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Jerrod Niemann Releases New Album, ‘This Ride’; Celebrates At Hemingway’s Bar & Hideaway

Jerrod Niemann just released his fourth studio album and first on Curb Records after signing his new deal with them entitled, ‘This Ride’, on October 6th.

This release is his most adventurous yet with a strong indie rock influence throughout.  He’s taking chances and doing his own thing, which works well for him and something he is known for.  I don’t think those fans yearning for a traditional country sound will really appreciate this newest album due to the heavy influence of indie rock infused with contemporary country.  However, for fans looking for good music that is well-written and looking for an escape from the everyday reality of life, it will be right up their alley.

Be sure to buy it! It’s available everywhere that music is sold.

I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to hear the new album in advance of the release at the album launch celebration that was held at Hemingway’s Bar & Hideaway in Nashville just prior to the album dropping on October 6th.

It was the perfect setting to host the celebration that included all of the songwriters that he collaborated with on this album, label, team, friends, and media.  This upscale bar/restaurant is new to Nashville with a drink menu and rustic-chic decor inspired by the renowned writer, Ernest Hemingway.  I particularly enjoyed the Steve McQueen and the daiquiri.

I found the food to be incredibly-tasty and adventurous.  My personal favorite food they served were the brussels sprouts that were savory and oh-so-flavorful.  I helped myself to 2 servings of it.  Seriously, you must give them a try!

It’s nestled in an industrial area off the normal beaten track near downtown Nashville.  With the way Nashville is growing, I have no doubt more businesses will be popping up in the same area.

Located at 438 Houston Street in Nashville.  Be sure to check it out if looking for something a bit different and an escape just like Jerrod Niemann’s new album, ‘This Ride’.  Both will be well-worth your time.

‘This Ride’ track listing & songwriters:

  1. “Zero to Crazy” (Ashley Gorley, Chris DeStefano, Shane McAnally)
  2. “But I Do” (Josh Osborne, Jimmy Robbins, Jon Nite)
  3. “Leavin’ a Trail” (Corey Crowder, Luke Dick, Cole Taylor)
  4. “I Got This” (Rodney Clawson, Josh Osborne, Luke Dick)
  5. “Out Of My Heart” (Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson, Chris DeStefano)
  6. “A Little More Love” with Lee Brice (Ross Copperman, Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kristi Neumann)
  7. “God Made a Woman” (Michael Ray, Joel Shewmake, Jeff Hyde)
  8. “Whiskey Waitin’ On Ice” (Jerrod Niemann, Lance Miller, Rob Hatch, Brandon Hood)
  9. “Feelin’” (Jeremy Stover, Chris Janson, Luke Dick)
  10. “I Ain’t All There” featuring Diamond Rio (Jerrod Niemann, Lance Miller, Richie Brown)
  11. “Come Back” (Jimmy Yeary, Matt Dragstrem, Craig Wiseman)
  12. “The Regulars” (CJ Solar, Tina Parol, Jessie Jo Dillon)
  13. “This Ride” (JT Harding, AJ Babcock, Pete Good)
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Album Review: Carly Pearce | ‘Every Little Thing’

For several years now, I have heard about Carly Pearce on the music scene; well before she was signed to Big Machine.  I always seemed to just miss her performance.

Finally, at this past year’s CRS (Country Radio Seminar), I got to see her perform live for the first time at the Big Machine luncheon showcase and she did not disappoint.

Pearce is releasing her debut album on Big Machine entitled, ‘Every Little Thing’, on October 13th.  It is produced by busbee.  Just to sum it up, I think it is aptly named because there really IS something to love about every little thing on this album.

“Every Little Thing” is also the title of the first single off this album.  If this beautiful ballad does not hit #1, I’ll be incredibly disappointed.  It has all the makings of a great hit and such an emotional song that many can relate to when they lose a loved one.

Carly Pearce’s voice is powerful.  She sings with conviction, great control, and emotion that is incredibly moving.  I can’t say enough good things about her vocals.

There is something for every country music lover on this album.   The songwriting is strong and deep throughout the album.  Thankfully, no mention of beer, pick-up trucks or dirt roads.   “Honeysuckle” is exuberant and playful midtempo.  “Dare Ya”, “Catch Fire”, and “Everybody Gonna Talk” are sassy mid to uptempo tunes.  “If My Name Was Whiskey” is poignant and moving ballad.  It is probably my very favorite off the album.

Honestly, I can go straight down the tracklisting and tell you something I enjoy about each song.  There is no song that I want to skip over and it is on repeat right now.  It is such a strong album in whole and I feel would appeal to any country music fan whether you like the contemporary country sound or more traditional roots.  Pearce tends to lean a little more traditional very reminiscent of early works by Sara Evans with just the right blend of contemporary to appeal to a broad audience.

In short, I think Carly Pearce has the potential to become one of the great, standout female A-list vocalists that you’ll be hearing about for many years to come in country music along the lines of greats like Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Reba, and Carrie Underwood just to mention a few who have all stood the test of time.  She is certainly one to watch and I strongly recommend buying this album when released.  It is one of the best I have had the pleasure to listen to this year.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars. 

 

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Carissa Leigh Releases Charity Song In Support Of Operation Stand Down For Military Families

Country artist Carissa Leigh is releasing her charity single “At Night” on Friday, May 26th just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.  She will be donating all proceeds from the release to Operation Stand Down. “At Night” was produced by Los Angeles trailblazer, Tone Def (Green Day, Santana, Outkast, Black Eye Peas.)

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Song Review: Lucy Angel | “Public Pool Party”

Just in time for summer, Lucy Angel brings us a cool, new summer jam called “Public Pool Party”.

Written by Emily Anderton, Jake Anderton, Kate Anderton, Lindsay Anderton and Summer Overstreet.  Produced by Noah Gordon.

This song has a very fun, catchy groove that will immediately draw you in, and you’ll probably be hitting repeat a lot.  I know that I did.  Love the blend of their beautiful harmonies.  This infectious tune will have you wanting to head for the pool and jamming to it all summer long.   It’s the perfect summer jam.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars. 

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About Lucy Angel
-Kate, Lindsay and Emily Anderton comprise the family trio
-Debut single “Crazy Too” reached No. 51 on the Billboard/Mediabase chart
-Brand new summer single “Public Pool Party” to be released in May of 2017
-Currently in the studio recording a new EP due out the first quarter of 2017
– 13-Episode docu-series “Discovering Lucy Angel” starring Lucy Angel and their family is currently available on NETFLIX
The docu-series previously aired on AXS TV network and the UK’s SHOWBIZ TV network
-Recently performed on the 20th season of ABC’s The Bachelor
-Following The Bachelor performance, “I’d Be Lyin” from their self-titled album, reached No. 26 on the iTunes chart
-Recently launched YouTube vlog channel “Life With Lucy Angel”
-Lucy Angel’s self-titled album is available in Walmart and Target stores nationwide and debuted on iTunes as a “New and Noteworthy” album
-“Crazy Too” debuted on SiriusXM The Highway as a featured Highway Find single
-Recently opened for Jake Owen, Dustin Lynch, Chris Young, Kip Moore, Craig Campbell, Chris
Janson, A Thousand Horses, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, The Cadillac Three, Charlie Daniels, Jerrod Niemann, Casey James, Neal McCoy and more
-Have toured internationally in Japan, Switzerland and China and were honored as the very first
Western/American act to ever sing at the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square, Beijing
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“With their impossibly close, God-given family harmonies, the Anderton women evoke comparisons to Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton. After AXS TV ran a special on the family entitled “Discovering Lucy Angel” one thing was
clear: these girls were destined for stardom.”- Pepsi.com

“Family trio Lucy Angel is percolating on the Country Airplay chart with its debut hit, “Crazy Too” (G-Force/New
Revolution), as the plucky track bullets at No. 60. Comprising Kate Anderton and her daughters Lindsay and Emily Anderton, the act has become visible via AXS TV‘s docu-series Discovering Lucy Angel and is currently making
the promo rounds at country radio.” – Billboard

“Lucy Angel has a lot of potential in the country scene; vocally, they are in the same league as such country artists as Leann Rimes and Heidi Newfield.”-Markos Papadatos, Reporter at Broken Records Magazine
“Lucy Angel comes to Nashville with a ton of charisma, hook-laden songs, and more importantly – a heavy dose of talent.” –Chuck Dauphin, Reporter at Billboard
“Sprightly, brightly rocking. Their pert trio harmonies are flawless, and the lickety-split tempo tune of a guy who drives the gals nuts is ear catching, too.” -Robert Oermann, MusicRow Magazine

“It has been a while since an all-female trio graced our airwaves in country music, but if this is any indication then we are on the verge of the next trio of females doing just that.” –Editor at One Stop Country

Have Recently Been Seen In…
– Country Weekly: Two-page spread
– East Valley Tribune (Mesa, AZ): Cover story
-Franklin Life Magazine (Franklin, TN): Cover story and three-page spread
-Williamson Herald (Franklin, TN): Full-page story
-Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ): Full-page story
-My City Journals (Sandy, UT): Full-page story

Have Recently Been Seen On…
-ABC’s The Bachelor: Performed on ABC’s hit romantic reality show garnering millions of views
-Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family: Performed and interviewed on the national entertainment show

Find out much more about them at: www.lucyangel.com

 

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Album Review: Delta Rae | “A Long And Happy Life”

Delta Rae just released their debut 4-track EP with Big Machine entitled “A Long And Happy Life”.   Continue Reading →

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They’re Back! The Band Perry |

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The Band Perry recently released their appropriately-named new single “Comeback Kid” with  Universal Music Group.  It is their first new music since being signed to   their new label as they make their comeback on the country music scene.

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No One Loves Christmas More Than Chris Young! ‘It Must Be Christmas’ Comes Out Oct. 14th

Chris YoungAs he spoke to a gathering of friends, family, and music industry celebrating his Christmas album release, Chris Young stated that “no one loves Christmas more than he does.”  This album is something he has wanted to make for a long time and share with his fans. Continue Reading →

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“Love Can Go To Hell” – Ashley Gearing

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Ashley Gearing’s “Love Can Go To Hell” is honest and speaks about real relationships.

“I wanted to record that song for me and all my girlfriends – twenty somethings,” the 24-year-old said. “Love happens to everyone. Sometimes it’s really great and sometimes and it’s really bad.”

Gearing and her team added “Love Can Go To Hell” to her 6-song, self-titled EP at the last minute.

“We just knew we had to put that song on there,” Gearing said. “It really represented a different side of me as an artist. It’s kind of a jarring title. And then you listen to the song and it represents something totally different than you thought it would.”

Gearing signed to Curb Records at 16. She pursued college and graduated from Belmont University 2 years ago with a major in Entertainment Business and minor in Public Relations.

“I was really anxious to get started on this new EP,” she said. “It was a really long process because I really wanted these songs to represent who I am as a 24-year-old.”

Gearing was inspired by female artists who were great storytellers like Celine Dion, Martina McBride, Carol King, Shania Twain and Faith Hill. She’s also a fan of Motown and soul artists infused with a country background.

“I was born in the time when songs were so meaningful,” she said. “That was one of our requirements when we started looking for songs. We want them to be fun songs that you can sing in your car but also meaningful.”

Gearing is writing a lot right now, building her artistry in the Nashville community and developing relationships within the music industry. She said both the competition and support can be overwhelming as a young person in the music scene.

“My advice to anyone just coming in is to keep your head down and focus on what you’re doing rather than getting distracted by everyone else’s timeline,” she said.

Ashley Gearing is just scratching the surface.

“The great part about Nashville is there are a lot of people who want to help you and succeed with you,” she said. “I think we can all succeed at the same time doing a lot of different things.”

Ashely Gearing’s signature black roses were a popular gift in February for Valentine’s Day and a perfect representation of her latest single.

Among the recipients was Bobby Bones of the Bobby Bones Show. He made a “Making a Murderer” style documentary about the anonymous roses, complete with a guessing game that finally led him to discover they were from Gearing.

Check out “Love Can Go To Hell” and the rest of Gearing’s EP on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. Keep up with her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Album Review: Jordan DePaul | ‘Forces’

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With country music seeming to be more open to artists like Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton over recent months,  the timing could not be more perfect for singer/songwriter Jordan DePaul.  After getting his degree and landing an industry position with BMI, Jordan decided to leave his job and take the leap of faith to pursue making music full time. Continue Reading →

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Album Review: Chris Young | “I’m Comin’ Over”

Chris Young Chris Young is easily one of the best male vocalists on country radio today with his rich, smooth baritone vocals.  With his newest studio release, I’M COMIN’ OVER, Young storms back onto country radio with a record 3 weeks holding the #1 spot for the sultry title track “I’m Comin’ Over” and the #1 country album on Billboard.  
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