November 17, 2022


Photo ID (L-R): Back Row – Drew Magid (Big Loud Management), Jeff Tanner (VP of Business and Legal Affairs, Big Loud Records), Rakiyah Marshall (Founder/CEO, Back Blocks Music), Ashley Cooke, Patch Culbertson (SVP/GM, Big Loud Records), Candice Watkins (SVP of Marketing, Big Loud Records), Eric England (VP of Data & Analytics, Big Loud Records), Michael Giangreco (Sr. Director of A&R, Big Loud Publishing). Front Row – Adam Romaine (Creative Director, Big Loud Publishing), Kennedy Murphy (Back Blocks Music), Kimberly Gleason (VP, Big Loud Publishing), Seth England (CEO/Partner, Big Loud), Katie Flynn (Creative Director, Big Loud Publishing), Tori Johnson (VP of Creative, Big Loud Records).

Ashley Cooke Signs with Big Loud Records | Image by Chris Hornbuckle

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Breakthrough Country artist Ashley Cooke has signed a co-venture record deal with Big Loud Records / Back Blocks Music. Under the new deal, Cooke will be represented by Big Loud / Back Blocks Music for both label and publishing. The “emerging country songstress” (Country Now) has taken the country scene by storm since her 2021 debut project Already Drank That Beer, which has already racked up over 30M streams in seven months.

“From the second I walked into Big Loud, it felt like home. They met me where I was, recognizing all I had built independently while also showing me how they could pour gasoline on the fire that had already started,” shares Cooke. “Getting to partner with not only Big Loud but also my champion since day one, Rakiyah Marshall / Back Blocks, is an absolute dream team and I couldn’t be more excited and confident to be joining the roster.”

Cooke hit the ground running on TikTok in 2020 and has since amassed a stealthy following of over 885K followers and nearly 12M likes. In Aug. 2021, Cooke released her debut project titled Already Drank That Beer that included cuts from Nashville’s hottest songwriters and a feature from 2021 ACM New Male Artist of the Year Jimmie Allen, garnering critical acclaim from People, Rolling Stone, Taste of Country, Country Now and more. Capturing the attention of industry and fans alike, Cooke has received continuous spins on SiriusXM The Highway, with “Never Til Now” entering the top five and climbing on the Top 30 Weekend Countdown, and has repeatedly topped the iTunes country charts with numerous releases like fan favorite “Good Goodbye” and standout track “Never Til Now.”

Kicking off 2022 on a high note, Cooke was tapped as one of Spotify’sHot Country Artist To Watch’ and continues to perform throughout the U.S. on Cole Swindell’s Down To The Bar Tour, with additional dates to be announced soon. Now, in partnership with Big Loud and Back Blocks Music, the “promising singer-songwriter” (Sounds Like Nashville) prepares to release music throughout the year, recently teasing an all-new duet of “Never Til Now” alongside country superstar Brett Young. For more information, visit and keep up with her on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.