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Pictured (L-R): Big Machine Music’s Mike Molinar and Lizzy Rector, Anna Vaus, Big Machine Music’s Tim Hunze, Longshot Management’s Rob Baker
Big Machine Music (BMM), a subsidiary of HYBE America, announced today the signing of rising singer-songwriter Anna Vaus to an exclusive songwriting agreement. Vaus officially joins BMM’s esteemed roster which includes Brett Young, Ryan Hurd, Laura Veltz, Matt Dragstrem, Jessie Jo Dillon, Brandy Clark and more.
A graduate of Belmont University, Vaus was the first-ever recipient of the Miranda Lambert Women’s Creator Fund. Her songs have since been recorded by reigning CMA/ACM Awards Female Vocalist/Artist of the Year Carly Pearce (“Lightning In A Bottle”) and Abby Anderson (“Bad Posture”), among others. Vaus’ frequent collaborators include GRAMMY® Awards nominees Dillon, Clark and Luke Laird.
“We have admired Anna’s unique songwriting from afar for years and are so excited for the opportunity to work together directly,” said BMM General Manager Mike Molinar.
The California native blends her West Coast cool with refreshing hooks and relatable lyrics. Her “honest girl pop country” is simultaneously personal and universal. Vaus recently penned her latest single “Didn’t Even Date” alongside Steve Moakler and Trussell. She also co-produced the track with Laird and Trussell and recently released a dynamic new version with an accompanying music video featuring Roman Alexander, watch here.
“Songwriting is such a foundational part of my artistry and I’m thrilled to get to work with the Big Machine Music team,” Vaus shared. “I’m incredibly excited to have Mike, Tim and Lizzy and rest of the team alongside me as I continue to grow as a songwriter.”
ABOUT ANNA VAUS:
Raised in Southern California and rooted in Country music, Anna Vaus blends her West Coast cool with refreshing hooks and unmistakably relatable lyrics – simultaneously personal and universal. “Wild Honey” is the title of her sophomore EP co-produced with Luke Laird. “I’m guilty as charged when it comes to writing about where I come from,” says the Poway, CA native. “It’s made me who I am. So many different experiences have shown me the ups and downs, the lights and darks of growing up. Although I haven’t turned all of those into songs, the ones I do are the truth.” Vaus’ deep connection with her home state combined with a passion for evolving country music made Nashville the perfect place for her roots to find wings. Anna’s third EP “Younger Version of Myself,” is due later this year. Co-produced by Anna, Luke Laird and Mark Trussell, the second single, “Didn’t Even Date (Ft. Roman Alexander),” is available now. Anna is on tour coast-to-coast with her signature backyard-style, fan-centered shows all summer long.
ABOUT BIG MACHINE MUSIC:
Nashville-based Big Machine Music is a full-service independent music publisher with a dynamic catalog of over 12,000 songs, 45 No. 1’s and dozens of hits from the Top 40, AC, Country and Rock charts. BMM was named AIMP Nashville’s Publisher of the Year in 2020 and has ranked on Billboard’s Year End Top Ten Hot 100 Publisher Corp for five consecutive years (2017-2021), thanks in part to record-setting crossover hits written by the GRAMMY®-nominated songwriters such as Laura Veltz’s 2021 BMI Pop Song of the Year “The Bones” (recorded by Maren Morris) and Jessie Jo Dillon’s “10,000 Hours” (recorded by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber), which holds the highest streaming first-week in Country Music history. BMM’s current roster includes Laura Veltz, Brett Young, Ryan Hurd, Brandy Clark, Jessie Jo Dillon, Matt Dragstrem, Eric Paslay, Justin Moore, Maddie & Tae, Ayron Jones, Callista Clark, Sara Davis, Tyler Rich, Laci Kaye Booth, Daniel Ross, Lauren Weintraub, Reid Isbell, Drew Polovick, Mike Eli and Anna Vaus. Catalog writers include Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton and Josh Thompson. Superstar artists across genres such as Combs, Ariana Grande, Diplo, Monsta X, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Idina Menzel GAYLE, Demi Lovato and Seventeen have recorded BMM tracks.
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