SESAC Signs Award-Winning Songwriter Jon Nite

GRAMMY-nominated, ACM and CMA award-winning singer/songwriter Jon Nite, known for penning hits for the likes of Gabby Barrett feat. Charlie Puth, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Kenny Chesney, has signed with SESAC Performing Rights for representation, it was announced today.

“With his multi-platinum certifications and 14 No. 1 hits, there is no doubt that Jon is one of the most remarkable songwriters in the industry—and continues to be a rising star,” said Kelli Turner, SESAC’s President and COO. “His indelible storytelling and inspiring lyrics not only capture the epitome of great songs but also his talent and passion for the craft. We are simply thrilled to have Jon join the SESAC family.”

“It is a great pleasure to be part of SESAC and part of the team that has shown such belief in helping writers like me,” said Nite. “Folks like Lydia and Kelli know the people behind the songs need a team to help with everything from finance to collaboration to understanding the spiderweb of the changing industry. I look forward to figuring it out with their help.”

Nite’s growing list of star collaborators includes Dierks Bentley, Brandi Carlile, Dustin Lynch, Jake Owen, Phillip Phillips, Michael Ray, Chase Rice, Darius Rucker, Brett Young, and more.

Most recently, Nite’s work with Gabby Barrett and Zach Kale on the unprecedented hit “I Hope” has broken both streaming and airplay records for a debut country artist. “I Hope” is the first debut single by a female to top the Country Streaming chart since the chart's inception in April of 2013. The multi-platinum hit also now features Charlie Puth where it has continued its trajectory as a pop anthem all the while building Grammy buzz.

In 2009, Nite teamed with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in Nashville, where he found a home with hits like “We Were Us” recorded by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert (2014 CMA Vocal Event of the Year); “Beachin” by Jake Owen; “Strip It Down”, “What She Wants Tonight”, and “Knockin' Boots” by Luke Bryan; “Break On Me” by Keith Urban; “Top Of The World” by Tim McGraw and many others.