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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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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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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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ABBY LINDSEY RELEASES NEW SINGLE “FLOWER SHOP”

Nashville, TN (August 20, 2021) – Country singer/songwriter Abby Lindsey recently released her new single “Flower Shop.” You can listen to it HERE!

With cheeky lyrics like wouldn’t dare to make a scene, but talk about you when you leave, ’cause there’s always enough dirt to go around, when you’re the only flower shop in town, Abby’s talent for storytelling really radiates through the song.

“I wanted to write a song everyone could relate to,” Abby explains. “I knew everyone would have a place like this in their town – whether it be the nail salon, barber shop, gas station or the co-op, everyone knows of a place where they’re from that they go to for the scoop!”

About Abby Lindsey:
Abby Lindsey is a singer/songwriter born and raised in the valley of the Ozark Mountains in Van Buren, AR. Being a native of the south, she was no stranger to the good ole country classics like LeAnn RimesRandy TravisTrisha Yearwood and Jo Dee Messina, which would come to inspire her dream to be in country music.

She grew up singing in her church, pageants, ballgames, and hometown events. She was even an All-Region choir member in her high school, but nothing satisfied her hunger for more with music. She decided to pack up everything she could fit in her Jeep and head to Music City — and as Jo De Messina says the rear view mirror torn off, and I ain’t ever looking back, and that’s a fact – and that’s exactly what Abby did.

Abby moved to Nashville with $50 in her pocket and lived in the pool house of the family she nannied for before finally getting on her feet and establishing a name for herself in town. She released her debut single “She Knew Better” in September of 2020, followed by an official music video which was aired on The Country Network. The video was also nominated for Video of the Year at the Arkansas Country Music Awards. Now Abby calls East Nashville home and continues to immerse herself into all of the magical and creative things Nashville has to offer.

For more information, visit www.abbylindsey.com and connect with Abby on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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IAN JAMES RELEASES NEW SINGLE “BY MY SIDE”

Nashville, TN (August 20, 2021) – Christian Pop singer/songwriter Ian James recently released his new single “By My Side.” You can listen to the song HERE!

With comforting lyrics like gotta lotta hopes and gotta lotta plans, gotta lotta dreams, but take my hand and I will go wherever you wanna go, “By My Side” is sure to resonate with many listeners. You can watch the official music video HERE!

By My Side was born out of a very difficult season in life, when I had just lost a job and was searching for direction,” Ian explains. “I reminisced on the serious trials I had faced in life: my birth deformity, my mother’s cancer diagnosis one week before I left for college, and my own spiral into an unhealthy party-focused lifestyle. Through all of this, I had felt a presence that encouraged me and stayed by my side, and kept me going. Whether one attributes this to God or just a presence, it was clear I was helped through these times by something greater than myself. So I wrote this song as a declaration to this realization, and as an anthem for those who truly need inspiration through extremely difficult times.”

Ian also says, “I have always been someone who has had friendships with people from all different backgrounds, regardless of faith or beliefs. I’ve always connected to all types of people and have never been sheltered into just one type of community. Sharing what I believe through my music doesn’t have to be divisive or alienate others. So my whole goal with my songs is to be that bridge between people, and I hope my lyrics speak and relate to people in all walks of life.”

About Ian James:
Ian James is a Christian Pop artist from Charleston, South Carolina, who has been featured in CCM Mag and New Release Today – the two biggest Christian music publications. Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Ian began playing drums and guitar at the age of 8, performing in various school bands and ensembles. Ian decided to pursue a solo career in early 2019, realizing he wanted to share his passion for outreach and his faith through his own personal stories. He released his debut single “I Look Up” in 2019, followed by his most popular song to date, “Will for Me”, in which Ian declares his desire to follow God’s leading for his life, no matter where it takes him.

In his music and heart for others, Ian hopes to bring light to those struggling and in need of kindness and true compassion. His writing is inspired by raw, deeply personal experiences that have fully shaped who he is, and his songs undeniably reflect this message.

You can follow Ian on Facebook, Instagram, TwitterTikTok and Spotify.

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SARAH MAE CHILTON RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE “CAVING IN”

Nashville, TN (August 19, 2021) – Country-Pop singer/songwriter Sarah Mae Chilton recently released the official music video for her single “Caving In.” Click HERE to watch!

With relatable lyrics like I had thought my heart was broke, thought that true love was a joke, thought that I’d always miss that boat, but now I’m believin’, “Caving In” is sure to tug on the heartstrings of all who listen.

“The song Caving In is about releasing the past and opening your heart to the love that’s in front of you,” Sarah Mae explains. “It’s about that precious moment where you go from thinking you’ll never meet someone who makes you feel that way again to finding a love that’s more real than you could ever imagine.”

About Sarah Mae Chilton:
Carolina born, Nashville trained and world bound. Sarah Mae Chilton’s positive, humorous approach to heartbreak and life adds a fresh voice to the pop and pop-country market. Born in Winston-Salem, NC, she first started performing gigs during high school at local writer’s nights, in her own rock band and for church youth events. During this time, she truly discovered her passion and realized that she wanted to be a music artist.

Sarah Mae got her degree from UNC Chapel Hill and studied Music Composition and Anthropology. Post-graduation she moved to Nashville, TN to pursue her musical dreams.

In Nashville, she makes a living singing on Broadway at Tootsies Orchid Lounge – a place famous for discovering legends such as Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson and many more. She has been able to write with artists from genres as varied as rap to country, including some Grammy-nominated writers.

Sarah Mae Chilton has a lot of music up her sleeve these days and more ambition than ever to make her wildest dreams come true. In March of 2021, she released her latest album Southern Glitter Pop.

For more information, visit www.sarahmaechilton.com and follow Sarah Mae on FacebookInstagram and Spotify.

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COUNTRY DUO WESTER RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE “REDNECK ROLLERCOASTER”

Nashville, TN (August 13, 2021) – New country music duo and brother/sister team Westerrecently released their debut single “Redneck RollerCoaster.” You can listen to the song HERE!

The rowdy, fun and up-tempo beat of this Country/Rock single will have listeners feeling like they’re at a Honky-Tonk celebration.

“When the pandemic hit last year, we were literally stuck at home,” Pearl Clarkin explains. “My younger brother, Rafe Wester, is my roommate. He has always had a unique and rich bass voice, but was too active in high school and college to sit down to write, sing and record with me. In 2020, he literally had nothing else to do – I started teaching him guitar and we began writing songs together. As the months of solitude dragged on, we released some videos of us singing together and everyone on social media loved it. The idea of brother/sister duo went over very well and industry professionals were encouraging us to release music together. This is something I have always dreamed of. Rafe and I get along so well and have so much in common.”

The duo also plans to release a lyric video for “Redneck RollerCoaster” on August 20, 2021.

About Wester:
Wester is a new brother and sister country music duo comprised of Pearl Clarkin and Rafe Wester. Born and raised on the Redneck Riviera on Pensacola Beach Florida, they pack a fun, fresh and explosive punch for the young country music audience. Pearl brings the glitter, Rafe brings the grit, and together they bring the party wherever they go. With forty shows performed around the country and forty new songs written in a year, they released their debut single “Redneck RollerCoaster” on August 13, 2021. You can follow Wester on Instagram and Facebook.

About Rafe Wester:
Rafe Wester has always been told he resembles Randy Travis. Growing up, people would ask, Do you sing? He grew up watching his sister, Pearl, perform on CMA stages in Nashville, Tennessee and witnessed the shenanigans of party-goers on Lower Broadway. Rafe didn’t discover his passion for music until he became an adult. Inspired by those same mischievous antics, Rafe, now twenty-one years old, co-wrote “Redneck RollerCoaster” with Will Rambeaux and Sherrie Austin. You can follow Rafe on TikTok.

About Pearl Clarkin:
Pearl began performing at live music venues in her hometown of Pensacola Beach, FL at the young age of twelve. Since then, she has performed over 1,200 live shows across the country, has been featured on CMT and GAC TV, and has opened up for the likes of Charlie DanielsMichael RayMontgomery GentryJake Owen and more. Pearl has played at Nashville’s famous CMA Fest during the last five years and CMTBig Machine Label Group and Cumulus Media recently named her one of the top ten unsigned artists in the country.

As an acclaimed singer/songwriter, Pearl has performed at some of Nashville’s most famous venues for original music, such as The Bluebird Cafe and The Listening Room. Her fiercely loyal fanbase, Alligator Army, enjoys following her performances across the country. Pearl serves as an advocate for equality for women in country music and also fronts the all-female band Rhinestone.

Although Pearl has years of experience in Nashville, is a Nashville Hard Rock Risingwinner and 2018 NASH NEXT regional winner (placing top 10 in the country), she wanted more. She has been searching for something new and different, but as big as classic country music with a honky tonk flair. At 6’6” and a loud and rowdy energy, Rafe brought the perfect addition to Pearl’s country music. Their voices together are as unique as only brothers and sisters can be – and thus, Wester was born.

For more information on Pearl, visit www.pearlclarkin.com and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.

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CARRIE CUNNINGHAM RELEASES SULTRY NEW SINGLE “ALL OVER ME”

Nashville, TN (August 11, 2021) – Singer/songwriter Carrie Cunningham is back with her eighth song from her Showgirl Series! Click HERE to listen to her steamy new single “All Over Me.”

With alluring lyrics like I’ve heard you’ve got somebody in the city, but where is she tonight, we’re standing under the same chandelier, but I’m seeing me and you in a whole new light, Carrie shows off a more seductive side with “All Over Me.”

“I wrote this song at a writer’s retreat with pop artist Lo Lind and country artist Trace Thompson,” Carrie explains. “Trace came in with this awesome idea of how someone can be all over you in a heat of passion and then be all over you like it never happened. I believe we wrote it to pitch, but I ended up pitching it to myself! If the song is great, it doesn’t matter the genre.”
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.

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

 

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