Actress Chrissy Metz has signed a record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville. Star of NBC’s This Is Us and 20th Century Fox’s Breakthrough, Metz is expected to release her debut country album later this year.
“To say I am excited to fulfill a lifelong dream is an understatement,” Metz said in a statement. “Music has always been my first love and to be working alongside Cindy [Mabe] and the incomparable team at UMG is truly a gift!”
Previously, Metz collaborated with UMG for the soundtrack of the film Breakthrough, where she sang the Oscar-nominated, Diane Warren-penned song “I’m Standing With You.” Last April, she made her Academy of Country Music Awards debut when she performed the song with Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina, Maddie & Tae and Mickey Guyton.
“Chrissy Metz is simply tapped into America’s emotional conscience,” said Cindy Mabe, president of Universal Music Group Nashville, in a statement. “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.”