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    Hot Country Band: Radio Romance

    in Country Music

    Radio Romance is a new country music band out of Nashville, Tennessee that pushes the envelope when it comes to modern country music. The band focuses on delivering high-energy performances while sticking to their country roots. Radio Romance recently signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing Group in addition to making Buddy Lee Attractions their booking agency. Radio Romance is set to release their first 6-song EP mid-September and look forward to playing in a town near you soon!

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    Country Music Sensation: Alexis Cunningham

    in Country Music

    People are drawn to Alexis from the moment they see her on stage. She draws you in with her uniquely haunting voice and long mermaid’s tresses, then holds you mesmerized with the wit and power of her words. You find yourself singing along, even if you are hearing her for the very first time.

    In June 2011, Alexis opened for Nashville singer-songwriter, Rick Ferrell at Shawnee State University. Ferrell, who has written hit songs for Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Martina McBride, has been enormously complimentary of this young woman’s talent and potential.

    She has been interviewed twice for Marshall University’s “Up Late Show,” as well as “Up Close and Acoustic” with Charlie Silvestri on Pottstown, PA radio. She played the Huntington Music Festival in August 2011, and made her radio debut in 2010 on Huntington Radio 106.3, to the delight of her growing fan-base, and continues to be one of their frequently played artists.

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    Rising Country Star: Ricky Young

    in Country Music

    Like many before him, South Carolina native Ricky Young traveled a long and winding road to Nashville. As a former University of South Carolina alum and baseball player, he spent five years after college in the minor leagues, playing gigs anywhere he could find a stage and the time.  

    If there is a “correct way” to come to Nashville, Young is textbook. He has established himself as a student of the craft of songwriting, securing coveted co-writes with Zac Brown Band, Lee Brice, Dave Gibson, Steven Williams and Stephen Allen Davis. He earned the respect of Nashville because of his pointed, damn-near-perfect lyrics.
    Young’s first single “Could You Love Me Again” hit radio in February of 2013, and his army of fans have been buzzing about it for months. His YouTube channel has over a million views, the video for “Could You Love Me Again” went viral, garnering 100,000 views in its first week. Young’s next single “I Carry It With Me” is a duo with fellow Carolina crooner and long time friend Lee Brice, and is set to release in early next year.

    This year, Young is releasing his follow-up EP, "Feels Damn Good," and is touring the southeast/midwest. The first single release on the EP is "Baby Wussup," a feel-good summer song featuring Bubba Sparxx that was released April 1, 2014. "Baby Wussup" and the other tracks on Feels Damn Good were written by Young and he feels his true affliction and creative style in music is breaking through in this album.

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    Hot Country Newcomer: Matt Austin

    in Country Music

    Matt Austin grew up in the Detroit downriver area with a guitar-playing father but he didn’t gain interest in playing until his uncle from Texas moved to Michigan. He was inspired first by the sound of the blues guitar greats Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix. Matt later fell in love with this new age country genre that is growing by leaps and bounds.

    In 2013 along with releasing his new EP Matt Austin, was also direct support for Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Uncle Kracker, Aaron Lewis, Josh Gracin, Charlie Worsham, Chase Rice and Jerrod Niemann.

    MA has also performed in 2013 to thousands at many of the great country music festivals in Michigan such as 99.5 WYCD’s downtown hoedown and the Faster Horses series at Michigan international speedway.

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    Rising Country Star: Sonia Leigh

    in Country Music

    Sonia Leigh has exploded onto the Nashville scene with her newest smash single, “Put It In Your Pocket” which debut on Sirius XM Radio, 59, The Highway on July 1st 2014.

    Sonia relocated to Nashville October 2012 from her longtime home of Atlanta, Ga., and quickly began captivating Nashville audiences with her own special brand of female attitude modern country.

    Her newest single drives you into the very heart of summer time fun, friends, and living life in the moment.

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    Country Sweetheart: Josey Milner

    in Country Music

    Josey Milner is  part small town teen, part road-worthy country starlet, and at only 17 years old, she turned heads and changed hearts with her debut US single, “Not Pretty Enough.” The song thrust Josey into the country music spotlight, launching her anti-bullying campaign with Angels and Doves, earning her a 2013 Independent Country Music Award nomination for Promising Young Artist, a Top 10 Hottest New Artist designation, and a Number One single on the world’s first independent country music chart, Indie World.  Now, 18 and a recent Magna Cum Laude high school graduate, Josey has taken her initial successes to greater heights with “Cowgirls.” 

    “Cowgirls” was recorded at Awestruck Studios with her “Not Pretty Enough” production team of Micah Burdick and Matthew Russo (Hall and Oates.) Mastering engineer, Larry Gann (John Rich, Elton John) also played drums on the track, with Jimmy Mattingly (Dolly Parton, Reba, Garth) on fiddle and Smith Curry (Jason Aldean, Randy Travis) on pedal steel.  The single was released to country radio in November 2013, and it reached #1 on the New Music Weekly country charts and Top 75 on Music Row! “Cowgirls” is a boot-kicking, foot stomping dance anthem that has country radio fans
    singing along with this down-home darling…

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    High Energy Country Band: Jake Dodds & Stagecoach Revolver

    in Country Music

    Jake Dodds & Stagecoach Revolver are a high energy country band. Playing their brand of country music throughout a growing number of cities. Reigning from Southern Indiana the band is the 2013 HANK FM Radio battle of the band winners in Indianapolis and in 2013 opened for some of country music's biggest names! Including Lee Brice, Tyler Farr, Dustin Lynch, Chris Cagle, Chase Rice, Josh Thompson and a stop on Luke Bryan's Dirt Road Diaries Tour. 

    With a debut EP on the horizon of 2014 the band shows no signs of slowing down. The band builds a solid dedicated following week by week. The "Party Nation" is only beginning. Make sure to check out a show when the guys are near your hometown to find out what its all about. 

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    Hot New Female Country Artist: Breelan Angel

    in Country Music

    Striking a chord on a grand scale, native Texan Breelan Angel landed on the country music scene in true Lone Star fashion; launching independent label, MisBhavin’ Records, she released three singles, all of which have impacted the MusicRow Country Breakout Chart and, and released her debut album, "Dirty Little Secrets,"  to much critical acclaim on June 24th.

    Breelan's anthemic debut, “It’s My Turn,” sealed her spot as “One To Watch” (CMA Close-up) and, hot on its heels, she wasted no time in getting her sophomore effort, “Halfway To Wasted,” out to fans and radio. Celebrating as it soared to the Top 40 (MusicRow) and Top 50 (Billboard Indicator) spots on national charts, the heartfelt and emotionally charged tune earned the praises of critics and fans alike (Robert K. Oermann of MusicRow recognized it with a “Discovery Award” honor). Breelan's third radio single, "Double Standards," is quickening its pace as it climbs the charts.

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    Hot Rockin' Country Band: Huckleberry Blue

    in Country Music

    Huckleberry Blue is a country music duo lead by singers Tim Hair and Shelley Kelly, from Sanford, North Carolina. With amazing homogenization ability, delivering country with a little rock, Huckleberry Blue brings out straight up Nashville in every song. Touring central North Carolina in 2013, the group has opened for Nashville's Scarletta, Jason Michael Carroll, Charlie Daniels, Shannon Whitworth, and The Lost Trailers. The group plays saloons, dance clubs, special events, fairs, festivals, fund-raisers and concert halls.

    Huckleberry Blue is not your grandfather’s country music. Collectively the group has a cool banjo groove, massive drum sound, and jaw-dropping guitar riffs, backed by a smooth layer of steel that provides the foundation and depth to their high-energy contemporary country sound. This male-female duo drive the building harmonies that best tell the stories people love so much about country music.

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    Country Newcomer: Greg Michaels

    in Country Music

    Growing up in small town MN was the basis for Greg's love of country music. 
    Eden Valley, a farm community of about 800 people and no stop lights, is where he got his first guitar and wrote his first country song. He grew up on the edge of a main road, railroad track, and a corn field. It's a place where he learned to hunt, fish, play sports, and appreciate  music  of  many genres. It's where he learned about honesty, family, friendship, and team work. All of which  come into play in the songs he writes, in his live show and on a daily basis. If he's not out playing or writing country songs, he's in the woods with a bow, on a lake fishing bass, cruising dirt roads in his truck with his buddies, or out  listening to area classic country bands.

    Influenced by the vinyl record sounds from his father's collection of country greats such as Haggard, Strait, and Cash...Greg found that a strong song and a strong vocal is key to a good career. He was later influenced by the  sounds and   live shows of more modern day artists like Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn,  Tim McGraw, etc.  and also the 90's country scene. He has worked hard over the years to develop his skills as a country performer and songwriter. He has been fortunate to have played in the company of many talented MN musicians, and  opening shows for talented National acts such as 
    Jamey Johnson, Little Texas, Emerson Drive, Colt Ford, and Trent Willmon.

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    Country Female Newcomer: Brooke McBride

    in Country Music

    Brooke is a twenty-one year old, 2013 Carolina Music Award nominee and 4-time Charlotte Music Award nominee.Brooke has written or co-written nearly 150 songs. When only a senior in high school, she received the honor of being a winner of the Wolf Radio’s Moment of Greatness Contest with her original song “Keep it in Drive.” She was soon presented many opportunities to play outside the state including being selected after performing at the Charlotte Music Awards in 2012 to compete in the Texaco Country Showdown in South Carolina backed by the radio station Interstate 107FM, and also playing on the WDVX Blue Plate Special radio show in Knoxville, TN.A self-described “Gypsy soul that will always remember where home is,” Brooke packed her bags in January of 2013 and headed to Nashville, transferring to Belmont University as a Music Business major. Within the first year of being in Nashville she had been in a Brad Paisley CMA Promo commercial, a Darius Rucker GAC special, and a featured extra on ABC’s “Nashville.” Most recently, in Spring 2014, Brooke graduated Cum Laude from Belmont University.
             Since the time Brooke arrived in Nashville, she has been working with producer, C Kim Shrum, recording her debut EP “Songs About Carolina.” “Songs About Carolina” features 5 original songs in which Brooke is the sole writer. Having played over a hundred venues over the past four years ranging from writers rounds, acoustic shows, full band shows, and award ceremonies, Brooke is only getting started with her touring, and is planning a summer/fall tour upon the release of “Songs About Carolina.”
    Having been nominated for 2013 Country Female in the Carolina Music Awards Co-Founded by Roberta Flack and Randy Travis and supported by Darius Rucker, momentum and support behind Brooke McBride and her brand of country music should only increase. 

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