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Kenny Chesney Signs with Universal Music Publishing Group – Variety

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Yet another Nashville-based star has followed Troy Tomlinson for his new role at Universal Music Publishing Group. Kenny Chesney has signed a global publishing deal with UMPG, the company announced on Tuesday.

The move was expected, as Chesney has worked with Tomlinson since the beginning of his career. The country’s star once told Tennessee, “Troy Tomlinson’s love of music is like the love of his life.” “He really likes them and is not afraid of hard emotions. His people’s feelings, their dreams and their hearts are how Troy helped pave the way for countless lyricists. “

During the announcement of the new contract, Tomlinson – who officially took over as chairman-chief executive of UMPG in July 2019 – said, “I met Kenny when he was 24 years old. He played four or five songs on my guitar in my office. I remember clearly. I can still recite them today. We have enjoyed a lot of success together and lots of fun time and lifelong memories. I am grateful to continue to represent him and his music and to look forward to providing outstanding opportunities through UMPG. “

“Troy Tomlinson has been a part of my creative life since I was young when I was hoping to capture some of the dream songs,” Chesney said in a statement. For, it inspires me to reach those same dreams, the author and a Real music artists to get people like actor in the world to bring the blessing of other people’s songs “

The singer previously worked with Tomlinson at Sony / ATV Music Publishing, where the executive has been president / CEO of the Nashville division since 2005.

Although her focus has shifted to pop, Taylor Swift is another superstar who is loyal to Tomlinson, who announced in February that she would be reuniting with him at UMPG Nashville.

His second release for Warner Nashville this month after a long career with Sony Music was Chesney’s ninth album with “Here and Now”.

Last week, Chesney officially postponed his “chillaxification” tour due to a coronavirus epidemic, saying the stadium and amphitheater show scheduled for this summer would be held in 2021. The announcement states that tickets will be automatically applied to a new show date, with refund options not available until next year’s rescheduled dates are announced.

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