Concord Music Publishing has signed singer-songwriter Andy Albert to a worldwide publishing deal. The agreement covers Albert’s full acquired catalog and future works.
Originally from Roswell, Georgia, Albert moved to Nashville in 2011 to be a part of the band Bonaventure, alongside Dan Smyers, now of Dan + Shay. He signed his first publishing deal with Downtown Music in 2014 and has since landed cuts with artists such as Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Granger Smith, Dustin Lynch, Hardy, Chris Lane, Ryan Hurd, Lany, and more. Albert’s catalog includes several chart-topping hits, including “She’s Got A Way With Words” (Blake Shelton), “If The Boot Fits” and “Happens Like That” (Granger Smith), “Rednecker” (Hardy), and more.
The songwriter came to Concord via the company’s purchase of Downtown Music’s publishing catalog earlier this year.
Brad Kennard, SVP of A&R in Nashville, says: “We’re incredibly honored that we are able to continue to represent the great works that Andy has created, as well as those to come. He’s an undisputed rising star who’s on a path to becoming one of the best in the business. We couldn’t be prouder to work alongside such a brilliant songwriter, who also happens to be one of the best human beings around.”
Albert will end 2021 with a multi-week No. 1 song on country radio, “Thinking ‘Bout You,” performed by Dustin Lynch featuring Mackenzie Porter. Currently, the track has reached the top spot on Billboard Country Airplay for its second consecutive week. Since its release, “Thinking ‘Bout You” peaked at No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and No. 30 on the Hot 100 chart. Albert earned a previous No. 1 radio single with Lynch as a co-writer on the 2020 Platinum hit “Good Girl.”
Most recently, Albert co-wrote four tracks on Dan + Shay’s fourth studio album Good Things, including “Lying,” “One Direction,” “Let Me Get Over Her,” and their latest single “Steal My Love,” which is currently charting in the top 40 on country radio.
“I am thrilled that Andy has entrusted Concord with his catalog of songs. He is a gifted songwriter and storyteller. We are committed to supporting songwriters like Andy, recognizing the hits he’s made and investing in the ones to come. I know the combination of Concord’s seasoned Creative team and Andy’s sheer talent will be a force in Nashville,” says Jim Selby, Chief Publishing Executive at Concord.
“I couldn’t be more excited to begin this next chapter of my career with Concord,” adds Albert. “Brad [Kennard] has assembled one of the best teams in Nashville and I’m grateful to be part of the family.”
The twofold agreement was negotiated on behalf of Concord by Duff Berschback, EVP of Legal and Business Affairs. Albert was represented by Chip Petree of Ritholz, Levy, & Fields LLP in Nashville.
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