BMLG RECORDS, a subsidiary of HYBE America, proudly announces today the signing of GREYLAN JAMES. The 26-year-old from Knoxville, TN joins the Big Machine Label Group imprint’s superstar roster which boasts Lady A, Brett Young, Riley Green, Chris Janson and Shane Profitt.
“This is such an amazing signing! Talk about ‘manifesting’… that Greylan has had the vision and desire to be with Big Machine since he was a young boy is just incredible,” said BMLG Chairman and CEO Scott Borchetta “He’s become one of the best young writers in Nashville and his recording career is now lined up to follow his writing success in short order. Welcome to the Machine, Greylan!”
“We had the pleasure of having Greylan play us his huge collection of songs earlier this year and were blown away,” said BMLG Records’ President/CEO Jimmy Harnen. “He has an incredibly fresh approach to his writing, yet his body of work is so right at the core. Be sure to check out his killer live show and guitar virtuoso this Spring while he’s tour with Old Dominion!”
From the moment his Papaw gifted him his first guitar at the age of five, Greylan knew he was meant to be a musician. By the time he turned double digits he was frequently performing at barn dances, restaurants and bars around East Tennessee while writing songs and making frequent trips to Nashville. Since moving to Music City eight years ago, Greylan has become a “celebrated songwriter” (Country Now) earning cuts from Kenny Chesney (“Happy Does”), Chris Young (“If That Ain’t God”), Chris Janson (“Real Friends” ft. Blake Shelton), Cole Swindell (“How Is She”) and Brantley Gilbert (“Little Piece Of Heaven”), among others. Following his independently released I HOPE SHE HEARS THESE EP last year, the rising singer/songwriter shares brand new track “Undermine” today via BMLG Records – listen here.
"When I was 14 years old, I wrote and mailed Scott Borchetta a letter that told him who I was and why he should sign me. For some reason, I just always had a feeling Scott was going to be part of my career. Now 12 years later, I can’t believe I get to work with him and the incredible BMLG team,” shared Greylan. “Thank you, Scott, Allison Jones, Julian Raymond, Jimmy Harnen, Ryan Dokke, Andrew Kautz and the rest of the crew for taking this chance on me. I can’t wait for the world to hear what we’re working up and hope folks enjoy ‘Undermine’ in the meantime, I know they’ve been asking for it for a while. "
Tonight (3/24), Greylan will make an appearance at the Big Machine Distillery on 3rd Ave in Nashville before joining Old Dominion’s NO BAD VIBES TOUR kicking next Friday (3/31) in Key West, Florida. For a full list of tour dates and the latest updates, visit GreylanJames.com.
Greylan is represented by Morris Higham Management and WME in Nashville.