Nashville, Tenn. (December 13, 2016) – Acclaimed songwriter/artist Mat Kearney has signed to Big Loud Mountain Management, home to superstars Florida Georgia Line and breakout artists like Chris Lane and Dallas Smith.
Kearney, a born troubadour whose unique blend of hip-hop, adult
alternative, and spiritually-based songwriting have won him a dedicated
fanbase over his 10 year career, began his journey in the coffeehouses
of California before moving to Nashville, where he now makes his
home. With signing to BLM and new music already in the works, Kearney
will step out as an independent artist and welcomes this change.
Loud is an exciting place to be. Great people with big ideas,” said
Kearney. “After being on major label for 10 years I felt a strong need
to start this journey together as an independent artist. It has been so
inspiring, and I feel lucky to have such a world class team down the
Loud Mountain partner Seth England said of the signing, “after our
first meeting with Mat, we knew we had to officially work
together. I’ve always respected Mat’s career from a distance all these
years. We couldn’t be more excited to join his team. We’ve had the
pleasure to hear what Mat is working on next and I can confidently say
the best is yet to come for him.”
His current record, Just Kids (released in February 2015), became his fourth-consecutive Top 5 release on the Billboard Christian Albums chart. AbsolutePunk raved, “If Just Kids proves
anything, it is that Kearney is still crafting albums that are
unrelenting in their charisma.” The prolific writer has also contributed
songs to dozens of television shows and movies, including Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, and 2011’s Soul Surfer.
Kearney recently wrapped his run on the COMPADRES 2016 Tour, presented by Needtobreathe, alongside John Mark McMillan, Parachute, and Weshly Arms.
About Mat Kearney:
Mat Kearney is a #1 iTunes artist whose third album, YOUNG LOVE, debuted at #1 on the Billboard digital chart and #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. In addition, YOUNG LOVE was the first album to oust Adele’s 21 from its resident iTunes #1 spot in 2011. His music has been featured in countless television shows and films ranging from Soul Surfer and Parenthood to The Closer, NCIS, 30 Rock, and Vampire Diaries. His 2006 major label debut NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE has sold over 450,000 copies, while 2009’s CITY OF BLACK & WHITE hit #13 on the Billboard Top 200. In between it all, he supported everybody from John Mayer to Keane on the road.
About Big Loud Mountain:
Big Loud Mountain is an independent music company providing in-house
publishing, management and production services. Developing from a unique
partnership with Big Loud Shirt Publishing, the groundbreaking company
is led by four partners: award-winning songwriter Craig Wiseman,
producer Joey Moi, and veteran managers Kevin “Chief” Zaruk and Seth
England. Big Loud Mountain successfully launched the career of Florida
Georgia Line, who started as an independent duo and skyrocketed to
stardom selling 26 million tracks and over 3.5 million albums, while
breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs
chart. Over the years Florida Georgia Line has grown substantially,
becoming the only Country act to ever receive a Diamond Award for 10
million sales of their hit single “Cruise” and charting 11 #1 singles.
The company has also enjoyed success with up and coming Country star,
Chris Lane who recently enjoyed his first #1 single and gold sale
certification with the breakout hit “Fix” and Dallas Smith who most
recently won the Juno Award and CCMA for Country Album of the Year.
Big Loud Mountain has been growing their roster and team, welcoming
their latest signings: MacKenzie Porter, Canadian Country Music
Associations’ Female Artist of the Year winner and three time
nominee, also a talented actress and star of the AMC series, “Hell on
Wheels” and the upcoming Netflix series, “Travelers”; SNO, an up and
coming Nashville rap artist, currently working on his debut album; and
Morgan Wallen, a BLM writer and rising Country artist with his debut
release “The Way I Talk” receiving over 1 million streams in only 16
Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy of Big Loud Mountain