SMACKSongs, the Nashville-based publishing company led by award-winning songwriters Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with singer/songwriter Kylie Morgan, exclusively administered by Kobalt.
“The first time I walked through the doors of SMACK, I knew I was home. I couldn’t be more thankful to the whole staff for being so loving and welcoming,” said Morgan. “To have someone like Shane McAnally believing in me is honestly an answered prayer. I have no doubt this is where I’m supposed to be and I’m so excited to start building this crazy dream with such amazing people.”
A native of Newcastle, Okla., Morgan has been writing, singing and playing guitar since age 12, drawing national attention for her independently released music and role on E!’s Opening Act. At age 18, Morgan moved to Nashville to pursue her career as a singer/songwriter.
“Kylie is one of the most talented and hardworking young writers I’ve had the privilege to work with,” said Robin Palmer, senior vice president of creative at SMACKSongs. “We couldn’t be more excited to get started!”
“When we first heard Kylie’s music, we knew we had found another tremendous talent,” noted Kobalt Nashville General Manager, Jesse Willoughby. “We’re beyond excited to be working with her and continuing our creative relationship with such an amazing company as SMACK.”
Morgan has spent the past three years with Zavitson Music developing her own personal style and writing with hit songwriters Rivers Rutherford, Tony Haselden and Jim Collins. Kylie joins the SMACK team to refine and release her music as a SMACK-published artist.
L to R (Front Row): Robin Palmer, SMACKSongs Senior Creative VP and Kylie Morgan
L to R (Back Row): Josh Osborne, SMACKSongs Partner, Michael McAnally Baum, SMACKSongs Business Affairs, Lee Krabel, SMACKSongs Senior Creative Director and Daniel Novick, Savur Threadgold LLP
Courtesy of SMACKSongs