June 23, 2018

Cory Batten

Cory was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. He grew up in all sports but ended up focusing on swimming and cycling, finishing the 111 mile El Tour de Tucson bike race twice.

He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1996 with a degree in psychology, then moved to Nashville in 1998 to pursue a career in music. He briefly moved back home to Arizona but his dream would bring him back to Nashville in 2000.

It wasn't long before Cory found success with his songs. From bluegrass sweetheart Rhonda Vincent ("Is the Grass any Bluer") to one of country's newest duos, Love & Theft (Thinking of You), to Crystal Shawanda (You Can Let Go) to “I Don’t Know What She Said” (Blaine Larsen), Cory's songs have been receiving a lot of attention.

Cory's first #1, Blake Shelton's “She Wouldn't Be Gone” was closely followed by his second #1, Chris Young's “Gettin' You Home." Recently Cory's duet "The Call" was recorded by country stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood and featured in on Garth’s Live from Vegas DVD.

Cory is currently signed with Young Guns Publishing landing cuts with new artists Runaway June and Jay Allen and can be reached through his website.


3 #1's and 2 Top 20's including:

Gettin' You Home - Chris Young

She Wouldn't Be Gone - Blake Shelton

The Call - Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood

and many more...