Tuesday, June 9, 2020
– Drew Green, who helped write a song for Florida Georgia Line, now has his recording deal.
Green signed with Villa 40/Sony Music Nashville. Green is the second artist to ink a record deal as part of an exclusive, long-term, joint-venture agreement between Sony Music Nashville and the new imprint Villa 40, co-founded by music industry executives Joe Fisher and Brad Margolis.
Green's debut track, "Little More Be Alright," will be out this Friday.
"I couldn't have asked for a better team," Green said of his Villa 40/Sony Music Nashville family. "It's been a long journey, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Over my five years songwriting, I realized it's all about hard work, and I'm so excited to be surrounded by a group that believes that and believes in me."
As a McMinnville , Tenn. native, Green dabbled in writing and singing. When he appeared an open mic during college, a patron came up to him and said that his son would call him the next day.
"He turned out to be the owner of Tootsie's Orchid Lounge in Nashville," Green said. "He said, 'my son's going to call you tomorrow morning.' I was thinking, 'yeah, right,' but sure enough, my phone rang."
That eventually led to part-time gigs at Tootsie's as the singer for Tootsie's Orchid Lounge house band. He began making trips to write and perform in the city.
Green later inked a publishing agreement in November 2018 with Grammy-winning Brett James' Cornman Music, a co-venture with Warner/Chappell Nashville. James is also Green's manager.
In 2019, Florida Georgia Line cut "Colorado," which Green co-penned with Hunter Phelps and Michael Hardy (HARDY), for "Can't Say I Ain't Country."