Kendra Kay~ Artist Spotlight!!

Couple of artists showcase the motivation of country music like the award-winning recording artist Kendra Kay. Kay was raised on the Canadian prairies and is shining bright as a “Canada’s Country Girl” (Harlton Empire), Kay has had a wonderful year including signing on worldwide with Sakamoto Agency, winning the 2019 MCMA Female Artist of the Year, also earning the MCMA Fan’s Choice Award for the second year in a row. Also, she has collected half a million streams, 17 weeks in the Top 100 Canada Country Airplay and earned a Top Ten spot in the 2020 CBC Searchlight competition. 

Known for her powerful vocals, down-to-earth charisma and high-energy concerts, Kay has solidly started herself as an artist to watch and a rising country star (Brandon Sun) in the Canadian country music scene. Her single “Steady,” is an updated take on the traditional country sound, written by a talented group of female songwriters including Madeline Merlo (NBC Songland), Victoria Banks (Jessica Simpson, Sara Evans) and Karen Kosowski (Brett Kissel, Tim Hicks, with Kosowski also combining the reigns on assembly duties. Also her sophomore EP “More to Me,” co-produced by country star Terri Clark, with added production credits going to the CCMA Producer of the Year winner Murray Pulver and Juno Award winner Jeff Jones. 

Joined with her 5-piece band and love for country music, she has played shows across Canada including the CFL Banjo Bowl Halftime Show at Investor’s Group Stadium, played along with Tim Hicks on his “Get Loud: tour, and played with country legend Patricia Conroy. She has played in big festivals such as Dauphin’s CountryFest MainStage, Canadian Finals Rodeo, Canadian Music Week, Sunfest Country Music Festival, Canadian Country Music Week and gave direct help to artists such as Corb Lund, James Barker Band, Jess Moskaluke and Aaron Prichett. 

In January 2022, Kay put out her latest new single “Wild.” This song and other great tunes from Kay are featured both on Spotify and Apple Music. If you would like to find out more about the kind-hearted and talented Kendra Kay then please go take a look at her website (http://www.kendrakaymusic.com).

Social Media Accounts:

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0xPkmc7nXv31emdwlk3KFA

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

Instagram: http://instagram.com/kendrakaymusic

Cat Stone~ Artist Spotlight!!

Nashville established singer/songwriter Cat Stone has put out her wistful debut single, “Take It In,” written with country artist Janelle Arthur (“Hand Me Downs” ft. Dolly Parton). The single was recorded at Lyra Productions in White House, TN with Luke Nagel. Stone takes her listeners through a melodic post-break-up adventure of improvement while supporting the listeners to make peace with what does not belong to them anymore. 

Before working as achieving a solo career in Nashville, Stone performed in over 80 countries as a singer on the world’s most lavish cruise ship, the Regent Explorer. During her international travels, Stone started a loyal following which expanded even past her own southern roots. Friends and fans would join at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Style Lounge for a celebratory night on January 6 at the first performance of “Take It In,” with no thought of what was going to come after. 

Stone’s debut single has collected the attention of Spotify, having three editorial playlists, a milestone for a fully independent artist. Having the support from Spotify, Stone shares, “Independent female artists in country music haven’t necessarily had the best luck off the bat- especially when it comes to radio play. To see my first single land on not one but three Spotify playlists feels so rewarding. The platform plays such a pivotal role in the development of independent artists and I’m so grateful for the support they’ve to shown me this week.”

There is currently no set date on Stone’s debut album but there is more to come from Stone in 2022. For first access to updates and releases please visit her website at (https://www.catstonemusic.com). 

About Cat Stone:
Independent country singer Stone is no overnight success fairytale. She was born in the summer of ’92, Stone was transplanted across the southeast along with her father’s military job. She went off a bit of independence in her late teens to attend a boarding school for the arts. With a straight view of Nashville, Stone attended school at Belmont University on a talent scholarship. In 2019, Stone focus on her solo career. She released her debut “Take It In,” on January 7, 2022, which earned the attention of Spotify, landing three spots on different editorial playlists, a huge achievement for a new independent artist. This is the start for Cat Stone, with more success to come this year and for many years to come. 

Social Media Accounts:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsEdpHHD37eWBUD65R6OMig/videos

Instagram: http://instagram.com/catstonemusic

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

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@catstonemusic

Ashlyn Marie- Artist Spotlight

On January 14, 2022, country-pop crossover musician Ashlyn Marie, put out her debut release-“Blind Horse Blues.” The debut release was produced by Billboard famous producer Brandon Manley (RVSHVD), Chase Matthews & David Morris).

Marie wrote this song almost a year ago on the day of the release. She know the instant this hook came to her that it would be a huge one. She reached out to one of her best friends Kaeley and told her about it and could not help but cry, shared Marie. This song is an anthem for anybody who had been to the Blind Horse Saloon, which is a landmark in my hometown of Greenville, SC. I knew from the start this song had to be my launch to the music industry. 

Marie is from Simpsonville, South Caroline, she is currently a performing arts major at Clemson University, while pursuing her musical career. She is right in the studio with her producer and has more music coming out also in 2022. If you would like to find out more about Ashlyn Marie than please go take a look at her social media accounts which are listed below. 

Social Media Accounts: 

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ashlynmariemusic?_d=secCgYIASAHKAESPgo82%2BC0ddjp6vy8XOeCP%2BS82n9dBeg%2BzfJ1RhhmuDVD7IcmfyZGuoVqPnDiOAEIeb2qWNE6ARYGeM3QtgqAGgA%3D&checksum=906f1ee2b6dbd8dd8f55fe5a198860174d0795a9cc4c0916d79fc181c4f9ebf7&language=en&sec_uid=MS4wLjABAAAAhRVIVRggyvKoom-zX2JLvG2sFI6vACAVZXM2A3xBDKGh4pEJN_82M_uxQF2o1IHh&sec_user_id=MS4wLjABAAAALqxkxYDqSZ1lh8jvEgEpZVla3DSLr-XpIMD6dx2L1I7MN_mIGYmwnwk_LVue24h7&share_app_id=1233&share_author_id=6683690362333348870&share_link_id=02D3873D-CEAD-47DC-9DC5-F66C2D44A3DA&tt_from=copy&u_code=da9651h3g4ml82&user_id=6780451938887599109&utm_campaign=client_share&utm_medium=ios&utm_source=copy&source=h5_m&_r=1

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

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

Lianne Kaye~ Artist Spotlight!!!

Lianne Kaye is a British Singer/Songwriter from the South East. Some of her influences are Hayley Willams (Paramore), Carrie Underwood & Michelle Branch, Kaye’s original music is a combination of guitar-driven, country-influenced songs, also stripped back and climbing vocal ballads. 

Following the advancement of her well-known YouTube channel. That has gone over 10 million views. Kaye has started a loyal online fanbase, that has followed her since the beginning of her online journey which started in 2010.  

Kaye played many live sets at the Summer in The City, Slam Dunk festival, Camden Barfly and many others. Kaye’s voice is a powerhouse and fantasizing, and one to keep an eye out for. 

In November 2021, Kaye put out her latest single “I Miss You.” The song is available  on both Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about the wonderful Lianne Kaye you should go take a look at her social media accounts, which are located down below. 

Social Media Accounts: 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/liannekayemusic

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

Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/liannekayemusic

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

Andrea Veltri- Artist Spotlight!!!

While growing up on the outskirts of Chicago, Andrea Veltri has never had a problem in her mind that music was the direction for her. At 5 years old she got her first guitar, and soon started taking lessons at 6 years old. When she was 8, she commenced playing in a punk/rock band as the lead singer and guitar player. Sadly, five years later the band broke up, but that did not stop Veltri’s love for music. 

Instead, it directed her to country music and inspired her to seek a solo career. Since focusing on her writing and originality, she started to play at different venues and opened for many for different musicians like Jana Kramer, Anna Nalick and Jason Michael Carroll.

On November 16th, 2018, her first single “What I Know Now,” was released. Since then, she has launched herself into her music and writing and it’s imitated in her debut EP “Starting Over,” which was released on October 22, 2021. The seven songs show growth, honesty and reliability. On this EP Hughes opens up about heartbreak in all forms. The EP marks a completely new chapter and shows that starting over can be done with grace.

If you would like to find out more about Andrea Veltri then make sure to check out her website at (https://www.andreaveltrimusic.com). 

Social Media Accounts: 

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/andreaveltri_

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCINhXVp5TdTAZ4-4EUZwZgA

Taylor Hughes~ “Artist Spotlight”

Country musician, Taylor Hughes, is not your average pop-country artists. With blues and southern rock impacts, she brings a different outlaw sound that needs demands attention. Local of Lexington, KY, she now lives in Spring Hill, TN. Also award-winning gospel single and vocal coach, Christy Sutherland, describes Hughes’ voice as being a “rich chocolate cake with sou.” Also Hughes. Is currently studying under world-renowned vocal coach, Kati Hendricks.

Five years in a row she has been nominated in the Lexington Music Awards for best female vocalist, best country artist, best singer/songwriter, and song of the year; wining in 2016, 2018 and 2019. Hughes was also in the top 5 for the “Southern Fellows Country Artist of the Year.” She has been an opening act and shared the stage with artists like Chase Rice, Riley Green, Sam Riggs, Angaleena Presley (Pistol Annies) and Striking Matches.

Since the beginning of 2021, she has been co-headlining an acoustic tour with fellow female artist Audra McLaughlin, from season 6 of The Voice. She has also played at many famous stages like Stations Inn, The Listening Room, Douglas Corner, Manchester Music Hall and The Lyric Theater. Hughes is also a co-sponsor for the annual “Bourbon Bash,” hosted by Bourbon with Friends podcast. The podcast is one of the quickest growing shows in the podcast industry. This event brings together some of the bourbon industries biggest companies and influencers together to share their love of bourdon along with working together to make the industry even better. Hughes is also going to be showcased as an artist at the 2022 Folds of Honor charity a event hosted at the castle in Versailles, Kentucky.

Hughes’ live shows bring endurance, a good time and true country music fans have been dying to hear. Hughes’ first single “Good Taste,” came out on April 10, 2020 (also was played on iHeart Radio) and after releasing her sophomore single, “Prayin’ to the Whiskey,” in February of 2021. Both of her singles can be heard not only in the United States but have been playing for a while on radio stations in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia. Hughes is currently working on her next single “High On Something.” Her latest single will be out on November 19, 2021. She also has her name on many other artists’ albums and EPs that include the following: country artist- Hannah Wright’s first album, “Revival.” Hughes was a co-writer on the song “Pinkies Down, Bottoms Up.” She also co-wrote on the title track on artist, Karen McCormick, EP release “Retro.” She is a co-writer on “Christmas in Philly,” which can be found on blues artist, Serena Sol Brown’s 2020 Christmas EP. Hughes will also have a song (co-write “Jesus and Jail”) released later this year on country artist Krystal King, debut EP. 

If you would like to find out more about Taylor Hughes then check out her website at (https://linktr.ee/TaylorHughesMusic). 

Social Media Accounts: 

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TayHughes_Music

Andrea Vasquez (Artist Spotlight)

Wonderful vocals and unbeatable approach mix in the small bundle that is Andrea Vasquez. The California/Virginia native has mixed her love of contemporary and Latin-American roots to establish a new sound within the genre. Vasquez has been inspired by country acts like Carrie Underwood, Shania Twain, and The Chicks.

She has been working on her sound since he was a child. Born in Los Angeles, to an extremely musical family, she started playing the violin, piano, and guitar at a very young age which inspired her to also write her own songs. A move back to California would become the spur to pursuing music. After finishing school, Vasquez moved to Nashville to work on her dream to become a country singer. She released her first single “Sugar Coat,” and it surpassed 113k streams on Spotify and took Vasquez on her first radio tour. 

Next, Vasquez released her next single “Runnin’ Wild,” which attained big success by receiving a permeant spot on Spotify’s New Music Nashville Playlist. Her song “Bed You Made,” received wonderful feedback and praise, while getting the attention of CMT and adding it to their online playlist rotation. With an expanding name in Music City, Vasquez has played at well-known venues and shows in Nashville including Whiskey Jam and The Listening Room. 

Vasquez’s latest single “Used To,” showcases a sensitive and heart-pulling background. The song is currently getting a lot of playing time on Spotify playlists. She also has a great stage presence and songs that fit into today’s country music scene. She is rapidly establishing herself within the country music world. 

If you would like to find out more about the great and talented country musician Andrea Vasquez please go take a look at her website (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

Lazy Jane~ Artist Spotlight!!!

Lazy Jane is a country duo providing a different exciting take on the genre with its flying songs, bold guitar playing, and wonderful vocal combos. The duo was started in the summer of 2016 by now husband and wife Madison and Tristen Smith. Both of them took inspiration from a poem in Shel Silverstein’s “Where the Sidewalk Ends,” the two of them loved the concept of having a name that seemed a little unexpected given the lively sounds of their live concerts. In its short journey, Lazy Jane has played shows not only in many living rooms and dive bars but also in well-known venues and festivals such as the Capitol Theater (Wheeling, WV), Bluebird Cafe (Nashville, TN) and Jamboree in the Hills (St. Clairsville, OH).

In 2020, they released a few songs “Pretty Drifter” and “Devil I Know,” produced by country powerhouse producers Derek George (Randy Houser, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts and more) and Julian King (Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and More. 

In October 2021 their brand-new and latest single “Sounds Like You,” came out. The single and their other songs are available both on Spotify and Apple Music. If you would like to find out more about this great up-and-coming country music duo then please go take a look at their website (https://www.lazyjanemusic.com). 

Social Media Accounts: 

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lazyjanemusic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6faPbfXUzxUOPZyt6aIePw

Maddye Trew~ Artist Spotlight

Maddye Trew was born and grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and started making her mark as a performer at a young age. She first took the “stage,” (the middle of her grandfather’s fireplace), singing Shania Twain covers for her family members. She sang “ Walkin’ After Midnight at the famous Strand Theatre at only 10 years old, took many roles in a different high school theater and musical showcases while a student at Tipton Rosemark Academy and eventually went to Nashville to get her Bachelor of Arts in commercial music from Belmont University. 

After graduating, Trew has worked to craft her skills as a singer/songwriter and celebrated her first release, “Only Sometimes,” in December 2020. She has next been invited to share her songs at the popular Listening Room as well as other Nashville venues including The Local, Belcourt Taps, the Moxy Nashville, and Honeytree Meadery. 

Trew has also been an opening act at the legendary Nashville Palace, and at the beginning of the summer, she was honored to join several artists including Trace Adkins for the celebrated Memorial Day Mulefest concert event in Colombia, TN. 

Trew’s latest single “That’s The Lonely Talkin’,” showcases sparkling, spunky and country. The single is available on all digital platforms. The single was written by Jim Thrasher and Katie Barbour and produced by Like Buishas. Trew has paid tribute to the artists of musical icons such as Loretta Lynn, Pasty Cline, and Carrie Underwood, with her “whiskey-smooth delivery of the heartbreaking lyric and a fearless openness for beyond her years.” The song was showcased on Radio SorBro’s NuMu Friday (an all-streaming radio platform that allowed listeners to enjoy Nashville’s songwriter worldwide). 

If you would like to find out more about the talented Maddye Trew then check out her website at (https://www.maddyetrew.com). 

Social Media Accounts: 

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/maddyetrew

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/maddyetrew