David Bradford is a strong acoustic singer and songwriter from Calgary, Alberta. He was born in the United States and he started connecting with words and music at an early age, as a means to channel his hardships of trying to make his music dreams come true.
After he moved to Calgary in 2006, Bradford started playing upwards of 90 plus show’s each show. He played in clubs, restaurants and, bars. In 2016, Bradford recruited Juno Award Winning producer Russell Broom, to produce his first EP “Cry Your Sleep.” This song was recorded in Calgary at Broom Closet Studios. This was Bradford’s first time being in an actual studio. In 2018, Bradford recorded a Country EP “It’s Okay.”
Bradford is among Canada’s most popular unsigned songwriter and artists. He has worked with Emmy award and winning producer Jamie Houston from Nashville and co-wrote the song “Make it to the Diamond.” This song has been picked for Spotify’s “Down Home Country playlist. This playlist showcases new and popular country tunes.
On April 5, 2019, Bradford put out his latest single “A Little Light,” and it is available to listen to on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about David Bradford then check out his website at (https://www.dgbradford.com).
Nashville singer and songwriter Hannah May Allison put out her brand new single, “Right Now,” today on May 17, 2019. This song is a country/pop song about not falling into trap of waiting for a person who does not want to commit. This song connects to what happens to many girls- falling for a guy who is not ready to be in a meaningful relationship. Many females in this type problem will stay around because they hope in vain that the guy will eventually be ready for a serious relationship. Most of the time they will get their heart broken. “Right Down,” is a powerful message for any girl waiting around to be love. Hannah shares, “She thinks many girls need to hear that if the guy they are with is not willing to go all in, then you are better off without him. Also Hannah shares it is a easy trap to fall into, especially in our generation, to wait around in hopes of being ready for a relationship.” Hannah May Allison, Casey Cattie and Lauren McLamb wrote this song. The song can also be found on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon.
Bio about Hannah May Allison:
Nashville singer/songwriter Hannah May Allison grew up in Palo Alto, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, and a half-hour drive to San Francisco. Like most California girls, Hannah May grew up listening to pop music. But she also developed a deep love of traditional country music through the influence of her mother, formerly a professional country singer who hails from the western plains of Kansas. Being a part of such a musical family, Hannah started singing and writing songs on the guitar in high school and moved to Nashville right after graduation. Hannah May’s laid back West Coast personality mixed with her southern roots makes her the definition of California country.
Hannah has written with some of Nashville’s best writers, played at top venues like the world-famous Bluebird Cafe, and has secured cuts with other artists. Hannah loves connecting with her fans online and has built a following through posting originals and covers on instagram. Her latest single, “Stand Corrected,” got 3000 spins on Spotify and 4000 views on the music video within the first week. The single helped her get noticed by CMT, and she is now a part of their selective CMT/Ram Trucks artist mentorship program this year. She is working on releasing her next single, “Right Now”, which will be out May 17th! Keep an eye out for her on tour and for anything new up coming next at (http://hannahmayallison.com).
Rachel Horter has been singing since she was a child and her voice has done nothing but improve over time. From performing in talent school while attending middle school to many show choir awards in high school, Horter has made singing a significant part of her life. It was so important to her that when the time came to attend college, she chose to take a new journey to the beautiful Music City in Nashville.
Horter has been having the time of her life with playing live shows and YouTube videos of different covers and a few of her own originals. Horter’s music is a blend between both country and pop. She also enjoys singing classic country to Top Ten pop songs. She always hopes to wow her beloved fans with her great music skills.
Horter’s mom quotes, “Whether it was Carrie, Shania, Martina, Miranda, Taylor, Beyoncé, Whitney, Aretha or Ariana, she would be singing along to their songs around the house, in the car, on family vacations or when you are on the phone with her. No matter what is happening Horter is either singing or trying to create a new song that she is eager to play.” She has also continued to increased her fan base and hopes to reach out to even more people soon with her music.
On April 5, 2019, Horter put out her newest single “How Lucky.” Her new single is available to listen on both Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Rachel Horter then check out her website at (https://www.rachelhorter.com)
Small town musician Danielle Dakota joined the country music world in March with her debut single “One Church.” This relevant, somewhat sentimental dong is self-penned and produced by Mookie & Evan with Michael J. Clouse III (Jeff Buckley, The Rolling Stones’ Nick Hopkins, The Lizzy’s Marco Mendoza). Artists such as Dolly Parton to Chris Stapleton and Aretha Franklin influenced Danielle, the 25 years old singer/songwriter has brought a new sound to country music.
Danielle was born in Illinois but since has been taking Nashville by storm after finishing a degree in Commercial Songwriting at Middle Tennessee State University. Working hard to make a name for her, Dakota’s unmatched work ethic is shown with her regular appearances at Music City’s popular venues. With just a guitar in one hand and a pen in the other, her goal is to motivate and rebuild her fans through her love for music. On April 19, 2019 Danielle put out her newest EP My Mother’s Daughter” and it is available to listen and download on Spotify.
1. Hi Dakota, how have you grown as a country artist in 2019?
Hi! I feel like as an artist I have become more real and honest with my songwriting.
2. How did you come up with the name of your brand new EP “My Mother’s Daughter?”
My mother passed away almost a year ago and I wrote a song on how I felt about life with her being gone. The title ‘My Mother’s Daughter” was a nice way to dedicate my new music to her and tie it in with the song I wrote called “Growing Old.” She was always a big supporter and fan of my music.
3. What was your process in creating this EP?
Before I went into recording – I have been sitting on most of these songs for awhile. “Growing Old” was the only recent song written. All of the songs on the EP represent times in my life where I have learned or grown as a person.
4. What is your favorite song off your latest EP?
My favorite song is “Growing Old” because it relates to what I am going through right now.
5. Is there something you wish your fans would take away from this EP?
I hope my fans will be able to relate to the songs on my EP and genuinely enjoy listening to them
6. Was there any other artists or producers that helped to create your EP?
Yes so many talented people! My best friend Jessilynn Kidd helped me write two of the songs “Maria” and “Small Town Talk.” My EP was produced by Robbie Artress and I had multiple musicians help me with this project: Jake Curry (electric guitar, banjo), Nathan Thomas (bass), Kirby Newman (drums), Joe Stoehr (acoustic guitar, mandolin), and Marcus Bowling (lap steel).
7. Is there anything else coming up with your music in 2019?
Yes! I have CD’s of this EP that I am excited to share and 2019 is going to be a year I release a lot of music 🙂
8. Is there anything else you would like to share?
I am excited to share everything I have been writing this year! 🙂
Sarah Ames is a country singer and songwriter from Northern California. Sarah’s music combines an informal and bright lyric, with the sounds of both country and rock. Some of Ames’ hugest influences are the Pop Rock women of the 1990s (Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, and Alanis Morissette). She also likes California country/rock bands such as (The Eagles, Steve Miller Band, Doobie Brothers) and Country crossovers females like Faith Hill and Shania Twain.
As a young child, Ames spent a lot of time listening to music and singing. She wrote her first song at 8 years old. Throughout high school, she was a part of school musicals, sang on demos and entered local radio singing contests.
After High School Ames attended the University of Southern California, where she majored in Popular Music Performance. While at USC, she played with her band around the Los Angeles and USC area, finally landing the chance to sing at Dodger Stadium and be an opening act for the Steve Miller Band.
After 2 years of college, Ames moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music. She spends most of her time in Nashville writing and singing and crafting that is individually her own.
On April 5, 2019, Ames put out latest single “Grapevine.” Her new song is available to listen and download both on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Sarah Ames then check out her website at (https://www.sarahames.com).
Country musician Nate Smith is from Paradise, CA. Smith was one of the many people who lost their homes during the campfire in November of 2018. Through his loss, Smith wrote a song called “One Of These Days,” in only two weeks; he went to Nashville to record the song. “One Of These Days,” charted to the Top 50 of the iTunes Country Charts, and have over 70k streams on Spotify. All profits from the song are being donated to cap fire relief aid. Smith has been shown on ABC, FOX, CBS, Good Morning Sacramento, and 103.1 KCCY, 103.5 The Blaze and NPR. Since the release of Smith’s song “One Of These Days,” he was invited to play at California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Benefit Show at the Golden 1 Center with Common, Betty Who, X Ambassadors, and Pitbull,
1. Hello Tyller, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician? Hi Danaille, sure! Well, I grew up on a ranch in Southwest Colorado. So my formative years were spent doing chores, chasing cows in the mountains, being a 4-H member and all the awesome things that go along with growing up in a rural setting.I got my first horse and my first guitar at 8 years old, and growing up in a rural area influenced my music and personality a whole lot. My parents are both Artists (painter and photographer), so we traveled lot taking art around which was really neat, getting to see different states and cities. 2. Who are some of your musical icons?The first song I ever learned to play was Hey Good Lookin’ by Hank Williams sr. Hank was a bighero of mine musically. Also, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yokaum, Buck Owens, and growing up in the 90’s obviously George Strait was a big influence. 3. When did you start listening to country music and when did you know you wanted a career in it?I grew up listening to all kinds of music, from Miles Davis to Tom Petty. But Country music was a huge part of my life from about 7 years old on. If you turned on the radio in 97 you’d be hearing Alan Jackson and George Strait and Randy Travis, just really amazing singers and great songs. And that’s what we listened to all the time.I’m very lucky to have supportive parents, I’ve been singing all my life and playing guitar since I was 8 years old. I honestly don’t remember a time when music wasn’t what I wanted to do. 4. What is the background story behind your latest single “When Do I Buy Whiskey?”A few years ago I was in Nashville and ended up helping my friend deliver some hay. They lady we stacked the hay for was named Devon O’Day who is a DJ on 650am WSM (Opry Radio). So we started talking and I gave her a cd. She ended up really liking my songs and had me on the radio the next week which was a huge honor. Then later on Devon and I started writing (she’s an amazing writer who’s had songs recorded by George Strait etc.).We had this idea of a drinking song that wasn’t really about drinking haha so we wrote “Why Do I Buy Whiskey”. 5. Is there anything else new coming up with your music in 2019?I’ll be playing live all over Texas and Colorado. And I’ll also be releasing some more new songs over the next few months. Some of the tunes I wrote with Jim Lauderdale who’s an amazing writer. 6. What are some of your favorite venues or events to play at?That’s a great question! I feel very fortunate for the opportunities I’ve had opening for folks like Robert Earl Keen, John Anderson etc.Playing with REM at the Arvada center was a whole lot of fun, I really like the Olathe Corn Festival, The Mule Barn in Justin, TX. And there are some really special house concert series like It’s All About Z music in Franklin, TN. I just love playing for folks who want to hear my music…doesn’t really matter where! 7. 7. What do you like to do in your free time?Doesn’t seem like I get much free time these days, but I still love riding horses and fixing things on guitars and trucks. 8. What is one of your favorite quotes?Daryl Scott one gave me the advice of “know what you don’t want to do, and be open to everything else”. I think that’s really good advice for the music business. 9. Is there anything else you would like to share? Yeah, if you like my music check out some of my friends like – Kin Faux, Kinsey Rose and Twin Kennedy! There’s a lot of really great country music out there right now!