NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Veteran songwriter and producer Nathan Chapman has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group.
Chapman has been a hitmaker, with more than 30 compositions released on major labels, including for Phillip Phillips, Lady Antebellum, Michael Ray, Dan + Shay, Jake Owen, Eric Paslay, Martina McBride, Colbie Caillat, Lauren Alaina, Sara Evans, Rascal Flatts, O.A.R., Mickey Guyton, Thompson Square, and Darius Rucker, whose song “Homegrown Honey” was Chapman’s first No. 1 hit.
Chapman’s most recent project, Revival, is his first album, and features material co-written with songwriters Lori McKenna, Ashley Monroe, Leslie Satcher, Stephanie Chapman, Hillary Lindsey, Andrew Dorff, and Mary Steeburgen. Chapman also recently penned the end title for the film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.
In addition to songwriting, Chapman has worked as a producer on a number of hit songs and albums, including on Taylor Swift’s multi-platinum selling debut album. He has since gone on to work on all five of Swift’s albums, recently earning a Grammy award for Album of the Year as a producer on 1989.
Chapman has had 16 No. 1 hits as a producer, and has worked with artists such as Martina McBride, The Band Perry, Lionel Richie, Sara Evans, Shania Twain, Colbie Caillat, Cassadee Pope, Lady Antebellum, Jewel, and most recently, on Keith Urban’s No. 1 hit “Break on Me.” – Staff Writers