“The feel-good pop-country track urges listeners to be strong in the face of adversity. With stunning three-part harmonies, inspiring lyrics and soaring guitar parts, the anthem strikes a chord.” - Annie Reuter, Billboard
Dancers Kristal Lynn, who was at Borderline the night of the shooting, and Annemarie Dunn choreographed a special dance for the debut of “Country Strong” at Stagecoach Music Festival in April. The song has since been featured on playlists like “Cool Country” on Apple Music, “New Music Nashville” on Spotify and “Stagecoach 2019” on Amazon Music. The song has also been played heavily by Radio Country Disney and Southern California’s KFRG and received rave reviews following its release.
Rolling Stone Country calls it one of the “best Country and Americana songs to hear now” and an “anthemic tribute.”
The Los Angeles Times says of their performance at Stagecoach “for sheer emotional impact, it will be hard for any of the superstar acts playing at the three-day Stagecoach country music festival to top what transpired Saturday.”
Huffington Post calls “Country Strong” a “heartfelt tribute.”
The Orange County Register labels it a “song for healing and unity.”
In addition, Dani, Katie and Devon were guests on Westwood One’s “Breaking Thru with Elaina” this past weekend. The trio continues to see much success from their High on the Radio EP release earlier this year, and several singles as “Love Someone” was prominently placed on the final season of CMT’s “Nashville” while “Los Angeles” was featured on E! News Weekend and its remix on the NFL Network’s “Total Access.” Keep up with the girls and additional tour dates on their website at honeycounty.com.
Honey County Tour Dates:
July 17- Nashville, Tenn. - Wildhorse Saloon
July 18 - Nashville, Tenn. - Gibson NAMM Official Event
July 18 - Nashville, Tenn. - Winner’s - Whiskey Jam
July 19 - Nashville, Tenn. - NAMM - Gibson Booth
Aug. 17 - Anaheim, Calif. - The Fifth - Women in Country Music Night
Oct. 19 - Los Angeles, Calif. - Outer Harbor/Berth 46 w/ Cody Johnson
Nov. 9 - Decatur, Ill. - Millikan University
Nov. 20 - Anaheim, Calif. - The Ranch
About Honey County
Rooted in three-part vocal harmonies, southern twang, and pop hooks, Honey County is a female country trio featuring the stacked voices, songwriting and layered guitar work of bandmates Dani Rose, Devon Jane and Katie Stump. As one of Rolling Stone's “Top 10 Artists You Need To Know,” the band has maintained a busy schedule both onstage and in the studio, sharing shows with artists like Lady Antebellum, Brett Eldredge, Jake Owen and Easton Corbin. With a prestigious placement of their song “Love Someone” featured in an episode of CMT's “Nashville” this past summer, and the remix of “Los Angeles” on the NFL Network, the band is continuously working on new music fresh off the release of their EP, High on the Radio, in February 2019. At Stagecoach 2019, Honey County debuted “Country Strong” an “anthemic tribute” [Rolling Stone], to those affected by the Route 91 and Borderline shootings. The song went on to receive critical acclaim and be supported by Apple Music, Spotify, Radio Disney Country and more. A portion of the proceeds continue to be donated to ACM Lifting Lives. Their music can be heard frequently on Radio Disney Country, an early supporter of the band. Visit honeycounty.com for more information.
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Kalie Shorr burst onto the Nashville music scene in 2016 with her self-penned hit “Fight Like A Girl”. The Portland, Maine singer-songwriter became a Sirius XM Highway Find and was praised by Spotify, CMT, Radio Disney Country, Taste of Country, and even Billboard magazine. In 2017, Kalie released her Slingshot EP to rave reviews and was named “New Artist You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone, “The New Nashville” by Teen Vogue, and one of “2017’s Hottest Artists Under 25” by Taste of Country. Her newly released single “Two Hands” has already been added to Sirius XM and TuneIn with prominent placement on Apple Music’s Breaking Country and Cool Country playlists, and Kalie is the only independent artist in Power Rotation on Radio Disney Country. Her new EP, Awake, was released January 26, 2018, and Kalie was recently inducted into CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2018. Shorr fulfilled a lifelong dream in March of 2018 when she made her Grand Ole Opry debut. She is currently the opening act on the CMT Next Women of Country Presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour. Playing over 100 shows a year, Kalie’s message of female- empowerment has led to her being called the “next ‘Women of Country’ generation” [CMChat] and a “modern country woman [who will] continue to inspire in 2018” [TasteofCountry.com].
You can find her music on Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music. As tour dates continue to be announced you can stay current with Kalie on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to follow her on Youtube and visit www.kalieshorr.com.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (October 16, 2018) – Berklee College of Music graduate and International touring, recording and performing artist, Re Mattei, has released the lyric video for her current single “Feels Like It’s Gonna Rain” which was written by Carrie Underwood, Don Poythress and Barry Dean and released exclusively on The Country Note on Monday Oct.15. Watch the emotional lyric video here
"Re Mattei's sultry and smooth vocals stand out beautifully against delicate piano and guitar,” stated The Country Note Creative Director; Janeen Megloranzo. “One can hear traces of Reba McEntire and Jennifer Nettles throughout the song, showing the songstress' prowess over her amazing instrument."
“Feels Like It’s Gonna Rain” is the second single off her current project and is steadily moving up the MusicRow Chart. Mattei recently returned from a New York media tour and exclusive performance for WFRY/Froggy 97 listeners at the 1000 Islands Winery in Watertown, NY.
“From the moment I heard this song I fell in love with it. I listened to it for six months before deciding to do it and every time I played it I would have tears in my eyes,” states Re Mattei. “I had no idea Carrie Underwood was one of the co-writers, but I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to sing it. I hope you fall in love with it as much as I did.”
“A powerful emotional single delivered by one country’s brightest new up and coming stars. It sure feels like Re will be showering us with hits for a long time to come." said KFAV/Warrenton Program Director; Mike Thomas.
The New Jersey native has toured globally entertaining crowds with her sultry, soulful voice and magnetic energy. Her passion for music bringing stories to life with her contemporary country sound.
Listen to Re Mattei music on digital platforms: Itunes, Spotify, and YouTube. Stay current on all things about her on social platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and her Website.
About Re Mattei:
Re Mattei is a Berklee music scholar, global entertainer and guitar aficionado. She launched her successful music career as the lead guitar player for the all-female, Top 40 band, Uptown Girls. Redirecting her concentrations toward her own independent recordings. Re is poised to introduce her unique brand of musical talents as a songwriter, composer and instrumentalist. The "must-see" entertainer, has toured the world playing in Japan, Philippines, Singapore and Hawaii. Watch for the upcoming release of her new album--Believin’ Is Seein’ due in the Fall of 2018.
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Brian Hutson's "Habit" Breaks 100 On The Billboard Mediabase Pop Chart
Oct 31, 2018, 22:00 ET
NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BRIAN HUTSON — In under two months on radio, Brian Hutson's single, "Habit", has entered the top 100 on the Mediabase Top 40 Pop Chart. Currently at 81 and climbing, "Habit" is spinning all across the United States, from Burlington, Vermont, to Honolulu, Hawaii. Said New York City-based Brian Hutson – "It's an amazing feeling I can't quite explain, receiving messages from fans all over, especially in Hawaii, telling me they just heard "Habit" on their local radio station!!"
And this is just the beginning for Brian. "Habit" has also entered the Top 10 Mediabase Top 40 Pop Independent Artist rankings at #8, which tracks the most active new artist independent songs at pop radio. The single has been gaining traction across multiple platforms, with over 45 thousand streams on Spotify (click to listen on Spotify) and over 50 thousand views on YouTube for the sexy music video shot in Las Vegas (click to watch the music video).
Never "resting on his laurels", Brian is releasing the official club remix of "Habit" on Halloween Day, which is already creating hype and being added to DJ mix pools in clubs and on Billboard radio (click to listen on Apple Music).
The music industry has noticed all the attention the single has received, including a "Habit" billboard. Said Lifestyle Republic: "[Brian] is currently featured on a billboard in the famous Times Square in Manhattan, if that's not breaking the barrier not sure what is." This is quite an achievement for an independent artist with only an EP and new single to his name.
Brian is currently touring the East Coast, with upcoming shows in Washington, DC (Oct. 31st), Boston (Nov. 9th) and New York (Nov. 14th). As you read this, a European tour is in the works for early 2019. For more information, visit www.brianhutsonmusic.com.
"I've never met anyone who works harder and is more deserving," said co-manager and producer, Joe Vulpis, AP Music Group.
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Texas Troubadour's CAN'T BE DENIED Offers "Unlimited Appeal"
Nashville, TN (October 12, 2018) -- Mark Wayne Glasmire's new CD, CAN'T BE DENIED, drops today. The award-winning singer/songwriter's latest 12-track offering, co-produced by Glasmire and John Albani (Steve Azar, Monty Holmes, Randy Boudreaux), can be purchased from Amazon and CD Baby.
Mark's current single, "I've Got A Feeling" has just hit #1 on the International charts. The well-received companion music video is airing on The Country Network (TCN), the HOTDISC TOP 20 TV SHOW in HD, Sky TV Channel 376, "Keep It Country" and FreeSat.
Early reviewers weigh in:
"Country music fans, you are going to love this album!" - Country's Chatter
"Unlimited appeal; the songs are there to be savored." - Cross Country Magazine (UK)
"He has crafted a wide-ranging album embracing personal reflection, acceptance, and forbearance. A few songs have such a power-pop undertone that one would be forgiven for mistaking them for deep cuts from Phil Seymour or the Raspberries." - Fervor Coulee
"What's not to like!" - KCR Radio (Scotland)
"Glasmire continues to come up with competent Country/Americana offerings and this album is up there with his best. The song writing is of the highest order, includes excellent musicians and is certainly worth a listen."- Maverick Magazine (UK)
"Our program is richer with Mark's music and my listeners love this album.Powerful lyrics, great musicianship and Mark is in best form." - Radio Carinzia (Austria)
"An amiable cat that fits comfortably into the Country-Rock/Americana/Folk vibe, he found his voice in Texas after years of . . . trying to fit into round holes with his square pegs. Easy rolling stuff that always feels at home particularly after a tough day. This is a solid set to mellow out with . . . Well done." - Midwest Record Entertainment
"Five stars. Never has an album title better encapsulated the range of a singer/songwriter's talent. There is not a bad song among these different takes on love in all of its joy, disappointment and teachable moments." - Stacy's Music Row Report
"With his music, his pleasant voice and his accessible, intuitive texts about things that are universal, Mark knows how to bind a large number of fans worldwide. I hope that he continues to do so in this way for years to come."- Radio Compagnie (NL)
Since the release of his 2009 CD, LIFE GOES ON, Mark has enjoyed hits on the MusicRow Chart and earned international acclaim with a string of #1s. His "I Like You" spent nine weeks in 2012 at the top of the Hotdisc International Chart and solidified his global fan base. He has shared the stage with Gordon Lightfoot, Dierks Bentley, Guy Clark, Kathy Mattea, Tracy Chapman, Jessie Winchester, Al Stewart, Bruce Robison, Rick Vito, Verlon Thompson, Roger McQuinn, Tom Paxton, Suzanne Vega, John Gorka, and more. Glasmire has performed at venues ranging from the CMA Music Fest to intimate night clubs, and he has toured on the national level for years. He has taken home first place honors in the B.W. Stevenson Memorial Songwriting Competition in Dallas, the Dallas Songwriters Association International Songwriting Competition and the GINA/LAWIM Songwriting Competition in Los Angeles, as well as the Grand Prize in the Country Song division of the 2010 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest. The Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-born native now lives in Arlington, Texas.
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Natalia Morris, oldest sister and main songwriter for SOUTHERN HALO, will join host Jon Patch this Saturday, April 21, live on his Talkin’ Pets radio show to chat about their upcoming album, as well as their love of animals and array of pets (fish, birds, cat, dog and hamster.)
The concept-driven, dream-inspired JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES. This 14-track package, produced by Catt Gravitt and Gerald O'Brien, mirrors the emotional and musical growth of Natalia, Hannah and Christina Morris, the three sisters from the Mississippi Delta who form SOUTHERN HALO.
Inspired by a dream of Natalia's, JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES features 10 songs written or co-written by the lead vocalist/guitarist, and four titles from Music City's hottest tunesmiths. The catchy ode to the glories of Southern womanhood, "Southern Halo," kicks off the project and marks the first "scene" of this movie-made-music. A co-write with Roxie Dean, the strong, multi-layered vocals and sing-along chorus make this a natural choice for the first "instant gratification track" offered with each iTunes and Amazon pre-order of the CD. The disc is the second outing for the trio with SESAC's 2012 Writer of the Year Catt Gravitt (Kelly Clarkson, Jake Owen) and Gerald O'Brien (Martina McBride, Trace Adkins) at the helm.
Continuing the album's theme is the first single "Anything Is Possible." Written by Gravitt and award-winning songwriter/producer Carl Falk, the hooky, upbeat track is a veritable anthem to the power of positive thinking and is already resonating at Country radio. A lyric video, featuring performance footage, can be seen on YouTube.
JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES explores the excitement found and challenges faced when chasing one's dream. The eagerness to experience new places is offset by the longing for the constant comforts of home, while the idea that anyone can indeed reach for the stars is reinforced. Natalia, Hannah and Christina continue to prove that dreams do come true - if you work hard and believe. Highlights abound, and the tracks range from Rock-ish ("My Girls & Me") to beautifully poignant ("Not Today") to confrontational ("Hey Boy").
The album's title track is a Pop/Rock-infused, modern-day fairytale that features underscored Rap-style background vocals and a sultry yet whimsical feel. Written by Gravitt, Jana Kramer and Brian Kierulf, "Just Like In The Movies" showcases SOUTHERN HALO's diversity and their fearless approach to music. The track was singled in the U.K. late last year and enjoyed enormous success.
"Missing Mississippi," written by Natalia and Jennifer Adan, slows things down with the true tale of Natalia's first night in her new Nashville home. Sweet, reflective and emotional, the song shows that sacrifices are always made in pursuit of the dreams that inspire us. Another track that shines the light on leaving, "Famous" tells the tale of the loneliness that can surround stardom. Penned with Alex Dooley, the message is deep - and partially hidden by a seductive melody. "Tom Girl," written with Melissa Bollea Rowe, describes a character familiar to the Morris sisters: someone who loves to get their hands dirty, but also loves to dress up for special occasions. As Natalia says, "everyone talks about 'tom boys' or 'girly girls' - no one ever talks about 'tom girls.' Christina loves fishing while Hannah rides horses and I enjoy building projects in our backyard, but we love to get prettied up for a night out. We're all 'tom girls.'"
Tom girls they may be, but Natalia, Hannah and Christina are all driven by the same dream. Music inspired SOUTHERN HALO; now their songs are inspiring young Country fans everywhere. Drummer Christina and bassist Hannah are still in their late teens, and Natalia just recently crossed over into her early 20s. They're exploring, challenging themselves to take risks and raise their bar - and JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES proves they have reached new heights - and they are proud of it. This new album is poised to follow the phenomenal success of their previous, eponymous CD, and is sure to bring new listeners to the fold as it breaks new ground for the trio.
My Girls & Me
I Think Too Much
Anything Is Possible
Gettin' Back Up
It's Always Been You
Just Like In The Movies
ABOUT SOUTHERN HALO
Since their hypnotically-upbeat Country radio debut, "Little White Dress," caught the attention of U.S. radio and press (spending eight weeks at #1 on the International Hotdisc Chart) this sibling trio has broken down doors and shattered glass ceilings. Their sophomore single, "Rewind," was a U.S. Top 40 MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart hit that also held the #1 spot on the Hotdisc Chart for two weeks. The group's third single, "Living Like That," quickly found success of its own, and further bolstered the trio's profile. It's been a fast ride to the big stage for these Delta darlings. Since landing in the National Finals of the 2014 Texaco Country Showdown as the youngest competitors ever, the band has opened for Maren Morris, Deana Carter, Love and Theft, Brantley Gilbert, Eric Paslay, Tyler Farr, Parmalee, Old Dominion, American Young, Blues immortal B.B. King and legendary chanteuse Dionne Warwick, among many others. The Cleveland, Mississippi natives have performed at the CMA Music Festival, at a pre-show on the rooftop terrace of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles and launched Townsquare Media's "Say It With Pepsi" Concert Series.
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March 27, 2018
Skip Cherryholmes, guitarist/vocalist and co-founder of Bluegrass band SIDELINE, will join host Jon Patch this Saturday, March 31, live on his Talkin’ Pets radio show.
SIDELINE's dynamic first album for Mountain Home Music Company, FRONT AND CENTER, will be released April 27. Their current radio single, "Thunder Dan," is #1 on the Bluegrass Today Chart this week. The companion video is airing on The Country Network.
Skip takes the lead vocal on the quiet contemplation of Gordon Lightfoot's "Song For A Winter's Night" with a masterful touch making it an album highlight. With no banjo, this quiet ballad creeps slowly into the heart as it captures the loneliness and soft, sweet sadness of a solitary winter's evening. The result is a solemn and reflective tune delivered with the contemplative longing of the original - as well as subsequent covers - which include versions by artists as diverse as Sarah McLachlan and Harry Belafonte. Gordon Lightfoot released “Song For A Winter’s Night” in 1967; Rice’s iconic recording hit the airwaves in 1986.
A pedigreed six-piece powerhouse that has set the pace in Bluegrass for over two decades, SIDELINE was founded by Steve Dilling (banjo), Skip Cherryholmes (guitar) and Jason Moore (bass). The three have all made historical and significant contributions to the genre as members of highly-awarded groups, with multiple Grand Ole Opry appearances, and years of global touring behind them. What started as a side project for these seasoned players soon expanded as the core members were joined by Bailey Coe (guitar) and Troy Boone (mandolin). Newcomer Daniel Greeson replaced longtime band member Nathan Aldridge on fiddle in 2018. With songs that range from pulse-pounding barn burners to those sung from the heart, this sextet brings perfected timing and dynamic - as well as visceral emotion - to their music. With three previous successful album releases, audiences have found that whether live or recorded, the group moves easily from well-chosen, neo-traditional covers to new material curated with a holistic sense of identity and mission. Add their on-stage energy and powerful harmonies to the mix, and you have the best of the revered Carolina 'Grass sound.
No Stressed Pets This Holiday Season
-Pet Acoustics calms anxious pets with holiday music specially composed in frequencies pets like best.
(Washington Depot, Conn.) November 17, 2016- The holidays are not just a stressful time for owners, it can be a very anxious time for pets as well: new places, new people and new sounds. Music has the power to heal, relax and comfort during times of stress, but our pets hear in different frequencies than we do. Janet Marlow, sound behaviorist and Founder and CEO of Pet Acoustics, Inc. is proud to offer a solution for stressed pets this holiday season, through Pet Acoustics Holiday Music for use with Pet Tunes pre-loaded Bluetooth® speakers.
This collection of music provides pets and pet parents a gentle and calm atmosphere during the holiday season and is proven to alleviate anxious behaviors in dogs and cats. Original holiday orchestrations, composed by Marlow are designed with species-specific hearing sensitivities in mind. High frequencies and jarring volumes are agitating to dogs and cats for example and have therefore been eliminated from the music.
“When you play the holiday music through the Bluetooth® speakers, not only is it enjoyable for our ears, but you can immediately notice the pets connecting with the music and experiencing signs of relaxation,” said Marlow. “Separation anxiety, travel nerves, noise phobias are at a high this time of year, and I’m so thrilled to provide a safe, natural and easy solution to help our pets manage.”
Pet Acoustics offers two options for pet owners: the Pet Tunes mobile Bluetooth® speaker, pre-loaded with soothing music and Holiday Music CD and chip or the Ultra Calmer canine stress relief sonic collar for on the go pets. The speaker is great for pets staying home that may experience separation anxiety or noise phobias, while the sonic collar is great to have while in the car or on board a plane.
To learn more about Janet Marlow and Pet Acoustics or to sample the music, visit www.petacoustics.com.
About Pet Acoustics, Inc. Pet Acoustics, Inc. is a leader in the field of sonic environments and how sound affects pet behavior. Our innovative products are species-specific, based on pet hearing ranges. Pet Acoustics has helped thousands of pets with separation anxiety, thunderstorm nerves and with enrichment activities. Our breakthrough research provides pet owners with unique products in the pet wellness market. To learn more and listen to sample tracks, visit http://www.petacoustics.com/.
Sept 19, 2016
Popular Kentucky Bluegrass band NewTown lead singers Kati Penn and Jr. Williams will join host Jon Patch this Saturday, September 24, live on his Talkin’ Pets radio show.
They are promoting their newest CD, HARLAN ROAD (Mountain Home Music Company), which is filled with tales of the "everyman," and is available for purchase from iTunes, Amazon and other retail outlets. The CD debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Albums Chart in late July, and the critically-acclaimed disc’s “All That I Can Take” made its Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart debut that same week at #6. The CD is holding the #23 spot on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart this week.
The group continues a busy touring schedule with dates in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois and performances at the IBMA World of Bluegrass celebration in Raleigh next week.
Tuesday, September 27 @ 10 p.m. / Moonstruck Showcase at the Lincoln Theater
Wednesday, September 28 @ 2:40 p.m. / Mountain Home Records show
Thursday, September 29 @ 1 p.m. Kati Penn / Songwriter Workshop with CJ Cain
Saturday, October 1 @ 4 p.m. / Street Fair
A stand-out in any genre, NewTown features the vocal magic of award-winning fiddler Kati Penn and her husband, Jr. Williams, a dynamic banjo player. Travis Anderson (bass), Mitchell Cannon (mandolin) and Hayes Griffin (guitar) bring energy, far-ranging talents and Bluegrass, Jazz and Contemporary influences to the group.
NewTown joinedCarrie Underwood, Chris Young, Brett Eldredge and other luminaries for the September 5 launch of NASHVILLE INSIDER, a new, 30-minute entertainment series.The show debutedin well over 100 MILLION households viaHeartland TV, The Family Channel, AMG TV, Angel Two/Dish TV, Keep It Country (UK) and Country TV (New Zealand).
The band has received heavy media coverage, including The Culture News, Lexington Herald-Leader, Bluegrass Today, Flash Point, Bluegrass Situation, Nashville Music Guide,Prescription Bluegrass,The Alternate Root, Country Standard Time and AXS.com,
Founded in 2009, the Lexington, Kentucky-based NewTown made the national spotlight with the 2013 album, TIME MACHINE, and the #1 Bluegrass Today single, "All I Was to You." The group has gained a strong following playing festivals throughout the U.S., sharing bills with Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, John Cowan Band and more. They have appeared several times at the Station Inn in Nashville, and twice performed at IBMA World of Bluegrass showcases in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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