Pictured (L-R): Big Loud Mountain partners Seth England and Kevin “Chief” Zaruk, Mat Kearny, Big Loud Mountain partners Craig Wiseman and Joey Moi and Big Loud Mountain’s Troy Johnson
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.
“Big 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 street.”
Big 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.
For more information on Mat Kearny, visit www.matkearney.com.
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 days.