Singer/songwirter and Belmont University graduate Carlton Anderson recently signed with Morris Higham Management for global representation. This announcement comes following the release of his debut single “Drop Everything.”
“I have worked my whole life to be in a position like this and to have years of hard work be noticed by such a prestigious company means more than I can I say,” Anderson says. “I’ve been told a long time that my music is ‘too country’ so I’m truly grateful to have a team at Morris Higham that understands who I am as a person and supports my visions as an artist and songwriter.”
“Carlton is one of the rare young artists who understands why country music matters, and he makes it as compelling and as current as anything on radio,” said Clint Higham, president of Morris Higham Management. “When you find an artist who’s so grounded in the roots, who can sing, write and connect with fans across ages, places and everything that country music now contains, that’s like finding a unicorn.”
Higham added, “When you find an artist like that, and they have a work ethic that matches the team at Morris Higham, that’s when special things happen. Everyone here believes in his music, and there’s no young artist I’ve seen like this.”
A graduate of Belmont University’s Curb College music business program, Anderson joined ASCAP and later signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music. Morris Higham Management represents Kenny Chesney, Ryan Griffin, Brandon Lay, Old Dominion, Michael Ray, and Walker County. Higham is also an alumnus of Belmont University.
—Story by Claire Anderson, Class of 2019