Concord Music Publishing has announced a new publishing deal with singer-songwriter Jennifer Wayne.
The worldwide deal will cover all of Wayne’s future works. She is best known as the founding member of the all-female country trio, Runaway June, alongside Natalie Stovall and Stevie Woodward. Wayne co-wrote several of Runaway June’s hit singles, including “Lipstick,” “Wild West,” and GOLD-certified “Buy My Own Drinks.” The trio’s latest single “Broken Hearts (Do Broken Things),” was released on October 28.
In addition to songwriting credits with Runaway June, Wayne, granddaughter of film icon John Wayne, has penned songs for artists including Marie Osmond, Eric Paslay, RaeLynn, Brittney Spencer, and The Shires. Jennifer Wayne was also recently honored at the SESAC Nashville Music Awards for co-writing Keith Urban’s hit single, “Wild Hearts,” which reached #2 on the U.S. Country radio airplay charts.
“I’m over the moon about signing with Concord. It’s a family and they are so passionate, creative, supportive, and work as a team to win for their writers,” says Jennifer Wayne about the deal. “And I have to highlight Courtney Allen. I know firsthand there is no one that works harder for their writers than she does. I really can’t imagine being surrounded by better people. I have the ultimate dream team!”
Jennifer Wayne is currently based in Nashville and was recently announced as the co-host of The Design Network’s Flip U. It’s a new TV series premiering in 2023 that will give viewers an up close and personal look at the dos and dont’s of flipping houses in Nashville.
‘It is rare that you meet a person who every single person in this town loves and is a champion of,” adds Courtney Allen, Director of A&R at Concord Music Publishing in Nashville. “Jennifer’s talent, kindness, perseverance, work ethic, and positivity are unmatched, and she is an absolute dream to work with. Our whole team is thrilled to be a part of the next chapter of her career that is sure to be filled with more success as both an artist and a songwriter.”