Sign up for newsletter
 

Big Loud Records partners with female-centric label

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 – Big Loud Records announced it has started a "partnership" with Songs & Daughters a new, female-focused label with ace songwriter Nicolle Galyon. Galyon, who has written for artists including Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan, will be president of Songs & Daughters. The label also signed Canadian singer/songwriter Madison Kozak.

The mission of Songs & Daughters is to be a music home for females. Galyon created the company to provide the mentorship and strong female leadership she wished she had when she first moved to Nashville 17 years ago.

"The heart behind Songs & Daughters is to be rooted and liberated at the same time," said Galyon. "For me, this role is an extension of something I already am, and that's a mother. I hope to nurture the song, I hope to nurture the daughter, and I hope that the artists matter just as much as the music that we're making. Songs & Daughters is a bigger way to tell young female creatives, 'yes you can'."

"Nicolle Galyon has become a beacon to what this community is all about. I've watched first-hand how she has encouraged young artists to be confident, to be themselves, and - most importantly - never be afraid to speak their truth," said Big Loud partner Seth England. "It's been our vision to eventually create unique and strategic partnerships with like-minded professionals. Nicolle is ready to take the next step in her professional journey, and Big Loud couldn't be more thankful she chose us to be her partner."

Kozak will release her first track, "First Last Name," under Songs & Daughters across all digital platforms on Friday. Inspired by her close relationship with her father, who instilled in her a love of country, the song was co-penned by Kozak with Claire Douglas and James Slater.

A 22-year-old native of Ontario, Canada, Kozak attended Belmont University and is currently signed to Big Loud's publishing arm. Influences include Johnny Cash, Shania Twain, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn,

"It feels full circle with my background to come from a big family, small town and then to connect with Nicolle who has the same upbringing," Kozak said. "It feels like a very natural step to take with Big Loud. They have been watching from a distance the past year, letting me grow on my own with their help. I'm so grateful for their support and that it's such a natural flow."

Big Loud is home to Jake Owen, Morgan Wallen, Chris Lane, HARDY and Mason Ramsey.

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Jinks wins over fans, especially new ones – Cody Jinks asked the crowd a bit into his show how many had never seen him before. It seemed like Jinks has made a lot of musical inroads into the public's consciousness because roughly three quarters of the audience raised their hands to show that this was their first time. That probably made Jinks feel pretty darn good about how life has been... »»»
Concert Review: Fogerty lives up to his past – Woodstock 50 may never have happened, but that original monumental event was certainly in the air at John Fogerty's My 50 Year Trip Tour before, during and after. The before and after was in the choice of songs that came over the speakers including everything from Jefferson Airplane's "Don't You Want Somebody to Love" to The... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Chip Kinman celebrates brother, career on "Sounds Like Music" For a brief moment last summer, the news of Tony Kinman's death was, if not greatly exaggerated, then at least fortuitously premature. The roots rock icon, known for his work in The Dils, Rank and File, Blackbird and Cowboy Nation with his younger brother Chip, had been diagnosed with cancer in March 2018,... »»»
Shiflett learns "Hard Lessons" Until recently, Chris Shiflett took a somewhat obsessive/compulsive approach to his music career. For the past two decades, Shiflett has been the primary guitar foil for Dave Grohl in Foo Fighters; early in his tenure, Shiflett was so self-deprecatingly... »»»
White embraces "The Hurting Kind" John Paul White, to paraphrase a Steve Earle song, may just be one of the last of the hardcore troubadours. By 'troubadour,' we mean one of those guys that lives to write great songs - more specifically, great country songs - and then get these songs into the ears of folks that... »»»
New Moon Over My Shoulder CD review - New Moon Over My Shoulder
Larry Sparks was still a teenager when Ralph Stanley chose him to replace his brother Carter Stanley as guitarist and lead singer in the Clinch Mountain Boys in the wake of Carter's passing in December 1966. »»»
Chronicle: Friends and Music CD review - Chronicle: Friends and Music
The third solo album from a member of Sister Sadie to be released in 2019, "Chronicle: Friends and Music" (following those of Deanie Richardson and Dale Ann Bradley) reflects the breadth of modern bluegrass: energetic and intense, »»»