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Music News (1/17/18)

[ 0 ] January 17, 2018 | |

Mitchell Tenpenny Signs With Riser House/Columbia Nashville

Pictured here, as Mitchell Tenpenny signs his artist recording agreement with Riser House/Columbia Nashville, are (left to right): FRONT – Sony Music Nashville’s SVP Legal & Business Affairs Angie Magill and Chairman & CEO Randy Goodman; Mitchell Tenpenny; Riser House Records’ President Jennifer Johnson and GM Stephanie Hudacek; and, BACK – Kristen Ashley, Tenpenny’s day-to-day manager; Sony Music Nashville’s SVP A&R Jim Catino, COO/EVP Ken Robold, EVP Promotion/Artist Development Steve Hodges, EVP Marketing/New Business John Zarling, Tenpenny’s marketing lead Jennifer Way; and Shane Allen, SVP, Promotion, Columbia Nashville. Photo: Alan Poizner. [Click photo to enlarge]

As the result of a new joint-venture, Sony Music Nashville and Riser House announce the signing of artist and songwriter Mitchell Tenpenny to Riser House/Columbia Nashville.

Tenpenny will release his Riser House/Columbia Nashville debut single this spring. Tenpenny was the flagship artist for full-service label, management, and publishing company Riser House, which was founded by Matt Swanson, Jennifer Johnson, and Tenpenny.

Nashville native Tenpenny’s grandmother was former Sony/ATV Music Publishing CEO Donna Hilley. Tenpenny co-wrote Granger Smith’s Top 5 hit, “If The Boot Fits.”


Kenny Chesney Joins Warner Music Nashville

Pictured (L-R): President of Morris Higham Management, Clint Higham; Chairman and President Warner Music Nashville, John Esposito; Kenny Chesney; and Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Jess Rosen

Warner Music Group and Warner Music Nashville have officially welcomed Kenny Chesney  to the Warner Music family. As part of WMN, the songwriter/superstar’s music will be released on the Blue Chair Records/Warner Bros. Records label.


Three Hounds Music Signs Sarah Beth Terry

Pictured (L-R): Tyler Bell – GM Three Hounds Music, Sarah Beth Terry, Tom Harrison – CEO/Founder Three Hounds Music.

Three Hounds Music has entered into an exclusive publishing agreement with singer/songwriter Sarah Beth Terry.

Born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, Terry began writing poems and lyrics at a very early age. She credits songwriter, musician, & producer Bobby Terry (no relation) and artist/songwriter Anthony Smith with teaching her to formulate songs. She is reverential about Smith’s album, If That Ain’t Country (produced and engineered by Bobby Terry) and claims that it was an important turning point for her as a songwriter. Ironically, in addition to signing an exclusive agreement with Bobby’s publishing company, Three Hounds Music, Sarah Beth’s first cut is a Craig Morgan song she wrote with Anthony: “I Hate the Taste of Whiskey.” She also has a cut on the new Gaither Vocal Band album.

Three Hounds Music’s roster also includes songwriters Bobby Terry (Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, Gretchen Wilson), David Tolliver (Tim McGraw, Jerrod Neiman, Brantley Gilbert), Kevin Brandt (Montgomery Gentry, Travis Tritt, Randy Travis), and Americana duo FLEENER.

Category: Music News

About Eric T. Parker: Eric Parker serves as Marketing Manager for MusicRow, RowFax, and the CountryBreakout Chart. He holds a B.B.A. in Entertainment and Music Business with a background working with label, publishing, management and PR firms. View author profile.

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