Big Loud Records has announced the signing of its second artist, Morgan Wallen, a 23- year-old singer/songwriter with a sound from the modern South.
“We’re so excited to have Morgan and his entire family be a part of the Big Loud family,” says label President Clay Hunnicutt. “His distinctive voice, undeniable talent and great character caught us all from the very first meeting. He can capture and deliver a song as only few can. We can’t wait to deliver it to the world.”
Wallen’s five-song EP debut hit iTunes and Spotify on July 29, featuring the young artist’s first single, “The Way I Talk.” Already set for inclusion on Spotify’s popular Hot Country, Wild Country, New Boots and New Music Friday playlists, the track is a country tribute to Wallen’s Appalachian roots and Southern pride—with a hint of tongue- twisting flair.
Born about three hours from Nashville in Sneedville, TN (also home to bluegrass legend Jimmy Martin), Wallen was a baseball player, attended the same high school as country superstar Kenny Chesney and has deep roots in the church. With a hard-rock loving preacher for a father and a mother who listened to country and contemporary Christian music, Wallen began performing for his local congregation at the age of three and went on to develop a love of country, rock and hip-hop.
After moving to Music City in 2015, he’s spent the last year developing his writing skills with hit-makers like Craig Wiseman (“Live Like You Were Dying”), Rodney Clawson (“Dirt”), Chris Tompkins (“Drunk on a Plane”), the Warren Brothers (“Highway Don’t Care”), Tommy Cecil (“Home Alone Tonight”) and Matt Dragstrem (“Sippin’ on Fire”), and has been honing his studio poise with award-winning producer Joey Moi.
Wallen joins breakthrough star Chris Lane on Big Loud Records’ roster, who took the label’s first-ever single “Fix” into country radio’s Top 5, where it continues to climb.
The Big Loud Records label launched in 2015 and was founded by manager Seth England, acclaimed producer Moi, award-winning songwriter Craig Wiseman, manager Kevin “Chief” Zaruk and radio veteran Clay Hunnicutt.
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For additional information on Big Loud Records, visit bigloudmountain.com. For more about Morgan Wallen, visit morganwallen.com.