Fellow GRAMMY Award winners Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall have partnered to launch their own imprint in partnership with Big Loud Records, establishing Big Loud Texas. Lambert and Randall will be directly involved in signing and developing artists on the roster. In addition, Randall will serve as President of A&R for Big Loud Texas while also contributing his expertise as a producer.
Longtime friends and creative allies, Lambert and Randall notably collaborated on 2021’s GRAMMY-nominated The Marfa Tapes, a raw and intimate recording together with Jack Ingram, with Randall also serving as a producer alongside Lambert and Luke Dick on her critically acclaimed 2022 album, Palomino.
“As a teenager chasing my dreams in the honky tonks of Texas, Nashville seemed so far away,” reflects Lambert. “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!”
“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,” notes Randall. “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.”
A GRAMMY, CMA and ACM Award-winner, Randall has spent three-plus decades in the music business seemingly doing it all as a solo artist, guitarist, songwriter and critically acclaimed producer. In addition to his longstanding relationship with Lambert, he has written with and for artists including Guy Clark, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire and many others, plus produced projects for Dierks Bentley, Parker McCollum, Dwight Yoakam, Jack Ingram, Pat Green and more.
“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,” adds Big Loud CEO/Partner Seth England. “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.”
Big Loud Texas will serve as a dedicated imprint of Big Loud Records, a label whose head-turning success story began in 2015. Counting over 34 billion global on demand streams, 18 No. 1 U.S. airplay and 28 No. 1 Canadian airplay hits and 70+ RIAA certified titles, the Big Loud Records roster is home to genre standouts Morgan Wallen, Lauren Alaina, HARDY, ERNEST, Hailey Whitters, MacKenzie Porter, Larry Fleet, Charles Wesley Godwin, Stephen Wilson Jr., Dallas Smith, Maggie Rose, Griffen Palmer, Shawn Austin, Lily Rose, Jake Worthington, Ashley Cooke, Lauren Watkins, and Zandi Holup.
Records was honored as the No. 1 Billboard Hot Country Songs label in 2021 and 2022, the 2022 and 2023 MusicRow Label Group of the Year and was named Platinum Label at the 2021 and 2023 CRS / Country Aircheck Awards. Adding accolades, the Big Loud executive team has earned recognition across the industry for its boundary-pushing, record-setting work, named to elite classes like Billboard 40 Under 40 (SVP / GM Patch Culbertson (’22), SVP of Radio Promotion Stacy Blythe (’21), CEO / Partner Seth England (’14)), Leadership Music (COO Austen Adams (’19), Blythe (’23)), Variety Hitmakers (England and partner / producer / President of A&R, Joey Moi (’22)) and more. Key members of the Big Loud executive team – partners England, Moi and Craig Wiseman, as well as Adams, Blythe and SVP of Marketing Candice Watkins – have been honored as Billboard Indie Power Players and Billboard Country Power Players. CEO / partner England was named the inaugural peer-voted Country Power Players’ Choice Award recipient, an industry-wide nod honoring the executive that voters believe made the most impact across the country music business over the past year. Learn more about Big Loud Records here, and connect with the label on social media here.
Miranda Lambert + Jon Randall partner with Big Loud Records to launch Big Loud Texas
Photo ID (L-R) - Joey Moi (Partner / Producer / President of A&R, Big Loud), Sara Knabe (SVP of A&R, Big Loud Records), Stacy Blythe (SVP of Radio Promotion, Big Loud Records), Candice Watkins (SVP of Marketing, Big Loud Records), Patch Culbertson (SVP / GM, Big Loud Records), Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall, Seth England (CEO / Partner, Big Loud), Alena Moran (Manager, Triple 8 Management), Austen Adams (COO, Big Loud).