Concord Music Publishing announced the signing of Nashville-based singer-songwriter Colton Venner. The worldwide publishing agreement, effective immediately, includes Venner’s full catalog and future works. This deal signifies Venner’s first publishing deal and Concord’s early investment into his promising career.
Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Venner draws musical inspiration from the likes of Chris Knight and legends like Johnny Cash. When it comes to his songwriting, Venner harnesses attention to detail playing out a story within his songs.
Colton Venner: “Signing a publishing deal is a lifelong dream come true! However, signing with the Concord team is so much better than I could have ever hoped for or imagined. I’m so excited to see what’s next.”
In addition to his songwriting career, Venner also releases music independently. His most recent EPs, Game Ball (2021) and Walk Through Fire (2020), call on nostalgia, perseverance, and finding beauty in the mundane moments in life. His breakout 2019 single “Honey Slow,” with over 1.5 million streams on Spotify alone, showcases his songwriting talents blending Country and Americana for an acoustic-guitar driven sound. In a world where trends and the next big thing are easy to chase, Venner sets his sights on the song at hand and reaches to write music that is timeless.