Multi-Platinum Curb Records artist Rodney Atkins has partnered with Curb | Word Music Publishing on a new joint venture. The first songwriter to join Atkins’ roster is Daniel Ethridge, a member of the trio Troubadour Blue.
Ethridge began playing guitar at 11, and after high school, attended Belmont and began pursuing songwriting. After winning the 2018 Texas Songwriter U program, judged by Jack Ingram and Liz Rose, Ethridge spent years post-graduation on the road playing for other artists while continuing to write for himself and others. In 2020, Ethridge reconnected with old friends and mentors from his college days to co-found Troubadour Blue. Atkins first met Ethridge through songwriter and Rod + Rose member Rose Falcon, who was writing with Ethridge.
“I am thrilled to see Curb | Word Music Publishing and Rodney Atkins come together in this exciting partnership,” shares Curb|Word Chairman Mike Curb. “Daniel Ethridge is a wonderful addition to our roster and we look forward to great things from him.”
“I’m excited to see what the future has in store for Daniel,” shares Atkins. “I’m so proud to have him as my first signed writer in my partnership with Curb | Word Music Publishing.”
Ethridge adds, “I feel incredibly fortunate to be one of the few who get to refer to themselves as a professional songwriter. Joining the talented team at Curb | Word Music Publishing while also being signed as part of this partnership with Rodney is nothing short of a dream come true.”
Fans can catch Ethridge playing with Troubadour Blue at CMA Fest this Saturday, June 10 at 3:35 p.m. CT at the Hard Rock Café stage.
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