Nick Norman Signs With Fourward Music/Cock Crows Publishing

Nick Norman. Photo: Justin Key

Songwriter Nick Norman has inked a publishing deal with Fourward Music and Lee Brice‘s new publishing company Cock Crows Publishing.

Norman previously became the first artist signed to the newly-launched label and artist development collective Pump House Records, co-founded by Lee Brice, Rob Hatch, Elisha Hoffman and business execs Derek and Kristi Hutchins.

“I am extremely grateful for this opportunity. With a support group that’s second to none, I am confident this is just the beginning,” Norman shares. “These songs are my story and my message — to deliver them alongside a few of my best friends and mentors is an added bonus.”

“Will [Ward] and I have had our eyes on Nick and we’re thrilled to be his publishing partner,” says Shannan Hatch, Fourward Music president. “He’s a prolific writer whose songs connect because he writes from a place of honesty and transparency. His songs grab your heart and make you move, because they come from a genuine place. We’re looking forward to a great future together.”

Brice adds, “I’ve known Nick since we were kids and I’ve always believed in him so starting a publishing imprint to support his dream was a no-brainer and an honor. Now, Nick, let’s watch you fly.”

A South Carolina native, Nick relocated to Key West, Florida in 2005 and built a fan following. His upcoming album was co-produced by Lee Brice, Rob Hatch and Elisha Hoffman and includes songs co-written by Steve Moakler, Cary Barlowe, Will Weatherly and Kyle Jacobs, as well as guest vocalists Jamey Johnson, Josh Abbott and Rebecca Lynn Howard.

For Lee, watching his childhood friend bloom has been a blessing. “He’s always had a passion for singing,” says Lee of Nick, “but after moving to Key West and singing multiple hours a day, six days a week, for more than a decade, he’s at a whole new level. His stuff is so soulful and so groovy.”

 

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