Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has extended its worldwide publishing agreement with award-winning songwriter Nicolle Galyon. Galyon’s most recent work includes Keith Urban’s “Female” and “Coming Home,” Lady Antebellum’s “Heart Break,” Kenny Chesney’s “All the Pretty Girls,” Lee Brice’s “Boy,” and Dan + Shay’s “Tequila,” as well as pop venture “Consequences,” for Camila Cabello.
“Warner took the chance & championed me ten years ago when I connected with BJ Hill,” said Galyon. “They fought the good fight with me as I grew up as a songwriter. Now I feel like we’re in constant celebration and it is so much fun to share these successes together. I’m so glad we’ve continued to take the chance on each other all these years, and I’m excited to share both a wonderful history and shining future with the same company.”
Ben Vaughn, President of Warner/Chappell Nashville added, “Nicolle is one of the most talented individuals to grace Music Row. Her command of lyric and melody has propelled her to be recognized as someone that has true commerciality & depth in every writing session. There is no limit to the places she can continue to grow in this industry as a songwriter, vocalist, producer, mentor, & collaborator. Everyone in the Warner/Chappell family is proud to continue a relationship with a friend and partner like Nicolle.”
Galyon made a mark on the industry with Keith Urban’s No. 1 hit “We Were Us” featuring Miranda Lambert, and with Lambert’s lead single “Automatic,” having contributed to five songs on the country icon’s album Platinum, which won the Grammy for Best Country Album in 2015, and Album of the Year in 2014 via both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association (CMA). “Automatic” received a 2015 Grammy nomination for Best Country Song, and was awarded ACM’s 2014 Song of the Year (in both the Artist and Songwriter categories), and CMA’s 2014 Single of the Year. In 2017, Galyon broke barriers by co-writing and co-producing RaeLynn’s album Wild Horse, marking the first time in a decade that a female co-produced an album that debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart.
Country Music Television (CMT) named Galyon a mentor for their 2018 Next Women of Country campaign, and the CMA Foundation recently selected the songwriter as an ambassador for their Music Education Matters program.