Abe Stoklasa to the team,”said Frank Rogers, CEO, Spirit Music Nashville. “Abe has a unique way of taking ordinary life and turning it into extraordinary songs. We can’t wait to see what Abe, 2 Mix Music and Spirit can do together.”

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