SESAC, Concord Music Publishing, Hang Your Hat Music Celebrate Chris LaCorte for Back-to-Back No.1 Sam Hunt Hits

L-R: Brad Kennard (Concord Music Publishing), Jake Gear (Hang Your Hat Music), Chris LaCorte, and Lydia Schultz Cahill (SESAC)

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Nashville, TN, June 2, 2022 – SESAC and Concord Music Publishing came together alongside Hang Your Hat Music, Concord’s joint venture founded by Hillary Lindsey, Wednesday, June 1 at Barcelona Wine Bar to celebrate Chris LaCorte and his back-to-back No.1 hits, “Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s” and “23,” both recorded by Sam Hunt. 

LaCorte’s first-ever No.1 single, “Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s,” reached the top of the Billboard Country Airplay chart on May 22, 2021, and was co-written by Sam Hunt, Josh Osborne, Ernest K. Smith, and Zach Crowell, who also served as a producer on the song. 

Continuing his success with Hunt, LaCorte served as sole producer, mixer on the follow up single, “23,” which hit No.1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart on April 9, 2022. LaCorte also co-wrote the song alongside Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne. This is LaCorte’s first solo production credit with Hunt, solidifying his mark as both a songwriter and producer on the Country charts. 

The companies honored LaCorte’s achievements as a songwriter and producer at the small gathering. The teams presented LaCorte with a plaque, commemorating his success. 


SESAC Performing Rights Organization is the second oldest PRO in the U.S.  It drives efficiency in licensing for music users and enhances value for its affiliated writers, publishers, and composers by providing timely, efficient royalty collection and distribution. SESAC PRO represents over 30,000 songwriters and film composers from a broad range of genres including artists such as Adele, Burna Boy, Christophe Beck, Rosanne Cash, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Lalah Hathaway, Kesha, Gabriel Mann, R.E.M., and many more. SESAC Music Group is a leader and innovator in music licensing that administers public performance, mechanical, and other rights through SESAC PRO and its affiliates including The Harry Fox Agency, Rumblefish, and Mint Digital Services. SESAC Music Group has offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, London, and Munich.


Concord Music Publishing is a global, full-service, independent music publisher offering bespoke creative support from its A&R, Synchronization and Marketing teams and diligent administration by its in-house Copyright, Licensing, Income Tracking and Royalty departments.

Based in Nashville with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London and Berlin, Concord Music Publishing owns or administers more than 600,000 copyrighted musical works. Spanning nearly two centuries of song, through a vast array of genres and territories, Concord represents the world’s most celebrated songwriters, composers and lyricists.

Concord’s current roster includes such chart-topping and critically acclaimed songwriters as The 1975, Glen Ballard, Tyler Bates, Fiona Bevan, BIA, Jason Robert Brown, Tofer Brown, Daft Punk, Chase + Status, Cautious Clay, Jacob Collier, Denzel Curry, James Earp, Noah Goldstein, Ruston Kelly, Tom Kitt, Daniel Lanois, Hillary Lindsey, Duff McKagan, Oh Wonder, Justin Parker, Steve Robson, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Biff Stannard, Varren Wade, Walshy Fire, Tion Wayne and Yola.

Concord represents the catalogs of songwriting legends such as Benny Blanco, Sammy Cahn, Phil Collins, Willie Colon, John Fogerty, Marvin Hamlisch, Oscar Hammerstein II, Imagine Dragons, Robert Johnson, Cyndi Lauper, Jimmy Napes, Pink Floyd, Trent Reznor, Richard Rodgers, Santigold, Joan Sebastian, Pete Seeger, Nikki Sixx and Ryan Tedder.

Concord Music Publishing is home to the world’s leading classical music publishers Boosey & Hawkes and Sikorski Music Publishing, which includes the works of renowned composers John Adams, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Steve Reich, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev and Eric Whitacre.

Concord invested in PULSE Music Group in 2020, forming an exclusive joint venture and reaffirming its commitment to developing frontline pop hits. PULSE’s current songwriter roster includes James Blake, Cordae, Trevor Daniel, El-P, Tyler Johnson, Kehlani, Bonnie McKee, OZ, Rich The Kid, Starrah, Ty Dolla $ign, and YEBBA. 

Concord Music Publishing has also launched the new, Nashville-based talent and creative development venture Hang Your Hat Music, in partnership with GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM awarded songwriter Hillary Lindsey.

As the music publishing arm of one of the world’s leading independent entertainment companies, Concord Music Publishing works in collaboration with Concord Theatricals, with its focus on stage productions, and Concord Recorded Music, which includes active and catalog labels Concord Jazz, Craft Recordings Easy Eye Sound, Fantasy Records, Fearless Records, KIDZ BOP, Loma Vista Recordings and Rounder Records.


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