Award-winning actress Chrissy Metz releases brand-new song “Talking To God” today. Written by Nicolette Hayford, Connie Harrington, Jake Mitchell, Ashley McBryde and Aaron Raitiere, the introspective song is the first from Metz’s upcoming debut album on EMI Records Nashville.
“‘Talking To God’ is a song about those moments when we ask the questions we desperately want the answers to,” shares Metz. “Whether it’s a lost love or why our own lives look much different than the way we had hoped they would. It’s about those personal prayers and conversations we have while listening and learning to surrender and trust in the bigger picture.”
Metz signed a record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville following her starring role in 20th Century Fox’s Breakthrough movie and soundtrack featuring her performance of the Oscar-nominated, Diane Warren penned track, “I’m Standing With You.” Metz, who has also showcased her vocal abilities as “Kate Pearson” on NBC’s award-winning series This Is Us, calls music her “first love” and is currently hosting a daily Facebook livestream, The Dreamers where she shares her musical journey.
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“’Talking to God’ is a really special song for me. I know that all music is interpreted by everyone’s own perception., but for me when I heard the song It resonated in a way – when the line says, ‘I was talking to God and your name came up, for me that was thinking about and praying for people that might not be in your life anymore, but they impacted your life or they have a special place in your heart; and they may not be good for you any longer, but you still care about them and you still wish them well, whether it’s a previous relationship, friendship. Gosh, when I heard it, I was immediately just taken aback and also, I felt so compelled to tell this story, because even though I had no part in writing it, I just knew that I had to tell the story because I’ve lived it and I think we all have. Unfortunately, we have regrets or decisions we would’ve made differently, so, yeah.”
Back Row: River House Artists Director of Creative/A&R Zebb Luster, UMG Nashville Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan, UMG Nashville President Cindy Mabe, UMG Nashville EVP A&R Brian Wright, UMG Nashville EVP & COO Mike Harris
Front Row: UMG Nashville EVP Promotion Royce Risser, Chrissy Metz, River House Artists Founder/Owner Lynn Oliver-Cline
Universal Music Group Nashville has signed Chrissy Metz, star of 20th Century Fox’s BREAKTHROUGH and the award-winning NBC series “This Is Us.” UMG Nashville first worked with Metz on the Breakthrough movie soundtrack which featured her performance of the Oscar-nominated, Diane Warren penned track, “I’m Standing With You.” Chrissy made her Academy of Country Music Awards debut in April when she performed “I’m Standing With You” alongside now label mates Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina, Maddie & Tae & Mickey Guyton. The incredibly moving performance can be viewed HERE.
“To say I am excited to fulfill a lifelong dream is an understatement,” shares Metz. “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,” explains 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.”
An Emmy and two-time Golden Globe nominee, Metz is currently working on her debut Country album to be released later this year. She is also set to produce the upcoming Inspirational Mountaineer Movie ‘Gorge’ in the works with Amazon. Her memoir, THIS IS ME, debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List.
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