Kate Hudson, hinting at an upcoming debut album, has signed with Jason Owen and his Sandbox Entertainment Group to exclusively manage her musical endeavors. She joins a team at the Nashville-based management company that also includes hitmakers Kacey Musgraves, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini and Faith Hill.
“Music has always been my touchstone,” Hudson said in a statement. “Finding myself finally ready to share mine is very personal to me, almost like a musical memory. Writing this album over the past year and a half has been the most fulfilling and overwhelming experience and I couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with Jason to bring it to the world. I can’t wait to get to work with him on this and other creative projects.”
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“Kate Hudson is a superstar of our generation,” said Sandbox Founder and President/CEO Owen. “Probably like other icons of film and stage – from Judy Garland to Lady Gaga – Kate is a multi-faceted entertainer who clearly has a deep connection to music.” I couldn’t be more honored and excited to help bring her great music to the world and to work with such an incredible talent and most of all such a wonderful person. Big things are coming.”
Hudson, who is known for her starring roles in “Almost Famous” and “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” is entering the music world at a time when she is back at her acting peak, with her mostly comedic role in The Netflix hit “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.” Her singing chops aren’t entirely unknown, having had singing roles in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical “Nine,” the Sia-directed “Music” (for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe) and a cameo on the television series “Glee.”
Hudson had first publicly admitted she was heading towards a music career in a tweet last April, when she posted a photo of herself in the studio on Instagram and wrote: “Finally realized it’s time to say fuck it and saaaannngg ! She discussed it further in an interview on “The Tonight Show” in mid-December, telling Jimmy Fallon, “Every time you’re doing interviews, people are like, ‘Do you have any regrets?’ I say, ‘I’m early. in my 50s… not yet.” But during COVID, I was like, “You know, what am I doing? I just thought that was one of my big regrets. … I have no expectations. I just want to put out an album and so I’m doing it. And I’m really proud of it. I can’t wait.”
Owen is known for his formative work with Shania Twain as well as his current roster Sandbox, spearheaded by Musgraves’ multi-genre success. Owen was named manager of the year at DiversityHitmakers event in 2019. Sandbox has also moved more into TV and film production in recent years. Owen is also moving into the legitimate theater world now, producing “Shucked,” a musical comedy set to open on Broadway in April.
In addition to his new partnership with Sandbox, Hudson will continue to be represented by CAA, Untitled Entertainment, Full Coverage Entertainment and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.
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