Bryce Leatherwood, the winner of season 22 of NBC’s The Voice, has signed his first major record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville in alliance with Republic Records. Leatherwood’s first song “The Finger” will release this Friday, Oct. 27.
Born and raised in Woodstock, Georgia, Leatherwood’s passion for music was cultivated throughout his childhood. After moving to Statesboro to attend Georgia Southern University, Leatherwood played college venues and continued to grow his stage presence and his country music repertoire.
Just weeks after graduating college, Leatherwood set his mind on a new task. In 2022, he competed on The Voice and was crowned the season 22 winner in December. With a full team intact including Morris Higham Management, Creative Artists Agency, Sony Music Publishing and O’Neil Hagaman, Leatherwood recently moved to Nashville where he has been songwriting and recording for a forthcoming project.
“Bryce Leatherwood grew up inspired by rich country roots listening to artists like Conway Twitty, George Jones and Merle Haggard who were introduced to him through his grandfather. He’s a phenomenal singer and performer and he wants to carry traditional country music with his own edge forward. I’m so excited for the passion Bryce brings to creating his own brand of traditional country music to the next generation of youth and I am so proud to have him on our team,” shares Cindy Mabe, CEO and Chair, UMGN.
Leatherwood shares, “If someone would have told me at this time last year that not only would I win ‘The Voice,’ but it would lead to a record deal in Nashville, I wouldn’t have believed it. I have worked really hard to hone my skills and talent as a country artist and I’m beyond grateful for the opportunity that I have before me. Not only am I excited to start putting music out to my fans, but I’m looking forward to writing some kick-ass songs with the incredible writers here in Nashville. I’d like to thank God, my family, and all of my supporters for getting me to this point. Now, let’s get to work. God bless country music.”
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