Charles Wesley Godwin went and got himself a damn record deal with Big Loud.
The West Virginia native just announced the news that the deal is done, as rumors have sort of been swirling for a little while that something’s been in the works, but now… it’s officially official and deal is inked:
Of course, Big Loud is the home of massive mainstream superstar Morgan Wallen, as well as Hardy, Ernest, Hailey Whitters, and many other great acts, so he’s certainly in good hands and has every resource imaginable to continue growing in his career and reach more and more fans all over the world.
Of the new partnership, Charles says he can’t wait to get to work with Big Loud and the entire team in Music City:
“I’m thrilled to partner up with Big Loud Records for this next chapter of my career.
Their enthusiasm and belief in my music matches that of my family, friends, bandmates, and team. Ultimately that is what is most important.
It’s been an unbelievably good experience getting to know Seth (England), Nate (Yetton), and the entire Big Loud staff. I’m so excited for what’s ahead and can’t wait to share new music with the world.”
Big Loud Partner and CEO Seth England added that they love what he’s doing and are excited to work with an artist who has largely been outside of the mainstream view for the most part… though I have a feeling that won’t be the case for much longer:
“We’re honored to be partnering with Charles Wesley Godwin in this capacity.
I first heard about Charles last year from my brother Eric; fatefully, the timing aligned perfectly with when our company was exploring endeavors in alternative genres, branching out into Americana, indie, folk, roots, and more.
I was blown away immediately by Charles’ undeniable talent, grit, songwriting ability, and distinct perspective; it truly sets him apart.
Big Loud is excited to stand proudly with him and his team as we launch a new chapter for our company and bring this body of music to the world.”
Of course, all of us here at Whiskey Riff are huge fans of CWG and his music, so a massive congratulations to him on behalf of all of us here… this is just the beginning for him, too, which makes it all the more exciting.
Charles is a close friend of superstar Zach Bryan, and will open up for him on the Burn, Burn, Burn tour this summer.
He’s also been teasing his third studio album is coming soon, and with this news out in the world, I can’t wait to hear more and finally get a title and maybe even release date in the near future.
Though, Seth England seemed to announce it for him over on Instagram stories, saying he’s already heard the full project titled Family Ties:
Stay tuned for more, too, because CWG is on rocket ship to the moon and it’s barreling full speed ahead.
Charles Wesley Godwin 2023 tour dates:
March 29 – Chattanooga, Tenn. – The Barrelhouse Ballroom *
March 30 – Chattanooga, Tenn. – The Barrelhouse Ballroom *
March 31 – Birmingham, Ala. – Iron City Bham *
April 1 – New Orleans, La. – Hogs For the Cause Festival
April 13 – Dallas, Texas – The Studio at The Factory *
April 14 – Houston, Texas – White Oak Music Hall *
April 15 – Georgetown, Texas – Two Step Inn
April 20 – Richmond, Va. – The National ~
April 21 – Philadelphia, Penn. – Brooklyn Bowl Philly ~
April 22 – Baltimore, Md. – Rams Head Live! ~
May 9 – Morrison, Colo. – Red Rocks Amphitheatre ^
May 11 – Charlotte, N.C. – Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre ✦
May 12 – Charlotte, N.C. – Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre ✦
May 13 – Highland Heights, Ky. – Truist Arena ✦
May 14 – Charleston, W.V. – Mountain Stage – Culture Center Theater
May 19 – Huntsville, Ala. – The Orion Amphitheater ✦
May 20 – Jacksonville, Fla. – Daily’s Place Amphitheater ✦
May 21 – Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Amphitheater ✦
June 1 – Chicago, Ill. – Thalia Hall #
June 2 – St. Louis, Mo. – The Pageant #
June 3 – Indianapolis, Ind. – The Egyptian Room at Old National Centre #
June 4 – Lexington, Ky. – Railbird Music Festival
June 8 – Milwaukee, Wis. – The Pabst Theater ❈
June 9 – Des Moines, Iowa – Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park ❈
June 10 – Omaha, Neb. – The Admiral Theater ✤
June 15 – Telluride, Colo. – Telluride Bluegrass Festival
June 17 – Maryville, Tenn. – The Shed ✮
June 22 – Boston, Mass. – Royale
June 23 – Forest Hills, N.Y. – Forest Hills Stadium ⁂
June 24 – Forest Hills, N.Y. – Forest Hills Stadium ⁂
July 21 – Redmond, Ore. – FairWell Festival
Aug. 9 – Minneapolis, Minn. – Target Center ⁂
Aug. 11 – Tulsa, Okla. – BOK Center ⁂
Aug. 12 – Tulsa, Okla. – BOK Center ⁂
Aug. 14 – Sioux Falls, S.D. – Denny Sanford Premier Center ⁂
Aug. 17 – Nampa, Idaho – Ford Idaho Center ⁂
Aug. 19 – Las Vegas, Nev. – T-Mobile Arena ⁂
Aug. 20 – Bakersfield, Calif. – Mechanics Bank Arena ⁂
Aug. 25 – Glendale, Ariz. – Desert Diamond Arena ⁂
Aug. 27 – Wichita, Kan. – INTRUST Bank Arena ⁂
* with support from Josh Meloy
~ with support from Tanner Usrey
# with support from Drayton Farley
❈ with support from J.R. Carroll
✤ with support from Nolan Taylor
✮ with support from Cole Chaney
^ supporting Shane Smith & The Saints
✦ supporting Cody Jinks
⁂ supporting Zach Bryan