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MARTA PALOMBO RELEASES NEW SINGLE

Nashville, TN (February 7, 2020) – Folk-Pop singer/songwriter Marta Palombo recently released her new single “Him.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With relatable, yet dramatic lyrics like your picket white fence of a dream is all in your mind, the pedestal you’ve given me is miles too high, trying to be perfect, God, you know I’d love you if I just tried, “Him” paints a picture of a love story that just wasn’t meant to be.

“You know when you have a crush, and it steadily takes over? That’s what I was feeling at the time,” Marta explains. “I’ve been asked out a few times throughout the years, and I’m sure I could have been more graceful and eloquent about saying no, but the truth was…I really just wanted him. And when you want somebody else, another person asking you out can get pretty frustrating. Him is how that frustration came out – and I guess it gets a little passive aggressive.”

About Marta Palombo:
If Joni Mitchell and Florence + The Machine had a 21st century hippie daughter, it would be Marta Palombo. Hailing from Florence, Italy, she found her home in Nashville, Tennessee where she spends her time writing, recording, performing, and curating a cabinet full of local teas. Marta effortlessly weaves diverse influences and genres into her own unique blend of off-kilter folk-pop.

Initially honing her wordsmithing and performance skills through poetry, Marta found nationwide recognition as Poetry Out Loud’s 2016 Georgia State Champion and National Runner-Up. After moving to Nashville, she geared her talents towards writing music full-time, releasing a steady stream of covers in English and Italian, as well as original compositions.

Marta has already made quite a name for herself in Music City, garnering a very loyal fan base. She’s played at well-known venues like Café CoCoTrue Music Room & BarCommodore GrilleBowery VaultTwo Old HippiesBoulevard RecordsJust Love Coffee, and Belcourt Taps. In addition, Marta has added both the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and Bridgestone Arena, where she sang back-up for Josh Groban, to her impressive musical resume.

Marta’s biggest hit came from an acoustic cover of LP’s 2015 single, “Lost On You”, soon followed by her debut extended play: 2016’s Revisions. Half personal introspection and half mission statement, the EP evokes imagery of halcyon days with hopes for the best of times to come, and a willingness to revel in the unknown, no matter the consequences. The single “Sparrows” followed in 2017, as well as two new songs in 2018: the soul-baring ballad titled “Bitter End” and the bubbly, optimistic “Gold.”

Admiring her roots while simultaneously eschewing the traditional notions of what a singer/songwriter should be is paramount to who Marta Palombo is as an artist. She has an ever-growing passion for telling life’s stories, big and small, and always has upcoming plans on the horizon. “Him” is Marta’s first release since 2018, but you can expect an epic comeback including a new EP due in late February 2020.

For more information, visit www.martapalombo.com and connect with Marta on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

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SAMUEL HERB RELEASES NEW SINGLE “JUST A TREE”

Nashville, TN (January 31, 2020) – Americana singer/songwriter Samuel Herb recently released his newest single, “Just a Tree,” produced by Adam Sickler. You can stream the song HERE!

“Just a Tree” (written by Samuel Herb, Elysse Yulo and Drea Gordon) is the first of three singles coming out this year and all of the songs will plant trees with the streams.

“I am planting a tree for every 1,000 streams that this song gets for so many reasons,” Herb explains. “First and foremost, it helps the planet. Climate change is undeniable, but I’ve always believed that music can heal the world and this is my way of doing so. It was perfect, since the song is called Just a Tree!”

About Samuel Herb:

Samuel Herb is a singer/songwriter originally from Jacksonville, FL. After placing second in American Songwriter Magazine’s Lyric Contest, Herb decided to make the move to Nashville in 2016, where he quickly fell in love with Americana music. He released his debut single, “Dirty.” which wound-up in the Top 10 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and has since been streamed nearly 40,000 times in over 50 different countries.

In October of 2018, Herb released his second single, “Someone Else’s Dream,” which again debuted in the Top 10 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and quickly grew to a crowd favorite for live shows. It was after writing that song with his producer, Mark Caldwell, that Herb quit his job to pursue music full time.

In Spring of 2019, Herb’s self-titled, debut EP was released featuring six songs, all of which are completely different in story and sound. The EP also made it to #10 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart when it debuted.

Since making the move to artist in 2018, Samuel has shared the stage with Rodney Atkins,Jamie Lin Wilson, Son Little, Pokey LaFarge, Amythyst Kiah, Hush Kids, Tyler Hilton,Erin Rae, Shawn James and many more. In such a short time, Herb has played in over 23 states, tallying up hundreds of shows in the past two years. Herb’s love of storytelling brings audiences into his mind, while his “in your face sound” shows off his personality. His love of country music, combined with the sounds of Motown and even Disney music are apparent when listening to his stories.

For more information, visit www.samuelherbmusic.com and connect with Samuel on Facebook and Instagram.

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THE BAD HATS BAND LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Nashville, TN (January 27, 2020) – Folk/Rock band The Bad Hats recently launched a new crowdfunding campaign in support of their upcoming debut EP, “This Time, It’s Different.” The money raised will go towards the production of the album, new merchandise and a spring tour. To contribute, click HERE!

The Bad Hats have also partnered with Room In The Inn and will donate a portion of the campaign funds to the non-profit organization. With the donations received, the band will be able to provide their time and services to the community.

“Through the power of spirituality and the practice of love, Room In The Inn provides hospitality with a respect that offers hope in a community of non-violence,” Melanie Barnett (Community Development Director) explains. “For 34 years Room In The Inn‘s mission has been to provide programs that emphasize human development and recovery through education, self-help and work, centered in community and long-term support for those who call the streets of Nashville home.”

About The Bad Hats:
The Bad Hats are an American contemporary folk band based in Nashville, TN that plans to redefine the folk genre for their generation. Having started the band in Evansville, IN in 2017, Benny Jenkins (lead vocals, guitar) and Grayson Gerni (vocals, guitar) began playing soulful music focused on self-exploration and improvement. Now, the four-piece band, which includes Jack Gardner (drums) and Rocky Carnell (vocals, guitar, mandolin), aims to “make more people less lonely” through each and every release. The band has formed a quick growing fan base, as they continue to develop their unique sound. According to 95.7 The Spin, The Bad Hats “are down to earth, yet their music still cuts through to really be something that makes you stand still. For more information on The Bad Hats, visit www.thebadhatsofficial.com and connect with them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Spotify.

About Room In The Inn:
Room in the Inn began in the winter of 1985, when the Founding Director, Father Charles Strobel, opened the doors of his parish to individuals seeking sanctuary in the church parking lot. This simple act of kindness marked the beginning of Room in the Inn.

In 1995, the downtown Nashville campus opened, which offers emergency services, transitional programs and long-term solutions to help rebuild lives. Today, there are nearly 200 congregations from a wide variety of traditions and over 7,000 volunteers who shelter almost 1,500 men and women from November to March each season.

For more information on Room in the Inn, visit www.roomintheinn.org.

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SAM VARGA TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “MAYDAY”

Nashville, TN (January 22, 2020) – Nashville based singer/songwriter Sam Varga is set to release his second single, “Mayday,” on January 31st. You can pre-save the song HERE!

Mayday is a self-deprecating anthem written to combat a depression by taking ownership of it, ” Sam explains. “Dynamically, it alludes to my punk/emo days, whereas the song craft and pedal steel are definitely indicative of my chosen home in Nashville.”

Sam will also be performing at The Basement (with Tyler Dial) on February 3rd in honor of his upcoming release. Admission to the event is free and it’s open to ages 21+.

About Sam Varga:
With just two short years in Nashville, Sam has already established himself as a 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 more music, including his debut EP coming early 2020.

You can connect with Sam on Facebook and Instagram.

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ABBI SCOTT RELEASES NEW EP

Nashville, TN (November 5, 2019) – Sultry songstress Abbi Scott recently released her newest EP, “This. Is. Me.”, featuring an edgier new sound. Click HERE to download it!

This. Is. Me., which contains Abbi’s previously released fan favorite single Voodoo, showcases five amazing Southern Rock, soulful songs that feature Abbi’s signature country edge. Recorded at the famous Blackbird Studio and Grand Central South, Abbi’s newest project (produced by Sal Oliveri) is sure to be a hit amongst fans.

“This is my coming-of-age album,” Abbi explains. “It reflects where I am in my life as an artist and a young woman. Nothing I’ve put out to date sounds quite like this new music. Nothing has been quite as authentic to me up until this point. I’m proud of this record and how it sets the tone for who I am creatively.”

About Abbi Scott:
Raised with mid-western charm in Clinton, Indiana, Abbi Scott has always had a passion for music. Growing up on traditional country and classic rock legends like Martina McBrideTrisha YearwoodTesla and Motley Crue, Abbi has cultivated her own unique southern-rock sound over the years.

Abbi has opened for several of country music’s biggest stars, including Luke BryanLee BriceDierks BentleyConfederate RailroadCole SwindellDustin LynchJosh ThompsonJana KramerTrick PonyBucky CovingtonMaggie Rose and more. In 2015, she released her first three singles – FlyingGot My Own Shotgun and Yesterday’s Daisies. After playing countless shows, including CMA Fest, Abbi released Love Wasn’t Ready for Me, co-written by Eric Paslay, in 2016.

Inspired by renowned musicians like Amy WinehouseThe Beatles and Gretchen Wilson, Abbi has recently been writing and recording new music with well-known Nashville producer Sal Oliveri (Pink, Chris Stapleton). She continues to play famous venues around Music City and across the country, proving her tireless dedication to the music industry.

For more information, visit www.abbiscott.com and connect with Abbi on FacebookInstagramTwitter and Spotify.

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POP SINGER SPENCER JORDAN RELEASES NEW SINGLE

Nashville, TN (September 27, 2019) – Pop singer/songwriter Spencer Jordan recently released his third consecutive single, “Thinkin Bout.” You can download the song HERE!

With steamy lyrics like I’m thinkin’ ’bout you (oh), pulling me close, whisper in my ear, tell me all you want to do to me, “Thinkin Bout” (co-written with Sara Davis) is sure to spark romance amongst listeners.

“We wrote Thinkin Bout kind of as a response to all of the edgy ‘I hate you, I love you, you’re bad for me, this will probably end, blah, blah, blah’ pop songs that have been coming out lately,” Spencer explains. “There aren’t enough songs about just wanting to be with the one you love within a healthy relationship, so we wrote one!”

About Spencer Jordan:
Spencer Jordan is a pop Singer/Songwriter from Jupiter, Florida. After graduating from the University of Florida in 2016, he began his songwriting and artist career in Nashville, Tennessee. Spencer’s music is a mixture of the music he listened to growing up in his small beach town and the prevailing sounds found in today’s pop, and his writing focuses on the everyday struggles and victories that come with life, love, and growing up.

For more information, visit www.spencerjordanmusic.com and connect with Spencer on Instagram, FacebookTwitter and Spotify.

 

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CASSIDY DICKENS RELEASES NEW ALBUM

Nashville, TN (September 20, 2019) – Americana singer/songwriter Cassidy Dickens just released her newest album, Anxious Love. You can download the album HERE!

Recorded by fellow Americana artist, songwriter and producer Ben Justus, Anxious Love was tracked in East Nashville and features instrumentation by Cassidy and Ben, as well as local folk duo Buffalo Gals and accomplished pianist John Deadrick.

Inspired by artists like Patty Griffin, Alanis Morissette, Jewel and Kacey Musgraves, Cassidy has truly developed a sound of her own. With empathetic song lyrics like anxious love, trembling heart picking everything apart, Cassidy’s album is sure to tug on the heartstrings of listeners.

“On my new record, I tried to tell relatable stories that capture the full range of human emotion – the turbulent highs of a new love, the lingering sorrow of profound regret, the melancholy hopefulness of chasing a dream that takes you away from home and everything in between,” Cassidy explains. “I think the world spends a lot of time telling us (and when I say us, I mean everyone – but especially women and girls) to put a filter on our feelings and only show off the pretty, interesting or positive stuff. Those things are great, but I really want my listeners to understand that there’s more to life than the highlight reel. Being alive in this world means dealing with some unpleasant feelings, some sad stories…and those things can be just as beautiful in their own special way.”

Cassidy will be hosting an album release party at Cafe Cimino Country Inn in her hometown of Sutton, West Virginia on October 19, 2019. For additional information, including stops on her upcoming tour, please visit her official website.

About Cassidy Dickens:
Raised on an eclectic blend of classic country, bluegrass gospel and oldies tunes, Cassidy first fell in love with narrative songwriting at age four while driving through her hometown in southern West Virginia in her Dad’s Chevy Lumina. From that day on, she’s chased her passion for singing and songwriting all over the U.S., performing throughout Appalachia, the southeast and the west coast for more than a decade.

In her new record Anxious Love, Cassidy harnesses her innate love of storytelling, poignant lyricism and uniquely emotional vocals to breathe new life into ancient motifs. Delving into complex topics like grief, longing, nostalgia, homesickness and all-consuming love, Cassidy sings with the intense passion of youth, but the soul and wisdom of someone many decades her senior.

For more information, visit http://www.cassidydickens.com and connect with Cassidy on Facebook, Instagram, Bandcamp and Spotify.

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J4 RELEASES NEW SINGLE

Nashville, TN (September 13, 2019) – Buffalo raised, Nashville based Pop/Country artist J4recently released his newest single Thinking ‘Bout You, co-written with Jan Buckingham (Whitney Houston, Pam Tillis, Tim McGraw). You can download the song HERE!

With romantic lyrics like I’ve been trying all day to keep myself busy, but you keep creeping into my mind, every time you do it, makes me so dizzy and the thought of you gets me high, “Thinking ‘Bout You” is sure to resonate with listeners.

“This song is definitely a new direction for me, but one that I feel drawn to,” J4 explains. “I love placing country inspired lyrics to a more urban-pop oriented setting.”

“J4 is one of the most talented young artists I have ever known,” says co-writer Jan Buckingham. “His vocal, songwriting and production skills are stellar.”

About J4:
Born in Buffalo, New York, singer/songwriter J4 has always had a passion for music. He discovered his talent while singing in church as a child, before moving to Nashville, Tennessee for high school. In between classes, he began performing daily at Tootsie’s World Famous Orchid Lounge and started co-writing with established songwriters like Jan Buckingham (Lee Greenwood, Whitney Houston, Tim McGraw, Pam Tillis), John Goodwin (Michael McDonald, Brad Paisley, Steely Dan) and James Breedwell (Joey Evancho, Kechi, Jeffrey Li, Barry Darcy).

J4 has already built quite the musical resume in his young career. In 2015, he opened for headlining artists Josh TurnerGordon Mote and Lee Greenwood. In 2017, he lead worship with Christian music stars Michael W. Smith and Leeland as a member of the New River Fellowship Church of Nashville. That same year, J4 sang background vocals for the alternative pop band Cage the Elephant at the Ryman Auditorium. He made his debut radio performance in 2018 at WSM Radio on a tribute for country music legend George Strait and reached number one on the Nashville Reverbnation Songwriter and Pop charts in 2018 and 2019. In 2019, he released his debut single entitled “Two Front Seats.” In addition, he received his first major label song cut on pop artist Kechi’s(America’s Got Talent) debut album, which is set to be released in 2020. J4 is currently attending Belmont University College of Music and Performing Arts where he is studying Commercial Music with an emphasis in vocal performance.

For more information, visit www.J4official.com and follow J4 on FacebookInstagram,Twitter and Spotify.

 

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SHANNON QUINN RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE

Nashville, TN (September 6, 2019) – Singer/Songwriter Shannon Quinn recently released her debut single Rearview. You can download the song HERE!

With relatable lyrics like I remember everything, from the coffee shops to midnight talks, but words are just words, I guess I’m not quite her, “Rearview” is sure to resonate with anyone who has gone through a breakup.

“Confusion, lies, love, memories – these are just some of the images that kept popping up in my mind as I wrote Rearview,” Shannon explains. “I always write to speak the truth – my truth. Rearview is a story of reflection and that’s what I hope listeners take away from this song.”

About Shannon Quinn:
Shannon Quinn is a classically trained singer/songwriter from Saint Thomas, Pennsylvania. As a child, her passion for music was sparked by Taylor Swift. She began taking piano lessons and taught herself to play guitar, all while competing in local talent shows. Fast forward to 2019, Shannon obtained her degree in Vocal Performance and moved to Nashville, TN. Click HERE to connect with Shannon on Instagram!

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NASHVILLE MEETS L.A. WITH SAMBO WOLF & M.K. KHAN’S “STARSHINE” SINGLE

Nashville, TN (September 2, 2019) – Nashville-based Pop singer/songwriter Sambo Wolf has teamed up with Synthwave artist M.K. Khan of Los Angeles on a brand new collaborative single. The upbeat track is a genre-bending blend of Synthwave, Contemporary Pop and Retro Soul, with Khan providing the synthesized instrumentals and Wolf performing vocals and lead guitar.

The rare team-up is a trans-America production, with Khan producing the music in Los Angeles and Wolf recording his part in the studio in Nashville, with the help of producer Wyatt Urban.

M.K. Khan, a notable graphic designer and musical artist in the synthwave community and beyond, also created the original cover artwork for the release. This will be Khan’s first musical release featuring a vocalist, following his 2019 instrumental album “Generation Runaway.” It will be the third original song released by Sambo Wolf.

On the topic of inspiration for the lyrics, Wolf says, “The lyrics for Starshine are meant to convey the idea of true freedom, which begins in your mind. I hope this track inspires everyone to pursue the best version of themselves to the fullest. This is the vibe I couldn’t get out of my head after M.K. sent me the instrumentals. I listened to it and felt compelled to make the lyrics as positive as I could, while still keeping a rooted, realistic vibe.”

Listen & Connect with Sambo Wolf:
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2YVk9ys
Apple Music/iTunes: https://apple.co/2Z9xI8P
Instagram: @sambowolf.music
Twitter: @sambowolfmusic

Listen & Connect with M.K. Khan
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2KQ7uTP
Apple Music/iTunes: https://apple.co/2ZbtBx1
Instagram & Twitter: @khansynth

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