Singer-songwriter Griffen Palmer kicks off 2023 with his signing to independent music powerhouse Big Loud Records.
“Griffen is an incredible talent, and we couldn’t be more proud to keep him in the Big Loud family as a recording artist,” says Big Loud Partner/CEO Seth England. “His music is representative of who he is: thoughtful, strong, complex, nuanced. We can’t wait for everyone to get to know and love him the same way we do.”
Griffen feels right at home with Big Loud, citing it as a core support as he’s developed over the years.
“Big Loud has been my home in Nashville since day one,” shares Palmer. “Everyone in the building has been so supportive of me these past few years as I’ve been developing my songwriting and figuring out my next steps as an artist. Waking up every day in this town and creating with a team like this behind me is an absolute dream, and I can’t wait to start this new chapter by rolling out the music.”
An Early Love For Music Set Griffen Palmer Up For Stardom
Griffen Palmer grew up in a musical family, with early influences including John Mayer, Kings of Leon, Elton John, The Eagles, and Bruce Hornsby. Palmer’s father bought him a drum kit in elementary school and challenged him to develop an appreciation for not just the sound and structure of the music he loved, but the lyrics within it. Soon after, the music-obsessed upstart found himself writing originals of his own.
Discovering a love for country music during his tenure at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Palmer would bring both fan-favourite covers and his own raved-about originals to four-hour dive bar sets around campus, refining his performance skills and developing his pen. Shortly after graduation, he was introduced to GRAMMY-nominated songwriter Geoff Warburton (5 Seconds of Summer, Shawn Mendes) at a house party, and the collaborators found in one another a creative partnership for the ages. Palmer signed a publishing deal with Big Loud Publishing in 2019, shortly after relocating to Nashville, Tenn.
With an impressive rolodex of cuts already on superstars like Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, The Band Camino, Chelsea Cutler, Jade Eagleson, and more, the rising singer/songwriter is pairing reputable writing chops with captivating vocal performance to bring the original music he’s been writing for years to life under his own name.
Griffen Palmer’s Songland Win
In 2020, Palmer made an unforgettable introduction on NBC’s Songland, winning his episode after collaborating with Shane McAnally, Brian Kelley, and Tyler Hubbard on the romantic, heartfelt ballad “Second Guessing.”
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Now, the swoon-worthy newcomer will make his Big Loud Records debut with the same song, infusing acoustic, pop-country style into a solo version – out everywhere this Friday, Jan 13, 2023.
Palmer’s debut album will arrive later this year.
His Debut Songland Single “Second Guessing”
With this news, comes the release of his debut single “Second Guessing”. This song was first heard nationwide as the winning cut on an episode of NBC’s Songland in 2020.
“I feel like the song is such an important part of my story as an artist, so I’m excited to put my own spin on it and put it out,” Palmer shares. “Seeing the reaction people had to it on Songland was wild. It means a lot to me to have so many people resonate with my music and what I have to say. I’ve had a lot of people ask me if I was ever going to do my own version, so I wanted to put this out for them. I hope everyone likes it!”
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