Country music singer/songwriter/producer Kenny Chesney has signed an exclusive global publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).
With more than 30 million in album sales worldwide, Chesney has 20 recorded albums, nine of which debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s all-genre Top 100.
The eight-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year also holds the record for most No.1s on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts with 30 chart-toppers.
His hits include American Kids, Get Along, Anything But Mine, You and Tequila, Boys of Fall and I Go Back, among many others.
In addition, Here And Now debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 – marking Chesney’s ninth No.1 album on the chart.
One of the most awarded artists in modern country music, Chesney has won four consecutive Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Awards and Male Vocalist of the Year and nine Country Music Association Awards, including four Entertainer of the Year Awards and Album of The Year for the quadruple platinum When The Sun Goes Down.
He was also the recipient of BMI’s President’s Award in 2016, recognizing his impact on the entertainment industry.
“I am grateful to continue to represent him and his music and look forward to delivering outstanding opportunities through UMPG.”
Troy Tomlinson, Chairman and CEO of UMPG Nashville
Troy Tomlinson, Chairman and CEO of UMPG Nashville, said: “I met Kenny when he was 24 years old. He played me 4 or 5 songs in my office on his guitar. I remember the vivid lyrics.
“I can still recite them today. We have enjoyed lots of success together and lots of fun times and lifelong memories. I am grateful to continue to represent him and his music and look forward to delivering outstanding opportunities through UMPG.”
“Troy Tomlinson has been part of my creative life since I was a young dreamer hoping to capture some life in songs.”
Chesney aded: “Troy Tomlinson has been part of my creative life since I was a young dreamer hoping to capture some life in songs.
“To be reunited with him, as well as to work with Jody Gerson and the entire team at Universal Music Publishing inspires me to keep reaching for those same dreams, seeking truly special songs as a writer and an artist blessed to bring other people’s songs to the world, too.”
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