Mark Bright has parted ways with Foundry Records. The Grammy-winning producer, songwriter and publisher had signed on to oversee A&R for the label when it launched last fall. In October 2019, Foundry Records announced it had signed deals with Shenandoah and Austin Merrill.
“My work with Foundry has come to an end, but I value the time spent shepherding the new venture,” Bright says. “The creative community is a constantly changing landscape, and I’m moving on to new endeavors.”
Bright is a Texas native who has been a creative force in Nashville for nearly four decades. His production credits include Sting, Shakira, Steven Tyler, Vince Gill, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, Billy Ray Cyrus, Luke Bryan, Blackhawk and Sara Evans. He began working with Carrie Underwood fresh off her American Idol win in 2005 and produced her first five albums, yielding 21 No. 1 hits and sales in excess of 60 million.
As a publisher, his songwriters had 44 songs recorded by major label artists. A songwriter himself, Bright’s credits include George Strait’s 60th No. 1 hit “Give it All We Got Tonight” and songs recorded by Shakira, Whitney Duncan and others.
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