While growing up on the outskirts of Chicago, Andrea Veltri has never had a problem in her mind that music was the direction for her. At 5 years old she got her first guitar, and soon started taking lessons at 6 years old. When she was 8, she commenced playing in a punk/rock band as the lead singer and guitar player. Sadly, five years later the band broke up, but that did not stop Veltri’s love for music.
Instead, it directed her to country music and inspired her to seek a solo career. Since focusing on her writing and originality, she started to play at different venues and opened for many for different musicians like Jana Kramer, Anna Nalick and Jason Michael Carroll.
On November 16th, 2018, her first single “What I Know Now,” was released. Since then, she has launched herself into her music and writing and it’s imitated in her debut EP “Starting Over,” which was released on October 22, 2021. The seven songs show growth, honesty and reliability. On this EP Hughes opens up about heartbreak in all forms. The EP marks a completely new chapter and shows that starting over can be done with grace.
Country musician, Taylor Hughes, is not your average pop-country artists. With blues and southern rock impacts, she brings a different outlaw sound that needs demands attention. Local of Lexington, KY, she now lives in Spring Hill, TN. Also award-winning gospel single and vocal coach, Christy Sutherland, describes Hughes’ voice as being a “rich chocolate cake with sou.” Also Hughes. Is currently studying under world-renowned vocal coach, Kati Hendricks.
Five years in a row she has been nominated in the Lexington Music Awards for best female vocalist, best country artist, best singer/songwriter, and song of the year; wining in 2016, 2018 and 2019. Hughes was also in the top 5 for the “Southern Fellows Country Artist of the Year.” She has been an opening act and shared the stage with artists like Chase Rice, Riley Green, Sam Riggs, Angaleena Presley (Pistol Annies) and Striking Matches.
Since the beginning of 2021, she has been co-headlining an acoustic tour with fellow female artist Audra McLaughlin, from season 6 of The Voice. She has also played at many famous stages like Stations Inn, The Listening Room, Douglas Corner, Manchester Music Hall and The Lyric Theater. Hughes is also a co-sponsor for the annual “Bourbon Bash,” hosted by Bourbon with Friends podcast. The podcast is one of the quickest growing shows in the podcast industry. This event brings together some of the bourbon industries biggest companies and influencers together to share their love of bourdon along with working together to make the industry even better. Hughes is also going to be showcased as an artist at the 2022 Folds of Honor charity a event hosted at the castle in Versailles, Kentucky.
Hughes’ live shows bring endurance, a good time and true country music fans have been dying to hear. Hughes’ first single “Good Taste,” came out on April 10, 2020 (also was played on iHeart Radio) and after releasing her sophomore single, “Prayin’ to the Whiskey,” in February of 2021. Both of her singles can be heard not only in the United States but have been playing for a while on radio stations in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia. Hughes is currently working on her next single “High On Something.” Her latest single will be out on November 19, 2021. She also has her name on many other artists’ albums and EPs that include the following: country artist- Hannah Wright’s first album, “Revival.” Hughes was a co-writer on the song “Pinkies Down, Bottoms Up.” She also co-wrote on the title track on artist, Karen McCormick, EP release “Retro.” She is a co-writer on “Christmas in Philly,” which can be found on blues artist, Serena Sol Brown’s 2020 Christmas EP. Hughes will also have a song (co-write “Jesus and Jail”) released later this year on country artist Krystal King, debut EP.
Wonderful vocals and unbeatable approach mix in the small bundle that is Andrea Vasquez. The California/Virginia native has mixed her love of contemporary and Latin-American roots to establish a new sound within the genre. Vasquez has been inspired by country acts like Carrie Underwood, Shania Twain, and The Chicks.
She has been working on her sound since he was a child. Born in Los Angeles, to an extremely musical family, she started playing the violin, piano, and guitar at a very young age which inspired her to also write her own songs. A move back to California would become the spur to pursuing music. After finishing school, Vasquez moved to Nashville to work on her dream to become a country singer. She released her first single “Sugar Coat,” and it surpassed 113k streams on Spotify and took Vasquez on her first radio tour.
Next, Vasquez released her next single “Runnin’ Wild,” which attained big success by receiving a permeant spot on Spotify’s New Music Nashville Playlist. Her song “Bed You Made,” received wonderful feedback and praise, while getting the attention of CMT and adding it to their online playlist rotation. With an expanding name in Music City, Vasquez has played at well-known venues and shows in Nashville including Whiskey Jam and The Listening Room.
Vasquez’s latest single “Used To,” showcases a sensitive and heart-pulling background. The song is currently getting a lot of playing time on Spotify playlists. She also has a great stage presence and songs that fit into today’s country music scene. She is rapidly establishing herself within the country music world.
Lazy Jane is a country duo providing a different exciting take on the genre with its flying songs, bold guitar playing, and wonderful vocal combos. The duo was started in the summer of 2016 by now husband and wife Madison and Tristen Smith. Both of them took inspiration from a poem in Shel Silverstein’s “Where the Sidewalk Ends,” the two of them loved the concept of having a name that seemed a little unexpected given the lively sounds of their live concerts. In its short journey, Lazy Jane has played shows not only in many living rooms and dive bars but also in well-known venues and festivals such as the Capitol Theater (Wheeling, WV), Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, TN) and Jamboree in the Hills (St. Clairsville, OH).
In 2020, they released a few songs “Pretty Drifter” and “Devil I Know,” produced by country powerhouse producers Derek George (Randy Houser, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts and more) and Julian King (Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and More.
In October 2021 their brand-new and latest single “Sounds Like You,” came out. The single and their other songs are available both on Spotify and Apple Music. If you would like to find out more about this great up-and-coming country music duo then please go take a look at their website (https://www.lazyjanemusic.com).
Maddye Trew was born and grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and started making her mark as a performer at a young age. She first took the “stage,” (the middle of her grandfather’s fireplace), singing Shania Twain covers for her family members. She sang “ Walkin’ After Midnight at the famous Strand Theatre at only 10 years old, took many roles in a different high school theater and musical showcases while a student at Tipton Rosemark Academy and eventually went to Nashville to get her Bachelor of Arts in commercial music from Belmont University.
After graduating, Trew has worked to craft her skills as a singer/songwriter and celebrated her first release, “Only Sometimes,” in December 2020. She has next been invited to share her songs at the popular Listening Room as well as other Nashville venues including The Local, Belcourt Taps, the Moxy Nashville, and Honeytree Meadery.
Trew has also been an opening act at the legendary Nashville Palace, and at the beginning of the summer, she was honored to join several artists including Trace Adkins for the celebrated Memorial Day Mulefest concert event in Colombia, TN.
Trew’s latest single “That’s The Lonely Talkin’,” showcases sparkling, spunky and country. The single is available on all digital platforms. The single was written by Jim Thrasher and Katie Barbour and produced by Like Buishas. Trew has paid tribute to the artists of musical icons such as Loretta Lynn, Pasty Cline, and Carrie Underwood, with her “whiskey-smooth delivery of the heartbreaking lyric and a fearless openness for beyond her years.” The song was showcased on Radio SorBro’s NuMu Friday (an all-streaming radio platform that allowed listeners to enjoy Nashville’s songwriter worldwide).
Music artist Erin Grand, all trails led to a career in music from the beginning. Grand was born and raised just outside of the Twin Cities (a place that merrily isn’t commonly known to host a big population of country fans, the pop/country singer, whose new single “Lonely Does” came out on August 28, 2021. The song is delightfully driven by a piece in the performance arts. Grand shares that “she never really excelled in school, it just wasn’t her thing. She all shared she never had a full-time job that didn’t involve music. It’s what I was put here to do.”
Grand grew up in a family that celebrated music and supported her dreams, she first discovered her appreciation of singing at 8 years old, she started finding her land in the country music category soon after. Her parents raised her on both country and rock and roll, which Grand is forever thankful for. Like others, she started performing in church, joining a youth band as a head singer. Then, her talents were called by the church’s adult worship team. Next, Grand sang in a secular pop band, which later became a duo. Grand mentions it was a “bit of a balancing act: some people at church weren’t too keen on her performing in a secular band on the side. It was the best of both worlds, and she was able to do what she loved full time. She paid to sing, it didn’t get much better than that.”
The trends moved, though, when her duo partner decided on another career path and Grand would next become a solo artist. She had learn to play by herself and was starting to learned how to play the guitar but still needed some practice. Also, she started working on her songwriting skills. Her first few songs were not so good, but she knew she had to start somewhere. Grand also started taking monthly trips to Nashville, becoming part of Music City’s never-ending talent group to showcase her melodic and lyrical skills. During one of her trips, Grand was asked to join the notable group Song Suffragettes (a group of female singers who love supporting one another in their musical careers).
In February 2020, Grand moved to Nashville and was directly met with an altered version of what life in music would look like when the COVD-19 global pandemic created the industry to come to a screeching halt. It was hard, but she kept moving in a forward direction. She made friends from her many trips down. So she up a lot Zoom writes. It wasn’t planned, but it kept her in the game. Some of Grand’s favorite artists are Maren Morris, Keith Urban, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars. Grand continued to develop her sound, which she calls “pop country with a lot of soul. Grand also likes to write about what could be made up of things, such as imaging things in a way that most individuals would dream of wanting in their own lives.
From the co-writes came sizzling, lively first single “Mood” (October 2020), next came easy-going, funny upbeat single “Better With Wine (July 2021). As Grand continues to put out new music, aided by a team entirely made of women. Grand’s different vocal tenor and strength, joined with honest (and sometimes witty) songwriting keep bringing in new fans and put her as one of the industry’s most up and coming talents in the country music world.
If you would like to find out more about the talented and kind-hearted Erin Grand then please go check out her website at (https://www.eringrand.com).
Taylor Tumlinson started singing and writing at a young age and taught herself to play the guitar at only 10 years old. She won the Texas State Colgate Country Showdown in 2010, and her appreciation for entertaining and playing on stage was kindled very fast as she opened for some of her favorite Texas musicians like The Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, and Jon Wolfe. Also in 2010, she traveled to Nashville to record with the help of her producer, Trey Matthews and enjoyed her first co-writing sessions with Matthews and Danny Green (known for his sit song with Chris Stapleton “Fire Away”).
Tumlinson received a lot of radio playing time and was nterviewed all over South Texas, and she and her local band played many venues around the Coastal Bend, including Brewster Street Icehouse. She attended Texas A&M University and after graduating, she decided to chase after her music dream by making Nashville her new home. She started making new friends with many skillful writers and musicians, co-wrote many songs, played regularly in writers’ rounds, and learned more than she could ever visualize possible.
She went back to Texas in 2020 and is getting ready to release a full-length record. Her soulful voice and rare lyrics draw music fans to her live performances and sessions on social media. Tumlinson’s voice has been described as being “mesmerizing,” “fierce and soulful”, and “strong with a good country sound” by different music bloggers. Her first two singles from her full length album, “Hold Your Horses” and “Bigger Than Texas” came out this year.
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Jarod Grubb is from Northwest Montana. Grubb grew up close to Glacier National Park. His love of nature and stunning places grew to oceans, beaches and palm trees where he has found inspiration for his music career. After starting his own band in Bosie, Idaho, Grubb then moved to Nashville where he was played venues like Tootsies, 4 Corners Marina on Percy Priest Lake and Margaritaville Hotel. Played these venues along with writers rounds and getting mentor from Billy Currington’s lead guitarist Gary Tackett. Tackett had guided Grubb to his first producer and after that was his freshman EP. On July 9, 2021, Grubb’s brand new single “Tiki Bar on the Beach.”
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