Universal Music Group Nashville has signed a recording deal with This Is Us star Chrissy Metz, who is working on her debut country album to be released later this year. The label first began working with Metz via her role in the 20th Century Fox movie Breakthrough, which featured Metz performing the song “I’m Standing With You.”
Metz is also set to produce the upcoming inspirational mountaineer movie Gorge in the works with Amazon, and recently released the memoir This Is Me, which topped the New York Times Bestseller list.
Last year, Metz made her debut performance on the Academy of Country Music Awards with a rendition of “I’m Standing With You,” where she was joined by Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina, Maddie & Tae & Mickey Guyton. She now counts these artists among her labelmates.
“To say I am excited to fulfill a lifelong dream is an understatement,” shares Metz. “Music has always been my first love and to be working alongside Cindy and the incomparable team at UMG is truly a gift!”
“Chrissy Metz is simply tapped into America’s emotional conscience,” explains Cindy Mabe, President, Universal Music Group Nashville. “Music was her first love and no matter if she’s singing, acting, writing or just being, she’s always real, powerful and fully connected with her audience. I can’t wait to put her musical story into the world and I’m so inspired to bring her into the Universal Music Group Nashville family.”
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