The following is a press release:
Endurance Music Group has acquired a catalog of country hits written by Jimmie Allen, Ash Bowers and Trent Tomlinson during the trio’s term as Wide Open Music songwriters. The catalog includes Tomlinson’s BMI Country Song of the Year “In Case You Didn’t Know” (Brett Young), Bowers’ No. 1 hit “Prayed for You” (Matt Stell), and all three of Allen’s chart-topping singles: “Best Shot,” “Make Me Want To,” and the recent Billboard Country Airplay #1, “Freedom Was a Highway.” The acquisition serves as a follow-on investment to the purchase of Wide Open Music in 2020 and a continuation of EMG’s strategy of sourcing and acquiring exceptional music.
“We are so excited to further strengthen our existing partnership with Jimmie and Ash,” remarked EMG Chairman and CEO Jeremy Tucker. “Their songwriting skills are undeniable, as they’ve proven time and again with the hits they’ve created. We’re thrilled to be the new home of this incredible catalog.”
“Working with the Endurance team has been such a pleasure for both Jimmie and I over the past couple of years, so it only makes sense for us to continue to build on that relationship,” added Bowers.