Shane Stevens has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Purplebeat Music, a music publishing and management company owned by longtime manager Bob Doyle.
A native of Myrtle Beach, Stevens moved to Nashville in 1996 and achieved his first No. 1 with Lady A’s “American Honey,” co-written with Hillary Lindsey and Cary Barlowe. He moved to L.A. in 2014 and began writing for a multitude of artists, eventually selling a country music musical to Paramount Pictures and penning three songs for the My Little Pony soundtrack.
The Purplebeat signing comes on the heels of Stevens’ success as co-writer of the Walker Hayes smash “Fancy Like,” which is currently at the top of the Billboard Hot Country and Country Streaming Charts and top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “Fancy Like” is nominated for an American Music Award in the “Favorite Country Song” category. Stevens has also had cuts by Carrie Underwood, Ariana Grande, Sara Evans, Selena Gomez, Jessie James Decker, Meghan Trainor, Ronnie Milsap, Jordin Sparks, Fifth Harmony and more.
“All of us at Purplebeat are so excited to be working with Shane,” Purplebeat shares. “He is an absolute pro and brings tremendous talent and experience to our roster. I think the success of ‘Fancy Like’ is just a glimmer of things to come.”
“I could not be more excited or feel more blessed about being back in Nashville and with my team at Purplebeat,” adds Stevens. “It’s like a homecoming for me and nothing could possibly feel more right than being with Eric [Daigle], Mike [Doyle], Andy [Friday], Graham [Kothman] and Bob. Winning with them is a dream come true. This is a solid foundation to build on.”
Purplebeat first opened its doors in Nashville in January 2017 and is building a growing presence in Nashville and Los Angeles. The company will soon announce additional signings, including synch producer MA-TIE-US and on the rise EDM/Indie Pop artist MAYLYN.
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