Tera Lynne Fister~ Artist Spotlight

         If you have visit Nashville, you know music is in any area. And chances are you possibly heard about lively, brave, strong singer Tera Lynne Fister at some point performing either an acoustic show or full band performance around town. If you’ve been blessed to have seen vivid bright hot pink hair jumping around on stage with her playful banter and edgy guitar skills, it is an event you’ll keep with you long after you see Fister’s show.

         St. Louis, Missouri resident has lived the last 8 years in Music City working on her music, even starting her own band called the Lady and the Gents. Sponsered by Cole Clark Guitars, this passion independent musician leaks every performance with what her mom used to call “psychedelic honkytonk rock.”

         Fister mom’s whom she terribly lost of pancreatic cancer at the age of 54, used to tell Fister that she came out of the womb singing. And with a family line of talent musicians, it is no wonder she was shown to a huge variety of genres and instruments. Piano, drum, and guitar lessons as a kid led to school recitals, where Fister grasped that she could not do anything else but music for a living. Also, she still owns the little black three-quarter size guitar that she received on her 11th birthday. She would play with that guitar on the floor for hours at a time in her room, looking up chords, charts and finger skills to practice. The finding of CMT extend her career path when she knew that one day, she too would make a music videos like one she saw on TV. Artists like Willie Nelson, Aerosmith, Fall Out Boy, Dave Grohl and musicals like Moulin Rouge offered her with own private soundtrack throughout her teenage years.

         She released her first single “Hell Raiser,” which will be followed by two more single all leading up to whole self-titled album, in what she named “28 years of Tera in a 7-song diary.” The album was produced by Thom Donovan and Christopher Griffins of the Will Hoge Band and mastered by five-time Grammy award winner Ray Kennedy (Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow)/

         Donovan & Griffiths also co-wrote with Fister in addition to producing it. Fister uses her along time to write new music. She has also got chance to play for singers and groups such as Alabama, Neal McCoy and Jo Dee Messina as rhythm guitarist and background vocalist for country music rising artist Kelsey Hickman. A person of many hats, she also landed a job with BGV in 2018 for the USA network’s singing competition reality show, “Real Country,” with judges Travis Tritt, Shania Twain and Jake Owen. That same year, she did a whole week gig in Switzerland performing the Loschwasserbecken Baden (LWB) and will be going back in August 2020 for a ten-day festival, BadenfHart.

         If you would like to find out more about Tera Lynne Fister then check out her website at (https://iamfister.com). 

Social Media Accounts: 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamfister/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamfister

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbHPfWvW4r4HE3OvPSBPBHQ

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamfister

Elora Taylor~ Artist Spotlight

Elora Taylor is a country music singer and songwriter from Toronto, ON. As a child, Taylor was involved in competitive figure skating and at the age of 16, she was told she was no longer able to stay in the sport, due to an injury. She spent one week relaxing on the couch, upset, which she next turned to songwriting. She put all her time into singing and writing songs. She started a girl rock band, called the “Tallulah Darling,” They performed at many big venues in Toronto, festivals and showcases for Sony Records in New York City. They eventually went their own ways and Taylor started going back on her solo career and her passion for country music. She has written hundreds of songs and established credit from the Billboard World Songwriting contest, CosmoGirl Magazine and, the Expose Yourself songwriting contest.
Taylor’s songs “Him and Her,” and “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop,” have been played on the national, internet and college radio. Her song “Metal Heart,” was cited in the FX show “The League.” Taylor recorded her EP “Thunder and Lightning” in Nashville. In 2018, Taylor “Silver Into Gold,” came out.
On February 21, 2020, Taylor’s latest single is “My Broken Heart,” and it is played on both Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Elora Taylor, then check out her website at (https://www.elorataylor.com).

Social Media Accounts:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elorataylormusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/elorataylor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elora.taylor.music/

Summer Overstreet~ Q&A

            Bio: Nashville resident, Summer Overstreet, is an extremely gifted singer/songwriter. Being from a huge artistic family- daughter of songwriter Paul Overstreet-Overstreet began writing songs at a young age. The past years she has been actively refining her vocals in town and cowriting in the community with groups like Avenue Beat and Endless Summer.On March 13, 2020, Summer Overstreet latest single “Get My Shit Together,” and it is avivlable on Spotify & iTunes. 

Social Media Accounts: 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/summeroverstreet/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SummerOverstree?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/summeroverstreet/

Q&A:

1.     Hello Summer, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country singer? I was born and raised in Nashville. My father is a Grammy Winning songwriter and encouraged myself and my other 5 siblings (yes six kids) to lean towards all things music. I think only one sibling is not actively working in the music business in some way. Mostly my life has consisted of music (as boring as that is,) although I did use to breed and show dairy goats. 
2.     What was the first country concert you ever attended?             Um….this is both really bad and maybe really good? Dan and Shay March 6th, 2020.  I don’t know why, but that was the first country concert I can remember.
3.     What is the background story behind your latest single “Get My Shit Together?” GMST was a song that I felt we ( me and my co-writers ) were compelled to write kind of as a hot mess anthem. I think in today’s world it’s easy to compare yourself to others and set imaginary deadlines that can really steal a lot of the fun out of life. We wanted to say “we ain’t got shit figured out! But that’s ok. Maybe tomorrow “ 
4.     How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words? Unapologetic. Adventurous. Honest. FUN!
5.     Is there anything else new coming up with your music in 2020? I have two more songs I’m releasing in April  and May! I am so excited for them as well!
6.     What are some of your favorite venues or events to play at? I love the Basement, the Analog, the listening room, and Grey’s on Main
7.     What advice would you give to a up and coming country artist?              Show up every day. Ten minutes early. Learn to love the word “No.”  It’s always a fun challenge!
8.     What is one of your favorite quotes? You gotta keep trying to find your niche and trying to fit into whatever slot that’s left for you or to make one of your own. – Dolly Parton
9.  Is there anything else you would like to share?Just to keep eyes peeled for new music!! 

Lauren Jaimes: Artist Spotlight

Lauren Jaimes is not your average country music singer. A writer at the core, Jaimes has always been quiet, kind and reserved, capturing many melodies and lyrics during her training at Berklee College of Music. Over time, however Jaimes discovered that underneath this reserved outer layer was a bold, different need to be heard. This need is what lead her to New York City and overcome the stage.
Jaimes’ first EP, “Here To Stay,” is a six-song collection of napkins writing and melodies that started for her as far back as elementary school. These divided works in steps remained inactive in journals and notebooks until she felt bold to fix them up and release them into the world.
“Here To Stay,” is a genre combining EP that showcases elements of Country, Folk and, Americana. It includes great lyrics that find purpose in the context of a narrative and a love for storytelling that finds life in catchy hooks and notable melodies. Jaimes’ style includes a dreamy old-timer western sound that is similar to some of her favorite musicians such as Kacey Musgraves, Roy Orbison and, Johnny Cash.
Quickly after the release, “Here To Stay,” won the category of Best Female EP from LA Music Critics Award for Indie Artist. Next Women of Country Music described Jaimes’ as, “a natural fit country music” and admired her “authentic sound and heartfelt stories.” Indie Voice Blog” shares that “Country radio has a new sweetheart in Lauren Jaimes.”
If you would like to find out more about Lauren Jaimes then check out her website at (https://laurenjaimesmusic.com).

Social Media Accounts:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurenjaimesmusic/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenjaimesmusic/

Few Miles South~ Artist Spotlight

Different south sides join in this unlikely pair created by South GA resident Blake English, and Los Angeles resident, Tori Lund. English & Lund met in 2014 singing and performing in at LA church and united over their love for country music. They started writing with intents to shop songs to other artists, but after a few years putting together a catalog, they decided to get a few local musicians and form their group.
Lund is a classically trained singer and misplaced old-timer country girl. She grew up playing on her family’s piano and rapidly picked up the guitar. Her passion for singing led her to get a Masters in Music, but after graduating she realized she did not want a career in the opera. She then started to teach piano and voice lesson, she stopped working on her dreams, until she met English who inspired her to write her music again. As a devoted reader, songwriting came mechanically, and she now pens the minority of FMS’ lyrics while working on catchy melodies with English.
English comes from family guitar players and songwriters and grew up listening to rock, country and rhythm & blues. As a multi-instrumentalist with a strong ear, he moved to LA in 2000 and signed his first publishing deal. He has since worked in his studio as a writer, producer and, engineer in many different genres of music. Some of his credits include Tori Braxton, George Benson and a Grammy-nominated album by Brandy. Getting tired by the publishing world and was looking for a change, he was ready to return home to his country roots and play live music again.
Few Mile South does it all, writes, records and produces their songs, which showcases both old school reminiscence and a restoring detour from today’s expectable pop-country sound. Their first single and music video “On Down the Road,” stayed on the Independent UK HotDisc charts for over 10 weeks and was awarded “Best International Music Video in 2017.
Lund & English quit their day jobs, packed up their dog Jojo (RIP), and hit the road. In February 2018, they put out a 5-track debut EP, “Might Could,” featuring their pal and well-known pedal steel guitar player Bob “Boo” Bernstein (Tanya Tucker, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakum). A year after, they released their first full-length album “California I Ain’t, describing their versatility with blues and southern rock effects throughout. Their third project and EP, “Wiregrass,” was released in early 2020 and shares skillful solos (collaboration with Grammy award fiddler, Michael Cleveland) and divine vocals, which are staples in bluegrass music.
On March 6, 2020, Lund & English put out their latest ep “Wiregrass,” and you can listen to this great masterpiece on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Blake English & Tori Lund then check out this website at (https://fewmilessouth.com).

Social Media Accounts:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fewmilessouth
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fewmilessouth
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fewmilessouthmusic/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXSBz0RQurLsyu8a2QmRL3g

Andrea Vasquez~ Artist Spotlight

Country musician Andrea Vasquez grew up in Virginia and has a combination of love for modern country and her Latin-American roots to create a new sound within the genre. She is inspired by artists like Carrie Underwood, Shania Twain and, the Dixie Chicks. Vasquez has been creating her different sound since was a little kid. She was born in L.A. to a very musical family, she started playing the violin, piano and, guitar at a young age motivating her to start writing her own songs. After completing school, Vasquez packed up her life and moved to Nashville to have a career in country music.

            In Nashville, she put out her first single “Sugar Coat It,” which surpassed 100k streams on Spotify and took Vasquez on her first radio tour.  She visited stations and played in different new venues; it was a worthy experience that helped Vasquez to grow her fan base. With a growing name in Music City, Vasquez has performed at some famous venues and shows in Nashville including The Basement & Whiskey Jam. The success has not been forgotten as she signed to the U.S. based Arrow Music Agency for management which showcases talent all across the globe. Vasquez is quickly making a name for herself in the country music world.

            On February 7, 2020, Vasquez put out her latest single “Now I’m Gone,” and the song is available on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Andrea Vasquez then check out her website at (http://www.andreavasquezofficial.com).

Social Media Accounts: 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dreavasquez/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dreavasquez

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andreavasquezmusic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqkRxzX_feOFhinqNP_8ZQg

Tori Martin~ Artist Spotlight

Country musician Tori Martin is from Texas and moved to Nashville in 2017. Martin has already successes on the Texas Country charts. He singles “From Here to There,” (#22), “Done Deal,” (#19), and “Woman Up (#20) are all adored by her many great fans.

Martin grew up in Azle, Texas, she has always had a love for music. She started singing in church as a little girl and was greatly influenced by her country music-loving Paw-Paw (Martin’s grandpa), who bought Martin’s first guitar. She grew up on classical country artists like Johnny Cash and Tammy Wynette, “Stand by Your Man,” was the first song she learned to sing at 14 years old, she began playing at opry houses around Texas. She recorded her first EP, Falling Straight Up” in Nashville when she was 16 years old and performed her first headlining concert that same year.

Some of her musical icons are Dolly Parton, Whitney Huston and Stevie Nicks, Martin has become known for her outstanding vocals and honest songwriting. In 2014, she was named one of the “New Faces of Country,” by Renegade Radio Nashville and was a contestant on Season 14 of American Idol. In 2015, she was nominated for “New Female Vocalist of the Year” at the Texas Regional Radio Music Awards. She also played at Taste of Addison, headlined by country artist Granger Smith. Martin also became a co-host for the “Music Biz Besties Songwriter Series” at Just Love Coffee in Nashville.

On February 28. 2020, Martin put out her brand new single “What Would Dolly Do.” This song is available to listen on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Tori Martin then check out her website at (https://www.thetorimartin.com).

Social Media Accounts: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ToriMartinSings/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/torimartinofficial/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ToriMartinSings

YouTube: https://www.thetorimartin.com