Warner Chappell Music (WCM) and Madfun Entertainment have signed a global publishing deal with Matt Jenkins.
The accomplished songwriter has penned numerous No. 1 singles throughout his career, including the Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Platinum-certified track “Happy Anywhere,” as well as the Platinum smash hit “Buy Dirt” by Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan, which recently hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart and is nominated for Song of the Year at the ACM Awards.
Ben Vaughn, President & CEO, WCM Nashville offers: “Matt is the type of songwriter who knows how to fish out in the deep water for the perfect line in a writing session. He has proven himself as one of Nashville’s best songwriters, and we’re excited to be a part of his continued growth.”
A native Texan, Jenkins received a CMA Triple Play Award in 2017 for penning three No. 1 songs within a 12-month period: “Confession” by Florida Georgia Line, “Setting The World on Fire” by Kenny Chesney ft. P!nk, and “Song For Another Time” by Old Dominion. Other chart-topping hits he’s had a hand in writing include Billy Currington’s “Do I Make You Wanna,” Dustin Lynch’s “Where It’s At,” and Keith Urban’s “Cop Car.”
“Matt is one of my favorite songwriters and voices on the planet and has been for years. The way he can write and deliver a lyric, is what our town is built on,” Alicia Pruitt, founder, Madfun Entertainment adds. “I’m so very excited to get to work with this magical human every day.
“Couldn’t be more excited to start this new chapter of my career,” Jenkins shares. “This is an amazing team and I’m super excited about the future!”
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