Luke Laird Re-signs to Universal Music Publishing Group with World Wide Agreement
March 6, 2012 at 12:48 PM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP announced today the re-signing of NASHVILLE award-winning songwriter, LUKE LAIRD to an exclusive, worldwide publishing agreement and will also administer select writers from LUKE and BETH LAIRD’S publishing group, CREATIVE NATION.
A few of LUKE’S hits include RODNEY ATKINS’ “Take a Back Road,” CHRIS YOUNG’S “You,” ERIC CHURCH’S “Drink in my Hand,” SARA EVANS’ “A Little Bit Stronger,” and “Undo It,” “So Small,” and “Temporary Home,” for CARRIE UNDERWOOD.
"We are excited and thrilled to continue our already successful relationship with LUKE LAIRD," said UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP PUBLISHING NASHVILLE EVP/GM, KENT EARLS. "LUKE continues to deliver smash after smash after smash. He has solidified his place among the NASHVILLE hit-makers with nine No. 1 songs over the last few years. As well, we look forward to working with BETH LAIRD and the CREATIVE NATION writers to help accomplish their goals."
"I am so blessed to have the opportunity to make music every day and have really enjoyed working with EVAN LAMBERG (President, UMPG NORTH AMERICA), KENT and the whole UMPG team. With the addition of CREATIVE NATION, I couldn't be more thrilled about the future," said LUKE.
LUKE is also nominated for “Songwriter of the Year” at the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS on SUNDAY, APRIL 1st, and was recently named one of BILLBOARD’S TOP 3 HOT COUNTRY SONGWRITERS and celebrated recent multiple wins at the 59th ANNUAL BMI COUNTRY AWARDS.
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