Aubrie Lynn~ “Artist Spotlight!!”

Aubrie Lynn is a singer/songwriter and CMA member from the College Station Texas area. In September 2008 Lynn and her family made a visit to Nashville for the first time to flee the hurricane brewing in the Texas Gulf. After a Ryman employee talked to Aurbie into standing on the main stage to perform for the audience, she decided music was her calling. Lynn went back to Texas and started the process of studying everything she would need to know. In a couple years she was playing over 110 shows each year, plus also playing and writing her own songs.

            In the last 2 years Lynn has began crating her place in the Nashville music scene. In 2018, she put out her first Nashville produced, self titled, 3 songs EP, that got people chatting. Her first radio single “Slow,” got national radio notice, when it was played on over a 100 radio stations across the United States. Since the release in January 2018, she has went back into the studio to record her latest single “Don’t Lie,” which is set to release in February 2019.

            Lynn’s other passion is working with different charities to use her music platform to make a change in the world. She is currently working with Food For The Hungry as an Indie Artist Ambassador, with many other cancer foundations and military fundraisers. In 2019 Lynn plans is to continue to bring new music to her fans, also a new look to her performances and stay active in her charity work.   

            If you would like to find out more about Aubrie Lynn then go check out her website at https://www.aubrielynnmusic.com.

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Mac Watts~ “Artist Spotlight!!”

Nashville recording singer, Mac Watts, is an up and coming star in the country music world. Watts grew up just north of Detroit, Michigan seeking to play university ice hockey but always had a love for music. When he chose to hang up his skates, he taught himself how to play guitar, write his own songs and sang karaoke with his mom. Watts found his calling and picked up a couple shows at local bars in the Metro Detroit area. 

  Watts moved to south Flordia to finish his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and supported himself by performing music. He played in acoustic duo with another local singer, John Patterson, and later he started a band called “Mac Watts & the Shotgun 40.” Both proposed diversity of steady shows to support him while attending college. After graduating in December, Watts traveled to Music City to follow a career in country music as a singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN. Since February 2017, Watts has become a known name on Broadway. Watts and his band from Nashville were picked as the opening act for country band A Thousand Horses at the 100thAnniversary of Selfridge Air Base, Mt Clements, MI which held over 5,000 guests. Also, they were the winner of the 2018 Nash Next Regional Final contest, and was a opening act for Phil Vassar at the Boots and Boats Festival, Port Huron, MI. Watts also played a VIP show at a Kid Rock Concert at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater, West Palm Beach, FL and his opening solo act at the Jen’s Bostic’s show in Jupiter, Flordia. In 2017, he was Regional Finals Winner for the Nash FM America’s Talent Search and earlier that year Watts put out his single, “Ain’t Through Loving You,” which has been playing on local radio stations in the state of Michigan and Metro Detroit. 

 In 2018, Watts put out his newest EP “Dynamite,” which can be found all popular music platforms. With the help of Tim Angsten, Watts created a music video for his hit tune “Faith,” which is playing on YouTube. 

 If you would like to find out more about Mac Watts then check out his website at https://macwattsmusic.com

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Hayden Haddock~ Artist Spotlight!!!

As a child, Hayden Haddock would watch the CMA Awards with his relatives and, he was fascinated by the music during the award show. He would sit so close to the TV and sing along to the performances. At the age of 14, he went to his first concert, Eric Church. After attending Church’s concert, he decided to take guitar lessons. 

            Just last year, he started his first year at Texas A&M University and was majoring in Construction Science. While Haddock was in his dorm, he heard a knock from a young girl. The girl had heard him playing his guitar and asked him if he would sing her a song. He tried everything he could to talk her out of it, but then his roommate came out and they both persuaded him to sing. He sang them a Luke Comb’s song and without him knowing his roommate filmed him and uploaded it on YouTube, and also sent out to people they knew. And this how his country music career started.

            Whenever he had spare time, he practiced and wrote his own songs. He next played at a few local acoustic shows. Haddock is now performing every weekend around Texas with many TV appearances including Dallas’ ABC “Good Moring Texas,” “CBS Austin “We Are Austin,” and on CBS “Bryan/College Station’s Free Music Friday.” He has had also got the chance to open up for Ray Benson of Asleep at The Wheel and Casey Donahew and has played at the same events with Whiskey Myers, Cory Morrow and the Eli Young Band. Some of Haddock’s favorite musicians are rooted from his home state of Texas, with legends like George Strait and Cody Johnson and also country singers like Luke Combs, Jon Pardi and Eric Church. 

            Haddock debut album “First Rodeo,” was released in December 2018. On this album he worked with some famous names in the music industry, including 3 time Grammy award winning Tre Nagella at Luminous Sound in Dallas. Tre has worked with musicians such as Blake Shelton, Lady Gaga and Kirk Franklin. 

            As Haddock’s status continues to grow, he will be playing a lot more shows and more crowded concerts across the state and elsewhere including the event for The National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas to headlining shows in Clovis, New Mexico in March 2019. 

            Haddock’s music is available to listen and download on both Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Hayden Haddock then check out his website https://haydenhaddock.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/haydenhaddock11?lang=en

YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7I0FkMXdQjN3GktnZCq3g

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/haydenhaddockmusic/?hl=en

Brian Fuller’s Q&A!!!

1.    Hi Brian, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician?

I was born in Savannah, Ga and grew up in a small town called Springfield, Ga. Music has always been a huge part of my life, I have a lot of musicians in my family so playing music has really been all I have ever wanted to do!

2.    When did you start listening to country music and how did you know you wanted a career in it?

I got into country music when I was about 12 or so but I grew up listening to all kinds of music but because of where I grew up I related to country music a lot more. Like I mentioned in Q1 I always knew that music was what I wanted a career in but I guess at around age 14 I found myself leaning more torwards the country industry 

3.    Who are some of your musical icons?

Dave Grohl (front man for the foo fighters) is for sure my #1 musical icon, his work ethic and story is inspirational.  

4.    What is the background story behind your latest single “Myself?”

I wrote this song a little over a year ago and I wrote it about an experience I had with an ex of mine and I felt like it was something a lot of people could relate to. I feel like everyone has had a person in thier life that is just toxic but instead of letting them go they keep them around and I have always heard people blame the other person for it saying things like ” They just wont leave me alone” or ” I hate them for doing this to me” but the honest truth is it is that persons fault for keeping them around because we all have the power to say “no” its just up to you to say it. So the point behind the song is me realizing that I was the one hurting myself not her hurting me. I was never going to put the song out but one night I played for a group of friends and they talked me into recording it and after bringing it to life I fell in love with it!

5.    Is there anything new coming up with your music in 2019?

Yes, I will be putting out some new tunes very soon, we have not set a date yet but I can say it will be with in the first 3 or 4 months in the new year and we will be hitting the road so Im hoping to see everyone out at a show!

6.    What is your favorite thing about performing your own music live to a crowd?

Seeing them dance and enjoying the moment and hearing them sing the songs back to me, it gives me chills every time

7.    What is one of your favorite quotes?

“No matter where the day takes you, enjoy the getting there”

Im not sure who said it but I read it on a birthday card and I loved it!

8.    Is there anything else you would like to share?

Thank you for asking me to be apart of your blog, I enjoyed answering your questions, I hope this new year is everything you hope it could be and I hope to see y’all at a show!


Brittany McLamb~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

            Country Musician Brittany McLamb is from Salemburg, North Carolina. With a whole family that enjoyed listening to country, bluegrass and gospel music, and extended members who sang in gospel groups, McLamb followed in the same direction and joined her church’s children choir where she was showcased in many lead roles and solos. She carried these abilities and love for music over to local talent shows and pageants. She also passed down her crown and title of “Little Miss Salemburg,” McLamb performed her first vocal performance at the age of 10. She dressed in a fringe and rhinestone decorated cowgirl outfit that was topped off with a matching cowboy hat and boots, she sang to the audience a cover of “If You’re Not in it For Love by country artist Shania Twain. 

            In high school McLamb was signed with a local talent agency that put her as a performer on the classic live television shows like “Arthur Smith’s Carolina Calling” and “The Jimmy Snow Gospel Hour,” where she traveled to perform on the show. 

            After receiving her college degree from East Carolina University, McLamb made the move to Nashville to start her music career beside music industry expert and mentor, Patsi Bale Cox who had worked at many record labels as well as independent public relations companies. Cox quickly introduced herto the late Billy Block, who radio show was a Nashville gem. After working almost 3 years developing her network, improving her skills and interning for the Billy Block radio show, McLamb started writing and recording her first EP. The EP was released on iTunes in 2013.

            After the release of her first self-titled EP McLamb finished a recording project in early 2015 at Omni Studios with the great fiddle master Deanie of Nashville’s best musicians and Singer/Songwriter Melonie Cannon at the helm. These unique songs display McLamb’s lively vocal talent and the way she combines country and bluegrass in her music. The songs were released in Fall 2015 and her third single, is titled “I Like Where This Is Going,” and was put out in 2016 and McLamb also co-wrote this song. 

            Since these three releases, McLamb has gotten the chance to open up for country singers and groups like LANCO, Parmalee, William Michael Morgan, Charles Kelley, Brooke Eden and Granger Smith. On April 20th2018 McLamb released a new single named “Lose It.” This single is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and Google Play. McLamb newest single “Playing With Fire,” came out on November 30, 2018. 

            If you would like to find out more about Brittany McLamb then check out her website athttp://www.brittanymclamb.com.

Social Media Accounts: 

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

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

Twitter:https://twitter.com/BrittanyMcLamb

YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/BrittanyMcLamb

AJ Gatio~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

        In the year of 2018 country music is home to a broad range of traits and different sounds and right in the middle of it all is up and coming country artist AJ Gatio. Gatio’s music is a cross between pop and country. He is a developing young musician that is out daily creating a name for himself with his high power performing skills.

            Since becoming a Nashville resident in 2015, Gatio has performed over 300+ live shows and has been a part of several huge events including CMA Festival and the Key West Songwriter Festival. In 2018, Gatio put out a song named “Too Hot,” and it was featured as an Apple Hot Track upon its release. He also has written many songs that were cut by other Nashville artists, including a song for country singer Spencer Crandall’s album that went Number 1 on the iTunes Country Chart upon release.

            Gatio knows that country music is all about his fans and whether it is after a show or on social media, he is as sociable and personal with his fans as he is with his friends. On October 26, 2018 Gatio put out his latest single “Whiskey Working.” The song is available on Spotify and iTunes. 

            If you would like to find out more about AJ Gatio then check out his website at https://www.ajgatio.com

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Marla’s~ Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Tzatziki Recipe (I’m Greek!):

Ingredients: 

3.5 Cups Full fat Greek Yogurt (Fage)

4-5 Garlic cloves

1 Big cucumber

4-6 Tbs Olive oil

2 tbs VinegarSalt and pepper


1. Grate and drain the cucumber.

2. Mix the yogurt and the grated cucumber in a bowl.

3. Add the finely grated garlic, the olive oil and the vinegar4. Mix everything with a whisk or a mixer. Season with salt and pepper