Grammy award-winning songwriter and producer Luke Laird has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Creative Nation.
As a songwriter, Laird has had numerous hits including Fast and I See You (Luke Bryan), American Kids (Kenny Chesney), One of Those Nights (Tim McGraw), Downtown (Lady Antebellum) and Beat This Summer (Brad Paisley).
Laird co-produced Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves, which received both Grammy and ACM awards for Album of the Year. He has also received BMI awards for Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year, as well as the Academy of Country Music’s Songwriter of the Year.
Sony/ATV Nashville president/CEO Troy Tomlinson said: “It’s a rare occasion when a publisher is able to secure both the hit-driven catalogue and the futures of a writer the quality of Luke Laird. We are grateful that he is entrusting his body of work with us and look forward to continuing success.”
Luke Laird said: “I’m looking forward to working with Troy, Josh Van Valkenburg and the entire Sony/ATV team. They have a great history of working with songwriters who are heroes of mine and they will be the perfect complement to my team at Creative Nation.”
Pictured: Hannah Williams (Sony/ATV Nashville Creative Manager), Josh Van Valkenburg (Sony/ATV Nashville SVP, Creative), Luke Laird, Troy Tomlinson (Sony/ATV Nashville President/CEO); Back row, left to right: Terry Wakefield (Sony/ATV Nashville SVP, Creative), Dustin Kovacic (Dickinson Wright PLLC), Tom Luteran (Sony/ATV Nashville VP, Creative), Austen Adams (Dickinson Wright PLLC), Stephen Denninger (Sony/ATV Nashville A&R Coordinator) and Dane Schmidt (Sony/ATV Nashville Director, Creative).