Monday, January 28, 2019
– Sony Music Nashville has signed Tennessee native Robert Counts to the label.
"I just can't believe that my music has caught the attention of a major industry powerhouse like Sony Music Nashville," said Counts. "This label has been home to many of my own artistic influences and musical heroes over the years and I am honored and humbled today to be adding my name to this roster. I'm looking forward to big things with this team and this partnership."
Counts' first two releases "Backseat Driver" and "Someone in My Someday" are out. He has writing credits on both tracks, co-penning "Backseat Driver" with Nicolette Hayford and Matt Willis, while Daniel Ross and Laura Veltz were co-writers on the latter. Dann Huff and Jimmy Ritchey served as co-producers.
Growing up in Franklin, Tenn., Counts first was involved in music at his church with a house band filled with local session players and touring musicians. He first learned guitar as a teenager and continued to develop his performance and songwriting skills through college. The summer after he graduated from Lee University, Counts won a multi-week songwriting competition that ignited his urge to interest in doing music full-time.