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May 21

Chris Young Helps Launch Artist Development & Production Company

l-r: Anthony Smith, Chris Young, Brinley Addington, Becky Harris. Photo by Marc Rucker, courtesy of Monarch Publicity.

Chris Young, business manager Becky Harris and songwriter Anthony Smith have teamed up to create Artist Concepts, a production and artist development company focused on fostering up-and-coming talent in the music industry. All three partners will seek out new talent, but Anthony will head the search for music. He has produced acts in the past, but this will be the first time Chris has served as co-producer. Becky will handle bookkeeping and business management for Artist Concepts.

Following a long search, Artist Concepts signed singer/songwriter Brinley Addington as its first artist. The team will take Brinley into the studio within the next month to produce several sides to pitch to record labels with a showcase to be scheduled in the near future. Becky’s introduction to publisher Lisa Johnson has already resulted in a publishing contract with Razor & Tie for Brinley.

“We are very happy to have Brinley Addington in our Razor and Tie family and we are excited that he has the opportunity to work with such creatively talented pros as Anthony Smith and Chris Young,” Lisa said.

Brinley has already gone to work, recently opening several shows for Chris. He has been added to the artists performing on the Blake Shelton & Friends Cruise this fall. For more information on Brinley, visit and follow him on Twitter @Brinley. Anthony Smith is taking song submissions for Brinley at


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Posted at 10:17 pm, May 21, 2012 | Permalink

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