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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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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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ALLISON ASARCH RELEASES NEW SINGLE “NEON NOBODY

Nashville, TN (September 17, 2021) – Country-Pop singer/songwriter Allison Asarch recently released her new single “Neon Nobody” (co-written with Andrea Renfree and Ericca Latza). You can listen to the song HERE!

With inspiring lyrics like you got one-in-a-million shot in the dark at anybody knowing who you are, so keep the faith and sing your songs, wait your turn, no matter how long, “Neon Nobody” reminds us to keep following our dreams.

Neon Nobody is about my journey coming to Nashville,” Allison explains. “I was once a small town somebody and now I’m a neon nobody. BUT, just because I’m a neon nobody doesn’t mean I won’t become a somebody! It takes time in this town. With perseverance, I know this dream will become a full reality.”

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 TurnerShania 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 her second single, The One, in November and released Sippin’ on Somethin’ in February of 2021. Her most recent singles, Summer Style, Cotton Dress, and Midnight Daydream are now 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 fostering dogs, 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 “ROAD BY ROAD”

Nashville, TN (September 13, 2021) – Multi-talented singer/songwriter Carrie Cunningham returns with the ninth single from her Showgirl Series! She released her new Americana track “Road By Road” on September 11, 2021. You can listen to the single HERE!

With poetic lyrics like each time I return, there’s something to learn, so I’ll take it slow, “Road By Road” is one of the most personal songs in Carrie’s song catalog.
“Over the past few years, I have been experiencing a ton of spiritual visions – from dreams where God is talking to me to experiencing past lives,” Carrie explains. “During one of my writing sessions with Jan Edwards and Lucy Leblanc, I was telling them of some of my visions. All three examples in the song are taken from my past live experiences. The first one has been with me since I was a little girl.”

Carrie has been releasing one single per month this year as part of her highly popular Showgirl Series. “Road By Road” is song nine of ten, preceding her upcoming album “Showgirl” – set to be released in November of 2021.

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 Musgraves, Charlie Daniels, Jake Owen, Crystal Gayle, Diamond Rio, Collective Souland more.

For more information, visit www.carrielive.com and follow Carrie on FacebookInstagramTwitter and Spotify.

 

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