This is music for those in the heartland made by those from the heartland and, as such, it strikes right to the heart, but please don't ever misconstrue these jams as simple, because there's more here than meets the eye" ~ Andrew Greenhalgh
"McGuire touches on universal truths through personal narration, and the stripped down arrangements keeps him in an elemental range, with the focus on adeptly crafted lyrics, don't overlook the music, however, there's a quiet brilliance in McGuire's creations, 'Southern Attraction' has universal appeal" Wildy Haskell
This is country music with words that reflect what country is all about. Like when Mike says "I'm movin out of LA, tradin my Prius for a Chevrolet... I'm gonna walk through the carrot fields when I get back to Bakersfield". So if you want to hear more of the simple life head on down to Mike's YouTube Channel and dive right in.
An amazing amount of talent from the Hollywood area with Robert "Bob" Smile and Mike Grimes, Texas influences with Jerry Mosley and Southern Rock with Billy Tucker made up a band that were not only easy to enjoy but fun to listen to. Formed in 2008 they released their album Stump Water in 2012 to their local community with great results and won the Akademia Award in October 2016 for "Best Country Band".
Bootleggers Band is:
Billy Tucker- Lead Vocals and Rythm Guitar
Mike Grimes - Bass Guitar and Back-up Vocals
Jerry Mosely - Drums and Back-up Vocals
Robert "Bob" Smile - Lead Guitar
Bootlegger Band is some pickin at it's finest. You can find them on cdbaby.
The C.R. Ecker Band
When Charles Ecker set out to form The C.R. Ecker Band in the Summer of 2011, his goal was to move his music from Traditional Country on to a new sound, which evolved within two years into "Heartland Country."
Reaction was instant to his new kind of music, with Buck McCoy of Independent Music Network telling his audience, when the group was named IMN Country Band of the Year, that Ecker had "shot up like a rocket" with his groups style and substance.
He said that when Charlie and Company were named Country Band of the Year at IMN, the same time The C.R. Ecker Band was accorded the same honor at Starliner's Europe.
So now, one of the newest members of The Recording Academy, fresh off his L.A. Music Awards "Career Country Songwriter" honor spanning the 25--year history of that organization, Ecker pushes the envelope even further, in this case with co-writer Michael Stanton (and lead singer) on hard-edges country-rocker "Duty Country Honor" for a tribute to all who love freedom and the men and women who defend it.
This band returns to Music Arts with new country songs that inspire true patriotism. Listen to them on their Revernation page.
Curtis Denver Doe Culkin started writing his songs in his late teen to early twenties. he grew up in Boulder Colorado and now resides in Lafayette Colorado witch is about 25mins from Denver Colorado. in the mid 2000's Curtis made his first album and sent it to Paramount Song in Nashville. much to his surprise he was offered a 4 song, songwriting contract. he went on to do 9 total tracks and released them with little success titled Curtis C. Presents Blues Vol. 1. he took time off from the music world and went to school. around 2013 he began writing music again and sent a song called 5280 and to Paramount Song and that is where he stands today. this young writer also has a book out and other various artistic projects going on and is shaping up to make a possible living in the industry.
We attribute this amazing success do to the fact that Denver Doe's music is in fact some really good blues. Listen for yourself on his YouTube channel.
From the fields of her family's soybean and miniature pony farm this 24 year old singer/performer/songwriter has just released her 1st album entitled "Cowboy" featuring 12 original songs. It is currently available on streaming and retail outlets worldwide. “Growing up outside of a one stoplight farming town called Maidstone Ontario, I realized quickly that country music told my family's story. It was who we were and what we did. Whether it be bailing hay, riding a skittish pony, attending a funeral, anniversary, or birthday party, country music was how we communicated, celebrated, mourned, worked and lived." "The songs that I write are inspired by the lives of my grandparents and sometimes slightly exaggerated recollections of events that have occurred in my personal life. Regardless if it be about an honorary ex or a valiant escape from the hospital, my songs come from a really genuine place. I'm passionate about country music that tells a story and either transports you to another place and time or makes you fall in love with where you are at that very moment."
Chelsey has shared stages with the likes of Little Big Town, Dwight Yoakum, Mark Chesnutt, Kenny Chesney, Lone Star and most recently at Ft. Irwin Army Training Base at Ft. Irwin Nevada for four thousand U.S. Army troops opening for Blue Oyster Cult. Chelsey hooked up with Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit producer and former Iggy Pop/David Bowie lead guitarist Stacy Heydon. This collaboration led to her 1st album release "Cowboy" on AMG Records.
Pure and a pure delight. Liaten to Chelsey on her YouTube channel.
Uncle Tadashi & Da Boyz
featuring Sandy J and Chris Yeh
Uncle Tadashi & Da Boyz prides itself in recording catchy, singalong type songs. We try to sound varied and not stuck with one cliched style of music.Our latest, "Love Will See Us Through", is a duet love song.
You have to listen to this new and exciting release featuring Sandy J and Chris Yeh. Island music doesn't get much better. This is "Da Kine"! Hear them on their YouTube Channel.
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David Crawford was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. David received a full scholarship to California Institute of the Arts and received a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Music.
David's professional career began as an Orchestrator/Arranger for such artists as Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight, Mary J. Blige, The Whispers,, Bobby Womack and many others just to name a few.
As a flutist his professional career includes commercial recordings (Ahmad Jamal, Temptations & Vesta), TV commercials and Live performances with Stevie Wonder and Isaac Hayes. He has performed with the Santa Monica & Burbank Symphony Orchestras as well.
As a contributor to the sound of other great stars now it's Davids turn to step into the limelight. Listen to him on his YouTube Channel.
Florian Ross Trio
Florian Ross, born 1972 and based in Cologne, Germany, is a musical explorer. His recordings (this is the 14th album since 1998) focus on the multifaceted jazz tradition and his extraordinary handling of contemporary material.
In all formations, from trio, quintet, string orchestra to brass ensemble, Ross succeeds in reconciling two seemingly different musical forms: improvised and composed.
While many of his European colleagues consider it a virtue to distance themselves from the mainstream, another camp makes an effort to continue the American jazz tradition in Europe as authentically as possible - Ross' music is a refreshing break from an often embarrassing programmatic context.
With his third album in the Trio format, Ross focuses on diverse sounds and an eclectic mix of standard piano trio and modern jazz-fusion with electronic modernism. Sometimes getting transported to 70's proto funk/pop, sounding retro, yet new and fresh at the same time - spectacular audio craft that somehow makes all of the diverse styles meld effortlessly into each other.
Very much the jazz impresarios but we still don't get the relationship between "the pigs and fairies". You can hear their work on their YouTube channel.
Jerry is neither singer nor songwriter, yet has a hobby as a music lyricist. His lyrics seem to lean toward a country or gospel mix. He uses studio musicians to complete his songs with melody and vocals. Jerry's music is heard all over the world through internet radio. Following Wisdom has scored a 7.6 and Hold Your Hands Up has scored a 7.9 review rate for ranking 97%, earning both a placement on the ReverbNation Featured Artist spotlight from Crowd Reviews. Jerry's music is copyrighted for music/composition, registered with BMI and is distributed by distrokid or cdbaby. Jerry's content is so deep, real, and sincere. This is not even outright poetry - Just pure, God-given talent.
Interesting sound sort of like a religious Neil Young. Hear Jerry on his website and you decide.
KATIE BELLE: ... A CITY GIRL WITH A COUNTRY HEART Her music style is best described as Country Crossover. Being the creative person she is and listening to those around her, she has been encouraged to utilize her talents in singing, songwriting, Katie Belle modeling and acting. Her motto can be summarized as "being in the entertainment industry is a multi-tasking journey, with modeling, acting and live performances that work hand in hand to challenge her and mature her talents."
Katie is passionate about her songwriting and is a writer on all her originals. She looks to her life and those around her for inspiration. Her lyrics can be described as poetic, insightful, empowering, fun and energetic.
This summer Katie has been nominated in The Josie Country Blast Radio Awards and The International Music and Entertainment Awards ( IMEA). She brought home 2016 Female Country at Women In Charge and 2015 Country Female Artist Award at the IMEA Awards last October, she is humbled to have been nominated once again.
Several of her originals have placed as semi-finalist and finalist in the International Songwriting Competition and USA Songwriting Competitions. Her official cover song "Counting Stars" is charted #3 on the worldwide song charts of Beat100 and won the prestigious Akademia Music Video Award. Katie BelleCheck out YouTube to see the energy and originality Katie puts into her music as she is constantly uploading content.
She began songwriting at the age of 11, penning her first produced song, Born For This in the once named Hotel Indigo in West End Nashville. Thus began her journey to take her everyday experiences and express them through songwriting. Katie regularly travels to the Nashville area for songwriting sessions; she enjoys performing live at any chance she gets. Putting in the work is completely overshadowed by the love for her fans when she sees a song connect with her audience.
Katie will tell you it makes her heart beat fast to sing, share and encourage others to follow their dreams.
Katie has logged many hours of stage time through her touring on the acclaimed ROYOL tour. This tour travels across the US presenting to High School and Middle School students a message about Teen Suicide Prevention and how to handle being bullied. Katie has traveled over 20 weeks during the 2014-15-16 seasons. Whether it's a crowd of 40 - or 2500 - Katie shines from the stage with her passion and energy.
Multi-talented is this girl with country ambition. Her music doesn't sit still and apparently neither does Katie Belle as she rockets towards Stardom.-Marcus Walton, editor Music Arts Magazine. Listen to her work on her YouTube Channel.
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