Country music legend Jeannie Seely has achieved chart topping songs as a solo artist, as a duet partner, and as a songwriter. Early in her career, Jeannie’s deeply moving vocals earned her the nickname of “Miss Country Soul”– a title that’s still used today. Jeannie’s biggest dream came true when she was inducted as a member of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, becoming the first Pennsylvania native to do so. Jeannie also became the first female to regularly host segments of the weekly Opry shows. Jeannie takes much pride in her involvement and support of musicians’ rights. In 2017, Jeannie celebrated her 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. From her 1966 Top 10 Billboard album The Seely Style to her recent self–produced album Written In Song, consisting entirely of songs she’s written, Jeannie’s recordings have spanned six decades and provided enjoyment to country music fans all around the world. In his 2003 book “Finding Her Voice: Women In Country Music,” music critic Robert K. Oermann wrote, “With her chin-out, tough/tender, heart-of-gold manner, Jeannie Seely remains one of country’s most completely modern female personalities.” And that still holds true today.
Celebrating his 25th year since signing his major label deal, Grammy Award-winning country star John Berry has recently released his new single “Beautifully Broken” which is the title track for the upcoming movie of the same name. Berry has placed 20 singles on the country hit parade charts, six of which went Top 5 as well as a #1 on the Billboard and Radio & Records country charts. He has earned numerous Gold and Platinum records. Then, "Your Love Amazes Me," "What's In It For Me" and "You And Only You" thrust him to stardom in 1994."Your Love Amazes Me" earned Berry a 1995 GRAMMY nomination. In 1996, he scored a GRAMMY win for his participation in Amazing Grace: A Country Salute to Gospel Vol. 1. The same year, he was nominated for CMA Vocal Event of the Year for "Long Haired Country Boy" with Charlie Daniels and Hal Ketchum. Both fans and the media took note when "There He Goes" was released as a 1999 duet with Patsy Cline. Berry's two most recent albums, What I Love The Most and his holiday album, Christmas, are both available now at johnberry.com as well as iTunes and other digital retailers. Berry's TV show, Songs & Stories with John Berry is currently in it’s second season and airs weekly on Heartland Television, The Family Channel, The Country Network, Roku (via Heartland), AMG TV, Country TV (New Zealand), and Keep It Country TV (UK). For more information, visit songsandstories.com.
About Tim Rushlow:
A versatile entertainer who sold millions of records during his time as lead singer of country music super group Little Texas, Tim Rushlow is a master song interpreter with a deep, abiding love for the classics. During the band’s impressive run in the ’90’s, he and the rest of the Little Texas members charted over a dozen hits including “God Blessed Texas” and the multi-genre crossover smash “What Might Have Been.” Following the band’s breakup, Tim embarked upon a solo career with Atlantic Records and released a self-titled CD that yielded the heartwarming Top Ten hit “She Misses Him,” about a couple’s touching battle with Alzheimer’s. Following a few more endeavors in musical groups and pairings, in 2009 Tim decided to refocus his energies on honing his performing skills as a solo act, launching a well-received acoustic tour at smaller listening rooms around the country. The challenge of engaging audiences and laying his emotions bare on the stage in front of intimate crowds night after night fired up Tim’s creativity to a new level and renewed his love for the classic sounds he grew up listening to and first cut his musical teeth on like Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Dean Martin, and Andy Williams and the experience soon inspired him to take his career in a whole new direction as the modern-day crooner he had always envisioned himself to be. His new TV Show “Tim’s Place” will showcase some of Rushlow’s own personal favorite jazz and Great American Songbook standards along with his own Billboard-charted big band songs, plus his trademark quick wit and deep knowledge of the music from the golden era of American popular music.
Exile - 55 Years As Only Self Contained Performing Group
Exile formed in 1963 looking to play small clubs in Richmond, Kentucky, but managed to top both the pop and country charts during their over 55 year-long career. Their most successful hit, “Kiss You All Over” spent four weeks at the top of Billboard’s pop chart in 1978. In the early 1980’s Exile started to focus on country music. During their run on the country charts Exile has successfully had ten No. 1 singles including “I Don’t Want To Be A Memory” and “Give Me One More Chance.” The hit song "Kiss You All Over" was used in the 1996Adam Sandlermovie “Happy Gilmore” and in the 2006 film “Employee of the Month.” They have toured with acts including Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers and The Judds. The 5 original Exile members re-formed in 2008 and continue to tour today. Current members of the band include J.P. Pennington, Les Taylor, Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis and Steve Goetzman. 2018 celebrates 55 years for the band and 40th anniversary of the hit song “Kiss You All Over.”
David Ball May Be Red-Headed But He Is Not A Stranger
Singer, songwriter, and founding member of the Americana pioneering trio Uncle Walt’s Band, David Ball, has released his highly anticipated new record, “Come See Me,” on Public Records. David won a Grammy Award for the song “Old Folks At Home (Swanee River)” from the album Beautiful Dreamer - The Songs of Stephen Foster. (2005) Fourteen of his singles have entered the Billboard charts, including “Thinkin’ Problem” and “Riding With Private Malone,” which made Ball one of the first artists to take an indie single to the Country Top 5. He has recorded a total of seven studio albums, including his platinum certified Thinkin’ Problem. The title track was the top selling country song of 1994. In 2013 David Ball became one of the first living members to be inducted into the Historic Spartanburg Music Trail in his hometown of Spartanburg SC, joining other notables such as Hank Garland, Don Reno, Buck Trent and the Marshall Tucker Band.
A Voice With Hints Of Timeless Tradition, Classic Country And The Emerging Country Sound
Allie Colleen discovered her passion for singing and songwriting as a 16-year-old in Owasso, Oklahoma. Performing in venues in her hometown, Allie Colleen quickly realized that music was a passion worth following to Nashville. She attended college at Belmont University where the music industry started to take notice of the notable songwriter with an iconic-sounding voice and opportunities to further her career soon followed. Allie made a vow to finish college before officially starting to mature herself as an artist. Her impeccably strong voice with hints of timeless tradition falls between classic country and the emerging country sound. The room never fails to silence as Allie Colleen begins to sing about the layers of love and heartbreak that have shaped her. Some of her newest songs bring witty lyrics and a connection to the song unlike most today. Her original song, "Close Enough," gained nearly more than 750K views on YouTube. Her passionate drive and innovative vision set her apart from her peers resulting in her music and videos going viral and capturing the attention of well-known radio show host Bobby Bones – proving that her audience is captive and waiting for her next song. Allie Colleen is diligent about her songwriting, penning lyrics about the life that’s shaped her and continues to work with industry professionals as she regularly appears at venues around Nashville and embarks on national performances. Her debut solo E.P. will be released in 2018. Keep up with Allie at alliecolleenmusic.com.
Kent Blazy Hit Songwriter With Seven Number Ones... So Far!
Kent Blazy is an American country music songwriter from Lexington, KY who now calls Nashville, TN home. His credits include several singles for Garth Brooks, as well as singles by Gary Morris, Diamond Rio, Patty Loveless and Chris Young. Blazy has a total of seven number one hits to his credit. Kent Blazy was raised in Lexington, Kentucky. At an early age, he played rhythm guitar and sang in various local bands, citing The Byrds, Rodney Crowell and Joe Ely as influences. He later played for Canadian singer Ian Tyson. Later on, Blazy met former Exile member Mark Gray, who suggested that Blazy move to Nashville, Tennessee. Eventually, he signed to a publishing contract, but the publishing company closed; despite the loss of contract, Gary Morris sent Blazy's "Headed for a Heartache" into top 5 on the country charts. By the late 1980s, Blazy met with a then-unknown Garth Brooks, who gave him the idea for a song entitled "If Tomorrow Never Comes." He and Brooks co-wrote the song, which went on to become Brooks' first number one hit. Brooks continued to record Blazy's material throughout the 1990s, including the singles "Ain't Goin' Down ('Til the Sun Comes Up)," "It's Midnight Cinderella," "She's Gonna Make It," "Somewhere Other Than the Night" and the George Jones duet "Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?)." He also co-wrote "That's What I Get for Lovin' You" by Diamond Rio and "Can't Get Enough" by Patty Loveless in the late 1990s. Blazy, along with songwriters Pat Alger, Tony Arata and Kim Williams, recorded an album entitled A Songwriters' Tribute to Garth Brooks, which included their renditions of songs that they had written for Brooks. This album was released in 2001 via VFR Records. Other songs that Blazy has co-written include "You Can Let Go" by Crystal Shawanda and "Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)" by Chris Young from 2008 and 2009 respectively, as well as American Idol season 8 finalist Danny Gokey's debut single "My Best Days Are Ahead of Me."
Taking The Country Music World By Storm One Song At A Time
Dani-elle Kleha a 22 year old award winning, performing and recording artist from Jermyn, Pennsylvania, has a sound well beyond her years. Her unique 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 stage with artists Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and more. This talented emerging artist has earned nominations in five categories for the 2018 Josie Music Awards. Entertainer of the Year, Song of the Year for "Get Back Up", Female Artist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Music Video of the Year for "Joke's On You". She also won the 2017 Josie Music Awards for “Female Artist of the Year” and was recognized in 2017 as an “Emerging Artist” during CMA Music Festival in Nashville. At the 2016 Josie Music Awards, she took home the highest honor of “Modern Female Country Artist of the Year” where she beat out more than three dozen other nominees. Along with her busy schedule, Dani-elle makes time to give back to the community. She headlines 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 Dani-Elle at dani-ellesings.com.
Cumberland Caverns Live
Cumberland Caverns Live A Must See and Bucket-List Concert and Live Music Experience.
At Cumberland Caverns, the musical roots run deep into the World Famous Volcano Room. For over 55 years, this enchanted space has hosted a wide array of very talented musicians. This legendary room 333’ below the surface, has caught the attention of the music industry and entire world for its near-perfect acoustics presented with a backdrop of amazing formations and unsurpassed beauty. Forbes, Time, and Jetsetter, just to name a few, have included music at Cumberland Caverns on some of their most prestigious lists of places you don’t want to miss
A Veteran of the United States Marine Corp with a passion to bring humanity and music together to create a difference.
Chris Turner is a singer/songwriter from Ninety Six, SC and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Chris made his way to Nashville in May 2010. " Driving in on I-24, I can remember saying to myself, That's a big town with a lot of people - where do I start"? Chris would soon learn that Nashville is the biggest, smallest town in the country. "Nashville is a town where everyone knows everyone. I was told early on be careful, because you never know who you are talking to." Playing small restaurants and coffee shops with his guitar Chris started his journey. "I can remember performing in a cafe north of town for two hours for two people. I made three dollars in tips that night. I still carry those three dollars in my guitar case to remind me of my first gig in town and how much of a reality check it was". Since arriving in Nashville, Chris has cut two records "American Fighter" and "What I'm Talkin Bout". Chris' 3rd project the "American Made" EP is set to be released August 2018 with his lead-off single from the project "If You Drink". Chris' highly energetic show has earned him opportunities to open for such acts as Aaron Tippin, Darryl Worley, Craig Campbell, Trent Tomlinson, Bucky Covington, Will Champlain, And Tracy Lawrence to name a few.
Steven John Simon is what we refer to as a big jack in the box surprise!
Steven John Simon was discovered on social media platforms by an A&R Rep at Heart Songs Records and was swiftly signed to a management production deal with the label. His social media growth is on fire. Over the course of a few months he has developed a fan base of country music fans that are encouraging him to pursue his music. They want more! Steven became interested in singing at the age of 20, but put his dream on the back burner to serve our country. It was his daughters desire to start pursuing a career in music that led him to start pursuing his own dream. He wanted to lead by example and guide Navika in her own journey. "What a better way to help my daughter, than show her how it is done." They really are supportive of one another, they recently traveled together to audition for The Voice.
A "Must-See Music Scholar, Global Entertainer and Guitar Aficionado
Re Matteiis a Berklee music scholar, global entertainer and guitar aficionado. Her unique stage name is derived from her birth name, “Marie.” Her successful music career was launched as the lead guitar player for the all-female, Top 40 band, Uptown Girls. With her concentrations redirected 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 venues and stages in Japan, Philippines, Singapore and Hawaii. Watch for the upcoming release of her new album, “Belivin’ Is Seein’” due in the Fall of 2018.
Following his heart and his dreams with touching lyrics and emotional vocals.
Ken Wilber was born in Oneonta, NY on October 29th, 1980. His earliest musical influences were Conway Twitty, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Johnny Cash. His family remembers him at a young age staring at the records as they played, trying to understand the music he heard. Ken learned to sing by trying to emulate the people he heard on the recordings and would keep at it, until he could copy every little inflection of the vocal performance. In high school Ken discovered his second love, theater. He made his theatrical debut at the age of 14 in a high school production of “Fame.” The band Fly By Nite was formed with Ken as lead singer where they played locally every weekend at a local watering hole called “Babcocks.” Fly by Nite played together for a little over ten years, before dissolving in 2012. Ken Also sang with the southern rock Group J.D. Mistress. Ken was brought in by guitar player Rich Rogers. He played with them for about six months, where they played several dates locally and had the opportunity to open for Molly Hatchet and Blackfoot in Albany, NY. After Fly By Nite dissolved, Ken and Kerry Fallot set out to begin writing and arranging music for Ken’s first album “Rollin’ My Own,” and the album was completed in 2017.Ken had the opportunity to play country music Legend Hank Williams in a local theatrical production of “Hank Williams: Lost Highway.” Tony Cottrill mastered the first project and shortly after the mastering was completed, Tony contacted Ken to come to Nashville to record a demo session for Sonny LeMaire of Exile fame. As a result of the demo sessions, Ken decided to record his second album in Nashville in October of 2018.
Brian James Schram Is Going Places!
Brian James Schram began his musical career at the age of fifteen. The son of a journeyman honky-tonk singer and musician, his earliest musical memories are the sounds of classic country music. Listening to the likes of George Jones, Lefty Frizzell , Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton and of course the immortal Hank Williams with his Dad, Brian's love of guitar was influenced by the great country pickers he heard in his youth and he knew he wanted to pursue a career in music at a very young age. Kid Rock found Brian James Schram at an Open Mic Night in Traverse City, MI. Two days later he was touring with Uncle Kracker. As the lead guitarist for Uncle Kracker, Brian had the pleasure of performing on nationally syndicated TV shows such as: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, Regis and Kelly and The Carson Daily Show. He has shared the stage with the likes of Kenny Chesney, Colt Ford, Johnny Lang, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Dustin Lynch, Parmalee and Granger Smith.
Charles Parker A Triple Threat!
Through his work being a professional musician in cover bands and tribute bands, Parker is a seasoned performer who is known for his strong work ethic, passion for music and determination to persevere. With his over 20 years of experience, the journey continues through the release of his new single “Party Girls”. Parker’s debut album as a solo artist, Bring Back The Sun, featured a sound that is big yet stripped down with infectious melodies and catchy hooks. Parker released his first single to Country radio in Sept 2017 "Bring back the Sun " which charted at #81 on the Country Music Breakout Chart. Recorded in Nashville throughout 2017-2018 with some of the best session players, ”Party Girls” was released to Country radio in April 2018 and moved up the Music Row Country Breakout Chart to #73. Parkers next single, “Say Goodbye” will be released early 2019 .
COUNTRY REWIND RECORDS … Unreleased Music Into The Contemporary Era
COUNTRY REWIND RECORDS … Bringing Unreleased Traditional Country Music Into The Contemporary Country Era
Founded by Thomas Gramuglia of Hindsight Records in 2014, Gramuglia obtained a treasure chest of unreleased recordings from recruitment radio shows from the ‘60s and ‘70s. The superb CCR collection of original master recordings contains music from more than 100 country music legends and trendsetters (including intimate performances by country music greats such as Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Connie Smith, Faron Young, Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty and many more). These recordings were never released for commercial use. After a diligent quest to collect appropriate and legal permissions from artists and/or their estates, Country Rewind Records (CRR) has now recorded and produced multiple, quintessential, “must-hear” projects. With the mission to transfer these never-heard-before tracks to a high quality, state-of-the-art recording; complemented by contemporary instrumentation and background vocals, Country Rewind Records will release this historical American music to America's music generations of the future.
Center Stage Magazine
The Fastest Growing Online Music and Entertainment Digital Media Platform
Center Stage Magazine is one of the fastest-growing online music and entertainment digital media platforms based in Nashville providing engaging interviews, behind the scene video stories covering emerging music artists to legends. To date in 2018, over 40 million viewers have engaged with Center Stage Magazine content with an organic reach of over 380 million users across social media and website platforms. They also provide fans interesting and entertaining coverage of live music performances, VIP special event coverage and more! Unique and specialized services they offer artists, labels and industry management teams are Track By Track™ which is a new music program where they sit down with artists to discuss the behind the music details about each track on a current or previous album release. Most episodes will also feature a special musical performance by the artist. Track By Track™ is featured on My Jam Music Network which has viewers in over 190 countries. Watch episodes here. Center Stage Presents™ is aimed to bring the latest in music interviews and music videos featuring today's hottest new artists as well as established marquee entertainers, actors and performers! Center Stage Presents also airs on partner network My Jam Music Network. Watch previous video here. More information on Center Stage Magazine available on their website.
Jimmy Bowen has been creating music for more than three decades and , thankfully, has even bigger plans for the future.
In an age when it seems technology has taken the place of talent, it is both reassuring and refreshing to see a seasoned artist who continues to have a stronghold in the music industry. Jimmy Bowen has been creating music for more than three decades and , thankfully, has even bigger plans for the future. Bowen’s impressive tenure in Bluegrass music includes eight years with Charlie Waller and the Country Gentlemen and more than four years with David Parmley and Continental Divide. While traveling with these renowned groups, Bowen also earned multiple awards. These include IBMA Song of the Year “Waltz of the Angels,” with Charlie Waller and the Country Gentlemen, IBMA Album of the Year for Souvenirs with Charlie Waller and the Country Gentlemen and IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year with David Parmley and Continental Divide. Bowen started his own band called Santa Fe, after a successful run with some of the most well-known names in Bluegrass, and has continued traveling the world. The band boasts its first number one single in Ireland, “Love Will Keep us Alive.” Bowen has also had the opportunity to perform with other recognized talents such as the late Little Jimmy Dickens, John Conley, Josh Turner, and Mel Tillis. He also toured and performed with Earl Thomas Conley and Eddie Raven. Another creative outlet for Bowen is his pursuit of acting and he has been cast for various series, dramas, and commercials all while working with some of the biggest names in television. On the horizon for this hard-working artist is a music television show. “Creating my own ‘show’ has always been a dream of mine,” said Bowen, “and I’m doing it online so that everyone in the world can access it.” More details on this project coming soon.
A down-home artist with easy country charm and laid back delivery who is resonating with fans nationwide.
Bar Frog Music and Baltimore, Maryland recording artist Mark Bray finds the common ground with everyone and draws each fan in with his music. His current single, “I Just Need A Drink,” is currently climbing the charts and sits at #43. His first single “For Love”, reached #36 on the Music Row Country Breakout charts. This up beat song was the first release off Bray’s album, which is scheduled to be released later this year. This down-home artist has been racking up miles touring and visiting radio visits where his “easy country charm and laid back delivery” is resonating with radio programmers and media outlets alike —deeming him “the one to watch.” With show reviews such as, “If Garth Brooks and The Eagles combined, it would be Mark Bay and the Steel Soul Cowboys,” this guy isn’t stopping anytime soon. He recently took on his biggest role yet, being a dad. Bray and his wife Erin welcomed their baby girl Charlotte Ann into the world at the end of February, 2018.
Crawford & Power
A Duo Seeking To Spawn A Classic Country Music Revival With A Splash Of Sweet Iced Tea And Whiskey
With roots in country, Americana, and southern rock, they seek to spawn a classic country music revival with a splash of sweet iced tea and whiskey. Ethan’s first introduction to music was from his dad, an accomplished dobro player, who toured with “The Steven Sisters” in the mid to late 90s. He is influenced by his dad, Ernie Power, Jerry Douglas, Rob Ickes, Randy Kohrs, The Eagles, John Butler Trio, John Mayer, Travis Tritt, Corey Smith, The Dixie Chicks, Greensky Bluegrass, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Stoney LaRue, and Chris Knight. Jakes desire to play music grew out of an inheritance of a slew of bluegrass instruments at a very young age. Attending a Hank Williams Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd show during his 8th grade year was the tipping point that inspired him dust off one of the guitars that he inherited and learn how to play. Persuaded to attend an Elton John concert with his mother, he realized that that music is universal. Good music can bring together different backgrounds, races, genders and he emptied his savings account and purchased a keyboard an taught himself to play. The duo met during a public speaking class in college realizing their common style and musical direction. They started the band in early 2014 and were fortunate to open for Ethan’s hero, Jerry Douglas, in their hometown about a month after playing together for the first time and have never looked back.
My Jam Music Network
Revolutionizing The Music Industry
My Jam Music Network is revolutionizing the music industry using multiple worldwide networks as a platform and 24-hour music channel created by musicians, for musicians and their fans. They have put together a system that is FREE for everyone to give the artist the exposure and resources they need to get the music out to the masses, gain fans and to go farther faster. Country, Rock, Metal, Alternative, Rap, Punk, Jazz, Rock Blues, or whatever genre, the music video will receive a fresh face and renewed vigor venturing away from the saturated and fragmented web video corner. My Jam Music Network ignites thought as to what is possible and establish an “open call” and viable venue for talented professionals to submit their work, be fairly chosen, be seen, and most importantly, overcome the looming obstacle associated with this profession, not having the right connections. They have created My Jam Music Network as a venue for artists to get their work out to the World and in front of the right people. They reach millions of viewers in 193 countries, providing a worldwide audience for artists in all music genres and can be found on the following streaming platforms and apps. To learn more about My Jam Music Network visit their website.