Courtney Marie Andrews has released a new song, from the 7” that will accompany the re-issue of her breakout album Honest Life on September 15th. “Near You” speaks to learning to love, not just someone else, but ultimately yourself. Andrews describes her experience saying, “"Near You" is about loving someone without expectations or ego. I wrote this song when I was 20 years old. At that time, I was still learning about that kind of love, and I suspect writing this song helped me understand that. Real adult love, is loving yourself enough to love someone without expectations. Near You explores themes of a flawed person who loves another flawed person, but doesn't beg them to change. Since this song was written so long ago, but was still an integral part of my live sets, I really wanted to give it the proper attention it deserves, and finally record and release it to the world.” Check out the track below.
Dallas, Texas (Press Release) -- Adrian Johnston is pleased to announce today's release of her newest EP, IT TAKES TIME through Smith Music Group. Already making waves with two radio singles, IT TAKES TIME is Johnston's second EP release; The new single, "Adult Beverages," is currently at # 67 after four weeks on the charts, and"Rather Have You" was a Top 15 hit for the talented singer/songwriter. Penned by Johnston and producer
Zac Maloy, "Adult Beverages," is being promoted by Dorothea Ivey of Cabin Creek Promotions who has been scheduling radio visits across the state.
A Dallas native and fourth generation Texan, Johnston is poised to make a solid mark in the Texas Music scene. Having spent the last several years winning over fans and industry with her southern drawl, and charming them with resounding vocals, IT TAKES TIME shows this songstress is well on her way to carving her own path, in her own time.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 18, 2017 Press Release) – Country music’s top all-vocal entertainers HOME FREE will release their latest studio album – TIMELESS – Friday, September 22 on Columbia Records.
TIMELESS, the long-awaited follow-up to their hit albums FULL OF (EVEN MORE) CHEER – which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart – and Top 5 COUNTRY EVOLUTION, highlights the stellar vocalists’ signature harmonies and inventive takes on enduring Country classics and top hits. The 11-song collection features frequently requested fan picks alongside four original tracks that span romantic R&B jams to fun Country toe-tappers, while TIMELESS: DELUXE EDITION will showcase three additional recordings. Both are available now for preorder at all major digital retailers.
“This new album encompasses so many emotions with these classic songs. It’s about those universal timeless feelings and experiences, and we’re incredibly excited to share it with everyone,” says Austin Brown (high tenor).
US indie-folk singer-songwriter Marie Danielle has releases "Hustler," the title track of her recent acclaimed debut album. The song offers a perfect introduction to her songwriting talents and mezmerising vocals and was helmed by The Lumineers Cleopatra producer/co-writer Simone Felice.
“Hustler was one of those rare, insistent songs that bolted out of the ether” explains Marie. “After ending a troubling phone call with a lover, I sat down at the piano and it simply arrived - ‘He was a hustler, but he could sing a tune, to you alone in a crowded room’. Which he was and he could. The rest just poured out of me. Then, Simone Felice sat down and helped me turn that sketch into one of the best songs I’ve written. While it’s about a man I know, it also has a broader meaning. The last line of the song ('Don't leave me lost in your city of names') refers to Hollywood Blvd. and the walk of fame, which always seemed creepy to me, like walking through a graveyard. And death is the ultimate hustler, a swindler, and he eventually sings each of us a song only we can hear as he leads us into that final city of names.”
Marie’s dark and intelligent songwriting connects with audiences through a naked honesty about love, loss and addiction. Within a year of her first live show, Marie was touring throughout the world and her song One of My Kind was featured on an episode of the Showtime series ‘Billions.’ Currently recording new material with Drive-By Truckers bassist Mike Patton, Marie will then be touring the US and Europe this Autumn/Winter.
For more info, head to mariedaniellemusic.com.
Always guaranteeing a GREAT time, Texas favorites Pat Green and Casey Donahew Band return to NYC at Irving Plaza on September 9th. TDC has ONE pair of tickets to giveaway to the show. And all you need to do is FOLLOW TDC on Twitter and RT to win.
Winner will be announced on or around September 1st. Good Luck!!
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With her foot-stomping, sass-filled, no-bones-attitude, Canadian-based singer-songwriter Melissa Plett is set to release her new full-length studio album, Ghost Town, on September 1. Recorded with musician-producer Pat Severs, the eight songs encapsulate Plett's energy, muscular vocals, and personal lyrics into stories that weave life experiences with a laugh and a tear.
Enriched by a lifetime of love and warmth, yet scarred by devastating losses (at the age of 13, she was involved in a vehicular accident that took the life of her cousin and almost cost her her own, and in 2013 she lost her mother to brain cancer), the timing of the release of Ghost Town was very carefully chosen. “In 2010, I released Outside the City on September 2nd, which was one day before my mother’s birthday,” says Plett. “In 2013, almost a year to the date of her diagnosis—and a few weeks after her birthday—my mom lost her battle with cancer. The reason I am releasing Ghost Town when I am is because of how full-circle my life has come in the past seven years. What I thought was the plan seven years ago with Outside the City was not the right time….what is happening now is I know I’m in the right spot. I feel there is a huge significance in celebrating this ‘full-circle’ by releasing my new album so close to the anniversary of my last release and just a few days before my mother’s birthday yet again… After all, my mom was the first one to encourage me to wail.”
TDC is honored to premiere one of the album's tracks, "Sunshine and Liquor." Written by Plett, who conveys the emotional force of the song with strength and confidence, "Sunshine and Liquor" is a dynamic roots rocker about the many facets of our individual selves and the ways in which we allow them to be seen. Plett explained the story behind the song,
"Oh gosh, this song is so important to me. I can totally remember the moment in which the first line came to me. The sun was beaming through the window as I turned off of New Shackle Island onto Long Hollow Pike in Gallatin, TN, and I randomly (or so it seemed at the time) thought, "She's sunshine and liquor, bourbon and lace." I legit shouted "GAH!," pulled the vehicle to the side of the road, and starting writing!
There are so many different ways we are perceived to be. How our friends see us, how our colleagues see us, our parents, family, strangers... they all see us in different ways. We show ourselves to them in different ways depending on the relationship and varied dynamics. Then there's the way we actually see ourselves. What our ongoing thoughts really, truly, are. And how, at the end of the day, after it's all said it done, we all (for the most part) want to be living pure and positive lives, although the reality is often a lot more messy along the way.
"Sunshine & Liquor" was both a fairly quick write and a labor of love... I personally connect with this song on so many different levels and want to do it justice when I perform it. Honestly, I wrote this song and didn't even do my usual live "test run" at a show. I still haven't. I wrote it and took it to the studio. The first time actually performing it will be at my pre-release party August 30th, and I can't wait!"
Recorded in Nashville at Omnisound Studio, the tune blends swelling harmonies, catchy hooks, and dare you not to join in hand claps and foot stomps. Plett described the process of recording the song in the studio,
"This was one of my favorite in-studio moments. Like I said, I wrote the song and hadn't played it live. So I was nervous to hear what would come out in the studio. I knew I was probably going to be the most "bossy" on this track too because I had this thought in mind and I wanted it just so. Oh man... did those musicians deliver!! Seriously! Not gonna lie, from the count in through the entire first take it was exactly, exactly what I heard in my head!
There was a point where I asked if I could just listen and not sing. And there, in my little vocal booth, I had my first Nashville studio solo dance party! It was fantastic!
Then, of course, the foot stomping and claps... I'll never forget that moment. Pat Severs and I huddled around one little mic tracking and layering our stomps and claps in the hallway of his studio at home. I love that memory, and I love the fact that he had to correct me on when to stomp and when to clap on my own song a few times! I think I was just so dang excited I kept losing focus!"
The song title is an interesting study in contrasts with sunshine implying the "light" sides of one's personalities and liquor the "dark." When asked whether that was the intent Melissa noted,
"Boom! You're exactly right! Dark and light sides to us all! Honestly, nothing in this song was intentional. It just naturally came out like this, and I'm so excited you verbalized it that way! It's perfect.
I'm not the kind of songwriter that goes, "Ok, trees... I want to write about trees..." and then goes and looks at one and tries to come up with some deep and meaningful scenario about trees (for example). Every song I write has been based on some feeling, some moment, or some thing I've observed, and then I try my best to express what's going on inside of me with words.
Melissa’s influences come from a musical immersion that began at birth, where she developed a personal relationship with the down-south storytelling of Johnny Cash, the pioneering tell-all nature of Kitty Wells, and the heart-wrenching tales of hardship from Etta James and Ray Charles. So....we asked Plett, if she could have any artist cover this song, who would it be?
Ooooh, that's a good question... I actually had to think about this one. I'm gonna have to say, Tina Turner or Aretha Franklin. I was thinking about this question and the power and energy of "Proud Mary" popped into my mind with the heart-wrenching soul of "Son of a Preacher" right behind. Gosh... can you imagine?!
With the record release rapidly approaching, what's next for Melissa Plett?
I'm getting set to shoot another music video and then hopefully tour my life away! Plus I'm already writing for my next album!!
But honestly, if I have learned anything over the years, it's that you can plan all you want but really you have to stay open to which way you're led. I felt led to get in my car, and head to Nashville, from there led to Pat Severs, led to this song, and so on and so on. I'm excited, on fire, and believe that as long as I keep focused on living a life filled with light, love, and inspiration (with music as my vessel), I'm the happiest Canadian foot-stomper out there and this is just the beginning!
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Nashville, Tenn. – After critically-acclaimed country recording artist Brandy Clark hit Los Angeles’ renowned Hotel Café last year, Randy Lewis of the Los Angeles Times proclaimed that she “by and large is handling her transformation from behind-the-scenes songwriter to woman in the spotlight pretty effortlessly.” Clark went on later that summer to a smashingly successful release of her sophomore album, Big Day In A Small Town, which garnered her two GRAMMY nominations and topped “Best Of” lists. Now, Clark is releasing her iconic Hotel Café performance with her first ever live album, Live From Los Angeles, which Lewis calls “smart to the core.” Live From Los Angeles is available now at digital retailers.
Gearing up for a sixth studio album, Randy Rogers Band has announced its fall touring plans, which includes 20 stops primarily in Texas as the six-piece wraps writing and preparation for new music. Cities include San Marcos, Waco, New Braunfels and College Station, and markets such as Denver, CO, Wichita, KS, and Randy Rogers acoustic with Miranda Lambert in Anchorage, AK also makes the list.
The hard-touring outfit plans to slow its pace on the road through December and January to return to the studio -- this time with GRAMMY-winning producer Dave Cobb. A new album is expected early 2018.
"Meet Me Tonight" is Randy Rogers Band's current single and can be heard here: open.spotify.com/track/3Z9fTlKxWULf6wXFkX94wo
For tickets and more info on the Randy Rogers Band, please visit randyrogersband.com
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NEW SINGLE “SWINGIN’ WITH MY EYES CLOSED” IMPACTS RADIO SEPT. 18
WATCH HER PERFORMANCE ON FALLON HERE
AUGUST 17, 2017 - LOS ANGELES, CA - In what promises to be one of the most anticipated tours of 2018, Global superstar Shania Twain has announced that she will hit the road next year in support of her new album, NOW. These dates mark Shania’s first tour since “Rock This Country” back in 2015. Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off May 3rd in Tacoma, WA and will run through the rest of the summer, culminating in Las Vegas on August 4th at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, August 22 at 10:00 a.m. local time until Thursday, August 24 at 10:00 p.m. local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on August 25th. For more presale details and ticket information, please visit www.ticketmaster.com.
One of the most highly anticipated albums of 2017, NOW, will be released on September 29 via Mercury Nashville, and is offered as both a 12-track standard and 16-track deluxe album. Fans can pre-order the album HERE and instantly receive “Life’s About to Get Good,” “Poor Me”, and beginning tomorrow, Aug. 18, pre-orders also receive Shania’s brand new single impacting radio Sept. 18, “Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed.” Shania debuted “Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed” last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch the performance HERE.
Over the course of five albums, various EPs, and numerous prominent placements in such high-profile outlets as TV’s Sons of Anarchy and Californication, The White Buffalo (Jake Smith) has built a powerful body of work that marks him as a genuine original. The California-bred artist writes timeless, vividly detailed character studies, tapping into the emotional lives of various misfits, outsiders and troubled souls with insight and compassion. His songwriting is matched by his rough-hewn, deeply expressive voice, and by his distinctive instrumental arrangements, which are simultaneously intimate and epic. Stream "Avalon" below. For more information visit HERE