Chrissy Metz Inks Umg Nashville Deal After ‘Breakthrough’ Song Lands Oscar Nomination

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Chrissy Metz Inks Umg Nashville Deal After ‘Breakthrough’ Song Lands Oscar Nomination
Universal Music Group Nashville said Monday that it has signed Chrissy Metz, a star on NBC’s ensemble smash TV series This Is Us. The news comes the same day that the Diane Warren-penned song “I’m Standing With You” sung by Metz in the film Breakthrough earned an Oscar nomination.

“I am beyond excited. I was like, ‘Dare I wake up early and watch [the nominations]?’ Because you never know. There’s a lot of people who write a lot of great songs, so my heart was pounding out of my chest,” Metz shares. “When they announced it, I actually couldn’t believe it. I was in shock; I don’t think I’ve been in shock before.”

Umg Nashville was behind the soundtrack for the 20th Century Fox faith-based film, which bowed in April on Easter Weekend and marked Disney’s first Fox release under the combined regime. It
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