Sheltered Music, in Partnership with Dann Huff, Signs Alex Kline
to Exclusive Publishing / Producer Development Deal
Kline, a Prominent Producer/Songwriter that Recently Made History as the First Female Solo Producer to have a #1 Hit on Country Radio, Teams Up with Legendary Producer Huff
L-R: Jenny Hall, Alex Kline, Dann Huff and Darrell Franklin
Nashville, TN – August 26, 2021 -- One of Nashville's prominent producers, songwriters, and multi-instrumentalists, Alex Kline, is the first female producer/writer to sign with the creative joint venture between Sheltered Music Publishing and legendary producer Dann Huff. The focus of the partnership is to develop producer talent, as well as artists and songwriters. Sheltered Music’s SVP, Darrell Franklin and Huff have a long, rich history with the development of talent which includes busbee, John Paul White, Jonathan Singleton and Blackberry Smoke.
“I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Alex Kline over the past few months,” said Dann Huff. “If she’s any indication of the future of country music, then the future looks extremely bright! What a talent both in production and songwriting.”
The Sheltered Music team is excited to add Alex Kline to their growing roster as she recently made history as the first solo female producer to have a #1 Country Radio hit with Tenille Arts’ "Somebody Like That" this past April. Kline co-wrote, produced and played multiple instruments on the single for Arts’ critically acclaimed album, Love, Heartbreak & Everything in Between. In addition, Kline wrote and produced Arts’ recent release “Over You is You” featuring Matt Stell as well as a number of songs on her upcoming album Girl to Girl set to release this October.
"As the first female to write and solely produce a #1 country single, Alex is clearly on her way to having a long, successful career in country music, and we’re delighted she has chosen to join Sheltered Music’s family of songwriters,” said Darrell Franklin. “Our joint venture with Dann Huff provides the perfect opportunity for Alex to further strengthen her career as a producer and, most importantly, she recognizes that success always begins with a great song.”
"I'm so excited for the next chapter in my career with Sheltered Music and Dann Huff," said Alex Kline. "I knew from my first conversation with Darrell Franklin that this team understood my career goals and how best to achieve them. Being able to work with an industry icon like Dann Huff is a dream come true. I look forward to learning from the best."
Kline's production credits include collections by Terri Clark, Tara Thompson, Adam Brand, Erin Enderlin, John King, Logan Murrell, Jordan Rager, Maggie Rose and Jillian Cardarelli among others. Kline's 2021 projects include producing Tenille Arts' new album Girl to Girl and Stephanie Quayle's forthcoming album featuring her latest single, "Lone Ranger."
Her extensive success as a songwriter includes Ronnie Dunn ("Damn Drunk"), Reba McEntire ("The Bar Is Getting Lower"), Mitchell Tenpenny ("I Get the Picture"), Gary Allan ("Slide"), Bill Anderson, Meghan Patrick ("Praying Right"), Mason Ramsey ("On My Way”) and various cuts on albums such as Terri Clark (Raising the Bar), Cassadee Pope (Rise and Shine), Jordan Rager (Habits and Hearts), Tara Thompson (Someone to Take Your Place) and more.
Sheltered Music is the Nashville Division of All Clear Music. LLC and was founded by publishing icon Lance Freed. In its first year, the company has completed deals with music icons Burt Bacharach, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Dann Huff & Marty Stuart. The quickly growing roster has also recently added hit songwriters Melissa Peirce and Sara Haze in addition to producer/writer, Cameron Jaymes. With a focus on the artist development side, they have signed up and coming artists Jenna LaMaster and Kelsey Waters.