Producer/songwriter Brandon Hood and producer Dann Huff have launched an artist development company in a joint venture with Warner Chappell Music. Through the partnership, Hood, Huff, and WCM will co-sign writers for artists that Hood & Huff work with. The publisher has also signed Hood to a worldwide publishing deal.
“My relationship with Dann has been a navigational beacon for me as a guitarist, producer, and songwriter. He’s someone as close as family to me, and I could not be more excited to have his mentorship become more official in my career,” said Hood. “I’m thrilled to partner with him and the entire Warner Chappell family to pursue development opportunities with incredible artists.”
Born and raised in Blairsville, Georgia, Hood landed in Nashville in 2005 to pursue a degree at Belmont. During his time there his guitar and production skills caught the attention of Dann Huff, who signed him to his first-ever publishing deal. Hood’s songs have been recorded by Rascal Flatts, Sam Hunt, Jessie James Decker, and more, and he’s currently producing records for Drake Milligan, Hannah Dasher, and Tim Dugger, among others. Hood is managed by Mary Lauren Teague at Dotted i Entertainment.
A Nashville native, Huff’s versatile career spans decades and includes playing session guitar for superstars from Madonna to Michael Jackson, to producing for some of the biggest names in country music like Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Thomas Rhett, and Reba McEntire, to name a few. Some of his most recognizable country hits include, Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t My Color,” Brett Young’s “In Case You Didn’t Know,” and Thomas Rhett’s “Die A Happy Man,” which landed Single of the Year at the 2016 CMA Awards. Huff has been named CMA’s Musician of the Year, ACM’s Producer of the Year, and Music Row’s Producer of the Year three times each, and was honored as Billboard’s Producer of the Decade in 2010.
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