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Ashley Walls is a country singer from Georgia. Walls is a storyteller, making songs that come from her heart and own personal experiences. In life she has worked hard for her dreams to come true. Her melodic efforts started at early age when she got her first guitar.
Today she resumes to follow her desires while going to school at University of Georgia. Walls first EP “Chasing Dreams,” came out in 2018. She has been played on 9.49 The Bull, 101.5 Kicks, college radio stations and on many electronic music platforms. She has also headlined many shows through the Southeast and has got to chance to be an opening act for country legends like Billy Ray Cyrus. She continues to write, produce and perform the songs her listeners love.
Walls newest single “Don’t Drink Me Down,” came out on February 15, 2019 and is available both on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Ashley Walls then check out her website at (https://www.ashleywallsmusic.com).
1. Hi Montana, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before yourself before you became a country musician?I was born in Grand Rapids, MI. I fell in love with country music at a really young age. I wrote my first song when I was ten or eleven and started playing guitar when I was thirteen. Outside of music though, I love spending time with my family.
2. What is the background story behind your latest single “Didn’t Mean To?” Didn’t Mean To is an unexpected love song. I wrote it about this situation where I was completely blindsided by my own feelings.
3. Who are some of your musical icons? Taylor Swift, Shania Twain, and Faith Hill. Taylor Swift, in particular, has been a huge inspiration to me. She’s not only an incredible entertainer but also a phenomenal songwriter. She’s so honest in her writing and that has challenged me to do the same.
4. How did you become a fan of country music and when did you know you wanted a career in it? I discovered a few of my mom’s Shania Twain, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw CDs at a very young age. I would come home from school and listen to them over and over again. The thing I love so much about country music is the stories that are present in the songs. I wrote my first song when I was ten or eleven and started playing guitar when I was thirteen. I’ve always wanted to write songs and make music. The thought of it being my career really scared me though. It wasn’t until college that I knew.
5. What are some of your favorite venues or events to play at?Oh goodness, everywhere. I love playing at songwriter rounds here in Nashville. You get to know the other writers and it’s like playing with your friends. It’s a blast. I also love playing festivals. It’s always such a great environment.
6. Is there anything new coming up with your music in 2019? Yes. I actually have a single (Mad About You) coming out this Friday. I’m so excited. It’s actually the single off of my upcoming EP I’m releasing later this year. This song is a little bit more uptempo. It’s a fun little love song. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.
7. How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words? “Coffeehouse Country” or “Country with a touch of pop” is how I like to describe it.
8. What is one of your favorite quotes?Oh gee, I have so many. One is “Everything has changed and yet, I am more me than I’ve ever been.” – Iain Thomas.
Montana Modderman is an award winning country artist and songwriter living in Nashville, TN. Modderman communicable melodies and sweet lyrics take the notice of the listener. Her single “When Love Hits You,” has obtained a Honorable Mention from the American Songwriter Magazine and her song “Knock Off,” was recognized by the American Songwriter Awards.
Her first single “Didn’t Mean To,” got attention and praise from Next Women of Country, Belles and Gals and Bring and Country 2 UK. Her music was added to Next Women of Country’s Top Ten Tuesday Playlist and Belles and Gals Ultimate Playlist on Spotify following the release. If you would like to know more about Montana Modderman then check out her website at (https://montanamodderman.com).
1. Hello Wynn, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you started your country music career?I grew up in what used to be a small town called Weatherford, TX. I grew up doing what most young boys do in their adolescence: playing sports. I played baseball and football since I can remember and then started rodeoing in high school. So, I was pretty proactive in other facets of everyday life before music really started to play a bigger role in my life. As a freshman in high school, it wasn’t until I joined choir that I started to discover how much I truly loved music.
2. How did you start listening to country music and when did you know you wanted a career in it?
3. Who are some of your musical icons?I have always listened to country music. Growing up, I was indoctrinated with the good stuff at a young age with some of the artists my parents and grandmother used to listen to like John Denver, Glen Campbell and Jim Reeves just to name a few. As I grew older, I started listening to, of course, Strait, Alan Jackson, Brooks and Dunn and a lot of the 90s era artists. When the movie “Walk The Line” came out, I was fascinated by the way they portrayed that kind of lifestyle and being in the entertainment industry. I began to think about exploring that myself, but it wasn’t going to be acting, it was always music. The summer between my 9th and 10th grade years, my voice changed. I went from being a Tenor to a Bass in choir and could sing pretty low. That’s where one of my biggest influences, aside from those mentioned above, came about and that is a guy by the name of Josh Turner. I loved Josh’s music and still do to this day. That year I decided to go out on a limb and do the talent show. I think a little more than 1,000 kids sat in the auditorium that day and watched me sing “Why Don’t We Just Dance” by Josh Turner. It was at that moment that I was hooked. I started singing around town to what were basically karaoke tracks while I was learning how to play guitar. I went on to college at Weatherford College on a rodeo scholarship and eventually transferred to Texas A&M University. After working throughout college in a 9 to 5 world, by the beginning of my senior year I knew that I wanted to play music for a living. I graduated in December of 2016 and haven’t looked back. 4. What is the background story behind your latest single “Man What a Woman?”I was invited to a songwriter’s retreat a couple years ago for the first time and met this guy named Roger Brown. We wrote a couple things together that were ok. I had just released my first EP Words Fly and really didn’t know much about what I was doing, but Roger did. Throughout that week, Roger and I became pretty good friends. We kept in touch periodically throughout the year. We ended up at the same retreat again last year and that’s when things really started to mesh between the two of us. I was desperately needing to get back into the studio and get some new music going so I was ready to write. I think I wrote a couple songs earlier that week with some folks, but one night Roger and I sat down and Roger ran an idea past me. He already had the chorus but needed some verses. I think less than an hour later we had “Man What A Woman” finished. That was the first song we completed for the new project that will be released in 2019. 5. What are a few of your favorite venues or events to play at? We’ve had the opportunity to play some awesome venues thus far. I’d have to say that playing the National Finals Rodeo in Vegas in 2017 was a highlight for sure. I also had the opportunity to go over the Italy this past summer and plays at the Voghera Country Festival and that was probably the most amazing experience I’ve ever had. Some of our favorite venues in the great state of Texas include Twisted J Live in Stephenville, TX, home to Tarleton State University and of course our home away from home in College Station at a couple different venues, The Tap and Hurricane Harry’s!
6. Is there anything else new coming up with your music in 2019?We have 14 new songs on an album that we’re releasing this year. Additionally, we’re getting to play some new markets that we haven’t played before so I am really excited for what 2019 has in store for us.
7. What do you like to do in your free time when you are not performing or working on your music?I kind of always tell people that even when I’m not working, I’m working! It’s one of those things that you never really stop thinking about even when you have “time off.” I think that comes with owning your own business and making sure that you’re always making decisions that are going to positively impact your business. When I do have time off, I enjoy going to see my friends play their shows. I also enjoy playing golf with friends or just kicking back and watching movies.
8. What is one of your favorite quotes?“No one is going to work harder for you than you.”
9. Is there anything else you would like to share?Looking forward to getting out on the road more in 2019 and starting to play some of these new songs for the folks that come out!
Wynn Williams is an up and coming country musician. He is a little bit of old, a little bit of new and whole lot of pure country. Williams is also a rodeo cowboy and is from the North part of Texas. As a child when he was not in the pen chasing steers, he was playing country music that were influenced by country legends like George Strait, Keith Whitley, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Merle Haggard and many more.
While attending Texas A&M, Williams hung up his spurs and worked steadily on growing his attendance in the music world by performing in venues around the central and north Texas regions. Refining his skill set as a songwriter, Williams was able to make what he needed to record and release his debut EP “Words Fly.” Williams also graduated from Texas A&M and received a degree in Communication.
Williams’ newest single “Man What a Woman,” came out on February 1, 2019. All of Williams’ music is available to download and listen both on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Wynn Williams then check out his website at (https://www.wynnwilliamsmusic.com).
1. Hi Dawson, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician? Well I’m from a small town in northwest Georgia called Rome. Growing up I was obsessed with NASCAR and football. (Still am to this day) but when I was younger I played football up until my 10th grade year and I even rode go-kart on a dirt track and did a little racing. But once I was about 15-16 years old I knew I wanted to play music I shifted my focus a 100% to that. I moved to Nashville after graduating high school and got a job at UPS, and did that till I signed a deal with BMG in December of 2017. I guess the moral to all that is. My parents always supported me no matter what it was. They’re the main reasons I’m where I am today.
2. Who are some of your musical icons? My icons are Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Hank William Jr. and Blackberry Smoke. I wore out lots of their cds growing up.
3. How did you start listening to country music and when did you know you wanted a career in it? Growing up my dad listened to mostly Hank and a lot of the older guys so that’s how I fell in love with country music, and my mom kept GAC on in our house 24/7 so I heard a lot of what was on the radio from that. I started trying to write songs when I was around 13 years old and then picked up a guitar at 14, and sometime shortly after that (I’m not sure exactly when) I saw Eric Church and Randy Houser on YouTube playing at the Opry and I was just mind blown and absolutely fell in love with it at that moment. I’ll never forget it.
4. What is the background story behind your latest single “Can’t Help It?” I wrote it with 3 of my buddies- Alex Maxwell, Ryan Nelson & Trey Teem. We’re all super country guys and Alex had the idea and I was like man we should just write this about growing up country, as hell and how we just can’t help it. So we did, and it came right out. This was one of the smoother writes.
5. Is there anything else new coming up with your music in 2019? A new 4 song EP comes out March 1st!
6. What are some of your favorite venues or events to play at? I’m not sure if I have a favorite, I love playing anywhere, where people want to listen to some country music.
7. How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words? Rockin, Redneck and country
8. What is one of your favorite quotes? “Enjoy the ride” I actually have it tattooed on my arm. I saw an Eric Church interview and he was asked, “if you could give advice to a young artist what would it be.” And that’s what he said, enjoy the ride and not get so stressed out and caught up in everything, and let things happen on there own. It’s so easy to get down or caught up in everything that goes on in life matters and I try to remind my self daily to enjoy the ride, And that’s just kinda stuck with me ever since.
9. Is there anything else you would like to share? I’m just really looking forward to this year and getting this new music out and seeing how people react to it out on the road!
At the young age of 14 Dawson Edwards purchased his first guitar at a local pawnshop in his hometown of Rome, Georgia. Soon after he was playing at local restaurants and bars creating a name for himself while still attending high school. After graduating Edwards got a job at the Capitoline Inc. building counter tops to save up the money to make the move to Nashville to follow a career to become a singer/songwriter in the country music world.
At 19, he made the move to Nashville, and had a job working the night shift filling up trucks at UPS to make ends meet, while writing music in the day. In 2106 he was picked to be in the ASCAP’s GPS program, which helped him to work carefully with Nashville publishers and writers. In December of 2017 Edwards signed a high-class worldwide publishing contract with BMG Nashville.
Edward put out his second EP “Half My Heart’s in Georgia,” in 2017. Edwards latest single “Can’t Help It,” on January 25, 2019 and it is available to listen on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more Dawson Edwards then check out his website at (https://www.dawsonedwards.com).