The Nashville-based singer/songwriter talks about having played live music all summer long, including 12 shows over three weeks across Ireland. She also discusses her new EP, which features a song whose video is on CMT. She gives her view of playing a new song live for the first time, working on a jingle for an NFL team, and more.
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A singer/songwriter who is signed with Shoreline Records and was a house singer at the popular Tootsie’s in Nashville. She is working on a new album (planning to release new music in early 2016) to follow 2014’s debut EP. Writing songs since age seven, she talks about having juggled being a student with being a singer, how she got signed by a record label, and her recent trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, for Canadian Country Music Week, which included performing for multiple showcases.
The founding guitarist of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Heart. He talks about his just released album “Rog & The Tribe Live 1,” a music instruction series called “Beyond Guitar” that he’s coming out with, and a book that he and his brother are writing that will talk about Heart “from a perspective that nobody has heard” that “is going to be a really good, revealing book.” He also introduces a four-album package entitled “One Vision,” the first of which is called, “All Told.”
Working with a Grammy Award-winning producer she released an EP early this year but will put out a full-length album by the end of 2015, although she’s already getting played on about 70 college radio stations across the country. She talks about having walked away from two million-dollar deals and not regretting it for a second. Early in her career a self-released album of hers had great success that led to song placements on TV’s “Party of Five” and in an HBO film. Plus she played major festivals and even opened for Jewel.
A Grammy Award winner who has played alongside the likes of Carlos Santana, among others. He talks about having gotten to play in stadiums, a completed “body of work that should be out very soon," and extensive involvement with charities. The L.A. Times said he “has the earnest inflections of singers like Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots,” with his star quality compared to Jim Morrison and Roger Daltrey.
A singer/songwriter who was on “The Voice” in 2013 and “American Idol” this year, in the latter case making it to the Top 16, which means he was among the Top 8 males. (He talks about his experiences with reality TV.) He is presently in the studio finishing up two brand new singles and talks about his upcoming crowdfunding campaign toward a new album. He released a self-titled CD in late 2011 and a single in 2013. He is a guitarist and plays live shows with a band based in Minnesota.
Has self-booked more than 2,000 shows nationwide, gotten radio play on a major national station out of L.A., plus the Associated Press even picked up an interview he did. He has opened for national Christian artists such as Building 429, Chris August, and The Afters. His album release earlier this year is just the latest in a line of CDs that includes one done live.
Presently in the studio recording his next album, he talks about the prior release as well as it having been an Akademia Award Winner for Best Alternative Rock Album. He has a song currently being played on FM radio all over the world. And, another song of his is now #2 on the Independent Music Network Mainstream Charts. He tells how he achieved that exposure. For other musicians, Russell gives out recommendations on resources that have worked for him.
A singer/songwriter who plays guitar and piano, he released an EP early this year that he went to Nashville to record. He talks during this interview about the crowdfunding campaign he ran in the lead up to the EP. Plus, he discusses performing on the fairs and festivals circuit. At the time of this interview he was ranked #1 on ReverbNation in his area for his genre. He also talks about juggling being a husband, father, and school music teacher while trying to further his career as a recording artist.
She has been on the Grammy ballot and released a new album the week this interview was recorded, which was one year after having released a self-titled album. In just the last two months alone she has gotten an array of nominations. She performs extensively in the mid-Atlantic states and has even authored a book in addition to being a songwriter.