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Packing the bars of several Universities, 23-year-old, Clark Manson decided his passion for the music industry couldn’t be broken. In the summer of 2013, Clark Manson became officially sponsored by Jagermeister USA. He released his first debut album in November 2013, Running with the Night, which quickly climbed the iTunes charts, peaking at number thirty on the day of its release. Running with the Night, also checked in at number five on the Billboard “Heatseekers” chart in November 2013, and has received much recognition all around the world by some of Manson’s thirty-three thousand Twitter followers and fans. Since the album release, Manson has swamped the ticket-booths, selling out a number of shows and quickly becoming a notable country vision in states ranging from Wisconsin, all the way to Texas. While in between many late night shows and road tours, Mansonheads to Nashville as he undertakes a new summer EP, which will be released this June.
Forced to place herself as Alt-Country/Rock, she laughs and quotes her favorite description from a fan: “Kara’s a twisted orgy of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Janis Joplin and Guns & Roses.”
She’s been there. Gets it. A mature entry into the Nashville scene, this black-haired, tattooed beauty, with Native American heritage and curvy, twangy, super-sexy West Virginian storytelling style, wasn’t going to change to fit some mold.
“I’m not puttin’ on the outfit, losin’ the weight, or colorin’ my hair. People love me for who I am. Shit, I love me for who I am.” This single mom of two teenage kids declares, “I’ve been an Indie in the head all my life! And the lyrics just flow. Hell it wasn’t until I was recording Murder or Suicide that I even realized where the music might have come from. My grandfather was a musician, played with Hank Sr. No wonder why I’m a country girl at heart. Highway’s chorus (Sinnin’) leaves women stomping: “She chose the highway, the road he told her she could take. He don’t know he’s been replaced, by a lonely stretch of interstate…” Southern Hospitality, a song from her next album, unravels a haunting, then hopeful piece of history: “It’s called justice not corruption. There’s nothing you can do. God forbid you don’t look like them, they will pin their sins on you.” Then there’s the head-nodder lines from The Devil Don't Cry and Whiskey and Cigarettes, “Jesus don’t lie, Devil don’t cry, I don’t know either of the two….Whiskey and cigarettes, are gonna be the death of me. I sleep with regret, my best friend is misery.”
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8-17-14.interviews My old Nashville Friend Zack
Country music is a soundtrack of the south. With the artistry of vocalist and songwriter Amanda Lamb, the compass points to Southern California and the sun swept shores of Orange County. Amanda’s new single, “We Were Here,” is an invitation to a coastline drive and an exuberant nod to her West coast roots. Her wistful “Endless Summer” evokes a vivid panorama of rusted Woodies, shivering palm trees, abandoned surfboards and deserted cottages.
Growing up in Newport Beach, humming along to Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain on the radio, Amanda Lamb was entranced by the authenticity of country music. “The stories in these songs sounded real,” she says. When she began her personal musical journey, she recalls her grandmother making a perceptive suggestion. “She said, ‘Why aren't you singing country?’” Recording in Nashville, she realized that her Grandmother had been right. “Country Music feels more comfortable than anything I have ever done,” she says. “It feels like home.”
Only two words are necessary to describe Richmond, Virginia native Brittany Marie; Energy and Talent. Behind her microphone
stands a crowd pleasing voice that’s powerful beyond belief with the rich sincerity of a true entertainment stylist. When she takes
the stage the synergy of her enormous energy leaps to the forefront to capture an audience and doesn’t let them go until the last
note has faded into the echo of exuberant applause.
Brittany Marie got her start like many emerging Country artists singing at Churches, Fairs, Showcases, and Festivals. She made the
commitment to pursue music as a career in 2013.
With determination and hard work ethic, Brittany Marie and her Mother took on the jobs of what a multiple person team takes on & in just one year Brittany Marie she has opened for National Touring Acts such as: Chris Young, The Band Perry, Aaron Tippin, Brett Eldridge, Clint Black, and More! She has proven she can hold her own in the Country Music
Industry and is diligently working to further her career indefinitely.
The release of her single ‘Changed’ has already sparked industry attention from young and old. Not satisfied to remain still in her career pursuits, Brittany Marie is looking forward to the release of her debut self-tited album ‘Brittany Marie’ by Fall 2014. The Album will have a country rock sound and will feature a cover of the song Paint It Black, by The Rolling Stones. Watch out for Brittany Marie, she is definitly on the Music Chart horizon.
Outshyne is a country band who hales from South Carolina. Their music has a country feel with rock overtones. Originally formed in 2007, of high school friends playing after work. In 2010 they turned their passion for music into a full time endeavor, doing 150-180 dates a year. Since then their success keeps growing!
They have opened for country music superstars including, Jake Owen, Eric Church, Lee Brice, Colt Ford, Joe Nichols, Gary Allen, and Justin Moore to name a few, Waylon sang the National Anthem at the Nascar Sprint Cup in Darlington, SC in 2013, raised over $130,000 for Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, and played on the Hard Rock stage for CMA Fest.
Their first single "Dirt Road Romance", written by friends Florida Georgia Line and Albis Albritton, went to #29 on the Music Row Chart and #46 on the Billboard Indicator Chart. The album titled "Starting Over" was produced by Grammy nominated Chip Matthews and hit song writer Jeffrey Steele, and debuted #11 on iTunes the day it was released.
The bands second single "Moonlight Crush" is currently at #24 on the Music Row Chart and #40 on the Billboard Indicator, and is being played on Sirius/XM "the Highway". The two singles combined have over 100,000 downloads and over 1 million youtube views.
In January, 2014, Outshyne signed with Sony Red and William Morris Entertainment, and are featured on CMT's website.
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, Matt and Shawn break a brand new artist on the show! Laura McCormick's first single, her first album, her first radio interview... right here on Nashville Underground Radio, as we WORLD PREMIERE her song "Feel The Fire!"
With a voice comparable to that of Bonnie Raitt, Ann Wilson of Heart, and Linda Ronstadt, McCormick mixes power vocals with gut wrenching songwriting, blending her folk and country roots with her classic rock upbringing. After working as an ICU nurse for the past six years, Laura is now following her dreams into music, and brings a fierce set of pipes with her debut album Box Full of Trouble.
This week Matt and Shawn also discuss Lollapalooza, American Idol, birthday celebrations and more!
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Ohio quartet Phillip Fox Band will soon be their debut full length album Heartland (produced by Joe Viers) on September 2nd, they have truly carved out their own sound that is best described as ‘Country-Fried Rock N’ Roll’ From the tenacity of “I Ain’t Angry” and “Nothin’ Worse Than Weak” to the down-home feeling of “Heartland”, Phillip Fox Band have crafted an album that is full of hope, loss, love and the truth. In early 2013, the band began pre-production for what would become their debut full length album Heartland. The band completed the album in January and launched a Kickstarter campaign raising over $18,000 to release the new record. 2014 will see the band playing over 200 dates including headlining slots at Ohio Bike Week and larger festivals such as Buckle Up featuring Alabama, Willy Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Old Crow Medicine Show, Cadillac Three, and more. “Heartland has sort of a double-meaning. The Motor City Blood EP was about where I came from, my roots in Detroit. This record is more about where we call home now, and that’s Ohio. For a long time Ohio’s slogan was ‘The Heart of it All’ and in a small way we wanted to pay tribute to that. But in a grander sense, I’ve traveled to four continents and there are just places that feel welcoming to certain folks and places that don’t. I’ve found that if I get too far away from open fields, trees, and a little soil in the air, I start getting antsy, a little claustrophobic. It didn’t matter if it was in Japan, Spain, or New York state. Heartland is about finding places wherever we are that speak to us and feel like home.” For more information, visit www.phillipfoxband.com
The Nashville Scene released it's annual list "You're So Nashville If..." Matt and Shawn go through many of them and also tease several upcoming events. They are also announcing a new contest!
And this week's #NUartist is Isaac Hayden. Hayden was signed by Sam Brooker to an artist development and publishing deal with Artist Revolution Records in 2013. Sam and Isaac are currently finishing work on Isaac’s debut album featuring cameos from some awesome local and national talent such as The McCrary Sisters, Jeremy Lister, Daniel Ellsworth and Jared Kneale, who is now playing drums for Kacey Musgraves.
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