Anthem Entertainment has acquired the publishing catalog of country hitmaker Kelly Archer for an undisclosed sum.
Additionally, Anthem and RED Creative Group have signed Archer to an exclusive go-forward deal. Archer was already working with RED.
Archer’s songs have been recorded by Jason Aldean, Dustin Lynch, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood and many more. Among the Vancouver native’s hits are Travis Denning’s “After A Few” and Justin Moore’s “Somebody Else Will,” both of which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, and Brett Young’s “Sleep Without You,” which reached No. 2.
“Kelly Archer is more than a hit songwriter,” said Anthem Entertainment CEO Helen Murphy in a statement. “In addition to multiple #1 songs and numerous awards, she has always been ahead of her time, is an amazing talent and a wonderful individual. I am thrilled to have her catalog at Anthem Music Publishing and I am grateful that together with [RED Creative Group founder] Jeremy Stover and the team at Red Creative we will work with her to create beautiful songs.”
Archer’s catalog numbers around 600 songs.
“I’m thrilled to continue working with Jeremy, Taylor [Lamb] and team RED,” Archer said. “Jeremy has put together an eclectic group of creatives who work hard and motivate me to keep growing as a writer. I’m equally excited to partner with Helen, Tim [Wipperman], Gilles [Godard], and team Anthem. They have a really great creative staff that I’ve admired over my years in the business but never had the chance to work with until now,” said Archer.
“Kelly Archer is not only a prolific and extremely hard-working songwriter, she is also a supreme talent and one of the best in this town. We are excited to continue working with Kelly as we feel confident that she has only scratched the surface of what she is capable of. We look forward to partnering with her in this next chapter of her career” said Stover.