ULTRA PUBLISHING SIGNS CANADA’S FASTEST RISING COUNTRY STAR, JASON BENOIT
Ultra International Music Publishing has entered into a worldwide publishing deal with Jason Benoit. The deal with Ultra International Music Publishing includes his recent smash “Gone Long Gone”, top 10 in the Billboard’s Canadian Country chart.
Ultra Publishing is thrilled to have Jason Benoit among the wonderful writers they represent and to further extend its reach into the country genre.
Jason Benoit first gained attention with his countrified version of “This Is What It Feels Like,” the Grammy-nominated hit by Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren and Canadian vocalist Trevor Guthrie, included on the Sony Music compilation Country Heat 2014. Benoit and his Nashville-based producer Dave “Dwave” Thomson followed that up with a Top 30 single, “Crazy Kinda Love,” released in August 2014, and “Gone Long Gone” in March 2015, both through JV Records / Sony Canada.
The success of “Gone Long Gone” set the stage for Benoit’s widely hailed appearance at the 2015 Cavendish Beach Music Festival, which resulted in him being named the Canadian Country Music Association’s first-ever Discovery Atlantic Award winner. Along with that came a nomination as one of the CCMA’s 2015 Rising Stars, and a performance at the CCMA’s Awards gala in Halifax.
Benoit is set to release his full-length debut album in 2016 on JV Records/Sony Music Canada.
This Fall Jason is touring with Tim Hicks on his “Get A Little Crazy” tour in Canada.
As Jason Benoit continues his path toward releasing his debut album, there are surely more defining moments such as these soon to come. It’s all about connecting with audiences, and the response at Cavendish—particularly the young females singing along with every line—showed that Benoit’s star is truly on the rise.