Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall have partnered with Big Loud Records to launch a new imprint, Big Loud Texas, which will serve as a home to a plethora of talent from the Lone Star State.
The news follows Miranda Lambert's departure from Sony, which acted as her label for 20 years. Lambert and Randall are frequent collaborators, with the two having worked alongside Jack Ingram to create the widely acclaimed, Grammy-nominated Marfa Tapes in 2021.
The two singer-songwriters will be hands-on in signing and developing up-and-coming artists within the Big Loud Texas roster, with Randall serving as the imprint's President of A&R.
Speaking ahead of the announcement, Miranda Lambert underlined her excitement at the prospect of showcasing the often overlooked Texas brand of country music in Nashville.
The Texas native explained, “As a teenager chasing my dreams in the honky-tonks of Texas, Nashville seemed so far away. 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!”
Jon Randall, a fellow Texas native, echoed Lambert's sentiments, “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. 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”.
Big Loud's CEO, Seth England, emphasised his longstanding respect for both Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall, “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”.
He went on to stress, “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”.
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