This Is Us and Breakthrough star Chrissy Metz can now add recording artist to her growing resume. The actress/singer has signed a record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville.
“To say I am excited to fulfill a lifelong dream is an understatement,” said Metz in a press release. “Music has always been my first love and to be working alongside Cindy and the incomparable team at UMG is truly a gift!”
“Chrissy Metz is simply tapped into America’s emotional conscience,” added Cindy Mabe, President, Universal Music Group Nashville. “Music was her first love and no matter if she’s singing, acting, writing or just being, she’s always real, powerful and fully connected with her audience. I can’t wait to put her musical story into the world and I’m so inspired to bring her into the Universal Music Group Nashville family.”
Metz first worked with UMG Nashville on the soundtrack for the critically acclaimed movie, Breakthrough. She also performed at the Academy of Country Music Awards in April with her new label mates Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina, Maddie & Tae & Mickey Guyton.
The news comes just hours after Breakthrough was nominated for Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original song) for “I’m Standing With You.” The song, written and scored by Diane Warren, is performed by Metz in the groundbreaking film.
Music from Chrissy Metz is expected later this year.