Daywind Publishing Welcomes Hunter Leath

Daywind Publishing Welcomes Hunter Leath

(L-R): Daywind President Ed Leonard, Hunter Leath,
Daywind Publishing Creative Director Joe Dan Cornett, Daywind Publishing VP Rick Shelton
Photo Credit: Nashville Songwriter Association International
Nashville, TN (September 6th, 2017) – Daywind Music Publishing is pleased to announce the addition of songwriter Hunter Leath to its award-winning family of writers.

Inspired by a vast variety of music, Hunter Leath began his songwriting career at a young age in the suburbs of Memphis. He dedicated himself to studying the writing styles of some of the top talents in music, from Don Henley and Phil Vassar to Mac McAnally and Billy Joel, in order to develop a style that tastefully blends pop, country, and acoustic music. This unique combination of styles creates music that appeal to a broad audience, and reaches past the confines of traditional genres. With this goal in mind, Hunter’s primary focus will be creating songs that will open doors within mainstream country music, while also expanding Daywind Music’s reach within Christian music.

“I could not be more excited to work with Joe Dan Cornett and the rest of the team at Daywind!” comments Hunter Leath. “As a songwriter, having a publisher who is 100% in your corner means everything, and that’s exactly what I found there”

Daywind Music Publishing Creative Director Joe Dan Cornett adds, “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Hunter joining our Daywind family. He has an innate ability to paint a picture with words and attach an infectious melody to a song. I look forward to sharing much success with Hunter in the future.”


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