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    Low-slung baritones are a country tradition; so are big, booming vocals built for twangy power ballads. Yet, as varied as the genre can be, it isn’t often that someone comes along with a take or a tone that shakes it to the core while still keeping that center strong and solid; someone so modern it's hard to find a point with which to compare. But listen to one moment of Chris Lane's signature falsetto, and it's clear there's a new range in town.


    Nothing about Nashville's Ernest K. is easy to classify, and that's the point. Growing up making beats while most kids made paper airplanes and learning banjo while listening to rap, he's always bent the rules and eschewed the predictable. With a passion for various genres of music, Ernest K. is set to change the way we look at the sounds and songs that emerge from Music City – and maybe just rattle the industry to the bone.


    Jake Owen has had six No. 1 singles to date -the 2X PLATINUM anthem “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” PLATINUM-certified hits “Beachin’,” “Anywhere with You,” “Alone with You,” “The One That Got Away,” and, GOLD-certified “American Country Love Song.” Owen's his fifth studio album, AMERICAN LOVE, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 4 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart. The album was produced by award-winning songwriters/producers Shane McAnally and Ross Copperman, plus, Owen co-produced three tracks, which marks his first time as a co-producer with Lukas Bracewell. The Vero Beach, FL native is well known for his high-energy performances and laid-back style.


    There’s something about Jillian Jacqueline; she’s light and airy, and gleams with honest, unfailing optimism, yet... she’s practical. As if sprinkled with STARdust, she’s endearing and magical. Beyond the hypnotic trance, you’ll find Jillian Jacqueline to be one extraordinary, insightful and gritty businesswoman—a woman fully and successfully entrenched in her profession of self-expression and transparency through her music.


    He’s a passionate singer with a unique sound who grew up in Appalachia. Wallen moved to Nashville in July 2015, not sure what he would find, but convinced that he should at least give his dreams a legitimate shot. Less than a year later, he’d already been signed to Big Loud Records, recorded some initial tracks with producer Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen) and hit the road on his first radio promotion tour.









    Big Loud Records announces Clay Hunnicutt as first label President to lead the new startup and division of Big Loud Mountain publishing and management.

    Previously serving as Executive Vice President & GM of National Programming platforms for iHeartMedia for 15+ years, Hunnicutt will join existing leadership including Joey Moi, Craig Wiseman, Seth England, and Kevin “Chief” Zaruk, who helped launch the career of superstar duo Florida Georgia Line.

    "We’ve had a vision to expand a label division for some time now, but knew we needed the right quarterback. We couldn’t have partnered with anyone better than Clay Hunnicutt,” said Big Loud Mountain’s Seth England. “He has laser vision and leadership abilities that blow us away every time we speak to him. Big Loud Records couldn’t be anymore thrilled that he has chosen us in this new phase of his career."

    "There are not many things in this world that would make me want to leave iHeartMedia after 17 years, but the opportunity to start something new with Big Loud Records and these 4 partners was it," shared Clay Hunnicutt. "It's a dream team of knowledge, success, and belief that will help power some great music and break new artists. We will work hard to do the right things for the right reasons with the right people!"

    Hunnicutt can be reached by email at clay@bigloudrecords.com or by phone at 615.329.2729. Big Loud Records is actively building their team and additional staff will be announced in the coming months.


    Big Loud adds another key component to its growing team today (10/19), announcing Patch Culbertson as the new Vice President of A&R for its record label division. Effective immediately, Culbertson will report to both label President Clay Hunnicutt and company Partner Seth England, and can be reached by email at patch@bigloud.com.

    The addition of Culbertson will serve to supercharge Big Loud’s ability to identify and develop new talent, as the music-industry hybrid continues to build itself into a one-stop hit-making shop like Country music has never seen. He comes onboard with a wealth of experience and a drive to discover the best of what’s next.

    “Patch’s intuition, ability and analytics are second to none,” Hunnicutt says. “He has proven that in every organization he’s worked in, and in the roster of talent he has discovered and helped make into stars. He is a game changer, and he is exactly the kind of team member we wanted to work with when we started Big Loud two years ago. Patch is a key person we’ve wanted for a long time to continue our evolution.”

    Culbertson joins Big Loud after eight years at Republic Records, most recently serving as Director of A&R in their New York headquarters. His extensive track record includes the signing and development of several multi-platinum artists, including Aminé, SoMo, Florida Georgia Line (via Republic Nashville), and The Naked & Famous.

    Over the course of his highly respected career, Culbertson has also overseen releases from Colbie Caillat, Mat Kearney, and The Lonely Island, among others, as well as a number of soundtrack projects such as Ted and Snow White & the Huntsman. In addition to his role as an A&R ace, he has also developed new research strategies for sourcing talent in the digital era – which is exactly the kind of outside-the-box thinking Big Loud was created to harness.

    "I've had the pleasure of knowing Craig, Seth, Chief, Joey, Clay and the Big Loud team for the better part of a decade,” Culbertson says. “I couldn't be more excited to join such an innovative, dedicated, and forward-thinking group of people as they continue to change the game in the music industry."

    Big Loud was founded as a partnership between Craig Wiseman, Seth England, Kevin “Chief” Zaruk, and Joey Moi, four industry veterans with a vision to bring song publishing, artist development, management, production, and promotion under one roof. The organization scored its first win when it helped launch the career of Florida Georgia Line – one of the most successful Country duos in history – and in 2015 the partners expanded their firm with the creation of Big Loud Records, led by Hunnicutt.

    After helping Florida Georgia Line achieve superstardom, Big Loud has gone on to introduce breakout country star Chris Lane, a high-flying vocalist with a smooth-R&B vibe who’s debut single, “Fix,” proved a runaway hit. The song became a GOLD-certified #1 success in 2015, and marked an unlikely feat for Big Loud – scoring their first chart topper with the label’s very first release. Big Loud has since added to its talented roster with artists like Morgan Wallen and Jillian Jacqueline.


    Big Loud Records proudly announces today that Stacy Blythe has been named the newly launched label’s National Director of Promotion. Blythe will report directly to the label President Clay Hunnicutt, who is at the helm of this new label founded by manager Seth England, acclaimed producer Joey Moi, award-winning songwriter Craig Wiseman, and manager Kevin “Chief” Zaruk, along with Hunnicutt.

    With over a decade of experience in radio promotion including stops at Category 5 Records, 1720 Entertainment and Stoney Creek Records, Blythe most recently served as Republic Nashville’s Southeast Promotion Manager. Beginning 9/15, Blythe can be reached by email at stacy@bigloudrecords.com or by phone at 615.887.9860.

    "When we started Big Loud Records, we dreamed of having someone of Stacy’s caliber on our team,” shares BLR’s Clay Hunnicutt. “Now it’s happened and we could not be happier. We know that Stacy will play an integral role in the growth of our artists and company.”

    When asked about the new position, Blythe shared “I am beyond honored that Clay, Seth, Craig, Joey and Chief have invited me to be a part of building Big Loud Records from the ground up. Upon hearing the music that the label is set to release, I instantly knew that I had to be involved in delivering it to our friends at Country radio. I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to embark on this new journey surrounded by the passion and creativity that this team possesses.”

    Big Loud Records is actively building their promotion team and additional staff will be announced in the coming months.


    Big Loud Records goes global with Brianne Deslippe joining the label as General Manager and National Director of Promotion - Canada. Adding to the excitement, Big Loud Records will open the doors to their Canadian office in Toronto, Ontario on November 23, in partnership with Universal Music Canada. Working from the label’s Canadian headquarters, Deslippe will report directly to label President Clay Hunnicutt and can be reached by email at brianne@bigloudrecords.com or via phone at 416-908-1717.

    “Brianne’s reputation, relationships, and expertise in Canada and beyond is unmatched,” exclaims BLR’s Clay Hunnicutt. “We could not be more thrilled to have someone of her caliber leading Big Loud Records Canada. She is the perfect person to direct our efforts, support our artists and find new talent. Now this is a true international alliance!”

    With over a decade of experience working in the Canadian music industry, Deslippe most recently held the position of Country Format Supervisor at Universal Music Canada handling artists such as Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Dallas Smith and Johnny Reid before making the move to Big Loud Records. Previously she served as the National Promotion Director at Open Road Recordings and eOne Music Canada where she led successful national promotion campaigns for Superstar artists such as Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and Reba, among others. Originally from Windsor, Ontario, Deslippe garnered recognition for spearheading #1 Canadian radio campaigns for Dean Brody and Dallas Smith, and is a four-time nominee for the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Record Company Person of the Year Award.

    “I’ve only had the opportunity to work closely with Brianne a short time but her energy, knowledge, and dedication are immediately apparent,” says Jeffrey Remedios, President and CEO of Universal Music Canada. “I applaud Big Loud on their savvy hire and congratulate Brianne on this well-deserved opportunity. I’m very happy to continue working together with the Big Loud family in our ongoing partnership.”

    Deslippe joins the newly announced stateside promotion team comprised of David Clapper, Southeast Region; Nikki Jimenez, Northeast Region; Dave Kirth, West Coast Region, led by National Director of Promotion Stacy Blythe and Hunnicutt.

    “I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Big Loud team in various capacities over the years and I have always admired their talent, drive and innovative approach,” shares Brianne Deslippe. “With the launch of Big Loud Records, I believe they have created something very special. It’s an honor to have been asked to join their team and I look forward to furthering all of the label’s efforts and artists in the Canadian market.”


    Big Loud Records is on a hiring roll and proudly announces today (8/31) that Dave Kirth will join the label as West Coast Region Director of Promotion. Kirth will report directly to the label President Clay Hunnicutt and can be reached by email at dave@bigloudrecords.com or via phone at 916-903-7865.

    “Dave is a great addition to the Big Loud Records team. His experience in both radio and record promotion make him a perfect fit for where this label is headed,” shares BLR’s Clay Hunnicutt. “He is unmatched in his relationships and will considerably impact all aspects of our business, especially our artists.”

    Starting his career in radio, Kirth served as Program Director at KTOM-FM in Monterey, CA before making the move to Nashville in 2006. Transitioning into record promotion, he worked at New Revolution Entertainment for the past seven years helping artists such as Zac Brown Band, Big & Rich, Lee Brice, Gloriana and Steve Holy break through. Prior to New Revolution Entertainment, Kirth made stops at Bigger Picture Group and Lofton Creek Records.

    "When Clay Hunnicutt and Seth England approached me to be a part of the foundation of this exciting new company, it was hard not to see its limitless potential,” shared Dave Kirth. “The opportunity to develop and break talented new artists like Chris Lane was just the beginning of what drew me to Big Loud Records. I can't wait to contribute to this amazing, creative team.”

    Big Loud Records is the newly launched label founded by manager Seth England, acclaimed producer Joey Moi, award-winning songwriter Craig Wiseman, manager Kevin “Chief” Zaruk and radio veteran Clay Hunnicutt.


    Tyler Waugh has joined Big Loud Records as the label’s Southeast Region Director of Promotion.

    “Tyler has an incredibly versatile background with success in multiple genres and promotion roles. He will be an invaluable asset to our BLR team,” said label president Clay Hunnicutt. “He will hit the ground running immediately to continue our success with Chris Lane, ‘Fix,’ and all the other projects we have coming out soon.”

    Waugh joins the label’s promotion team of Nikki Jimenez, Northeast Region; Dave Kirth, West Coast Region; Stacy Blythe and Clay Hunnicutt, Midwest Region.

    Waugh began his music industry career in 2000, and most recently was Southeast Regional Director of Promotion at 1608 Promotion, a division of Reviver Records. His prior career entries include time at Blaster Records, Streamsound Records, Arista Records, RCA Music Group, Roadrunner Records, and BMG Distribution.

    “Joining the Big Loud Records team is a huge opportunity, allowing me to be a part of a group of people that are extremely creative and forward thinking,” says Waugh. “I’m excited to work with Chris Lane, who I’ve been a fan of since I first heard his music, and I can’t wait to talk to my friends at radio about ‘Fix’ and all the great new music releasing soon. Big thanks to Clay, Craig, Chief, Seth, and Joey for bringing me on board!”

    Big Loud Records label launched in 2015 and was founded by manager Seth England, Joey Moi, Craig Wiseman, Kevin “Chief” Zaruk and Hunnicutt.

    Waugh can be reached at tyler@bigloudrecords.com or 615-870-2040.


    Big Loud Records is rounding out their newly formed radio promotion team with Nikki Jimenez joining the label as Northeast Region Director of Promotion today (9/15). Jimenez will report directly to the label President Clay Hunnicutt and can be reached by email at Nikki@bigloudrecords.com or via phone at 615-329-2729.

    “Nikki is another key building block to our future at Big Loud Records,” remarks BLR's Clay Hunnicutt. “Her drive, experience and energy will make her a favorite throughout the Northeast and I can't wait for her to get started.”

    Jimenez began her radio career in 2004 at Entercom in Memphis, TN, where she handled six formats including Hot AC, AC, Rock, and Sports Talk as an Account Executive. She then served as Promotion Coordinator for Memphis ABC and CW TV station affiliates. Prior to making the move to Big Loud Records, she worked with Cumulus (formerly Citadel) as the Director of Marketing & Promotions for WGKX, WXMX, WRBO, and WKIM for the past five years.

    "The thrill is real! I can't even describe how amazing it feels to know that I will be working alongside a group that shares the same passion for music and radio that I do,” shares Nikki Jimenez. “The music and the people at Big Loud Records give me the confidence to know that there is no better team for me to be a part of."

    Big Loud Records is the newly launched label founded by manager Seth England, acclaimed producer Joey Moi, award-winning songwriter Craig Wiseman, manager Kevin “Chief” Zaruk and radio veteran Clay Hunnicutt.


    Big Loud Records is proud to announce the addition of John D'Amico as the label’s new Regional Promotions Director – Midwest starting July 10. D’Amico will report directly to the label President, Clay Hunnicutt, and can be reached by email at john@bigloudrecords.com or via phone at 412-862-6539.

    Joining an inspired team with an already-proven record of success, D’Amico will make an immediate impact alongside promotions colleagues Nikki Jimenez, Northeast Region; Dave Kirth, West Coast Region; and Tyler Waugh, Southeast Region - which is lead by National Director of Promotion Stacy Blythe and Hunnicutt.

    “John brings a unique skill set and passion that fits the Big Loud family and our artists perfectly,” Hunnicutt says. “His radio experience and passion for Country music are second to none. We are all really excited for John to get going and to continue the growth of Chris Lane, Morgan Wallen and Jillian Jacqueline."

    D’Amico shares, "When Stacy called me to talk about the opportunity I couldn't believe it! Big Loud has such an exciting group of young artists, tight-knit staff and distinguished leadership. There is something special about this label; they call themselves a family and it truly feels that way. It is a dream come true to be a part of it."

    Before signing on with Big Loud Records, D’Amico spent 10 years working in the Northeast Region with the CBS Radio Pittsburgh cluster. Hardworking and independently driven, he began his career as an Intern and rose through the ranks of Board Operator, Producer and Assistant to the Web Master and Events Coordinator before taking the reins as Promotions Manager for WBZZ-FM (Hot AC) in 2011. In early 2015, D’Amico took over promotional duties at WDSY-FM as well.

    A graduate of Pittsburgh’s Point Park University, D’Amico has gone on to create and lead promotions and events that have received five Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters awards, and finalist recognition for the National Association of Broadcasters Crystal Award for community service programs by a station. In addition, he has been named one of Pittsburgh’s “50 Finest” by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, an honor given to 50 young professionals in Western Pennsylvania each year.


    Maggie Abrams joins Big Loud Records as Promotion Coordinator. Maggie came to Nashville from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in Strategic Communication. She is an integral part of the day-to-day operations of Big Loud Records.


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