NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess) – Clay Hunnicutt is joining the Big Machine Label Group team as GM of the Big Machine Records imprint, the company announced Monday (Aug. 12).
In his new role, Hunnicutt, who succeeds Jim Weatherson, will oversee releases by the label’s artists, including Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Midland, Carly Pearce, The Cadillac Three, Noah Schnacky, Payton Smith, Lauren Jenkins and Dan Smalley.
Commenting on the appointment, BMLG president and CEO Scott Borchetta said in a statement: “I have worked with Clay Hunnicutt throughout my career on the radio side and record side. He is a consummate professional with a tireless work ethic and boundless creativity. He is the perfect complement to our executive team and I’m sure he will turn great results.”
Hunnicutt added: “Scott Borchetta and I have talked about working together for years and it’s exciting that we were finally able to put it together, especially during such a dynamic time for Big Machine. There’s an amazing team already in place and I can’t wait to jump in and see where we can take the Big Machine artists together.”
The news arrives after Hunnicutt’s departure as president and partner at Nashville-based independent label Big Loud in July. Previously, he spent 27 years in radio including stints at Clear Channel and iHeartMedia.