Announced yesterday, songwriter Nicolle Galyon who has written songs like “Tequila” for Dan + Shay, “Automatic” for Miranda Lambert and “Boy” for Lee Brice will be the head of a brand new label in Nashville, Songs & Daughters. Big Loud Records out of Nashville is partnering with Galyon on this new imprint to sign rising female artists.
“It’s been nine months of keeping a secret and basically speaking in code about this idea,” Galyon tells Billboard. “Songs & Daughters is a female-focused record label, but even bigger than that, what [we’re] building is a brand: a music house for female creatives. It’s a way for me to use my platform and pass the baton onto the next generation of songwriters and artists. I want to create something that didn’t exist when I came to Nashville 17 years ago.”
Her first signee, Madison Kozak is a 22-year-old who just graduated Belmont University and already has a publishing deal with Big Loud Shirt. We first featured Kozak’s track “Graduation Day” as our Managing Editors Pick of the Month for May. Her official first single, “First Last Name” will be sent to country radio this upcoming Monday, July 26th. Take a listen below.
“The mission is that we nurture both the art, which is the song, and the artist, which is the daughter. The person is just as important to me as the product,” Galyon states in Billboard. “I want to work with Madison specifically because she already has her lane. She knows who she is. I’m not really here to develop someone.”
Galyon, a mom of two (Charlie and Ford) shared last night at the label launch party: “My role at this company is technically label head, but for me, in my heart, this is just an extension of something I already am, and that’s a mother.” As a women-run company, we here at NYCountry Swag are excited to see rising female artists emerge from this new label and can’t wait to see all of the new talent it breeds.
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