Concord Music Publishing has announced the signing of hit country recording artist and songwriter Russell Dickerson. The worldwide publishing deal, effective immediately, includes Dickerson’s full catalog and future works.
Additionally, Concord has acquired an interest in Dickerson’s back catalog including titles such as “Yours,” “Every Little Thing,” “Blue Tacoma” and more.
"I’m excited to be joining the Concord family,” said Dickerson. “I love that they are an independent company with worldwide reach. They value songwriters and today I’m humbled to be joining their roster of incredible talent."
A Tennessee native, Russell Dickerson’s breakthrough hit came with his 2015 single, “Yours,” which is 3x Platinum certified. Dickerson followed up his big debut with three more Platinum chart toppers with “Blue Tacoma,” “Every Little Thing” and “Love You Like I Used To.” Dropping two albums – Yours (2017) and Southern Symphony (2020) – streaming numbers have hit 2.2 billion across platforms and led to tours with Thomas Rhett, Lady A, Kane Brown, and a reputation as one of country’s hottest fresh talents.
Dickerson is the first artist to release four consecutive career-starting singles that reached #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart since Luke Combs. He also joins Combs as the second solo artist and fourth act overall to have four or more singles reach #1 on the Country Airplay chart since its inception decades ago.
“Russell is a bona fide country music super-star! From the writing and recording of his albums, to the incredibly energetic performances in his live shows, he leads every facet of his career with true passion and intense emotion,” says Brad Kennard, SVP of A&R at Concord Music Publishing in Nashville. “We could not be more thrilled to represent his incredible catalog and work alongside him in the years to come!”
Dickerson’s latest single, “She Likes It” with Jake Scott, is already certified Platinum with over 170 million streams to date. His 15-track self-titled third album, Russell Dickerson, will be released on November 4th, 2022, and captures his “100-percent me” element by infusing different genres and eras into country textures that are just as vibrant as his big personality. Dickerson serves as a co-writer on all 15 tracks, including “I Wonder,” which is the newest single which released September 30th. Dickerson also collaborated with Cheat Codes on the crossover hit “I Remember,” which dropped this summer. Dickerson is currently embarking on a sold-out tour in the UK and will headline a tour throughout the US starting November 2022.
The multifaceted agreement was negotiated on behalf of Concord Music Publishing by EVP of Legal and Business Affairs, Duff Berschback. Dickerson was represented by David Crow with Milom, Horsnell, Crow, Kelley, Beckett, Shehan PLC in Nashville.