Charles Wesley Godwin Reveals Major Career Update: “I’m So Excited For What’s Ahead”

Godwin signed a deal with Big Loud Records. “I’m so excited for what’s ahead,” Godwin shared.


Ally Roden


Posted on March 30, 2023

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Charles Wesley Godwin; Photo Courtesy of Big Loud/Brayln Kelly

Big Loud Records continues to expand its roster of chart-topping artists with the signing of country-folk Charles Wesley Godwin.

On Wednesday (Mar. 29), Big Loud Records announced the exciting news via a joint post on Godwin and the Big Loud social media channels.

“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,” Godwin shared. “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 / CEO, Seth England, said that Godwin’s sound perfectly aligned with what Big Loud Records was looking for while venturing into new genres of music. “We’re honored to be partnering with Charles Wesley Godwin in this capacity,” England commented. “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.”

England continued, “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.”

“The most important thing to Charles was finding a partner who would fully support his artistic vision. Big Loud is clearly committed to that and their passion for Charles’ music is unmatched,” added Arthur Penhallow Jr., founder of True Grit Management and Godwin’s manager alongside Reed Turner. “We look forward to working with them during this exciting next phase of his career.”

Charles Wesley Godwin; Photo Courtesy of Big Loud/Brayln Kelly
Charles Wesley Godwin; Photo Courtesy of Big Loud/Brayln Kelly

“A Force To Be Reckoned With”

“Charles Wesley Godwin is a force to be reckoned with as a songsmith, in the studio, and on stage,” continued Nate Yetton, Big Loud Records vice president of A&R. “We are more than fortunate that Charles would trust Big Loud Records with this incredibly exciting new chapter in his exploding career. The best is yet to come for him.”

Big Loud Records is also home to Ashley Cooke, Ben Burgess, Blame My Youth, Dallas Smith, ERNEST, Hailey Whitters, HARDY, Jagwar Twin, Jake Owen, Jake Worthington, Larry Fleet, Lauren Alaina, Letdown., Lily Rose, MacKenzie Porter, Morgan Wallen and Shawn Austin, according to their official website.

Charles Wesley Godwin; Photo Courtesy of Big Loud/Louie Nice
Charles Wesley Godwin; Photo Courtesy of Big Loud/Louie Nice

Influenced by Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Ryan Bingham, Willie Nelson, Chris Knight and more, the Morgantown, West Virginia native brings Appalachian Americana to life with his mountainous baritone. His previously released LPs, Seneca and How the Mighty Fall, just scratch the surface of what the country-folk powerhouse has to offer with his cinematic soundscapes and sharp-minded songwriting.

Watch Godwin’s performance of “Temporary Town” off of his recent project, Live From The Church, below.

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Godwin is managed by Arthur Penhallow Jr. and Reed Turner at True Grit Management.

Additionally, Charles Wesley Godwin is currently on the road with headline club show dates, in addition to supporting slots on stints with Grammy-nominated Zach Bryan and Cody Jinks.

He is also set to perform at the first-ever Fairwell Festival on Friday, July 21 in Redmond, OR. To purchase tickets to see Godwin live, click HERE.

Charles Wesley Godwin Tour Dates


30 – Chattanooga, Tenn. – The Barrelhouse Ballroom *

31 – Birmingham, Ala. – Iron City Bham *


1 – New Orleans, La. – Hogs For the Cause Festival

13 – Dallas, Texas – The Studio at The Factory *

14 – Houston, Texas – White Oak Music Hall *

15 – Georgetown, Texas – Two Step Inn

20 – Richmond, Va. – The National ~

21 – Philadelphia, Penn. – Brooklyn Bowl Philly ~

22 – Baltimore, Md. – Rams Head Live! ~


9 – Morrison, Colo. – Red Rocks Amphitheatre ^

11 – Charlotte, N.C. – Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre ✦

12 – Charlotte, N.C. – Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre ✦

13 – Highland Heights, Ky. – Truist Arena ✦

14 – Charleston, W.V. – Mountain Stage – Culture Center Theater

19 – Huntsville, Ala. – The Orion Amphitheater ✦

20 – Jacksonville, Fla. – Daily’s Place Amphitheater ✦

21 – Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Amphitheater ✦


1 – Chicago, Ill. – Thalia Hall #

2 – St. Louis, Mo. – The Pageant #

3 – Indianapolis, Ind. – The Egyptian Room at Old National Centre #

4 – Lexington, Ky. – Railbird Music Festival

8 – Milwaukee, Wis. – The Pabst Theater ❈

9 – Des Moines, Iowa – Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park ❈

10 – Omaha, Neb. – The Admiral Theater ✤

15 – Telluride, Colo. – Telluride Bluegrass Festival

17 – Maryville, Tenn. – The Shed ✮

22 – Boston, Mass. – Royale

23 – Forest Hills, N.Y. – Forest Hills Stadium ⁂

24 – Forest Hills, N.Y. – Forest Hills Stadium ⁂


21 – Redmond, Ore. – FairWell Festival


9 – Minneapolis, Minn. – Target Center ⁂

11 – Tulsa, Okla. – BOK Center ⁂

12 – Tulsa, Okla. – BOK Center ⁂

14 – Sioux Falls, S.D. – Denny Sanford Premier Center ⁂

17 – Nampa, Idaho – Ford Idaho Center ⁂

19 – Las Vegas, Nev. – T-Mobile Arena ⁂

20 – Bakersfield, Calif. – Mechanics Bank Arena ⁂

25 – Glendale, Ariz. – Desert Diamond Arena ⁂

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

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