Entertainment One has signed Kalie Shorr to a publishing deal via a joint venture with Vintern Songs. Earlier this year, Shorr released the album Open Book, and was a writer on each of the project’s 13 tracks.
“I definitely thought about the album like an essay of what my last year was like,” she told MusicRow shortly after the album’s release in September. “I thought well, if I was writing this like an essay of what my last year was like, ‘Too Much to Say’ is the thesis statement, ‘Escape’ is my background and my childhood, and then the breakup happens and you see how that all plays out, and then ‘The World Keeps Spinning’ brings me back into the family stuff and ‘Angry Butterfly’ is like the concluding paragraph.”
In addition to the deeply personal music she has contributed to her own album, Shorr has had songs featured in Paramount’s Yellowstone, CMT’s Nashville and the NFL, as well as recent singles from Honey County, Miranda Glory, and Will Jay.
eOne’s Global President, Music, Chris Taylor, says, “We are blown away with the depth of Kalie’s songwriting ability and are already integrating her talent with our teams in Nashville and Los Angeles. Not only is she a fantastic artist, but we can’t wait to utilize her work and take her work into new realms like TV and film.”
Aaron Pearce, CEO of Vintern Songs, added, “Kalie is an amazing triple threat singer/songwriter/musician. She is a true artist, a fabulous writer, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be in business with her.”
Shorr says, “Songwriting is my passion, both to tell my own story and help other artists articulate theirs. As someone who writes in several different genres, eOne and Vintern are the perfect partners to help me take big steps in multiple directions. I feel so supported by them, both as an artist and as a songwriter, and I’m excited to see the doors we will open together. ”
Shorr is currently on tour with LeAnn Rimes for her You and Me and Christmas Tour and will be playing Nashville’s New Year’s Eve concert, Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight, with Keith Urban, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, The Struts, Amanda Shires, Bren Joy and the Fisk Jubilee Singers.
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