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HOLLY AUNA RELEASES NEW SINGLE “LONELY”

Nashville, TN (October 15, 2020) – Singer/Songwriter and verified TikTok star Holly Aunarecently released her new single “Lonely.” The song charted at #1 on iTunes less than 24 hours after its debut. You can listen to “Lonely” HERE!

With pensive lyrics like those aren’t my eyes I’m looking into, and my smile to me, is way too easy to see through, is it just me, ’cause everyone else seems to think, we’re everything happy people should be, Holly Auna reminds us with “Lonely” that things aren’t always what they seem.

“When I was in high school I wrote down the song idea I’m not alone, but I’m lonely and I held onto that idea for years,” Holly explains. “But, I think I had to really live it before I was able to write it. In 2017, I sat down with two of my best friends, Lydia Dall and Dan Kozlowski.  We talked, we cried, we wrote.  I don’t think I’ve ever been as honest as I was while writing this song and that’s probably why it is still my favorite song I’ve ever written. Ten years in the making, I’m glad Lonely is finally being released into the world.”

About Holly Auna:
Holly Auna started as a small-town girl who grew up on a farm in Southern Indiana learning how to play her guitar around bonfires before playing hundreds of shows at venues all around the Louisville, KY area. Over the last 10 years, she has traveled back and forth between Nashville and New York City writing music and playing shows.

Her most recent album, “Love Shouldn’t Be So Hard,” released on June 7, 2019, hit #12 on the official singer/songwriter iTunes charts. On the day of the album release, Spotify’s playlist curators chose Holly Auna’s song “Secrets” for their officially curated playlist “Take it Slow.” During CMA Fest of June 2019, Holly Auna was nominated for four fan-voted WOBA awards and won in two categories: Top Song for her single “Meet Me at Midnight,” and Top Charisma.

In 2017, Holly received her first cut as a songwriter with “There’s This Boy” on country artist Tenille Arts‘ album “Rebel Child.” The album reached #4 on the Country iTunes Chart, and the song was in rotation on Radio Disney Country on SiriusXM radio.

Holly Auna has been featured on songs such as “Last Man Standing” and “You Haunt Me,” both released under Quartzo Records, “Where Were We” released on Knightvision Records, and “Too Close” with Nashville production duo Zindee.

At the age of 19, she signed a deal with the Disney Network where they featured her original music on the Disney Stars YouTube Channel.

Holly now plays many shows in the Nashville indie scene with her band and spends her days writing songs for other Nashville artists. She currently has cuts with artists such as Tenille ArtsZindeeCorinne McKnightIan McConnell, and Kassidy Lynne.

In the summer of 2019, she went on her first tour, The Test Drive Tour, with Americana artist, Joshua Hunt, hitting many cities along the east coast. Her second tour, “The Spring Fling Tour” scheduled to hit many cities across the southeast, was canceled due to the COVID19 pandemic.

During the quarantine of 2020, Holly Auna built her TikTok following from nothing to over 350K followers.  Now she is a verified TikTok creator and has partnered with TikTok where she performs original music on TikTok LIVE for at least one hour every day.

In June of 2020, Holly Auna released “Water,” her the first single off of her upcoming full-band album to be released in 2021. “Water” passed 100K Spotify streams in the first month and was in rotation on Chicago’s Big 95.5.

For more information, visit www.hollyauna.com and connect with Holly on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.

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LAINE LONERO RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “NO SWEAT”

Nashville, TN (October 2, 2020) – Country-pop singer/songwriter Laine Lonero released the official music video for her debut song, “No Sweat,” with an exclusive premiere from Radio Disney Country. The video, directed and filmed by Lexy Burke (Films by Lex – Best of Nashville 2019), can be viewed HERE!

“No Sweat” has already garnered over 25K Spotify streams and has received rave reviews. The country music blog Raised On It boasted “Laine Lonero is quickly becoming one of the most recognized voices across the industry and with the release of her debut single, No Sweat, she is set to become widely regarded as the ‘next big thing’ thanks to her soaring vocal and standout songwriting skill.”

Laine has also been featured in prominent publications like The Country Note, Vents Magazine, BuzzMusic, Medium, Belles and Gals, Music and Tour News and more.
About Laine Lonero:
Born and raised in The Pelican state of Louisiana, singer-songwriter Laine Lonero earned accolades for her performances in musical theater and opera from an early age. She penned her first song at 13 and went on to win a song-writing contest in Nashville. In 2016, Laine was featured on 4 Kidzbop CD’s and has continued to write and perform throughout her home state and in Nashville, Tennessee. Her newest single, “No Sweat,” hit country radio stations across the country on September 18th.

Talented and driven, Laine displays her potential as a trendsetter in Gen Z pop country music with relatable lyrics and powerhouse vocals. Proficient on guitar and piano, Laine is paving her way to a successful career in the music industry.

In addition to music, Laine actively volunteers for local charities and participates in theater, dance team, and the student council with her high school.

For more information, visit www.laineloneromusic.com and connect with Laine on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

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THE WISTFUL LARKS RELEASE NEW SINGLE

Nashville, TN (October 2, 2020) – Indie Rock band The Wistful Larks recently released their newest single, “Allergic.” You can listen to it HERE!

“Allergic” is the first installment of the band’s next endeavor. This Post Malone cover was freshly recorded and mixed at the renowned Dark Horse Recording Studio in Franklin, TN.

“We sat down after writing our new EP and we felt we were missing something to tie us to popular artists and music,” the band explains. “The trouble was finding a way to achieve that with our own sound. We’ve always been fans of Post Malone and were inspired by his song Allergic off of his newest album. We could tell it would work – it basically fits in the vein of rock to begin with. So, we just added vintage instruments, cool riffs and a different vibe for the vocals. We think it rocks – maybe Post will too.”

About The Wistful Larks:
The Wistful Larks are a rock band originally from Chicago. The band has influences ranging from The Doors and The Animals to The Arctic Monkeys and The Killers.

The band released its first EP in 2017 followed by a self-sustained west coast tour, including SXSW that same year. In 2018, they followed up with their first full length record titled “Broke & Hearts”. In 2019 the band packed up and moved to Nashville, TN to focus on new music.

This Post Malone cover will be The Wistful Larks’ first single, leading up to the larger release of their new EP. The song will also be accompanied by a music video following shortly after the release in October.

For more information, visit www.thewistfullarks.com and connect with The Wistful Larks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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MEGAN BARKER RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SMOKIN’ AGAIN”

Nashville, TN (October 2, 2020) – Country singer/songwriter Megan Barker recently released her newest single “Smokin’ Again.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With traditional country lyrics like I burned through my Bible, read every verse, punched the clock early, stayed late at work, I’m swearing off bourbon ‘cause it ain’t my friend, and I hate that I’m thinking bout smoking again, the song paints a vivid picture about the struggle of everyday vices.

Smokin’ Again is about breaking old habits,” Megan explains. “As humans, we love to go back to whatever is comfortable. Whether it’s cigarettes or old flames, fighting those urges can be tough.”

About Megan Barker:
Megan Barker came into this world with songwriting in her blood. Born in Nashville, Megan’s father wrote songs for legends like Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, Hank Williams Jr. and more. By the age of 16, Megan was living in Las Vegas and performing live music professionally on the world famous Las Vegas Strip, and opening concerts for superstars like Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry, Eli Young Band and more.

Since moving back to her hometown of Nashville, TN in 2017, Megan has performed at famed venues and showcases like The Bluebird Cafe, Whiskey Jam, BusCall, RevivalCMA Fest and more. In 2018, Megan released her highly anticipated EP “Leather Souls,” produced by Brad Hill (Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne), which has garnered 400K streams to date. That same year, Megan started the popular weekly live show in Nashville, Jammin In Jammies, which features hit songwriters performing their hit songs in pajamas.

In 2019, Megan embarked on her first European tour, traveling across both Scotland and Ireland. She has also received endorsements from Shure MicrophonesMcPherson Guitars and Dan Post cowboy boots.

For more information, visit www.meganbarker.com and connect with Megan on Instagramand Facebook.

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LAINE LONERO RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE

Nashville, TN (September 18, 2020) – Country music singer/songwriter Laine Lonerorecently released her debut single “No Sweat.” The song, which has already received early support from Radio Disney Country, can be heard HERE!

With sassy lyrics like there’s really no pain in this, I knew for a while you weren’t serious, you think that I’m oblivious, I knew the truth when it came to us, Laine delivers a relatable message with “No Sweat.”

“Although this song was not written about anyone in particular, it captures the mentality of how I see relationships these days,” Laine explains. “I sometimes think I was born later than I should have been. Social media has made dating disposable – there is no loyalty or real commitment. I want people to understand their own worth and not settle for anything less than that in any relationship.”

The single release will be followed by a lyric video and music video, both filmed and directed by Lexy Burke (Films By Lex – Best of Nashville 2019).

About Laine Lonero:
Born and raised in The Pelican state of Louisiana, singer-songwriter Laine Lonero earned accolades for her performances in musical theater and opera from an early age. She penned her first song at 13 and went on to win a song-writing contest in Nashville. In 2016, Laine was featured on 4 Kidzbop CD’s and has continued to write and perform throughout her home state and in Nashville, Tennessee. Her newest single, No Sweat, is scheduled to impact country radio on September 18th.

Talented and driven, Laine displays her potential as a trendsetter in Gen Z pop country music with relatable lyrics and powerhouse vocals. Proficient on guitar and piano, Laine is paving her way to a successful career in the music industry.

In addition to music, Laine actively volunteers for local charities and participates in theater, dance team, and the student council with her high school.

For more information, visit www.laineloneromusic.com and connect with Laine on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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ABBY LINDSEY RELEASES DEBUT COUNTRY SINGLE

Nashville, TN (September 18, 2020) – Country singer/songwriter Abby Lindsey recently released her debut single, “She Knew Better.” You can listen to it 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.

“Music has always been my vice,” Abby explains. “Whether it’s through writing my own material or singing someone else’s, it’s always been my outlet through the good and the bad. I wrote this song the day after the person I thought I would end up with forever married someone else. A very bittersweet pill to swallow, but I wouldn’t have this song if it weren’t for that moment. I always want my music to be there for people like it has been for me – and, hey, it’s cheaper than therapy!”

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

Nashville, TN (September 18, 2020) – Show Country singer/songwriter Misty Dawn recently released her new single, “No Good in Goodbye.” You can listen to it HERE!

With heart-wrenching lyrics like the drive that day felt like years, and the highways and byways bled into the tears, I placed goodwill at the foot of your door, but you don’t collect my posts anymore, “No Good in Goodbye” tells a relatable story of a grief-stricken couple. You can watch the official lyric video HERE!

“After ending a six-year relationship where there really wasn’t anything wrong other than the two of us wanting different long-term goals, I felt sad – but mostly weary,” Misty explains. “This was the second major relationship that had put my all into and it didn’t pan out. We cared deeply for each other but it just felt like this strange swirl of emotions. I simultaneously was heartbroken and also trying to find the silver lining so I could move forward towards a more aligned relationship. I wanted this song to capture the multiple expressions of heartbreak and goodbyes; they are weird, painful, hard, and also can carry a glimmer of hope.”

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 Country as 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 Rockwood, Union 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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NEAR DEAF SINGER/SONGWRITER AARON SCHILB RELEASES NEW SINGLE

Nashville, TN (August 28, 2020) – Near deaf singer/songwriter Aaron Schilb recently released his newest single, “Millennials.” You can listen to it HERE!

With comical lyrics like they’ll tell you that they’re country ’cause their Daddy drives a truck, and they’ll Netflix and they’ll chill because they all just wanna…cuddle, “Millennials” brings a bit of light-hearted fun to a world currently filled with chaos.

“My career as a musician has constantly been met with roadblocks – most notably, my loss of hearing,” Aaron explains. “The message behind Millennials is that we have to be able to laugh at ourselves and our silliness despite these hardships. If a guy who has lost almost all of his hearing can still be a musician, there’s no reason not to chase after that thing you might still be dreaming about.”

About Aaron Schilb:
Aaron Schilb’s hearing began a steady decline as an adolescent. Caused by an inner ear disorder called “Otosclerosis,” the result was degenerative hearing loss – eventually forcing him to wear hearing aids. With a love for music from a young age, doctors, audiologists, family and friends alike pushed Aaron to quit music and pursue something that wouldn’t potentially damage his hearing further. He did no such thing.

While he only performed in bands throughout high school as a guitarist, Aaron went on to study music theory and composition in college, devoting all his creative energy to songwriting.

After more than 15 years of performing and writing, Aaron now lives in Nashville, TN, working as a professional songwriter, touring instrumentalist, jingle composer, podcaster and owner of the popular concert promotion business Nashville Tour Stop.

So whether it’s a silly song or driving rock and roll, Aaron’s music isn’t meant to be heard…it’s meant to be felt.

For more information, visit www.aaronschilb.com and connect with Aaron on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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DEREK RANDALL RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE

Nashville, TN (August 28, 2020) – Country Rock singer/songwriter Derek Randall recently released his new single “Light the Night Up.” You can listen to it HERE!

With fun-loving lyrics like and it’s something about those Saturday nights, that keeps us chasing those neon lights, ’til the morning when the sun comes up, ’cause we ain’t ever gonna get enough, “Light the Night Up” is sure to be a favorite on summer playlists.

“I play music for the connection,” Derek explains. “I love how music brings people of all backgrounds together – especially at live events. It doesn’t matter your background or where you may be headed in life – at that moment, the crowd and the band become one and share that moment. That moment can never be taken from us.”

About Derek Randall:
All it took was singing along to a Garth Brooks CD in his mother’s station wagon for a young Derek Randall to find his direction in life. He grew up in Missouri where he found his love of sound from artists like Frank Sinatra and Klaus Meine. After learning some guitar chords in high school, Derek was launched into the genre of rock where his band opened for the likes of Seether, Saliva, Shinedown and Halestorm. Now he is taking his rock roots and lively stage presence to the country music world. His diverse experience and influence allow him to create his own unique sound – a mixed-drink of emotion-packed country and fist-pumping rock ‘n roll.

For more information, visit www.derekrandallmusic.com and connect with Derek on Instagram and Facebook.

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NEW PODCAST “THE TABLE” LAUNCHES

Nashville, TN (August 25, 2020) – Singer/songwriters Victoria Banks and Sarah DeFors recently launched their new podcast, “The Table” (full title “The Table Women”).

“The Table,” which focuses on women in entertainment, provides a fun, easy-going and safe space to discuss the ups and downs of the female experience in the industry. Whether it’s comparing stories with guests, chatting about new projects, or discussing how women can change (and have changed) the industry for the better, the podcast aims to always provide an honest look into what it takes to get your seat at the table and pull up a chair for the next person in line.

“I wanted to bring the conversations I’d been having behind the scenes for years about gender into the open,” Sarah explains. “There were a few months where I had nothing but meetings and co-write sessions with women and I noticed we all ended up having some version of the same conversation regarding discrimination. The idea for this podcast had been in my mind for a while and when quarantine happened, I just said why not? Victoria has always been incredibly open, supportive and kind, and she has always been willing to give advice and share her experiences as a woman. I couldn’t think of a better person to partner with. This passion project has turned into so much more than we could have hoped for and we are super excited to share it with the world!”

Season 1, which focuses on the music industry, features female guests like Mickey Guyton, Sara Evans, Emily Shackleton, Noreen Prunier and more. Season 2 is currently in production and is set to cover even more diverse topics and perspectives.

You can be a part of the conversation by following “The Table” on Facebook, Instagram, TwitterSpotify and Apple Podcasts, or by clicking HERE.

About Victoria Banks:
Victoria Banks is a 23 year veteran professional songwriter in the Nashville music business and has been labeled “one of the best songwriters in the business” by Nashville’s MusicRow magazine. She has been nominated for 11 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards and was named CCMA Female Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year in 2010. In addition to appearing on NBC’s Songland TV show, releasing four albums (including her latest Uncovered record on which she wrote, produced, arranged, engineered, and played every instrument on every track) and touring with artists from Reba to Wynonna, Banks – who hails from Muskoka, Canada – has penned ASCAP, SOCAN, CCMA and Covenant-award-winning hits including Sara Evans’ solo-written “Saints & Angels”, Jessica Simpson’s Billboard record-breaking “Come On Over”, and one of the most socially impactful singles of 2020, Mickey Guyton’s “What Are You Gonna Tell Her”. She has had cuts by over 100 artists including Carly Pearce, Lauren Alaina, Terri Clark, and Cassadee Pope, and has had songs featured in TV and movies like BreakthroughNashvilleAmerican Idol, and Dancing With the Stars.

You can connect with Victoria on Facebook and Instagram.

About Sarah DeFors:
Sarah DeFors is a performing Pop artist/writer from Northern California, based in Nashville TN. She has been playing shows and writing songs since the age of 13 and began working regularly in the LA music industry at 15. After bouncing between LA and Nashville for 3 years, Sarah made Nashville her permanent home and spent the first year learning the in’s and out’s of the industry by working behind the scenes in publishing and artist development. While she specializes in Pop, Hip Hop and Sync, Sarah cut her teeth in the Country market and toplines for many different kinds of artists, working with both hit songwriters and up-and-coming talent. Sarah has had her songs on hold by and pitched to major artists, has had multiple independent artist cuts and has enjoyed her own independent radio success. She prides herself in the diversity of her creative knowledge, also working with teams in LA, NY, and Miami, and writes in both English and Spanish. Sarah has headlined festivals and opened for acts such as Daniel Bedingfield and is known for her sassy, soulful pop sound, powerful voice and well crafted songs.

You can connect with Sarah on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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