Top 5 Favorite Songs~ April 17, 2017!!

  1. Chelsea Gill~ “What Kinda Trouble,” which showcases the all-true picture of a woman trying to predict the type of man she is about to fall in love with.
  2. Jade Jackson~ “Motorcycle”: Jackson’s song “Motorcycle” it is about feeling independent and accomplished and restless.
  3. Blane Howard~ “Promise to Love Her”: Howard’s new single “Promise To Love Her,” was a surprise gift to his new wife on their wedding day and was also the couple first dance song.
  4. Genevieve Fisher~ “Take It On Home”: “Take It On Home” tells the story about Fisher and her boyfriend having a night on town, before heading home.
  5. Hailey Verhaalen~ “Girls Night Out”: In this song “Girls Night Out” Verhaalen’s tells the story about being out with her girls for the night and having the best time being together and how nobody else can ruin their time together.

 

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Artist Spotlight~ Jordyn Mallory

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Jordyn Mallory was born on April 4, 1992 in Okolona, Mississippi. At just five years old, Mallory had her first solo in a Christmas play. After that she started singing in church, talent shows, festivals and fairs. Mallory also knows how to play guitar and a little bit of the piano. When Mallory was a freshman in high school, she presented a plan to her mom and dad to graduate one year early. She took extra classes during the regular school year and summer and graduated with special honors in 2009 with the class ahead of her.

Mallory has been an opening act for many popular country artists like Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle, Jake Owen, Eric Church and Colt Ford. She also had made a cameo in Jason Aldean’s music video for his hit song “Dirt Road Anthem.” In 2010 she won a Myspace contest to be a cast member on Simon Fuller’s “If I Can Dream” which aired on Hulu. After that she auditioned for American Idol Season 11 and made it to Hollywood. She also went on to make the top 98 on the show. Later Mallory wrote a song with country musician Kip Moore and Dan Couch that Moore sang with Jewel at the historical Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Mallory is happy to be a regular performer for NSAI’s Song Suffragettes and also likes to volunteer for Musician’s On Call. You can also find her online with her video tutorial for Tyme Curling Iron, which now has over 70 million views and she was also in the company’s commercial. Last year, Mallory put out her self-titled EP on iTunes and Spotify and CMT premiered her music video on their Artist Discovery campaign. Mallory debuted as the number one trending artist via CMT.com and the video landed over 300,000 views. Her newest single is called “I Found Faith (and Tim) and it came out February 2017. If you would like to find out more about Jordyn Mallory then check out her website www.jordynmusic.com.

 

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Jordyn Mallory~ Q & A!!

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Questions:

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

2.     How did you get into country music and how did you know you wanted a career in it?

3.     Who are some of your musical icons?

4.     What is the story behind your latest single “I Found Faith (and Tim)?”

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

6.     What are 3 things that you love about living in Nashville?

7.     Is there anything new coming up with your music for the rest 2017?

8.     What is one of your favorite quotes?

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

Answers:

1. I can’t really remember I time when I didn’t want to be a country artist.  I guess the defining moment would be when I officially moved to Nashville. I moved here right after graduating high school a year early so I had just turned 17.  Before that, I lived in a very small town in Mississippi and juggled school/sports like any other kid- The only difference was that my job on the weekends was playing shows.
2.  I performed for the 1st time when I was 5 years old. I got into singing gospel music because my grandmother always sang in church. Then I heard Faith Hill and that changed everything for me.  Then I wrote a poem that I then turned into a song.  Then I took my first trip to Nashville.  There are so many little puzzle pieces that brought me to where I am- I don’t really remember a time when I didn’t want to be a country music singer.  I was just so young and thought it was no big deal. I really just wish I could go back to those times and be a fly on the wall.
3. Faith Hill for sure.  Also Elvis Presley.  My hometown is very close to Tupelo, MS where he was born.  Bryan Adams will always be one of my favorites.
4. Everything in the song is pretty much how it happened.  I heard Wild One on the radio and it changed everything for me.  I recently went to see Faith & Tim play at the Ryman in Nashville and wrote the song not long after that.  It’s just one of those songs that’s such a huge part of my story and so special to me that I had to release it.
5.  That’s a tough one!  I love Bryan Adams and it would really just make my life complete to do a duet with him.
6.  1. There’s music everywhere!  That’s probably the coolest part about being here. 2. Chuy’s(of course) 3. I’m only 4 hours from home which means it’s pretty easy for me to see my family often. Probably should have made this one #2.
7. I’m just keeping on keeping on.  I feel lucky to be able to do what I do.  I am focusing a lot on content online so there will definitely be a good many cover videos coming your way! Also, I just got some new merch!  There are Southern Belle shirts in my online store at www.jordynmusic.com/store so check them out!
8. One of my favorites is a Maya Angelou quote. “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
9.  Gosh.. When I dream, i dream BIG.  I want it all.  I want to be touring and playing shows anywhere and everywhere that will have me.  At the end of the day, if I can make a living doing what I love, I’ll be more than happy
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Top 5 Favorite Songs of April 10, 2017!!!

  1. Kristy James~ “Push”: Kristy James’ new single “Push” is a really breezy girl power anthem. In the mood of powerful country female musicians like Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris, James attacks the lyrics in this track about taking chances.
  2. Dylan Raymond~ “I Can Be That”: In Dylan Raymond’s new single “I Can Be That,” shares the story of how this guy can be the perfect lover for the girl that he is interested in, it shows his listeners that there are still some decent guys in the world.
  3. Two Ways Home “Take My Hand”: The single “Take My Hand” is about the truthfulness that we have felt lonely at times, woken up in the morning and could not get out of bed. This song inspires to hang in there because for every isolated lover there is another out there who is feeling the same way.
  4. Liz Moriondo~ “Throw Ya Back”: This song compares how there are some guys to fish that just are not ready to be caught and many women has been in this situation once in their life.
  5. Baylor Wilson~ “Turn Around”: In Baylor Wilson’s single “Turn Around” it tells the story about how a girl is done with her latest lover, but wants him to turn around so she can see his face one more time, before they walk away for good.

 

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Cameron Hawthorn Mom’s Breakfast Sausage Casserole!!

  • Here is a recipe that is similar to country artist Cameron Hawthorn Mom’s Souflee!!

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Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milks
  • 6 slices white bread, toasted and cut into cubes
  • 8 ounces mild Cheddar cheese, shredded

 

Directions:

  1. Crumble sausage into a medium skillet. Cook over medium heat until evenly brown; drain.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together mustard powder, salt, eggs and milk.
  3. Add the sausage, bread cubes, and cheese, and stir to coat evenly. Pour into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours, or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Cover, and bake 45 to 60 minutes. Uncover, and reduce temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until set.

 

Website: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/9247/christmas-breakfast-sausage-casserole/

Cameron Hawthorn~ Q & A!!

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

 

I’ve been a musician from a young age. I started playing piano and singing when I was in elementary school, so music has pretty much been a part of my life since I can remember.

 

  1. How did you get into country music and how did you know you wanted a career in it?

 

I grew up on country music. My parents listened to it, my grandparents listened to it, and so when I hear it, it just feels like home to me. I’ve been singing and songwriting for a while now but never thought about doing country music for some reason until recently. It’s in my blood and it’s the music that was just waiting to pour out of me. When something feels right deep down, I believe you have to trust that. And so here I am.

 

  1. What is the story behind you new single “Road Trip?”

 

“Road Trip” was the first song I wrote where I really decided to go for it and write something country. I was really wanting to hang out with a certain someone special one day, but our day jobs were preventing us from doing so. Going on a road trip and just getting away seemed like the perfect idea on that particular day. I love road trips – my family used to take them all the time growing up. I wanted to capture that excitement of hitting the road and escaping your everyday routine. It’s a feel good song and an anthem about letting go and looking forward to where the road can take you.

 

  1. Who are some of your musical icons?

 

Growing up, I loved Tim McGraw, Lonestar, Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, and Martina McBride (to name a few). As I got a little older, I really became inspired by Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Jake Owen, and Taylor Swift. There are so many legendary country artists though who have had an impact on me.

 

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

 

I see myself at the ACM Awards, I see myself at the Grammy’s. I’m going to be touring all over and people are going to be singing my songs. It’s going to happen! I believe it.

 

  1. Is there anything new coming up with your music for the rest of 2017?

 

Yes, a lot! The “Road Trip” music video is coming soon! And new music releases as well this year. Also going to be playing more shows! So stay tuned 🙂

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

    I think I’d have to say Martina McBride. I’ve always been in awe of her voice, and it would be such an honor. And we’re both from Kansas!

  2. What is one accomplishment so far that you are most proud of about your music career?

    I’m most proud of the fact that I’ve been doing music independently. It’s hard work and there are days when I’m not sure I can do it all, but I know that my passion, drive, and love for music are the only things that will push me forward. I obviously dream of having a team, but until that day comes, I’m proud that I have been doing so much on my own.

  3. What is one of your favorite quotes?

    I’m not sure if this was actually a Walt Disney quote or not, but it’s inspiring nonetheless: “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
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Cameron Hawthorn~ Artist Spotlight!!

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Cameron Hawthorn may be a new name to the country world, but having grown up in Kansas, Hawthorn’s small town roots and loves for country music has started early on in his life. The young singer/songwriter made the move to Los Angeles to attend USC, but while on his journey in LA, he found himself always stuck in the traffic on the 405, jamming to country music and dreaming about performing at the CMA’s. So with his strong voice and cool melodies, Hawthorn followed his heart and ventured into making country music, with combining his pop sensibility with his genuine storytelling and country sound. Hawthorn newest single “Road Trip” came out in March 2017 and is available on Spotify and iTunes.

 

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Top 5 Favorite Songs of April 3, 2017!!

  1. Michaela Anne ~ “Living Without You”: In this song Anne sings about trying to move on by herself after a relationship. There is a guitar riff that is showcases through a steel guitar, which makes this song have a mid-tempo flavor to it.
  2. Kelsey Waldon~ “All By Myself”: Waldon in this single takes on the relationship burdens by society and sings about how she can be just fine being single and out of a relationship. It’s a gritty, no holding back kind of song. Also Waldon shares about how a woman doesn’t need a man in her life to be herself. This is not so much a woman empowerment anthem, but more telling society rules to leave women alone.
  3. Caroline Spence~ “Heart of Somebody”: This song main message is knowing that you are not doing your best and knowing that you want to better. This album is an examination of those moments when we are not doing our best, when we are experiencing the best we’ve ever had and knowing that we are doing the best we can and that is enough.
  4. Jordyn Mallory~ “I Found Faith (and Tim)”: Mallory’s new song is fun, different and praises to one of country music’s most talented couple.
  5. Hadley Park~ “Another Bottle of Wine”: In this song Courtney and Morgan explains how girls try to hide their crazy side, but it is no secret that the more wine they start drinking, the more girls will talk and share with anyone what is going on with their soon to be ex-lover.

 

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