Country newcomer Bryce Leatherwood inks his first major label record deal after winning Season 22 of NBC’s “The Voice.” Universal Music Group Nashville in alliance with Republic Records has signed the Georgia native as Leatherwood sets his first song release “The Finger” which was released Friday, Oct. 27.
Since winning “The Voice,” the last winning contestant under coach Blake Shelton, Leatherwood moved to Nashville full time to focus on writing, recording, and touring. With a full team intact including Morris Higham Management, Creative Artists Agency, Sony Music Publishing, and O’Neil Hagaman, Leatherwood sets his path forward achieving his dreams in country music.
“Bryce Leatherwood grew up inspired by rich country roots listening to artists like Conway Twitty, George Jones and Merle Haggard who were introduced to him through his grandfather. He’s a phenomenal singer and performer and he wants to carry traditional country music with his own edge forward. I’m so excited for the passion Bryce brings to creating his own brand of traditional country music to the next generation of youth and I am so proud to have him on our team.” – Cindy Mabe, CEO and Chair, UMGN
“If someone would have told me at this time last year that not only would I win ‘The Voice,’ but it would lead to a record deal in Nashville, I wouldn’t have believed it. I have worked really hard to hone my skills and talent as a country artist and I’m beyond grateful for the opportunity that I have before me. Not only am I excited to start putting music out to my fans, but I’m looking forward to writing some kick-ass songs with the incredible writers here in Nashville. I’d like to thank God, my family, and all of my supporters for getting me to this point. Now, let’s get to work. God bless country music.” – Bryce Leatherwood
About Bryce Leatherwood: Singer/songwriter Bryce Leatherwood aims to carry the torch of country music and continue the legacy of legends prior. Born and raised in Woodstock, GA, his passion for music began at an early age. Working on his grandfather’s farm every summer, Leatherwood was exposed to the classic country hits of George Jones, Merle Haggard and Conway Twitty. Soon thereafter he began picking up guitars and playing the traditional country music that inspires him today. Leatherwood’s music career began to blossom in Statesboro, GA, where he attended Georgia Southern University. During his time in Statesboro, Leatherwood played college venues and continued to grow his stage presence and his country music repertoire. While in college, Leatherwood formed his band and began playing all around the Southeast. Bryce’s goal was to take the stage and play the best of country music to all ages and audiences. Just weeks after graduating college, Bryce set his mind on a new task. In 2022, Leatherwood competed on the NBC hit television show The Voice and was crowned the Season 22 winner in December. Following his success on The Voice, Leatherwood moved to Nashville where he has been songwriting and recording for a forthcoming project. Leatherwood has also continued to perform live shows, including opening several tour dates for Dwight Yoakum.https://www.countryschatter.com/2023/11/bryce-leatherwood-winner-of-season-22-of-the-voice-signs-with-universal-music-group-nashville-in-alliance-with-republic-records/NewsPress Release"The Dinger",Bryce Leatherwood,NBC's The Voice,Republic Records,Universal Music Group nashville