Breaking: Clay Hunnicutt Steps Down From Big Loud Records [Exclusive]

Clay Hunnicutt. Photo: Delaney Royer

Clay Hunnicutt has stepped down from his position as Big Loud Records’ President effective today, July 5, MusicRow has learned exclusively.

“I leave Big Loud knowing that we started something very special and look forward to seeing how this incredible roster of artists continue to take it to the next level. I’ll never forget the amazing memories made as I venture into future opportunities. Thank you to this team who defies the odds and makes Big Loud truly great.” Hunnicutt said.

The indie label was launched in 2015, with Hunnicutt at the helm. Big Loud Records was founded by partners Craig Wiseman, Joey Moi, Kevin “Chief” Zaruk and Seth England, and leads a roster of artists including HARDY, Chris Lane, Jake Owen, MacKenzie Porter, Mason Ramsey and Morgan Wallen.

Prior to his work at the label, Hunnicutt spent more than 15 years with iHeartMedia.

“Big Loud is grateful for our time spent with Clay (Hunnicutt) heading our Records team. He is a top-rate executive, incredible leader, and one of the hardest-working professionals we’ve ever met. Clay’s future is limitless, and we look forward to collaborating with him in the years to come.  We can’t thank you enough, Clay.” Wiseman, Moi, Zaruk and England said via a statement.

Big Loud has not named a replacement for Clay at this time. Hunnicutt can be reached at [email protected].

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