Signing Story: Royale Lynn

Date Signed: November 2023 

Label: Epitaph Records 

Type of Music: Rock 

Management: Fly South Music Group 

Booking: UTA 

Legal: Rachel Guttmann 

Publicity: Jasmine Muldrow - Epitaph Records 


A&R: Sue Lucarelli 

What’s the best way to spy for new music talent in 2024? Keep one eye on the charts and the other on social media (without self-inducing a headache). That’s how Epitaph Records owner Brett Gurewitz and president Sue Lucarelli found country-rock newcomer Royale Lynn. 

The duo discovered the Nashville singer-songwriter after “Six Feet Deep,” a song Lynn self-released last spring, notched 20 million social media views across Facebook, Instagram and TikTok—and reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Digital Sales chart. 

“After being in Nashville for six or seven years, finding a label that understood me was everything,” said Lynn. “Brett and Sue loved what I was doing and … have championed me since meeting them [in July].” 

The musician had already proved her mettle as a DIY artist—which no doubt impressed Gurewitz, co-founder of punk-rock legends Bad Religion. Beyond releasing her own music before finalizing the Epitaph, Lynn self-booked a national tour. Lynn’s secret to connecting with her nascent fanbase: hosting a free meet-and-greet at every show. She also opened for Luke Combs, Eli Young Band and big names. 

“I played five days a week, four-hour gigs almost every single day, to empty rooms and full rooms, late at night and early in the morning,” Lynn said. “Nowadays, I write songs Monday to Thursday, and then I’m usually on the road Friday to Sunday.” 

The inspired musician wants to help fans work through mental illness like her own inspirations—A Day to Remember, Breaking Benjamin and Avril Lavigne—helped her work through tough times in her youth. The seemingly indefatigable Lynn believes “genre bending” country and alternative rock “is a way to find a new sound… that’s definitely what's ‘in’ right now.” 

The release date for her Epitaph debut is TBA, but she plans to play new material on the road starting in July. 

“Music truly saves people, and I love connecting with people on the road who express that my music is healing them,” Lynn said. “I’ve always wanted to create something that's 100 percent me and hope that someone out there relates.”