Big Machine signs Estes
Friday, November 17, 2023
– Singer/songwriter Mae Estes released her single, "Thinkin' 'Bout Cheatin' (Recycled)" today as she begins her next chapter, celebrating her 30th birthday and announcing her signing to Big Machine Records and WME.
The Hope, Ark. native got her start at seven years old, performing the national anthem at a rodeo, and subsequently every rodeo and sporting event she competed in after that. She moved to Nashville in 2015 and has since landed a publishing deal with Plaid Flag Music.
"Thinkin' 'Bout Cheatin' (Recycled)" re-introduces the theme of temptation in a fresh style – portraying more raw emotion than its earlier studio version, according to her publicist.
Mae also is releasing updated versions of her previously-released tracks. She recently released the good timing track "Die In A Bar (Acoustic)" and "Die In A Bar (Recycled)," with "Run (Recycled)" and "Town Left Me (Recycled)" to be released Dec. 1.
"I believe I have a God-given purpose to create music for complete strangers, making us both feel seen and like we belong to something bigger than ourselves. The opportunity to work with an absolute powerhouse like BMLG and getting my music to as many people as possible is a dream come true to say the least," said Estes. "I've always believed that hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard, and I'm unbelievably grateful to have joined BMLG, a team that not only supports and believes in what I do exactly as I authentically do it, but will also match the work ethic and passion. I was often told to 'find my champions' in this industry and after years of searching, I'm incredibly grateful to have found champions in (Big Machine executives) Scott Borchetta and Allison Jones."
Mae will close out the year with performances at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas before joining Jackson Dean on his Head Full Of Noise Tour that kicks off Jan. 12, 2024.