Concord Music Publishing has acquired the publishing catalog of multi-Grammy Award-winning songwriter and artist, Lori McKenna.
As part of the multi-faceted deal, Concord will co-publish McKenna in partnership with Creative Nation and PULSE Music Group, going forward.
Concord bought a majority stake in PULSE in January 2020 in a $100m+ deal.
McKenna’s resume includes back-to-back Grammy and CMA Awards, as well as the ACM Songwriter of the Year in 2017.
She has been awarded three Grammy wins as a songwriter for Best Country Song with Little Big Town’s Girl Crush (2015), Tim McGraw’s Humble and Kind (2016), and most recently, The Highwomen’s Crowded Table (2020).
Her catalog includes her 12 solo albums, as well as hits by Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes, The Highwomen, and many more. In addition to her work in country music, McKenna also co-wrote Always Remember Us This Way, which was featured in the Academy Award-winning film, A Star Is Born, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
“I’m so excited to add PULSE and Concord in this next chapter and I look forward to what’s to come,”
McKenna said: “I’m thrilled and thankful to keep doing what I love most with my Creative Nation family in Nashville.
“I’m so excited to add PULSE and Concord in this next chapter and I look forward to what’s to come.”
“Concord is honored to be chosen as the home for her catalog.”
Jim Selby, Concord
Jim Selby, Chief Publishing Executive at Concord, added: “As both a songwriter and an artist, Lori McKenna has contributed to some of the most notable and groundbreaking hits in country music and beyond.
“Concord is honored to be chosen as the home for her catalog – our creative teams worldwide are looking forward to working closely with Lori, alongside Creative Nation and PULSE, to champion the hits still to come.”
“Her talent is undeniable and she continues to evolve and write some of the most iconic songs for our generation.”
Beth Laird, Creative Nation
Beth Laird, Co-Founder and CEO of Creative Nation, said: “Working with Lori McKenna the past 5 years has been a dream come true.
“Her talent is undeniable and she continues to evolve and write some of the most iconic songs for our generation.
“We are so excited to continue working with her and to add PULSE and Concord as our publishing partners in this next chapter.”
“Lori is one of the most authentic and widely respected writers on the planet – she has such a special talent.”
Scott Cutler, PULSE Music Group
Scott Cutler, co-CEO, PULSE Music Group, added: “Lori is one of the most authentic and widely respected writers on the planet – she has such a special talent.
“PULSE has had the honor of being a part of her story through our partnership with Beth and the Creative Nation team.
“We are so excited to partner with Beth and Concord on this next chapter and to continue to be a part of Lori’s future – this is a music publishing dream team!”
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