Adam Rutledge~ “Q&A”!!!


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

I’ve been into music my whole life. I started playing drums when I was 5 or so, I grew up singing in church choir, played clarinet and saxophone in middle school and picked up guitar when I was 13 after hearing Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Freebird.” Keith Urban’s Golden Road record is what turned me onto todays Country Music though.  I really like his guitar driven sound. Same with Jason Aldean….guitar heavy music is my favorite.

2.    How did you become a fan of country music and when did you know you wanted a career in it?

My mom gave me Keith Urban’s Golden Road record and that’s when I knew that Country Music would be my home.  I was in a Southern Rock band prior to that and it had fizzled out and I was looking for a new direction.  Keith’s record gave me that direction.

3.    How did you come up with your latest album name “Runaway,” and what is your favorite song off the album?

It kinda tied into the first single “Love Kickin In.”The Chorus says “It feels like a jet plane on a runway about to fly.”  I also felt like this record was the “taking off” point of my career.  It’s tough to pick a favorite because it changes from time to time but right now I’d have to say its “Wherever The Nigh Takes Us.”  I really love how that one turned out. It’s really big sonically!

4.    Who are some of your musical icons?

Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Slash form Guns N Roses, Keith Urban, Gov’t Mule.  Lynyrd Skynyrd is why I picked up guitar.  They’re the reason I’m here.  My dad took me to see KISS when I was 15 and my mind was completely blown after seeing that show.  KISS and Skynyrd are the 2 major influences for sure.  Skynyrd lit the fire in me and KISS poured on the gasoline.

5.    Is there anything new coming up with your music for the rest of 2018?

I’ll be out touring promoting the new record.  There may be a new music video coming up this year, and of course I’ll be writing for the next record!

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

I want to be a household name. I want to be able to go out and sell tickets in every city we play.   That’s the main thing for me is connecting with a live audience.  Radio airplay is great but if I can continue to sell tickets everywhere I go then I’ll be happy.

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

I’d love to duet with Phil Vassar (He co-manages me) We’ve been taking about it so I feel like that’ll happen at some point.  I’d also love to work with Old Dominion.  I love those guys.  Matt Ramsey from Old Dominion grew up near where I did so I kinda feel like he’s a hometown guy and he can write one heck of a song!

8.    What is one of your favorite quotes?

“Be so good they can’t ignore you” – Steve Martin

9.    Is there anything else you would like to share? 

I just wanna thank everyone who’s ever believed in me, who’s ever paid a cover or bought a ticket to come see me play, who’s bought a t-shirt or cd with my name on it.  Proving to them they they were right for believing in me is what drives me.




Adam Rutledge~ “Artist Spotlight”!!


Country musician Adam Rutledge is from Roanoke, VA. Rutledge is known for his great songwriting skills. His writing caught attention of country artist Phil Vassar through a connection with longtime Vassar collaborator, Jeff Smith. This results Vassar in mentioning Rutledge, as a management client and an opening act.

Rutledge is also known for his lively and entertaining shows. He has also got the chance to share the stage with artists and groups such as Chris Janson, Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne, Russell Dickerson, Lauren Alaina and Chase Rice.

Rutledge’s latest music video for his song “Love Kickin’ In,” recently was shown on the CMT website and was #1 spot for most watched video. Phil Vassar and Amy Millslagle of i81 Entertainment manage Rutledge. He also has a huge social media following on all popular plat-forms. On Instagram he has over 13.2K followers, over 16K likes on Facebook and 4,400 followers on Twitter.

If you would like to find out more about Adam Rutledge then check out his website


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Bailey James~ “Q&A”!!!

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1. Hi Bailey, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country singer/songwriter?
Well, I like to say I’m a old soul. Like a granny in a 15 year olds body. haha! I’m drawn to things that are vintage and worn and have a story to them. Before I ever got into music, I was just listening to all kinds of different music but usually listen to the old tunes and absorb it. I love learning from the greats.
2.When did you become a country music fan and when did you know you wanted a career in it?
I knew from a young age, at least when I was 5, country music was my favorite. My dad used to sing Johnny Cash to me when I was little, and eventually I knew all the words to “Folsom Prison Blues.” I’ve always had a love for the story and emotion that country music has like no other genre.
3.Who are some of your musical icons? 
Pasty Cline is my biggest. She had such a unique way of twisting her voice and doing these little nuances that made her so unique and her music quite beautiful. She’s really my biggest musical icon.
4.What is the story behind your new tune “Kiss Me Goodbye?” Give us some gossip as we know you wrote this tune. It must be about someone 🙂 
Funny that you say that. I wrote this song about my ex! I dated someone long distance when I was about 13, which almost never works out, and to make matters even worse he broke up with me. Over text! Anyways, at some point I was back in Texarkana and he had called me and asked if he could see me again, and if he could kiss me again. HECK NO. I told my dad and he came up with the corny line, “If you wanna kiss me, kiss me goodbye” and a song was born. The rest is history and I’m his little devil on the radio now. 😉
5.Is there anything new coming up with your music for the rest of 2018?
Yes! We are trying to find out exactly what song we will be releasing as our next single to country radio. Look out for it in early October 2018.
6.Where do you see your music career in the next 5 to 10 years? 
I know this sounds kinda cliche, but I hope in 5-10 years I’m performing in front of crowds that know every word to my songs. That would be a dream.
7.If you could sing a duet with a singer or group who would it be and why? 
Chris Stapleton. He’s my favorite current singer on country radio currently. So much soul in his voice!
8.What is one of your favorite quotes?
“Be groovy or leave, man.” Bob Dylan
9.Is there anything else you would like to share with us? 
Just wanted to say thank you guys, I appreciate your time. And to all the fans reading this, please visit my website and follow me on social media. I’m very active on Instagram and love talking to my fans! I even have weekly LIVE’s so tune in!

Bailey James~ Artist Spotlight!!!


Country singer/songwriter Bailey James put out her first release to country radio, with her song “Run Girl.” “Run Girl,” was #30 on the Top 40 of the Music Row Country Breakout Chart. The accompanying music video has been viewed on her YouTube channel over 132,000 times and it’s also premiere on The Country Network. The video was also on shown on The Heartland TV Network.

After putting out her first single on country radio, she did a radio station tour. James’ visited states like Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin and New York. Nashville entertainment expert Jeffery Teague of Artist & Repertoire produced the song and video for “Run Girl,” and this song is available on iTunes and all other popular music-streaming services. She has also been growing her music resume by writing and recording new songs for a new single and EP.

In addition, James’ was chosen to be the first teen ambassador with The Jason Foundation. She is devoted to raising awareness for suicide prevention through “education and empowerment” on behalf of this significant non-profit organization in her live shows and across social media outlets. This honor places James’ beside longtime Jason Foundation musical ambassadors Charlie Daniels and Rascal Flatts.

If you would like to find out more about Bailey James then check out her website

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* Kickstarter Campaign “Won’t Be Silent Suicide Awareness Campaign”: