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Caleb Lee Hutchinson 'Slot Machine Syndrome' from Emily Ginsberg, Big Hassle Media for use by 360 Magazine

Caleb Lee Hutchinson new song – Slot Machine Syndrome

“The Brent Cobb-produced project sees Hutchinson breaking down barriers”

“if there is anyone who has been authentic from the get-go, it’s Hutchinson”

“The project’s title track shows a more grown-up, more defined talent, blessed with a gritty baritone that has some shades of Sturgill Simpson. The title tune is a three-quarter time ballad with lots of walking bass and guitar lines, about a guy who ‘feels just fine, puttin’ it on the line’ when it comes to gambling with his heart”

“Caleb Lee Hutchinson flaunts some major songwriting maturity”

“Twangy and swampy – and undeniably country”

Nashville-based, Americana-tinged Country artist Caleb Lee Hutchinson has released “Slot Machine Syndrome,” the title track from the forthcoming Brent Cobb-produced EP. Hutchinson and Cobb teamed up to co-write the new song which premiered exclusively via Taste of Country last week who says Hutchinson “flaunts some major songwriting maturity” on the new track and Rolling Stone Country adds that the new release showcases a “more grown-up, more defined” Hutchinson.

“Slot Machine Syndrome” follows the release of “Who I Am,” a song that addresses Hutchinson’s past, and what people think they know about the singer/songwriter. “A lot of people see me as this 18-year-old kid that has no clue what to do with his life,” Hutchinson told American Songwriter, “this song is a perfect way of saying, ‘here’s what I am; here’s what I do. You can love it; you can hate it, but here’s what it is.’”

The new collection of music will release wide on September 17. Ahead of the release, Hutchinson will be playing a handful of dates including his first headlining performance in Nashville at Brooklyn Bowl on August 29.

Slot Machine Syndrome marks the beginning of a bold new chapter for the singer-songwriter, full of outsider’s pride and the sense of bold conviction shared by his heroes. It’s a chapter where he is finally the author of his own story.

Produced by Grammy-nominated Americana talent Brent Cobb, the set moves hard country’s bleeding edge into a new, modern era, with one of Nashville’s most dynamic vocalists embracing a grittier version of himself.

With his second EP, Slot Machine Syndrome, the rising star plants a flag deep into his Southern roots – standing proudly apart from the country mainstream proving his talent goes beyond what fans thought they knew.

Caleb Lee Hutchinson on Tour

8/19 @ Headwaters Country Jam | Cardwell, MT

8/21 @ Stoney’s Roadhouse | Emmett, ID w/ The Cadillac Three

8/29 @ Brooklyn Bowl | Nashville, TN

9/10 @ Eddie’s Attic | Decatur, GA

9/11 @ Roasting Room Lounge & Listening Room | Bluffton, SC

All up-to-date news and tour info at Caleb Lee Hutchinson.

Slot Machine Syndrome

Tracklisting

Who I Am

Love You Tonight

Slot Machine Syndrome

I Must Be Right

Whatcha Got

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Home in this World: Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Ballads

LEE ANN WOMACK DEBUTS DUSTY OLD DUST WOODY GUTHRIE COVER TO APPEAR ON HOME IN THIS WORLD: WOODY GUTHRIE’S DUST BOWL BALLADS

REIMAGINED ALBUM ARRIVES SEPTEMBER 10TH VIA ELEKTRA RECORDS

CURATED BY GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING MUSIC SUPERVISOR AND PRODUCER RANDALL POSTER

ALBUM FEATURES CROSS-GENRE COLLECTIVE OF ARTISTS INCLUDING

GRAMMY Award-WINNERS LEE ANN WOMACK AND JOHN PAUL WHITE, WAXAHATCHEE, CHRIS THILE, COLTER WALL AND MORE

GRAMMY Award-winning vocal powerhouse Lee Ann Womack has debuted a cover of Woody Guthrie’s Dusty Old Dust alongside an official lyric video. The track arrives ahead of Home In This Word: Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Ballads, a reimagined version of American folk icon Woody Guthrie’s groundbreaking 1940 album, Dust Bowl Ballads. Curated by GRAMMY Award-winning music supervisor and producer Randall Poster [Skyfall, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Boardwalk Empire], Home In This World arrives Friday, September 10th via Elektra Records and is available for preorder now with the endorsement of the Woody Guthrie Estate.

Womack commented on the release, ‘Dusty Old Dust’ is such a great example of how a magical songwriter’s timeless lyrics can bring life to conditions that are hard for us to imagine and keep history alive.

The album was announced earlier this summer via Rolling Stone and heralded by The Secret Sisters’ rendition of Dust Cain’t Kill Me, followed by Waxahatchee’s take on Talking Dust Bowl Blues. Cited as one of the first concept albums ever, Dust Bowl Ballads’ 14 tracks ring true nearly four generations later as America faces a different kind of depression and looming clduimate crisis. Now celebrating its 81st anniversary, the record has been reimagined for a new era by a cross-genre collective of artists. Poster has assembled an all-star cast of everyone from GRAMMY Award winners Lee Ann Womack and John Paul White to grunge poet laureate Mark Lanegan and rising country and Americana star Lillie Mae, acclaimed husband-and-wife folk duo Shovels & Rope, virtuosic mandolinist Chris Thile, celebrated Canadian cowboy Colter Wall, bluegrass phenomenon Watkins Family Hour, and indie stalwarts Waxahatchee.

Sharing aligned missions, Home In This World will be released in partnership with Kiss The Ground, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to awaken people to the possibilities of regenerative agriculture and inspire participation in this movement through media, communications, education, immersive programming, and advocacy.

ABOUT DUST BOWL BALLADS:

Eighty-one years ago, Woody Guthrie spoke to the pain and hopelessness of the American farmer living in a depressed America by telling their stories in words meant for them. His groundbreaking 1940 album, Dust Bowl Ballads, wove together autobiographical and fictional vignettes of the Dust Bowl during The Great Depression. On his first commercial recording and most definitive, he spoke from the heart about his own experiences, stepped into the shoes of Tom Joad from John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, and traced the journey of thousands out of the Midwest and Southern Great Plains to California under the promise of a better life.

ABOUT KISS THE GROUND:

Kiss the Ground is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to awaken people to the possibilities of regeneration and inspire participation in this movement through media, communications, education, workshops, immersive programming, and advocacy. Since 2013, Kiss the Ground has created societal awareness around the extraordinary potential of healthy soil, educating and activating millions around regeneration.

HOME IN THIS WORLD: WOODY GUTHRIE’S DUST BOWL BALLADS

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 10TH

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Tracklisting:

  1. Dust Bowl Blues – Shovels & Rope
  2. I Ain’t Got No Home In This World Anymore – Lost Dog Street Band
  3. Blowin’ Down This Road – Watkins Family Hour
  4. Pretty Boy Floyd – John Paul White
  5. Dusty Old Dust – Lee Ann Womack
  6. Do Re Mi – Colter Wall
  7. Talking Dust Bowl Blues – Waxahatchee
  8. Tom Joad Part 1 – Chris Thile
  9. Tom Joad Part 2 – Lillie Mae
  10. The Great Dust Storm – The Felice Brothers
  11. Dust Cain’t Kill Me – The Secret Sisters
  12. Dust Bowl Refugee – Swamp Dogg
  13. Dust Pneumonia Blues – Mark Lanegan
  14. Vigilante Man – Parker Millsap
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Sam Himself – La Paz

SAM HIMSELF FONDUE WESTERN’S INDIE ROCKER SHARES DREAMY ANTHEM LA PAZ

DEBUT ALBUM, POWER BALLADS, OUT OCTOBER 2021

Sam Himself uses his vocal power to sing songs of finding your place. – Consequence of Sound

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Alt. indie rocker Sam Himself shares La Paz, a melancholy journey from minimalist intro to anthemic climax, covering almost as much ground as the road trip by which it was inspired. Sam’s latest release is the final single leading up to his debut album, Power Ballads, due out in October. La Paz follows album singles Cry, Nothing Like the Night, and, most recently, What It’s Worth, which premiered via Under The Radar Magazine, was picked up by KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, KEXP’s The Morning Show, and – as of this writing – remains on rotation on numerous national and regional stations in France, Germany, Switzerland and beyond.

The self-declared Fondue Western baritone and Swiss Music Awards 2021-nominee was on tour in Europe last year when the pandemic broke out. Unable to return to New York City, his chosen home of the past decade, Sam set up shop in his native Basel, Switzerland, where he started writing the songs on his upcoming full-length debut. The artist’s exile-at-home lasted just shy of a year, a strange time marked by restless daydreams, according to Sam, including the escapist fantasy that inspired La Paz:

During lockdown, my mind wandered a lot, looking for exits. I got really nostalgic for past travels and times when I could move freely wherever I wanted to go. Peru, for example. I took a road trip there a few years ago. One night, I was driving through the desert with about two fingers of water left in the car and the aftermath of some recent chemical calamity playing out in my bloodstream; I was exhausted but stopping by the side of the road didn’t really feel like an option, so I kept going. I’m pretty sure I was heading for the Bolivian border, and I remember staring at my GPS and thinking if I can just get to La Paz – the Bolivian city – I’ll be ok. (I can be a little melodramatic when I’m hungover.) I never made it there but La Paz nevertheless became a sort of mantra on that trip, a name for the light at the end of the tunnel. Probably not the most laid-back trip I ever took. Still, at the height of quarantine cabin fever last year, I would have given a lot to be back in that stuffy rental car in the desert, waiting for the sun to rise.

Over the course of those months in limbo, Sam began recording the ten tracks on Power Ballads wherever he could: the distinct lead bass on La Paz, for instance, Sam cut on a borrowed Hofner in the attic of his mom’s house in Basel. Despite the fact that she walked in on a number of takes (the two have since reconciled), Sam ended up using many of those demo recordings for the final version of his album. This DIY approach allowed the artist to focus on the final touches once he was able to return to New York in early 2021, where he completed his first LP together with his Second Beatle, producer and mixing engineer Daniel Schlett (Iggy Pop; The War on Drugs) at Strange Weather Studio in Brooklyn.

Schlett has been Sam Himself’s a close creative partner on all his previous releases, including last year’s acclaimed EP Slow Drugs, which featured Parker Kindred (drums – Jeff Buckley; Elliott Smith) and Josh Werner (bass – Iggy Pop; Ghostface Killah) and earned the artist a Swiss Music Award nomination in his home country in early 2021, as well as international press and radio airplay, numerous DSP editorials, and critical praise for the accompanying music videos. All songs on Sam Himself’s upcoming debut album were mastered by Greg Calbi (David Bowie; Bruce Springsteen).

As featured by SPIN Magazine (10/1), KEXP, Under The Radar, KCRW, Danger Mouse Jukebox, The Wild Honeypie, American Songwriter, The Philadelphia Globe, Consequence of Sound, Variance Magazine, Swiss National Radiotelevision SRF, DIFFUS Magazin (GE), and many more.

For more information about Sam Himself, visit his website or connect with him on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music and Soundcloud.

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Tracy Lawrence – Hindsight 2020

Country music icon Tracy Lawrence is releasing the second album from his 30th anniversary project, Hindsight 2020 Volume 2: Price of Fame. This second installment of the reflective three-album anniversary collection celebrating Tracy’s thirty years in Country music, includes some classic hits along with all new music such as the title track “Price of Fame” featuring Eddie Montgomery and latest release “Holes in the Wall” with Tracy Byrd. 

Listen: HERE.

“As I approached releasing 30 songs, celebrating my 30 years, it was natural to recreate some of the songs that were a major part of my journey and mix those up with new songs that have never been released,” says Lawrence of his Hindsight 2020 project. “Can’t wait for everyone to hear this next set of songs – some we’ve given a second life to and also, the new ones that I hope fans embrace the way they’ve done over these past 30 years.”

“‘Holes in the Wall’ is a song on that album that just sounded like it needed a fun collaboration,” continues Lawrence. “I thought, who better to have than my buddy, Tracy Byrd!”  

About Tracy Lawrence

Tracy Lawrence is one of country music’s truest traditionalists and this year he is celebrating his 30th anniversary in the Country Music industry. His impressive catalog of timeless music has made Lawrence a mainstay in the genre selling more than Thirteen million albums and charting eighteen No. 1 songs. He has garnered numerous CMA and ACM awards and nominations, as well as a Grammy nomination. Commemorating his three-decade career in 2021, Lawrence is releasing three new albums which include all new music along with some of his favorite career hits. 

In addition to his chart-topping success, Lawrence hosts the Award-Nominated nationally syndicated radio show “Honky Tonkin’ With Tracy Lawrence,” for which he has received two ACM nominations for National On-Air Personality of the Year. The show features music from the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s and is heard on more than 115 affiliates. Tracy is also the co-creator of Storming Heaven: The Musical, a production based on the novel Storming Heaven. Tracy, along with others, helped to develop the storyline of the musical and also composed songs for the drama. He was honored by the Nashville chapter of AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) with “Philanthropist of The Year” for his nationally recognized annual Mission:Possible Turkey Fry and Concert, which has raised over Half a Million Dollars for the homeless and hungry in Dallas, Louisville and Nashville, and served more than 84,000 meals. Mission:Possible is poised to make an even larger impact in the future, as the 501 (C) (3) organization expands into more markets across the country.

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Culture Wars – teche

Austin, TX trio Culture Wars share the release of their debut EP, teche, along with their latest single “Lose Money” from the EP.  The band, Alex Dugan, David Grayson, and Dillion Randolph have amassed over 7 million streams independently, inciting a flurry of activity on TikTok charting a top 30 on Alternative radio.

The band shares about the track, “’Lose Money’ is one of those songs that could have easily not have happened. After I tracked a handful of vocal ideas at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, it took our producer Caleb and bandmate David to point out the chorus section, otherwise, I would have completely missed it. Thanks to them, and some insane prophet sounds from Dillon afterwards, Lose Money came to life. A testament to the strength of working as a team, this song stands out as one of my all time favorites.”

Earlier this year, Culture Wars released the single “Hunger,” a twist and turn of warbling bass, shimmering synths, and a hypnotic high register hook before dissolving into a cathartic drum and key freak-out punctuated by otherworldly guitar. “I was at a weird place in my life,” Alex Dugan admits. “For me, it was a release of energy. Retrospectively ‘Hunger’ could be about distancing yourself from emotion in a relationship where you’ve had to disassociate due to dysfunction.”

Inspired by seeing New Order live in Houston, the band recorded a series of demos in 2016. Those demos eventually morphed into Culture Wars‘ self-titled 2017 debut EP. The lead single “Lies” eclipsed 2.2 million Spotify streams followed by “Bones” peaking at #43 on Alternative radio. In 2019, they retreated to the famed Sonic Ranch Recording Studio in Tornillo, TX, which sits on a massive pecan farm thirty minutes outside of El Paso directly on the Mexican border. Over the course of “drunk summer camp, as Alex describes it, they brought teche to life with producer Caleb Contreras. The isolation, yet intimacy of the locale seeped into the push-and-pull of the music. They recruited ten-time GRAMMY Award winner Manny Marroquin [Kanye West, Imagine Dragons] for mixing and put the finishing touches on the EP just as the Global Pandemic set in. Throughout the next year, they teased out teche.  “Faith,” which Alex describes as “a rock song, an electronic song, and country song,hinted at the scope of the project. Meanwhile, “Leave Me Alone” quickly approached 1 million Spotify streams as it generated a flurry of activity on TikTok fueled by videos from mega-influencers such as Bella Poarch, Nessa Barrett, and Sienna Mae. Not to mention, it landed on the GRAMMY Award-nominated Bill & Ted Face The Music Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and ascended into the Top 30 at Alternative Radio.

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Billy Ray Cyrus × Firerose – New Day

BILLY RAY CYRUS AND FIREROSE PERFORM NEW DAY ON LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN

WATCH PERFORMANCE HERE

Lauded by Rolling Stone as a rippy, atmospheric ballad and American Songwriter as an uplifting anthem promising the dawning of a better age, Billy Ray Cyrus and FIREROSE performed their new hit, New Day, on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan today. Click HERE to watch and click HERE to watch their interview.

This Friday, August 13, Cyrus and FIREROSE will perform New Day on the Grand Ole Opry. The performance will be FIREROSE’s debut in the world-famous sacred Circle.

Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and so many more graced this iconic stage before me, so it’s a real honor to have the opportunity to stand in that Circle with Cyrus and perform the song we wrote together that means so much at this time, where we’re all praying for a New Day,’  FIREROSE shared.  

Reviewers across genres are praising New Day:

Billy Ray Cyrus never met a collaboration he didn’t like. This time, he pairs up with Australian singer FIREROSE for this trippy, atmospheric ballad about revitalization and rebirth….lending more evidence that BRC is an ever-changing musical chameleon. – Rolling Stone / Joseph Hudak & Jon Freeman

The new song is an uplifting anthem promising the dawning of a better age… combines elements of indie pop and country, creating a unique sound of two very different performers. Billy Ray Cyrus…added his ever-special country flair. – American Songwriter / Audrey Gibbs

An intriguing collaboration. With a shimmering indie pop sound, crisp beats and an uneasy vocal blend, the song is a pulsating slow jam — and its abstract video matches the vibe. Written by the country star and emerging artist over Zoom, the track features a distinctly conflicted energy, mixing light and dark at the start of a fresh cultural chapter. – Sounds Like Nashville / Lauren Laffer

It’s a hypnotic, swirling, dreamy confection, underpinned by echoey synths and slow, thumpy beats. I can hear this becoming a big pop hit. After all, he’s done it before. – Music Row / Robert K Oermann

FIREROSE’s vocals on ‘New Day’ are crystalline and crisp, and they blend well with Cyrus’ rich vocals. This collaboration is a match made in musical heaven. – Digital Journal / Markos Papadatos

ABOUT FIREROSE

Australian-born singer/songwriter FIREROSE has a fuse to captivate and transfix listeners with her distinctive, stylistic voice and stage presence. Most recently, FIREROSE co-wrote the mesmerizing New Day single with Billy Ray Cyrus. Throughout her career, FIREROSE has performed regularly at The Viper Room, The Rainbow Room as well as South by Southwest (SXSW), gaining a loyal following of passionate fans.
 FIREROSE moved from Sydney to Los Angeles when she was 19 and since then has gained respect and recognition for previous releases, including Fragile Handling, Way Out and No Holding Fire. FIREROSE is a storyteller, infusing her soulful vocals with unforgettable melodies and fiercely personal lyrics. Be sure to follow FIREROSE on Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Spotify.

ABOUT BILLY RAY CYRUS

Throughout his nearly three-decade career of Billboard chart success that put him in the same company as Carlos Santana and Louis Armstrong, Billy Ray Cyrus has achieved global success as a singer, songwriter, actor, producer and philanthropist. Most recently, he celebrated the highest RIAA 14x Diamond-certified song in recorded music history with Lil Nas X on the worldwide smash, Old Town Road (Remix ft. Billy Ray Cyrus). When asked about his genre-bending approach to music, Cyrus recently shared, My philosophy to making music is no limitations. No rules, no limits, no preconceived notions. Don’t try to think inside the box or outside the box, just think like there is no box. The critically and commercially acclaimed superstar has established himself as a household name across multiple areas of the entertainment landscape, including music, television, theater and more. When one scopes out Cyrus’ trophy case, the awards are represented across all genres: GRAMMY Awards, Billboard Music Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, MTV VMA Moonmen, Country Music Association Awards, American Music Awards and Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Juno Awards, among many other accolades. The Flatwoods, KY native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, Achy Breaky Heart, became a phenomenon and went multi-platinum. After Achy Breaky Heart, Cyrus followed up with back-to-back hits It Could’ve Been Me, She’s Not Crying Anymore, Wher’m I Gonna Live When I Get Home? and the anthemic Some Gave All. Cyrus knocked himself out of the top Billboard position with his second No. 1 album, It Won’t Be The Last, featuring smash hits In the Heart of a Woman, Words By Heart and Somebody New. His success continued with dozens more singles that redefined country music. He also enjoyed a successful career as an actor in the series Doc and Still The King, as well as the hit Disney Channel series Hannah Montana with his daughter Miley. To keep up with Cyrus, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and visit his website.

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TENILLE TOWNES’ POWERFUL MUSIC VIDEO – GIRL WHO DIDN’T CARE

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Tenille Townes’ powerful and inspiring music video for her new song “Girl Who Didn’t Care” is available to watch now.

Watch it here.

Townes’ vision for the new music video is to inspire young girls to always chase their dreams, no matter how hard or how distant they may seem.

To help bring Townes’ vision to life she tapped Mason Dixon to direct the video and enlisted the help of three real-life ‘girls who didn’t care.’

“I am so excited about this music video and honored to have Alyssa, Sarah, and Shannon be a part of it,” says Townes. “It was incredible to see the idea for this video come to life with all of them in it. I believe it’s a really powerful thing to see real people living out real stories of chasing their dreams. It’s what makes a dream seem like a possible thing. I hope when people watch this, they feel inspired to chase their own dreams.”

Appearing in the music video alongside Tenille Townes is Sarah Fuller who last year (2020) was the first woman to play, and score points, in a Power Five College Football game when she stepped in as a place kicker for Vanderbilt University.

Alyssa Carson spent her entire childhood attending space camps around the world and is the only person to have attended every space camp offered. In addition, Alyssa was selected as one of seven ambassadors representing Mars One, a mission to establish a human colony on Mars in 2030.

Shannon Wells decided to go into public service at a young age when her grandfather told her about his time in the military. Today Shannon is a firefighter in Nashville, Tennessee. She was one of two females in her training class.

Townes wrote “Girl Who Didn’t Care” with David Pramik and Steph Jones, and it is available via Columbia Nashville in partnership with RCA Records.

About Tenille Townes

Canadian-born and Nashville-based, Tenille Townes is a two-time ACM Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician in the midst of a breakthrough year following the release of her acclaimed debut album, The Lemonade Stand. Available now via Columbia Nashville in partnership with RCA Records, the album was produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town) and consists of twelve songs all written by Townes. Since its release, Townes has been named New Female Artist of the Year at the 55th ACM Awards, won three awards at the 2020 Canadian Country Music Awards, making her an eight-time CCMA winner, and received her first JUNO Award for COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR at the 50th Annual JUNO Awards. She is also the first female in Mediabase Canada history to achieve two No. 1 singles with album tracks “Jersey On The Wall (I’m Just Asking)” and “Somebody’s Daughter.” Adding to an already notable career, Townes is a MusicRow 2020 Next Big Thing Artist, an iHeartCountry’s “On The Verge” artist and has raised over $2 million for charity through her annual Big Hearts For Big Kids fundraiser.

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Kidd G Announces Headlining Tour In Support of Debut Album

BREAKOUT COUNTRY STAR KIDD G ANNOUNCES FIRST HEADLINING TOUR, TICKETS ON SALE NOW HERE, PRE-SAVE UPCOMING RECORD SUMMER IN A SMALL TOWN HERE

Amassing over 100 million streams and drawing praise from Billboard and more, fast-rising Country star Kidd G announces dates for his Down Home Boy Tour where he will be performing alongside fellow country artist Spencer Crandall. Kicking off in Houston, TX this Fall and ending at the iconic Gramercy Theatre in New York, the seven stops will mark the first time that the 18-year-old headlines since gaining notoriety in 2020 with his viral hit Dirt Road. The official announcement came earlier this week via Kidd G’s Instagram. Tickets are available now HERE.

Be on the lookout for more music very soon from Kidd G, and pre-save his upcoming single Summer in a Small Town HERE. 

Along with officially surpassing 100K subscribers on YouTube, Kidd G recently enlisted Lil Uzi Vert for a fun remix of Teenage Dream. The track was an instant hit, gaining recognition from HYPEBEAST, XXL, among others. Kidd G also linked with longtime country music heavyweight Colt Ford to assist with a remix to his viral hit song Down The Road. Both achievements arrive on the heels of Kidd G’s full-length project, Teenage Dream: 1000 Miles from Georgia, the deluxe version of his debut EP, Teenage Dream, a six-track project which features a collision of potent beats and gritty yet melodic guitar work working together on the 18-year-old’s first solid body of work. Throughout the EP, that sound creates a powerful backdrop to the slice-of-life songwriting many fans first discovered on Dirt Road — the October 2020 release that quickly landed on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and amassed 5 million YouTube views in little over a month on the official music video (16M views to date). The Georgia-bred singer/songwriter recently caught the attention of CMT, who hailed his music as earwarming and undeniable, and THE NEW YORK TIMES, who exclusively profiled him earlier this year online and in print.

For more information on Kidd G follow his Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.

ABOUT KIDD G

Growing up in the small Georgia town of Hamilton (population 1,130), Kidd G first found fame online through TikTok and SoundCloud, where he got his start posting songs he’d recorded with his friend Nolie Beats. In spring 2020 he caught the attention of Rebel Music, who signed him on the strength of his genre-warping talents. While early tracks like his debut single Sorry lean toward traditional hip-hop, he later brought an element of old-school country into his songwriting. As he continued posting his music on SoundCloud, Kidd G soon amassed a dedicated following undeniably drawn to his down-home charm and the honest detail of his lyrics. 

As he continued exploring his country roots, Kidd G soon came up with Dirt Road —a nostalgia-soaked ballad that quickly went viral, its video surpassing 5 million YouTube views in little over a month. I love country because it feels so natural to me, and you can really tell stories in the songs, says Kidd G, naming Hank Williams Jr. among the artists he was raised on. Now having surpassed 1.5M monthly Spotify listeners, his tracks have seen radio play from KIXX Country Radio in Australia, and reached new peaks on highly coveted country playlists including Amazon Music’s ‘Country Heat’ (peaked at #2), and Spotify’s ‘Hot Country’ (peaked at #3). Following his new partnership with Big Machine Label Group’s The Valory Music Co., Kidd G is now back in the studio and eager to share all new music that will continue to showcase his unique raw talent.

Listen to Kidd G’s Break Up Song via eSingle, Amazon, Apple Music, Deezer, iTunes, Pandora, SoundCloud, Spotify, Tidal and YouTube Music.

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Stephen Sanchez – Kayla

BUZZING SINGER & SONGWRITER STEPHEN SANCHEZ RELEASES NEW SINGLE KAYLA DEBUT EP PRODUCED BY IAN FITCHUCK [KACEY MUSGRAVES] COMING SOON

 Listen to Kayla HERE

After asserting himself as a modern day troubadour with millions of independent streams and views, buzzing singer and songwriter Stephen Sanchez shares a new single entitled Kayla today via Republic Records. Listen to KaylaHERE.

Stephen wrote the tune 100% solo but recruited Ian Fitchuck [Kacey Musgraves] for production in Nashville. As the story goes, he had just gotten out of a relationship and penned the tune about a female friend, Kayla, who he’d long harbored unspoken feelings for. She loved the song, but had moved away. Now, this story of unrequited love paves the way for his upcoming debut EP executive produced by Fitchuck. On the track, pedal steel wraps around delicately picked acoustic guitar as Stephen’s voice rings out with raw emotion on the hook, Won’t you lie next to me, oh Kayla.

On the track Stephen Said, I wrote Kayla while sitting alone in my bedroom thinking about this girl (Kayla) I had a thing for 2 years ago. I wanted to write her this song because at the time she didn’t see all the wonder I saw in her. I wanted to capture that wonder in hopes that maybe she’d see it for herself someday. With this song I hope people are brought back to a child-like innocence all love has at its core and that the lyrics would ‘hit-home’ enough for someone to look at love with a little more heart.

Next up, he takes the stage at Bonnaroo this fall, which marks the first time he’s not only playing a festival, but also attending one!

18-year-old Stephen Sanchez pens the kind of tunes that resonate in any era. They’d work just as well on social media as they would at Woodstock. He introduced himself with his independent debut single Lady By The Sea, racking up 4 million Spotify streams, 2 million views and 480K likes on TikTok, and received plugs from mega-creators a la Spencer X, Abigail Barlow, and Jenna Raine.

The success landed him a deal with Republic Records, and he’ll be unveiling more new music very soon.

Follow Stephen Sanchez’s social media via his Instagram and TikTok.

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Jordan McGraw Shares New Single She

Today, pop singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Jordan McGraw shares the music video for his new single “SHE”. Watch the music video for “SHE”— HERE via Let’s Get It Records!/Republic Records. Listen to “SHE”—HERE.

Joined by his wife and E! Daily Pop host Morgan Stewart, he nods to Wheel of Fortune with a hilarious homage. Jordan not only takes over Pat Sajak’s spot (in a snazzy suit, no less), but he also plays all three contestants—the goth, the nerd, and the urban cowboy. Meanwhile, Stewart channels Vanna White in a sparkly sequin dress as she uncovers phrases on the famous board. The dynamic husband-and-wife light up the screen!

“SHE” stands out as yet another head-nodding bop from Jordan. Funkified guitar weaves in and out of a slick beat as his voice flutters from hypnotic verses into an unshakable and undeniable hook rife with high-register flare. Painting a vivid picture, he sings, “She likes to talk in her sleep. A simple conversation turning into a scene. She likes to fight in her sleep. An irrational account of an encounter with me.

Everything paves the way for his first EP—coming very soon. He’s bringing the funk back to pop in 2021!

Making headlines, Jordan also took the stage for a showstopping performance of his hit “HER”on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Watch it HERE. He also sat down with Corden for an interview. Watch it HERE. Jordan also recently played an MTV IG TV Jam Session. Watch it HERE.

The Texas-born and Los Angeles-based pop maverick strikes a singular balance between eighties synth-craft and 21 century unpredictability, yielding a bop suited to any era.

“I’m a nineties kid making eighties music in 2021,” he affirms. “All of my favorite things are from the nineties. At the same time, the eighties were so absurd and overly polished that they were still cool,” he says.  “During the process of recording the song, I was chasing my now-wife,” he explains. “While I was on tour, I was trying to figure out how to woo her. It was the perfect storm of the song growing with the actual process of she and I growing into what we are now. Everything worked out naturally.”

Jordan McGraw established himself as an outlier right out of the gate. He went from touring with iconic pop punk bands to generating millions of streams and supporting Jonas Brothers on the record-breaking HAPPINESS BEGINS Tour. Signed to Let’s Get It Records! by Joe Jonas, he arrives with more music in 2021 as he prepares his debut EP for release soon.

Get ready for more from Jordan McGraw!