MIRANDA LAMBERT + JON RANDALL PARTNER WITH BIG LOUD RECORDS TO LAUNCH BIG LOUD TEXAS
NASHVILLE, TENN. – Fellow GRAMMY Award winners Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall have partnered to launch their own imprint in partnership with Big Loud Records, establishing Big Loud Texas. Lambert and Randall will be directly involved in signing and developing artists on the roster. In addition, Randall will serve as President of A&R for Big Loud Texas while also contributing his expertise as a producer.
Longtime friends and creative allies, Lambert and Randall notably collaborated on 2021’s GRAMMY-nominated The Marfa Tapes, a raw and intimate recording together with Jack Ingram, with Randall also serving as a producer alongside Lambert and Luke Dick on her critically acclaimed 2022 album, Palomino.
“As a teenager chasing my dreams in the honky-tonks of Texas, Nashville seemed so far away,” reflects Lambert. “Every time I’m back home I get to hear the incredible talent our state produces, and I feel a responsibility to help get more of those Texas voices heard. I’m really excited to team up with my buddy Jon Randall and Big Loud to do just that. Get ready, y’all – we’re bringing even more Texas to town!”
“When I was a kid playing in bands and kicking around Texas, I knew that making music was all I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” notes Randall. “Since then, I’ve gotten to play with so many of my heroes produce legends and friends and travel all over the world… but all those roads lead right back home. I feel very blessed to share this full circle moment with one of my best pals, Miranda Lambert, and help some other dreamers chase their song around the world.”
A GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM award-winner, Randall has spent three-plus decades in the music business seemingly doing it all as a solo artist, guitarist, songwriter, and critically acclaimed producer. In addition to his longstanding relationship with Lambert, he has written with and for artists including Guy Clark, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, and many others, plus produced projects for Dierks Bentley, Parker McCollum, Dwight Yoakam, Jack Ingram, Pat Green, and more.
“I’ve admired what Miranda and Jon have done – both as musicians and as champions of young talent – for many years, so it’s an honor to join forces in this way,” adds Big Loud CEO / Partner, Seth England. “One of the most important things to us at Big Loud is to align with cultural camaraderie. Texas exudes that spirit and no one knows that better than Miranda and Jon.”
Big Loud Texas will serve as a dedicated imprint of Big Loud Records, a label whose head-turning success story began in 2015. Counting over 34 billion global on demand streams, 18 No. 1 U.S. airplay and 28 No. 1 Canadian airplay hits and 70+ RIAA certified titles, the Big Loud Records roster is home to genre standouts Morgan Wallen, Lauren Alaina, HARDY, ERNEST, Hailey Whitters, MacKenzie Porter, Larry Fleet, Charles Wesley Godwin, Stephen Wilson Jr., Dallas Smith, Maggie Rose, Griffen Palmer, Shawn Austin, Lily Rose, Jake Worthington, Ashley Cooke, Lauren Watkins, and Zandi Holup.
Records was honored as the No. 1 Billboard Hot Country Songs label in 2021 and 2022, the 2022 and 2023 MusicRow Label Group of the Year and was named Platinum Label at the 2021 and 2023 CRS / Country Aircheck Awards. Adding accolades, the Big Loud executive team has earned recognition across the industry for its boundary-pushing, record-setting work, named to elite classes like Billboard 40 Under 40 (SVP / GM Patch Culbertson (’22), SVP of Radio Promotion Stacy Blythe (’21), CEO / Partner Seth England (’14)), Leadership Music (COO Austen Adams (’19), Blythe (’23)), Variety Hitmakers (England and partner / producer / President of A&R, Joey Moi (’22)) and more. Key members of the Big Loud executive team – partners England, Moi and Craig Wiseman, as well as Adams, Blythe and SVP of Marketing Candice Watkins – have been honored as Billboard Indie Power Players and Billboard Country Power Players. CEO / partner England was named the inaugural peer-voted Country Power Players’ Choice Award recipient, an industry-wide nod honoring the executive that voters believe made the most impact across the country music business over the past year. Learn more about Big Loud Records here, and connect with the label on social media here.
TEXAS SINGER-SONGWRITER DYLAN GOSSETT SIGNS TO BIG LOUD TEXAS / MERCURY RECORDS
IN COLLABORATION WITH RANGE MEDIA PARTNERS
DEBUT EP NO BETTER TIME OUT NOW, FEATURING BREAKOUT HIT “COAL”
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Officially announcing today, rapidly rising 24-year-old Texas singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Gossett has signed with Big Loud Texas / Mercury Records in collaboration with Range Media Partners. This announcement follows the recent release of his debut EP No Better Time last month and growing buzz surrounding his hit single “Coal.”
Tyler Arnold, President of Mercury Records, says, “I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Dylan into the Mercury family. He’s an incredible artist and songwriter, and it’s been a really memorable process getting to know him over the last few months. We truly believe he’s going to be a game changing artist for this generation.”
Miranda Lambert, Partner, Big Loud Texas shares, “When I first heard Dylan’s song ‘Coal,’ I played it a few times because I wanted to catch all the ways he was sharing his life with us. To write and deliver something that is complex yet elegant lyrically and to also make it vulnerable is an art. After Jon [Randall] and I spent time with Dylan, we both agreed he is an artist Big Loud Texas was created to champion and support.”
Seth England, CEO / Partner, Big Loud, states, “Dylan’s the kind of artist we are passionate about developing and investing in at Big Loud—a songwriter’s songwriter and incredible vocal talent who’s got something compelling to say through his music. Thrilled to have him as the flagship artist launching our newest venture, Big Loud Texas, and honored to be part of telling his story.”
Matt Graham, Managing Partner, Range Media Partners, comments, “After releasing ‘Coal,’ Sam Katz, Federico Morris, and I quickly realized we wanted to find the right kind of partner to jump in and help amplify the velocity of the song and clear a path for a unique artist who clearly draws his inspiration from his Texas country roots, but showed a clear desire to cross genres and have global appeal. Mercury and Big Loud have both shown an ability to do this with their clients. The idea really appealed to Dylan, particularly when the opportunity to be the first artist on Big Loud Texas was put forward as a possibility. We couldn’t be happier with how it’s come together, and look forward to a tremendous partnership on a genre breaking artist.”
Written, recorded, produced, and mixed by Gossett himself in his bedroom, No Better Time showcases the breadth of the Austin native’s talents. The EP includes the viral phenomenon “Coal,” which has gathered over 50 million streams to date. It recently climbed to #35 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart and #24 on Billboard’s Country Digital Song Sales Chart, as well as cracked the Top 5 on Spotify’s Global and US Viral 50 Charts and peaked at #14 on the iTunes Country Chart and #36 on the All Genres Chart shortly after its release. No Better Time, which debuted at #7 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums Chart this week, also features fan favorites “Beneath Oak Trees” and “Flip A Coin.”
Following recent tour dates with Wyatt Flores and Brent Cobb and a performance of the National Anthem at the F1 US Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas, Gossett has a slew of tour dates planned with Kolby Cooper and Luke Grimes to round out the rest of the year. Next year, he will make his first festival appearances at SXSW in Austin and Two Step Inn in Georgetown, as well as open for Midland on select dates. See the full list of upcoming tour dates below.
Growing up in Austin, Dylan Gossett first picked up a guitar in middle school, teaching himself via YouTube and thanks to tips from his big brother. In between listening to classics from Alan Jackson, George Strait, Journey, The Eagles, Scorpions, and Boston with his family, he immersed himself in the records by Turnpike Troubadours, Flatland Cavalry, and Cody Johnson. Throughout his college years at Texas A&M University, he never stopped playing and singing. Passionate about Formula 1, Dylan took a job with Circuit of the Americas. In spring 2023, he began experimenting with posting his music online.He shared a rendition of The Lumineers’ “Ophelia” and eventually wound up gaining traction with a cover of Flatland Cavalry. As summertime rolled around, he caught fire with his independent debut single “To Be Free.” No doubt fueled by the “weed and gasoline” line, it exploded on TikTok and amassed nearly six million Spotify streams to date. However, his song “Coal” catalyzed his breakthrough.
EARLY PRAISE FOR DYLAN GOSSETT + NO BETTER TIME
“A formidable, heart-on-his-sleeve singer-songwriter with immense potential” – Billboard
“One of the future stars of country and Americana” – Holler
“His music career is exciting to watch out for.” – Country Central
“One of the most exciting new voices in the genre” – Country Chord
“Dylan Gossett is raw, but there’s no denying he’s real, and we’ll all be watching his nascent career continue to take off.” – Whiskey Riff
NO BETTER TIME EP TRACK LIST
1. “Beneath Oak Trees” (Dylan Gossett)
2. “No Better Time” (Dylan Gossett)
3. “To Be Free” (Dylan Gossett)
4. “Lone Ole Cowboy” (Dylan Gossett)
5. “Flip A Coin” (Dylan Gossett)
6. “Coal” (Dylan Gossett)
Listen to No Better Time here.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Nov. 21 // Toronto, Ont. // New Hot Nashville Showcase @ Rock ‘n’ Horse Saloon
Nov. 29 // Athens, Texas // Texan Theater ^
Nov. 30 // College Station, Texas // The Tap ^
Dec. 7 // Dallas, Texas // The Studio at The Factory *
Dec. 9 // Austin, Texas // Emo’s *
March 8 - March 16 // Austin, Texas // 2024 SXSW
April 12 // Lubbock, Texas // Cooks Garage ~
April 13 // El Paso, Texas // Cowtown Event Center ~
April 20 // Georgetown, Texas // Two Step Inn
April 26 // Midland, Texas // La Hacienda Event Center ~
April 27 // Nacogdoches, Texas // Banita Creek Hall (Outdoors) ~
^ with Kolby Cooper
* with Luke Grimes
~ with Midland
ABOUT DYLAN GOSSETT
Dylan Gossett’s songs instantly leave an imprint. The Austin, TX-born singer and songwriter makes a mark with dusty instrumentation, gravelly vocal delivery, and emotionally vulnerable lyrics. Right off the bat, lines like “They say pressure makes diamonds. How the hell am I still coal?” and “Smells like weed and gasoline” come to mind. Guitar in hand and heart wide open, he writes every tune by himself and sings straight from the soul with no pretense and no filter. Throughout his college years at Texas A&M University, he never stopped playing guitar and singing. Passionate about Formula 1, Dylan took a job with Circuit of the Americas. In spring 2023, he began experimenting with posting his music online. He shared a rendition of The Lumineers’ “Ophelia” and eventually wound up gaining traction with a cover of Flatland Cavalry. As summertime rolled around, he caught fire with his independent debut single “To Be Free.” No doubt fueled by the “weed and gasoline” line, it exploded on TikTok and amassed nearly 6 million Spotify streams. However, his viral hit “Coal” catalyzed his breakthrough. It's tallied over 50 million streams to date, while Billboard professed, “‘Coal’ and ‘To Be Free’ position Gossett as a formidable, heart-on-his-sleeve singer-songwriter with immense potential.” He recently introduced his next chapter with the single “Beneath Oak Trees” from his debut EP No Better Time, out now via Big Loud Texas / Mercury Records.
ABOUT BIG LOUD TEXAS
Founded in 2023 by Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall in partnership with Big Loud Records, Big Loud Texas is the newest imprint within the Big Loud conglomerate, adding to the music company’s head-turning success story. Signing flagship artist Dylan Gossett alongside Mercury Records / Republic Records, the imprint aims to identify, cultivate, and promote Texas musicians on a global scale. Lambert and Randall, alongside the Big Loud Records team, are directly involved with signing and developing artists for the Big Loud Texas roster, where Randall serves as President of A&R while also contributing his expertise as a producer.
ABOUT MERCURY RECORDS
The famed label originally founded by Irving Green in 1945 now operates as an extension of Republic Records. The Mercury Records roster includes Post Malone, Noah Kahan, Hailee Steinfeld, Stephen Sanchez, AJR, Chelsea Cutler, James Bay, Lord Huron, and Jeremy Zucker, as well as emerging talents BoyWithUke, Dream, Lyn Lapid, Ka$hdami, Foggieraw, and Camylio. They also have strategic alliances with Nashville’s Big Loud Records (Morgan Wallen, Lily Rose), Imperial Music (Bo Burnham) and 2for2 projects (Jake Minch).
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