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LAIRD HAVE MERCY

UMPG Re-Signs Songwriter Behind 19 Country #1s

To celebrate the renewal of their pact with hit songwriter Luke Laird, UMPG execs posed for this rollicking photo. Laird has penned no fewer than 19 #1 Country hits, including smashes for Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and many more. Later, everyone at the pubco was instructed to do 19 shots of bourbon in his honor.

Seated in front are (l-r): Creative Nation Music co-owner Beth Laird and Luke Laird; Standing (l-r): UMPG Creative Director Travis Gordon, EVP/GM of UMPG Nashville Kent Earls, UMPG Sr. Creative Director Missy Wilson and VP A&R Ron Stuve.

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