Greg Rider~ “Artist Spotlight!!”

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Country musician Greg Rider grew up in Waterdown, Ontario. At the age of 21 Rider was involved in a terrible car accident. The car accident made him look at his life a lot different now and it made him want to be a better person.

Music had been a big influence on Rider, but he never did anything to follow it until he was in his 20’s. He thought of himself as a closet singer and only recently learned how to play the guitar. Rider started to play locally in a duo. He next received a job as a bartender in the Cayman Islands. When he was not working he spent his time off writing and singing at open mic nights. One day, he met a person who asked him what he was doing here. This person was a woman and told Rider he needed to be in Nashville. He listened to this woman advice and made the move to Nashville.

Since moving to Nashville, Rider has put all his time into music and grown significantly as an artist and songwriter. Rider is working on the release of his debut EP. Aside from working on his music, he is also an author. His first book, “The Uneasy Man,” was released through Amazon in the beginning of 2018. His book is a self-help guide, which tells the story about his struggle with anxiety and depression. The book is geared toward teens and young adults, but can also benefit anyone who is looking to learn more this important subject.

Today on September 20, 2018, Rider just released his new single “Temporary.” This is his first single he put out since moving to Nashville and it is available to listen to on iTunes and Spotify. Rider co-wrote this song with SMASH: 30 writers John Miller and Sean Swenson. He will be celebrating the release of this tune by performing at the Music Row’s premier event at Whiskey Jam. If you would like to find out more about Greg Rider then check out his website https://gregridermusic.com/home.

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Ashley Scire~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

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Ashley Scire was born in Clinton, New Jersey. Scire grew up in a small town that is not exceptionally known for liking country music. As a kid, Scire wore cowboy boots with sundresses, much to the surprise of her teachers and classmates. Throughout the years she spent many hours singing songs and working on her acting skills, as she took different roles in many school play productions. Through Scire liked acting, music would be her first love.

Scire also learned to play the guitar. Her first guitar was bought by her dad Robert from a yard sale around the corner from their house. She first picked up the guitar at the age of 15 and has not put it down since. She does not use the guitar to just play her favorite singers and groups songs, but also enjoys writing her own songs as well.

As she was finishing high school and becoming an adult, her desire for music only grew. After graduating from high school, Scire decided to attend Lipscomb University, which is located in Nashville, TN. Once in Nashville, she felt right at home. Not only did she embrace her new college life, but she was also was able to discover her musical skills in an area where country music is king. Her talent for playing the guitar, singing and writing her own songs, has unlocked many different doors for Scire as a musician.

She had got the chance to perform for her classmates at Lipscomb and also at Tootsies Orchard Lounge, Rippy’s BBQ, The Puckett’s Grocery, Hotel Indigo, The Listening Room and The Tin Roof. It is at these different venues that she learned how to feel conformable and have fun with an audience. Scire enjoys her hometown and still visits New Jersey to spend time with her family and friends. She likes bringing her music home and playing at the Riverside Café. The Riverside Café was the first place where she performed in Clinton. She also takes part in the “Come Together” Music Festival during the summer in New Jersey.

Scire is determined and devoted to sharing her music with the world. Music will always be a part of her and sharing it with people makes her very happy. Scire’s debut single “Drunk Again” will be out on September 21, 2018 this Friday. She has also been signed to a publishing deal with Dan Hodges Music and is a part of the SMASH: 30 label. If you would like to find out more about this wonderful up and coming country musician then check out Ashley Scire website http://www.ashleyscire.com.

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Danielle Johnson~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

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Danielle Johnson is a country singer and songwriter from Warsaw, North Carolina. Johnson’s music is a mix between both pop and country genres. She is truly ready to make her own mark in the country music world.

Johnson also has had the experience in acting in the Broadway’s Play “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” She also got the chance to sing The National Anthem at NSCAR races including the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Coca-Cola 600. Over the past 4 years, Johnson has spent her time recording and co-writing with different musicians including Phil Galdston, Jennifer Denmark, Mike Dekle, JP Williams and Keesy Timmer.

Johnson will keep performing at many future events in Nashville TN and will take part on a US tour this fall in support of her self-titled EP release. If you would like to find out more about Danielle Johnson then check out her website http://www.daniellejohnsonsinger.com/home.html. Lastly make sure to go and listen to her newest single “Let It Be You,” and her new EP will be out on October 3, 2018. The EP will be available to download on both Apple Music and Spotify.

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Hannah Anders~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

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Hannah Anders is a country musician form Houston, Texas. This past year, Anders received the Los Angeles Akademia Award for Best Country/Rock Song with her positive anthem, “Turn It Up.” This same song was also nominated by LOZ Radio for Song of the Year and held the number one spot for the whole month of April on Australia’s Power FM Station. Anders was also hired to write a theme song for Dodge Ram Trucks newest ad campaign, in Atlanta, GA.

She has conquered many different crowds from coast to coast and also toured the U.K. and Ireland as the headliner for the Rednecks and Rhinestones Festival. Also she has got the chance to share stages with country artists and groups such as LoCash, Billy Currington and Keith Anderson. Andres also got the chance to play at Summerfest, this is the world’s largest music festival and she also was a part of the Music City’s CMA Fest.

On September 6, 2018 Anders put out her newest album “Good Times.” This wonderful album is available  on Google Play, Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Hannah Anders then check out her website https://www.hannahanders.com.

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Dustin Collins~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

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Emerging singer-songwriter Dustin Collins is a Billboard chart-topping artist whose independent single, “Cold Dead Hands,” ascended to No. 1 on the Billboard Singles Sales chart. The Kentucky native is now signed to Average Joes Entertainment and is working on a new album set for release in July 2018.

A true road warrior, Collins spent hundreds of miles on the road playing in honky tonks, fairs and festivals throughout the midwest and his home state of Kentucky, including a slot on Aaron Watson’s Vaquero Tour, as well as opening for Chris Janson, Granger Smith, Kane Brownthe Kentucky Headhunters and many more. For more information, visit DustinCollinsMusic.com.

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Sean Stemaly~ “Artist Spotlight”!!

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Country singer/songwriter Sean Stemaly is from Madisonville, Kentucky and he was raised in Southern Indiana. His liking for country music started in his late teens, when he used to work with his grandfather. Some of his musical icons are Ronnie Dunn, Jon Pardi, George Strait, Jason Aldean, Chris Stapleton and Alan Jackson.

Stemaly started his music career in church. He would sing in front of thousands of people every Sunday. His strong voice help show him that God gifted him with a talent to sing. Stemaly is an up and coming performer in the country music world and he brings new life to a traditional genre.

Since living in Nashville, TN Stemaly has been making a name for himself by playing across the Midwest and writing true and honest songs with some of the best Nashville’s songwriters.

If you would like to find out more about Sean Stemaly then check out his website https://www.seanstemaly.com.

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Leigh Madison~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

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Country singer and songwriter Leigh Madison is from Oklahoma. As a child Madison remembers her house being filled with a lot of different kinds of music. Some music that was always playing was classic rock; jam bands that her brothers like and her parents’ great record collection, which included some wonderful folk and country singers and songwriters.

Also as a child Madison would help her mom write and record songs for her many Christian Children’s albums. Melody House Publishing Company produced the albums. She was recording songs for her mom’s albums in an actual studio from 3 to 8 years old. As an adult Madison starred in the Broadway musical, RENT. She also got the chance to work with actor Neil Patrick Harris and sing on an international commercial. Madison also sang at many different clubs and venues in L.A.

Madison has been motivated and passionate by country music for many years now. Country music stands for everything that Madison believes in and loves in her life. When Madison’s listened to country music, she feels like she is home. When she gets to sing a country tune she is happy to be able to share her stories through it.

After she performed at a showcase of her own original songs in Oklahoma, she was honored to meet Jeff Scott Wood. Wood is a songwriter of John Michael Montgomery’s #1 song, “Cowboy Love” and he has also had his own country-charted songs. After her showcase Wood sat down with Madison and gave her feedback about her singing. A few days later Madison, received a text from Wood, it was a new verison of her song that she wrote about Oklahoma called “Red.” Wood told her also in the text that he was inspired by the imagery Madison wrote about and wanted to share how the direction of the song should go.

Next Wood and Madison started a songwriting partnership. Together they wrote 6 songs for Madison’s newest EP “Wedding Crasher.” Wood also produced this EP with Madison and with a studio engineer and mulit-instrumentalist, JT Murrell in Oklahoma City. Working with Wood and Murrell felt like a dream come true for Madison and she was so excited and happy to have two talented Oklahoma musicians playing on her tracks.

If you would like to find out more about Leigh Madison then check out her website http://leighmadison.com.

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