Spirit/Fluid, the Nashville-based joint venture between Spirit Music Group and Frank Rogers’ Fluid Music Revolution has signed Jason Lehning to an exclusive publishing deal.
“Fluid Music Revolution and Spirit Music Nashville are thrilled to welcome Jason Lehning to the family. It is always special to be able to work with someone who you not only respect as a talent, but also as a person. We could not be more excited about the next phase of Jason’s career and cannot wait for the world to hear the new music that he is creating,” said Rogers.
“I’ve enjoyed working with Frank as an engineer for many years, so when we started talking about working together as writer and publisher, it all just fell into place naturally. I’m really excited to begin this next chapter with Fluid/Spirit and the incredible creative staff there – and I’m looking forward to what kind of trouble we can all stir up in the coming months!” said Lehning.
The son of Randy Travis’ producer Kyle Lehning, Jason spent his childhood around the entertainment industry. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Lehning returned to Nashville to work as an engineer. Lehning has since been active as a producer, musician, composer, mixer and engineer, contributing to over 350 albums by artists including George Jones, Erasure, Mat Kearney, Guster, Bill Frisell, and Alison Krauss. Lehning won two Grammy awards as an engineer and was nominated for the Best Engineer Grammy in 2008. Lehning also tours regularly in the UK with his band The Bees with singer-songwriter Daniel Tashian and drummer David Gehrke.
Frank Rogers was named MusicRow‘s Producer of the Year in 2005, as well as 2008-2009. He’s also co-written a slew of country hits, including “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)” by Brad Paisley, “Alright” and “This” by Darius Rucker and “Backroad Song” by Granger Smith.