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Rising Singer-Songwriter Ann Marie Releases Debut Single “Cowboy Up”

Ann MarieCountry music singer-songwriter Ann Marie is releasing her highly anticipated debut single “Cowboy Up.” Co-penned by Ann Marie and hit songwriter Danny Myrick (Jason Aldean’s “She’s Country” Craig Morgan’s “International Harvester”), “Cowboy Up” showcases Ann Marie’s powerful vocals and lively persona.

Alongside the release of “Cowboy Up,” Ann Marie will be opening for Darius Rucker on Thursday, August 15th in Paso Robles, CA and Friday, August 16th in Lancaster, CA. The music video for “Cowboy Up” is set to be released in September along with Ann Marie’s debut EP.

California native Ann Marie has shared the stage with artists such as Adele, Richard Marx, Brian McKnight and opened for Josh Turner, Dierks Bentley, Easton Corbin, Big & Rich and many other celebrated country music artists.  The video for “Cowboy Up,” directed by renowned music video producer Shaun Silva (Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Sugarland, Rascal Flatts) is set to hit major networks in the fall of 2013. Currently signed to William Morris Endeavor booking agency and Pat Finch Music Publishing/Southern Crossroads Music, Ann Marie can be seen performing at venues across the country. “Cowboy Up” can be downloaded via iTunes and the sneak peak promotional video can be seen here.

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Austin Webb To Release “Slip On By” to Country Radio August 5th

Austin Webb

Streamsound Records recording artist Austin Webb will release his new single, “Slip On By,” to Country radio August 5th.

The track is a sentimental ballad that stresses the value of time and not living in regret. This harmonious tune plucks on the heartstrings of growing older and emphasizes the importance of not letting time ‘slip on by.’

Written by Allen Dukes, Blake Neesmith, Nathan Tomberlin and Chris Stevens, the song is Webb’s second single from his upcoming 2013 full-length album release, produced by Byron Gallimore.  The Grammy-winning producer has worked with and produced No. 1 hits for acts including Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Sugarland.

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Rachele Lynae: “Fishin’ For Something” Live (VIDEO)

Check out this new video from hot newcomer Rachele Lynae performing “Fishin’ For Something” Live!

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Top 5 Artists To Watch And Who You Should Be Listening To Now

I want to mention some of my favorite, up-and-coming artists right now.  These 5 are who I’m listening to and I think each of them is poised to make a big splash onto the country music scene.  If you haven’t heard of them yet, you will.  I promise! Each amazingly-talented in their own right and bring something just a little bit different to the genre. Continue Reading →

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Show Review: The Black Cadillacs @ Mercy Lounge

The Black CadillacsJust a little delay in getting this out since just before CMA Music Festival, but better late than never! Continue Reading →

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Striking Matches Interview | CMA Fest

Talented young duo Striking Matches talk to Matt at CMA Fest about their music, their incredible year and their new album!

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Country Newcomer Joanna Mosca Releases Engaging New Single

Joanna Mosca

Poignant Ballad “I Guess That Says It All” Written By Hitmakers Bryan White, Travis Thibodaux, Steve Williams

Country newcomer Joanna Mosca‘s mesmerizing voice has been compared those of Reba McEntire and Stevie Nicks, but her vocals are distinctly her own on her newest single, “I Guess That Says It All.”  Released May 13 on CDX Vol. 570, thepoignant ballad was written by hitmakers Bryan White, Travis Thibodaux and Steve Williams.  Resonating with honest emotion and a wealth of heartache, the tune is sure to engage listeners who have lived these lines before.

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A Sneak Peek At The Johnny Cash Museum

Nashville residents and fans of country music legend Johnny Cash have a treat in store for them.  Very soon, in the next couple of weeks, the brand new Johnny Cash Museum will be opening its doors to the public for the very first time.

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Captivating New Artist Erika Cole Inks Management Deal With Capri Nashville

Erika Cole

Singer/songwriter becomes anchor client for new artist management firm.

Singer/songwriter Erika Cole recently signed a management deal with Capri Nashville, a division of Capri Artist Management, effective March 25, 2013, announced the firm’s founder Christian Barker.   

Ms. Cole, a 2011 graduate of Berklee College of Music, moved to Nashville, Tennessee a little over a year ago to pursue her dream of vocal performance.  Coming from a tightly knit farm town in upstate New York, she was raised on the music of Pasty Cline and Aretha Franklin.  Immersed in this soulful sound, she developed a deep love for music and found her comfort on stage.

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Sneak Peek of Ann Marie’s New Video “Cowboy Up”

Also Get a Behind the Scenes Look Inside the Studio

Watch a preview of the official video for Cowboy Up directed by Shaun Silva. You can also see a behind the scenes look at Ann Marie in the studio recording her Caged Bird EP.

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