Andrew Hopson~ Artist Spotlight

At only 6 months old country musician Andrew Hopson was adopted by a single mother, who later went on to adopt his biological brother to0. She raised both boys on her own. Years later Hopson’s adoption lawyer came to them knowing of his talents, introducing them to the music industry within the city of Nashville where Hopson was writing regularly with songwriter Steve O’Brien.

            Growing up Hopson, worked as the town firefighter, often getting called out of class to answer to a crisis within his tiny town. He is also a true country boy, he loves to hunt, fish, swim and enjoy the water at Norris Lake.

            Hopson’s music is a combination of country and southern rock. His mom was a fan of country music and introduced him to country greats like Willie Nelson, Charlie Rich, Reba and Johnny Cash. The first country musicians to make an impact on Hopson was Keith Whitley, Hank Sr. and Jr, Merle and Vern Gosdin. He likes older artists such as Hank Sr, that started the way for the future of country music and both as a musician and as a songwriter. 

            On September 15, 2019, Hopson put out his latest single “Paint the Town Redneck and it is available to listen on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about the talented Andrew Hopson then check out his website at (https://www.andrewhopson.com).

Social Media Accounts:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrew.hopson.104

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCshNWdNiA46Bl-H579RQMZg

The Jensen Sisters (Artist Spotlight)

 The environment Kendra and Kansas Jensen feel most like themselves in front of an audience, lost in their song lyrics. Even it is a cover or an original, the great blended voices of these young female country musicians get inside of each listener and somehow take you with them on their musical journey.

 At just 16 and 19 years old, these small-town, laid-back sisters are going on the road for larger things with the recent release of their debut EP “Highway Hippie. The 6 songs “mini-album,” as both girls like to call it. This EP went straight to the top of the iTunes Charts in May 2019, peeking as the 10th most pre-ordered Country Album at the time. The Jensen Sisters found themselves joining the spotlight with music from their heroes, including names like Willie Nelson and Eric Church. 

 With a population, less than 200 people, Goodridge, Minnesota is home to The Jensen Sisters. Their hometown is a place that has built a stable foundation; it’s also the place that gave their first live stage. Jittery and uncertain, Kendra and Kansas entered their high school talent show four years ago. Both girls never sang in public before, taking the crowd was a big surprise they debuted with “Good Hearted Woman,” by Waylon Jennings.

 Nobody knew at the time that singing one song in 2015 would start up a love inside both of them that would change the course of their lives for the best. Since then, the girls have started hosting their radio show called “Gypsy Outlaw,” on KSRQ Pioneer 90.1, started a flourishing clothing line with the Simply Boutique, toured across the whole upper Midwest and in the center of everything; have grown a remarkable fanbase that they call family. Kendra and Kansas are set out to entertain audiences with their new wave of retro country sound, withdrawing no stone left unturned along the way.

 If you like to find out more about The Jensen Sisters then check out their website at (https://thejensensisters.com).

Social Media Accounts:

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE35YycEa52LMHuBPhQgKfg

Alexis Taylor~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

Singer/songwriter Alexis Taylor is from Canada, she was raised in the tiny town of Huntsville, Ontario. As a child, she showed a love and passion for music by writing her songs and acoustic guitar playing. Both Taylor’s parents are songwriters and are very musical. Music has always been a part of her.

After making her first visit to Nashville, Tennessee, Taylor decided to make Nashville and Music City her new home. A little after, Taylor saw the launch of her international career in summer 2016 with a tour in Scandinavia and becoming an opening act for renowned singer/songwriter Doug Seegers. This opportunity helped Taylor to grow as a performer and she is so honored that  Seegers took her under his wing.

At the start of 2018, Taylor put out her debut single “Blame The Whiskey,” which allowed her to be seen live at many radio stations throughout North America, and take part in different events such as Canadian Music Week in Toronto and CMA Fest in Nashville. The release of her first song also lead Taylor taking home the award for Female Vocalist of the Year at 2019 Tennessee Music Awards, playing at the USO Northwest Gala, and taking the #1 spot for 10 consecutive weeks on Reverb Nation’s highly ranked country artists charts.

After releasing her second single, “How Do You Sleep,”which received international airplay, Taylor then put out her third single “Bend The Truth,” and it was produced by David Browning in Nashville, Tennessee. She was also nominated as “Female Rising Star of the Year,” at the 2019 Josie Music Awards, multiple nominations at the KICMA awards, and an opening act for The Marshall Tucker Band during the summer of 2019.

On January 10, 2020, Taylor put a remix of her hit song “Just One Look,” and you can listen to this great remix on Spotify and Apple Music. If you would like to out more about Alexis Taylor then check out her website at (https://www.alexistaylormusic.com). 

Social Media Accounts: 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MissTaylorMusic

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2eD35736i_LH_hmLG6niPg

Chancie Neal~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

Country singer/songwriter Chancie Neal is from Calhoun, Louisiana. Neal has observed the Nashville’s songwriting community and using their guidelines and jumping right into co-writing with some of Nashville’s most known songwriters. She first got connected with country singer/songwriter Luke Bryan. She met him at one of his concerts in Louisiana, they kept in touch until she moved to Tennessee. Bryan was dazzled by her talents at only 14 years old. He gave her a listen and put her as an opening act on his annual Farm Tour dates. She has also been an opening act for Jake Owen, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt and Cole Swindell.

Neal signed her first big publishing deal with Sony/ATV Publishing and after that she landed her first major cut with “Duck The Halls,” A Robertson Family Christmas,” album titled “Hairy Christmas” featuring Luke Bryan. That album went on to sell 1,000,000 copies, earning Neal her first platinum record plaque. Also, she has some songs for many Australian and Canadian artists. She is also featured singing on BMG/Sea Gayle artist, Leaving Austin’s new single “Into It”. At 24 years old, she has been living in Nashville for almost a decade and has quite a resume.

She put out a single titled “Over You,” a sample of what to come in her upcoming EP. Neal also works within the WSM Radio family, first as a part of the Music City Mentors event where she model and performing songwriter on the Academy Sports + Outdoors stage at Opry Plaza during CMA Fest. She was also part of WSM’s Free Fishing Day in July 2019.

On November 29, 2019, Neal put out her latest single“Rodeo Money,” and you can listen to it on Spotify and Apple Music. If you would like to find out more about Chancie Neal check out her website at (https://www.chancieneal.com).

Social Media Accounts: 

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

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsVcGv5TZFaJsjduM1WTGWw

JT Harker~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

JT Harker is from Northern California, he grew up listening to country music legends like Garth Brooks, Wynona Judd and Brooks & Dunn. When he was 7 years old he was sneaking albums from his father’s collection and fell in love with a big selection of sounds from Creedence Clearwater Revival to Marvin Gaye. Harker grew up with passions of playing college and professional sports, but personally always dreamed of one day being on the radio and playing on big stages. 

Harker and his band were starting to be a part of the California Country Scene, they toured tirelessly all around the west coast, regionally and cross country. He was even an opening act for artists like Jake Owen, Rodney Atkins, Chase Bryant, Muscadine Bloodline, Josh Thompson, Devin Dawson, and Raelynn. In 2017, he obtained a slot in the famous and well-known Stagecoach Country Festival in California. 

On January 24, 2020, Harker put out his latest single “If I Ain’t Got You,” and it is on Spotify and Apple Music. If you would like to find out more about JT Harker then check out his website at (https://www.jtharker.com). 

Social Media Accounts: 

Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/JTHarker1/)

Twitter: (https://twitter.com/JT_Harker)

YouTube: (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoJNl0nS6v2SqcixVACXJsw)

Instagram: (https://www.instagram.com/jtharker/?hl=en)

Elizabeth Lyons~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

Country musician Elizabeth Lyons is from the Midwestern and at 18 years old she moved to Nashville to intern at a music publishing company where she learned a lot about the music industry. Before she graduated from Vanderbilt University she put out her first EP which topped the iTunes charts and became an Album All-Time Bestseller.

Lyons has a half a million plays on Spotify, also sold over 100k downloads, 2 #1’s and #2 on iTunes Country videos. She was also recognized  by Macy’s iHeart Rising Star Top 3, Country Music Association “Who New To Watch,” “Music Association “Who New to Walk,” Music Row Discovery Artist, SiriusXM The Highway On the Horizon and CMT Pure and Discovery Artist. Lyon’s proven track record has made her one of the next women of country music to watch.

She also booked her shows and been an opening acts for country musicians such as Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and many more. Lyons has also been a part of many great music festivals such as Summerfest, Country Fest, and Country Jam. Lyons played for our troop singing the national anthem at Soldiers Field, Lambeau Field, Wrigley Field, Fenway Park and Bridgestone Area.

On January 17, 2020,  Lyons brans new single “24,” came out. Her music can be found on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about  the great and talented Elizabeth Lyons then check out her website at (https://www.elizabethlyonsmusic.com|).

Social Media Accounts:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/elizabethlyons1

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ELYONSMUSIC

Sarah Morey~ Artist Spotlight

In the summer of 2015, country musician Sarah Morey was picked to attend Grammy Camp Nashville (2015). The camp is put on by the Grammy Foundation. After attending the camp, Morey has been chosen to be a Hard Rock Cafe Ambassador, has also opened for The Bellamy Brothers and was featured on FOX 13 News with Charley Belcher at Creative Souls Cafe. She also plays a lot around the greater Tampa Bay Area and has appeared on Tampa’s local radio station, 88.5 WMNF, many times. She has also played at many different music festivals including The Florida Strawberry Festival and The Gasparilla Music Festival.

In 2016, Morey put out her first self-titled EP showcasing 5 of her songs which were recorded at Hideaway Recording Studios in St. Pete, Flordia along with producer/engineer John Kelly. In 2017, she released an original single titled “Up All Night,” which was recorded at Jagged Audioworks in Tampa, Florida along with producer/engineer Jay Barnett. Morey released her second EP titled “Dust,” in the summer of 2018, She also recorded the “Dust EP at Jagged Audioworks with Jay Barnett. Some of her closet pals were featured on the “Dust” EP for instrumentals including Jacob Fleming (lead guitar, piano, and banjo), Brent Johns (Harmonica), and Katherine Peterson (violin). In the fall of 2018, Morey attended Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business in Nashville, TN as a songwriting major.

On January 10, 2020, Morey put out her brand new single “Drive Fast,” and you can stream it on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about the great and talented Sarah Morey then check out her website at (https://sarahmoreymusic.com). 

Social Media Accounts:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiAmMMU0Y2zizmit-DFY5Xg

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sarahmoreymusic