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MARTA PALOMBO RELEASES NEW SINGLE “RAINING IN PARIS”

Nashville, TN (March 25, 2022) – Folk-Pop singer/songwriter Marta Palombo recently released her new single “Raining in Paris.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With romantic lyrics like they walk by in their carefully choreographed rosy mood, wonder how many people wish they could be loved by you, “Raining in Paris” paints a beautiful picture for listeners with its descriptive lyricism.

“A few years ago, I spent a whirlwind 48 hours in Paris and packed it with as much of the city as I could possibly drink in during a single weekend,” Marta explains. “It was a lot of walking, a lot of eating, and a lot of wonder soaking in every possible building, corner, and color. The weather was perfectly sunny the whole weekend. On the very last night, as I came back to the hotel, it started to rain — and even though I had seen so many beautiful sights, Paris in the rain absolutely took my breath away. So this is my little ode to Paris, and the way she shines in the rain, written from a hotel window very late at night.”

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 CoCo, True Music Room & Bar, Commodore Grille, Bowery Vault, Two Old Hippies, Boulevard Records, Just Love Coffeeand Belcourt Taps. In addition, Marta has added both the Schermerhorn Symphony and Bridgestone Arena, where she sang back-up for Josh Groban, to her impressive musical resume.

Marta’s leap into the music industry began with 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 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.” After a short break, Marta hit the ground running in 2020 with her new EP, Him Vol. 1. The title track, “Him,” received international acclaim and won the Vox Pop Award at the 18th Independent Music Awards. As the events of 2020 came to a head, Marta spent her newfound isolation writing a breathtaking series of reflective songs titled “The Quarantine Tapes,” which she released in 2021.

Admiring her roots while eschewing the traditional notions of what a singer-songwriter should be is paramount to who Marta Palombo is as an artist. With Marta, there is always new music on the horizon. Her signature style is her ever-growing passion for telling life’s most compelling stories, both big and small.

For more information, visit www.martapalombo.com and follow Marta on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and TikTok.

AMANDA McCARTHY RELEASES NEW SINGLE “DON’T STOP ME”

Nashville, TN (March 16, 2022) – Nashville based singer/songwriter Amanda McCarthy recently released her new single “Don’t Stop Me.” You can listen to the song HERE!

Known for her powerful vocals and lyricism, Amanda has a unique ability to connect emotionally with her fans. With empowering lyrics like packing up my bags and I’m leaving today, I don’t got time for that, and if you don’t like what I say, don’t stop me as I’m walking away, “Don’t Stop Me” is sure to be an energizing anthem to all who listen.

“I wrote Don’t Stop Me with my friend Ty Openshaw prior to moving to Nashville,” Amanda explains. “Funny enough, what we wrote the song about initially revolved around a situation in his life. But, when I moved to Nashville and I started playing this song at rounds, the song grew to mean a lot to me and my complicated relationship with my hometown that I had just left behind. I love my home state of New Hampshire, but growing up in the specific town I’m from, I carried a lot of mixed feelings due to trauma, lack of support in school, and always feeling like my music career was never taken seriously – even as I was seeing success in Boston and NYC. Moving to Nashville was a huge step in my healing and leaving those feelings behind, which is why this song is so special as my Nashville debut, the first song I’m releasing since moving here.”

About Amanda McCarthy:

Amanda McCarthy is a storyteller compelled to speak the truth. Based in Nashville since 2020, with a 10+ year start to her career in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, she is an award-winning songwriter, entertainer and recording artist. Blending many influences, her original music is the infusion of pop, country, modern folk and rock – sprinkled with millennial snark and the heart of an old soul. Her debut album “Road Trip” was released in 2019 to high acclaim and she tours nationally when possible, with experience in all four corners of the country, including NYC and Los Angeles. Her current single “Don’t Stop Me” was released on March 16, 2022.

Amanda’s original music has been recognized through the Grammy Nomination Ballot, Great American Song Contest, International Songwriting Competition, UK Songwriting Contest, Nashville Daily, YEP Nashville, SongDoor, Cornell University’s Emerging Artist Series, NYC’s Coffee Music Project, Nashville’s Josie Music Awards, Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Atlanta’s ISSA Awards, and New England based shows for the New England Music Awards, Worcester Music Awards, Limelight Music Magazine and theSouthern New England Music Expo – most notably being named as Songwriter of the Year at the 2019 New England Music Awards.

Radio has been supportive with airplay on Nashville Daily, The River 102.5, The Bull 101.7, WKLB 102.5, ROCK 101, WATD 105.9, FRANK 106.3, NH + MA 104.9 and others, including college and online radio, with “San Diego” hitting #1 on SheWolfRadio (Nashville) and #6 on Sweet Sunday Sounds (Australia), “Folk Song” hitting #3 on Ignition Country(UK), “Tiki Bar” hitting #9 on Radio A1A (Florida) and “Sticks and Stones” hitting #1 onipmNation (New Hampshire). “Sticks and Stones” was featured in the documentary “Bullied to Silence” and Amanda’s music has been used as the theme song for several programs/organizations.

Amanda has supported shows for Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith), Hunter Hayes, Train,Imagine Dragons, Rob Thomas, REO Speedwagon, Hall & Oates, OneRepublic, Styx,Jason Lancaster (of Mayday Parade), Pentatonix, James Arthur, Jason Isbell,Natasha Bedingfield, O.A.R., Frank Turner, Fitz & the Tantrums, Hawthorne Heights,Levi Hummon, Alex Preston, and Abby Anderson. She has also been a guest of NASCAR and Royal Caribbean, and had a National Anthem performance televised on ESPN.

Amanda is looking forward to several cuts by other artists along with her own releases throughout 2022. She currently performs solo acoustic, as a duo/trio, and with her full band.

For more information, visit www.amandamccarthy.com and follow Amanda on Facebook,Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.

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ALEXES HARDT RELEASES NEW SINGLE “JOKE”

Nashville, TN (March 3, 2022) – Nashville based Alternative Pop artist Alexes Hardt recently released her new single “Joke.” Click HERE to listen!

With dire lyrics like frozen to the bone, I’m choking, now I can’t let go, Alexes uses her unique artistry to turn an unfortunate story about emotional abuse into a catchy track.

“I would love for fans to listen to this song and feel empowered,” Alexes explains. “Although its about a toxic relationship, it’s more about coming out of denial and accepting the relationship for what it is. It’s about taking your power back.”

About Alexes Hardt:
Nashville hasn’t heard an artist quite like Alexes Hardt. The twenty-six year old Florida native has written bits and pieces of lyrics ever since she was a child. Drawing influences from the direction of modern hits, her production favors the trap drums that have populated rap music but the electronic sounds that have given posters edge to their latest works. Alexes balances these elements with lighter undertones to create atmospheric indie pop that feels like Banks or Fletcher, but with a bite to it like a Travis Scott record. With this unique take on the production, this allows Alexes to flourish with her vocals; a smooth mezzo-soprano ranges that finds the sweet spot to carry the higher and lower notes in her records. Now based in the epicenter of country music, she offers the south a genre of music often replicated but hardly perfected in the best possible way with authentic storytelling that makes you want to get up and dance one second before wanting to key your ex’s car the next. Alexes Hardt is ready to show the world what she has been holding back for oh so long!

You can connect with Alexes on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

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ALLISON ASARCH RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM “TEXAS TO TENNESSEE”

Nashville, TN (February 15, 2022) –  Country-Pop singer/songwriter Allison Asarch recently released her debut album “Texas to Tennessee” on February 11, 2022. You can listen to it HERE!

Track Listing:
1. Taylor Made
2. Thank You Tequila
3. The One
4. Nothin’
5. Sippin’ On Somethin’
6. Cotton Dress
7. Want Me Like You Want To
8. Neon Nobody
9. You Who
10. Summer Style
11. Midnight Daydream
12. Texas Stars
13. Passed On

Allison previously released Taylor Made, Sippin’ On Somethin‘, Cotton Dress, Neon Nobody, Summer Style and Midnight Daydream, all of which received positive reviews from both fans and press. She has been featured in numerous publications, including Music Row Magazine, MediumBuzzMusic, New Music Weekly Magazine, The Country Note, Skope Magazine, Music City Melodies, Divine MagazineNashville Music Guide and more.

“I’m so, so proud of these 13 songs and how far I’ve come as an artist,” Allison explains. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart to every person who’s ever listened to my music, taken my business card, watched a live stream, or believed in me! I am on my way here in Nashville and I’m so glad I took the journey from Texas To Tennessee. I’d love for people to take away joy, love and fun with these songs. This is a great introduction to me as an artist and I can’t wait to see which ones people gravitate towards!”

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

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

In 2018, Allison moved to Nashville, Tennessee to start chasing her dreams. When the Coronavirus pandemic hit in early 2020, she seized the opportunity to start recording and releasing her own music. Heavily influenced by Taylor Swift, Allison combines country, pop and jazz elements in her songs. In September 2020, she released her first single called Taylor Made. That same month, she appeared on the Netflix Original show “Sing On!” where she took first place and won over $42,000. She followed up with the releases of several subsequent singles, including Sippin’ on Somethin’Summer StyleSummer DressNeon Nobody and Midnight Daydream.

In late 2021, Allison began performing Country music and classic Rock n’ Roll hits with her band on Broadway, Nashville’s legendary strip of honky-tonks. Her debut album entitled “Texas to Tennessee” was released on February 11, 2022 and is currently available on all streaming platforms.

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

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

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

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CARRIE CUNNINGHAM RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM “SHOWGIRL”

Nashville, TN (January 11, 2022) – Singer/songwriter and multi-talented recording artist Carrie Cunningham released her highly anticipated new full-length album “Showgirl” today. You can listen to the album HERE!

Track Listing:
1. Click
2. Happy To Me
3. Showgirl
4. Doors Don’t Close
5. What Is Love
6. Just A Bar Thing
7. Windshield
8. All Over Me
9. Road By Road
10. Nothing Says It Best

Throughout 2021, Carrie released one single per month from the album as part of her “Showgirl Series.” The series received rave reviews from both fans and press, including Music Row MagazineThe Country NoteNew Music Weekly MagazineMediumAbout the NoiseToday in NashvilleMusic and Tour NewsWorld AuthorsCaesar Live N LoudDivine MagazineSkope MagazineRock Era MagazineMundane MagazineVents Magazine and more.

Windshield is a bright and cheerful piece of music about life on the road and encourages listeners to explore the world. I am really enjoying Carrie Cunningham’s powerful, expressive vocals and how they soar over the upbeat production packed with intricate guitar riffs nicely intertwined with punchy drums. If you’re into Country music with gorgeous vocals, uplifting lyrics and an overall warm, feel-good atmosphere perfect for a fun summer’s weekend, then you’ll love Windshield.” –Caesar Live N Loud

Just A Bar Thing has everything you want in a country track. It’s infectious, the lyrics are flirtatious, it’s an impossible task not to tap your foot along to the beat. With the world being in a rather dark place currently, a lovely light-hearted song can go a long way. Just A Bar Thing will lift your spirits and instantly put you in the best of moods. Perfect for when your day has been particularly tough.” -About the Noise
“Carrie’s powerful vocals hooked us instantly and the brazenly shameless lyrics left us wanting more…we have become fast fans of singer/songwriter Carrie Cunningham and her Showgirl Series.” –Music City Melodies

“I am so excited to finally have the whole album out and can’t wait to hit the road and start playing it,” Carrie explains. “Just a Bar Thing seems to be the most widely popular song amongst my listeners, so I might have a few fun things up my sleeve revolving around that…”

About Carrie Cunningham:
Carrie is based in both Nashville, Tennessee and Huntington Beach, California. She has been a touring artist for two decades and has performed on over 1,000 stages. She has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with over 50 national acts, such as Kacey MusgravesCharlie DanielsJake OwenCrystal GayleDiamond RioCollective Soul and more. Her most recent album, Showgirl, was released on January 11, 2022.
For more information, visit www.carrielive.com and follow Carrie on FacebookInstagramTikTokSpotify and Twitter.

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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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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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