Daughtry Signs with Big Machine

GRAMMY®-nominated band Daughtry is kicking off a new era as they announce their signing with Big Machine Records today. Wasting no time diving in, the group has also launched a pre-save for their forthcoming single, "Artificial," out everywhere on 8/11.

PRE-SAVE "ARTIFICIAL" HERE“Chris Daughtry is one of the best voices in rock music, hands down," says Big Machine Label Group Chairman and CEO Scott Borchetta. “He is attacking this season of life full-on with a renewed fire and intensity to everything he touches.”

"I am so thrilled to be working with Scott and the entire Big Machine crew on this next record and beyond," shares Daughtry frontman Chris Daughtry. "It’s very refreshing and exciting to have a team behind me that fully believes and supports my vision."

The news follows the rock outfit's announcement of their Bare Bones Tour, plotting a rare acoustic run with 26 new US dates launching on 8/9. Alongside Billboard chart-topping rocker Ayron Jones, who is set to open on select stops, the upcoming performances mark a unique opportunity to highlight the stars' powerhouse musical versatility and vocal prowess in the most intimate of settings.

Coming in hot off the recent success with their Lzzy Hale duet, "Separate Ways (World's Apart)," Daughtry's amped-up reimagining of the Journey classic debuted at No. 1 on iTunes' All Genres chart and reached No. 6 on Mediabase's Active Rock chart. True to its roots with an updated grit, the single has racked up millions of streams across platforms, earning praise from heavy-hitters like VarietyBillboardConsequence, and American Songwriter, among others.

For more information, visit daughtryofficial.com.

Photo By: Sean Sorensen

Pictured (L to R): Back Row– Hard 8 Working Group's Jon Linton (Manager), Big Machine Label Group's Mike Rittberg, Hard 8 Working Group's Aimee Beren (Day to Day Manager); Front Row– Big Machine Label Group's Heather LukeChris Daughtry, Big Machine Label Group's Scott Borchetta

ABOUT DAUGHTRY: Daughtry, one of the most visible and best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, has sold out concerts across the globe. Their debut album, the self-titled Daughtry, was the top-selling album of 2007 and was the fastest selling rock debut album in Soundscan history. It was also nominated for 4 GRAMMY® Awards and won 4 American Music Awards and 7 Billboard Music Awards, including Album of the Year. Subsequent albums, Leave This Town (2009), Break The Spell (2011), and Baptized (2013) have all gone Platinum, with Cage To Rattle (2018) certified Gold. In 2021, Daughtry released their album Dearly Beloved, which marked a return to their rock roots and a return to the top of the rock charts with their singles “World On Fire,” “Heavy Is The Crown,” and “Changes Are Coming,” each reaching the Top 10 on Billboard's Rock Airplay chart. With the success of their 2023 smash cover, “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" featuring Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, charting yet another Top 10 success, the band ushers in a new sonic era on their latest epic track, “Artificial.” Catch the rock outfit on the road this fall, as they strip it back in the states on their Bare Bones Acoustic Tour. For dates and more information, visit daughtryofficial.com.