Texas singer-songwriter Dylan Gossett has signed with Big Loud Texas/Mercury Records in collaboration with Range Media Partners.
The announcement follows the recent release of his debut EP No Better Time last month, and the release of his single “Coal,” which has gathered over 50 million streams to date. “Coal” recently climbed to No. 35 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart and No. 24 on Billboard‘s Country Digital Song Sales chart, cracked the top 5 on Spotify’s Global and U.S. Viral 50 Charts, and peaked at No. 14 on the iTunes Country Chart and No. 36 on the All Genres Chart shortly after its release.
Written, recorded, produced and mixed by Gossett himself in his bedroom, No Better Time showcases the breadth of the Austin native’s talents. It debuted at No. 7 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart this week, and also features fan favorites “Beneath Oak Trees” and “Flip A Coin.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Dylan into the Mercury family,” says Tyler Arnold, President of Mercury Records. “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, Partner, Big Loud Texas says, “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.”
“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,” says Seth England, CEO/ Partner, Big Loud. “Thrilled to have him as the flagship artist launching our newest venture, Big Loud Texas, and honored to be part of telling his story.”
“After releasing ‘Coal,’ Sam Katz, Federico Morris and I quickly realized we wanted to find the right kind of partner to jump in and help amplify the velocity of the song and clear a path for a unique artist who clearly draws his inspiration from his Texas country roots, but showed a clear desire to cross genres and have global appeal,” says Matt Graham, Managing Partner, Range Media Partners. “Mercury and Big Loud have both shown an ability to do this with their clients. The idea really appealed to Dylan, particularly when the opportunity to be the first artist on Big Loud Texas was put forward as a possibility. We couldn’t be happier with how it’s come together, and look forward to a tremendous partnership on a genre breaking artist.”
Gossett grew up in Austin and taught himself guitar in middle school. In between listening to classics from Alan Jackson, George Strait, Journey, The Eagles, Scorpions and Boston, he immersed himself in the records by Turnpike Troubadours, Flatland Cavalry and Cody Johnson. Throughout this college days at Texas A&M University, he never stopped playing and singing. In spring 2023, Gossett began posting his music online, eventually gaining traction with a cover of Flatland Cavalry. He first caught fire with his debut single “To Be Free,” which exploded on TikTok and amassed nearly six million Spotify streams to date.