Jerrod Niemann exploded onto the scene with his chart-topping major-label debut, 2010’s Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury. The album, on Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville records, included the Number One smash and RIAA-certified Platinum digital single, “Lover, Lover,” and the follow-up Top 5 single, “What Do You Want.” Niemann—who has also written songs for and with such artists as Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, and Lee Brice—returned in 2012 with the acclaimed, musically adventurous release, Free the Music. All the while, he’s continued playing 200 shows a year on the road, year in and year out. READ MORE
It’s impossible to know your limits without testing them. It’s a truth that Pat Green has employed in his career, one that has propelled him to repeatedly refashion his sound, his approach and his own perception of who he is. He’s simultaneously a Grammy-nominated hit maker with an outsider reputation, a Texas inspiration and a mainstream country artist who can rock arena and stadium stages with the likes of Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney.
Each of those roles has its own place. But each of them is too small to define Pat Green, who after 15 years in the recording business has earned the right to be everything Pat Green can be. Without limitations.
Hailing from British Columbia, Dallas Smith is skyrocketing to the very top of the Country music scene. His 2012 debut album “Jumped Right In” generated 5 singles in the Canadian Hot 100, including the GOLD selling title-track, garnered five CCMA Award nominations and was nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2013 JUNO Awards. Following a slew of sold out tour dates with Florida Georgia Line and Bob Seger, Smith released 2013’s “Tippin’ Point EP”, making his debut in the U.S. and setting the bar high while representing Canadian Country music’s cutting edge sound. Co-written by Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard along with The Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston, “Tippin’ Point” set the record as the fastest Canadian country single to go GOLD in history. READ MORE
True to her Texas honky-tonk roots, Sunny Sweeney has never been a singer of what you’d call “soft” country songs — the kind you might turn to for easy comfort and or quiet Sunday afternoons with the family. Hell, you can tell just by the titles of her first two albums — Heartbreaker’s Hall of Fame and Concrete — that she reaches straight for the hard stuff. So when this woman sees fit to name her third album Provoked, you better believe she’s not about to start playing coy now. No, this is where the real hurtin’ starts, and Sweeney’s showing no mercy … least of all to herself.
When you lock four accomplished songwriters in a room, magic tends to happen. Born one night out of that magic was the band Loving Mary. Rebecca Lynn Howard, Suzie McNeil, Elisha Hoffman and Marti Frederiksen fuse their talents and experiences together into four-piece harmonies that dip from Americana to Country with a spin of Alternative. Loving Mary is the coming together of four respected artists who have paved their way through the music industry, behind the scenes and on stage. READ MORE
You won’t hear Dean Alexander singing a lot about dirt roads. “I grew up on a farm, but I rarely ever write about it,” he says. “I rode a horse and drove trucks, but I rarely ever write about that, either. I’ll drink beer on a tailgate just as fast as anybody else, but I can’t pull that off like other guys do so brilliantly.” Still, while Alexander’s songs might not get literal about his roots, you can bet they tell his story. And for this Midwestern native, that story starts with music. READ MORE
The Wheeland Brothers are two Southern Californian brothers who grew up in Orange County surfing, scarfing down hole-in-the wall Mexican food, and jamming around bonfires. Their music has a sound which they describe as "beach rock reggae"; inspired by waves, hangin' with friends, and dreaming of distant shores. Fast forward to 2014 and they have played Firefly, Wakarusa, High Sierra and Summer Camp Music Festivals, have supported national acts such as but not limited to 311, Bob Marley's legendary band The Wailers and Slightly Stoopid, are currently being spun on radio stations nationwide in addition to music choice on TV and have received commercial syncs with Forever 21 and Hollister Co. The only downside to their busy new schedule is having less time surfing their favorite secret spots. The waves will have to wait. MEET THE BAND
Platinum selling singer-songwriter and producer in Nashville, TN. Originally from low-country South Carolina, Rice moved to Nashville in 2002, where he began working for EMI Music Publishing. He has worked closely with brother Chase Rice and the Florida-Georgia Line, producing Chase's debut EP "Country As Me", as well as co-writing all the songs on that record, including the first single "Buzz Back". He also wrote a song on Florida-Georgia Line's debut EP entitled "When I Never Let Her Go". Rice found huge commercial success in the fall of 2012 with the #1 and multi-platinum selling single "Cruise", by Florida-Georgia Line and co-written with Chase Rice. "Cruise" is the best-selling country digital song of all time selling nearly 7 million copies. Check out Jesse's latest Pirate Sessions collection.
Hitting his stride as an artist, Levi toured extensively with the Zac Brown Band to support Lowrey’s Southern Ground debut album, and as a songwriter with a No. 1 hit and several awards and nominations to his credit. He was nominated for a CMA Award for Song of the Year, and won a BMI Country Award for Top 50 Songs of the Year, both for “Colder Weather,” the No. 1 hit he co-wrote with frequent collaborator Zac Brown. Lowrey and Brown also co-wrote “The Wind,” from the Zac Brown Band’s No. 1 Billboard album Uncaged, as well as the rollicking “Day For The Dead,” from the newest ZBB album, The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1. READ MORE
Kaitlyn Weathers is a young, beachy country pop singer songwriter from Murrieta in Southern California. On stage she is entirely in the moment with her emotionally charged vocals, playful dance moves, and adorable style. She combines the sweetness, honesty, and sass of country music with her own laid back, feel good, California vibe. A dancer who later found a passion for singing, Kaitlyn has performed in Nashville and Las Vegas, as well as numerous California wineries and charity events. Two of her original songs were recently recognized at OC Hit Factory songwriter showcases. In addition to her own songs, Kaitlyn covers songs by a variety of artists including Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and Kacey Musgraves. “Must be country!”
Singer/songwriter, Travis Meadows, is an artist to the core, but his story is not a story about music. His story is about life; a story about religion and family, addiction, survival, sobriety, and freedom – with music as the narrator.
His song, “Riser,” recently recorded by country superstar, Dierks Bentley, says it all… “I’m a riser… I’m a get up off the ground, don’t run and hide-er, Pushing comes to shove, hey I’m a fighter, When darkness comes to town, I’m a lighter, A get out alive-er, Of the fire… Survivor.”
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Danny has had numerous cuts on such diverse artists as Gloriana, Big and Rich, Montgomery Gentry and Joe Cocker and has had a number of hits including Craig Morgan’s “International Harvester”, and 2009’s most played country song, “She’s Country” by Jason Aldean. In 2011 and 2012 Danny has enjoyed radio success with Chris Cagle’s “I Got My Country On”, Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah” and he wrote and co-produced the Farm’s debut cd, including first single “Home Sweet Home”. READ MORE
Marti Frederiksen, a native of Los Angeles, started his career as an artist playing drums, guitar and singing lead vocals in several signed alternative and rock bands in the 80s and 90s.
Over those years in bands he stood out as a songwriter and producer, catching the attention of legendary A&R executive, John Kalodner, who introduced him to his now longtime collaborator, Aerosmith. He co-wrote and produced “Just Push Play” also giving him his first taste of worldwide songwriting success with “Jaded.” This paved the way for writing with Def Leppard and Mick Jagger, then producing “Cry” by Faith Hill, and working with Sheryl Crowe, Pink and Eminem. READ MORE
In 1987, Kent was introduced to a new demo singer by Bob Doyle, then with ASCAP, soon to be the manager for this emerging talent, Garth Brooks. Garth became Kent’s most requested demo singer and Bob Doyle also advised, “Garth writes a little bit too.”
The first song Garth and Kent penned together was "If Tomorrow Never Comes" which became the first number one song for both. The friendship and writing partnership continued as Garth included eight more of their songs on his albums. Four more captured the number one slot: "Somewhere Other Than the Night", "Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up)", "It’s Midnight Cinderella", and "She’s Gonna Make It" READ MORE
Jesse Taylor is a true American original. An authentic rodeo cowboy, Jesse’s passion for singing and songwriting has taken him to dive bars and honky tonks throughout much of the West.
His poetic lyrics and haunting melodies capture the flavor of rodeo life with a soulful authenticity. His songs speak powerfully of the American West, of its timeless values and virtues. And of a free and independent spirit that yearns for the freedom of the open road.
Houston Deese was formed in early 2011 with a mission to write good music and play it for as many people as possible.
Playing venues all over the southeast, opening up for acts such as Chris Cagle, Jake Owen, Brett Eldridge, Jamey Johnson, Justin Moore, LoCash Cowboys, Thomas Rhett and many others as well as headlining their own shows.
Houston Deese has recently signed with Big Southern Entertainment and has just released their second EP; "Turn On The Radio". With a style that is deeply rooted in country music with an envolope pushing southern edge,Houston Deese has that unique sound that keeps fans realizing that "You Can't Stop A Good Thing!!"