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Celebrity Publicist, Entrepreneur And Food Blogger Mary Ann Kaylor-Griffiths Releases Debut Cookbook

Nashville, TN (October 12, 2021) – Selma, AL native and entrepreneur Mary Ann Kaylor-Griffiths released her debut cookbook, I’m Not Drunk, I’m Cooking on October 12, 2021 (National Cookbook Launch Day).

Kaylor-Griffiths is a fourteen-year music industry veteran, food blogger, and CEO of business, Kaylor Girl Promotions, headquartered in Nashville, TN. Her new book shares witty, heartwarming and loving insights into her life, along with timeless favorite recipes mixed with unique twists.

“I want this cookbook to read more like a book of short stories,” Kaylor-Griffiths explains. “To me, that is what a recipe really is. All of the recipes have a meaning or a story behind them – some stories are sentimental and some are a hot mess. I’m Not Drunk, I’m Cooking was an absolute joy to create, bringing together my favorite ways to cook and eat, along with cocktails and forgotten stories.”

I’m Not Drunk, I’m Cooking is now available for purchase on Amazon.

About Mary Ann Kaylor-Griffiths:
Author Mary Ann Kaylor-Griffiths was born in Selma, AL and has lived most of her life in Nashville, TN. She is the wife of an award-winning musician and the mother of five fur babies. When she is not cooking or writing, Mary Ann spends most of her time reading, kayaking, traveling the world, attending concerts, drinking wine, and playing with her niece and nephews.

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CARRIE CUNNINGHAM SAYS IT BEST WITH NEW SINGLE

Nashville, TN (October 11, 2021) – Carrie Cunningham has released the tenth and final single from her Showgirl Series! “Nothing Says It Best” is now available on all streaming platforms. Click HERE to listen!

With broken-hearted lyrics like we could talk this love to death or we could just save our breath, this beautiful ballad tells the story of a love that just didn’t work out. You can watch the official music video HERE!

Carrie’s Showgirl Series has been receiving positive reviews from fans and both international and domestic press over the course of the year. Music City Melodies stated, “We have become fast fans of singer/songwriter Carrie Cunningham and her Showgirl Series, where she has been releasing a new single every month during 2021.” In addition, BuzzMusic commented “We’re thoroughly impressed with Carrie Cunningham’s lyrical dexterity…Carrie Cunningham leaves us with equal amounts of passion and introspection.”

Richard Dales Coupland of Zetland FM Country (UK) added “What can you call Carrie Cunningham? She has a style all of her own, almost a musical chameleon. We’ve rocked, we’ve danced, we’ve chilled and now we’ve a sumptuous track to just about sum up an artists tour de force with her latest diamond Nothing Says it Best.”

Carrie has also received coverage from Music Row MagazineThe Country Note, New Music Weekly Magazine, Medium, About the Noise, Today in Nashville, Music and Tour News, World Authors, Caesar Live N Loud, Divine Magazine, Skope Magazine, Rock Era Magazine, Mundane Magazine, Volatile Weekly, Vents Magazine and more.

Carrie’s upcoming full-length album “Showgirl” is set to be released in November 2021.
About Carrie Cunningham:
Carrie is based in both Nashville, Tennessee and Huntington Beach, California. She has been a touring artist for two decades and has performed on over 1,000 stages. She has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with over 50 national acts, such as Kacey MusgravesCharlie DanielsJake OwenCrystal GayleDiamond RioCollective Soul and more.

Be sure to check out the Showgirl Series at www.carrielive.com and follow Carrie on FacebookInstagram, TikTok, Spotify and Twitter.

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JUSTINE BLAZER’S “GOOD TROUBLE” PREMIERES EXCLUSIVELY ON CMT

Nashville, TN (September 27, 2021) – Singer/Songwriter, producer, composer and recording artist Justine Blazer recently released the official music video for her single “Good Trouble,” co-written with Liz Moriando. The video debuted and was exclusively premiered on CMT and can be watched HERE!

“I am so excited for my new music video,” Justine exclaims.  “As a GRAMMYS voter, Recording Academy member and industry mentor, I love to be hands-on. I directed, produced, mixed and edited this song and video myself. We (Justine Blazer, Myke Wilken, Meags Harper) shot the video at a vintage house in East Nashville.  We were going for a retro, 1970s vibe and it was so fun to live through the nostalgia. I am beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to work with CMT on this premiere.”

Justine was up for six nominations at the 2021 Josie Music Awards and won for Best Rock Song of the Year (songwriter).

About Justine Blazer:
Nashville-based producer, singer, songwriter, composer and recording artist Justine Blazer has been taking the musical world by storm – earning seven #1 singles on various independent charts. Her unique style of edgy country/pop/rock is infused with a hint of Detroit soul and modern vibes. She is a member of The Recording Academy/GRAMMYsCountry Music Association and Academy of Country Music. Having opened for the likes of Jason AldeanJustin MooreLee BriceKathy MatteaRegis PhilbinLonestar and more, Justine has also received endorsements from Luna GuitarsDean GuitarsRam TrucksChrysler Incorporated and more. Justine Blazer is a proud member of the Recording Academy and GRAMMYs voter.

For more information, visit www.justineblazer.com and connect with her on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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NICK RYAN RELEASES NEW SINGLE “I WILL NOT BE SILENT”

 

Nashville, TN (September 24, 2021) – Alternative/Pop-Rock singer/songwriter Nick Ryan recently released his new single “I Will Not Be Silent” (co-written with Jessica Fodor). You can listen to the song HERE!

With authoritative lyrics like I will not make you look good, pretend like everything’s okay, sugarcoat all of my words, just to make your day, “I Will Not Be Silent” portrays a powerful message about advocating for one’s truth. You can watch the official music video HERE!

I Will Not Be Silent is about standing up for yourself,” Nick explains. “I’ve dealt with many narcissists in my life and have been a victim of gaslighting. I wanted to write a song about the importance of such a vital topic.”

About Nick Ryan:
Nick Ryan is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He graduated with degrees in Recording Arts and Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. He was a member of GRAMMY U during college and transitioned to a Voting Member of the Recording Academy in 2016.

Five years since his debut album Lone Wolf, Nick Ryan is coming back with a vengeance with his sophomore effort Nemesis. During that time, Nick worked with GRAMMY winners, former major label band members and music publishers and songwriters across North America and Europe, trying to hone in on his artistry and take his career to the next level. After many trials, errors and disappointments trying to please everyone but himself, he has finally taken control of his artistry. Experimenting with various producers both in the Washington, DC area and his new home in Nashville, TN, he has finally found the right collaborators to realize his vision. Produced by Jordan Grubbs at Magic Square Recording in Nashville, Nemesis is a collection of songs dealing with taking control and power back.

For more information, visit www.nickryanofficial.com and follow Nick on FacebookInstagramTwitter and Patreon.

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KENDRA & THE BUNNIES RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “WHO WANTS TO ROCK WITH ME”

Nashville, TN (September 24, 2021) – Kendra & the Bunnies recently released the official video for “Who Wants to Rock with Me.” You can watch it HERE!

With energetic lyrics like kick up the tempo and let it drive, I want my FM dose of adrenaline, too many slow songs killing my vibe, “Who Wants to Rock with Me” (co-written with Randy Barnette, Justine Blazer and Corey Lee Barker) has become a fan-favorite hit from the Kendra & the Bunnies “of Summer” EP.

“The thing about dreams is only you know when your’s comes true,” Kendra explains. “I feel like having people stop me while I was filming this music video in Nashville to ask for a photo with me means my dreams are coming true.”

About Kendra & the Bunnies:
Kendra Muecke is a singer/songwriter, writer, actress, and published author from Houston, TX, now based in Los Angeles, CA. She performs under the stage name “Kendra & the Bunnies” as a freestyle folk, pop rock, and spoken word artist. “Kendra & the Bunnies” performs both as a full band and as a solo acoustic act. Her style heavily utilizes the element of storytelling through song, painting a creative experience for the listener. She has released four albums, charted globally at #8 on the digital radio charts (between Dua Lipa at #7 and Miley Cyrus at #9), published two books, writes for several online music magazines, is SAG-Aftra Eligible and tours nationally.

In 2021, Kendra was invited to join the GRAMMYS Recording Academy as a voting member and she won Best Artist of the Year (multi-genre) at the Josie Music Awards 2021. She was also nominated for a 2021 International Singer-Songwriter Association Award. She is currently recording her upcoming eight-track album at the famous Hyde Street Studios in San Fransisco.

You can read more about Kendra’s music and writing in over 100 publications such as JamBase, American Songwriter, Relix Magazine, Live for Live Music, Denver Westword, Houston CityBook, Grateful Web, Getty Images, Shakedown News, The Hollywood Digest, Indie Pulse Music and more.

For more information, visit www.kendraandthebunnies.com and follow Kendra & the Bunnies on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Spotify.

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SAM VARGA’S NEW SINGLE “FALL DOWN” GOES VIRAL ON TIKTOK

Nashville, TN (September 23, 2021) – Alternative/Rock artist Sam Varga just released his new single “Fall Down” to all streaming platforms. You can listen HERE!

“Fall Down” is the first original single from Sam Varga that displays his shift back to his Rock/Emo roots. It was written by Sam, singer/songwriter/girlfriend Kalie Shorr and William Stone. The song was produced by Dan Swank (All Time Low) in Nashville TN.

With classic Emo lyrics like this happy feels so lonely, I wish someone had told me, that I’d fall down, Sam’s song, sung to the tune of “Ring Around the Rosie,” has quickly become a favorite amongst fans.

“Fall Down” began going viral on TikTok on September 18th and has since received over 900K views on the platform. His previously released cover of Olivia Rodrigo‘s “Good 4 You” currently has over 650K streams on Spotify.

“The first music I found for myself and really identified with was the Emo scene of the early 2000s,” Sam explains. “It was saying something completely different than what was on the radio and a lot more dynamic. That influence is always apparent in my music and I tried to shake a lot of that when I first moved to Nashville because my goal at the time was to get cuts. After a year or two of that I got bored and started releasing my own music. It only took awhile to find my way right back. Fall Down is a song about pushing it too far, putting bandaids on bullet holes, and waking up in the middle of all of it.”

About Sam Varga:
With just three short years in Nashville, Sam has already established himself as serious writer and dynamic performer. Coming up in the fast-paced punk scenes of his high school days and the Blues of Austin TX, there is an edge and energy that makes his songs stand out in Music City. He has quickly come up through the writing ranks and can frequently be seen playing staples in town such as Whiskey Jam, Buscall, and The Listening Room. His first year in Nashville saw the release of his debut single “Sex & Whiskey” and the release of his EP “Light Me Up”.

You can follow Sam on Instagram, FacebookTikTok and Spotify.

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ALLISON ASARCH RELEASES NEW SINGLE “NEON NOBODY

Nashville, TN (September 17, 2021) – Country-Pop singer/songwriter Allison Asarch recently released her new single “Neon Nobody” (co-written with Andrea Renfree and Ericca Latza). You can listen to the song HERE!

With inspiring lyrics like you got one-in-a-million shot in the dark at anybody knowing who you are, so keep the faith and sing your songs, wait your turn, no matter how long, “Neon Nobody” reminds us to keep following our dreams.

Neon Nobody is about my journey coming to Nashville,” Allison explains. “I was once a small town somebody and now I’m a neon nobody. BUT, just because I’m a neon nobody doesn’t mean I won’t become a somebody! It takes time in this town. With perseverance, I know this dream will become a full reality.”

About Allison Asarch:
Growing up in Houston, Texas, Allison Asarch discovered her love for music at a young age. As a child, she would perform at her grandparents’ annual Christmas talent show, but it wasn’t until she reached 4th grade that she knew she wanted to make a career out of it. “My music teacher, Ms. Teagarden, had everyone singing and smiling…including the boys! I loved the joy music brought to me and everyone else.”

Raised on powerhouse vocalists like Tina TurnerShania Twain and Freddie Mercury, Allison began cultivating her own unique sound while attending Otterbein University’s School of Music in Westerville, Ohio. It was there that she began teaching herself how to play the guitar, while also taking piano lessons during her freshman and sophomore years. She was also a member of the school’s choir, training in classical opera and traveling to Ireland and Germany to perform.

In 2018, Allison moved to Nashville, Tennessee to start chasing her dreams. When the Coronavirus pandemic hit in early 2020, she seized the opportunity to start recording and releasing her own music. Heavily influenced by Taylor Swift, Allison combines country, pop and jazz elements in her songs. In September 2020, she released her first single called Taylor Made. That same month, she appeared on the Netflix Original show “Sing On!” where she took first place and won over $42,000. She followed up with her second single, The One, in November and released Sippin’ on Somethin’ in February of 2021. Her most recent singles, Summer Style, Cotton Dress, and Midnight Daydream are now available on all streaming platforms.

An advocate for female empowerment, Allison is building her team around talented women. “I know there are wonderfully accomplished women who play instruments, sing backup vocals, produce and create. I want to help shine a light on those women and organizations the best I can!”

In her spare time, Allison enjoys fostering dogs, attending Nashville Predators hockey games and sampling craft beers at local breweries.

For more information, visit www.allisonasarch.bandzoogle.com and follow Allison on InstagramFacebookTikTok and Twitter.

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CARRIE CUNNINGHAM RELEASES “ROAD BY ROAD”

Nashville, TN (September 13, 2021) – Multi-talented singer/songwriter Carrie Cunningham returns with the ninth single from her Showgirl Series! She released her new Americana track “Road By Road” on September 11, 2021. You can listen to the single HERE!

With poetic lyrics like each time I return, there’s something to learn, so I’ll take it slow, “Road By Road” is one of the most personal songs in Carrie’s song catalog.
“Over the past few years, I have been experiencing a ton of spiritual visions – from dreams where God is talking to me to experiencing past lives,” Carrie explains. “During one of my writing sessions with Jan Edwards and Lucy Leblanc, I was telling them of some of my visions. All three examples in the song are taken from my past live experiences. The first one has been with me since I was a little girl.”

Carrie has been releasing one single per month this year as part of her highly popular Showgirl Series. “Road By Road” is song nine of ten, preceding her upcoming album “Showgirl” – set to be released in November of 2021.

About Carrie Cunningham:
Carrie is based in both Nashville, Tennessee and Huntington Beach, California. She has been a touring artist for two decades and has performed on over 1,000 stages. She has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with over 50 national acts, such as Kacey Musgraves, Charlie Daniels, Jake Owen, Crystal Gayle, Diamond Rio, Collective Souland more.

For more information, visit www.carrielive.com and follow Carrie on FacebookInstagramTwitter and Spotify.

 

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ABBY LINDSEY RELEASES NEW SINGLE “FLOWER SHOP”

Nashville, TN (August 20, 2021) – Country singer/songwriter Abby Lindsey recently released her new single “Flower Shop.” You can listen to it HERE!

With cheeky lyrics like wouldn’t dare to make a scene, but talk about you when you leave, ’cause there’s always enough dirt to go around, when you’re the only flower shop in town, Abby’s talent for storytelling really radiates through the song.

“I wanted to write a song everyone could relate to,” Abby explains. “I knew everyone would have a place like this in their town – whether it be the nail salon, barber shop, gas station or the co-op, everyone knows of a place where they’re from that they go to for the scoop!”

About Abby Lindsey:
Abby Lindsey is a singer/songwriter born and raised in the valley of the Ozark Mountains in Van Buren, AR. Being a native of the south, she was no stranger to the good ole country classics like LeAnn RimesRandy TravisTrisha Yearwood and Jo Dee Messina, which would come to inspire her dream to be in country music.

She grew up singing in her church, pageants, ballgames, and hometown events. She was even an All-Region choir member in her high school, but nothing satisfied her hunger for more with music. She decided to pack up everything she could fit in her Jeep and head to Music City — and as Jo De Messina says the rear view mirror torn off, and I ain’t ever looking back, and that’s a fact – and that’s exactly what Abby did.

Abby moved to Nashville with $50 in her pocket and lived in the pool house of the family she nannied for before finally getting on her feet and establishing a name for herself in town. She released her debut single “She Knew Better” in September of 2020, followed by an official music video which was aired on The Country Network. The video was also nominated for Video of the Year at the Arkansas Country Music Awards. Now Abby calls East Nashville home and continues to immerse herself into all of the magical and creative things Nashville has to offer.

For more information, visit www.abbylindsey.com and connect with Abby on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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IAN JAMES RELEASES NEW SINGLE “BY MY SIDE”

Nashville, TN (August 20, 2021) – Christian Pop singer/songwriter Ian James recently released his new single “By My Side.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With comforting lyrics like gotta lotta hopes and gotta lotta plans, gotta lotta dreams, but take my hand and I will go wherever you wanna go, “By My Side” is sure to resonate with many listeners. You can watch the official music video HERE!

By My Side was born out of a very difficult season in life, when I had just lost a job and was searching for direction,” Ian explains. “I reminisced on the serious trials I had faced in life: my birth deformity, my mother’s cancer diagnosis one week before I left for college, and my own spiral into an unhealthy party-focused lifestyle. Through all of this, I had felt a presence that encouraged me and stayed by my side, and kept me going. Whether one attributes this to God or just a presence, it was clear I was helped through these times by something greater than myself. So I wrote this song as a declaration to this realization, and as an anthem for those who truly need inspiration through extremely difficult times.”

Ian also says, “I have always been someone who has had friendships with people from all different backgrounds, regardless of faith or beliefs. I’ve always connected to all types of people and have never been sheltered into just one type of community. Sharing what I believe through my music doesn’t have to be divisive or alienate others. So my whole goal with my songs is to be that bridge between people, and I hope my lyrics speak and relate to people in all walks of life.”

About Ian James:
Ian James is a Christian Pop artist from Charleston, South Carolina, who has been featured in CCM Mag and New Release Today – the two biggest Christian music publications. Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Ian began playing drums and guitar at the age of 8, performing in various school bands and ensembles. Ian decided to pursue a solo career in early 2019, realizing he wanted to share his passion for outreach and his faith through his own personal stories. He released his debut single “I Look Up” in 2019, followed by his most popular song to date, “Will for Me”, in which Ian declares his desire to follow God’s leading for his life, no matter where it takes him.

In his music and heart for others, Ian hopes to bring light to those struggling and in need of kindness and true compassion. His writing is inspired by raw, deeply personal experiences that have fully shaped who he is, and his songs undeniably reflect this message.

You can follow Ian on Facebook, Instagram, TwitterTikTok and Spotify.

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