Warner Chappell Music has signed a global publishing deal with chart-topping writer, producer, mixer, and engineer Austin Shawn. The Nashville-based songwriter is best known for his work on Bailey Zimmerman‘s smash hits “Rock And A Hard Place,” “Fall In Love,” and “Religiously.” Those songs have led to Shawn spending a total of 43 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Country Producer Charts, with 11 consecutive weeks at No. 1. Shawn also spent 36 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Producer Charts.
“Rock and A Hard Place” currently sits at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart, No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, and has racked up more than 550 million global streams to date. A frequent collaborator of Zimmerman, Shawn has been hard at work on the Warner Music Nashville/Elektra artist’s upcoming album, Religiously. The Album., which will be released this May.
“I’m grateful that this crazy music thing has landed me here at Warner Chappell with some amazing people that are honestly great friends to hang with,” says Shawn. “They’ve been on the same wavelength with everything I’m doing since day 1 and that means the world to me. More tunes coming in hot!”
“Austin Shawn is innovating what it means to be a producer, co-writer, and developer of talent on Music Row,” says Ben Vaughn, President and CEO, Warner Chappell Music. “He wears so many hats well, and he brings a creative through line to every project that always puts the uniqueness of the artist and song first. We’re honored to welcome him into the Warner Chappell family.”
Shawn has also recently collaborated with Chase Matthew, among others. Since starting his production journey at 14 years old, Shawn has honed his unique style filled with bold drums, infectious melodies, and defined vocals, drawing from rock, pop, and country influences. His passion and talent for musical production has proven to be a force behind both emerging and established artists. He is managed by Simon Tikhman and Chief Zaruk of The Core Entertainment.
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