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Country Songwriter Jessi Alexander Signs Worldwide Co-Publishing Agreement with THiS Music & Warner/Chappell Music

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  • July 26, 2016
    Country Songwriter Jessi Alexander Signs Worldwide Co-Publishing Agreement with THiS Music & Warner/Chappell Music
     
    Pictured from L-R: Back:  Austen Adams (attorney), Jon Platt (WC), Anna Weisband (THiS), Ben Vaughn (WC), Phil May (WC), Tim Nichols (THiS) Front:  Rusty Gaston (THiS), Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington (THiS)

    Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, along with Nashville-based music publishing company THiS Music, today announced that it has signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with CMA Award-winning singer-songwriter Jessi Alexander. Alexander’s songs have dominated the country charts in recent years, with Blake Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You” and “Drink on It”, and Eric Paslay’s “Song About a Girl.”  Alexander also co-wrote Lee Brice’s platinum-selling single “I Drive Your Truck,” which was named “Song of the Year” at the 2013 CMA Awards, the 2014 ACM Awards, and the 2013 NSAI Awards; the song was also nominated for a Grammy Award for “Country Song of the Year.”

    The Tennessee native first established herself as a hit-maker when she penned “The Climb,” Miley Cyrus’ power ballad for Hannah Montana: The Movie. The song quickly became a worldwide hit, going multi-platinum in several countries and winning an MTV Movie Award for “Best Song from a Movie.” Alexander went on to have her songs recorded by some of the biggest names in country music, including Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, and Little Big Town. She co-wrote the title song for Tim McGraw’s most recent album, Damn Country Music, and contributed two songs to Blake Shelton’s 2016 album, If I’m Honest, the intensely personal “Savior’s Shadow” and the more lighthearted “Friends,” which was co-written by Shelton and featured on the soundtrack of The Angry Birds Movie.

    Alexander also wrote the upcoming single “The Way I Talk” for Big Loud Records’ artist Morgan Wallen. Alexander’s own album, Down Home (self-released), includes collaborations with Sheryl Crow, Dierks Bentley, and Alexander’s husband and frequent collaborator Jon Randall.

    THiS Music was formed in 2006 by Publisher Rusty Gaston and songwriters Tim Nichols and Connie Harrington—launched in partnership with Warner/Chappell Music—and recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. 

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Pictured from L-R: Back:  Austen Adams (attorney), Jon Platt (WC), Anna Weisband (THiS), Ben Vaughn (WC), Phil May (WC), Tim Nichols (THiS) Front:  Rusty Gaston (THiS), Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington (THiS)

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, along with Nashville-based music publishing company THiS Music, today announced that it has signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with CMA Award-winning singer-songwriter Jessi Alexander. Alexander’s songs have dominated the country charts in recent years, with Blake Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You” and “Drink on It”, and Eric Paslay’s “Song About a Girl.”  Alexander also co-wrote Lee Brice’s platinum-selling single “I Drive Your Truck,” which was named “Song of the Year” at the 2013 CMA Awards, the 2014 ACM Awards, and the 2013 NSAI Awards; the song was also nominated for a Grammy Award for “Country Song of the Year.”

The Tennessee native first established herself as a hit-maker when she penned “The Climb,” Miley Cyrus’ power ballad for Hannah Montana: The Movie. The song quickly became a worldwide hit, going multi-platinum in several countries and winning an MTV Movie Award for “Best Song from a Movie.” Alexander went on to have her songs recorded by some of the biggest names in country music, including Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, and Little Big Town. She co-wrote the title song for Tim McGraw’s most recent album, Damn Country Music, and contributed two songs to Blake Shelton’s 2016 album, If I’m Honest, the intensely personal “Savior’s Shadow” and the more lighthearted “Friends,” which was co-written by Shelton and featured on the soundtrack of The Angry Birds Movie.

Alexander also wrote the upcoming single “The Way I Talk” for Big Loud Records’ artist Morgan Wallen. Alexander’s own album, Down Home (self-released), includes collaborations with Sheryl Crow, Dierks Bentley, and Alexander’s husband and frequent collaborator Jon Randall.

THiS Music was formed in 2006 by Publisher Rusty Gaston and songwriters Tim Nichols and Connie Harrington—launched in partnership with Warner/Chappell Music—and recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.