Brittany Howard has joined Island Records. She is a Grammy-winning guitarist and singer-songwriter who first gained notoriety with the Alabama Shakes and then as a solo performer. Justin Eshak, the co-CEO of Island Records, revealed the decision today.
The famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and the Corona Capital Festival in Mexico City are among the headline dates that Howard has announced will begin on Nov. 6. He has also teased the release of new music.
2019 saw the release of “Jaime,” Howard’s most recent solo album, which featured the smash singles “Stay High” and “History Repeats.” Later, both the best rock song and best rock performance categories for the latter got Grammy Award nominations. “Jaime” examined Howard’s personal background and ideas on topics including racism, poverty, and challenges with religious faith. It was named for and dedicated to her sister who passed away from retinoblastoma as a teenager.
“I cannot wait for the world to hear my new music and to start touring again,” Howard exclaimed. I’m a tremendous lover of Brittany, Eshak continued. She’s only getting started, yet she’s already established herself as one of the greatest talents of her generation. Her artistic style is a fantastic fit for Island’s distinctive tradition, and I’m thrilled that we will be able to support her in the future of her career.
Howard’s successful career as a solo artist has earned her a total of five Grammy awards since she first gained notoriety with the Alabama Shakes in 2012, and she has had sixteen nominations.
Prior to launching her headlining tour on November 6, Howard performed at the Evolution Festival at Forest Park in St. Louis, Wonderbus in Columbus, Ohio, and Bumbershoot in Seattle, Washington. She will give her next performance at Bourbon and Beyond in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 15, and L’Rain will provide support for all of the tour’s dates in the United States.