Universal Music Publishing Nashville Signs Morgan Wade to Exclusive, Worldwide Publishing Agreement
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Wade's first full-length album, Reckless, was released earlier this year and debuted at number 14 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart. The project, which showcases Wade's songwriting talent on all 10 songs, has garnered critical acclaim from outlets including No Depression, Slant, Teen Vogue, USA Today, American Songwriter and more, with Rolling Stone sharing, "Reckless addresses sobriety and sex with shades of Don Henley and Tom Petty," and declaring that the Virginia native "excels at country-pop on her debut album." Wade also earned a spot in "RS Recommends" in the April issue of Rolling Stone, where the record was praised as "a moving mix of country-roots and 1980s radio rock; think Lucinda Williams meets Joan Jett."
Her current single, "Wilder Days," celebrated by USA Today as "a dose of pure Americana rock ready to soundtrack a summer roadtrip" is currently at Country and Americana radio, and recently earned her the title of SiriusXM's "The Highway Find" while landing on Vulture's "Best Songs of 2021 (So Far)." Wade will join Ashley McBryde and Jason Isbell on the road this summer, along with playing numerous festivals including Pilgrimage Music Fest and Rock the South.
Zach Lund, Director A&R, Universal Music Publishing Nashville, said: "Morgan has a rare mix of authenticity and grit, accompanied with a fresh sound and pop sensibility that blew my mind the first time I heard her music. She truly has no ceiling and the UMPG team is beyond grateful for the opportunity to work with her and join the ride."
Wade shared: "It feels great to have a songwriting home with so many other artists and writers I admire. Zach and his team truly understand what I'm about, and I feel very supported by UMPG. I'm thrilled to see where we go from here."
For more information, visit www.MorganWadeMusic.com and follow Wade on Instagram @MorganWadeMusic, Twitter @TheMorganWade and Facebook @MorganWadeMusic.
June 30, 2021 9:25am ET by Pressparty