Angela Sue Cheslock~ Artist Spotlight!!

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At the age of 11, Angela Sue Cheslock, gave her first live performance and she has not stopped since. In 2011, Cheslock was part of season 10 of American Idol. Her group got the chance to perform with rock star Steven Tyler from the band Aerosmith. Also in her group was runner up Lauren Alania, who is now a well-known country artist and just put out her second album. Cheslock was also part of a reality television show called “The Glee Project” where she placed in the top 20.

As a child Cheslock knew she wanted a career in music. She got the chance to perform the National Anthem and God Bless America at different sporting events including the Cincinnati Cyclones, Cincinnati Reds and The National Tractor Pull. While attending high school her vocal group “The Madrigals” were invited to sing at the Ohio Music Education Association and she was a recognized as one of the featured soloist.

Cheslock moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University and joined the Commercial Voice program. She remains a Nashville resident after completing college. She is still working on new music and promoting her single “Bring Out My Bad.” If you would like to find out more about Angela Sue Cheslock then check out her website www.angelasuecheslock.com.

 

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Drink: Lo Bosworth’s Moscow Mules!!!

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Drink: Moscow Mules

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ginger, peeled and cut into thin slices
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tsp. Splenda Zero Liquid Sweetener
  • 15 mint leaves
  • Juice from 4 limes
  • 1 liter soda water
  • 8 fl. oz. vodka
  • Ice cubes
  • 4 lime wedges

 

Directions:

 

  1. Boil ginger in 4 cups of water for about 10 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced by half.
  2. Strain the ginger reduction into a bowl, and add Splenda Liquid Sweetener and allow to cool.
  3. Add mint leaves and lime juice to the ginger reduction and muddle.
  4. In a pitcher, combine soda water and vodka. Add the ginger reduction with mint leaves and lime juice. Stir. Add ice cubes, additional mint or lime to taste.
  5. Serve in copper mugs and garnish with mint leaves and a lime wedge.

 

Website: http://thelodown.com/cooking/splenda-moscow-mule/

Tim Hurley~ Artist Spotlight

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Tim Hurley is a singer/ songwriter and is currently living in Playa de Rey, California. Hurley is originally from the east coast. Growing up he listened to a variety of musical genres, but the songwriting process and lyrics in country stood out from all the rest. As a listener, Hurley focuses on the background within a song and as a lyricist he attempts to create a bond with his audience through storytelling.

Tim has started a band with Steve Neino (guitar), Riley Flanagan (drums) and Sonny Kennelly (bass). The wide-ranging union of these talented musicians has made a sound that the band likes to describe as “coastal country.” Their tunes are powered by the enthusiasm and brotherhood of the guys and their chemistry is shown throughout each live show they play at. If you would like to find out more about Tim Hurley then check out his website www.timhurleymusic.com.

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

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

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

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC16U3LcsjfsmbnEdYivcEyw

 

Tim Hurley~ Q & A!!!

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

I moved to California about 14 years ago for work in entertainment marketing.  I continue to play in a hockey league, play beach volleyball and ski in my free time. 

2.     How did you become country singer and how did you know you wanted to sing for a career?

In May of 2014, I was approached at a Karaoke bar near my home in Playa del Rey by the friend of a songwriter out of El Paso, TX. By amazing timing and circumstance, I found myself opening for John Michael Montgomery at Fort Bliss just 2 months later.  It was the first time I had ever performed on stage and it was in front of 10,000 people.  I was hooked.

3.     Who are some your musical icons?

George Strait, Kenny Chesney

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

We are focused on touring this spring and recording our new tunes.  We are trying to build our fan base and hope to work our way into performing at larger festivals in the next two years.

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

Jennifer Nettles and I would let her sing my part too!

6.     What is your favorite song that you ever recorded?

At this point, I would have to say “My View” is my favorite.  It is more of a traditional country tune and for me it is symbolic of my transition to becoming a solo artist.

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

Life on the road sounds pretty good to me.  Maybe a tour manager for a major act.

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

There have been several shows where individuals have approached me afterwards, and they have told me that we struck a cord with them emotionally because of something they were going through in their life.  That to me is the main reason for writing music and performing.  If I can move an audience with our lyrics and melodies and connect with them emotionally, I know I’ve done my job as an artist, and fulfilled my personal dream.

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

Be YOU.  Have fun and just enjoy what you are creating.

10. What is one of your favorite quotes?Drive fast, take chances..12a3238