Danielle Johnson Nana’s Blueberry Cobbler (Recipe)!!!

Directions:

  • Blend 1cup of four and 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • Mix well
  • Add a cup of milk
  • Melt 3/4 stick of butter and add to your mixture
  • Stir well
  • Then add a pint of blueberries
  • Stir everything together
  • Pour into a cooking dish or pan
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degree
  • Bake until the top turns golden brown
  • You’re done!

Danielle Johnson~ “Q&A”!!

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  1. Hi Danielle, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician? I was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I have a twin brother that was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome(which means he was born with half of a heart). That’s why we were born there. We are best friends and I’m so blessed to have him by my side always. I grew up in Warsaw, NC, a very small town with a population of 3,000 people. It’s the kind of town that has one stoplight and everyone literally knows everyone. I went to a private school kindergarten through fifth grade. Then I was homeschooled when I was cast in “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” at Madison Square Garden in NYC and at the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA. I graduated high school in 2 calendar years in order to focus 150% on my music career.
  2. How did you become a fan of country music and when did you know you wanted a career in it? Music has always had such an impact on my life since I was a toddler. I’ve always had an infatuation with music. I would always sing in the car with my family. It was am everyday thing. I remember singing to Dolly Pardon, The Beatles, and the Eagles. When I was eight years old, I was asked to sing at my school event, so I said yes of course. I remember standing on the stage for the first time with no nerves whatsoever. I thought to myself, “Wow, this is my passion. This is what I want to do for the rest of my life. This is me. I’ve found it.”
  3. Who are some of your musical icons? Taylor Swift has always been such an inspiration to me from the beginning  of her career and now. She’s such a wonderful entertainer. I admire how she can write such personal lyrics and pour her heart out. I also love Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Michael Jackson. They’re amazing.
  4. What is the story behind your newest single “Let It Be You?”I co-wrote the song with Jennifer Denmark and Briana Tyson. We were all just talking about past relationships and how sometimes a friend turns into something more. It was so fun to write something so common, yet exciting and risky. It’s all about taking that dive, all in.
  5. Where do you see your music career in the next 5 to 10 years? My goal is to touch so many fans globally through my music. I want to be known all around the world. I always want my fans to feel connected to me and my music. I want to receive a Grammy. I want to be just as successful as Taylor Swift.
  6. If you could sing a duet with a famous singer or group who would it be and why?Taylor Swift for sure. She seems like such a genuine person. She’s an amazing songwriter and performer. I recently went to her Reputation tour and I was blown away…seriously. She’s incredible.
  7. Is there anything coming up new with your music for the rest of 2018?My 5 song EP is releasing October 3rd! This EP takes you on a ride that’s courageous, fun, and real.
  8. What is one of your favorite quotes? Michael Jordan has a quote and he states, “If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. He has some other really awesome quotes also.
  9. Is there anything else you would like to share? I have a booking agent and a band, so we are rehearsing for upcoming shows in Nashville and in other states:) I can’t wait to perform! There’s no other feeling like performing!!! I absolutely love every second of it.

Danielle Johnson~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

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Danielle Johnson is a country singer and songwriter from Warsaw, North Carolina. Johnson’s music is a mix between both pop and country genres. She is truly ready to make her own mark in the country music world.

Johnson also has had the experience in acting in the Broadway’s Play “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” She also got the chance to sing The National Anthem at NSCAR races including the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Coca-Cola 600. Over the past 4 years, Johnson has spent her time recording and co-writing with different musicians including Phil Galdston, Jennifer Denmark, Mike Dekle, JP Williams and Keesy Timmer.

Johnson will keep performing at many future events in Nashville TN and will take part on a US tour this fall in support of her self-titled EP release. If you would like to find out more about Danielle Johnson then check out her website http://www.daniellejohnsonsinger.com/home.html. Lastly make sure to go and listen to her newest single “Let It Be You,” and her new EP will be out on October 3, 2018. The EP will be available to download on both Apple Music and Spotify.

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“Born Southern” ~ (Clothing Line)

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The “Born Southern 74” is a clothing brand that is made up by three different morals. These morals are God, family and friends. Eric Smith is the owner, founder and is from North Carolina. Smith feel blessed by being rasied with such strong values.

“Southern 74,” is a tribute to Smith parents who got married in 1974. During the last 40 years, his parents encouraged these values in Smith and his three siblings and are now passing their Southern legacy to their grandchildren.

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Q&A: 

1.    Hello can you tell me a little bit of background about your apparel line?  Born Southern was founded in June of 2017.  The name, “Born Southern 74”, is a tribute to my parents who were married in 1974 and have raised our family with southern values and a “God, family, friends” example since birth.  I wanted to develop a line that would appeal to those who hold the southern way of life as part of their core values.

2.    How did you decide on the name “Born Southern,” and was there any other names you were going to choose instead?  I knew I wanted “southern” in the name from the start.  One other option was “Southern Raised”; however, this was not available.  “Born Southern” appeals to those who were raised with our core values.  Born Southern doesn’t mean you have to be born in the south; you just have to ascribe to the southern way of life.

3.    Where do you see “Born Southern,” in the next 5 to 10 years?  I see Born Southern growing into a household name/brand.  Anyone wearing a BoSo or Born Southern hat or shirt will be recognized as someone who holds dear the same Southern way of life.

4.    Have any famous celebs worn any of your items before?  Yes, Jacob Young (star on the Bold and Beautiful and the Young and the Restless and is also a up-and-coming country artist) and Morgan Ashley (up-and-coming singer/songwriter out of Texas), and Steve Freeman (multi-platinum album producer in TN).

5.    Is there anything new coming up with the company for the rest of 2018?  Yes, will launch our new fall apparel line in early October.

6.    What is the first item you made for “Born Southern?”  The first item created was a white t-shirt with the initial BS logo.  Since then, we’ve offered both men’s and women’s tees, hoodies, sweatshirts, performance fishing shirts, tank tops, hats, and decals.

7.    What advice would you give to an up and coming apparel company?  Starting an apparel company is hard work; it’s not as easy as just making a shirt or hat and selling it.  You need to brand yourself and identify your target audience.  You need to identify, research, and trademark your name, review market trends, look at supply/demand, and a host of other factors to get started.  Social media is very important; it helps to get the word out about your brand.  And, lastly, have some patience…Rome wasn’t build overnight.

8.    What is one of your favorite quotes?  “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.”  ~Vince Lombardi

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Website: https://www.bornsouthern74.com

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Hannah Anders~ “Q&A”!!!

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  1. Hi Hannah, can you tell me a little bit about yourself, before you became a country musician? Hey there! Absolutely. I grew up in a very small town in Georgia. We had horses and goats and lots of land to run around on. It was a great way to grow up. I have always been musical. My mom says I quite literally sung before I spoke. So it was clear very early on to my family that I was meant to entertain people and they supported me in that from a very young ago.
  1. How did you become a fan of country music and when did you know you wanted a career in it? Well growing up in Georgia definitely exposed me to country music so I was a fan from a young age. But I really loved all kinds of music. So I wasn’t totally sure where I would end up as an artist. When I first started writing music I was about 14 years old, and I had no agenda in mind other then to put pen to paper and see what happened. Well, sure enough, it came out country. And every song since has come out country. It’s just how I wanted to tell my stories and so much a part of who I was.
  1. Who are some of your musical icons? This is always such a tough question for me to answer because I admire and respect so many artists. To give a short list…Miranda Lambert and Chris Stapleton on the current landscape. Garth Brooks, Shania, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alabama, Reba…how do you stop the list?? Lol
  1. How did you come up with the name of your new album “Good Time” and was there any name you were going to pick instead? I’ll be totally honest with you, naming this album took me a minute. I had so many different ideas come through my head, but eventually landed on “Good Time” for a couple of reasons. One, the song “Good Time” sums up the feel of our band and our live show so well. We are definitely a “Good Time”! Also, as I listened down to the album in its entirety, it felt fun, and high energy, and even the slower more personal songs were “real” and honest. So once “Good Time” was a contender I was convinced that was the right decision.
  1. What is your favorite song off the album? I love them all. I either wrote or personally selected each song and so they all mean so much to me. If I had to pick a favorite it might be “I’m not 18 anymore”. It’s a very real breakdown of where I am in my life right now.
  1. If you could sing with a famous singer or group who would it be and why? Again there are so many. I love Chris Stapleton’s voice so much. I would love to sing with him.
  1. Is there anything new coming up with your music for the rest of 2018? Yes! There will be another single released this fall, a Christmas single during the holiday season, and a tour down to Florida and back to play the Kix Country Music Festival.
  1. Where do you see your music career in the next 5 to 10 years? I hope to be touring full time, writing and recording music I love. Making an even larger impact on people though my music.
  1.  What is one of your favorite quotes? “Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods”

 

 

Hannah Anders~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

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Hannah Anders is a country musician form Houston, Texas. This past year, Anders received the Los Angeles Akademia Award for Best Country/Rock Song with her positive anthem, “Turn It Up.” This same song was also nominated by LOZ Radio for Song of the Year and held the number one spot for the whole month of April on Australia’s Power FM Station. Anders was also hired to write a theme song for Dodge Ram Trucks newest ad campaign, in Atlanta, GA.

She has conquered many different crowds from coast to coast and also toured the U.K. and Ireland as the headliner for the Rednecks and Rhinestones Festival. Also she has got the chance to share stages with country artists and groups such as LoCash, Billy Currington and Keith Anderson. Andres also got the chance to play at Summerfest, this is the world’s largest music festival and she also was a part of the Music City’s CMA Fest.

On September 6, 2018 Anders put out her newest album “Good Times.” This wonderful album is available  on Google Play, Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to find out more about Hannah Anders then check out her website https://www.hannahanders.com.

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Dustin Collin’s~ Dove Poppers Recipe!!!

Dove Poppers
1 lb of dove breast
1 tub of cream cheese spread
1/2 lb of jalapeño
1 pound of bacon

Finely dice 1 jalapeño
Mix diced jalapeño into cream cheese spread
Butterfly individual dove breasts and lightly fill with cream cheese mix
Wrap each dove breast in bacon
Insert tooth picks
Grill at 350 degrees until bacon is crisp and dove is cooked through (usually about 20-30 minutes)