Thursday, November 16, 2023
– Dylan Gossett, a 24-year-old Texas singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, signed with Big Loud Texas / Mercury Records.
The announcement follows the recent release of his debut EP No Better Time last month. Gossett also has a single out, "Coal."
Tyler Arnold, President of Mercury Records, said, "I couldn't be more excited to welcome Dylan into the Mercury family. He's an incredible artist and songwriter, and it's been a really memorable process getting to know him over the last few months. We truly believe he's going to be a game changing artist for this generation."
Miranda Lambert, a Partner in Big Loud Texas said, "When I first heard Dylan's song 'Coal,' I played it a few times because I wanted to catch all the ways he was sharing his life with us. To write and deliver something that is complex yet elegant lyrically and to also make it vulnerable is an art. After Jon [Randall] and I spent time with Dylan, we both agreed he is an artist Big Loud Texas was created to champion and support."
Big Loud CEO Seth England, said, "Dylan's the kind of artist we are passionate about developing and investing in at Big Loud — a songwriter's songwriter and incredible vocal talent who's got something compelling to say through his music. Thrilled to have him as the flagship artist launching our newest venture, Big Loud Texas and honored to be part of telling his story."
The five-song EP was written, recorded, produced and mixed by Gossett himself in his bedroom,
Following recent tour dates with Wyatt Flores and Brent Cobb, Gossett has tour dates planned with Kolby Cooper and Luke Grimes. Next year, he will make his first festival appearances at SXSW in Austin and Two Step Inn in Georgetown, as well as open for Midland on select dates.
Growing up in Austin, Dylan Gossett first picked up a guitar in middle school, teaching himself via YouTube and thanks to tips from his big brother. In between listening to classics from Alan Jackson, George Strait, Journey, the Eagles, Scorpions, and Boston with his family, he immersed himself in the records by Turnpike Troubadours, Flatland Cavalry,and Cody Johnson. Throughout his college years at Texas A&M University, he never stopped playing and singing.
This past spring, he began experimenting with posting his music online. He shared a rendition of The Lumineers' "Ophelia" and eventually wound up gaining traction with a cover of Flatland Cavalry.
Tour dates are:
Nov. 21 // Toronto, Ont. // New Hot Nashville Showcase @ Rock 'n' Horse Saloon
Nov. 29 // Athens, Texas // Texan Theater ^
Nov. 30 // College Station, Texas // The Tap ^
Dec. 7 // Dallas, Texas // The Studio at The Factory *
Dec. 9 // Austin, Texas // Emo's *
March 8 - March 16 // Austin, Texas // 2024 SXSW
April 12 // Lubbock, Texas // Cooks Garage ~
April 13 // El Paso, Texas // Cowtown Event Center ~
April 20 // Georgetown, Texas // Two Step Inn
April 26 // Midland, Texas // La Hacienda Event Center ~
April 27 // Nacogdoches, Texas // Banita Creek Hall (Outdoors) ~
^ with Kolby Cooper
* with Luke Grimes
~ with Midland