Singer-songwriter Jennifer Hanson has signed to Universal South Records. She released her debut album on Capitol Nashville in 2002 and reached the Top 20 with "Beautiful Goodbye." She will release a new single, "Joy Ride," this summer. For the upcoming album, she co-wrote all of the material, co-produced the record and played many of the instruments. Hanson's recent songwriting credits include the Wreckers' "Leave the Pieces" and Bucky Covington's "A Different World." Universal South's roster also includes Joe Nichols and Phil Vassar.