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JUSTINE BLAZER RELEASES “JOLLY” JINGLES WITH NEW HOLIDAY ALBUM

Nashville, TN (December 1, 2021) – Are you ready to get into the holiday spirit? JOLLY! is the new 15-song Christmas album from recording artist, songwriter and producer Justine Blazer. You can listen to the album HERE!

JOLLY! features two cover songs, River (Joni Mitchell) and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, along with thirteen original tunes, including duets with Shay Watson, Corey Lee Barkerand Mexx Heart.

“Since by dad passed away in 2014, Christmas hasn’t quite been the same,” Justine explains. “But, this year, I decided my dad would have wanted this.  My dad was a professional Santa Claus.  He did that for 20 years and he loved Christmas. Throughout the pandemic, I have realized just how short life is and we need embrace all the moments.  This is the first year in a while where I’ve had true holiday spirit.  It’s been tough, but I wanted to do a project where I focused on what the Christmas and holiday spirit is truly about – family, friends and to be jolly!”

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.

Justine’s music video for her most recent single, “Good Trouble,” premiered on CMT in September of 2021 and Justine was up for six nominations at the 2021 Josie Music Awards, winning Best Rock Song of the Year (songwriter). She is currently a Grammy contender for seven categories: Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Producer of the Year, Best Arrangement, Best New Artist, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance.

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

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ASHLIEGH LISSET RELEASES NEW SINGLE “STOP THE BULLET”

Nashville, TN (November 19, 2021) – Texas native and country music’s sweetheart Ashliegh Lisset recently released her latest single “Stop the Bullet” (written by Phil Barton, Emily Shackleton, Adam Argyle and Victoria Banks) to country radio. You can listen to the song HERE!

With relatable lyrics like hold on heart, don’t speak yet, if you do you might say something you regret, “Stop the Bullet” is sure to be a hit amongst fans.

“I’m so excited to finally share what I’ve been working on,” Ashliegh, who has spent the last year co-writing and traveling to Nashville, explains. “It’s been a long time coming! This music is everything I dreamed it would be, and the moment I heard Stop The Bullet I knew it was the first single – the lyrics, the music…everything about it. I hope you all love it as much as I do! A BIG thank you to Liz Rose Music for allowing me to cut it, Eric Legg for mixing and producing, as well as the writers: Phil Barton, Emily Shackleton, Adam Argyle, Victoria Banks.”

About Ashliegh Lisset:
Independent singer/songwriter and Texas native Ashliegh Lisset has always had a love for music. As a young girl, she would roam around the house with her iPod, singing along to her favorite artists.

By the age of fifteen, Ashliegh knew she wanted to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. She began making trips to write and record in Nashville, Tennessee, determined to follow her dream. “I found so much comfort in music,” she explains. “It definitely helped me heal during some of the darkest moments of my life. When I’m feeling down, I can write about it and get all of my emotions out.”

In 2014, Ashliegh released her first single called “Kill the Headlights.” Not only was the song co-written by songwriting superstars Luke Laird and Hillary Lindsey, but also by Ashliegh’s idol – Carrie Underwood. The song spent eight weeks on The Highway’s “Top 30” chart and was featured on Billboard’s “Top 100” chart. “Kill the Headlights” sparked a talent deal with the William Morris Agency, crossing yet another career milestone off Ashliegh’s bucket list.

In 2016, Ashliegh released her next single, “Goodbye,” co-written by country music sensation Kelsea Ballerini. The song gained recognition by CMT’s Cody Allen, which prompted Kelsea to tweet how happy she was that the song found a good home.

Ashliegh went on to release “Daughter of an American Hero” in 2019, honoring her late father. When Ashliegh was just eleven years old, her father, who was serving his second tour for Operation Iraqi Freedom, was killed in the line of duty. The song received positive reviews from several news outlets and Ford featured Ashliegh in its Military Truck Month commercial. Ashliegh is currently an ambassador for the Folds of Honor organization and shares her story to help encourage others.

Ashliegh has opened for the likes of Sam HuntTyler FarrBrett YoungJoe Diffie and Jerrod Niemann, just to name a few. She’s performed at Nashville’s famous CMA Festival, including the Riverfront Stage, Highway Stage and AT&T Stage. She has also partnered with notable brands like Bud LightSt. IvesNational GeographicJust Fab310 Nutrition and more.

Through all of her triumphs thus far, Ashliegh still maintains her humble, passionate and kind-hearted nature. “I hope my story will help people overcome obstacles and inspire them to pursue a dream.”

For more information, visit www.ashlieghlisset.com and follow Ashliegh on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Spotify.

 

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KARLIE BARTHOLOMEW RELEASES NEW SINGLE “BACK BAY”

Nashville, TN (November 12, 2021) – Americana singer/songwriter Karlie Bartholomew recently released her new single called “Back Bay.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With relatable lyrics like I used to take it for granted, like it would always be that way, until my bags sat waiting to leave on graduation day, “Back Bay” mirrors the feeling of homesickness most listeners can identify with.

Back Bay was written in one sitting while reflecting on my time in Boston attending Berklee College of Music,” Karlie explains. “Some of my fondest memories are Sundays walking along the Charles River and finding peace away from the busy city streets. I’m so honored to have this song feature the legendary Sam Bush on mandolin, as well as Brian Allen on cello.”

Karlie’s debut single, “Brooklyn Park, received rave reviews from both fans and press. Music City Melodies published “Karlie’s soft voice had us floating on air…Karlie delivers an effortlessly beautiful tone, with equally beautiful storytelling.”

About Karlie Bartholomew:
Born and raised in Brooklyn Park, Maryland, Karlie Bartholomew has always had a passion for music. While shy as a child, Karlie was able to use music to find her voice. She started writing her own songs at a young age, participating in every talent show she could beginning in elementary school.

Following in her father’s musical footsteps, Karlie taught herself to play guitar on his old six-string while she was in high school. Heavily influenced by artists like Ingrid MichaelsonNorah Jones and Sara Bareilles, Karlie is drawn to authenticity and strives to keep her lyrics honest. “My songs focus on storytelling, hoping the listener can see themselves in my music,” she explains. Her smooth voice, jazzy chord progressions and folk-inspired lyrics will silence any room.

Before moving to Boston, Karlie performed at notable Maryland venues like Rams Head Live!Baltimore SoundstageThe 9:30 Club (Washington D.C.), DC9 (Washington D.C.), The Ottobar and 49 West Coffeehouse & Gallery.

While attending Berklee College of Music in 2017, she was chosen as a featured soloist to honor Lucinda Williams at the school’s commencement concert. Karlie sang for an entire arena filled with seven thousand people, including Lucinda herself, Lionel RichieTodd Rundgren and Neil Portnow. Karlie graduated the next day with a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Music, focusing in Contemporary Writing/Production and Performance.

Now living in Nashville, Tennessee, Karlie is currently working on her latest project – her debut EP. She released her debut single, “Brooklyn Park,” on October 29, 2021 and frequently performs at local Nashville and Franklin, TN music venues, such as NashHouse Spoon & SaloonAlley TapsBelcourt Taps and Gray’s on Main.

For more information, visit www.karliemusic.com and follow Karlie on FacebookInstagramTwitterTikTokYouTube and Spotify.

 

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NICK RYAN RELEASES FULL-LENGTH ALBUM “NEMESIS”

Nashville, TN (October 29, 2021) – Five years since his debut album Lone Wolf, alternative/rock artist Nick Ryan is back with a vengeance! He recently released his sophomore album, Nemesis, on October 22, 2021. You can listen HERE!

Produced by Jordan Grubbs at Magic Square Recording in Nashville, Tennessee, Nemesis is a collection of songs which focus on the retrieval of control and power. The record is raw, real, and without autotune – a sound Nick longed to do on his first record.

“The original titles I was throwing around were Politics & Mind Games and Welcome to the Nightmare,” Nick explainsI decided on Nemesis because it describes a person – an alter ego similar to Lone Wolf. After everything I’ve gone through up to this point, these tracks are more relevant to my life than ever.”

Nick has released five singles from the album – Bow Down, Jealous Sea, Don’t Hold Your Breath, Good People Are Hard to Find and I Will Not Be Silent – all of which received positive reviews from both fans and press.

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.

Nick has 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. 

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

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KARLIE BARTHOLOMEW RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE

Nashville, TN (October 29, 2021) – Americana singer/songwriter Karlie Bartholomew recently released her debut single called “Brooklyn Park.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With picturesque lyrics like on the corner lives an old woman in a house dressed in weeds, her eyes peek out behind the blinds and, like me, she’s scared to leave, listeners are sure to fall in love with Karlie’s unique storytelling.

“Brooklyn Park is my hometown and where I grew up,” Karlie explains. “My father built our house brick by brick and the pine tree stood outside of my sister’s bedroom window. It’s a song about how hard it is to leave home and start a new life away from all you’ve ever known. The line if only I could find a way to start somewhere new inspired the title of my upcoming EP called A Way to Start. Brooklyn Park is the first single off of the EP to be released.”

About Karlie Bartholomew:
Born and raised in Brooklyn Park, Maryland, Karlie Bartholomew has always had a passion for music. While shy as a child, Karlie was able to use music to find her voice. She started writing her own songs at a young age, participating in every talent show she could beginning in elementary school.

Following in her father’s musical footsteps, Karlie taught herself to play guitar on his old six-string while she was in high school. Heavily influenced by artists like Ingrid Michaelson, Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles, Karlie is drawn to authenticity and strives to keep her lyrics honest. “My songs focus on storytelling, hoping the listener can see themselves in my music,” she explains. Her smooth voice, jazzy chord progressions and folk-inspired lyrics will silence any room.

Before moving to Boston, Karlie performed at notable Maryland venues like Rams Head Live!Baltimore SoundstageThe 9:30 Club (Washington D.C.), DC9 (Washington D.C.), The Ottobar and 49 West Coffeehouse & Gallery.

While attending Berklee College of Music in 2017, she was chosen as a featured soloist to honor Lucinda Williams at the school’s commencement concert. Karlie sang for an entire arena filled with seven thousand people, including Lucinda herself, Lionel Richie, Todd Rundgren and Neil Portnow. Karlie graduated the next day with a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Music, focusing in Contemporary Writing/Production and Performance.

Now living in Nashville, Tennessee, Karlie is currently working on her latest project – her debut EP. You can catch her performing at local Nashville and Franklin, TN music venues, such as NashHouse Spoon & Saloon, Alley Taps, Belcourt Taps and Gray’s on Main.

For more information, visit www.karliemusic.com and follow Karlie on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube and Spotify.

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COUNTRY RECORDING ARTIST JUSTINE BLAZER: OFFICIAL GRAMMY BALLOT CONTENDER FOR SEVEN CATEGORIES

Nashville, TN (October 25, 2021) – It is with great honor to announce that Nashville Producer/Songwriter/Country Recording Artist Justine Blazer is an official GRAMMYBallot contender!  She is encouraging peers in the industry that are Recording Academy members and voters to consider voting for her work. The deadline is November 5, 2021.

Justine Blazer is a ballot contender for the following:

Record of the Year:
“Just Sing” by Justine Blazer

Song of the Year:
“Good Trouble” by Justine Blazer
(Songwriters: Justine Blazer, Elizabeth Marie Moriondo)
“Just Sing” by Justine Blazer
(Songwriters: Justine Blazer, Melissa Leigh Johnson)
“Love Me Some Jolly” by Justine Blazer
(Songwriters: Justine Blazer, Donna Estelle Bukevicz, Corey Lee Barker)
“One World One Love” by Roger Dale
(Songwriters: Justine Blazer, Kendra Muecke, Corey Lee Barker)
“All American Girl” by Kendra & the Bunnies
(Songwriters: Justine Blazer, Kendra Muecke, Corey Lee Barker)

Producer of the Year:
“Good Trouble” by Justine Blazer (Single)
“Higher Ground” by Kate & Wesson (Album)
“Just Sing” by Justine Blazer (Single)
“Of Summer” by Kendra and the Bunnies (EP)
“Phases and Stages” by Roger Dale (Album)
“Wounded Wings” by Revelf (Album)

Best Arrangement:
“Good Trouble” by Justine Blazer
(Songwriters: Justine Blazer, Elizabeth Marie Moriondo)

Best New Artist:
Justine Blazer

Best Country Song:
“Good Trouble” by Justine Blazer
(Songwriters: Justine Blazer, Elizabeth Marie Moriondo)

Best Country Solo Performance:
“Good Trouble” by Justine Blazer
“Love Me Some Jolly” by Justine Blazer

For more information, visit www.grammy.com and connect with Justine on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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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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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