Monday, July 25, 2022
– Big Loud Records signed Grand Ole Opry member, Lauren Alaina to a record deal.
The Georgia native had been on Mercury Nashville, releasing three albums between 2011 and 2021 along with three EPs. Her biggest hit was "Road Less Travelled." She also enjoyed much success as a featured singer, scoring number ones with childhood friend Kane Brown on "What Ifs," HARDY on "One Beer" and Dustin Lync on "Thinking 'Bout You." She announced a split from the label in April. Alaina became a member of Grand Ole Opry as well.
New Music is expected later this year.
"We feel like Lauren is absolutely one of the best vocalists, male or female, in this town," Big Loud CEO/Partner Seth England told Billboard. "Certainly, she's had success, but we humbly think she has barely scratched the surface of what we think we can do together. Lauren Alaina deserves to be, in my opinion, on the same pedestal as Carrie Underwood, and it's our job to help her find that mode."
"I got a label that matches my personality: big, loud, and country," Alaina said to Billboard, saying Big Loud was her "dream label." "I really want to tap into my country roots. I don't think people remember like how Southern I am. I'm a country girl through and through."
"(I want to) make music that I'm really proud of with a team that I'm really proud of," she said. "I want to do as much as I can do in the next 10 years. And I'd probably like to also get married and have some kids. So, I want to be able to balance all of that in the next 10 years. I think it's gonna be the biggest 10-year span of my life so far."
Alaina's most recent released was "Sitting Pretty On Top of the World" last September, and most recently duetting with now labelmate Chris Lane on "Dancin' In The Moonlight," their redo of King Harvest's 1973 hit of the same name.
This summer, Alaina follows up her second career headlining tour with festival stops at Faster Horses, Watershed and Tidalwave Music Festival.