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PRYOR & LEE DIGITALLY RELEASE TWO NEW SONGS Celebrating Life, Love, and Resilience, "Good Ol' Dogs and God" and "Carry On" Are Available Now New Lyric Video Features Charismatic Canines and Timeless Loyalty NASHVILLE, Tenn. – While Pryor & Lee may be known for rowdy live shows and music that celebrates the lighter side of the country music lifestyle, the duo digs a little deeper into storytelling with the release of "Good Ol' Dogs and God" and "Carry On." Digitally available to stream and download both songs here, "Good Ol' Dogs and God" is also playing on top playlists, including Apple Music (New In Country), Amazon Music (Breakthrough Country), and Spotify (New Music Nashville). "Good Ol' Dogs and God" celebrates that unspeakable, unshakeable bond we share with "man's best friend" and with our Creator. A bond that is on full display in the tear-jerking lyric video comprised of fan-submitted home photos and videos honoring their four-legged family members alongside the Black River duo's "baby girls," Winnie, Whiskey, and Remy. "Our dogs mean the absolute world to us," said Lee. "After being on the road or just being gone for a few hours writing a song, there is nothing like coming home to our best four-legged friends." Baird adds, "They have gotten us through so many hard times over the years and are always there to enjoy the great ones with us as well. We are so grateful to our family, friends, and fans for submitting pictures and videos of them with their dogs as we celebrate our dogs together through this special song." "Carry On" reminds us that everyone has a story unique to them and invites listeners to take advantage of the time we have to learn those stories. The chorus offers a recipe to live a full life, write one's own story, and keep on carrying on. Celebrating the craft of storytelling in country music, these songs were penned by veteran songwriters with countless hits under their belts, and new songwriters whose journeys are just beginning. Both tracks were produced by the award-winning hit songwriter and producer, Doug Johnson. "Good Ol' Dogs and God" - Written by Doug Johnson ("Love Like Crazy" recorded by Lee Brice), BBR Recording artist, Elvie Shane (“My Boy”), Adam Wood ("Hey World" recorded by Lee Brice), and the first cut for Trent Fisher. "Carry On" - Written by Jessi Alexander ("I Drive Your Truck" recorded by Lee Brice), Matt Jenkins ("Cop Car" recorded by Keith Urban), and Chase McGill ("Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset" recorded by Luke Bryan). Despite the world-wide pause of 2020, Pryor & Lee released their debut single “Y’allsome,” and played at multiple NASCAR races, including kicking off the Daytona 500 with a pre-race concert and later performing the televised National Anthem at the NASCAR Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. For more information and upcoming tour dates, please visit www.pryorandlee.com and follow them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and yes, TikTok. Upcoming Tour Dates 04/01/21 - Jupiter, FL - Abacoa Town Center Amphitheater - Travis Tritt live in Jupiter 04/02/21 - Ormond Beach, FL - Destination Daytona Pavilion - Travis Tritt live in Ormond Beach 04/03/21 - Cocoa, FL - Cocoa Riverfront Park - Cocoa Rotary Presents Travis Tritt live in Cocoa 05/07/21 - Fort Myers, FL - The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon - Pryor & Lee 06/06/21 - New Braunfels, TX - WhiteWater Amphitheater - Pryor & Lee ABOUT PRYOR & LEE Black River Entertainment recording artists Pryor Baird and Kaleb Lee are the epitomai of how sometimes, two is better than one. This unexpected discovery came after they were brought together as roommates while competing as solo artists on NBC's singing competition, The Voice. In January of 2020, Black River signed the duo, and the guys decided on the name "Pryor & Lee." Then it was off to the races, literally. "Pryor & Lee" kicked off the Daytona 500 with a pre-race concert and later performed the televised National Anthem at the NASCAR Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. American Songwriter said, "Pryor & Lee bring some overdue rowdy to country radio" as they released their first single, "Y'allsome," written by Rhett Akins, Marv Green, and JT Harding. After 2020 closed in on everyone, the guys rounded out a mostly virtual radio promo tour, appeared in an episode of NBCUniversal and Xfinity's Camp Tonsafun, wrote and recorded new music, played a New Year's Eve show to an audience made up of hotel balconies. With a new year comes new music, and on March 26, fans will get two new songs from Pryor & Lee with the release of "Good Ol' Dogs and God" and "Carry On." 2020 was their caution lap. Wait 'till you see what happens when these guys are let loose in 2021! ###

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 6, 2020) -- 117 Entertainment is proud to announce a new Instagram Live series in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, Hangin’ at Home with 117. The series will feature guest artists from the Nashville-based firm’s roster including Randy Travis, Kalie Shorr, Terry McBride and more. 117’s Zach Farnum will host the live streams on Instagram, @zachfarnum and on the artists’ accounts. Every evening of the series, a different artist will join Zach as he asks them questions about life, music, how they are dealing with isolation and more. There may even be some performances along the way!

Hangin’ at Home with 117 Livestream Schedule:
April 6 - Joe Hanson - 6pm CT
April 8 - Terry McBride - 6pm CT
April 10 - Alyssa Trahan - 6pm CT
April 13 - Randy and Mary Travis - 6pm CT
April 15 - Alexandria Corn - 6pm CT
April 17 - James Robert Webb - 6pm CT
April 20 - Farewell Angelina's Ashley Gearing - 6pm CT
April 22 - Kalie Shorr - 6pm CT
April 24 - Honey County - 6pm CT
April 27 - Scooter Brown - 6pm CT
April 29 - Paul Bogart - 6pm CT

About 117 Entertainment
117 Entertainment Group is a multi-faceted entertainment firm specializing in publicity and marketing campaigns for musicians, events and brands as well as artist management and development. Their unique approach centers around the artist as a brand, utilizing new and traditional outreach methods, taking full advantage of broad opportunities to influence and stretch results beyond expectations. 117 represents legendary personalities mainly in country, rock and roll and classic rock genres as well as some of the hottest up-and-coming musicians. Founded by Zach Farnum, the group is one of the fastest-rising companies in Nashville and recognized by industry professionals across the country with a major presence in New York and Los Angeles.

About Alexandria Corn
Alexandria Corn is not your typical country singer. Hailing from Upstate New York, Corn has a love for writing moody music with cultivating lyrics. After making it to Hollywood on American Idol at just 17 years old, Corn headed to Nashville where she met songwriter and publisher Jillian Farrar. The two wrote her first single, "Say It Again," which was featured on VEVO Country. Throughout the summer of 2017, Corn opened for Jake Owen at Coastal Country Jam, Chris Janson at Big Frog 104 Frog Fest, Stagecoach VIP Party with Boots on Stage and has shared the stage at Country Fest with Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Dan and Shay, Cam, Lucie Silvas and more. Corn has been nominated for multiple California Country Music Awards including Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Best Song of the Year. Her latest single, “Same Tattoo,” received over 117,000 streams on Spotify in under three months. Corn is set to release new music in 2020 and will be sharing select dates with Sam Grow as well as Eli Young Band. For more information go to alexandriacornmusic.com.

About Alyssa Trahan
Alyssa Trahan is able to blur genre lines with her modern pop production mixed with traditional country instrumentation, winning fans over of all genres. A jill-of-all-trades, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer, Alyssa began making waves in Nashville as soon as she moved from her hometown of East Rochester, N.Y. in 2016. Just two years later, in January 2018, she signed her first publishing deal with Dan Hodges Music. Playing over 100 shows a year, Alyssa is captivating audiences with her energetic live shows opening for like likes of Charlie Daniels, Jana Kramer, Josh Turner, Lee Greenwood, Lee Ann Womack, Midland and many more. Whether it’s solo or with a full band, Alyssa steals the show. Bringing a fresh new sound to country music, Alyssa Trahan is a fresh face force to be reckoned with, follow her at alyssatrahan.com.

About Farewell Angelina
Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group with four powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and accomplished multi-instrumentalists. Their stellar blend of heart-stopping harmonies over blazing double violins and guitars has earned soaring praise across the board. Roughstock calls them a “Superstar Act... with Killer Songs;” Rolling Stone says, “Wickedly smart songwriting delivered with a healthy dash of sass... deft playing... into one sonic knockout punch.” A band of longtime friends, Nicole Witt, Andrea Young, Lisa Torres & Ashley Gearing all met pursuing their dreams in Nashville, TN. Each deeply respected and admired one another while they were building successful solo careers, touring and recording with top artists, and writing songs for some of Country Music’s biggest hitmakers. When they heard the undeniable magic of their voices together for the first time, they couldn’t wait to take their show on the road. Major opportunities soon followed including singing the National Anthem for Thursday Night Football, The Unbridled Eve Gala for the Kentucky Derby, the ACM All-Star Jam, and the Albisguetli Schutzenhaus Festival in Switzerland. Farewell Angelina’s chemistry lives in watching each other shine, and most of all, creating moments every night with the Country Music fans they love so much. The relationship they share with their fans won them the fan-voted “Hot Seat” spot of the Taste of Country 2017 “RISERS” Program by over 20,000 votes. They’ve also been named among Rolling Stone’s “New Artists You Need To Know” and Roughstock’s “Ones to Watch” with a tour schedule to prove it. The girls have opened shows for the likes of Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion, Frankie Ballard, Jake Owen, Billy Currington, Maroon 5, and Trace Adkins, to name a few. The girls joined the Bacon Brothers (Kevin & Michael) as the opening act on many dates of their last two summer tours. They are currently headlining their own “Women & Wine Tour” to packed crowds across the US. The girls closed out 2018 having played over 75 shows. The band released their highly-anticipated Women & Wine EP in January 2019. Visit their website at www.farewellangelinamusic.com

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 and layered guitar work of Dani Rose, Tracy Lambertucci and Sofie Lynn.  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 Chase Rice while also crafting modern, melody-based country songs. With a prestigious placement of their song “Love Someone” featured in an episode of CMT’s “Nashville” as well as Paramount Network's "Yellowstone" starring Kevin Costner, the band is excited to be working on new music for release in 2020. This is countrywide country music, presented in three-part harmony. Visit www.honeycounty.com for more information on the girls!

About James Robert Webb
True to his blue-collar roots, James Robert Webb walks the line between traditional and contemporary country music. Raised on a small farm outside of Tulsa, he grew up listening to a wide variety of Oklahomans including Bob Wills, Garth Brooks and Leon Russell. His sound is driven by his unique, indefinable voice and organic, neo-traditionalist style fused with modern production. His 2016 debut, Pictures, yielded two top-40 singles on the Music Row Country Breakout chart - “Makin’ Love Tonight” and “How That Feels.” Both broke the top 60 on the Billboard Indicator charts. In 2019, one of country music’s most award-winning and renowned producer’s Buddy Cannon (Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson), took notice of Webb’s unique style. The pair recently finished recording a full-length project coming May 1. “April May,” penned by Webb himself, was his second top 25 single on the Music Row charts and top 45 on Billboard’s Country Indicator chart. This single also is No. 10 on CDX's True Indie Songs of the Year chart. “Tulsa Time,” his latest release, has enjoyed support from Apple Music and frequent play on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse. His music has continued to attract new opportunities for the “easygoing giant.” He recently played Calf Fry 2019, was chosen to headline the Southfork Music Festival in Parker, Texas and continues to play across the country connecting directly with the fans. For more on James Robert Webb, go to JamesRobertWebb.com.

About Joe Hanson
Singer/songwriter Joe Hanson is already breaking the mold, and he’s brand new to country music. He is equipped with a striking tenor voice and a knack for shaping a melody like a sculptor with stone: tastefully and expressively. Even now, Hanson knows how to write the kind of songs that stick in your head, with lyrics that reflect the bitter and the sweet he’s tasted in life. And while he seems to have been born to sing country music — in fact, he probably was — it took Hanson a while to decide whether his destiny was in Christian music, on which he was raised back in Naperville, Illinois alongside country stalwarts like Randy Travis, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, John Denver and more. After experimenting with various sounds and projects, Hanson knew that his calling was to make country music, so he officially moved to Nashville. Since moving to town he has had the opportunity to attend writers retreats, where he met Keesy Timmer, who’d penned Kelsea Ballerini’s “Yeah Boy.” Hanson has also had the opportunity to open for some of Nashville’s best including Brantley Gilbert, Randy Houser, Russell Dickerson and Lindsay Ell. This year, Hanson is working on an EP to be released in 2020. For more information about Hanson go here joehansonmusic.com.  

About Kalie Shorr
According to The New York Times, Kalie Shorr’s debut album - Open Book - was the #7 Best Album of 2019 alongside Taylor Swift, Lana Del Ray and Ariana Grande. Along with a long list of other accolades, Variety called Open Book “2019’s best freshman country effort,” and Stereogum said “country music needs this kind of fire.” Shorr burst onto the Nashville music scene in 2016 with her self-penned hit “Fight Like A Girl” and shortly after, the Portland, Maine singer-songwriter became a Sirius XM “Highway Find” and was spotlighted by Apple Music, Spotify, CMT, Radio Disney Country, Pandora, Taste of Country, The Boot and even Billboard magazine.  She was named a “CMT Next Women of Country”, “The New Nashville” by Teen Vogue and a “Top 10 Country Artists To Watch In 2018” by the Huffington Post. She made her Grand Ole Opry debut in 2018 and has gone on to play that heralded stage 17 times so far. Shorr has toured with Sara Evans, RaeLynn, Jimmie Allen and spent the past December supporting LeAnn Rimes’ “You And Me And Christmas” Tour. From her work with the all-female, singer-songwriter collective Song Suffragettes, Shorr has been featured on PBS NewsHour, NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “On Point” as well as in ELLE Magazine. She rang in 2020 performing for over 200,000 people at Nashville’s largest-ever New Year’s Eve show with Keith Urban, Jason Isbell, The Struts and more. With wide praise for her current album Open Book coming from diverse outlets like NPR, Slate, People, No Depression, Rolling Stone and more, Shorr’s new year is already lighting up with The Guardian (UK) and The Tennessean calling her an artist to watch in 2020.

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, commercially-viable 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, led 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 the album 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) and Taste of Country called his 2019 single “When the Cowboys Are Gone” “nothing but authentic.” Often compared to Chris LeDoux, the modern-cowboy has written songs for Porter Wagoner, Wade Hayes, Roger Creager, Kevin Fowler and, most recently, one of only two outside cuts on the great songwriter Red Steagall’s new record Hats Off To The Cowboy. For more information on Paul Bogart visit PaulBogart.com.


About Randy Travis
With lifetime sales in excess of 25 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest multi-genre record sellers of all time and a recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 11 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and five Country Music Association honors. In addition, three of his performances earned CMA Song of the Year honors: “On the Other Hand” (1986), “Forever and Ever Amen” (1987) and “Three Wooden Crosses” (2002). To date, he has 22 No. 1 singles, 31 Top-10 smashes and more than 40 appearances in feature films and television shows to his credit. Four of his albums are Gold Records. Four are Platinum. One has gone Double Platinum. One is Triple Platinum and another is Quintuple Platinum. In 2004, Randy was honored with his own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is honored on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, TN. He has been a member of the cast of the Grand Ole Opry since 1986. In 2017, Randy was honored with a wax figure at Madame Tussauds™ Nashville. Since his near fatal stroke in 2013, with the help of his wife Mary and rigorous physical therapy, Randy continues to make improvements in his speaking, walking, and yes, singing. With the help of author Ken Abraham, he released his critically-acclaimed memoir in 2019, Forever and Ever, Amen. For more information please visit RandyTravis.com.

About Scooter Brown Band
After four years and three months, two tours overseas with one tour of combat in Iraq as a United States Marine, Scooter Brown traded his guns in for guitars and hit the road. Scooter Brown Band was formed and began playing mainly in and around Houston, Texas. They have toured North America and opened for some of their biggest influences including Charlie Daniels Band, Travis Tritt, Dwight Yoakam, Lee Roy Parnell and the Marshall Tucker Band, just to name a few. With two of the members having served in the military, they dedicate significant time doing work for Veteran Support Organizations like Base Camp 40 - Warriors in the Wild, Lone Survivor Foundation, and the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. For the last few years the band has been building a new era in their career. Defined as modern southern rock, the band released American Son in late 2017 and was named by Artists to Watch by Rolling Stone. Spotify supported the title track of the album on playlists including “Country Rocks,” “Southern Rock 101” and “Texas Music Now.” Brown was featured as a finalist on USA Network’s “Real Country” in 2018 and was awarded Male Vocalist of the Year at the Third Annual Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards presented by iHeartRadio. In July 2019 they made their debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage, introduced by fellow road warrior, Opry-member Charlie Daniels. The band has continued a rigorous touring schedule while writing with some of the biggest songwriters in Nashville and recording new music set to release in 2020. For more information, please visit scooterbrownband.com.

About Terry McBride
As one of Nashville’s most established performers, Terry McBride has forged an impressive four-decade career in country music as an entertainer, songwriter and musician. Along the way he’s worked with legends like Brooks and Dunn and Delbert McClinton, written countless hit songs and participated in the country revolution in the ‘90s leading a hit-making band, yet he’s waited until now to emerge as a solo artist. His dynamic set list blends new material, familiar songs he’s written for others, and modern classics like “Sacred Ground,” the signature hit from his band McBride & the Ride. Growing up outside Austin, Texas, McBride always wanted to be in his father’s band, finally getting the coveted spot after auditioning once he graduated high school. The early ‘80s brought him to Austin where he secured a job as a bass player with Delbert McClinton. Eventually making his way to Nashville and forging a solid friendship with Ronnie Dunn, McBride is named as a co-writer on 13 of Brooks & Dunn’s singles, with an overall 25 cuts with the duo. This rich catalog includes the No. 1 smash, “Play Something Country,” as well as Brooks & Dunn’s two duets with Reba McEntire: “If You See Him/If You See Her” and “Cowgirls Don’t Cry.” He also placed songs with Garth Brooks, Easton Corbin, Josh Gracin, Cole Swindell, Gretchen Wilson and many others. In addition, McBride and Chris Stapleton co-wrote “Gonna Come Back as a Country Song”  for Alan Jackson. After nearly 20 years away from the spotlight, McBride has spent the last few years returning to center stage. Inspired by the honky-tonks and dance halls of his youth, he released an EP in 2017 titled Hotels & Highways EP and just wrapped up a new album Rebels & Angels produced by Grammy winning songwriter/producer Luke Laird. Keep up with him at terrymcbridemusic.com.
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ALEXANDRIA CORN TELLS EX HE SHOULD HAVE “CHEATED BETTER” IN NEW SINGLE
 
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 13, 2020) -- Rising country artist Alexandria Corn is a scorned woman in her newest single “Cheated Better” in which she laments the lackluster cheating of an ex-boyfriend. She advises that he could have been smarter by anything from bringing a change of clothes to making sure to come up with an alibi. With her detailed lyrics placed over a pop-influenced melody, “Cheated Better” is a force to be reckoned with. Written by Alexandria Corn, Khiana Meyer and Mandy McMillan and produced by Sam Grow, listen to the single here.

"I loved writing this song so much. I really enjoy a good sassy song and I think a lot of people will relate to it. With me how it works, is if you mess with me in any way or cheat on me, you will get a song written about you. And if you don't like it, well then screw you,” said Corn.

"Cheated Better" is featured in multiple playlists including Whisky Riff's New Music Friday playlist and The Country Scene's New Music Friday playlist as well as being featured in Nashville Briefing's New Music Roundup.

Since moving to Nashville, after making it through to the Hollywood round of American Idol, Corn has made quite the name for herself as a truly independent artist. She’s already racked up over 115,000 Spotify streams in under three months on her last single with just her own drive and passion. The New York native has also had the chance to open for Toby Keith, Montgomery Gentry, Deana Carter, Frankie Ballard, Granger Smith, Jake Owen, Chris Janson, Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Dan and Shay, Cam, Lucie Silvas and more. To stay up to date with Corn, follow her at her website.

About Alexandria Corn
Alexandria Corn is not your typical country singer. Hailing from Upstate New York, Corn has a love for writing moody music with cultivating lyrics. After making it to Hollywood on American Idol at just 17 years old, Corn headed to Nashville where she met songwriter and publisher Jillian Farrar. The two wrote her first single, "Say It Again," which was featured on VEVO Country. Throughout the summer of 2017, Corn opened for Jake Owen at Coastal Country Jam, Chris Janson at Big Frog 104 Frog Fest, Stagecoach VIP Party with Boots on Stage and has shared the stage at Country Fest with Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Dan and Shay, Cam, Lucie Silvas and more. Corn has been nominated for multiple California Country Music Awards including Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Best Song of the Year. Her latest single, “Same Tattoo,” received over 117,000 streams on Spotify in under three months. Corn is set to release new music in 2020 and will be sharing select dates with Sam Grow as well as Eli Young Band. For more information go to alexandriacornmusic.com.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
   
COUNTRY NEWCOMER JOE HANSON RELEASES “CATHARTIC” SINGLE “PART OF ME” PREMIERED BY THE BOOT
 
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Robert K. Oermann Dubs "Promising" Hanson DisCovery Award Winner of the Week on Music Row
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 13, 2020) -- Anyone who has ever been through a breakup needs to hear “Part of Me,” the new single from country newcomer Joe Hanson. Set to an uptempo, pop-influenced melody, Hanson sings about how half of him is ready to move on, while the other half can't. Throughout the song, the Naperville, Ill. native reflects on an emotional push and pull, in the end concluding in the hook that "part of me can't be apart from you." Written by Hanson with Victoria Banks and Justin Morgan and produced by Austin Shawn, listen to the song here.

Premiered exclusively by The Boot, Angela Stefano writes, “‘Part of Me’ is infectious, and perhaps a bit cathartic for those working through a breakup. Fans of Dan + Shay and Devin Dawson will find that it fits in nicely alongside those artists' songs on a playlist.”

"His jaunty tenor has an emotional tug. Promising." - Robert K. Oermann, MusicRow Magazine. The acclaimed music reviewer also named Hanson the DisCovery Award winner of the week.

"As a songwriter and artist it's important to me that every song I sing I can relate to it, that's what allows it to be most authentic. ‘Part of Me’ was certainly a song that I lived and got inspiration from when dealing with a very difficult breakup not too long ago. My hope for this song is that people going through a similar situation can relate and know that although it’s difficult, they aren’t alone, it's part of being human” said Joe Hanson.

After testing the waters in both Christian and Country music, the two formats he was raised on, Hanson knew that he was being called to pursue country music. Since moving to town he has had the opportunity to attend writers retreats, where he met Keesy Timmer, who’d penned Kelsea Ballerini’s “Yeah Boy” and since then has been writing with other incredible hit songwriters from BMG, Sony ATV, and CURB including Jason Duke, Will Nance, Mark Irwin, Victoria Banks and many more. He’s also had the opportunity to open for some of Nashville’s best including Brantley Gilbert, Randy Houser, Russell Dickerson and Lindsay Ell. This year, Hanson is focused on an EP, creating content and adding shows to his calendar. For more information about Hanson go to his website.

About Joe Hanson
Singer/songwriter Joe Hanson is already breaking the mold, and he’s brand new to country music. He is equipped with a striking tenor voice and a knack for shaping a melody like a sculptor with stone: tastefully and expressively. Even now, Hanson knows how to write the kind of songs that stick in your head, with lyrics that reflect the bitter and the sweet he’s tasted in life. And while he seems to have been born to sing country music — in fact, he probably was — it took Hanson a while to decide whether his destiny was in Christian music, on which he was raised back in Naperville, Illinois alongside country stalwarts like Randy Travis, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, John Denver and more. After experimenting with various sounds and projects, Hanson knew that his calling was to make country music, so he officially moved to Nashville. Since moving to town he has had the opportunity to attend writers retreats, where he met Keesy Timmer, who’d penned Kelsea Ballerini’s “Yeah Boy.” Hanson has also had the opportunity to open for some of Nashville’s best including Brantley Gilbert, Randy Houser, Russell Dickerson and Lindsay Ell. This year, Hanson is working on an EP to be released in 2020. For more information about Hanson go here joehansonmusic.com.
 

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 21, 2020) Yesterday CMT premiered rising country star Karissa Ella’s poignant music video for her single “More Like Her” off her EP Blossom on CMT.com. Throughout the video, shots switch between present-day Karissa and a younger version of herself as she sings about wanting to be that little girl she once was. Finding that feeling of innocence is one that we can all relate to. Watch the video here. “More Like Her” was written by Karissa with collaborator Caroline Marquard.

“I am so excited for everyone to see ‘More Like Her’ come to life! This is one of my favorite songs I wrote with Caroline Marquard because it is so relatable. Thank you to Quinton Cook and his team for producing this video! I hope you all love it and remember to never lose your inner child” said Karissa Ella. 

CMT.com says that Ella’s video is “a reminder to not sweat the small stuff [...] in her beautiful new video.”

In 2019, Ella released Blossom, a collection of songs all written or co-written by the young songstress. Her first single, “Vacay” was featured on Radio Disney Country and Parade called it, “the perfect soundtrack for those days in the sun… upbeat, nostalgic and lighthearted.”

Keep up to date with Karissa at her website, Facebook, Instagram and Spotify.

About Karissa Ella
Karissa Ella’s youthful and soulful style is a breath of fresh air in today’s world of country music. Inspired by the likes of Shania Twain, Gretchen Wilson, Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood, her music, writing and live performances attract people of all ages. Armed with a Music Entertainment Degree from Belmont University and having been singing for crowds from the young age of 10 years old, Karissa is one of country music’s rising stars! Karissa Ella currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee and performs at venues and private venues throughout the U.S, especially in Tenn., Wis. and Ohio. In June 2018, she completed her first EP, having co-wrote two of the three songs. “Had Enough,” “Get Drunk Drink” and “Yard Sale” are all songs that are representative of what’s happening on today’s country music scene. Her second EP, Blossom, came out Summer 2019 with songs like “VACAY” already featured by Parade.com and “Me and Luke” by Medium and Taste of Country. Plan on spending a lot of time cruising along with Karissa Ella and Blossom! For more information, visit karissaella.com.
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BILLBOARD PREMIERES HONEY COUNTY’S UPLIFTING “COUNTRY STRONG” MUSIC VIDEO
 

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Honey County Featured on Westwood One’s “Breaking Thru with Elaina” Podcast

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 16, 2019) – Honey County brings the country music community together in their inspiring new music video, “Country Strong.” Premiered by Billboard, the country trio dedicates the video to the resilient country music community and their ability to rise up through hard times. A portion of the profits from the song are being donated to ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music, aimed to develop and fund music-related therapy and education programs, serving members of the community who face unexpected hardships. The song can be streamed here.

“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

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.

DANI-ELLE KLEHA RELEASES NEW EP “RUNNIN’ ON DREAMS”
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (November 30, 2018) – Pennsylvania native and award winning performer, songwriter and recording artist, Dani-elle Kleha, released her new EP, “Runnin’ On Dreams,” today via all music platforms for streaming and digital download and is available to order from her website.

"I am so excited to finally release "Runnin' on Dreams" and for everyone to hear what I have been up to,” said Dani-elle Kleha. “This EP is for the fans and is an accurate depiction of who I am as both an artist and a person."

Song List:
“Runnin' on Dreams” - Dani-elle Marie Kleha
“Get Back Up” - Don Quinn, Roni Willson
“Momma and Daddy Say” - Dani-elle Marie Kleha
“No Foolin' Me” - Dani-elle Marie Kleha
“Head for Home” - Dani-elle Marie Kleha

"Runnin' on Dreams" is an exciting release for Dani-elle as it reveals her personal growth as well as musical since her last album, "Eleven." Dan-elle knew from the moment that she had the idea of releasing an EP this year, that she wanted this project to have the focus on her dedicated and loyal fans. “This one is for every single person who has been alongside me on this dream,” she said. Much of her heart and soul was put into this project and it was really important for her to show all of her emotional sides and ensure there was something for everyone. From rallying along with the happiness to feeling sadness and of course there is a little bit of sass, as well as everything in between.Dani-elle wanted this music to be a re introduction of who she is and a hint of what is to come on the horizon.

Dani-elle continues to promote her last single “Get Back Up” released in April 2018, a song that inspired her "Positive Youth Tour," a series of live shows performed at schools in Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties, where the concerts include segments during which Dani-elle speaks to students about following their dreams, bullying, and self-worth.

Stay in touch with Dani-elle on her website dani-ellesings.com.

Follow her social media platforms
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Stream her music on Spotify and Apple Music and download on Google Play, iTunes and Amazon Music.

About Dani-elle Kleha:
Dani-elle Kleha is an aspiring, performer and recording artist from Jermyn, Pennsylvania with a sound well beyond her years. Her voice is a combination emulating a throwback to 90's country mixed with a modern flair. The ability to captivate the audience from the moment she steps on stage to the moment the crowd files out the doors, Dani-elle always leaves her fans with a lasting impression. She has shared the bill with artists Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and more.
Along with her busy schedule, Dani-elle makes time to give back to the community and nationally with her position of being the National Spokesperson for “Veteran’s Promise” as well as headlining the "Positive Youth Tour," a series of live shows performed at schools in Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties, where the concerts include segments during which Dani-elle speaks to students about following their dreams, bullying, and self-worth. This is only the beginning and there is no stopping her now. Her fresh new look and unique sound has her taking the Country Music world by storm one song at a time. Stay current with everything Dani-elle Kleha on her website
dani-ellesings.com.
      
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Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Mark Wayne Glasmire's New CD Released Oct 12

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 HDSky 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)

 

"I've Got A Feeling" Video 

ABOUT MWG

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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Sylvia's SECOND BLOOM - The Hits Re-Imagined

Set For June 8 Release

'80s Icon Blossoms With New Interpretations Of "Drifter," "Nobody," "Cry Just A Little Bit" & More

 
 

Nashville, TN (May 11, 2018) - Academy of Country Music Female Vocalist Of the Year, Grammy nominee and multi-million selling '80s icon Sylvia is set to release her newest CD, SECOND BLOOM - The Hits Re-Imagined, on Red Pony Records June 8. The album is available for pre-order now from iTunes and CD Baby.  Fans who order digitally will receive "Like Nothing Ever Happened" as an instant gratification track. Those who prefer a disc, will have their album autographed by Sylvia and receive an email containing instructions on how to obtain their "grat track" download. The project's first single, a reprise of Sylvia's signature Country/Pop smash, "Nobody," has just been released to radio and programmers can download the track HERE

SECOND BLOOM includes 10 all-new interpretations of her # 1 / Top 10 hits from the RCA years (1979 to 1987). The Indiana-born songstress became known for her unique "Prairie Music" sound, with hits like "Drifter" and "Tumbleweed," and crossed over to the Pop market with the unforgettable "Nobody," which sold an astounding two million copies, spent 52 weeks on the Billboard charts, and was named BMI's Song of the Year. Sylvia's new version of "Sweet Yesterday" brings her life experience to bare with an even more poignant and meditative take on the song. "Cry Just A Little Bit" is updated with strings and drums with an infectious shuffle feel, while "Fallin' In Love" takes a decidedly Bluegrass spin that swings joyfully along as Sylvia's voice and Andy Leftwich's fiddle take turns in the spotlight. The disc closes with "You Can't Go Back Home," a song that was not previously released as a single, but serves as an allegory for Sylvia's approach to recording SECOND BLOOM. The song metaphorically reflects her intention to not re-record the songs note-for-note but to give them a fresh rendering. Sylvia's interpretation of the song is subtle, reflective, and memorable. This is Sylvia at her most powerful.


 

Message from Sylvia



The synthesizer-laden, Country/Pop sound of the past is replaced throughout with a cleaner, more streamlined and organic approach. Tin whistles and strings are paired, fiddle and classical guitar meet - and in each joining they form a magical backdrop for Sylvia's clear and soulful vocals. While much of her formative music is defined by a certain era and genre, the songs themselves are bound only by the artist's imagination. And Sylvia has imagination to spare. She and longtime collaborator John Mock modernized instrumentation and voicing and, in some cases, departed dramatically from the original production values. Consistent, however, are the signature licks that fans will recognize and Sylvia's genuine reverence for these tunes that form her artistic lineage.

"My desire was to bring my music from the '80s into alignment with the music I'm creating today," she notes.  "I wanted to breathe new life into the songs as if I was recording them for the first time while still honoring their musical identity. I believe the spirit of the music is just as relevant today as it was when these songs first bloomed."

On SECOND BLOOM, Sylvia bridges the gap, bringing these hits to life in a new way while paying homage to the music that made her a star. This is an album that is by turns introspective and carefree, evocative and joyful. Longtime fans will remember why they fell in love with Sylvia's music, while new admirers will be captivated by the purity of her voice and musical convictions.

 TRACK LISTING

1) Drifter  (Archie Jordan, Don Pfrimmer)

2) Nobody  (Kye Fleming, Dennis Morgan)

3) Tumbleweed  (Kye Fleming, Dennis Morgan)

4) Fallin' In Love  (Randy Goodrum, Brent Maher)

5) Cry Just A Little Bit  (Bob Heatlie)

6) Sweet Yesterday  (Kye Fleming, Dennis Morgan)

7) Like Nothing Ever Happened  (Kye Fleming, Dennis Morgan)

8) Snapshot  (Kye Fleming, Dennis Morgan)

9) I Love You By Heart  (Jerry Gillespie, Stan Webb)

10) You Can't Go Back Home  (Kye Fleming, Dennis Morgan)

ABOUT SYLVIA

Born in Kokomo, Indiana, Sylvia sold over four million records and enjoyed a string of hits that earned her multiple honors and awards. The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter began sharing new facets of her voice and artistic perspective through her work on her own record label, Red Pony Records in the 1990s.  In 2016, she released the critically-acclaimed IT'S ALL IN THE FAMILY, her most personal album to date and the first on which she co-wrote most of the songs. She's shared the stage with George Strait, Willie Nelson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Alabama, Kenny Rogers, Lee Greenwood, Dottie West, T.G. Sheppard, Janie Fricke, Bill Anderson, Hank Williams, Jr., and others. A certified life and career coach, she has been a board member of a non-profit serving those impacted by mental illness and substance abuse. She supports various charities, including Music City Animal Rescue, Park Center, and Crossroads Pets/Campus. Sylvia lives in Nashville, continues to tour and enjoys spending time with her Border Collie/Italian Greyhound mix, Cate. 

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http://www.sylviamusic.com/

https://twitter.com/syhutton  @syhutton

https://www.facebook.com/sylviacountrymusic @sylviacountrymusic

https://www.instagram.com/syhutton/ @syhutton

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