Rising singer-songwriter Conner Smith has signed a global publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music, in partnership with Thomas Rhett’s Home Team and Miller Crow Music.
Smith recently released his debut collection Didn’t Go Too Far on The Valory Music Co., which featured his current single “Learn From It” and viral hit “I Hate Alabama.” The 21-year-old Nashville native has been writing songs since he was 6 years old, and aligned with BMI at age 9.
“Conner is one of the most exciting new artists in Nashville,” says Rhett. “I am so honored to be a part of his publishing and songwriting journey along with Ben Vaughn and the whole Warner Chappell team. Home Team was meant for writers like Conner who know exactly who they are and what they have to say.”
Spencer Nohe, Senior Director, A&R, WCM Nashville adds, “Conner is a remarkable and prolific songwriter who has quickly proven to be an electrifying performer who will have a significant impact in country music for years to come. More importantly, he operates with humility, discipline, and a quiet, confident work ethic which is an honor to represent. We couldn’t be more grateful to partner with Conner, Home Team, and Zach [Crowell] for this next chapter of Conner’s career.”
Smith, who has been named to many prestigious artist-to-watch lists since debuting on the country scene, has scored opening slots on Rhett’s “Bring The Bar To You” tour and Ryan Hurd’s “Tour De Pelago.” He has also performed alongside young country favorites including Kane Brown and Sam Hunt, and is managed by Homestead Music.
“I couldn’t feel more thankful to get to center myself and career around people who I respect and trust so much,” Smith shares. “Having people on my team who believe in me the way Home Team, Warner, and Miller Crow do is really a special thing. I’m excited to share this next chapter with people who are dialed into the vision I have for my journey.”
- CMA Foundation Honors Music Teachers Of Excellence - September 21, 2023
- Warner Music Nashville Signs Matt Schuster [Exclusive] - September 21, 2023
- BMI Honors Billy F Gibbons With 2023 Troubadour Award - September 19, 2023