Maddison Krebs

       When Madison Krebs was 7 years old, her mom and dad gave her a Dream Book. It had 100 pages, all of them blank. Right away, Krebs began filling the books with notes and pictures of all her dreams, along with dates by when she wanted them to come true.

            Reading the book now a few of the things became clear. First, the now full book shows that a tiny girl from Okotoks, in South Alberta, Canada, has always dreamed big. 

            Krebs got her Dream Book about the same time she begged her parents to buy her a guitar, so she could put the poetry she was writing to music. Writing songs was one of the first dreams. Krebs shares “ever since she was a little girl, she have always had a clear vision and one heck of a work ethic.”

            On one of the first pages in her Dream Book, Maddison wrote, “Be the lead singer in Young Canadians and be really good at singing. In 2012, she became the lead solo artist in the Young Canadians for their 100thanniversary show at the Stampede Grandstand. In 2014, the Alberta Country Music Association nominated her for the Album of the Year for her self-released EP, “Your True Love” (record her own CDs was also in her Dream Book).

            This little girl also wrote in her book to have a publishing and recording deal by 2016. That was the year she was the winner of the Label group’s “On The Spot” contest, and she also signed a publishing record deal with the company.

            She also dreamed of moving to Nashville by 2018 to pursue her music career. You can possibly guess where she resides now. In Nashville, she finds herself working along with some of music’s greatest producers and songwriters, such as Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow, & Stevie Nicks), Tony Martin (Tim McGraw & Keith Urban) and Jen Randall (Brad Paisley & Miranda Lambert). Krebs explains “working with all of these incredible people who have also worked with so many of my heroes is another dream come true.” She also mentions they have been such great mentors and pushed me to incorporate more influences from rock and pop into my music and making it all blend into my sound.”

            Along with her unique sound, Krebs is discovering her voice. You can hear it throughout all her music and from her songs “Real Real Thing” to “Queen Elizabeth and to her current single “Live for Love.” 

            There are still many blank pages in Krebs’ Dream Book yet to come true. She still wants to be a role model to young individuals and society for the rest of her life; she wants to sing at the Ryman Auditorium, and to meet country legend Dolly Parton. She shares “meeting Dolly is her biggest dream ever.”

            If you would like to hear and download some of Krebs’ songs they are available to listen both on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Maddison Krebs then check out her website at https://maddisonkrebs.com.

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JD Shelburne~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

            Country musician J.D. Shelburne grew up on a tobacco farm in Taylorsville, KY. Taylorsville is a small town southeast of the Ohio River. At 19, Shelburne started to play the guitar after the passing of his grandmother and he begin learning to play and sing on his own. In his sophomore year of college, he played a couple of shows at local bars in Louisville/Lexington, KY area and grew a fan-based that eventually acquired him on some of the largest stages in the business.

            In the next couple years he moved to Nashville to become a country musician. Since living in Nashville, he has played with over 50 national acts raging from artists like Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Kellie Pickler and Craig Morgan. Shelburne had also performed at some of the most popular venues like the Historic Ryman Auditorium, Rupp Arena, Murphy Center, KFC Yum Center and the Old Cardinal Stadium which recently drew the Kentucky State Fair’s biggest crowd of the concert series and Shelburne played “God Bless America,” pervious to the 2016 Quaker 400 NASCAR race at the Kentucky Speedway to over 100,000 attendees. 

            He has also been a part of the Country Weekly Magazine, Kentucky Alumni Magazine, and Kentucky Monthly Magazine between other national publications including the Huffington Post. His first music video “Farmerboy” increased him thousands of new fans by airing on the TNN Top 10 Countdown nationwide on Heartland TV network, and ZUUS Country Network. In 2015, he made his nationwide debut on GAC (Great American Country Network) and also CMT.com. His second video “Hometown,” was written about the end of his tiny town. On October 21, 2015 Shelburne debuted at #1 all over the southeast as well as over 300 festivals. His outfits have been shown on show at the Kentucky Derby Museum at the Historic Churchill Downs from his appearances at the Kentucky Derby. In 2016, he was asked to be a part of the Kentucky State Capitol for the State Senate as well as the House of Representatives he played his own cover of “My Old Kentucky Home,” for both parties. Shelburne was also named an Honorable Kentucky Colonel and was given the honor of “Admiral” by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Also in 2016, the University of Kentucky’s College of Communication and Information named him their 2016 Most Outstanding Alumnus. On September 18, 2018 Shelburne made his World Premiere on CMT. 

            In 2017, Shelburne put out his first official music video for “Better Man,” that was filmed in Midway/Millville, KY.  The music video made its Network Television debut on Great American Country (GAC) on June 23, 2017. Also in 2017, Shelburne was a guest chef Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with celebrity chef host Guy Fieri at his restaurant, along Guy was Travis Tritt and NFL Legend Jerry Rice. In September 2017, Shelburne was on NBC Network and performed the National Anthem at the NSCAR XS Myrtle Beach 300 at Kentucky Speedway.                   

            In 2018, Shelburne put out his EP “Two Lane Town,” which is available both on Spotify and iTunes. His newest song just came out last week and it is a cover of the wonderful Christmas song “I’ll Be Home for Christmas. If you would like to find out more about JD Shelburne then check at his website at http://www.jdshelburne.com

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Kayla Ruby~ Artist Spotlight!!

          Country musician Kayla Ruby was born in Texas and grew up in Colorado. Ruby has been entrenched in and surrounded by country music her whole life. The 18 years old up and coming singer is talented and is more mature than other girls that are the same age as her and she is just getting started in music career. Ruby’s debut single “Never Really Know Somebody,” is from her upcoming Reckless And Brave EP, which will be out soon. This EP will be a part of the Third & James Record Company and will be available everywhere music is sold online. If you would like find out more about Kayla Ruby then check out her website at https://www.kaylarubymusic.com.

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Fairground Saints~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

            Country music group Fairground Saints are a California-bred trio. The trio is composed of Elijah Edwards, Meg McAllister, and Mason Van Valin. They met by way of different social media networks, and Craiglist postings. They eventually packed up their lives in California and traveled to Nashville, TN. Within two weeks of moving they were buzzing around town and landed a deal with Sony Music Nashville.

            The three of them had already earned praise from NPR, Huffington Post and more as early recordings “Can’t Control The Weather” and “Turn This Car Around,” was collective millions of steams. Also they toured with popular artists and groups like the Brothers Osborne, Sara Evans, Scotty McCreery, and Kip Moore. When Moore heard them for the first time, he invited them to open for him. Advertising a killer extraordinary sound, they are paving a musical highway that is between Laurel Canyon and Music City. They are also finding a shortcut to a widespread bliss by combining country, pop and rock. These three musicians share real life stories through real instrumentation and make a real connection to the people who are listening to their music.

            On October 26, 2018, they put out their brand new single “Somewhere Down the Line.” The song is available on all popular online music outlets. If you would like to find out more about Somewhere Down the Line,” then check out their website at https://www.fairgroundsaints.com

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Katie Austin’s Artist Spotlight!!!

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Katie Austin’s music is a mixture of her tiny town roots in Louisiana and her love of Nashville’s Music City. A while after Austin moved to Nashville, she was found by entertainment director of Cowboys Dance Hall venues. Cowboys moved her to the state of Texas to become their female headliner for 2 years. She would performed for thousands of 2-stepping, beer drinking country fans and also had the honor of opening for Joe Nichols, Rodney Atkins, Big & Rich and Chris Young. After getting irreplaceable knowledge on stage and life long friends and fans, Austin traveled back to Music City.

The next part of her music career involved a variety of opportunities such as playing on the Carnival Cruise Lines Ship “The Ecstacy” and the “Carnival Magic” along side the band Maroon 5. Austin was also the only female, out of three hundred entries, in 2012 “Battle For the Saddle” finals for the world famous Wildhorse Saloon.

In 2017, she was a top 5 finalist in the national Folgers Jingle Contest in which she co-wrote a jingle called “Rise and Shine.” Little bit after the Folgers contest stopped, Austin put out her breakout single “Broken Record,” and was chose to enter it into the national Nash Next competition which was linked with NASH FM, Cumulus Media, Big Machine Label Group and Country Inns and Suites. After many months and rounds of the competition, which included fan participation and live performing judging, she landed herself a spot in the top ten finals judged by country music artist Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn, Songwriter Hall Of Fame writer Desmond Child, chart-topping entertainer Brantley Gilbert, Big Machine Label Group’s president/CEO Scott Borchetta and Cindy Watts of the Tennessean.

Austin then put out an original fun Christmas song, “Wrap Me Baby,” and a music video that premiered on the CMT Music channel and was #4 on the 12-pack countdown. In 2018 she put out a new song “Save A Dance For Me,” and this song is available on iTunes and other Spotify.

Also on November 2, 2018 Austin released her newest EP “Wild Child.” If you would like to find out more Katie Austin then check out her website at http://www.katieaustin.com.

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Olivia Ooms~ Artist Spotlight!!!

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CMT has picked Olivia Ooms as part of the Artist Discovery program this past summer, which included her song “Thoughts of You,” in the CMT Music 12 Pack Countdown. CMT’s Artist Discovery Program is about looking for the next wave of talent, musicians who have a unique sound and are making it happen all by themselves. According to Leslie Fram (CMT’s SVP Music & Talent) shares Ooms “is a new voice with a wonderful song about young love.”

“Thoughts of You,” is the title song off Oom’s EP, which showcases her own original writing skills that continues to move audiences. In the fall, Ooms was an opening act for country trio Lady Antebellum and Old Dominion at the Coastal Jam with her band Olivia Ooms and The Resistors. On June 1, Ooms opened up for country music idol Tanya Tucker in Ashland, KY. Tucker, who trail Ooms can surely relate to as a teen musician rising to fame. Tucker invited Ooms for an encore performance of “Delta Dawn.” Also, Ooms sang and signed autographs for fans during CMA Fest.

The up and coming singer/songwriter is also the first female country artist who was featured on Radio Disney’s new station RDYou.  When downloading the Radio App, fans can listen to “Thoughts of You,” which she wrote and recorded in Nashville.

If you would like to find out more about Olivia Ooms then check out her website at https://www.oliviaooms.com.

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Kaylee Rose~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

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Kaylee Rose was born in Miami, Flordia. Rose grew up immersed in a zoo of different musical genres and cultures, which influenced her rare brand of country music. As a child Rose was a hip-hop dancer with ambitions of performing professionally. Her dad was the first one to see the music in her. On the first day of Rose’s freshman year, her dad picked her up from high school and took her to a local dive bar. Her guitar was in the backseat of the car. Rose took the stage at Ann O’Malley’s in St. Augustine Flordia and she sang three cover songs. After performing she was offered a paid job right on the spot.

Her dad gave Rose her first guitar at 11 years old, when they moved from Miami to St. Augustine. Rose explains St. Augustine as being a tiny town and how it was hard for her to make friends at first, so she started sharing her thoughts and making them into lyrics. She also started to take guitar lessons and just in a short time she was teaching herself to play the guitar.

At the age of 14 years old, Rose began promoting herself and booking gigs all over St. Augustine after school and on the weekends. Rose never said “no” to an opportunity while still handling her schoolwork and her titles as a Dance Tem Captain and Class President. After high school, she would play 4 to 8 hours shows every day to save enough money to move to Nashville. In 2015, she traveled to Music City (Nashville). She made ends meet by playing every week at Rock Bottom Brewery and The Row while also working in a gift shop at the Johnny Cash Museum. She also praises museum owner Bill and also Bart Herbison, the Executive Director of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), as important mentors in her growing music career.

Rose’s first single, “Good Intentions,” is a combination of a rootsy acoustic guitar performance and a mid-song rap that makes the young singer’s introductory effort feel as meaningful to Country as Blondie’s hit song “Rapture,” was to 1980’s mainstream Pop. The clear-spoken story of “Good Intentions,” showcases Rose’s distinctive wordplay skills, being truthful about an argument between herself and her best friend whose boyfriend who was not a great person. That same best friend is in the official music video, which represents this tune’s storyline.

Rose has played over 1,000 live shows since the first bar gig at 14 years old. She is also not scared to speak her mind. Her brand of music is a celebration of life, love and clarity. Also her music is truthful with no limits and it is similar to her musical influences which includes Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson, Shania Twain and Beyoncé.

Rose’s brand new EP “Upside Down,” came out on October 29, 2018 and is available to listen and download on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to know more about Kaylee Rose then check out her website at https://www.iamkayleerose.com.

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