No matter how big Nashville grows, as with all Music City connections, it’s still a very small town. Successful business manager BECKY HARRIS, hit songwriter ANTHONY SMITH (“Tomorrow”) and RCA recording artist CHRIS YOUNG have teamed up to create ARIST CONCEPTS, a production and artist development company fostering up-and-coming talent in the music industry. While all three partners will work to seek out top new talent, Smith will spearhead the search for music. Smith has produced acts in the past, however this will be Young’s first time to serve as co-producer. Harris has been tapped to handle the bookkeeping and business management for Artist Concepts.
After a lengthy search for fresh new talent, Artist Concepts’ new signing is Belmont alumnus and singer/songwriter BRINLEY ADDINGTON. Smith is currently accepting song submissions for the project at firstname.lastname@example.org. The team plans to take Addington into the studio within the next month to produce several sides to pitch to Nashville record labels with a showcase to be scheduled in the near future. Thanks to Harris’ introduction to veteran publisher Lisa Johnson, Addington has already signed a publishing contract with Razor & Tie. “We are very happy to have Brinley Addington in our Razor and Tie family and we are excited that he has the opportunity to work with such creatively talented pros as Anthony Smith and Chris Young,” shared Johnson.
Addington already has a busy schedule, recently opening several shows for Young, and has been added to the list of talent for the Blake Shelton & Friends Cruise setting sail this fall. Find more information on Addington and to check out video clips and music samples, visit www.brinleyaddington.com and follow the singer on Twitter @Brinley_.