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Music News (12/1/21)

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MusicRow Unveils Next Big Thing Artists Class Of 2022

MusicRow is proud to reveal its list of artists, who in 2022, are predicted to become the Next Big Thing (NBT). The annual NBT list features 11 artists, who are each profiled in MusicRow‘s latest 2022 Touring & Next Big Thing print issue, which releases today (Nov. 1).

MusicRow‘s Next Big Thing Class of 2022 boasts a stand-out group of artists on the rise. They are diverse in sound, style, and level of success, but what they have in common is extraordinary talent and a passion for today’s ever-evolving country music format. These future stars will expand the boundaries of country music, carrying the torch of the format both to its fans and into the mainstream.

Single copies of MusicRow’s Touring & Next Big Thing print issue are available for purchase at for $45, and are included with yearly MusicRow subscriptions.

Click to read more about the Next Big Thing Artists Class Of 2022.

Kyndal Inskeep Inks With Cornman Music, Warner Chappell Music Nashville

Pictured (L-R): Ryan Beuschel (WCM), Ben Vaughn (WCM), Nate Lowery (CM), Inskeep, Jessi Stevenson (WCM), Brett James (CM)

Rising pop songstress Kyndal Inskeep has signed a global joint publishing deal with Cornman Music and Warner Chappell Music Nashville.

Originally from Indianapolis, Inskeep relocated to Nashville in 2015 to attend Belmont University’s commercial voice program. She made her national debut as a contestant on season 17 of NBC’s The Voice, where she was coached by Gwen Stefani. Upon her return to Nashville, Inskeep has released a couple of singles–“Letter” and “Ghost Town”–and continues to perform around Music City.

“Kyndal is a gifted songwriter and performer who lights up every stage she’s on,” shares Ben Vaughn, President & CEO, WCM Nashville. “Her eclectic pop sound and unique vocal tone immediately caught our attention and we can’t wait to see her career blossom.”

“Kyndal is an absolute superstar in the making,” adds Brett James, Owner/CEO, Cornman Music. “Her voice is surreal and her songwriting and performances are next level.  We are beyond excited to be on her team as she takes over the world.”

Chris Buck Signs With Anthem Music Publishing

Chris Buck

Canadian artist Chris Buck has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Anthem Music Publishing.

Buck debuted in 2017 with his self-titled album, Chris Buck Band, and rose up the Canadian country charts with the release of the track “That’s When You Know,” featuring fellow Canadian country artist Kira Isabella. The single skyrocketed with over 7 million streams, earning CRIA-Gold certification and a Canadian Country Music Association nomination for Video of the Year.

In 2019, he released “All In’,” which garnered 13 million streams. Over the years, he has performed at some of Canada’s biggest festivals, including Boots and Hearts, Rockin’ River Music Fest, The Calgary Stampede, Manitoulin Country Fest and more.

“Chris is one of the most genuinely capable country artists and songwriters I’ve heard in recent memory,” says Tim Wipperman, President of Anthem Music Publishing Nashville. “He’ll be a great addition to our crew.”

“I’m so excited to join such a great team,” adds Buck. “Looking forward to writing with their amazing staff and getting a plaque up on the wall!”

Chris Tomlin, Jason Ingram Join Forces To Form TIM Publishing

Chris Tomlin, Stacey Willbur, Jason Ingram

Multi-award winning Christian artist Chris Tomlin and award-winning producer/songwriter Jason Ingram have teamed to form a new publishing company, TIM Publishing (Tomlin, Ingram, Music).

The new Nashville-based company will be helmed by publishing veteran Stacey Willbur, who has has worked for many of the top music publishing houses in Nashville including EMI CMG, EMI Nashville, and Capitol.

“What a dream come true, to be able to come alongside great songwriters, and help cultivate songs that make a difference in this world,” says Tomlin. “Jason and I have been thinking of partnering together for some time now. We believe songs matter and will do everything we can to create a publishing company that champions this vision. I am beyond grateful for the writers that have already said ‘yes’ to being a part of this with us. Truly some of the very best!”

“Chris and I have been friends and co-writers for many years now and it’s truly special for me to be able to start this company with someone I have so much respect for both personally and professionally,” shares Ingram. “And as a songwriter I’ve often thought of songs as ‘life rafts’ and I’ve given my life’s work to building them. The chance to help other songwriters maximize their opportunity and potential is the best way I know to throw more ‘life rafts’ into the world.”

TIM’s roster includes Steffany Gretzinger, Jess Cates, Tommy Iceland, Benji Cowart, and Chris Davenport.

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