Pictured (L-R): Greg Fowler (Jake Owen Tour Manager), Good Company Entertainment’s Jon Andolina (Management), Red Light’s Tom Becci, Good Company Entertainment’s Keith Gale (Management), Big Loud Records’ President Clay Hunnicutt, Jake Owen, Greenberg Traurig’s Jess Rosen, Big Loud Partners Seth England, Craig Wiseman and Joey Moi Not Pictured: Big Loud Partner Kevin “Chief” Zaruk
BIG LOUD RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of Country star JAKE OWEN, who comes on board the innovative label today (11/6). With this move, Owen is reunited with one of the founders of the Big Loud organization Joey Moi, who produced Owen’s breakthrough album, BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT, which garnered four consecutive #1 hits.
“I couldn’t be more excited to start this new chapter in my career with Big Loud,” Owen says. “The passion for success that everyone has in the building is contagious. Combining what I already do with Big Loud’s expertise is exciting, and I am eager to get to work with Joey Moi again. We had great success in the past and I’m looking forward to what the future holds for all of us.”
In becoming the newest member of the Big Loud family, Owen will have the full support of a forward-thinking staff hungry to continue shaking up Country’s conventional wisdom.
“This is an unbelievable moment for all of us as true fans of Jake Owen,” label President Clay Hunnicutt says. “When we created Big Loud over two years ago, this is exactly the type of ‘home’ we wanted to create for someone like Jake, who is a unique and unparalleled entertainer and person, and who has a clear vision of who he is as an artist.”
As a platinum-selling hitmaker, Owen is a welcomed addition to the Big Loud Records roster whose team has already launched the careers of newcomers Chris Lane, Morgan Wallen, and Jillian Jacqueline.
Owen, a native Floridian, recently joined Florida Governor Rick Scott to help in relief efforts for Hurricane Irma victims in his home state with a campaign he launched called “Bring Back the Sunshine.” Also, he will unite with Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, and Toby Keith to perform at a Hurricane Benefit Concert, taking place on November 19, at Donald L. Tucker Civic Center on the campus of Owen’s alma mater, Florida State University, in Tallahassee, FL. Proceeds will help communities in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the islands affected by hurricanes in 2017.
About Jake Owen 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 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, Florida, native is well known for his high-energy performances and laid-back style. This year, Owen received “The Arnie Award” during the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, alongside Peyton Manning and Phil Mickelson, as part of Golf Digest‘s “Golfers Who Give Back” event. The award recognized Owen for his many charitable contributions through The Jake Owen Foundation, which was created to offer its support on a national level to children battling cancer and other childhood diseases through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital while also lending its support to youth organizations and various charities in Owen’s hometown area of Indian River County, Florida. The local organizations benefiting from the foundation’s annual concert assist youth with illnesses, shelter, food, education, health and fitness, the arts and the opportunity to better themselves through various programs and organizations. “Music truly seems to be the one thing that is the healing factor in a lot of people’s lives,” says Owen. “I will always be grateful for music, whether I’m performing or listening.”
About Big Loud Big Loud is an independent, Nashville-based music-business hybrid that brings song publishing, artist development, management, production, promotion, and capital investment under one roof. Founded by award-winning songwriter Craig Wiseman, producer Joey Moi, artist veteran manager Kevin “Chief” Zaruk and VP Seth England, the company’s holistic approach to the music industry has led to more than 45 #1 hits, while also launching the careers of red-hot superstar duo Florida Georgia Line and breakout talent Chris Lane. FGL have gone on to become one of the most successful Country duos in history, holding the genre’s only DIAMOND-certified single (the 10x Platinum “Cruise”). Lane scored the first #1 for Big Loud’s record-label division with 2016’s “Fix” – a track which was also the label’s first-ever release. Songwriters signed to Big Loud’s publishing arm include celebrated tunesmiths like Wiseman, Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Sarah Buxton, The Warren Brothers, and more. Big Loud’s management division guides the careers of FGL, Lane, Dallas Smith, Ernest K. and others, and the record label releases the music of Lane, Morgan Wallen and Jillian Jacqueline. In 2017, Big Loud’s capital division came online with a mission to support new innovation in the field of music technology.
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