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CASSANDRA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “DRINKING GAMES”

Nashville, TN (January 1, 2021) – Pop artist and singer/songwriter CASSANDRA recently released her new single “Drinking Games.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With sassy, yet empowering lyrics like I can almost smell the whiskey on your breath, staring at your midnight two-word text, just ’cause I’m up, don’t mean I’m down, just ’cause you say you want me now, “Drinking Games” is sure to be a hit amongst fans. Mixing her pop roots with a bit of country flare, CASSANDRA shows off her versatility on the new track.

“I won’t let boys play with my heart,” CASSANDRA explains. “Drinking Games is an anthem for anyone who wants to stand up for themselves.”

About CASSANDRA:
Born in Rockville, MD, CASSANDRA began singing as soon as she could speak. She grew up in Duluth, GA before moving to Binghamton, NY for middle school and high school. Her family resides in Jacksonville, FL. “Every city I’ve lived in has taught me something about myself and the world around me,” she explains. “Although it was difficult to move often, I’m grateful for the memories I have made and the lessons I have learned in each place.”

In high school, CASSANDRA began to dabble with her songwriting skills, composing several pop songs but never releasing them. It wasn’t until the Coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. in 2020 that she found what she loved most about the creative process of music. She started writing and co-writing pop music and began recording soon after. Her most recent single, “Wicked Ways,” was released to the public via all streaming platforms on November 13, 2020.

As a trained opera singer, CASSANDRA has a vast vocal range that spans over four octaves. She has a fierce sound, with the ability to seamlessly weave in and out of tricky vocal runs that would trip up most singers.  As an artist, her goal is to never treat two songs the same, thus developing a new sound for each one.

CASSANDRA is currently attending the New England Conservatory of Music, where she is studying Classical Voice and Opera.

For more information, visit www.cassandraofficialmusic.com and follow CASSANDRA on Instagram, TikTok and Spotify.

MICHAEL SHAUN BROWN RELEASES “FROM THE START”

Nashville, TN (December 30, 2020) – Southern Rock singer/songwriter Michael Shaun Brown recently released his new single “From the Start.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With humble lyrics like I may not be worth millions, but I’ll do the best I can, to bring you all the happiness, that your heart can ever stand, “From the Start” depicts a touching love story from beginning to end.

“To me, this song and recording process has been one of the most organic projects I have ever worked on,” Michael explains. “It is real and raw and everything that I intended it to be when I started writing it.”

About Michael Shaun Brown:

Born and raised in the heart of Appalachia, Michael Shaun Brown’s musical roots run deep. When you grow up a few miles from the birthplace of country music you tend to have the simple beginnings and the soul of country music in your blood. Brown left his home in Southwest Virginia in 2011 and made his way to Nashville to pursue his career in country music and hone his skills in songwriting and musicianship. He spent time writing and recording by day and performed in the Honky Tonk bars by night. He played thousands of shows and formed a Southern Rock/Alt country band called “Bone Feather,” which made two records and toured all over the country.

When the Pandemic of 2020 hit, Michael made the decision to relocate his family to the Midwest. Providing a more subtle environment to raise his daughter in, he now enjoys a more rural environment to write and record songs in.

MSB released his first single as a solo artist since 2015 on December 26th, with the heartfelt message to his new wife (Aaryn) titled From the Start. He wrote this song as a surprise to her on their wedding day, which also had to be rescheduled due to COVID-19. With a fresh and simple sound, Brown has taken a new direction in his artistry with this track, implementing the influences of his southern Appalachian roots while expressing his true emotions as a modern love song.

You can connect with Michael Shaun Brown on Facebook and Instagram.

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DANGO ROSE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “NIGHT RESUMES”

Nashville, TN (December 18, 2020) – Singer/songwriter and co-founder of Elephant Revival, Dango Rose, recently released his new single “Night Resumes.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With despondent lyrics like the world outside keeps changing, locked inside this open room, through the coldest nights of December, tears from my eyes, make flowers bloom, “Night Resumes” paints a picture of noir, ending with beauty.

Night Resumes was originally conceived on a civil war fretless banjo in an old miner’s cabin just below the continental divide,” Dango explains. “This song shares a willingness to embrace winter isolation as an opportunity…for even whilst in a dance with shadow, the coming of the light will reveal itself anew, and flowers will bloom again.”

About Dango Rose:
Dango Rose embraces a passion for music as a vital healing influence and spiritual path. He creates and collaborates to support harmony and truth. Born with a poet’s soul and a warrior’s heart, his life’s journey has been one of transformation.

For seventeen years, Dango traveled nationally and internationally in touring bands. In 2006, he co-founded Elephant Revival and spent eleven years performing and recording with this influential outfit that pioneered the genre, Transcendental Folk. Rose penned band favorites like, When I Fall, The Pasture, Jet Lag Blues and others. Since Elephant Revival decided to go on hiatus in May 2018, Dango has taken refuge in the recording studio while focusing upon songwriting collaborations with various artists.  Here he melds his background in traditional forms with the more transformational elements of musical craft.  As journalist Marc Tonglen explains, “He reminds me of a cross between Leonard Cohen, Cat Stevens and Alan Parsons, while remaining deeply embedded in the progressive Indie-Folk scene.  His voice is distinctive, words penetrating and his arrangements — on the edge, yet engaging.”

Rose has shared the stage with the likes of Gregory Alan IsakovThe LumineersNathaniel RateliffMandolin OrangeBlind PilotHiss Golden MessengerIron and WineThe Oh HellosBilly StringsGreensky BluegrassBela Fleck & Abigail WashburnJoan BaezAni DiFrancoSam BushLittle FeatDonovanAmy HelmAiofe O’DonovanChadwick StokesCarolina Chocolate DropsLeftover SalmonJohn OatesElvis CostelloYonder Mountain String Band and many more. He was a three-time headliner at Red Rocks with Elephant Revival and performed several headlining shows with The Colorado Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he’s performed at high-profile national festivals, such as Newport Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and more.

Rose released a new song entitled Ring Out on September 25th, which will be the A-Side of an old school A-side/B-Side offering.  The second piece, Life’s Too Short, was released on November 13th.

For more information on Dango Rose, visit www.dangorose.com and connect with him on Facebook and Instagram.

For more information on Elephant Revival, visit www.elephantrevival.com and follow the band on Facebook and Instagram.

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CHARLOTTE MORRIS RELEASES NEW ALBUM “SONGS FOR MY NEXT EX”

Nashville, TN (December 17, 2020) – Singer/songwriter Charlotte Morris recently released her first full length album, “Songs for My Next Ex.” You can listen HERE!

“Songs for My Next Ex” is the most personal project Charlotte has released to date, with all of the songs being written during and about her most recent relationship. When the album is listened to in order, the story will fall into place – the joy, love, sorrow and growth. The album was both recorded and produced during quarantine.

“Songs for My Next Ex has been transformative for me – both as a woman and as an artist,” Charlotte explains. “I am so excited to finally get other ears on it and watch the story unfold for the first time for new listeners. It’s definitely terrifying to put this much of my heart and soul out into the world, but I feel like so many people experience this kind of emotional rollercoaster. Even if one person can relate, and hopefully find a strength like I did from these songs, it will be worth it!”

About Charlotte Morris:

Charlotte Morris is a nomadic singer-songwriter whose music showcases a unique blend of folk, pop, rock, & country music. From her lilting folk ballads to her rock anthems for a new generation, Charlotte displays a wide aptitude for various styles. She draws inspiration from many of her favorite artists including Delta Rae, Brandi Carlile, Sara Bareilles, andLiz Longely, as well as folk legends like Peter, Paul and Mary, Simon & Garfunkel, andJoni Mitchell. Her songs, which are mostly auto-biographical, also reflect her years in the theatre, with nuances and lyrical storytelling akin to musical theatre writing. Described as “the love-child of Judy Collins, deftly playing her violin, guitar and our heartstrings”, Charlotte’s music and heartfelt on-stage presence bring audience members along for the emotional ride.

Charlotte released her debut EP To New York, With Love in June 2018, which received recognition from newspapers, music blogs, and playlists worldwide. Since then, Charlotte has released a number of singles, including 2 “quarantunes” about the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a 5 song EP, Sputnik, produced by Nashville-based, Mitch Dane. In Spring 2019, Charlotte embarked on her first solo tour, performing in 15+ cities across the country including Nashville, Austin, and NYC. Songs for My Next Ex is Charlotte’s first full length album. It is an 8-part “story album” that, when listened to from top to bottom, takes the listener through the highs and lows, the goods and bads, of a tumultuous, yet transformative relationship. Once again, Charlotte bares her soul to her listeners, providing them with an in-depth look into her life and her heart.

For more information, visit www.charlotteamorris.com and connect with Charlotte on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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JOE BERK LAUNCHES “THE PANDEMIC TOUR” TO RAISE $1B FOR VH1’S SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION

Nashville, TN (December 14, 2020) – Fast rising country artist Joe Berk embarked on his socially-distanced, fan-funded “The Pandemic Tour” today. He will be making stops in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Utah during the first leg, ending on 12/21.

“The Pandemic Tour” is completely fan-funded, with incentives like t-shirts, drink koozies, music video credits, unique experiences and more rewarded to donors. Joe will start off the campaign by donating 10% of all proceeds to VH1’s Save The Music Foundation, which partners with local communities and school districts to build sustainable music programs. Due to Covid-19, many schools have been forced to cut musical arts programs from curriculums, causing extracurricular activities like chorus and band to suffer.  The more money raised during “The Pandemic Tour,” the higher percentage donated – with an ambitious goal of $1B. If Joe achieves this $1B goal, he has pledged to donate 100% of all proceeds. If you’d like to contribute to “The Pandemic Tour” click HERE!

The tour, which will take place in open fields, driveways and front lawns, will be completely live-streamed, with footage being used in Joe’s upcoming music video for his song “Firsts.” Covid-19 precautions will be taken at each stop, where attendees will be encouraged to wear masks, remain at least six-feet apart and follow all CDC guidelines.

“They said Joe, you’re crazy…there’s no way you can just come up with an idea, plan a tour and set off on your journey with only five days notice,” he explains. “Well, I’m here to prove all the haters wrong and hopefully put the biggest smile on their faces when I get to their town! My goal is to make this the biggest live music event of 2020, and I’m not going to stop until WE make it happen. Just stay distanced, shout to each other and let’s show the world we can still have a party. Imagine something as sick as Fyre Festival, but it actually happens!”

About Joe Berk:
What is country music these days anyways? While the genre has in a way become genre-less, it has always meant one thing to Joe Berk – the story of your roots and what you grew up on. As long as the lyrics tell a great story, and you incorporate country sounds like banjos and pedal steel – that’s country music.

Known for his high intellect, ambition and extreme work ethic, Joe graduated from University of Michigan with a 4.11 GPA. He spent a year and a half working as a Big 3 Management consultant with McKinsey & Company, helping multi-billion dollar companies solve their toughest problems. After spending up to 80 hours a week working in cars, planes and hotel rooms, Joe realized it was time to move on and chase his true passion – music.

Drawing inspiration from R&B, Motown, Rock, and Hip-Hop, he has fused those elements with traditional country songwriting to develop a unique sound with witty lyrics and catchy modern hooks.

Joe’s debut single “Tie A Knot”, which has been featured on Detroit’s biggest country station, 99.5 WYCD, is a prime example, which tells the story of a relationship through all the little moments.

Over the past month, Joe has absolutely BLOWN UP on social media – accumulating over 1M total views on his videos, 10K followers on Instagram and another 5K on TikTok. He is also now working with some of the best Grammy-nominated producers in Nashville, TN, and is starting to receive features and reposts on some of the biggest social media outlets in the country music space (e.g., Yee Yee Apparel, which has over 350K followers on Instagram and is owned by country music star Granger Smith).

Joe released his most recent single, “A Guy’s Girl,” in October 2020, with the music video acquiring almost 8,000 views. Joe has been featured in various publications, such as MediumVents MagazineGrubs & GroovesMusic and Tour NewsDivine MagazineVolatile Weekly and more.

For more information on Joe, visit www.joeberkmusic.com and follow him on FacebookInstagramTikTok and Spotify.

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JUSTINE BLAZER RELEASES NEW SINGLE “JUST SING”

Nashville, TN (December 8, 2020) – Singer/Songwriter, producer, composer and recording artist Justine Blazer recently released her newest single “Just Sing.” You can listen HERE!

With motivational lyrics like my voice may break, quiver and shake, but keep love alive and diminish the hate, gonna raise my voice and sing about love, gonna share my gift that was sent from up above, “Just Sing” is sure to inspire listeners far and wide.

“I am a firm believer in just going for it,” Justine explains. “It’s never going to be the perfecttime. Life is too short – just go with your gut, follow your instinct and faith will lead the rest of the way! This song means so much to me. Singing is what I love to do and this is about new hope and new beginnings as we go into the year.”

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/Grammy’s, Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music. Having opened for the likes of Jason Aldean, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Kathy Mattea, Regis Philbin, Lonestar and more, Justine has also received endorsements from Luna Guitars, Dean Guitars, Ram Trucks, Chrysler Incorporated and more. Always setting her sights on achieving success, Justine is currently working on upcoming projects set to be released in 2021.

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

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ALISHA PACE RELEASES “THE BROKEN HEART COLLECTION”

Nashville, TN (December 4, 2020) – Country sweetheart and singer/songwriter Alisha Pace recently released her newest three-song project, “The Broken Heart Collection.” You can listen HERE!

“This collection of songs is meant to be a sort of therapy for anyone out there who’s loved and lost, and longs to love again,” Alisha explains.

Single is a song about the state of singleness and all that comes with it, including not being able to split the Uber cost and the slow conversation when it’s just you and the waiter. When It Was Love is a song reminiscing about the memories you’re left with when you used to know someone – the type of loss experienced when you notice the smell of their shampoo’s left your pillow, but you still remember when it was love. 365 (Not Thinkin’ Bout You) is a New Year’s Eve tune about the girl who doesn’t get the guy – and still decides that’s okay – because, even if he was with her, she’d still be all alone. You can now find her embracing a new year and a clean slate.”

About Alisha Pace:

Born and raised in Sugar Land, Texas, Alisha Pace is all about embracing the “sweet” things in life. Her music brings the sounds of country and pop together to tell stories of love, life, and not letting anything get ya down while you’re discovering who you are. After graduating from Baylor University in 2016 with a degree in Professional Sales, Alisha moved to Nashville and has had a variety of unique job roles while also pursuing her music career; including being a karaoke host, selling dumpsters for Waste Management, and getting people out of timeshares. Her experiences in Nashville and the people she’s met have given her the stories necessary to put pen to paper and allow her songs to come to life.

For more information, visit www.alishapace.com and follow Alisha on Facebook, Instagram and Spotify.

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ABBY LINDSEY RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SHE KNEW BETTER”

Nashville, TN (November 24, 2020) – Country singer/songwriter Abby Lindsey just released her official music video for her debut single “She Knew Better.” You can watch the video HERE!

With regretful lyrics like bet she knows how to open up, and not hold back when she falls in love, she knew what she wanted and how to get it, and I sure didn’t, “She Knew Better” tells a relatable love story that is sure to tug on heartstrings.

“I have very vivid memories of the late 90s when I would camp out in front of the TV and binge watch CMT and GAC music videos until my parents had to drag me away,” Abby reminisces. “Never in a million years did I think I’d get to make one! Music videos have always been such an inspiring and thought provoking escape for me. I hope my video allows some other little girl or boy to realize they can do anything they put their mind to – no matter what it is.”

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 Rimes, Randy Travis, Trisha 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. Now she 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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MISTY DAWN RELEASES NEW SINGLE “WEEPING WILLOW”

Nashville, TN (November 20, 2020) – Show Country singer/songwriter Misty Dawnrecently released her new single “Weeping Willow.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With sassy lyrics like I’m not the kind of gal who’ll settle down, won’t find me in some big white fancy gown, your heart’s the bleedin’, pleadin’, cryin’ kind, and that don’t match the way I like to handle mine, “Weeping Willow” is sure to be the female-empowerment anthem of the season.

“Let’s normalize men crying/pining over women and women being the non-committal, flippant one in the relationship dynamic,” Misty says. “That’s just as true as the other way around. I wanted a country anthem for women who don’t want to get married, who want to be intimate without serious attachment, etc. Even though I personally do want those things, I don’t think it should be a given and we have to be open to different narratives about how we operate in partnership. This is secretly my favorite song on the EP because it has a bit of a funk vibe to it, too!”

About Misty Dawn:
Say goodbye to Bro-Country and hello to SHOW COUNTRY. Since the age of six, Texas native Misty Dawn has been performing in professional theatre and television productions. From hosting a video game review show on TV to being one of the puppet-artists-in-residence at St. Anne’s Warehouse for a season, Misty has a knack for exploring the art of storytelling. With a Theatre degree, several off-Broadway productions, and a few international tours under her belt, it’s no surprise that’s she’s infused her theatrical upbringing into her music. In fact, she’s calling her unique brand of country Show Countryas it mixes elements of musical theatre, soul country, outlaw country and Americana into her music. While her sound harkens back to a classic country era and she looks to join the ranks of the Ameripolitan crowd, her message is anything but traditional. Misty takes a no-nonsense approach to re-writing the topics women typically sing about with songs about traditional female roles, poking at the holes in religious and political establishments, and embracing a brazen, sexually empowered version of a woman.

While early influences include RebaCrystal GayleShania Twain and Jo Dee Messina, Misty looks to artists like Margo PriceKacey Musgraves and Brandi Carlile as beacons.

Misty’s current project, Mountains, is her first project as a solo artist. Previously, she’s vocally supported NYC artists Matt Singer and Jay Mankind on their albums and performing alongside them at classic NYC spots like RockwoodUnion Hall and Pianos. She also lends her vocal harmonies to Denver artist Daryl Purpose on his upcoming album. She wrote the titular track in honor of her father, Gary who is no longer on this Earth but who passed on his love of the mountains and his love of singing to Misty.

For more information, visit www.mistydawnmusic.com and connect with Misty on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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DANGO ROSE RELEASES NEW SINGLE

Nashville, TN (November 13, 2020)- Singer/songwriter and co-founder of Elephant Revival, Dango Rose, recently released his new single “Life’s too Short.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With relatable lyrics like I’ve been working, I’ve been running, I’ve been riding sky high, I’ve been rolling, I’ve been reeling, I’ve been watching days go by, “Life’s Too Short” delivers the poignant message many of us need to hear – slow down and enjoy every moment.

“I get so caught up these days in the doing and all too often forget about the necessity of being,” Dango explains. “In celebration of this struggle, this song is a reminder to take the time to remember and rejoice in the more important aspects of life – such as, spending time with our loved ones and forging a path in accordance to the light.”

About Dango Rose:
Dango Rose embraces a passion for music as a vital healing influence and spiritual path. He creates and collaborates to support harmony and truth. Born with a poet’s soul and a warrior’s heart his life’s journey has been one of transformation.

For seventeen years, Dango traveled nationally and internationally in touring bands. In 2006, he co-founded Elephant Revival and spent eleven years performing and recording with this influential outfit that pioneered the genre, Transcendental Folk. Rose penned band favorites like,When I Fall, The Pasture, Jet Lag Blues and others. Since Elephant Revival decided to go on hiatus in May 2018, Dango has taken refuge in the recording studio while focusing upon songwriting collaborations with various artists.  Here he melds his background in traditional forms with the more transformational elements of musical craft.  As journalist Marc Tonglen explains, “He reminds me of a cross between Leonard Cohen, Cat Stevens and Alan Parsons, while remaining deeply embedded in the progressive Indie-Folk scene.  His voice is distinctive, words penetrating and his arrangements— on the edge, yet engaging.”

Rose has shared the stage with the likes of Gregory Alan Isakov, The Lumineers, Nathaniel Rateliff, Mandolin Orange, Blind Pilot, Hiss Golden Messenger, Iron and Wine, The Oh Hellos, Billy Strings, Greensky Bluegrass, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Joan Baez, Ani DiFranco, Sam Bush, Little Feat, Donovan, Amy Helm, Aiofe O’Donovan, Chadwick Stokes, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leftover Salmon, John Oates, Elvis Costello, Yonder Mountain String Band and many more. He was a three time headliner at Red Rocks with Elephant Revival and performed several headlining shows with The Colorado Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he’s performed at high profile national festivals, such as Newport Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and more.

Rose released a new song entitled Ring Out on September 25th, which will be the A-Side of an old school A-side/B-Side offering.  The second piece, Life’s Too Short, was released on November 13th.

For more information on Dango Rose, visit www.dangorose.com and connect with him on Facebook and Instagram.

For more information on Elephant Revival, visit www.elephantrevival.com and follow the band on Facebook and Instagram.

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