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NEWS: Grammy Award-Winning Producer Chris Stevens Signs New Long-Term Deal With Capitol CMG Publishing

By April 14, 2015News

(Pictured From Left to Right: Casey McGinty, Executive VP/Capitol CMG Publishing; Stacey Willbur, Senior Creative Director/Capitol CMG Publishing; Chris Stevens; Bryan Fowler;
John Thompson, Creative Director/Capitol CMG Publishing; John Andrade, Creative Director/Capitol CMG Publishing)

NASHVILLE, TENN. (April 14, 2015) – Chris Stevens, the three-time GRAMMY® award-winning record producer, mix-engineer and renowned songwriter, has re-signed with Capitol CMG Publishing under a new long-term contract. In his 15-year career, Stevens has handled producing, songwriting, programming and mixing for numerous artists under Capitol CMG, Word Records, Provident Label Group, INO Records, Gotee Records, and Curb Records.

“It’s genuinely an honor for Capitol Christian Music Publishing to re-sign Chris Stevens to our talented roster of songwriters and producers,” says Peter York, President of Capitol CMG Label Group. “Chris consistently delivers great songs, great production treatment and world class mixes for our projects. I’m grateful for his creative contributions and even more grateful for his friendship.”

Stevens’ current projects include producing TobyMac’s upcoming album and co-writing Michael W. Smith’s current single “Sky Spills Over” as well as Sony Nashville artist Steven Lee Olsen’s “Raised By A Good Time.” Stevens is also credited with programming and keyboard on Carrie Underwood’s hit song “Cowboy Casanova.”

“Chris brings a rare blend of skill, work ethic, experience, humility, and mentorship to the music community,” Casey McGinty, Executive Vice President of Capitol CMG Publishing, states. “We are honored to continue our partnership with him.”

Capitol CMG Publishing and Chris Stevens also announce the co-signing of Bryan Fowler to a songwriting agreement. Formerly signed to Forefront Records as a member of the Christian band Abandon, Fowler began focusing on songwriting and production after five years of touring. He has been writing and producing alongside Chris Stevens since last year, per an exclusive production deal with Stevens.


About Capitol CMG Publishing:
Capitol CMG Publishing’s roster includes many of the industry’s top songwriters, such as TobyMac, Michael W. Smith, Kirk Franklin, Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, Third Day,Mandisa, Jeremy Camp, David Crowder, Matt Redman, Ben Glover, Chris Stevens, Aaron Lindsey, David Garcia, Tim Hughes, Jamie Grace, Brenton Brown and Leeland.  CCMGP also encompasses many of the world’s most prominent Christian music catalogs, including sixsteps, Thankyou Music, Integrity, Hillsong, Gaither, Maranatha! Music, Emack (the publishing catalog of Christian record company Gotee Records), the Lorenz Creative Services catalogs, Reunion Music (whose catalog includes the Eric Clapton hit “Change The World”) and the Sparrow catalogs (containing numerous legendary gospel and Christian evergreens). Songs from these historic catalogs have been recorded by music’s legends including Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Ray Charles, Linda Ronstadt, Amy Grant, Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson. With its massive collection of copyrights and the strength of the Brentwood Benson Music Publications brand, Capitol CMG Publishing is the leader in Christian music publishing worldwide.

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