Bailey James~ Artist Spotlight

            It is hard to believe that country musician Bailey James is only 17 years old. She has not only appeared and performed at the well-known Bluebird Café, the famous The Wildhorse Saloon, the home of country music (aka: The Grand Ole Opry) radio station WSM-AM and as well being a part of the big and popular CMA Music Festival in Nashville, she has also been a part of many press interviews and showcased her musical gift during the annual Country Radio Seminar in Music City.

    James is a vocalist, guitarist and songwriter with a fanbase of over 145,000 people across her different social media platforms, James is a standout musician in a new country old school genre who combines features classical country with a mix of contemporary sounds and energy.

    This teenage country singer put out her first release to country radio, “Run Girl,” which spiked in the Top 40 (#36) on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart. The music video to this song has been viewed on her YouTube page over 132,000 times and made a premiere on The Country Network. Also, it was a part of many national TV affiliates such as The Heartland TV Network. James also was a co-writer for her song “Run Girl.” Her first release opened up doors for her to play at many industry places including the Music Row office and was also a part of a radio tour, she visited stations in Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, and New York.

    Both the single and video for Run Girl” were produced by Nashville entertainment expert Jeffrey Teague of Artist & Repertoire and is available on iTunes and all known retailers. Right now, she has been growing her collection by writing and recording new songs for her next single and EP.

    Also, this growing country singer and social media sensation have been selected as the first teen ambassador with The Jason Foundation for many years now. She is also a part of suicide prevention through education and empowerment on behalf of this notable non-profit organization in her shows and also with her social media. This honor showcases James alongside longtime Jason Foundation musical ambassadors, Charlie Daniels and Rascal Flatts.

    On April 3, 2020, James’ brand new single “Beck and Call,” came out. You can listen to wonderful on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Bailey James then check out her website at (https://www.baileyjamesgang.com). 

Social Media Accounts: 

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/baileyjamesgang

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

Mike Thomas~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

Growing up in the plush musical crossways of East Tennessee, country musician Mike Thomas started performing at a young age in some of the section’s most popular clubs. During the late ’90s and early 2000’s, he was a regular feature on Knoxville, TN’s booming music scene. Thomas moved to Nashville in 2004 to focus on his songwriting career. Rapidly, finding out that his songwriting type and process were not suitable on Music Row, Thomas took a decade off- for a long break from writing and performing to start a family and pursued a career in another trade. Never really losing the passion to write and perform, Thomas started his new band in 2017 at the urging of his close friend and current bandmate, Donald T. Bright. The band started building a following making regular appearances at popular venues such as Kimbro’s Pickin’ Parlor, Douglas Corner Café, B.B. Kings and at the Mercy Lounge. Next, Thomas met musician and producer, Tres Sasser, who was active in convincing Thomas to go back into the studio to start working on an album. Thomas’ music has been described as an “electric country with a vintage vibe.” His voice can be sometimes raw, growling and also sometimes tender, but is always truly honest and genuine. This June Thomas is set to release his new LP “Three Reasons.” On April 10, 2020, he released his latest single “Sure Feels Rights,” and this wonderful tune is both on Spotify and iTunes. This single was written by Thomas and it is to remind listeners of the things that matter most to them. Also, Thomas hopes his listeners find joy and are thankful for the simple things in life such as friends, family, a day of work and joining together as one community. If you would like to find out more about Mike Thomas then check out his website at (https://mikethomasmusic.com).

Social Media Accounts: 

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

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

Chloe Collins~ “Artist Spotlight”!!

Chole Collins is a Nashville country singer and songwriter. Her single “Forget Your Name,” was played on the 100thepisode of the television show Nashville, and several of her other singles have been played on TV shows such as Heartland, The Vineyard, Bellevue and Hudson & Rex. 

            The music video for her song “Didn’t Want You,” was featured on CMT and also shown in American Songwriter Magazine. Collins’ music has been on Spotify editor-curated playlists like Wild Country and New Music Nashville. Collins was also a Nash Next top 10 finalist in 2019 and she has played at such famous venues as The Bluebird Café in Nashville, the Opry City Stage and, The Bitter End in New York, and the House of Blues in New Orleans.

            She maintains to play at many Nashville events such as Whiskey Jam and Nashville Tour Stop. Nashville Songwriters Association International named her “One to Watch” in 2019 and her music has gone to as high as #1 on New Music Weekly and the Music Row Magazine “Country Breakout Chart.”

Social Media Accounts: 

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chloecollinsmus

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNZ625Yxdfc0n08DQPYPHVQ

Alexandria Corn~ Artist Spotlight

Alexandria Corn is an up and coming Country/Pop singer and songwriter. She was born and grew up in Upstate New York, Corn always has a love for performing which established her move to Los Angeles after auditioning for the famous TV show American Idol. Corn made it through the TV aired round before ending her journey at just 17 years old. A little bit after that, she traveled to Nashville to attend the CMA Awards. In Nashville she met writer and publisher Jillian Farrar, this is where they wrote Corn’s first single “Say It Again.” “Say It Again” was a part of the top 40 Country charts on The Iceman Show (CMA affiliated) for 4 weeks and was also featured on VEVO Country.
Also, Corn started to work with Curt Chambers (Grammy-nominated Producer and Songwriter), and together they made Corn’s next single “Beach Town Sunrise.” Her song caught the interest of many festival bookers all around the United States. The summer of 2017, Corn was an opening act for Jake Owen in Huntington Beach (Coastal Country Jam), and Chris Janson in New York (Big Frog 104 Frog Fest), Stagecoach VIP with Boots on Stage (featured in iHeart.com, Style and Society, Bazaar) and has been a part of the stage at Country Fest in Wisconsin with Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Dan and Shay, Cam and Lucie Silvas. She has also opened for California’s Country festival “Shipkicker” for Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann, The Swon Brother,s and Honey County. She has also got to share the stage with Toby Keith, Frankie Ballard, and Granger Smith.
Corn has played at many venues all around Northern and Southern California, New York and Nashville. She has played at numerous “Boots On Stage” showcases and even entered into the Nash Next 2017 Country Competition, taking place as a finalist for the Ventura Country with KHAY FM. Corn was also nominated for three California Country Music Awards that place on December 16th (Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, and Best Song of the Year).
Shortly after moving to Nashville, she put out her debut Nashville single “Same Tattoo” and it has taken off at 110,000 plays in under 3 months and has placed her on some of Spotify’S most known Country playlists. Corn is currently working and recording her first E.P. Her upcoming features Average Joes Entertainment (Colt Ford and Brantley Gilbert) and artist Sam Grow. Corn will also be joining the Eli Young Band on some of their tour dates in 2020.

On March 13, 2020, Corn put out her newest single “Cheated Better.” Her new single “Cheated Better” and other music can be found on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Alexandria Corn then check out her website at (https://alexandriacornmusic.com).

Social Media Accounts:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexandriaCornMusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexandriacorn
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexandriacornmusic/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/alexandriacorn

    Taylor Hughes is a country-blues southern rock singer/songwriter. She lives in Nashville and grew up in Lexington, KY. Hughes is not your normal pop-country artist. With blues and southern rock inspirations, she showcases a different outlaw sound that showcases different forms of attention.

    Award-winning gospel singer and vocal coach, Christy Sutherland, expresses Hughes’ voice “as rich chocolate cake with soul.” Five years in a row she has been nominated in the Lexington Music Awards for Best Female Vocalist, Best Singer/Songwriter, and Song of the Year, winning in 2016, 2018 and 2019.

    She has been an opener and got to share the stage with musicians like Chase Rice, Riley Green, Sam Riggs, Angaleena Presley (Pistol Annie’s), and Striking Matches. She has performed on many notable stages such as the Stations Inn, Douglas Corner, Manchester Music Hall, and the Lyric Theater. 

    On April 10, 2020 (this Friday), Hughes’ debut single “Good Taste,” and you can listen to this great song on Spotify. If you would like to find out more about Taylor Hughes then check out her social media links, which are just down below. 

Social Media Accounts:

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TayHughes_Music

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZPhD12xLCpMZRUcDDFNjpw

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/