Mojo Music & Media has acquired the songwriter rights and co-publishing interests of country songwriter Sharon Vaughn.
The company says that its deal with Vaughn spans 25 years of the songwriter’s work and includes 28 Country chart singles released between 1977 and 2004.
Some of those hits include Willie Nelson’s My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, Waylon Jennings’ Broken Promise Land and The Oak Ridge Boys’ breakout single Y’All Come Back Saloon.
Also included are such Top 10 hits as Reba McEntire’s I’m Not That Lonely Yet, Patty Loveless’ Lonely Too Long, Randy Travis’ Out Of My Bones and Trisha Yearwood’s Powerful Thing.
The Vaughn deal follows a series of major acquisitions Mojo concluded over the last year with prominent Country music songwriters.
A few of those deals include Bob Morrison, the Estate of Jerry Reed, Terry McBride, Tom Shapiro, George Teren and Pat McManus.
Vaughn moved to Sweden in 2008, immersing with successful songwriters and producers across Europe and Asia and landing more than 100 cuts, including 4 chart-topping singles in Japan, a No.1 dance record in the US and having several of her songs performed in the Eurovision Song Contest.
She also co-wrote The Sweet Potato Queens, a musical, with award-winning composer Rupert Holmes and writer/artist Melissa Manchester. Her post-2008 catalog is represented by BMG Scandinavia.
Vaughn has won numerous ASCAP Country Awards and was inducted into the NSAI Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2005 and the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2019.
She remains an active songwriter and an advocate for songwriting, serving on the Board of the NSAI.
“Sharon came to Nashville with $50 and a dream and won over Music Row’s biggest names through sheer will, drive and talent.”
Mark Fried, Mojo
Mark Fried, Mojo’s Co-Founder and CEO, said: “Sharon came to Nashville with $50 and a dream and won over Music Row’s biggest names through sheer will, drive and talent.
“She’s inspired a generation of women to pursue songwriting, no matter the challenges, always emphasizing the importance of art, craft and storytelling. We’re honored she’s chosen us to caretake and promote her truly iconic body of work.”
“I feel Mojo will respect and enrich my catalogues and through their efforts my songs will realize their potential.”
Added Sharon Vaughn: “It is gratifying to know that the works I created over the past decades have found a good home.
“I feel Mojo will respect and enrich my catalogues and through their efforts my songs will realize their potential.”Music Business Worldwide