Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with songwriter Lee Miller. Miller is the recipient of many top industry awards and has written hit songs for such renowned artists as Tim McGraw, Jamey Johnson, and Trace Adkins, among others. Effective immediately, Warner/Chappell will publish the Kentucky-native’s songwriting. Ben Vaughn, Executive Vice President, Warner/Chappell Music Nashville, made the announcement.
"I’m honored to join the Warner/Chappell family,” said Miller. “For me, it’s the perfect mixture of old friends and new relationships, and I anticipate this being a long, successful and exciting partnership."
“When Lee Miller steps into a session, his co-writers know it’s going to be a great day.” said Vaughn. “Not only is he a tremendous songwriter, he’s also an incredibly smart and generous guy who contributes so much of his time and energy to protecting the rights of songwriters in his role as President of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. We’re so pleased to work with Lee and look forward to help further build his already-illustrious career.”
Miller is responsible for co-writing Trace Adkins’ “You’re Gonna Miss This,” which received Song of the Year awards from the CMA, ASCAP, and the NSAI, as well as a Grammy nomination for Country Song of the Year. He also co-wrote Jamey Johnson’s “In Color,” which won Song of the Year awards from the ACM, the CMA, ASCAP, and Music Row, as well as a Grammy nomination for Country Song of the Year. Miller has also co-written No. 1 singles for Joe Nichols (“The Impossible”), Terri Clark (“I Just Wanna Be Mad”), and Brad Paisley (“The World” and “I’m Still a Guy”), as well as Top 10 singles for Tim McGraw (“Nothing to Die For”) and Brandon Heath (“Jesus in Disguise”). Miller’s latest charting singles include Tim McGraw’s “Southern Girl,” and Chris Stapleton’s “What Are You Listening To?”
Miller has also had cuts recorded by such artists as Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, Josh Turner, John Michael Montgomery, Sammy Kershaw, Andy Griggs, Tracy Byrd, Tracy Lawrence, Randy Travis, Rhett Akins, Billy Currington, Craig Morgan, The Wreckers, Chris Young, Blackhawk, and Mark Wills, among others.
Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group, is home to a wide array of legendary songwriters and a rich catalog of contemporary hits and influential standards. With offices in more than 40 countries, Warner/Chappell provides deep expertise across a range of creative services and the most innovative opportunities for songwriters and copyright holders. With a history dating back more than 200 years, Warner/Chappell currently publishes and administers music from Barry Gibb, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton, fun., Gamble & Huff, Green Day, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Miramax Films, Muse, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M, Roc Nation, Stephen Sondheim, T.I., Timbaland and Wayne Hector, among many others.
Source: Warner/Chappell Music