Shea & Sayre Henley are brother and sister and together they formed their country music group “Henley.” They grew up in Newnan, Georgia and started to write music together, while attending college in Denton, Texas. They both love to laugh and performance with one another.
The Henley siblings now are living in Nashville. On June 26th their latest single “Alone tonight,” came out and it debuted on Apple Country Hot Tracks. The song is about an ex-lover that you cannot leave in the past. Even though the relationship is over. You are trying to restore an old lover that burned fast and forcefully but has since left for good. Sayre shares the song is about how she would wait for her ex to come “in town and knew what bar he would be drinking at and she would anxiously await the “come meet me for a drink” on a Monday night even though she knew it would end in her getting hurt.”
Gracie Carol is a girl who grew up in Cincinnati and moved to Nashville for her love of singing and devotion to performing. With early origins in country music, Carol was meant to make her mark on this genre of music and her true self appeared before she was even done with high school. In the summer of 2014, Carol performed alongside with country superstar Keith Urban on his “Raise ‘Em Up Tour” at Riverbend Music in Cincinnati, OH. At 17 she was a part of Miranda Lambert’s “We Were Us” to an audience of 20,000 people. Her family made signs, her friends taking a lot of pictures and videos, and strangers screaming her name, all took apart of an evening that would change Carol’s dreams into very real experiences.
With the love of her city and the support from Urban’s fans, everyone in her town came to know the name of “Grace Aufderbeck.” Her accomplishments and achievements made a youthful Carol realize that she had a spot in the music world, but it is the tiny moments that keep her going. The memories of places she has been, the individuals she has met, and the cheers of their voices to the sound of her music, stay very close to her as she continues to make a name for herself. Carol now is living in Nashville; TN and she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and studied Commercial Music Voice with Music Business. At only 22 years old, Carol has created a sturdy foundation in a rough world of writing songs about her own life and truth about her relationships.
You can listen to Carol’s debut EP “Day Dreams,” on all music platforms. On June 26, 2020 Carol brand new “3 Minutes” came out. She continues to develop as an artist with the desires that her face will be known with those of “The Next Women of Country. If you would like to find out more about this talented girl then check out Gracie Carol’s website at (https://graciecarol.com).
Jake Loban has been moving across the country playing music since before he could drive. He has been living in Nashville (aka: Music City) since 2016, he drove his 1963 Ford Falcon around the city to play at world-famous honky-tonks each day. The San Diego local documents a love illustrated by the love of DYI roots and the greatness of Americana aesthetics. Loban songs express his admiration for craft and hard work while sharing the highs and lows of living a journey worth sharing and creating music about. Loban’s debut single, “Dancing With Ghosts,” came out in January 2020. His first full-length album, “Saloon Sessions, was released 6 months after.
Loban was once a Southern California skateboarder oddball, who found his true calling when he first discovers the music Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. At only 13, Loban stopped riding his skateboard and got his hands on a guitar (the result of undergoing 7 eye surgeries that left him blind in one eye) and life as he knew it would be changed forever. His life is that of “Old Nashville Modern,” as he travels through town and to performances in his 1963 Ford Falcon and continues to have the musical spirit of a Country outlaw background.
Loban’s debut song, “Dancing With Ghosts” and his first album “Saloon Sessions,” are both available on all streaming music platforms. If you would like to find out more about Jake Loban then check out his website at (www.jakeloban.com).
In 1973, a Jukebox blasted at your mom and dad’s favorite store and Sloan Woolly is the final record recovered from the wreckage. With a smile and a yell, the band combines with clever arrangements and lyricism with timeless rock n’ roll drive. With a big range of sounds and inspirations, Sloan Woolly shows have a huge file of original material to bring to each one of their shows. In their song “Rest of Their Lives,” you can hear the horn-backed party stomper and to the darkroom acid trip you take in the “The Phone,” and to the Nashville fired blues-rocker in the song “Futures,” it is hard to pinpoint one direction for this bunch of strollers. At the beginning of 2020, Sloan Woolly traveled to Nashville’s Sputnik Sound (Vance Powell & Mitch Dane) to record some favorites from their collection with engineer Mike Fahey, who had worked with famous rock groups like the Raconteurs & Phish (along with few bad mf amps) helped him to bring the passion and energy of a Sloan Woolly performance to life on the record. The band will be putting out six songs from these sessions over the next year, with the plans to put out their debut album with Fahey before 2020 is over. The band first single “Rest of Their Lives,” was praised by alt-rock blog Parapop as “a time machine where you can’t help but dance. Full of nostalgia, you briefly forget the weight in your shoulder.” It earned some airplay on Nashville’s Roots Radio and they were also a part of the CMT’S “Feed the Frontline Virtual Livestream alongside artists like Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, and Kenny Chesney and it came out on May 20th. Sloan Woolly was founded by Jack Seigenthaler (Guitar and Vocal), Henry Ingram (Keys) and while attending Standard University. Under the name of Mammoth, they were later joined by Ben Josie (Bass) and played many shows around the San Francisco Bay Area for two and a half years. After graduating, the band moved to Nashville Tennessee to play and learn from everyone in Music City. Their music is mixed between classic rock, modern country twang and punk style vocals. Their current song “Futures” showcases songwriting skills and awesome vocal emphasis that Sloan Woolly is becoming known for. If you would like to find out more about Sloan Woolly then check out their website at http://www.sloanwoolly.com.
With truthful lyrics that come from the heart and a drive for her creativity that goes matchless, Molly Lovette is already shown the world what she is made of. Many country fans know that the best country music comes out of real-life stories, and that is what this great country musician is doing. With her musical talent and a gift of creating new and fresh music, Lovette is a winner in the hearts of country listeners around the world.
She was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Lovette and her two siblings grew in a very close and loving family. Her roots are deep engrained in tradition a faith, Lovette went to Catholic grade school and then an all-girls Catholic High School (the same one her grandmother, her mother, her cousins and her younger sister all attended). Although, music was another tradition that her family passed down to each child as well. Her mother was always playing music throughout the house she was little, and her grandmother was known to write music and also sing to Lovette. Lovette shares that her dad also has some country roots as well that swayed her to become a fan of country music, also her parents took her to her first concert (Tim McGraw) when she was only 5 years old. So, it was not long before her family’s love for music changed over and became Lovette’s love for music.
Lovette participated in every talent show from kindergarten on and remembers putting on little “concerts,” for her family and babysitters from a young age. She also shares that her parents have told her that as a toddler, she would sing in front of air vents and sing for many hours so she could hear herself through the vents.
Even though Lovette was devoted to her music, sports also played a big part in her upbringing. She started playing soccer, volleyball and softball, it was not until began playing basketball when she thought she had her future job planned. She remembers in 8th grade English class, she wrote that she was going to basketball all four years of high school and go onto to Mizzou to play in college and become a head women’s coach for Mizzou college. Her dreams of becoming a coach changed quickly during her 8th grade year. During a game she took a fall and after suffering weeks of pain and visiting different doctors, Lovette and her parents were told that she had a tumor inside her right femur bone. While Lovette was scared about not being able to play the sport that she loved so much, her parents were worried about her health. A biopsy was done when the doctors went in for surgery and relief was brought to the whole family when the results showed that tumor was non-threating, and the surgery to remove it was successful. It only took Lovette four months to recover from the surgery.
While she out due to her injury, music was all she had to pass the time each day. Her dad knew how to play guitar and so she would ask him to teach how to play the guitar. After a lot of practice and hurt fingers, she finally learned how to play a very slow verison of “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” This tiny win lit a flame inside Lovette and her love for music was rekindled from that moment on. Although the rest of her recovery time, she practiced and learned new cords and songs, and soon began writing her own songs on the guitar. At this point, she discovered that even with her love for basketball, she now loved music more and wanted a career in it.
The summer before her freshman year of college at Murray State, Lovette started working on her first album. By the time it was Winter break, she returned home and played her first full band show at her own album release party. This moment was turning point she needed for her music career to become her main emphasis. Over three hundred people came out to support her and the venue made a record-breaking total that Thursday night which enhanced Lovette’s faith in her music skills. But, three weeks later she was back at Murray State and as her second semester went on, she remembers sitting in class and all she wanted to do was play music. She would write songs in notebooks and sit in her room and play and write in between all of her classes. She also started booking her own gigs at school that all shown to be a positive outcome. Then after seeing a video clip of one of her favorite musical group, Bon Jovi, she knew could not hold back her dreams. “The one thing that caught her attention in the video was that he said you cannot have a Plan B. Backup plans are for if something does not work out.” This quote added more passion for her love of music. She knew she had to take a break from school if she wanted to make a music career.
Over time, Lovette got the courage to tell her Mom and Dad, and just like when she decided to stop playing basketball, her parents were supportive of her and her dream to become a musician. Her parents had her come up with a business plan and a list of her goals to keep her path. Her dad had helped her make a spreadsheet of venues that they would reach out to play at.
With the support from her parents as a team behind her and the self-confidence to put all her into music, Lovette was ready to take the country music world for a spin. While her first album was a mix of songs she wrote through her high school days, she was ready to move forward with her own sound and an older approach to songwriting due to the predictable fact that is becoming adult and is experiencing new things in her life. In September 2019, she played a two hour long set at Duckfest, a day of live music and things hunting and outdoors in Saint Peters, Missouri. She also performs at many bars, wineries and intimate venues around her hometown, but one of her dreams is to one day headline her own tour.
Lovette has gained many press features and over 408k streams of her music mixed just on Spotify. She wanted to add another length to her music for her fans. This single means a lot to Lovette and she wanted to be able to give her fans more content. She shot this video in her hometown of St. Louis with producer Lauren Hayes of Lauren Hayes Media. She also mentions that she would have loved to do a music video for this song and had to work within the COVID-19 guidelines. Sometimes plans have to change, but Lovette enjoys how this great project turned out.
Lovette is an open book about her music stem from real life experiences and how she pulls from different feelings to write the truth and honest lyrics she has known so far in her life. Her song “Lovin You,” tells the story about how Lovette was coming off a bad breakup at the time and was still in the unpleasant stage. She always writes on how she is feeling at that exact moment. There were some good times of course while dating he ex, but then there were moments that were bad, and it offset the good.
Some of her musical heroes are Taylor Swift, Maren Morris and Carrie Underwood, Lovette desires to represent the beauty, power, grace and relatability to her heroes have so easily showcased to their fans. With her great attitude and love to make real and truthful music, nothing is holding Lovette back from making country music fans love her across the world.
The Parker/Barrow Project is a Southern Rock & Soul group founded in the City of Music (Nashville, Tennessee). It is the most recent project to be produced by Drummer/Songwriter Dylan Turner and also features the strongly raw vocal skills of Lead Singer and Front Woman remarkable Megan Kane. This project is what Turner and Kane consider reflect to be an essential rebranding of their prior attempt of their time together known as The 81 Run. While the 81 Run enjoyed big success and increased major pull in cities up and down the east coast as a Modern Country and Classic Rock cover band the Parker Barrow Project showcasing more on their original music. The group background in Rock, Blues, Soul and Funk make a combination of an eclectic mix of fresh and new feeling they make music that is truly their own.
Country musician Michael Lee continues to demonstrate to country music what has been missing for quite some time with his soft and strong vocals. He started his country music career when he was only 14 years old. Lee first sang gospel songs in church which later expanded into starting a duo group in the early 2000s and getting the notice from Grammy award-winning producer Wilbur C. Rimes (father of LeAnn Rimes). This off his career and next, he started to play at many showcases in Nashville while remaining to write songs with well-known songwriter Pat Alger (Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member who has written number 1 tunes for Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Brenda Lee and Crystal Gayle).
Although Lee was getting attention and support from the music industry he was also starting to receive, he was feeling emptiness in his life while being on the road and the duties of being a husband and a father. Lee decided to take a break, but still recorded many Christian country projects with Ren Hen Records, a part of Daywind Records. After locking down a new label deal with Private Label Artists, he is back working on new music for his fans and recording songs that many people could relate to.
Some of Lee’s musical influences are traditional singers like George Jones, Merle Haggard and Keith Whitley, it was the 1990’s country that formed him more than anything with artists such as Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Clint Black and Brooks & Dunn. Lee’s voice and soul will move you with each song he sings. He is showcasing what real life is all about and the various paths that we all have to pick which way to go and the hardships we will all face.
Lee’s great new single “Keep On Livin’,” came out this year and it is available to listen through this website (https://privatelabelartists.com). It was written by number one popular songwriter Gerald Douglas Crabb and T.W. Hale (Why Haven’t I Heard From You-Reba McEntire, A Night To Remember- Joe Diffie) and produced by Rich Schweinsberg, Keep on Livin’ was one of the singles that Lee was immediately a fan of.
Like many others, Lee has been staying at his home in Georgia for the past two months with his wife Julie and their three kids. In an attempt to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has paused much of the music industry, but it did not stop Lee from putting out new music to his fans during this time. Lee explains that his latest single has an important message that many people in the world need to hear and hold on to, especially right now.
Country musician Brian Callihan was born and raised on a tiny farm in Georgia. He grew up playing baseball and football and his true passion when he started listening to artist Keith Whitley. Receiving motivation in Whitley’s Greatest Hits, Callihan bout a guitar (with some extra money he earned from catching overpopulated wild hogs on the weekends) and started playing and writing his music. In 2009, he moved to Nashville where he started co-writing with Cole Swindell, Josh Thompson, Adam Sanders and other known Nashville singer/songwriters.
In 2011, the tough work paid off when Callihan signed his first publishing deal. After signing, he has written songs that have been recorded and performed by Cole Swindell, Dylan Scott, Trent Tomlinson, Halfway to Hazard and many others. As an artist, Callihan has shared the stage with many famous country artists and has played at popular festivals such as CMA Fest, Key West Songwriters Festival and The Suwannee River Jam.
Callihan just completed his debut EP and release the first single “Broke It Down.” If you like to find out more about the wonderful and talented Brian Callihan then check out down below any of his updated social media pages.
Johnny Day is a new up-and-coming country singer/songwriter. Day was born into the modern generation of part of the country in the Northeastern section of Colorado. He taught himself how to play the guitar after being awestruck with country musician Brad Paisley could do. His love for old country sounds of his dad’s FM radio has given his new country origins a supported base in the old school setting.
Unfairness from an early relationship only affected more loneliness in Day’s young life, and that led to a clear focus on music. But, music transports life and as an artist grows it finally brought him musical achievements, it also brought him his wonderful wife and the daughter she brought with her. Struggling between being artist and provider, Day relocated his family to Tennessee but also kept his good-paying oil field job on the plains of Northeastern Colorado
Continually tugged in many directions, from the seclusion of the road, to the beautiful masterpiece of his family life at home, from the music that pushes his soul, wanting to be a great husband and dad and it is showcased, within every chord and lyric of his upcoming EP.
Day is an experienced performer and has played at some of the most famous venues in Colorado: Comfort Dental Amphitheater (Fiddler’s Green), The Budweiser Event Center, The Mishawaka Amphitheater, and The Thunder Mountain Amphitheater.
On April 24, 2020, Day brand new single “Nothin’ Better To Do,” came out and it is available on both Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Johnny Day then check out his website at (https://www.johnnydayofficial.com).