Chase McGill Extends Publishing Agreement With UMPG Nashville

Chase McGill. Photo: Jessica Amerson

Chase McGill has extended his global publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville. The company has also acquired interest in McGill’s catalog.

In only two years, McGill has notched five No. 1 singles including “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset” (Luke Bryan), “Lose It” (Kane Brown), “Break Up In The End” (Cole Swindell), “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home” (Justin Moore) and “I Love My Country” (Florida Georgia Line). In 2019, McGill received two Grammy nominations, an ACM Writer of the Year nomination, a CMA Triple Play Award, and took home the NSAI Song of the Year award for “Break Up In The End.”

The songwriter continues his hot streak with recent cuts by Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, Swindell, Moore, Chris Young, Gary Allan and Travis Denning, to name a few. Across his catalog, McGill’s songs have been recorded by Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Luke Combs, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, Brett Young, Little Big Town, HARDY and Michael Ray, among others.

“Having Chase come to town with only a few songs and watching him put in the hard work, define his writing style, and gain the admiration of the Nashville writing community has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my career,” said Travis Gordon, Senior Director A&R, UMPG Nashville. “Through this journey, he’s become an integral part of the UMPG family. We’re so proud of the strong catalog of hits he is continuing to build and excited to stay working alongside him in the future.”

“Like a lot of songwriters who move to Nashville, I didn’t have any family in town,” said McGill. “Over the years with Universal Music Publishing, that has all changed. If I’m out of town on a bus run, I know my wife can call anyone in that office for anything she needs, and they’ll be there in a hurry. Pair that with their work ethic, wisdom, leadership, and strategy, the decision to stay right where I’m at, was a no-brainer.”




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