Morgan Myles~ Q & A!!!

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1.     Hi Morgan, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country singer?

I was born and raised in Williamsport, PA. Since the day I could talk I was singing and quickly my mother knew that I had a talent. She quickly got me taking lessons and guitar, piano, dance and involved in musicals. We were constantly going to New York City, competing in competitions, really trying everything to figure out this crazy music business! This all eventually led me to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. Not too long into my first semester of college, I got a huge opportunity from Sony Nashville and transferred to Belmont university, where I continued to again figure out this crazy career!

2.     Who are some of your musical icons?

There’s soooo many!!! I obviously relate to women more because I could mimic them pretty closely… I grew up obsessed with the divas of the 90s. It did not matter what genre as long as they had a huge voice! So I would listen to Whitney, Shania, Trisha, Faith, Mariah, Celine, Aretha.  Then my guitar teacher had me play the role of Janis Joplin in a show and I became obsessed with big bluesy singers like Bonnie Raitt, Eva Cassidy, Susan Tedeschi… I go through phases of loving so many different types of music…!

3.     How did you get your start in country music?

I had an opportunity with the head of A&R at Sony Nashville from working on a record in NYC. He said in order for him to work with me I would need to move to Nashville, so I did! And from there it just kept going up I started writing with a lot of big hit writers in town and getting some really awesome opportunities.

4.     Where do you see yourself in the next 5 to 10 years in your music career?

I see myself doing well on the radio, touring constantly, being able to take care of my team financially in a big way, and giving back as much as I can! But hopefully still doing what I love to do, which is music.

5.     Is there anything new coming up with your music for 2017?

I’m finishing up in the studio with a lot of new music that I am so very proud of. I’m looking forward to releasing that hopefully sooner than later in a much bigger way than I’ve been able to do independently.

6.     If you could sing a duet with singer or group who would it be and why?

Oh man… that’s so hard to answer! Bonnie Raitt or Stevie Wonder would be so so cool.

7.     What is one accomplishment that you are most proud so far in your music career?

When billboard exclusively premiered my last music video I literally cried laughed then cried again. And even today I still can’t believe that an independent artist like me was given that big of a platform. Also getting to sing the national anthem at Gillette Stadium this year for Thursday night football was also surreal.

8.     If you were not a singer what do you think your career would be?

I have absolutely not a clue. #RealTalk

Most likely I would be working in the music business because that is what my degree is in, but that sounds awful lol!

9.     If you had to give advice to an up and coming artist or group what would you tell them?

Remember to stay positive about who you are as an artist and what you love to do. Don’t let others’ opinions drive you to a dark place or let you give up on what makes you the happiest. You are the master of your destiny don’t let anyone in a suit tell you who you are or where you’re going. Only you determine that! #PREACH hahahaha!

10. What is one of your favorite quotes? 

“I refuse to settle for something less than great. And if it takes a lifetime, that’s what I’ll wait.” -Dolly Parton

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Morgan Myles: Artist Spotlight!!!

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Morgan Myles is from Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Belmont Curb College of Music Business. Myles is currently living in Nashville; she is a great talent who sings a blend of country and soul music. Myles unique style can be attributed to her first guitar teacher who discovered her old school sound and exposed her to 1960s and 1970s music. Many of Myles’ songs focus on people, places and things which have impacted her life.

Myles finished her first solo record in 2009. She wrote each song on the album and promoted the record in the US and Europe. Also that year, Myles toured with Crystal Shawanda, a CCMA’s 2009 best female artist, along with headliner Reba McEntire. In 2010, she played at the Olympics in Vancouver. Next, Myles performed for the US troops departing for Iraq at Camp Shelby in Mississippi.

In 2013, Myles recorded and produced her own self-titled EP. In March of 2014, Myles was the feature performer at the historical Community Arts Center singing ten of her own songs with the Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra. Her single, “Chain” was featured in the documentary, “Music City USA.” Recently, Myles has opened for musicians like Hank Williams Jr. and Rick Springfield. She has also played at popular country festivals around the United States with Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Blake Shelton.

Myles held her first listening EP Party for her “Miss Myles Morgan EP.” She received great reviews from the press including Music Row Magazine, Taste of Country and CMT. CMT premiered her music video for the song “Whiskey Dream.” If you want to find out more about Morgan Myles, then check out her website www.morganmyleslive.com

Social Media Accounts:

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morganmyleslive/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MorganMylesLIVE?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MorganMylesLIVE/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MorganMylesMusic

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TumbleRoot~ Country Apparel!!!

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TumbleRoot Mission Statement: The mission statement at country Apparel Company TumbleRoot is to promote the country life and encourage their customers to live in the moment. Also they attempt to offer the best quality products and to deliver happiness with each order they sell.

  1. Hello, can you give me a short bio about your clothing company?

 

TumbleRoot is your neighborhood country store. I grew up with horses and chickens and was out playing in the dirt everyday. I’ve always felt like “being country” is more than just about what you wear or where you live, it’s a way of life! I quit my “big-girl” career job as a design manager and built this company so I could bring those that live by country values together around the country lifestyle and music.

 

  1. How did you come up with the name “Tumble Root” and was there any other names that you were considering?

I definitely kicked around a few names, but a lot of them were taken or didn’t really speak to me. The name TumbleRoot was inspired by the tumbleweed, which is sort of the overlooked desert explorer of the plant kingdom. It breaks away from its roots and rolls on, looking for new adventures and places to spread its seeds. That’s exactly how I felt about starting this company. It’s my chance to leave my fears behind, and spread a little country flair. But no matter how far we roam, our roots (and our hearts) always remain where we left them—at home. ❤

 

 

  1. Has there been any country artist that has worn your clothes?

Not that I am aware of! 😀

 

  1. Is there anything new coming up for your company? 2016? 2017?

We’ve just rolled out free shipping, returns and exchanges on any size order, which has been a long time coming. Its not an easy thing to deliver because shipping costs are very expensive, but we know how important it is to our customers and so we’re excited to be able to offer this service. We’ve also been hard at work coming out with a new line of clothes and accessories for 2017, most of which just launched over Black Friday weekend! We’ve also added a new rewards program for our customers, which gives them money back on every purchase, their birthdays, for referrals and more! Really excited about being able to really thank all our wonderful customers in a tangible way.

 

  1. Where do you see your company in the next 5 to 10 years?

Whew … tough question! We’re really hoping to be able to expand to other parts of the world and also reach a point where we can start giving back to some charities. Other than that … we’ll just see where this adventure takes us!

 

  1. What is one of your favorite venues to sell your items at?

I’d have to say Stagecoach in California, Country Thunder in Arizona and Taste of Country in New York!

 

  1. What are a few accomplishments that you are most proud about your company?

I’m proud every time I see a happy customer, whether they be on Instagram, Facebook, in person or writing a review on our website. I’m also proud when I see my team be able to turn a less-than-happy customer into a happy one with our excellent customer service and 100% happiness guarantee.

 

  1. If you had to give advice to an up and coming country clothing company what would you tell them?

The advice I would give is to figure out what you’re uniquely good at, and do that really well. Better to focus on your strengths and be REALLY good at one thing than to just be mediocre at several things.

 

  1. What is one of your favorite quotes?

Always be humble and kind.

 

  1. What is the first item you ever made for Tumble Root?

A “Rock Me Mama Like a Wagon Wheel” tank top way back in 2012. It’s since been copied by hundreds of others haha … but imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? 🙂

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Social Media Accounts:

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TumbleRoot/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tumbleroot

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tumbleroot/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tumbleroot_apparel/

 

Website: http://tumbleroot.com

TOP 5 Songs~ Dec 26, 2016

  1. Lauren Jenkins~ “My Bar”: Lauren Jenkins is a country singer and her single is called “My Bar.” Jenkins new song is about an ex who broke her heart, and comes into her favorite bar with a new girl. She explains how her ex can do anything he want but cannot take the bar away from her.
  2. Shea Fisher~ Tattoo”: Shea Fisher’s song “Tattoo explains how a relationship when it is over is always hard to move on. Fisher also shares how your ex lover may be gone from your life, but you can still feel them around or think of happy times.
  3. Walker McGuire~ “Til Tomorrow”: Walker McGuire, comprised of Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire. The duo song “Til Tomorrow,” is about the feeling you get when you out and try to drink to forget. But always remember, any drink is not temporary fix. Walker, McGuire co-written this song with Brian Carper and Trey Matthews.
  4. Clark Manson~ “3 Wishes”: Clark Manson’s song “3 Wishes” is for sure to be stuck in your head after only listening to it one time. This song showcases how we all want a perfect summer night and Manson gives it to us in this tune.
  5. Jared Wade~ “We’ve Got The Summer”~ In Jared Wade’s “We’ve Got The Summer”, explains coming home from the home and re-kindled a old lover. This song has a uptempo beat to it and also show how in the summer you can let loose and feel carefree.

 

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Heather Jeanette~ Q & A!!!

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1.     Hi Heather, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a musician?

      I grew up in Virginia Beach, VA and had dreams of becoming an actress…. until I picked up a guitar.
 
2.     How did you know you wanted to become a country singer?
      I played in cover bands around Virginia Beach, VA and had a bluesy/country sound in my original music. When I moved to Los Angeles, I was writing pop songs for other artists but the songs never really felt authentic until I sat down with my guitar with some country ideas by myself. The song ideas were just flowing. Plus I fell in love with line dancing.
 
3.     Who are some your musical icons?
      I looooove Gwen Stefani/No Doubt, Miranda Lambert, Heart, Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow, Led Zeppelin, Loretta Lynn
 
4.     Where do you see yourself in the next 5 to 10 years in your music career?
       Making a living doing what I love…..music (whether its writing, recording, performing, or touring)
 
5.     If you could sing a duet with a famous singer or group who would it be and why?
      STEVEN TYLER!! I’ve seen Aerosmith probably 4 times live in concert and every time he is on stage he kills it. That man        could be singing the alphabet and make it sound good lol.
6.     Is there anything new coming up with your music for 2017?
      I’ve been writing and recording new music, so I will be releasing an EP or maybe a full album 😉 

7.     If you had to give advice to an up and coming musician what would you tell them?
      Work on your art, your craft, yourself. Educate yourself on the business and the knowledge of music. There are people             who will promise you things and people who will try to take advantage of you. The more you know and can do yourself the       better off you will be.

8.     What is background of your latest single “Only You?”

      The song actually started with just me and me keyboard one night when I was sad over a guy and trying to get him off my mind (lame i know lol). I just had the verse melody and some lyrics. I brought the song to my long time co-writer and friend Tim Roberts. We finished the song and recorded a piano/vocal version. For the longest time, I didn’t know what to do with the song. One day I sent it to my friend/producer Bryce Bordone in Virginia and he worked his magic making it what it is now. 
 
9.     If you were not a singer what do you think your career would be then?
      I’ve never really imagined myself without music. I sort of made a promise to myself I wasn’t going to have a back up option. I would imagine I would be writing for others. Or possibly an entertainment lawyer….. If i never got into music, I would probably be a pharmacist.

10. What do you like to do in your free time?
      I love the beach. I also enjoy hanging out with friends, working out, going out and exploring or just staying inside and watching movies in my PJs. 🙂

11. What is one of your favorite quotes?

      “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky
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Heather Jeanette~ Artist Spotlight!!!

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Heather Jeanette is a pop country musician and songwriter currently living in Los Angeles. She has signed with well-known music company, Mixstar Publishing, LLC. As a songwriter, Jeanette has written for Selena Gomez and Madison Beer as well as numerous songs for her own upcoming projects. She has also been a producer for famous musicians like Kelly Clarkson and Jason Derulo.

Jeanette’s single “Only You”, came out in 2014 and is currently available on iTunes and Spotify. In 2016, Jeanette contributed to two duets. The first duet is a single called “Hard to Love” which she recorded with singer Danny Dutch. Jeanette also performs “Endless Love” with musician, Doug Meadows. In December 2016 Jeanette released her first Christmas song “It’s Not Christmas Without You.”

In 2017, Jeanette hopes to put out an EP or a full-length album. Jeanette’s music is available on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Heather Jeanette, check out her website: www.heatherjeanette.com.

 

Social Media Accounts:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeatherJeanetteMusic/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/heatherjeanette

Twitter: https://twitter.com/heatherjrocks?lang=en

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heatherjeanettemusic/

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Preeta Carlson~ Q & A!!!

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1.     Hi Preeta, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country singer?
I’ve been a singer/songwriter/musician as long as I can remember. I started playing piano at age 7 and guitar at age 12 and have been singing since I came out of my mothers womb!:)
2.     How did you decide you wanted to become a musician?
Always new it was my path. I feel like the songs and lyrics that come through me are meant to inspire others, so it’s my service to the world.
3.     Who are some of your musical icons?
Growing up, Tori Amos and Alice N’ Chains were my two favorites. Very different from each other, but they were my first inspirations. Also, growing up on Kauai, Reggae music was pretty much the norm, so I appreciate the Reggae greats as well.
4.     Is there anything new coming up with your music for 2016?
I’m planning on releasing a new single accompanied with it’s music video called, ‘Can You Love’ in early January 2017. Also, I’m planning on collaborating with some producers in L.A. and the Pacific Northwest to put out my third full length album.
5.     If you could sing a duet with a singer or group who would it be and why?
Easy. Tori Amos. She was my main inspiration. Her lyrics are complex and poetic and I think it would be an amazing experience.
6.     Where do you see yourself in the next 5 to 10 years in your music career?
Collaborating and writing with top producers and musicians and touring. I have hundreds of songs that I haven’t recorded yet, so I will be doing a lot of that!
7.     If you were not a singer what would your career be?
Well, I also am an artist and I sell my paintings and prints so I would probably be doing that and I also am a belly dancer, so I’d be doing that as well:)
8.     What is the background of your newest single “Be Here?”
It’s a love story, with intensity. I wrote ‘Be Here’ on the piano, so it’s my first song in a while that features the piano and more of my original Tori Amos vibes that I was going for when I was younger.
9.     What is one of your favorite quotes?
There are many different paths to the mountain top, but everyone sees the same moon from the peak.
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