- Hello Cheyenne, can you tell us all a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician?I am from a super small town in Kentucky called Science Hill. I had a typical small town country childhood where we rode our bikes all over town and came home home before the street lights came on. I met my husband when I was 19 and we started a family and got married soon after. I have two little boys and I had stayed home for 5 years with them as a stay at home mom. I have always sang and performed but took a break while raising my boys. I went 5 years without singing a note and it was a pretty low point for me in my life. My brothers surprised me one day with all new recording equipment, and I just didn’t stop from there. Music had always been in the forefront of my life growing up doing musicals, choir, shows, etc. So losing it was really hard on me mentally. Its my escape. Bringing ,music back into my life and finally perusing a musical career has made me a better mother and just an all around better version of myself.
- Who are a few of your musical icons?I Have so many musicians that I look up to. I would say my top 3 would be Stevie Nicks, Miranda Lambert,and Maren Morris
- What is the background story behind your brand-new single “?”I was selected to be in a breakout artist program at Off The Row Studio in Franklin, Tennessee. I had the opportunity to work with some big names and very talented people for my first single. The writers of this song are Stephony Smith and Melba Montgomery. I have been a Stephony Smith fan for years. Stephony has written some iconic number one hits such as “Big Star” and “It’s Your Love.” Melba is most known for her hit duet with George Jones. This song was pitched to me by the studio and I instantly fell in love with it.
- What is your recording process like when creating new music?I Went to Off The Row fro the weekend and I tracked with the band on a Saturday, which was such a cool experience. The band that I was fortunate enough to work with has also played for some of the top names in country music. Grammy winner Mark Prentice, who played bass and keyboard on my song, has worked with Johnny Cash, Lady A, and many more.
- The drummer, Matt Bubel is the former drummer for Kip Moore. The guitarist is Danny Parks who has worked with Blake Shelton and Brooks and Dunn.The second day I laid down vocals with the producer. My Producer is P.T. Houston, who was the engineer on one of my favorite songs, “If Your Going Through Hell” by Rodney Adkins. He has produced many more songs and was a dream to work with.
- How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words?I would say Its Modern Country Outlaw Music
- What are a few of your favorite venues to play at?I love doing local shows and seeing people I know there to support me. There are all kinds of local places in Kentucky where I live by Lake Cumberland but Nashville is hard to beat. I haven’t performed at Blue Bird Cafe but it is one of my dream locations, along with the Listening Room.
- What do you like to do in your free time, when not working on music?When I’m not working on music I love spending time with my kids and husband. My favorite place to be is definitely the ball park.
- What is one of your favorite quotes?“Your life begins where your comfort zone ends”
- Is there anything else you would like to share?Being a small town girl and working with people who have accomplished so much has been the most amazing experience for me. I have been singing country music for as long as I can remember. For years, I have recorded my own songs in my bedroom and now I want to share it with the world. Most importantly I want to show other moms that you can follow your dreams and be an amazing mother at the same time.
Cheyenne Parmley~ Artist Spotlight!!!
Country musician Cheyenne Parmley brand-new single “I Can’t Stay Away From You,” came out today on March 10th, 2021. Parmley was chosen to be in a breakout artist program at Off The Road Studio in Franklin, Tennessee. She had the chance to work with some famous names and very talented individuals for her first single. The writers of this song are Stephony Smith and Melba Montgomery. She have been a Stephony Smith fan for many years. Smith has written some famous number one hits such as “Big Star” and “It Your Love.” Melba is most known for her famous duet with George Jones. They showcased their classic gift into lyrics for this song and it sparkles through as classic country.
The band that Parmley was lucky enough to work with has also performed with some top acts in country music. Grammy winner Mark Prentice, who played bass and keyboard on her song, has worked with Johnny Cash, Lady A and many others. The drummer, Matt Bubel is a former drummer for Kip Moore. The guitarist is Danny Parks who has worked with Blake Shelton and Brooks and Dunn. Parmley’s producer is P.T. Houston, who was the engineer on one of her favorite songs, “If Your Going Through Hell,” by Rodney Adkins. Houston has also produced other songs.
Being a small town girl and working with individuals who have mastered so much has been the most marvelous for Parmley. Parmley is a mother of two little boys, from Kentucky and she have been singing country music for as long as she can remember. For many years, she have recorded her own songs in her bedroom and now she wants to share it with the rest of the world. She have worked her whole life doing open mics, talent shows, contests and much more. She has always dreamt of opportunity like this. If you would like to find out more about up and coming country artist Cheyenne Parmley then check out her Instagram page at (https://www.instagram.com/cheyenneparmleymusic/).
Holiday State~ Q&A!!!
1. Hello guys, can you tell us all a little bit about yourselves before you formed your country music band?
-Hey how are ya? Well… we’re 3 brothers from Orange County, CA. Our names are Brandon (the oldest), Brett (the middle), and Bryan (the youngest). We were raised in a town called Rancho Santa Margarita. Growing up we were pretty active in our church community. We played a lot of sports, especially basketball and baseball. Our dad loves baseball, he played in the minors for a little while. We also loved shooting short films with friends around the neighborhood when were in our teens and have always been into cars too.
We had a “racing team” when we were In High School/College. We are of Hawaiian, Portuguese, Danish, Irish, and Mexican decent and started getting into music and singing around middle school.
2. How did you guys form Holiday State?
-We had always been into music growing up, our parents always played music around the house. We were in different bands and involved in various music projects throughout high school and our early twenties, but most those bands consisted us plus friends or other musicians who just weren’t dedicated enough like we were. They really didn’t see it as being a career in the future. So that’s when we decided to start a group just the three of us and that’s when Holiday state was formed.
3. How did you come up with Holiday State and was there any other names you were maybe going to choose instead?
– We were planning on starting a clothing line and came up with the name Holiday State. Once the group started recording more material is when the clothing biz was put on hold and focused more on the music biz, that’s when we decided to name the group Holiday State. It just made sense, because of what it means and what we’re trying to accomplish with this group. We figured we could still put out Holiday State clothing as merch too. So I guess you can say we get to do both now haha! There were a few other names we thought about. One was COUNTY O, another one was SHINING CITIZEN. Obviously they didn’t make the cut. Haha!
4. Who are some of your musical icons?
-Musical icons…definitely Michael Jackson, The Backstreet Boys, Boyz 2 Men, Timberlake, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban. We really grew up on a lot of R&B music. That’s probably the first genre that was introduced to us along with island music at family gatherings.
5. What is the background story behind your latest single “Lay Low?”
-The song was produced by Andy Sheridan and written by his wife Melissa Sheridan. They pretty much crafted the song specifically for us. They sent the demo to us and we loved it! So when Andy was out in LA for a couple days we booked a studio in North Hollywood and knocked out the vocals. It’s one of those chill out, feel good records but will make you move at the same time. It’s about a couple getting ready to go out on the town for the night and then end up changing their minds last minute and decide to just hang out on the couch at home cuddling, watching Netflix and sippin’ on some wine.
6. How would you all describe your music in 3 to 5 words?
-Catchy, current, relatable, authentic, Cali-Country
7. What are a few of your favorite venues to play at?
-Let’s see…definitely the Georgia Theatre in Athens, Ga. It’s in the middle of a cool little college town, much different from where we’re from. That place is special to us cause it was the first time we saw our name up on the marquee. The Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, Ca. is another good one! Just so much history there. The Wild Horse Saloon in Nashville was amazing. Their lighting and sound system is ridiculous, and that was our first show in Nashville as well. Also Moonshine Beach in San Diego, Ca. is a great place to perform at. It’s in Pacific Beach down there where people just like to party and have fun. The staff over there are really great to work with as well.
8. What are a few of your favorite quotes?
Brandon -“If your dreams don’t scare you, than they’re not big enough”
Bryan -“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs”
Brett -“The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling”
Holiday State~ Artist Spotlight!!!
Coming from Orange County, California. Holiday State manifest Pacific Coast slow pace along with Southern appeal mixing a new sound of Country/Pop/Rock/and R&B. The trio of multi ethnic brothers growing up in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. Their childhood house was built on old country land where the Oregon Trail once passed. Their parents motivated originally, faith, and family values, music was always around and provided a steady impact, developing in the brothers showing love for music starting at a young age. Similar to the surrounding OC cities, R.S.M., is a humble in size with a tiny town feel, about 25 minutes inland from the beach, and a few hours from the mountains.
The brothers grew up listening to a many different genres of music, while still being fans of Country Music. Brandon was drawn to R&B/Hiphop, Brett, Pop & Jazz music and Bryan, Punk/Rock & Alternative. Their passion for country music grew more when they came across Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, and Keith Urban, which proceeded them in going line dancing every week and going to the famous Stage Coach Festival in Indio, CA. The siblings come from a musical family, being a part of long line of dancers and singers. Their dad is from Honolulu, Hawaii, inborn in them their Hawaiian culture, as well as their Grandma, who along with her sisters was professional hula dancers for many years on Oahu. Each brother bring their individual musical flavors together and put them into one sound.
In November 2020, the brother put out their fifth single “Where I Wanna Be,” which was shown by American Songwriter. The music video was also released on the same date and premiered by Cowboys & Indians. The song was also added to Spotify’s New Music Nashville playlist as well as Apple musics New in Country playlist and also was featured in the Country Hot Tracks section.
In the spring of 2019, they released their debut single “Friday Feelin,” which was featured on Spotify’s New Music Nashville playlist and was coved by many famous blogs, Taste of Country, and The Boot. The music for “Friday Feelin,” was also shown by CMT, and also by Country Music Network in their new must hear songs of the summer list.
In February 2020, Holiday was a opening act for Logan Mize on his “Gotta Grow Up Tour,” in Spokane, WA and Kuna, ID. They also opened for mult-platinum recording group O-Town and have performed at many venues across Southern California. In 2017, they were supporting act for Sammy Adams on his National “Seniorits Tour,” playing throughout the Southeast with Grammy nominated artist Jack Harlow.
On October 1st, 2017, Brett went to the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas. The group was very shaken and a lasting mark was left on all three of them. It was needed take time off for Brett to heal, and as a part of the healing process, they thought to make the most purposeful and truthful music as possible, both melodically and musical. This process led them to Nashville in early 2018, where they wrote and recorded brand-new music with producer Andy Sheridan (Major Bob Songwriter, founder of Charlie Horse Productions and Music Director for artists like Hunter Hayes and Ben Rector). They also recorded with producer Tyler Cain (Big & Rich, Darius Rucker, Billy Currington).
The brothers continue to write and record new music and working on their live show skills and is looking forward to getting back on stage in 2021. On February 19, 2021 the trio put out their latest new single “Lay Low.” If you would like to find out more about Holiday State then please go take a look at their awesome website (https://www.holidaystate.com).
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