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BLANE HOWARD – BIO
Blane Howard is a country music artist and songwriter who is making the grade across the board within the country music industry, at country radio and among its fans. His original song, “Promise To Love Her,” has generated more than 7 Million video views across multiple platforms, and more than 36 Million Streams. This Arkansas native, named the 2018 and 2019 Male Vocalist of the Year at the Arkansas CMAs, embraces the sound he was raised on by infusing the styles of country music greats like Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, and Randy Travis, with his own personal flair. His relatable lyrics, powerful vocals, and entertaining shows are winning him fans around the world.
At the age of 3, Blane stood in front of the TV with a blue and green plastic guitar and sang along with Alan Jackson's, "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow." A big fan of Johnny Cash as well, and sharing the same birth date, Howard tells a story about his grandmother singing Cash songs to him and his cousins. Living close to a railroad track, she would rush all the kids to the window when they would “hear the train a coming” and break into her rendition of “Folsom Prison Blues.” Howard often says that as a child he thought Cash had stolen the song from her! Today he is drawn toward the styles of artist like Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, and Brothers Osborne. All of these influences have made an impact on Blane's unique style of country, modern-traditional, mixing the authenticity of the 90s with the contemporary edge of today!
Since graduating from Belmont University in 2010, Howard has had the privilege of opening up shows for many country greats including Blake Shelton, Josh Turner, Joe Nichols, Lauren Alaina, Trace Adkins, Rodney Atkins, Hunter Hays, Granger Smith, Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels Band, and others. Blane has played multiple venues of all sizes as well as all types of fairs and festivals across the mid plains and mid-south including the Arkansas State Fair, State Fair of Texas, South Carolina Peach Festival, Western Kentucky State Fair, and multiple shows at CMA Fest.
‘Bout Time' is the title track to Blane's original EP which was released in January of 2013; he followed that up in 2014 with a two-song CD of "Arkansas, Y'all," which was a song penned for the Arkansas Department of Tourism’s Song of Arkansas contest. In 2015, he released his first full album, "Away We Go," which has many great singles including "Friday Feeling," and "Crazy," as well as the title track. Blane was married in the fall of 2016 and as a gift for his bride-to-be, he wrote "Promise To Love Her." After a short video clip from their wedding of the couple dancing to the song took off on social media, and requests for the song flooded his social media pages, he decided that he should record the song. In March of 2017 the single released to glowing reviews and hit national radio, making its way to #33 on the Music Row Breakout Chart, holding there for three weeks. The music video has picked up over 5.7 MILLION views on FB alone and also received television airplay on networks such as Great American Country, The Country Network, and The Heartland Network where it continues to air today. The Heartland Network also picked up Howard’s music video for his single “Crazy.”
In early 2018, the legendary John Berry invited Blane to film a segment with him for The Heartland TV Network’s second season of “Songs and Stories with John Berry.” The show was filmed at the Fontanel in Nashville and Howard’s episode aired in June of 2018.
When Blane is not on the road, he stays busy writing new songs with other artists and songwriters in Nashville.
Be sure to follow Blane Howard on social media for all of the latest career updates, show announcements, and new music releases.
The touching music video for “Mothers & Sons,” directed by Pepper Meiler, features members of “Team Bogart” with their mothers and sons. Paul recently shared in celebrating Randy Travis’ 60th birthday and is adding dates for his 2019 tour. For more information about Paul Bogart please visit paulbogart.com.
"I had no idea how much I would love watching my wife be a mom to our two sons. Motherhood is a beautiful thing and no life is untouched by it. It’s very obvious, at my house at least, that there’s just 'no kind of love like the one between mothers and sons,'"
said Paul Bogart.
The release is Last month, Taste of Country premiered an acoustic performance of Bogart's "When The Cowboys Are Gone" calling it “nothing but authentic.”
Paul Bogart 2019 Tour Dates:
May 30 - Siloam Springs, Ark. - Cherokee Casino
May 31 - Tulsa, Okla. - Cain’s Ballroom
June 1 - Claremore, Okla. - Dog Iron Saloon
June 20 - Tulsa, Okla. - Track 5 @ The Hardrock
June 21 - Ramona, Okla. Cherokee Casino
June 22 - Reeds, Mo. - Private Show
July 4 - Pegram, Tenn. - Independence Day Celebration
July 12 - Sheridan, Wyo. - Sheridan Fairgrounds Rodeo Dance
July 13 - Sheridan, Wyo. - Sheridan Fairgrounds Rodeo
July 31 - Joplin, Mo. - Downstream Casino Resort
Aug. 2 - Siloam Springs, Ark. - Cherokee Casino
Aug. 3 - Claremore, Okla. - Dog Iron Saloon
Aug. 9-11 - Trandal, Norway - Trandal Country Festival
Aug. 24 - Hulett, Wyo. - Ride A Horse, Save A Cowboy Benefit Rodeo
Aug. 30 - Edgemont, S.D. - Logan Van Eaton Memorial Rodeo
Aug. 31 - Sheridan, Wyo. - Luminous Brewhouse
Sept. 1 - Sheridan, Wyo. - Don King Days
Sept. 2 - Sheridan, Wyo. - Don King Days
Sept. 19 - Siloam Springs, Ark. - Cherokee Casino
Sept. 20 - Claremore, Okla. - Dog Iron Saloon
Sept. 21 - Tulsa, Okla. - Track 5 @ The Hard Rock
Dec. 12 - Claremore, Okla. - PAC
Dec. 31 - Claremore, Okla. - Dog Iron Saloon
About Paul Bogart
Though his songs are fresh and he himself is young, Paul Bogart is an old soul with a knack for capturing time-honored traditions and summing up classic sentiments in catchy, three-minute songs. Exuding sincerity and a rare, down-to-earth charm, he is, simply put, the epitome of traditional country music. After nearly a decade of writing, playing and touring, Bogart has begun pulling in big numbers in every arena, literally. Whether it’s the main stage at the AQHA World Championships with thousands in attendance or the social media scene with over 3.5 million fans reached through all social video platforms, lead by “The Cowboy Way” and “Cowboy Ride” with over 2.6 million views, Bogart’s songs have connected with America’s Heartland in a real, tangible way that modern country has perhaps missed. He released Leather in 2017 which garnered critical praise for “grounding itself in the foundations of country music fandom's tenets of faith and family.” (CriticalBlast.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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RICK MONROE GEARS UP FOR FRIDAY RELEASE OF GYPSY SOUL EP
Appears On WSM-AM, Plus Premieres On One Country & The Boot To Promote Much-Anticipated Project
Nashville, TN (May 8, 2017) -- Singer/songwriter Rick Monroe has been hard at work for the last several months promoting the May 12 release of his new EP, GYPSY SOUL. Now, with the clock ticking to Friday's official release, Monroe is doubling down. One Country will premiere the disc's title track today, and fans can listen live tomorrow, May 9, when Rick visits with Devon O'Day at 5:15 p.m. CT on WSM-AM's "Nashville Today" show. On Wednesday, The Boot will premiere "Rage On," the Outlaw/Southern Gospel sensation from the six-track EP; The Alternate Root will feature the gritty number in their Top 10 Songs of the Week on Saturday. Sean Giovanni (John Rich, Clint Black, Big & Rich) produced five tracks for the project, while renowned engineer/producer JD Shuff (Collin Raye, CeCe Wynans) helmed one. GYPSY SOUL can pre-ordered now at iTunes.
Early reviewers are saying:
"Really enjoying this EP. Fine original Country with some great perceptive lyrics."
- David Allan, Country Music People Magazine
"A great introduction to Monroe's skills as a singer and songwriter. It's a journey that visits just about every facet of his musical soul, and with sumptuous results."
- Greg Victor, ParcBench
"The face of tomorrow's Country. Well done." - Midwest Record Recap
The EP's groove-based first single, "This Side Of You," is already resonating with radio and listeners alike. The track is currently sitting at #52 on the MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart, and holds the #60 position on the BILLBOARD Indicator Chart. Fans can enjoy the track on Spotify.
Rick's live shows are also garnering attention, and promoters are applauding his talents:
"WOW! People were talking about this for weeks after his performance. Not an empty seat in the house. Oh, did I mention, he was up against Miranda Lambert who was in concert down the road?"
- HonkyTonk Saloon / Ladson, SC
"Rick Monroe put on an awesome show; he had the crowd rocking from the first song till the last."
- Ben Owenby, Owner of Johnny and June's / Winston-Salem, NC
"Rick is a favorite at the Mad Boar. A class act, one of the best we have ever had, can't say enough about him as an artist and a person."
- Julius L. Wilson, Director of Hospitality / Mad Boar and River Landing / Wallace, NC
In addition to performances and appearances at CMA Music Festival 2017, Rick's upcoming shows include:
MAY 8 - Nashville, TN - Blue Bar
MAY 12 - Savannah, GA - Saddle Bags
MAY 13 - Augusta, GA - Coyotes Nightclub
MAY 16 - Murrells Inlet, SC - The Little Original Beaver Bar
MAY 17 - Murrells Inlet, SC - The Little Original Beaver Bar
MAY 19 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC - Pirate's Cove Lounge
MAY 20 - Wallace, NC - The Mad Boar
MAY 26 - Rock Island, IL - RIDRS
MAY 27 - Wisconsin Dells, WI - Edge O Dells Resort
MAY 29 - Madison, WI - The World's Largest Brat Fest with Joe Diffie
JUNE 2 - Shawnee, OK - Brickhouse Saloon
JUNE 3 - Oak Creek, WI - Bootz Saloon & Grill
JUNE 9 - Madison, WI - Red Rock Saloon
JUNE 10 - Nashville, TN - CMA Music Festival - Budweiser Forever Country Stage
JUNE 10 - Nashville, TN - CMA Music Festival - Roper Booth
JUNE 16 - Alamosa, CO - San Luis Valley Brewing Company
JUNE 23 - Shelbyville, IN - Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
JUNE 24 - Roanoke, VA - Sidewinders
JUNE 25 - Newport, KY - The Southgate House Revival
ABOUT Rick Monroe
Born in Clearwater, Florida, Rick grew up in California, Connecticut, Kansas, North Carolina, and England. His outgoing personality and love of music naturally drew him to the stage - and he's never looked back. Rick's previous EP, IT'S A LOVE THING, includes his third Billboard hit "Great Minds Drink Alike." The "Great Minds" music video has logged over 300,000 views to date on YouTube, and helped boost Monroe's already impressive fan base. The seven-time Jagermeister Country Brand Ambassadorhas opened for Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Aaron Lewis, Eli Young Band, Charlie Daniels Band, Dwight Yoakam, Montgomery Gentry, Randy Houser, Josh Thompson and more. Rick entertained former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, and U.S. troops in Vietnam. In 2016, he traveled over 100,000 miles and performed over 120 shows. Rick enjoys sponsorships and/or endorsements with Monster Energy Drink, Banded Brand (Clothing and Water Fowl Gear), Framus Guitars, Speakeasy Original (custom jewelry), CRKT Knives,GHS Strings, Shubb Capos, Westone (In Ear Monitors) and Fishman Audio.
Winner of Contest to Open at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival
To vote for Lucas Hoge fans can visit iHeartRadio.com/RisingStar.
Lucas is currently on a radio tour promoting his current single, “Boom Boom.” Click here to download “Boom Boom.”
“I’m super excited and feel very blessed to have been chosen for Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star Contest. It was awesome to get this news while on the road playing the song and now it’s in the top 25 of the contest!” said Hoge.
Artists in the competition were found by a combination of music industry insiders from across the country at over 800 iHeartRadio local radio stations and Macy’s national entertainment scouts. From that group, a panel of music fans was constructed to rate the artists based on who they were excited to hear more of and see in concert. Those scores were added to the artists' social media standings, and points were awarded for regional diversity to come up with this top 25.
To vote for Lucas Hoge fans can visit iHeartRadio.com/RisingStar by logging in with an email address or facebook account. To vote using Twitter hashtag #RisingStar and #LucasHoge. Fans who vote online or on twitter can also enter to win a VIP Trip for two to the iHeartRadio Muic Festival 2016 including tickets for both nights as well as entry to the Festival Village, airfare, accommodations and an exclusive meet-and-greet with the Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star winner. Add #Sweepstakes to any social #RisingStar vote to enter to win the VIP Trip. Online and Twitter voters can vote up to 50 times per day, retweets will count as votes, for a total of 100 votes per day. Voting for the Top 25 will close June 5 at midnight.
For more information on Lucas Hoge visit lucashoge.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
Lucas Hoge on Tour
May 20 - Stoney’s Rockin Country - Las Vegas, Nev.
May 21 - Moonshine Flats - San Diego, Calif.
May 23 - June 03 - Wrangler National Patriot Tour
June 10 - Whiskey Bent - Nashville, Tenn.
June 11 - Durango Music Spot - Nashville, Tenn.
July 02 - Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss - Fort Bliss, Texas
July 03 - Greeley Stampede - Greeley, Colo.
June 14 - June 21 - UK Military Tour
Pls RT to vote for #LucasHoge #RisingStar @Macys @iHeartRadio #Sweepstakes!
About Lucas Hoge
Hoge rose to national fame in 2010 as a star of Animal Planet's “Last Chance Highway,” which led to appearances on “The Today Show,” “Inside Edition,” “The Daily Buzz,” “Daytime TV” and many more. Hoge is the Music Ambassador for Cabela’s and is also a passionate supporter of the U.S. military having traveled to various countries throughout the Middle East and beyond to perform for troops. In 2012, Hoge’s "Have I Done Something" hit No. 1 on the Christian Country Charts. Hoge has been visiting radio stations all over the U.S. promoting his latest single, “Boom Boom.”
Celebrity-Driven Headlines & Global News Premieres Country Newcomer Callie Twisselman's"Hung Me On The Line" Music Video
Nashville, TN (October 26, 2015) - Celebrity-driven Headlines & Global News premieres Country newcomer Callie Twisselman's new music video, "Hung Me On The Line,"today, as the young star begins a two week stint as guest host on the popular television show Country Fix through November 8.
The video concept centers on a classic Western theme with modern-day twists. Filmed primarily on the Twisselman family ranch in Cholame, California, additional locations include the Varian Ranch and Parkfield Café (Parkfield, CA), "Hung Me On The Line" features a saloon, horses, grasslands and loose women. A gunshot echoes at the close of the clip, which fades out with shots of Twisselman, playing the cowgirl, riding away. "Hung Me On The Line" is Callie's current single, following her recent Top 30 MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart hit, "Breathe."
Producer/Director Sam Schneider (Super Bowl, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Memphis May Fire) assumed acting duties as well. His appearances in the movies "Soldiers Horse," "David and Goliath" and the upcoming "Aquarius" served him well and his experience made for a powerful love interest-pairing with Twisselman, whose previous acting roles includes the movie, "Almost Salinas."
Acting, singing and songwriting aren't Twisselman's only talents: the young entertainer recently launched her own clothing line, Sassy Girl, and is wearing one of the label's signature white dresses in the video's opening scenes. "We're new, and so we're always adding new pieces," explains Callie. "Fall means wonderful neutral and earth tones - and I love fringe, so it's a real mix of stylish colors with a dash of fun." Sassy Girl features dresses, casual tank tops, blouses, vests and sweaters as well.
The busy blonde will enter 100 MILLION households this week via Country Fix; fans can catch Callie on DISH Network, Blue Highways TV, Heartland TV, Angel Two, The Family Channel and AMG. "There is so much going on right now," Twisselman admits. "To have my video debut on Headlines & Global News the same day that the Country Fix shows begin airing is just incredible. Folks are liking my music. I am thrilled, excited, over-the-moon happy."
ABOUT CALLIE TWISSELMAN
Raised on her close-knit family's seventh-generation grain and cattle ranch in California, this petite blonde grew up riding horses, roping and competing in rodeos. Callie's Mom sang in a Country band, and this star-in-the-making names Dolly Parton, George Strait, Johnny Cash and Shania Twain as musical influences. Callie caught her own case of "stage fever" at the age of 10, and she's been performing ever since. A talented singer/songwriter, she has entertained music lovers at Fairs and Festivals throughout California and Nevada, and graced the stage at Nashville's famed Bluebird Café. She's opened for top-tier acts Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice and Frankie Ballard, and with the Top 30 (MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart) success of her debut single, "Breathe," and now"Hung Me On The Line," Callieis spreading her wings and expanding her own touring base. She just launched a new clothing line, Sassy Girl, and supports the Oral Cancer Foundation charity. Twisselman enjoys shopping, songwriting and baking.
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