In 2008 a new label opened called “Bigger Picture” and for a while it was one of the few new smaller labels that was able to break into the big radio programming with the help of artists like Craig Campbell, Chris Cagle, and Chris Janson. The label also was home to rising singer/songwriter Ryan Kinder, Rachel Bradsaw, Blackjack Billy and Chelsea Bain (Chris Cagle was no longer with the label at the time of the label’s closure).
The label was looking for some additional funding but was unable to secure it so CEO David Robkin was forced to let go of most of its staff as it seeks to find “strategic and financing alternatives” (via Country Aircheck).
The label started in 2008 as a radio promo team handling Zac Brown Band’s singles for Atlantic in NY. They also eventually worked singles for Gloriana, Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Alan Jackson and Uncle Cracker before closing that division in 2012 to focus on it’s artists instead.
Campbell was currently at #11 on the Charts with his and Bigger Picture’s biggest in-house artist hit to date with “Keep Them Kisses Comin’.” Ryan Kinder was experiencing early success with his debut single “Kiss Me When I’m Down.” Bigger Picture was also working in tandem with DMG Nashville on Lucy Hale’s debut Country project Road Between. No word on if they’ll seek a new partner or simply focus on releasing the album without any radio single promotions.
No word on whether any of the artists signed to the label will transition to new labels or wait out the label’s efforts to reorganize. We'll keep you up to date as news warrants.