Country singer-songwriter, Corey Kent, has signed with Sony Music Nashville on the label’s RCA Nashville imprint.
Kent’s major label contract with Sony comes after a bidding war between many labels. The Oklahoma native impressed industry members with his debut single, “Wild As Her,” which landed Kent his first-ever entry into the Billboard Hot 100 after exploding on the streaming platforms with nearly 70 million streams in just 4 months.
Combustion Music, who was critical in Kent’s development, will remain in partnership with the artist for his publishing and more. The artist is managed by Triple 8 Management.
“I’m excited to announce that I’m officially a Sony Music Nashville Artist,” Kent shares. “My team and I were humbled to have interest and offers from multiple labels across the country, but over time it became very apparent that Sony was the right team for me. They really shared my vision and had passion for the brand of country music I’m creating. I don’t see signing this deal as the finish line… I see it as the starting block. Now it’s time to go to work and I can’t wait to see what we accomplish together!”
Now, with the support of a major label, “Wild As Her” will officially impact radio on Aug. 15. To celebrate the announcement of his signing, Kent has released a new version of his breakout tune, now as a duet with rising singer-songwriter Carter Faith.
“We had talked about making ‘Wild As Her’ a duet early on, but I’m very particular about collabs, and no one immediately came to mind, so we just put it on the back burner,” Kent says. “Then one day I’m listening to Carter’s song ‘Joyride’ and then boom it hit me…Carter would be perfect! We reached out to her team and were able to make it happen!”
Kent started playing music at an early age, becoming the lead singer of a touring western swing band at age 11 and opening for acts such as Roy Clark and The Oak Ridge Boys. He made the move to Nashville at age 17.
Kent earned 3.5 million streams with his 2020 LP, From The West, which set the stage for this next chapter. In December of 2021, he released his sophomore album, ’21, to an overwhelmingly positive reception. His songs “Gold” and “Ain’t My Day” from the project have amassed nearly 15 million streams combined. Kent also has had success writing for other artists, including Kolby Cooper, Brandon Jenkins, Clark Green and more.
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