John Paul White Signs With Warner Chappell Music

Alysse Gafkjen
John Paul White

John Paul White, formerly of the Grammy Award-winning Americana duo The Civil Wars, has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Warner Chappell Music.

“JPW is in a league of his own,” said Ben Vaughn, President and CEO of WCM Nashville. “Aside from his world-class vocals and inventive melodies, he is a diverse and in-demand collaborator, a creative producer, and an astute businessman.”

In addition to writing for Civil Wars and his subsequent solo career, White has collaborated with and penned songs for artists including Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Rodney Crowell, Eli Young Band, Ronan Keating, and The Steel Drivers.

Before parting ways in 2014, White and his Civil Wars partner Joy Williams had netted four Grammys, including best folk album for their acclaimed debut Barton Hollow, and a best song written for visual media nod for “Safe & Sound,” the duo's collaboration with Swift.

White’s solo career includes 2016’s Beulah and this year’s The Hurting Kind, both released on his own Single Lock Records. He is currently touring throughout America, Europe, and Canada as he writes for his next record.

"It was very important for me to find a partner that wholeheartedly believes in me and my work," said White. "Ben and the entire team at Warner Chappell have a real expertise, dedication, and passion for the music. I'm grateful for their support and look forward to working together."


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