Songwriter Jonathan Singleton has inked a global publishing deal with Spirit Music Nashville. Spirit has also acquired a portion of Singleton’s song catalog.
Singleton is a co-writer on the current No. 1 country song in the nation, Carly Pearce and Lee Brice’s “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” as well as Scotty McCreery’s Top 5 single “In Between,” which was also co-written and produced by Spirit Music Nashville CEO Frank Rogers. Singleton also has a co-writing credit on Maddie & Tae’s Top 20 single “Die From A Broken Heart.”
“Jonathan Singleton is a true renaissance man,” said Rogers. “He is a world-class songwriter, singer, musician, producer and businessman. After years of recording his songs and writing songs with him, I could not be more excited to get the opportunity to partner with him as a publisher. The entire Spirit Music Nashville is fired up to welcome Jonathan to the family! PS – Jonathan, you should go ahead and buy your wife that truck!”
“I’m so very excited to start a new chapter with Frank and the Spirit team,” Singleton said. “I can’t wait to see what we can get done, and I know we’ll have fun doing it!”
Singleton’s additional hits including Luke Combs’ “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” Tyler Farr’s “A Guy Walks Into A Bar,” Rascal Flatts’ “Yours If You Want It,” Josh Turner’s “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” David Nail’s “Let It Rain,” and Tim McGraw’s “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools.” Singleton has also penned Gary Allan’s “Watching Airplanes,” Nail’s “Red Light” and Billy Currington’s “Don’t,” along with other songs recorded by Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Chris Young, Little Big Town, Ronnie Dunn and many more.
Since Rogers’ appointment to the role of CEO for Spirit Music Nashville, the company has signed writers including David Garcia, Jeremy Bussey, Derek Wells and his 2 Mix Music enterprise, Bobby Hamrick, Brinley Addington, Frank Ray, Abe Stoklasa and Neil Thrasher.
Other recent successes by Spirit Music Nashville include a publishing interest in Billboard’s No. 1 and No. 2 “Songs of the Decade” (“Meant To Be” via David Garcia and “Body Like a Backroad” via Zach Crowell); the top two Billboard Albums of the Decade (Traveller by Chris Stapleton and Montevallo by Sam Hunt); ASCAP’s Song of the Year (“Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell and Josh Osborne); SESAC’s Song of the Year (“It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To” by Billy Currington); CMA Song of the Year (“Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban) and CMA Album of the Year (From a Room: Volume 1 by Chris Stapleton); and a publishing interest in ACM nominations for Song of the Year (“Whiskey & You” by Chris Stapleton); Single of the Year (“Broken Halos” by Chris Stapleton and “Drinkin’ Problem” by Midland) and Songwriter of the Year (Josh Osborne). The company also has a publishing interest in hits including Sam Hunt’s “Kinfolks,” Carrie Underwood’s “Drinking Alone,” Dustin Lynch’s “Ridin’ Roads,” and more.
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