NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess) – Universal Music Publishing Group has signed Brad Tursi to a global co-publishing deal that includes his current catalog and future works.
Tursi, who is a member of the hugely popular country music band Old Dominion (RCA), has written nine Country Airplay No.1 songs, including six of Old Dominion’s seven chart-topping hits: “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart,” “Written in the Sand,” “Make It Sweet,” and more. The group has amassed more than one billion streams.
Beyond Old Dominion’s hits, Tursi has co-written multiple Country Airplay No. 1 songs for major artists including Luke Bryan’s “Light It Up” and Kenny Chesney’s “Save It for a Rainy Day.”
Troy Tomlinson, Chairman and CEO of UMPG Nashville, said: “Signing Brad provides that unique opportunity to work with a hit songwriter who not only writes hits for Old Dominion but also for other superstar artists. That, coupled with securing the rights to his entire back catalog, means lots of opportunities for us. We are grateful for his trust in our team.”
Tursi added: “I’m so excited to work with a bunch of great folks that I’ve considered family for years. I am humbled and grateful to be part of the team.”
Travis Gordon, Senior A&R Director, UMPG Nashville, said: “All the greats have a signature. Some have an unending well of deep lyric sensibility, some were given the gift of melody, while others have a unique sonic identity. With Brad, you get all of the above. He’s a songwriter’s songwriter and we’re so proud to officially welcome him home as part of the Universal family.”
Old Dominion is currently headlining arenas and amphitheaters across the globe on their “Make It Sweet” tour. Their forthcoming, self-titled studio album is set for release on October 25, 2019.