Old Dominion's Matthew Ramsey Signs Publishing Deal With Warner/Chappell: Exclusive

Matthew Ramsey
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Front row (L to R): Alison Junker, Travis Carter, Matthew Ramsey, Ben Vaughn; back row (L to R): BJ Hill, Will Overton, Katie Jelen, Jessi Vaughn, Phil May.

Old Dominion lead singer Matthew Ramsey has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music.

The ASCAP 2017 Songwriter/Artist of the Year has written nine chart-toppers for Old Dominion and other artists, including Kenny Chesney ("Save It for a Rainy Day"), Sam Hunt (“Make You Miss Me”), Dierks Bentley (“Say You Do”), Luke Bryan ("Goodbye Girl") and Tim McGraw (“Kiss a Girl”).

“Some of the people at Warner Chappell are among the very first people I met when I moved to Nashville,” said Ramsey in a statement. “We’ve sort of risen through the ranks together, but the opportunity to work directly with each other never quite lined up until now. I’m excited to work with a group of people that know how important songwriting is to me, and have cheered me on for over a decade.”

“We’re pumped to welcome Matt to the Warner/Chappell family,” said Ben Vaughn, president of Warner/Chappell Nashville. “Watching him grow in the community as a successful songwriter and now as a top artist has been incredible. He has the ability to make music that is uniquely identifiable, like the life observations in ‘No Such Thing as a Broken Heart’ or the commercial depth of ‘Written in the Sand.’”

“Matt is one of a kind,” said Travis Carter, vp, A&R at Warner/Chappell Nashville. “I’ve known him for years, and I’m constantly impressed with the fresh perspective he brings to songwriting.”

Ramsey is on the road with Old Dominion for their Happy Endings World Tour. Happy Endings, the country band’s sophomore album for RCA Nashville, debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and produced three Billboard Country Airplay No. 1 singles co-written by Ramsey: “Written in the Sand,” “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart” and “Hotel Key.”