LOUAM feat. DEVIN MORRISONLike 90´s R&B (S) This summer Oslo artist and songwriter Louam has recorded a brand new version of "Like 90's R&B". This is one of the tracks from her critically acclaimed debut album "Wreckless Love" that came out earlier this year. For this new single American artist Devin Morrison joined Louam and made a new version with producer JNS. The Florida based Devin Morrison also released his own debut album this year titled "Bussin'". "LIke 90's R&B" is out Friday 18th October on all digital services wordlwide.
KEN HAMILTON: Flight attendant Austin singer/songwriter Ken Hamilton?s unique style has become his trademark as he lauches his new upcoming EP release ?Finally Made It Home?. First single to hit the airwaves will be ?Flight Attendant?, a fun loving, toe tapping, care free outlook to a love gone bad. Pure, sincere vocals with a nice blend of his idols like Jerry Jeff Walker, Robert Earl Keen, Willie Nelson, Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffett, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Subdudes and Radney Foster make it easy to hear his soulful twang. He does what he loves and it shows in every word he sings. Just a moments listen and it?s easy to see why his humble momentum is gaining strength in the whirlwinds of singer-song writing! ISRC: TCAEL1941642
BONNIE LANG: Beautiful destination Bonnie Lang was influenced early on by the likes of Stevie Nicks. However, her bedtime lullabies usually included songs from Merle, Waylon, Willie and the list goes on. Her parents would sneak her backstage at music venues to see up and coming artists, which inspired her dream. After graduating at the University of Texas in San Antonio, she decided to start chasing her lifelong dream. Bonnie wrote her own original songs and began playing bars and restaurants then music festivals and rodeos. She recorded 3 albums and 2 singles and garnered radio play on her first effort at self-promotion.
She has played some of the most legendary venues in Texas such as Luckenbach and Floore?s Country Store. Bonnie has opened for numerous Texas acts including Kevin Fowler and Roger Creager along with national artists Mark Chesnutt and the Bellamy Brothers.
Bonnie?s new single ?Beautiful Destination? is on all streaming platforms and is currently being promoted to Texas and international radio. ISRC: QMUZC1910001 , from the Album: BEAUTIFUL DETION
JESSE STRATTON BAND: Breaking your heart "Breaking Your Heart" is the 4th single off of Jesse Stratton Band's 2018 album "Traction". Their last single, "Breaking Your Heart", broke into the top 50, and the band is poised for continued success with this follow-up, which has been called "a reflective tale of things gone wrong; the remembrance of a past we're not sure how we lost." ISRC: uscgj1843306, From the Album: TRACTION
CREED FISHER: A few good ol´ cowboys Record Label: Creed Fisher Music, ISRC: TCAEH1936883, from the Album: OLD SCHOOL
JP CAMPBELL: Bar dating JP Campbell is a singer-songwriter from Denton, Texas who is known around the regional gig scene for his acoustic shows. He started singing as a teen, then learned guitar in his 20?s which led him on to playing at open mics. His performance abilities have even seen him gain an opening slot for the headliners at Landmark in Fort Worth TX. In April of 2019, Campbell recorded his debut single ?Bar Dating?, which will be released on October 4th, 2019. The singer plans to get back into the studio again to release his first EP or Album in late spring of 2020. Like many artists, Campbell?s music has helped him through both the good times and the bad, experiences which shine through in his raw and relatable songwriting ISRC: ushm91915952
RANCE MAY & THE COYOTES: Show goes on "Show Goes On" was written one night while hanging out/arguing with my wife after a 4 weeks on tour.
The record was recorded at Yellow DOG Studios with Adam Odor. This project has given me more feeling of accomplishment than anything I?ve done to date. - Rance May ISRC: 0USTME1950233
DARRIN MORRIS BAND: Dancing in the rain Lead singer Darrin Morris first began singing as a teenager in the church where his father pastored. It was his love of Gospel combined with the influences of Country Artists such as George Strait, Garth Brooks and Keith Whitley that helped to shape the soulful vocal style that has become his trademark. Morris is joined in the group with the exceptional talents of Jeremy Moore on drums and backing vocals; Blake Watson on bass guitar; Michael Olson on lead guitar.
With the success of their first debut album, Country To The Bone they moved on to produce others up to their newest Preacher Man CD. The current chart-rising single, along with a mantle of awards from the East Texas Music, Texas Country Music, Texas Regional Radio and the Nashville Universe Awards, the Darrin Morris Band are making their mark and all signs point to a very promising future, indeed. ISRC: TCAEK1924782
SAM SHUPAK: Her own kind of beautiful Her Own Kind of Beautiful? describes the beauty of a girl who has the independent spirit and confidence to be her unique self. Written by Grammy-winning songwriter Tim Nichols (?Live Like You Were Dying?), songwriter, producer, musician Josh Leo (?Fishing in the Dark?), and Cold River Records artist Drew Baldridge.
A native of Lufkin, TX, country artist Sam Shupak is set to build on the success of his debut radio release ?Something Blue? eclipsing top forty on the US Music Row charts in 2018. Known for his easy going, laid back personality, Sam continues to grow a loyal fan base performing 150+ dates annually in Texas and many other states. Sam?s music has a 90?s country sound powered by solid country vocals and well-crafted lyrics. When not performing, songwriting or recording Sam can be found working on his family?s cattle ranch and hunting and fishing. ISRC: TCAEK1965160, from the Album: AGELINA
ROBERT RAY: I found you After reaching his third #1 single in Texas, Robert Ray has released his 7th single to radio with ?I Found You?. At 24 years of age, Robert has released two albums, along with six, well now seven, singles. Of his six previous singles, all have reached Top 40 or higher, with three of those singles hitting #1 on the chart. This is the second single off of his upcoming album that will be releasing in the fall. ?I Found You?
is a song that old-school country lovers will enjoy, but also is different from anything you have heard from Robert before. ?I Found You? has more of a throwback style of country, with an upbeat melody composed of a solid beat, bluesy guitar riffs, and even a string section and a saxophone. It is one of those songs that anyone can two- step to! A song that touches the lives of those in love. It tells the story of how finding that one person in life can change your outlook in life and lead you to an eternal life of happiness ISRC: TCAEH1913733, from the Album: GOOD COUNTRY SONG
Tibble Transsibiriskas tredje studioalbum "Swedisko" släpps den 15 november. En unik mix av svenska texter med inslag av romanes som blir känsloladdad musik svår att sitta still till. Singeln "När vinet tagit slut" är skriven av Guldbaggebelönade frontmannen Johan Testad.
Missa inte Tibble Transsibiriska live på Södra Teatern den 16 november - en helkväll i balkanmusikens tecken. Kvällen inleds med finska Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha, därefter bjuder Tibble Transsibiriska upp till dans. Kvällen avrundas med ett DJ-set med Balkans bästa DJ's, Baltic Balkan
ANDREAS HELLKVISTBecoming (A) A fresh take on the sound and style of the jazz organ trio format, offering music that is both groovy and uplifting, heartfelt and deep.
Swedish Hammond phenomenon Andreas Hellkvist has earned a reputation as a Hammond organ player always in the moment, performing his music with an outstanding technique (especially with his left foot) and relentless groove.
At live concerts and internet videos, the audience is simply amazed by the expressiveness, virtuosity and playfulness that flows into the music. He has reached far outside Sweden and is enlisted as B3 artist at Hammond Organ USA. The roots and inspiration of his music are quite obvious, but it's also clear that he has developed a style of his own, both in terms of composition and playing.
His 2019 release Becoming is no exception. An obvious continuation of the path that he is on, exploring the sound, style and potential of the organ trio format and the Hammond B3. It comprises seven of his own songs, all recorded with his trio, featuring Samuel Hällkvist on guitar and Daniel Olsson on drums. Together they manage to capture the diversity of the repertoire in a way that feels natural and consistent, yet exciting and fresh.
Samuel Hällkvist is a jazz guitarist who has never been afraid of following his own path. A jazz musician with the integrity and confidence to dare to challange norms and traditions, though also not afraid of sticking to them if the music demands it. His sounds and playing significantly shapes the sound of the trio. An artist in his own right, with many exciting productions of his own in his catalogue.
Daniel Olsson is a versatile drummer comfortable in most musical contexts. Besides being Andreas' favorite drummer, he is heard in many other contexts. With a great deal of spontaneity and a solid groove he completes the trio in the best possible way.
From the liner notes by Pete Fallico: "One gets the impression that Andreas is a devoted musician who knows how and where the organ best conveys its message. His connection to his guitarist and drummer is on a metaphysical level and it allows this music to transcend the page and float, effortlessly, within space. There is sanctity in its delivery and purity in its presence."
LION´S SHAREPentagram (S) Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song available on on streaming services and digital service providers today, October 15th.
“The new single “Pentagram” is based on a true story about someone I know. All of a sudden he decided that his Christian name was shit. The person in question changed his name and got it approved by the authorities. The reason of the name change was due to the fact that he late in his life became a Satanist.
LION’S SHARE of course has nothing to do with religion or Satan what so ever, but this true story is so strange and hilarious that we had to write a song about it. It will be in the live set at the upcoming spring gigs as well” says LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson.
In late 2018 LION'S SHARE released a new five track EP, plus its complete catalog - remastered with new artwork on streaming services and digital service providers for the first time. The LION’S SHARE catalog features appearances by members and ex-members of KISS, Megadeth, King Diamond, HammerFall, Wolf, Symphony X, Chimaira, Therion, YngwieMalmsteen, Candlemass, etc.
Mixers include top engineers such as Jens Bogren (Arch Enemy, Opeth, Symphony X, Amon Amarth) - Niklas Flyckt (one-time Grammy award winner and four-time nominee) and Ronny Lahti (Roxette, Europe, Glenn Hughes, Electric Boys etc).
LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss says: “We have all songs written for the next LION’S SHARE album and we’re almost done with the recordings. We have also started booking festivals and shows for 2020. The first two confirmed dates are in Germany on March 6 and 7.”
LEADBETTER SWAYNE: Loving in the country Track 1 of the Album, “Time and Life” which is a collaboration of 3 parts, one part aging poet, 2 parts singer song writers.
The concept was conjured up by Gavin Leadbetter front man for country band The Distance, leader of Thunder Road the Bruce Springsteen tribute show and music store owner.
Seeking to complete a folio of tunes that held a country feel Gavin sort some lyrical input from Barry Swayn a poet/lyricist with an old head (72 years young) full of stories memories and concepts.
Last part was Barry’s son Chris of The Warrains. Chris is a music teacher with a 30 year history in the making of music. The songs came together Gavin and Chris enjoyed the process and felt that instead of each separate unit making do with the outcome the songs deserved an album, Time and Life is the end result.
Colin Leadbetter, Gavin’s brother, is a producer sound engineer and mixing guru. Colin took the project to heart and polished things up a tad. We are now into the video phase and trying to give the songs some time and space.
These tunes will find their own way in life and hopefully bring some pleasure to listening audiences somewhere out in listening land
RUNAWAY DIXIE: Red lowers Formed in 2009, South Australian trio Runaway Dixie celebrate 10 years, five albums and four Golden Guitar finalists for their original work in 2019.
The December 2018 release of the latest Runaway Dixie album ‘Face The Wind’ has yielded two radio singles via CRS ‘Meant To Be’ and ‘What I Did’ in 2019.
Previous singles released via CRS in early 2018 (included on the latest album), were ‘Fishin’ In The Dark’, ‘Face The Wind’ and ‘Tele Rambler’ (‘Tele Rambler’ was a 2019 Instrumental Of The Year – Golden Guitar Finalist).
Written by Virginia Hermel ‘Red Flowers’ presented in Runaway Dixie bluegrass style features Virginia on lead vocals. More information on Runaway Dixie can be found via
GEOFF WILLIAMS: Across the ditch Recorded by Gary Brown at his Brookvale studios.
Written and sung by Geoff Williams
W.B AND THE GEEZERS: Round bottom girls From the You See Old.. I See History album
W.B. and The Geezers perform a rousing salute to the real woman of the world. “Round Bottom Girls” a precocious honky-tonk tune that would fit in any saloon or dancehall, sings the praises of full figured woman with a plus size heart! These senior musicians are a talented band with a passion for authentic country vibes, and a great sense of humor!
Once again they delve into a musical fountain of youth climbing onto a musical stage with instruments and drinks in hand! Making their audiences shout and dancing to the rhythm!
PHIL OLIVER: Please, please Mr Packer “PLEASE,PLEASE MR.PACKER” is a comedy song written by Frank Markert. The song is an entreaty by an indigenous musician to James Packer to allow him to be the opening, headline act at the Crown Casino Barangaroo.
The suggestion is that the singer’s repertoire of Slim Dusty favourites will guarantee to bring in the high rollers. The vocalist is Cairns indigenous musician, Phil Oliver and the didgeridoo accompanist is his brother Mark. These boys have a local pub band ”Late Notice” made up of all family members. They were kind enough to guest on this one track from the album
RAY McCARTNEY: While the river flows From his eighth Album “Unfinished Business” Ray is a Farmer / Singer Songwriter, from Southern Riverina NSW. He’s just released an all new original eleven track album, Unfinished Business.
The first single for release is the heartfelt While The River Flows was written out of frustration, while driving across the Murray River observing the large amount of water flowing by, while our irrigation farmers are on zero allocation. I thought of our forefathers that built our dams to drought proof our land. Then to see it flowing by, at our farmers & countries expense.
The album was recorded at Paul Gibbs sound studios North Albury with Paul playing most of the instruments
DALE DUNCAN: Creeping, shifting sand Following the success of his multi award winning album 'What Country's All About', 2018 Golden Guitar finalist Dale Duncan has just release a new single titled 'CREEPING, SHIFTING SAND'. Earlier this year Dale decided to ease back on touring and recording to spend more time with his family - but couldn't resist recording this beauty.
'CREEPING, SHIFTING SAND' was written by Russ Bellette who captures a beautiful love story of a man, his wife and the land. A story of a young couple working hard on their piece of land to create a future but having to continuously fight the harsh Australian elements that in the end broke their spirit. The story goes on to tell us that although the land became useless and baron it could not be sold because of the memories the two had created together.
Likewise today, many farmers around our country are third generation farmers who are fighting this dreadful drought and the bush fires and the other harsh elements of this land but can't come to selling their farms because of the many memories they've created
CHRIS BOOTS LEE: I´ve still got my truck This track is one of my favourites off my cd album,” Get Your Country On”.
It’s a light hearted story about hope and resilience , that I hope everyone enjoys.
Since I can ever remember, I’ve wanted to sing on stage for those who enjoyed music.
People would probably not have known I exist, if it weren’t for the radio presenters who generously share my music , and I am most grateful for their hard work and generosity .
I would like to thank the many musicians, and songwriters who contributed to this cd, and helped me make my life’s dream a reality.
Last, but definitely not the least, I thank each and every one of you, who’ve followed me along my musical journey !
ASHLEY COOK: Keeping the past alive Ashley’s career as a singer took a leap when in consecutive years 2003 - 2004 he made the grand finals in the Australian Bush Balladeer Star Quest. He got a lucky break in Tamworth in 2003 when LBS Music producer Lindsay Butler noticed his performance and a year later offered him an even bigger break to record on the ‘The Music Lives On’ the LBS Tribute Album to the King of Country Music Slim Dusty. Ashley has gone on and recorded seven albums with the last one being his latest album Keeping the Past Alive.
Ashley has gone on and won numerous awards in 2009 Ashley was Inducted onto the Wall of Honour at Lindsay Butler Studios while this year in Tamworth Ashley was very honored to be Inducted into The Hands of Fame 2019.
Ashley’s latest single is “Keeping the Past Alive” on The LBS Country Collection Volume 24. Keeping the Past Alive is what good Balladeers strife to do with keeping the past alive with our history build by our ancestors on this great country as life is getting to busy now as we hardly have time to even visit our neighbors
COUNTRY LOVIN´: Feel the breeze Partners Cec and Paige began performing together in 2016 and have recently released their debut mini album “Feel The Breeze” which was recorded and produced by Ken Foote at Footloose Recording Studios. The album consists of two original songs, co-written by both ladies and five covers, each delivered in their own unique style.
While Paige is relatively new to the world of country music, Cec is no stranger to the stage, having performed with her sisters as part of The Rough Diamonds for over a decade. Country Lovin’ blend their love of music with strong vocal harmonies and stories through song. Feel The Breeze, the song, also the title track of the album, is a personal love story of their journey together.
ANDERSONLANE: I saw Mumma cryin´ From the debut album This Girl, I saw Mumma Cryin’ is the satisfying traditional country feel story song that delivers retribution with a smile. Domestic violence is a serious issue that should be discussed and in true songwriter style, Andersonlane delivers the conversation starter.
Who is Andersonlane? That is the question on the lips of many as This Girl is beginning to make ripples on the surface of the country music scene of Australia.
A powerful, emotive voice is matched with a penmanship that elicits raw and gutsy truth with a touch of outlaw humour in her lyric, Andersonlane is traditional country to the core.
TERRY BENNETTS, LUCK OCEANS, IAN SIMPSON, MARK DONOHOE, JOHN BENNETTS: Scrubby Creek “Scrubby Creek” written and produced by Terry Bennetts is a collaboration between five musicians from W.A.
Terry Bennetts is a Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist and is a two times Golden Guitar finalist, multi award winner and Record Producer.
Lucky Oceans is a Multi Grammy award winner and a founding member of the band ‘Asleep at the Wheel’ and is one of the finest Pedal Steel players in the world
Ian Simpson is a seven times Golden Guitar winner, one Aria award and three times Australian Banjo champion. He was Slim Dusty’s banjo player/guitarist for over ten years.
Mark Donohoe has been a finalist in the Golden Guitar Awards several times with his band ‘Magnificent Seven’ and is a much sort after Bass player, songwriter and recording producer.
John Bennetts is a drummer/producer/composer who with the Eighties band ‘The Eurogliders’ was presented with two Gold and two Platinum Albums and was recently inducted into the WA Music Hall of Fame
NIKI VELLA POWER: How can I turn away How Can I Turn Away is a self-penned single from Niki Vella-Power’s 11 track Gospel Album, For the Grace of God. All tracks are originals, recorded locally John Quin, from Sunnyside Studios, with whom she also recorded two prior albums.
After Niki's two country Albums, Niki thought it was time to record some of her many original Gospel songs. Most of the songs on the Album were written to be performed at country music festivals and in those performances all received awards.
While always having input into the arrangements on the album, Niki felt especially free and confident with this album. “There is no striving to please others in this album, but I tried to create what I felt was the destiny of each song.” This means you will hear some instruments such as a peaceful cello introduction and simple arrangements where less is more. The songs are deeply thought provoking, taking the listener from a place of honest reflection and question to unshakable faith
JOHNNY SHILO: Never make you cry This is Johnny's latest Single taken from his most recent album."All Things New".
The Lyrics Written by Marion-Juanita Shilo.
This is a real heart-warming Ballard with great emotion that will pull on any heart strings.
A true Country Music melody with lyrics that tells a typical every day love story about a person that is so in love with the partner and is reassuring and that there is no need to worry as their love is not going anywhere and will never leave the partnership until "Death do they part
LEE FORSTER and PAUL PRICKETT: Outlaw graves Outback Grave Markers is a not for profit organisation who mark the graves of Australia’s Pioneers. They have installed nearly 600 plaques.
I went on a trip with “Outback Graves”, Trevor Tough and Major Paul Prickett CSM to the Kimberley where Aboriginal Ex-Soldiers were awarded Army Service medals. During this trip we visited graves that had been marked, and also marked some. When paying respects to those graves we pondered what really lay beneath the “Red Dust’. As we drove along Paul wrote a poem about this visit. We decided it needed a tune and chorus and the “Outback Graves’ song was born. Paul has done the reciting on this song. If you get chance, please check out www.outbackgraves.org You’ll find yourself immersed in real stories from our Pioneers
EMMA JENE: Feels so good Spreading positive messages continues to be the driving force behind Shoalhaven singer-songwriter Emma Jene’s music career. Emma Jene has poured her heart and soul into her first two releases and is now preparing to release her third album later in 2019. Emma has covered issues including bullying, a topic that is particularly close to her heart, as she left school in Year 8 and started travelling and doing gigs then opened her own business as a singing teacher, finishing school via correspondence. She has also honoured a young girl’s life in a song about suicide.
The title track off her upcoming album, Erosion, was written about the dementia journey.
The first single off the album, though, Feels So Good, deals with mental health issues.
With a focus on spreading strong messages through her songs, Emma’s ambition is to help people through her music
SHAZA LEIGH: Where our heart lives SHAZA LEIGH releases the title track, of her 14th career album, Where Our Heart Lives.
Australia’s First Lady Of Song is renowned globally for her inspiring lyrics, gorgeous melodies and powerful vocals but it’s her patriotism that often touches the heart of her Australian fans. The imagery in Where Our Heart Lives transports the listener to all areas of our great country as Shaza draws on her 30 years as a national touring artist.
Her new album, Where Our Heart Lives, is a beautiful collection of new songs and hit singles, written over the past 10 years, created to awaken our emotions and enlighten our minds to all that we could experience in our lifetime. Two beautiful covers complete the package, When I Dream and A Mother As Lovely As You
TIMOTHY J FRY: Sh She´s my angel Timothy Fry is one half of The Fry Brothers and has had many years recording as well as performing from Australia to Nashville. Timothy has also played pedal steel guitar in country through to rock groups along the way.
While The Fry Bros are working on a new single, Timothy thought it would be a chance to release a single or two .
All instruments apart from the fiddle (Greg Hunt ) have been played or programmed by Timothy .
The mix was by Michael Vidale.
The music is of traditional Country instruments. Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Pedal Steel Guitar & Fiddle.
“Sh She’s My Angel” is a song with a pop format an attitude, a new style of Country for Timothy to explore
BLOOD TO BONE (GARY LOWE): Blood to bone Starting in Melbourne’s thriving music community, then moving to Perth in the late 80's, which saw Gary playing in the vibrant pub scene in WA. Since the early days, He’s toured overseas and all over Western Australia.The next step in his 30+ year musical journey is a solo project, covering themes of inner darkness, emptiness, isolation and the hunger and desire to find external fulfilment and ‘strike gold’
Inspired by the goldrush of 1850’s Australia, the metaphor can be likened to the pursuit of any dream or goal, which can turn a man from passionate and motivated, to crazed and addicted.
The album is a sonic mix of brooding and swampy guitar tones, mixed with uplifting vocal hooks and melodies, drawing inspiration from the likes of Tom Petty, Nick Cave and Johnny Cash, while maintaining a modern likeness to contemporary country artists like The Sadie’s while still remaining a totally unique and gripping, emotive listening experience for fans of every generation
VANESSA DELAINE: For a little love From the "Runaway" album. Singer/songwriter Vanessa Delaine is blessed with a voice that leaves audiences breathless. Her songs encompass an original blend of Blues, Country and Roots and are staggeringly captivating.
‘For a Little Love’ is Track 6 on Vanessa Delaine’s award winning ‘Runaway’ Album (Dec 2015). Vanessa says she wrote this song at a time when she had no idea what to do about a relationship. She was pretty much ready to give up on love. Written and recorded in Auckland, NZ in 1998.
Delaine won Best Female Performer in 2018 at The American Tracks Awards and was a finalist for Female Vocalist of the Year 2018 at the Gold Media Medallion Awards.
With charting success in USA, Europe and Australia and close to 40 awards for three albums and three music videos, she is very passionate about what she does.
She has been performing on both sides of the Tasman since childhood
KEL-ANNE BRANDT: Let music give you wings This beautifully uplifting new song was co-written by the very talented Drew McAlister and Kel-Anne Brandt.
“We wrote this song quite a few years ago with my daughter in mind. At the time she was looking for Mr Right. She had been on a roller coaster ride of relationships and was beginning to think that she would never find the right one. She is a beautiful girl & a beautiful singer and she has always loved music so much and because of this I went to Drew & asked him to help me write this song for her, to remind her that no matter what, she had an inner strength & Music would always be there to help lift her up & so would I. Drew is an amazing songwriter, this is the 2nd song that I have written with him, he is so easy to work with. May Music always give you Wings.” Kel-Anne x
Kel-Anne’s album ‘Let Music Give You Wings’ covers many genres. It is a collection of truly classic songs, that are treated with the utmost respect that they deserve, with a few handpicked newbies in the mix
DATEDen första sommaren (S) Dates nya singel är skriven av Chris Antblad som har blivit lite av en hovleverantör till Date de senaste åren och skrivit de tre senaste originalsinglarna till Date som sammanlagt streamat 1 miljon gånger.
Nya låten är en snygg välproducerad modern dansbandslåt producerad av Jan i bandet.
GUITAR TOM AND THE HIGH CATSEvelina (S) Guitar Tom And The Highcats är vår senaste signing på rockabillysidan. Det tog oss inte 10 minuter att bestämma oss för att satsa på det här bandet när vi fick deras låtar.
De är otroligt drivna i bandet och produktionen är otroligt bra och signerad Erik Mårtensson som normalt sett sjunger i melodiösa hårdrocksbandet Eclipse. Ett band han även producerar. Erik har producerat många band melodiösa rockplattor de senaste år med exempelvis H.E.A.T och Dynazty som bara två exempel. Att han producerar GT&THC beror delvis på att de bor nära varandra och att grabbarna ville använda hans studio och dels för att Erik tyckte de lät jäkligt bra och ville prova på att producera något annat.
Detta har gjort att Guitar Toms sound är modernt och fräscht med en lite tyngd som gör att de sticker ut på rockabillyscenen
DANSBANDSKUNGENRaggare (S) Dansbandskungen är tillbaka med en ny singel. Han framgångar tar aldrig slut utan nu sneglar vi mot 10 miljoner streams med vår ”lille” kung på ett år! Nya singel är en flirt med raggarkulturen och är en skön rolig välproducerad bugg med en glimten i ögat text.
International Bluegrass star Kristy Cox delights listeners with the first two singles from her upcoming album "No Headlights" and Mountain Fever Records is pleased to bring it to you.
"Yesterday's Heartache" was the first single from her next album, and a long line of exceptional music from the Nashville-based hit singer/songwriter. Although Cox is a fantastic songwriter in her own right, this song was written by Jerry Salley, Kelli Kingrey, and Bruce Carpenter. It features Kristy's deep and soulful voice that fans know and love.
Now, a new single is out from bluegrass star, Kristy Cox. “Train” releasing 10/01/2019 and available to radio today! “Train” is the second single from Kristy’s upcoming album "No Headlights" due out in early 2020. “Yesterday’s Heartache,” the album’s first single has already seen significant chart action as well as frequent radio play. Written by Bill Whyte, Steve Dean, and Daisy Mallory, “Train” is a sassy, upbeat tune about a girl who’s been treated wrong for the last time - and Kristy is the perfect artist to deliver it with the style and punch it requires. We hope you enjoy it!
JETT WILLIAMSYou are on my lonely mind (A) Jett Williams, daughter of the legendary Hank Williams, was born in Montgomery, Alabama, five days after her father died on his way to Canton, Ohio, where he was to perform on New Year's Day, 1953. Relinquished by her natural mother, Bobbie Jett of Nashville, the infant was taken from the hospital where she was born into the home of Hank's mother, Lillian, who adopted her. Lillian, who started her lengthy adoption process within days of Hank's funeral, completed the adoption in December of 1954. Unfortunately, she was dead within two months and the Williams family no longer wanted the infant, whom Lillian had named Cathy Yvonne (for the "Yvonne" in "Jambalaya"). The Williams family made Jett a ward of the State of Alabama and she was relocated to a foster home in Pine Level, Alabama, at the age of three. Subsequently adopted again by a family in Mobile, Alabama, Jett was raised there and attended the University of Alabama.
During her youth, Jett had no idea who her natural parents were, let alone that her daddy was Hank Williams, but from a very young age she demonstrated an unusual and natural talent for music, singing, and her guitar. In the early 1980's, at the urging of her adoptive father and armed with a few facts and a little rumor, Jett set out to learn what she could about who she was and what had happened to her. After years of futile effort, fortune smiled and Jett got proof-positive that Hank Williams was her father. Not only was he her father, he had made all provisions for her and her well being. In fact, three months before Jett was born, Hank had prepared and executed a notarized pre-birth custody agreement giving him full custody of his as yet unborn daughter. The rest is history, and is documented in the files of the Alabama State Court and in the scores of newspaper and feature magazine articles written about Jett and her saga.
Jett Williams was declared by court order dated October 26, 1987, to be the biological daughter of Hank Williams. On June 5, 1989, the Supreme Court of the State of Alabama, reversing a lower court ruling, found that Jett, since birth, had been the victim of fraud and judicial error in that her identity was concealed from her for financial gain. The Supreme Court declared all prior orders in the Estate of Hank Williams to be null and void, since procured by fraud on the court, and reopened Hank's estate, making Jett Williams a legal heir, entitled to one-half the estate proceeds. Her autobiography, entitled "Ain't Nothin' as Sweet as My Baby," chronicles the saga of her struggle (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990).
Subsequent to the publication of her autobiography, the federal courts awarded Jett her proportionate share of her father's copyright renewal royalties. Since the story of Jett's existence first surfaced in 1985, she has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Report, Inside Edition, Current Affair, Entertainment Tonight, Crook and Chase, Country Notes, Sonya Live, PM Magazine, and scores of other national and regional broadcasts. In most instances, such as Current Affair, Entertainment Tonight, and Sonya Live, to name but a few, Jett has been the subject of a major, and regularly repeated feature. Additionally, she has been the subject of feature articles in scores of publications, including People Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, USA Today, Atlanta Constitution, New York Times, Southern Magazine, Dallas Times Herald, NY Daily News, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, AP Feature, Baltimore Sun, LA Daily News, Los Angeles Times, Providence Journal Bulletin, Birmingham Post Herald, South Bend Tribune, Ottawa Citizen, and Boston Herald.
Jett had a number of names and a number of homes in her early youth. In fact, every time she changed homes, someone changed her name. Somethings, however, were constant in Jett's first years, and all things were recorded by the various social workers charged with accounting for the activities of their most famous "ward." One "constant," according to the records, was Jett and her guitar. Starting with her first two years, spent with her grandmother -- Hank's mother -- Jett always had a guitar. And according to her peers in later years, she was always the hit of the party by singing and playing. Jett says she liked to sing until she made them cry. And she still does!
JAY ELLENeeds fixing (S) Jay Elle is a New York City based singer, songwriter and guitar player. Jay Elle’s heart and emotions are his driving forces. His curiosity and appetite for life makes him an avid listener of all music genres. Influenced by classical music as much as pop, rock, rap, country and R&B, Jay Elle believes that songs should carry positive energy and messages that bring people together. Jay Elle takes you on a journey while openly sharing his experiences. Become a keeper and sharer of wisdom. Follow Jay Elle, from song to song with his New EP out May 2019.
Coming on the heels of his Top 10 charting song first single "Ease Up (Into Love)", mixed by Brent Kolatalo (Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, One Republic, https://brentk.com), "Take A Holiday" is a whimsical and fun song that stands out front for its inventiveness as it certainly exemplifies much of the EP’s charming premise
We are representing ourselves as a loose confederation of remnants,
holdouts, and just all around country folk. We would like to bring to
your attention at this current time one of our nascent individuals by
the name of BIG TEXAS MIKE.
Datum: 2019-10-11 Label:   ISRC:Releasedatum:
ERIC SAADE, ANIS DON DEMINAPostcard (S) Det a¨r en na°got ova¨ntad men desto mer spa¨nnande duo som nu sla¨pper musik tillsammans. Na¨r Eric och Anis mo¨ttes en ho¨stkva¨ll i Stockholm uppta¨ckte de att ba°da delat precis samma upplevelse. I samma stund fo¨ddes ide´n till ”POSTCARD”. Singeln handlar om en sommarfling som inte blev na°got mer = en låt om ”the one that got away”. Låten är skriva av artisterna själva tillsammans med killarna i Jubël. Det kommer även en musikvideo som är inspelad i Paris tillsammans med denna release
KLARA & JAGÅh fan (S) Ny singel som skrevs i samband med Me Too för två år sedan. Duon kommer att samarbeta med Nattskiftet och åka runt på skolor och spela låten. Nästa singel i januari och vi satsar verkligen på de och tror att 2020 kommer bli deras år. Det här är första låten från kommande albumet som beräknas släppas våren 2020.
” Åh Fan är en speciell låt för oss, vi skrev den för 2 år sedan när #MeToo-rörelsen var i full blom. Vi vill beskriva hur trötta vi är på det fatum att man som kvinna i dagens samhälle måste anpassa sig till omständigheter som inte borde vara en faktor för sitt eget välmående. Det är inte ett manifest eller attack på någon. Men förhoppningsvis kan den fungera som en ögonöppnare.”
MATS RONANDERKlubbrock (S) För många generationer musiklyssnare är han synonym med svensk elektrisk rockblues med sväng och svärta. Med nya singeln ”Klubbrock” och albumet ”Malla motell” som kommer 22 nov, ställer sig ”Malla” bergfast i nuet, samtidigt som han sublimt summerar allt det han står för efter åren i Nature, som soloartist och som gitarrist med åtskilliga av blågula giganter som ABBA och Lundell.
”Malla motell” blir Mats Ronanders första studioalbum sedan 2001, det är värt all väntan. ”Klubbrock” är skriven av Ronander ihop med Henrik Jansson, som producerade ”Malla” på 80-talet i album som ”Tokig” och ”50/50”. Jansson är även producent, tillsammans med Max Lorentz, som i sin tur producerade Mats i 90-talssuccéer som ”Himlen gråter för Elmore James”. Duon står även för ljudregin av övriga ”Malla motell”.
På albumet knyts historien ihop än tydligare genom att Ronander-bekanta musiker som Åke Sundqvist (trummor) och Nalle Påhlsson (bas) finns med. Liksom Lasse Wellander, som ofta kamperat med Ronander sedan barndomens Nature från Örebro - så kommer även 70-talet med.
Men ”Malla motell” smeker sig också skickligt in i nutid. På albumet finns exempelvis två samarbeten med Mauro Scocco, låten ”Luft under vingarna” respektive Scocco/Malla-duetten ”Solsken efter regn.”
GLAMOUR HAMMERReally over (S) I somras gjorde Glamour Hammer entré genom att släppa den förtrollande 80-tals kärlekslåten 'Stay With Me'. Som uppföljare till debuten kommer nu "Really Over", en låt som tar med dig på en solig roadtrip genom vildmarken i ett försök att pigga upp dig efter ett riktigt dåligt break-up.
Glamour Hammer började flirta med idén att placera sig själv och sin musik någonstans mittemellan atmosfärisk soul, 80-talets arenarock och housemusik. 'Really Over' är den andra singeln ur en kollektion av låtar om sann kärlek som Glamour Hammer har skapat och för att bäst beskriva honom, tänk dig Kid Bloom i perfekt mix med M83.
Denna sentimentala "post-love"-sång handlar om de motstridiga känslorna som kan följa när en långvarig relation tar slut och alla framtidsplaner måste skrivas om. Även om det kan vara skrämmande att starta på nytt så finns det en öppen väg framåt när du varvat den åldrande motorn.
Glamour Hammer ansluter sig till ljudpaletten från slutet av 70-talet och början av 80-talet genom en eklektisk blandning av disco, rock och soul som dränker dig i översvallande nostalgi. Vem mannen bakom det mystiska alter egot är är ännu inte känt, han döljer sin identitet för att ge full uppmärksamhet till det nya projektet.
DON MESCALL feat. FRANCES BLACKLook how far we´ve come (S) "Look How Far We've Come" feat Frances Black, is the new single release from Don Mescall's Number 1 Album "Lighthouse Keeper" which was released in Nov 2018 .
Don invited Frances Black to feature on this song because of their long connection over many years. Frances was one of the first established Irish Artists to record Don's songs when he first started out. Don also toured quite extensively with Frances in the 90's, and since then, she has gone on to record ten of Don's songs on various albums over the years .
Frances is also one of Don's special guests at this years University Concert Hall show on Nov 16th , this is the second year of the now annual concert and includes home grown and international acts
BEC LAVELLEGonna be alright (S) “As “Gonna Be Alright” came to life, I knew that I was making the big move back to Australia in 2019. That subsequently brought up all of these feelings that hit us during our epic summers Down Under. It evolved into a fresh summery anthem to play at the beach, pool and your next bbq!”
“Gonna Be Alright” is the catchy and fun brand new summer smash from Australia’s Bec Lavelle.
After spending eight years living and working in Germany off the back of the international success that came from being the singing voice for the television program, “McLeod’s Daughters”, Lavelle relocated back home to Australia earlier this year - settling on QLD’s Hamilton Island.
The new single is the fourth instalment in her series of single releases. It follows the successful “Keeping You Up”, “All These Goodbyes” and the haunting ballad, “Picture Perfect”.
Lavelle says, the song is a reminder to smile and enjoy everyday as it comes
LIZZOTruth Hurts (Dubmatix Pressure Remix) (S) Canadian producer and award winner, Dubmatix, has been working on a variety of remixes, mixes and a new album lately. Remixes and productions include Raider Records - Embalming Fluid ft Blackout JA, Jman, G Duppy and Steppa Style. Totally Dubwise Records (coming out soon), 117 Records with Anthony B, and Ram Goat Records (Top secret), but along the way he's done some personal remixes of Soft Cell's "Tainted Love", House of Pain's "Jump Around", New Order's "Blue Monday" and now Lizzo's "Truth Hurts"
FOREST SUNBrighter Day (A) Emotional pain never feels good, but the self-guided therapy it often requires sure can sound good. So it is with songwriter Forest Sun’s ninth album, “Brighter Day,” and the 13 tracks he wrote in mapping a way back from a dark place to emotional clarity.
A split from his wife after a decade together and the subsequent loss of one of his best friends, his father, sent him tumbling. He climbed back one song at a time, and rarely does a sense of desertion create such hopeful melodies.
The lonely, winding trip he took through these songs works as salve for the listener too: Loss is a stranger to no one. From the questioning in “All This Freedom” and “When Will I See You?” to the coping of “Just Someone I Used to Know” and the dawning of hope in “One Candle” and “Clarity,” Forest invites the listener on a far better journey than he took.
Gawain Mathews (Mickey Hart Band, Ben Lee) produced the album, which features Rob Hooper (Hot Buttered Rum, Seth Walker and Carolyn Wonderland) on drums and Alex Budman on horns. Backing up Forest’s crisp guitar and crystal-clear vocals are singers Kelly McFarling, Lia Rose, Noelle Hampton (Belle Sounds), Lara Louise and Ingrid Serban, Forest’s ex-wife.
“‘Brighter Day’ is about being thrust fully into heartache and loss,” Forest says. “There is an acute awareness of impermanence that arose for me with the death of my father and the end of my marriage. This album morns those losses and looks for sparks of light in the dark. Writing, recording and sharing these songs lifted me up when I needed it most.”
CHINIEBless my day (S) "The music is a little sweet". Here is how Chinie describes the song. Chinie is a simplistic British singer-songwriter who loves innovation and novelty. The sounds are melodic and are a blend. Its harmonies have a simple and sweet style and nevertheless aim to inspire. It's a song for every day and for all seasons. ''Bless My Day'' is a mix that weaves enchanting sounds with a poetic text. The words are few, so most simply just enjoy the music.
Chinie like all artists loves music. Having moved around a bit at an is earlier age and enjoyed absorbing various things. That she believes may have reflected in the songs. And likes to say 'The world today is one hub really, same goes for music'. Everywhere these days is almost literally next door and more so in time. ''Bless My Day'' began as an inspiring devotional of the mind that merged, and so the song began. It portrays different things to the listener. It's a blend that makes one think of different things to refresh and chill. A new edition.
The song is composed of clichés of thoughts, of what one could wish in an ideal day and could make think of the joy of the day for a moment. Whether it's a day or a seasonal party to capture the energy and the meaning of it. It tells a story well suited every day and is a reminder during the holiday seasons including Easters and other occasions. Just simply a gentle reflection or a reminiscence, and perhaps a little thankfulness that we often forget to do for the day or a request for a better day. Or simply to enjoy the music. With any occasion close, it is a song to remember when one's thanked a little or would just like a better day
FRANKIE ZULFERINOStuck on you (S) Pop singer and performer Frankie Zulferino's debut single "Stuck On You" from his new album "No Boundaries" is out now. "Stuck On You" is his most personal release to date; a captivating ballad written by Frankie and singer/songwriter Jared Lee inspired by Frankie’s attempt to move on from a relationship but feeling frozen in the moment. "Stuck On You" was produced by Joseph Martino and Jared Lee."Stuck On You" was written by Jared Lee and Frankie Zulferino
BUCK T. EDWARDSKids today (S) Kids Today is the first single from Buck T. Edwards upcoming double album. The song features traditional instruments (acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin) with a positive message and upbeat feel.
WINONA OAKLet me now (S) Tredje singeln från Atlantic-signade svenskan Winona Oak, förra singeln ligger B-listad på P3 och hon blev utsedd till Framtidens artist i september.
Video till låten släpps på releasedagen.
"This song is about falling in love, but being unsure of where it’s going to go. Feeling uncomfortable with getting comfortable with someone. The pit in your stomach when you take that first scary leap".
Låten är producerad av Oskar Sikow och Andrew Wells och cowritten med Ryn Weaver.
RANDY FINCHUMLive at Jim Oliver´s Smokehouse (A) He’s shared album credits with Garth Brooks and Tom Petty and his songs have been heard everywhere from the Tony Kornheiser Show to the Bluebird Café. Nashville native Randy Finchum is an award-winning songwriter and radio personality who has had over sixty songs recorded by various artists, among them country music great multi-platinum artist Sammy Kershaw. In the Christian Country genre, Randy has been blessed with four #1 songs as a writer and an artist, among them “Jesus Was a Rebel”, which was named 95.5 WTVY’s SON Country Countdown “Song Of The Year” for 2014. In May of 2016 Irish country music star Mary Duff released her CD “Changing Lanes” (ISG/Sony Music Australia) which included two of Randy’s songs, including her single and video for “What Heart Can Do”, which currently has over 350,000 views. In 2018 Irish band Hurricane Highway's cut of Randy's song "I Learned From You" was considered for a Grammy nomination.
On the radio side, Randy hosts the weekly “New Music Showcase” segment on the syndicated radio show “The HLE Christian Country Countdown with Steve Roberson” and previously hosted the "Music City Magic" segment on 106.5 WOCY as well as the “Nashville Night” radio show on the Nashville Songwriters Radio Network. Randy also has written theme songs for the nationally syndicated radio talk show “The Long Version with Fletcher Long” and the HLE Radio morning show, and has recently performed on the “Nashville Today” show and “The Music Row Show” on Nashville’s legendary radio station 650 WSM
BLANDADE ARTISTERNashville Radio Promotions - 2019 (A)
HELEN DEBAKER-VORCE: Burning flame
JAMES MARVELL: Virginia
J.K. COLTRAIN: West Virginia
JULIE & DAN: My Solemn Vow
ROSEMARIE: Behind these eyes
Nashville Radio Promotions was started back in 2012 when a group of independent record label owners joined forces in promoting their artists to radio. It now represents 14 independent record labels and numerous unsigned artists.
WOLF DENSo lose (S) WOLF DEN is a group of Indigenous artists from various backgrounds, born out of a chance meeting at a Music Ontario Songwriting Challenge for Ontario Indigenous Artists. In August of this year, at Dream House Studios in Toronto, ON, this collective of dedicated artists developed their dynamic pop/reggae/hip hop and R&B debut single “SO CLOSE.” The release date is Friday, October 4 and will be available on Spotify, Apple Music / iTunes and all platforms where music is streamed or downloaded.
"So Close," engineered by Mike Tompa and written and produced by the entire collective – including Algonquin singer-songwriter Mya Gomez – the song combines lover's rock reggae, dub sound effects, an electric guitar reminiscent of The Police, and a compelling rap break from Troy Junker in the third verse, to create a thoroughly relaxed and engaging vibe. While pop singer Thea May spends the verses of the song shimmying up to some steamy pleasures, "funk soul 'n' roll" man Julian Taylor fills the choruses in a more emotionally yearning state.
MARTY RIVERSMaltese Falcon (S) My new radio single 'Maltese Falcon'; written by me Marty Rivers together with Joe Spiteri; it's the title track of my latest album; recorded and produced at GC Studios Nashville; producer Gary Carter
Datum: 2019-10-06 Label:   ISRC:Releasedatum:
SCOTT M. STEVENSONA friend like no other (S) Written by Scott M Stevenson
PAUL REYHURT. (S) Vi planerar in en P4-vända samt en PR-sväng kring release, Paul kommer även supporta Måns Zelmerlöw under hans höstturné på ett par spelningar. I sommar har han synts på bl.a. Sommarkrysset och Rix FM festival. Nya singeln ”HURT.” är skriven tillsammans med Linnea Södahl (Lush life m.fl.) och KJ (SAMI, Medina, Danny). Paul spelade även på Brilliant Minds i Stockholm i juni
STROBE! (feat. CHRISTOF JEPPSSON)Dancing in the dark (S) Strobe´s största hit ” Good Vibe” har streamat över 4,5 miljoner gånger på Spotify och nu är de tillbaka med en cover på Bruce Springsteens ”Dancing In The Dark”. Christof Jeppsson som sjunger på låten var förband till Gyllene Tider i Göteborg i somras och värmde då upp publiken med den här singeln!
KLICKENHippie (S) Klicken består av duon Arvid och JV som tillsammans gör låtar om kärlek, lycka och vänskap. Raka hits som efter en genomlyssning direkt sätter sig på hjärnan. Första singeln ”Hippie” släpps den 4/10 och kommer lanseras med en stor kampanj på TikTok. Singel två heter ”Old School” och släpps antingen i november eller i början av 2020. Målet är sen att till tidig sommar 2020 släppa en EP, med tillhörande singelsläpp under våren
DAN + SHAY with JUSTIN BIEBER10,000 Hours (S) Countrypop-duon Dan + Shay följer upp succésingeln ”Tequila” med kommande singeln 100,000 hours. Det kommer vara en otroligt stor feature-artist på den här låten (som avslöjas i pitchen) som kommer hållas konfidentiell fram till dagen innan release. Förhoppningen är att feature-artisten kommer hjälpa till att bygga den här låten till en nivå vi inte tidigare sett från Dan Shay
MARVIN & VERNELL MORROWStand for old glory & kneel at the cross (S) Here is a new song release from Marvin & Vernell Morrow. I hope you and your listeners enjoy it. Written by Marvin E. Morrow & Gerald Duncan
FREUNDEThe great Dane and me (S) FREUNDE, named being the German for “friends”, is a project centered around Zurich based Heiko Freund and LA’s Daniel
Schwarz, both producers and musicians in their own right but more interested in exploring the American songwriting tradition
than merely furthering their own agenda.
The beauty of FREUNDE is that it is a loose collective rather than a band, one where a musically eclectic and ever-shifting
group of singers, songwriters, musicians and engineers move through its ranks in the pursuit and celebration of Americana,
Nashville Pop and Country Rock sounds. This ever-fluid approach means that things remain fresh and fun and as the line-ups
change different combinations of talent and ideas, musical outlooks and past experience are jumbled together in new and
exciting ways to release one or two finely crafted songs twice a year.
THE GREAT DANE AND ME is a guitar driven, danceable Countryrock song, while a fiddle and a pedalsteel guitar deliver
some oldschool goodness, a perfect feature for Saturday night dance parties, where everybody will sing along and enjoy
themselves, while the band is rocking the bar, barn, backyard or radio.
Presenting a real-life story about a man trying to find the love of his life while his giant Great Dane dog keeps messing up
every single encounter, so he keeps waiting for the one who will eventually love both of them, man and Dane
GLOBAL TONES feat. NELSON COLTIt´s OK (S) GLOBAL TONES is the result of an international collaboration between people – singers, lyricists, sound engineers - from USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Nigeria and Austria. Head of the project is the Austrian composer, producer and musician Hannes Ortner.
The new EP Country Mood contains 5 new Country songs with different singers.
The first single “It’s Ok” with the Canadian singer Nelson Colt is a typical
uptempo Country song.
“Always late” is an uptempo song about people who are never punctual.
Everybody knows people that we sing about
“Never in my dreams” is an uptempo mix of Country feeling with pop elements.
“No man of mine” is a midtempo song about an unfulfilled love story
“Waiting for your train” is again an uptempo song
AWAVE (feat. K27)Fame (S) Awave har haft en stadig debut sedan han släppte sin första singel i maj ”All My Life” som rullat varmt på P3 Din Gata, sedan dess har han släppt ”Road” som ett mellansläpp och härnäst kommer ”Fame” som blir hans första feature-samarbete med ingen mindre än K27. Vårt fokus med Awave har varit att skapa igenkänning i den urbana svenska scenen, både hos en publik men också respekteras bland de andra som verkar i samma genre. Hittills har han skramlat ihop över 1 miljon streams och cirka en halv miljon visningar på YT
JUDY WELDENYou are there for me (S) You may have noticed that I've been releasing Gospel songs every other month. So for
October I'm releasing not only one of my own personal favorites, but one that many have
loved over the years, some telling me how much this song helped them with adverse situations in their life. This is possibly why YOU ARE THERE FOR ME stayed at #1 on the online Roots Gospel Chart for 18 weeks (4 1/2 months).
KRANTZPoor Dog Project (A) Musiken bygger på en folk/världsmusikalisk tradition. På den här inspelningen har Krantz haft fokus på sin resonatorgitarr till skillnad från hans tre tidigare plattor där han haft steelgitarren i centrum.
Krantz har lustfyllt byggt upp ett stort ljudlandskap i sinhemmastudio och det för tankarna till filmens värld med influenser av husgudarna Luiz Bonfa och Ennio Morricone. Du hittar vibbar från kubansk, irländsk och amerikansk folk och världsmusik.
"En del av kompositionerna är skrivna på hotellrum ute i Europa när jag varit ute på turnéer. Jag gillar att koncentrera mig på att komponera när jag är på resande fot. Olika miljöer och platser har alltid inspirerat mig, säger Richard Krantz som klassas av recensenterna och publiken som en av Sveriges främsta och mest egensinniga gitarrister.
Krantz har tre gästartister med på skivan: Louise Hoffsten på munspel och röst på fyra låtar, Robert Englund på trumpet på två låtar och Anders Olsson på trumset och perkussion på tre låtar.
Som grädde på moset medverkar fotbollssupportrarna i Kirkören i låten ”Underdogs”.
Richard Krantz är född och uppvuxen i Göteborg men bor numera i Stockholm. Han är en av Sveriges främsta pedal steelgitarrister med tre tidigare skivor i bagaget: SIBERIA, EUPHORIA samt OLD SCHOOL. På sin fjärde skiva har han nu bytt instrument och experimenterar in i nya klangvärldar med sin resonatorgitarr.
Guitarpeople’s Prize i klassen Up and Coming 2012 tilldelades den stilbildande kompositören och gitarristen Richard Krantz.
Motiveringen säger att Richard Krantz ”med sina stämningsfulla och unika kompositioner i smakfulla arrangemang tar gitarrmusiken in i nya sammanhang med sitt säregna instrumentala spel”
LOREENWalk with me (S) Knappt två år har gått sedan vi hörde något nytt med Loreen men nu är det dags. Under dessa två år har hon jobbat med några av musikbranschens främsta producenter i studios runt om i världen. Singeln”Walk With Me” är startskottet - mer musik kommer 2020.
"När jag fick frågan om att göra en tolkning av låten ”Walk With Me” till Ellos kampanj ”Made by Women” såg jag det som ett tillfälle att tala till den större massan. Det är ett varumärke som riktar sig till alla och utesluter ingen. Alla kvinnor har rätt till sin egen identitet och att uttrycka sig genom sin klädstil och kreativitet. Dessutom är låten skriven av en kvinna, Julia Jonas."
Att manifestera sitt eget uttryck är något som är signifikant för Loreen och hon har sedan förra släppet arbetat intensivt med detta, både musikaliskt och visuellt.
”…Att genom det kreativa försöka förebygga segregation, fördomar, rasism och rädsla är något som genomsyrar mitt skapande och är ett ständigt återkommande tema i min musik och mina visuella verk. Jag vill alltid spegla och stärka individen i sig själv så att den enklare kan agera ur empati och kärlek hellre än tvärtom.”, förklarar Loreen.
”Walk with me” är producerad av Loreen tillsammans med Samuel Starck
LYKANTROPIWild flowers (S) Från de mörka skogarna i Värmland, Sverige, bjuder folk-rockbandet Lykantropi in deras lyssnare till deras något melankoliska rock levererad av förtrollande kvinnliga och manliga röster i symbios som stärker den lykantropiska känslan som målas upp av fänglande melodier. Musiken är inspirerad av 70-talets rock som består av lika stor del av deras omfamning av naturen och deras krafter, mörk som ljus.
I dagens samhälle kan gamla folksägner tyckar tillhöra dåtidens svunna vanföreställningar. Med sina trollbindande riff och ljuva harmonier tar Lykantropi oss genom varulvsprocessen tillbaka till den tid då musiken fortfarande var i förvandling. Ljuv stämsång signerad The Mamas & The Papas varvas med elektriska gitarrer och flöjtslingor. En häxbrygd som kan jämföras med band såsom Jethro Tull, Coven och Blue Öyster Cult.
I en värld som kan kännas långt borta från den filmiska amerikanska västkusten med dess lekfullhet och total hänförelse är Lykantropi en oas i öknen. Här möts skogens mystik stäppernas dammiga vyer och ockultismens purpurfärgade rök tar dig från öst till väst omsvärmad av det skandinaviska vemodet.
Wild Flowers är den första singeln från bandets kritikerrosade album 'Spirituosa' som släpptes tidigare i år. Singeln bjuder in lyssnarna in i en förtrollande melodisk kärlekshistoria i ondskans tecken.
"Wild Flowers berättar en mörk men vacker kärlekshistoria, om hur stark kärlek kan vara oavsett tid och rum. En berättelse centrerad kring en kvinna som värnar om ett minne om sin älskade, som genom trolldom och magi återförenar de två älskade i Lucifers tecken." // Lykantropi.
Lykantropi bildades 2013 av sångaren och gitarristen Martin Östlund. 2017, bjöd bandet in sina lyssnare in i deras mystiska och vackra natur när de släppte sitt självbetitlade debutalbum (Lykantropi), innehållande deras första hitsingel 'Black Old Stone'. Debutalbumet möttes av stor glädje och har blivit kritikerrosat från jordens alla hörn. Albumet var inspelar live i studion och mastrats av Martin Konie Ehrencrona (The Oath, In Solitude, Dundertåget).
I maj 2019, släppte bandet sitt andra album 'Spirituosa' som höll samma anda som deras tidigare album och bandet lovordades över hela världen ännu en gång, bland annat från Sweden Rock Magazine och Aftonbladet för att nämna några. Albumet bär med sig de storslagna singlarna 'Wild Flowers' och 'Vestigia'.
GEORGE NOOKSYou´re all I need (S) Nooks started his musical career in the youth choir at his church, but his first recording professionally in 1974, he found success performing under the name Prince Mohamed, as a deejay on disco mix tracks for producer Joe Gibbs, notably on Dennis Brown's 1978 hit "Money in my Pocket", and "How Could I Leave", as well as "Light Up Your Spliff" for producer Prince Tony Robinson.
He moved on to work with other producers such as Alvin Ranglin and Bunny Riley. His first album, a joint effort with General Echo, People Are You Ready, was released on the United Artists subsidiary Ballistic in 1978. This was followed by African Roots, recorded the following year for producer Linval Thompson.
He had a hit in Jamaica with "Forty Legs Dread", and the increasing violence in Kingston prompted Nooks to record a version of Little Roy's "Tribal War", now singing rather than deejaying, and released under his real name, which he followed with a cover version of Errol Dunkley's "Darling Ooh".
Nooks would subsequently concentrate on his singing, releasing the Today album in 1981, although he reverted to Prince Mohamed in 1982 for an album with June Lodge. His singing gained comparisons with Dennis
Brown, who he would later pay tribute to with a double album of Brown covers
THE RHYTHM EXPRESS & THE MIGHTY MYSTICSBeat down Babylon (S) The final recording with the original line up.
The Mighty Mystics are a Canadian base vocal group from the Reggae capital of the world, Jamaica. Toronto has been their home since the late ’70s. Louis O’Conner (R.I.P. June 2019), Carlton Harrison (Simba), and Mr. Winston (Thinka Francis) are known throughout Canada and the bordering U.S cities as a top vocal group in all genres of song; with reggae in their hearts.
The Mystics are a strong advocate of conscious lyrical content and a real lover of “Lover’s Rock.” That determines the type of songs they play. The demand for their performances led them to share the stage with some of Jamaica’s legends, such as Third World, Delroy Wilson, Freddie McGregor, Maxi Priest, Frankie Paul, and one of Jamaica’s top singers, Mr. John Holt. Holt told them they remind him of the vocal group, The Paragons. Holt was a singer/songwriter with The Paragons of Kingston, Jamaica up until 1964.
The Mystics are also known for their ?ashy clothing styles as witnessed when they share the stage with US artists like the Manhattans, the Drifters, and Percy Sledge. The Mighty Mystics have decided to turn their attention to the recording studio once again. This time with Toronto’s Rhythm Express – Everton Paul, Bill King, Shane ‘Shaky J’ Forrest, Juno award Winner - Jesse ‘Dubmatix’ King – guest horns and Juno Award winner Alison Young and Chris Butcher of Heavyweights Brass Band.
A complete recording is in the works with covers of early rocksteady classics from artists such as Desmond Dekker and others. The first single ‘Beat Down Babylon’ pays homage to Junior Byles and Lee Perry and their influence over a generation of reggae lovers
JOHN ANDERSONGoldmine (A) To put it simply, John Anderson is one of the greatest country music singers to ever step up to the microphone, possessing one of the most instantly recognizable vocal instruments in the history of the genre.
On Anderson’s latest album Goldmine, released on his own Bayou Boys label, Anderson has completed a long overdue record of original songs—the award-winning songwriter wrote or co-wrote 12 of the album’s 13 tracks—that will bring joy to the hearts of some of the most devoted fans in country music. Goldmine is also a record that, given the current state of contemporary country, could, like latter day releases by Cash and Haggard before him, find a home amid lovers of authentic music of any genre. Though he would never compare himself to his heroes, the fact is, John Anderson is now the standard bearer for traditional country music, of the 100 Proof variety.
Raised in Apopka, Fla., Anderson was exposed to both rock and traditional country growing up and, as incendiary rock outfits like Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Lynyrd Skynyrd honed their chops around him, learned to love (and play) both types of music. But Anderson resisted the call of rock ‘n roll, electing rather to pursue his country music dreams. It was the traditional country ballads that lured him in and changed music history, songs like Porter Waggoner’s “Green, Green Grass of Home.”
“I loved those type of ballads,” Anderson says, “to the point I didn’t want to get away from it.”
Anderson moved to Nashville in 1972, working construction by day (including as a roofer at the Grand Ole Opry House) and playing the honky-tonks at night. He signed to Warner Bros. in 1977, notching his first major hit in 1980 with Billy Jo Shaver’s “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Someday).” Other hits, including the classic “Wild and Blue” in 1982, solidified his status as a powerful new voice in country music. “Swingin’,” written by Anderson and Lionel Delmore, blew the roof off a year later, exploding to No. 1 on the Billboard Country chart, propelling Anderson to the CMA Horizon Award, and becoming one of the most enduring hits in the country canon.
Anderson plowed through the ebbs and flows of country music—and the country music business—throughout the ‘80s, and in the early 1990s engineered one of the greatest “comeback” runs (he never really left) in the history of the genre. Seminole Wind, released on BNA, produced hit singles in “Straight Tequila Night,” “When It Comes to You,” “Money in the Bank,” and the stirring title cut. The latter would have never been released had Anderson not stuck to his guns, a familiar refrain throughout his career as the artist has wound his way through virtually all of Nashville’s major labels.
No such clashes occurred in creating Goldmine, an album cut with the artist in complete control. Produced by Anderson with longtime collaborator Joe Spivey, Goldmine is an artistic achievement, recorded the way the singer intended. “With Goldmine, I thought, first off, I’m going to take my songs into the studio and make a record like I think it oughta be made, without all those other influences,” he says. “I really don’t need a lot of help to make a John Anderson record, and this record pretty much proves that. In fact, I’m more pleased with the sound of this record than I have been in a long time.”
It’s easy to see why. Goldmine has generous helpings of everything John Anderson does well, and he does a lot of things very well. The record has it all: a swampy cautionary anthem in the crowd-rousing “Freedom Ain’t Free,” rollicking mid-tempos like the roadhouse boogie (and Merle Haggard-penned) “Magic Mama,” “I Work A Lot Better,” and the hook-laden title cut. Deeply moving ballads in the traditional country style in “Back Home,” and “I Will Cross O’er the River.” And an abundance of romance in the haunting “Happily Ever After,” and, in a contemplative tribute to fans, “You All Are Beautiful.”
Then there are the indefinable, compelling set pieces that only John Anderson could deliver. “Louisiana Son of a Beast,” with its swagger, swamp cats and wild hogs, is an exercise in backwoods mythology. “Holdin’ On” is a regret-drenched ballad in the vein of “I Just Came Home to Count the Memories.” The wistful “On and On and On…,” builds a panoramic musical soundscape. The chiming, transcendent “The Song the Mountain Sings,” written with Buddy Cannon, is nothing short of a masterpiece, inarguably of the same stature and gravitas of “Seminole Wind.” In fact, with memorable musical moments throughout, the songs on Goldmine stand just fine alongside the best work John Anderson has ever laid down. And that’s saying something.
Beyond the inspired vocals and ambitious songwriting (Anderson was inducted to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame on Oct. 5, 2014), the singer credits his handpicked studio musicians with the tasteful authenticity of Goldmine, which boasts a musicality light years from the over-produced bombast frequently found on contemporary country airwaves. “It’s all about knowing the right guys to call, and most all of the guys that played on this record are old friends, aside from being great musicians,” Anderson says, adding that he’s not too keen on having the studio players take their cues from demos or scratch vocals. Instead, Anderson plays the song live in the studio and let’s the pickers do what they do.
“For the most part, all my bigger records have been cut that way,” he explains. “I don’t want a fully-orchestrated demo trying to tell these guys what to do, all they get out of that is the interpretation of what some others guys have played. Why would you call your favorite players in the world and try to tell them to play like so-and-so played on the demo? I think that would be very foolish, myself. I want that record to be about that song. I play it just how I want it, and then me and Joe would figure out who would take the solos and the fills.”
G.T.How dare you (S) A week ago, Greta Thunberg (the teenaged leader of the climate revolution, she needs no further presentation) gave a speech to the world leaders at the opening of the UN Climate Summit in New York. The speech, where she relentlessly scolded the world's most powerful people for their lack of action facing the climate crisis, quickly became a classic and, along with Martin Luther King's epoch-making speech, "I have a dream", is placed among the most influential and important speeches in the history of modern humanity.
Shortly thereafter, a music video was released on youtube where the Death Metal phenomenon G.T, also known as John Mollusk, the drummer of New York thrash metal band Suaka, converted the speech into a death metal song where he himself growls along with Greta. The clip went viral and has already been viewed over 4 million times.
All the record company's profits from the release will go straight to the environmental rights activist group Greenpeace. With the single release, Despotz Records launches a campaign under the hashtag #GREENMETAL where they urge the metal fans worldwide to mobilize and take part in the environmental movement together and to create history making the death metal song ’How Dare You’ enter the billboard top 10 charts!
"When I saw her speech, I was very impressed by her passion and outrage, and the words she chose just evoked the darkness of the metal music I love: Entombed, Gojira, At the Gates, Sepultura", said Molusk (G.T) to the Rolling Stone Magazine about making the song. He hopes people don't think he's trying to make fun of her with the video and that he agrees with her message. My personal stance is that individuals need to do their part to strive to conserve and preserve our environment", says G.T
Greta herself approved the metal make-over of her speech by tweeting "I have moved on from this climate thing… From now on I will be doing death metal only !!"
One action does not need to exclude the other, because now the track ’How Dare You’ is released as a single in collaboration with the Swedish independent hard rock label Despotz Records.
”Greta says it better than neither we on this label nor any other adult so far has been able to say it, so one of the best things we can do is to use our platform for spreading her own words. We stand united with her in her quest and are grateful for a chance to contribute in any way!” says Despotz Records and ads "To be fair, Greta embodies rock music in its full meaning. She is uncompromising, tough as hell and doesn't give a shit about what people think of her. She is not afraid to tell you about the scariest things imaginable without beautifying it a bit, and that is what metal is about."
THE CHRIS WHITE EXPERIENCEVolume 2 (A) In March of this year (2019) The Zombies (Chris White) inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame* in a British invasion alongside Radiohead and The Cure.
On stage with Rod Argent, Hugh Grundy and Colin Blunstone was Chris White; the man who co-produced and wrote more than half of the seminal Odessey & Oracle album, who composed (the now standard) This Will Be Our Year and who penned and co-produced the worldwide hit Hold Your Head Up for Argent.
His acceptance speech from the night, widely quoted in Rolling Stone, beautifully summarised the golden age of recording: “Music and songs are the bookmarks in all our lives, it’s the language that binds us all together”. The Chris White Experience is an incredible collection of unreleased recordings from the last 50 years
SONNY MORGAN: Spend it with you Sonny Morgan was born and raised in Texas. From the early days of Sonny?s childhood, he was a Music lover. From the time he was able, he sang in his Church?s choir and played the Trumpet all the way through High School. His other passion was the Automobile business.
Throughout the years he became extremely successful in the auto business. Just a few years ago, one of Sonny?s Celebrity Clients, George Strait challenged him to pursue his passion of singing.
That suggestion from the King Of Country Music resulted in ?Its a Beautiful World?, Sonny?s debut project. ISRC: TCAED1910489, from the Album: IT'S A BEAUTIFUL WORLD
JAMES COOK: Wake the dead (radio edit) Recorded in Ft Worth, TX at Fort Worth Sound, ?Tall Tales of a Brown Buffalo? was produced by Bart Rose and features ten original songs all written by Cook. ?Trying to grow with every album means aiming for new ideas,? says Cook. ?The previous project was peaceful and organic, so I wanted to create an album that had an energetic ?live? feel. Meeting so many musicians on the road and working at Fort Worth Sound meant having talented artists to use. Bart [Rose] is very keen on tone and overall sound. He did a magnificent job helping me bring these songs to life ISRC: US276189235, from the Album: TALL TALES OF A BROWN BUFFALO
HAYDEN BAKER: How many beers Texas native, Hayden Baker, has gone from posting cover songs and ?how- to? guitar tutorials on YouTube to opening for some of country music?s biggest stars in the span of just a few short years. In May of 2016, he caught the attention of Brad Paisley, who complimented Hayden?s performance of his song, ?Without a Fight,? on Twitter. Then again in
2018 Brad posted a video of Hayden on his own Instagram praising him for his performance of Brad's song "Bucked Off." He credits watching Brad at the Houston Rodeo as a defining moment in his desire to become a performer himself. In December of 2018, Hayden released his first album entitled Born In The Wrong Generation. He has received praise for both his guitar playing and songwriting skills from many industry giants; including Ronnie Dunn, Clay Walker and?his guitar hero?Brad Paisley. As Clay put it, ?You have to be born with the gift of songwriting to be successful. This kid was born with it!? ISRC: TCAEK1950383, from the Album: BORN IN THE WRONG GENERATION
CADE FOEHNER: Baby, let´s do this Cade Foehner is a 23-year old born and raised in Shelbyville, TX. He recently gained national exposure on American Idol, becoming known for his gritty, soulful voice and unparalleled guitar skills.
Out of 200,000, Cade made Top 5 on American Idol. His single, ?Breathe Out? [Hollywood Records], topped at #4 on the rock charts. He recently completed a 15 state tour and has performed large venues such as The Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN), Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA), and the Guitar Festival (Fort Worth, TX), just to name a few. He also joined the Chris Lane tour with Gabby Barrett.
When Cade is not performing, he is leading praise and worship at his local church that his family has attended for 6 generations. He will continue to tour, write and record his music while spreading the love of Jesus. ISRC: QZJJY1900002, from the Album: BABY LET'S DO THIS
ALIANA: Ameri-Can Aliana is a young singer, who recently added song writing to her resume. With a strong belief that music brings people together she looks forward to the upcoming release of her first EP. Leading off with the September 2019 release of her first single Ameri-Can, celebrating her country, hard work, and dreams worth believing in.
As she says in her upcoming song Common Ground ?Pop, Rock, Country it doesn?t matter how it sounds. Music is the Common Ground.? She truly believes these words.
Aliana?s country performing experience started with ?Point of Light? a classic Randy Travis song. Her love of traditional country music has continued from there, influencing her style to become a mix of traditional and modern country music.
Using music to help people has always been her goal. Whether its singing in local churches, Branson, Nashville, or Carnegie Hall; the goal is the same, deliver the message of the music. She is so thankful for all the help along the way on this journey. ISRC: QZJFD1990001
BRYCE A DICUS: Left me behind Bryce Dicus is an Oklahoma boy making his way into the Texas music scene. When Bryce was just 13, his grandfather bought him his first guitar and Bryce has been in love with music ever since. Bryce started playing for church and now has played on stages such as, the legendary Cain's Ballroom and Cheatham Street Warehouse. Heavily influenced by the likes of Cody Johnson, James Lann, Haggard and Akins: Bryce has developed a sound suited for Texas Red Dirt with the soul of 90's classic country. From the Album: BRYCE A. DICUS & THE MERCENARIES
LYLE PARMAN: I think God was a cowboy too Raised on the outlaw era of Waylon, Willie, and Hank, and vocals rasped by years of smoke filled honkytonks paint the picture of where this artist began and why he has stayed on the road.
Lyle Parman has been busy musically since 1987. Lyle has racked up thousands of frequent flier miles thanks to a rigorous schedule. Crowded stadiums, Ryman Auditorium, Fan Fair, Talladega Speedway, and The Grand Ole Opry are just a few of the iconic venues that Lyle has performed at in the past few years. He also gained national exposure playing on CMT, GAC, the CBS Evening News, The Today Show, CNN, Fox News, and on many other media outlets during his run.
?I'm satisfied with what I have accomplished in country music. I have played some of the biggest stages they have to offer and made lots of good friends along the way. I'll always welcome the crowd that's stood by us all these years, we?re heading in a new direction now, musically, and I?m excited to see where the road goes from here. ISRC: ushm81972359
DALE PHILLIPS: One hot wonder Dale Phillips is a singer/songwriter who is restarting his solo career after 3 decades of performing with Mundo Earwood. Dale and his brother Rocky started the Southern Comfort band in Houston in 1975. They joined forces with Mundo in 1982. After the deaths of Rocky and Mundo, Dale was the "last man standing". After taking a few years off, he is now fulfilling the promise he made to both of them to "continue living the dream". ISRC: US-58H-19-09001
ZACH COFFEY: Over ain´t over The third single to come off of Zach Coffey's EP, Genesis. This smooth, soulful EP is a true display of who Zach is as an artist.
Zach has had several high-charting songs such as I Love You Anyway, Love Will Lead Me Back To You, and his singles from Genesis, Wildfire and Nobody Frames Bad Days. ISRC: US2761892074, from the Album: GENESIS
PRESLEY PHILLIPS: Leave a scar Leave a Scar is Presley Phillips 4th single to be released. This song is for anyone anywhere who is going through a heartbreak. This song is one that everyone can relate to and really pulls on your heartstrings. Phillips proved with her first single she released "Love and Bad Habits" that she knows how to write a sad song, and "Leave a Scar" is another tune that will really capture her listeners attention. ISRC: US2761993154
CLAY HOLLIS: Strait to Jones "Strait to Jones" will have your listeners kicking off their boots and sock dancing on their hardwood floors to this song which pays homage to some of our favorites that radio made into mega hits. Song on repeat, max volume for this one!
Clay's 6 song self titled debut EP is full of hits. Two of Clay's singles, "Look Who's Hurting Now" and "Can't Let A Good Thing Get Away" went Top 10 on the Texas Charts, while "Hard Headed Heart" peaked at #12. Not many artists have this level of success straight out of the gate. Clay is currently working on his follow up album due out in 2020. ISRC: US6W31700188, from the CD: CLAY HOLLIS
SEASON AMMONS: Neon side of town Record label: Cobalt Blue Records. Season is an artist that can cover all genres...but in this title track from her "Neon Side Of Town" album she brings it all right back to her country roots. Singing about the true struggles of the working folks and of life in general, Season wraps us in the powerful lyrics and the smokey feel of our own one night escapes. Forty hour weeks, bills are due, heart is broke, but let's head to that "Neon Side Of Town" to just get away for the night, forgetting those troubles and shooting that whiskey down. ISRC: QZ7RQ1800015, from the Album: NEON SIDE OF TOWN
KENDALL SHAFFER: Honky tonkin´ (whoever said it was easy) Anyone can put a cowboy hat on -- and if you love country music enough to do it, then
God bless ya. But it?s another thing to exude country from every fiber of your being, from the blood in your veins to the dirt under your fingernails. When you listen to Kendall Shaffer, the difference can?t be ignored. His 2018 EP The Traditional Revival opens with a sample of Ed Bruce?s 1976 classic ?Mammas Don?t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.? Clearly, the sample seems to declare, you?re about to listen to the work of an artist who appreciates a vintage country sound.
But When Kendall and his band kick in with ?Honky Tonkin? (Whoever Said It Was Easy),?
it becomes strikingly apparent that he isn?t stuck on getting to the heart and soul of country by trying to make his music sound like it was made half a century ago. That?s because he doesn?t have to put on airs. Kendall?s songs sparkle with a decidedly modern edge and yet they still manage to cut through the homogenization. ISRC: ushm81907536, from the Album: THE TRADITIONAL REVIVAL
MAX FLINN: God´s been laughin´ at me Max Flinn is taking full advantage of new opportunities. Through commitment and a strong work ethic, he recently signed a publishing deal in Nashville, TN and has extended his touring reach by performing in out of state markets. He is excited about the demand for Texas music from coast to coast.
?God?s Been Laughin? at Me? is relatable to anyone who?s tried to control life?s uncontrollable circumstances. Max was the last to believe he could make a living playing music and be married to the girl of his dreams. ?When I let go and let God have control, it makes life easier and I always end up right where I?m supposed to be?, says Max. ISRC: USHM91910311
SCOTTY ALEXANDER: Go away The Best "EX" Song you will ever sing along to! The 'follow-up' single to "My First Beer". Written and produced by Scotty Alexander. ISRC: TCAEJ1963960, from the Album: SCOTTY ALEXANDER
BRANDON RHYDER: I felt good today For over a decade, singer-songwriter and musician Brandon Rhyder has been living the high life as one of the most celebrated music artists to come out of Texas. Widely exalted for his exquisite ability to couple gorgeous melodies with superb storytelling and deeply admired for his signature songbird vocal style, Rhyder is an artist?s artist. His resume boasts 18 years of highly praised albums, a rigorous tour schedule of 175 plus dates a year and the privilege of working with top-notch songwriters like Liz Rhodes, Keith Gattis, Lori McKenna and Radney Foster to name a few. Born and raised in Carthage, Texas, Rhyder grew up singing in church, where his voice, even then, stood out. In college he discovered the guitar and began writing songs. He moved to Austin in 1999, quickly becoming part of the Red Dirt scene. ISRC: US2761993106, from the Album: LIVE AT MAIN STREET CROSSING
DREW MORELAND: You call it Texas, I call it home Born on January 12th, 1984 in San Antonio, TX, Drew Moreland was raised in a city with many converging cultures. Despite growing up in what is now the 7th largest city in the United States, Drew's life was grounded by his parents who both came from a small farming community. From an early age, he enjoyed listening to music and playing it came naturally. Drew currently resides in Marion, TX
Drew's self titled debut album was recorded in the single-wide trailer where he lives in Marion, TX. This project has a darker/ grittier tone and covers some more serious subject matter than previously released singles. The writing process for the songs on this album was mixed, mostly co-written with Garland Lee Wenner and Matthew Parker. But, also includes material that Drew wrote while spending time on the road alone (Road Stone, Prayer of an Outlaw & North Wind).
Drew Moreland tours with his band, The Neon Hustle, and also as a solo acoustic act ISRC: TCADT1815306, from the Album: DREW MORELAND
KATY McKENZIE: Advise I didn´t take Katy Mckenzie is subtly audacious with a voice that takes you down an old country road. Growing up in Castroville TX she began writing her own lyrics when she was 13 years old which led her to teach herself guitar and play open mics by the age of 15. She now lives in San Antonio and plays regularly in and around the area. "Advice I Didn?t Take" is the first release from her upcoming EP "Cowgirls Like Us". The song has a simple premise that is both truthful and relatable about advice we all give but just don?t seem to take! Her honest wit and sassy good humored lyrics make this bright two-step and cheerful melody unforgettable. Full of clever quips, Katy doles out advice she says everyone has either given or received and jokes that this song can serve as a recipe for people to make it in life. So take some good advice and give Katy's new single a listen! From the Album: COWGIRLS LIKE US
KEVIN FORREST CLARK: Five foot feisty Kevin Forrest Clark is a native Texan, splitting time in California. His style is mostly country rock, with some blues and funk on the side.
Kevin's first single, "Dance With the One That Brought You", appears on the TCMA compilation album "Best Texas Country Picks, Vol. 2". To follow that ballad is "Five Foot Feisty", an energetic tune that gets folks moving! ISRC: TCADH1778788, from the CD: THE SINGLES
BRET MULLINS: Home sweet Texas Carefree blonde hair tucked under a Stetson hat, an old guitar, and an easy grin are key elements of singer Bret Mullins? signature look. David Ryan, host of the podcast ?Southbound I-35,? nailed it when he described Bret?s sound as ?a very strong, distinctive voice but with a certain familiarity.? San Antonio awarded Bret with the title ?Best Country Band? in 2016. The 6?-3? singer just released his first single, ?Home Sweet Texas? from his upcoming 3rd album.The steady rise in popularity and the full dancehall concerts seem to say that Bret Mullins is just getting started and that the country music scene can expect a whole lot more in the future ISRC: ushm81995077, from the Album: YOU'RE WHY GOD MADE ME
JON STORK: Facts and lies The grass seems a little greener on the other side most of the time, until you get there. If you know someone or have been there yourself, the song is going to resinate. "Facts and Lies" catches the essence, in a subject most prefer to dance around. A tune with the energy and story to match, will make you think and bring you in for a second listen.
Hitting the pavement a little harder, along with pen to paper, ?In Your Radio? was released in May of 2017. With even less time, Stork came out of the gate strong with his first single, ?Rodeo Blues?, in December 2017. Getting his band and sound right for the next ten months is what he did. Playing all over Texas and some outside of the state, the words began to spread. In October of 2018 the second radio single hit the charts, as ?One Night Stand? began to grab the attention of people from all over. Today, the culmination of stories (turned song) have resulted in something people are going to have to listen to, twice. ISRC: US2761993138
CHLOE STYLERPatient heart (S) “Patient Heart” is the follow up to the wildly successful, “When Your Light Burns”. It was co-written by Chloe and two of her best friends & fellow musicians – Jenny Mitchell and George Goodfellow - while at a song writing retreat on a secluded sheep station in rural NSW.
Chloe explains that a Patient Heart is one that waits for it’s other half to find its way home. The song plays on the idea that the heart is reaching the end of its tether and is holding out for an answer, but is cut short before we find out.
Chloe hopes that the song resonates with the other Patient Heart’s out there and follows the same path as her last single.
BRODER HENRIK RAPP feat. PETER MORÉNÖverallt (S) Den 18 oktober släpper Broder Henrik Rapp nya albumet "Idioter lär oss och vi lär varann".
Just nu är han aktuell med ny singel inför albumsläppet: "Överallt" tillsammans med Peter Morén (Peter Bjorn and John).
Överallt och kommande albumet är inspelat i Durango Studios med kultgitarristen Ola Gustafsson som producent och mångfacetterade trumslagaren Andreas Dahlbäck som inspelningstekniker.
roder Henrik Rapp albumdebuterade i fjol med kritikerrosade "Är vi underhållna nu?". I våras vann han "Årets Nykomling" på Dalecarlia Awards och under sommaren har Broder Henrik Rapp spelat på festivaler som Peace & Love, Putte i Parken, Way Out West (Gaffavagnen), Luleå Hamnfestival och Live at Heart.
I höst och vinter väntar fler spelningar.
"Överallt är en sann historia om en person som blev sviken av det samhälle han hela livet kämpat för. Det är en kampsång för alla där ute som lever i ett utanförskap och som är för små för att få plats. När åsikten är att alkoholism är självvalt, då står fördomen i paritet med de bruna skjortornas fördomar. En fördom är något som finns överallt, och så länge den finns kommer priviligierade personer i höga positioner använda sig av den, och krossa människor med den. En fördom är ingen fakta, men när tillräckligt många människor bär den, så tenderar den att bli det. Den har dödat förut och den kommer göra det igen" - Broder Henrik Rapp
Datum: 2019-09-30 Label: Valley Music Dalapop  www.broderhenrikrapp.se ISRC: SE5S61903701 Releasedatum: 2019-09-13
ERIKA JONSSONSomeone Blue (S) Nu på fredag den 4 oktober släpper vår coolaste och mest framgångsrikaste kvinnliga countryartist Erika Jonsson Sverige haft på mycket länge sitt nya album "I Don´t Give a Damn". Digitalt på SPOTIFY, fysiskt på GINZA på sin egna label Dixie Records! Men redan idag får ni hennes purfärska singel "Someone Blue".
De finns ett fåtal biljetter kvar till Erikas releaseparty i Gävle till nu på fredag den 4/10. Så in på hennes Facebook och boka din plats. Biljetter finns på www.tickster.se
KEL-ANNE BRANDTLet music give you wings (S) This beautifully uplifting new song was co-written by the very talented Drew McAlister and Kel-Anne Brandt.
“We wrote this song quite a few years ago with my daughter in mind. At the time she was looking for Mr Right. She had been on a roller coaster ride of relationships and was beginning to think that she would never find the right one. She is a beautiful girl & a beautiful singer and she has always loved music so much and because of this I went to Drew & asked him to help me write this song for her, to remind her that no matter what, she had an inner strength & Music would always be there to help lift her up & so would I. Drew is an amazing songwriter, this is the 2nd song that I have written with him, he is so easy to work with. May Music always give you Wings.” Kel-Anne x
Kel-Anne’s album ‘Let Music Give You Wings’ covers many genres. It is a collection of truly classic songs, that are treated with the utmost respect that they deserve, with a few handpicked newbies in the mix
B. JEFF & PATRICIA STONE: Swingin´ doorsy A classic Merle Haggard song; “I got swingin’ doors, a jukebox & a barstool an’ I’m always here at home ’til closin’ time.”
DENNIS BLAIR: A long way down rom the upcoming album, “Music From Big Brick”
A very timely song with so much heart and soul... typical of this singer / songwriter
SHELLY JONES BAND: What she needs turing the significance of what a woman needs, rather than what she thinks she wants
DAN DRILLING: Work for peanuts much humor and so much truth; a song for the working man... shades of Ray Stevens
STEVEN CRAIG: Bridges burned ey passed that point of no return, and there’s nothing left to do when love is gone!
ROBIN GABLE: If your phone don´t ring lbum: Songs From A Pissed O
Woman and other love songs.
This versatile artist can make you cry with a ballad or make you smile with a song like this
BRYAN CHALKER: Cool water n in Canada, Nolan wrote it as a poem in Tucson, AZ; put melody to it later, as a member
of the Sons Of The Pioneers, who were the first to record it in 1940; later recorded by many!
MITCH SNOW: Twice in a lifetime Sometimes love is sweeter the second time around; a tear jerker with a happy ending
MICK BARTON: Tarzan & Jane Tongue in cheek song about
Tarzan & Jane in the jungle, who finally learned about “jungle love” from monkeys & ape
LUANNE HUNT: Truckstops & honkytonks lbum: Backroads, Bottles & Blues
The life of a performing artist is tough... but oh, so rewarding!
TODD BARROW: Hell and back e can call him a loser for turning her down, but he ain’t never goin’ to hell & back again!
DENNIS BLAIR: I miss George Jones ES (3.28)
/ BMI / US
Writer: Dennis Blair & John Durkin / From the upcoming album, “Music From Big Brick”
The world and country music are changing, but he must confess he misses George Jones.
WILLIAM RAY: Counting heartaches ms like everybody is counting something of value; but he’s just countin’ heartaches.
BETTY OVERSTREET: Get down on your knees & pray Gospel song with a message: “all will be forgiven if you get down on your knees an’ pray!”
KAREN EDEN & TERRY GORKA: When love comes around Lively & emotional rocker that says, “it’s nothin’ but trouble when love comes around”.
GLENN ERICKSON & JACKIE ZIMMER: Somewhere out there My granddaughter and I recorded this song when she was 13 years old; now a young lady
DON HAGGART: Cabin in the country nstrumentalist and producer, with an easy listening
bluegrass sound by this new to Diamondback singer/songwriter... straight from Canada
GLENN ERICKSON: I don´t know you anymore "If you’re someone who once loved me, I can’t believe how much you’ve changed."
LYNXUsed to that (S) New single from the Danish multi award nominated DJ and producer Lynx After some club oriented releases and a performance at this years Distortion Festival in Denmark, Lynx is back with a catchy pop tune!
The new single ‘Used To That’ is all about meeting a new girl, as you remember it from your teenage years. It’s about the feeling you get in the beginning where you just fly on pink clouds, talk for hours, get to know each other and getting used to it.
The song ‘Used To That’ is written in collaboration with a team of Dutch songwriters and co-produced by the Danish songwriter and producer Martin Winther
GALANTISHoly water (S) Ny singel från producent-duon Galantis som släpps tillsammans med en video, och är del i kampanjen mot det nya albumet som beräknas komma i februari 2020.
De fortsätter att giga och har framåt en stor turné i USA där de bl.a spelar på Wynn Las Vegas residency, Ultra Spring Awakening, Shaky Beats & Global Dance Festival. Galantis har 32 guldskivor i 16 olika länder och 42 Platinaskivor i 18 länder i bakfickan
BASSHUNTERHome (S) This song was written in Dubai at probably the number one songwriting camp in the world, and it is just a good feeling song that I feel will be loved by my fans. This song will be pushed among deejays and radios worldwide and there is a video coming out with it
JOHN LUNDVIKOne night in Bangkok (S) After winning Melodifestivalen & placing #5 in the Eurovision song contest John returns with a new song. It was written at a song writing camp in Bangkok a few months ago. The song has a double meaning. The writing team & John fell in love with the city & wanted to write a tribute song about it. It's also about an old love that one of the writers had in Bangkok a few years ago
BLACK MOOSE, EINAR & DANNY SAUCEDOTänker på mig (S) ”Tänker på mig” skrevs av Danny redan 2016 men fick sitt beat av Black Moose som är en av landets mest bokade urban-DJs med ca 300 gigs under förra året. Tillsammans kommer de framföra låten live på Idol´s första fredagsfinal på releasedagen
PAULO LONDRA (feat. A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE)Party (S) Paulo har haft ett spännande år minst sagt, han är en av Argentinas största rappare och har rönt massor av framgångar i hemlandet, hans senaste album “Homerun” har streamats över 1,2 miljarder gånger. Han var även en del av Ed Sheerans No6 album på låten “Nothing On You” och blev nominerad till The Best New Artist i Latin AMA’s. ”Party” är Warners globala Track of the Week
CASPER THE GHOSTLet me know (S) After releasing "Flipside" CTG is returning with new single "Let Me Know", a song that’s relatable to anyone who’s been in a relationship where you’re not sure about where things are heading. The track shows an emotional side of Casper The Ghost & follows their previous sound-image. This Summer has seen a lot of live shows for the duo growing their loyal fanbase even bigger. This single will be supported with digital marketing and a video that’s different and quite cinematic, stay tuned
SVEN-INGVARSÄn finns tid att förlåta (S) Ny singel från kommande albumet ”Ingenting är som förut, allt är som vanligt”
Den nya singeln från Sven Ingvars, ”Än finns tid att förlåta", är en nyinspelning av ett gömt guldkorn som bandet i sin originalupplaga spelade in 1978 på LP-skivan ”Vykort från Sven Ingvars.” Den gången stod Sven-Erik Magnusson för sången. I dag är det sonen Oscar Magnusson som finns vid mikrofonen.
Oscar berättar: ”Jag frågade mig; vad finns det för glömda låtar i katalogen? ”Än finns tid att förlåta” var den första låten jag tänkte på, den som satte igång arbetet med plattan. Textens innebörd och pappas fina tonsättning gav oss möjlighet att uttrycka vår saknad, kärlek och glädje i det vi gör”.
Låten är ett av spåren på det nya, snart aktuella albumet ”Ingenting är som förut, allt är som vanligt”, och är Sven Ingvars första studioalbum på nästan 20 år! Albumet verkar i gränslandet mellan "det som var" och ”det som är” och innehåller en mix av nyskrivet material och nya tolkningar av egna låtar.
”Än finns tid att förlåta” komponerades av Sven-Erik Magnusson. För texten står Ingela ”Pling” Forsman, en av landets mest meriterade textförfattare i pop/schlager-sammanhang, och snart aktuell som mottagare av branschorganisationen Musikförläggarnas hederspris
ZIKAILiquor kisses (S) P3 selected her as the Artist of the Future earlier this year and Zikai has during this Summer performed at several night clubs, We Are Stockholm and the well-attended Way Out Warner party. The new song is about love, but not between two people, it’s about the love to oneself “With Liquor Kisses, I showcase a new side of myself. Previously, I’ve written about love with another person, while Liquor Kisses represents the love for myself, my own needs and my independence, says Zikai
GEORGIANever let you go (S) Georgia announces new album Seeking Thrills - Shares new track "Never Let You Go"
Domino are extremely proud to present Seeking Thrills, the new LP from Georgia, due for release on January 10th 2020.
The new single, "Never Let You Go" exemplifies Georgia's trademark unfiltered lyrical sweetness with acidic production fused with a house-influenced driving beat. The accompanying video was shot and directed by Joseph Connor in Jordan.
"Never Let You Go" and the announcement of Seeking Thrills comes after a hugely successful 2019 for Georgia. Both of her singles, "Started Out" and "About Work The Dancefloor" hit Radio 1's A playlist, and propelled Georgia to headline shows across the globe, including dates in Europe, Latin America, the US, Australia, plus a goosebump-inducing one-woman-band set on Glastonbury's Park Stage.
The new LP, Seeking Thrills is a sharply paced and fascinating album, packed with injections of lightness and fun, pared with rich, bubbling melodies that makes listening to it an experience that takes you into the party, through electro-pop into R&B, and back again. Feminine without being saccharine, her deep, brooding reflections carry us through euphoria, heartache and melancholy but always with the memory of the good times. Georgia is reminding you of the altitude of your last real thrill, and when we turn the record on, we're there again, aching for more.
Heavily inspired by Chicago House and Detroit Techno of the early 80s, Seeking Thrills fuses analogue club sounds with solid pop songwriting and showcases Georgia's lifelong love affair with the drums
JESSICA FALKHär med Dig (S) Den 27 september släpper Jessica Falk sin första svenska låt - Här Med Dig. Den nya singeln är mer poppig än vad vi är vana att höra Jessica Falk. Låten är producerad av Dan Sundqvist, flerfaldigt prisbelönad producent som toppat flera av våra spellistor.
Jessica Falk är artist, låtskrivare och föreläsare. Hennes musik har fram till nu varit en blandning av country och pop. Hennes musikaliska passion har tagit henne till Nashville där hon har skapar och spelat in sin musik tillsammans med några av världens bästa musiker. Hon har jobbat med musiker och producenter som Charlie McCoy (Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash), Scott Baggett (Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss och Buddy Guy), Pat Buchanan (Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Billy Ray Cyrus) och Chad Cromwell (Neil Young, Mark Knopfler, Diana Krall).
Jessica är också Hjärnskadeförbundet Hjärnkrafts ambassadör där hon vill hon sprida kunskap om milda hjärnskador som hjärnskakning och vilka konsekvenser det är. Hon skrev låten Make A Change med Nashville baserade låtskrivaren Jenn Bostic och spelade in en duett tillsammans med sin dotter Rocky till förmån för Hjänskadefonden. Hösten 2018 gav sig Jessica tillsammans med sin dotter ut på en USA turné där de besökte 6 städer. Make A Change spelas för fullt på radiostationerna i USA.
Jessica är utbildad musikpedagog och har jobbat med musik i hela sitt liv, bland annat som musikterapeut med stroke patienter under åtta år. Hon turnerar runt i Sverige med sin inspirationsföreläsning ”Just Do It” där man får följa Jessicas resa från livets botten till Nashville. För det var på livets botten någonstans där som hon började skriva egen musik. Hon befann sig vid ett vägskäl efter att ha gått igenom tung förlust och stor sorg. Hon började skriva musik för att hon vill inspirera andra att just orka lite till.
”Min förhoppning är att människor kommer att känna hopp och bli glad när de lyssnar på låten. Jag hoppas att människor kommer att känna igen sig och kommer att dansa och nynna med. Det finns inget vackrare än att gå tillsammans genom mörker till ljus”, säger Jessica
LYDIA LUCELike you do (with Lockeland Strings) (S) My first full length record Azalea came out a year ago this month! I am so grateful to everyone who has supported the record this past year. Thanks for coming to the shows and listening to the songs! I am still very proud of what we created with this project. I loved watching these songs come to life in the studio and I am really looking forward to recording some new songs soon. Thanks for the continual support and love! Could not do any of this with out this community!
To celebrate the one year anniversary, I wanted to send you a new recording of "Like You Do (Live)," recorded with my side project Lockeland Strings. We recorded this at Southern Ground in front of a live audience! These string players are incredibly talented musicians and I always feel lucky to play with them. On violin you’ll hear Alicia Enstrom and Kristin Weber, playing viola is Michael Lucarelli, the cello player is Austin Hoke and upright bass is Michael Rinne. Hope you enjoy!
LOVE FAME TRAGEDYPills (S) Matthew "Murph" Murphy - till vardags gitarrist och sångare i The Wombats - har haft bråda dagar de senaste veckorna, med festivalspelningar för The Wombats och utsålda konserter med sidoprojektet Love Fame Tragedy.
Första singeln ”My Cheating Heart” släpptes under sensommaren o nu har EP´n "I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I'm Really Good At It" releasats (25 september), inspelad i London och Los Angeles o innehåller en rad intressanta samarbeten. Här finns bl a Joey Santiago från Pixies, Gus Unger-Hamilton från Alt-J, modellen och sångerskan Maddi Jean Waterhouse och Matt Chamberlain, tidigare trummis i Soundgarden och Pearl Jam. En världsturné väntar också runt hörnet
Datum: 2019-09-26 Label: AWAL Recordings  ISRC: UK8E21901302 Releasedatum:
D´SOUNDBad words (S) D'Sound has just released their 8th studio album "Unicorn", and The Unicorn Tour is well underway. "Bad Words" is their brand new single from the album. This is the first album they have written and recorded with the new vocalist, Miram Omdal. The entire album is a tribute to being different, and to people who don't necessarily follow the status quo. According to drummer, songwriter, and producer Kim Ofstad: "It's a tribute to diversity". Watch the mini documentary about D'Sound and their new album "Unicorn"
HENRIK HÖVENWhat did you do (S) New single from the multitalented Norwegian artist and songwriter Henrik Høven's forthcoming debut EP
Friday 11th October Henrik Høven releases his new single and video, "What Did You Do". The single is taken from the 19 year old's upcoming five track debut EP "ALLSTAR" due for release Friday 8th November. The multitalented artist, songwriter, dancer and actor from Oslo, has developed his career since he released his first single as 15. Henrik never actually became an artist, he kind of always just was one. This spring he was also part of the cast in Norwegian NRK P3's second season of the series "Blank", their follow up to the international tv success "Skam"
THE VOWJulia (S) The Vow was formed in September 1989 around singer / songwriter Graham Trust. Previously members of Liverpool post punk 3 piece No Exit, Trust and lead guitarist Martyn Gilbert were joined on drums by Tony Potter, on bass guitar by Paul O’Brien and on vocals by Jacqui Lancaster. The Vow gave themselves 2 years to secure a record deal. By autumn 1990, it was decided a change of direction was required and a more raunchy, rockier style was adopted. Lancaster and O’Brien left the group and Nick Reynolds was drafted in on bass guitar. By Autumn 1991, having received only luke warm record company interest, The Vow had run its intended 2 year course and duly disbanded.
Motivated by the death of his organist / choirmaster father, Eric , and after a 13 year hiatus, Graham began writing once more in 2006. From this point onwards, his lyrics focused on themes of infinity, the transcendental and the fey. By the Summer of 2008, he’d written enough songs to fill an album, which had been intended to be a solo acoustic effort. However, when recording commenced in August 2008 at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool, he had been joined once again on lead guitar by Martyn Gilbert. Tony Potter flew in from his home in the United Arab Emirates to lay down drums on 12 tracks in a 2 day session in March 2009. Guy Davies played keyboards and co-produced, with Andy Strange, the band’s first commercial release in 2011 – the classic Spacedust EP. Thereafter, the 3 founding members continued with the album project. Mike Smith was drafted in on keyboards, and The Vow’s first album ‘For a Dreamer‘, was finally released in March 2012. It’s opening track “A Walk in the Sunshine” was selected as the single.
2013’s “Bluer Than You” consisted of several tracks not considered appropriate for their occasionally melancholic debut album. Here, there are re-workings of old Vow rockers like “Free the World” and bright, catchy ditties like “Someone to Talk To“. Amongst the new songs was the single “Falling Stars“.
“You Are?“, released in 2014, consists of newly re-recorded old Vow songs (I’m Over You, Flunky and Coal Fire) and new material, including the title track – “You Are“.
Their 2015 album “Ghost Writer” consists mainly of old Vow and old solo Graham Trust recordings from the ’80s and ’90s, all greatly enhanced for the 21st century. The only brand new song, “Ghost Writer” (about a romantic liaison with a dead Victorian authoress) was chosen as the single.
2017 saw the release of a new single “I am immortal” / “Je suis immortel” which is a tribute to the deceased French racing driver Jules Bianchi. The Grammy award winning producer Ken Lewis was involved with this one. The track appears on the compilation album “Free the World“.
During 2018 two more new songs were released:
“All the other boys” which concerns the so called Universal Laws which feature in the book and film of The Secret. The track appears on the eponymous compilation album “All the other boys“.
“That’ll be the day” is as sweet a ballad as The Vow have ever produced. It concerns an elusive love affair which can never be. Graham explained that “it’s more than just a song – it’s real. There are only 3 other songs I’ve ever written while fighting back the tears – “Spacedust (outro)“, “Heaven won’t hold me” and “To the End of The World“. “That’ll be the Day” opens the band’s “Love” compilation album followed by a reworking of “Caroline” accompanied by Simon Denny’s string arrangement.
Three more new songs are expected in the summer of 2019. “Madrid” is the most up tempo song The Vow have recorded so far (164 bpm for the aficionados). Its fundamental message is that it doesn’t matter to which beautiful place you travel, you can’t run away from yourself. “Venus Girl”, which is also up tempo was initially inspired by the title of a book “Men are from Mars…Women are from Venus“. It’s essentially a love song with a semi science fiction / fact theme plus a few Shakespearean allusions – “…my mind’s eye” and “…the stuff that our dreams are all made of.” Finally, there will be “Julia 1984” which explores the feelings Winston Smith had for Julia in George Orwell’s classic novel “Nineteen Eighty Four“. Watch this space for the eventual EP. The Vow hope also to release a “Best of” compilation some time in 2019 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s formation
DAVID LIVINGSTONLove lives on (S) Writer: David Livingston. Thank you for taking time to listen to LOVE LIVES ON one of my favorite songs that I have written and recorded for Lo Records. In the times we live in today I believe LOVE LIVES ON is a timely message for the world. I hope and pray you see and hear the same when you play LOVE LIVES ON
MÅRTEN SAHLINDin sång (radioversion) - REMIX (S) Efter att under många år varit låtskrivare och producent bakom andra artister, solodebuterade Mårten Sahlin 2009 med albumet ”Vad är det vi väntar på”. Dessförinnan gjorde han pop på svenska i duon Limbo på 90-talet och rönte stora framgångar på radio med låten ”Barfotadans”.
Nu är Mårten Sahlin tillbaka med en ny remix av den senaste singeln “Din sång”, och i höst kommer Mårten Sahlins tredje album.
”Din sång” är en melankolisk discolåt i kontrast till den sorgliga texten, och nu släpper Mårten en ännu mer medryckande version av låten i den nya radio-anpassade remixen av "Din sång". Ute på alla plattformar fredagen den 27 September.
VÖLUSPALive one life (S) Med en barndom som mestadels tillbringades på hästryggen i San Francisco-bukten, omgiven av träd och försjunken i läran om trolldom och häxkonster har Völuspas (Kirsten Knick) influenser från det övernaturliga länge varit hennes ledstjärna. Hennes mystiska uppväxt nära naturen lyser genom alla hennes låtar: överjordlig drömpop som strålar direkt från den eteriska sfären. Nu på sin nya singel 'Live One Life' smälter Knick helt och hållet samman med sitt alter ego när hon vänder sig direkt till den nordiska mytologiska legenden om 'Völuspa' för inspiration.
Som Knick förklarar – ”Völuspa kommunicerar med ditt undermedvetna. Drömmarna, mardrömmarna, de gamla kärlekarna, det framtida jaget, det förflutna jaget och din inneboende helighet. Det plågar dig och tröstar dig på samma gång.”
‘Live One Life’ är en vakendröm: pulserande synthar, pianokaskader och kristallklar, eterisk sång drar oss djupt in i en drömmig poplåt som kontemplerar livet, döden, kärleken och återfödelsen. Medan beats och syntharrangemang driver låten framåt, ställer Völuspa den eviga frågan i refrängen - 'Dör vi någonsin verkligen?'
Det finns inga enkla svar på en så svår fråga, men ‘Live One Life’ är hoppfull och filosofisk, det är här Kirsten Knick till fullo förkroppsligar Völuspa – allsmäktig, allvetande, eterisk, allestädes närvarande, som hon meddelar lyssnaren: ”Min kärlek till dig kan aldrig dö”.
KENT MAXSONBefore it was legal (S) Before It Was Legal - I was reminiscing with an old high school buddy of mine and we started talking about how beer lost some of its flavor when we reached the legal drinking age. I started thinking of all of the things you are not allowed to do until you get a certain age. When you are a kid there is a thrill that comes from the anticipation of sneaking around and experiencing the forbidden fruit which is reserved for adults. As you grow older doing crazy things loses its appeal but inside you kind of long for the adventure you used to have. There is no way around the fact that things change when you have to get your sleep because you have to go to work in the morning. You chose your actions a little more carefully when you have the responsibility of raising children. I shared this idea with my good friend, Alyssa Trahan. Alyssa is an incredible songwriter. Some of my favorite songs I have written have been with her. I love this song because it captures some of the complexities of growing older. One of life’s challenges is remaining young at heart while being a responsible adult. Ahhhh, the paradox…
DESTINY BAND OZLive your dream (S) DIAMONDBACK RECORDS is proud to release this brand new inspirational song by Tessa Libreri of Destiny Band Oz. Song is written by Glenn Erickson. We are confident that your listeners will enjoy this song, and feel the power to “live your dream"!
VICTORIA EMANI´m here for you (S) Victoria Eman storms the charts in many countries with her singles. This year she can already add that she has reached the charts in, among others, Ireland - Belgium - Australia - Scotland - Tasmania - America. And it will not be strange that her new single "I’m here for you" will also appear in these lists and perhaps in even more. This new single is an earwig and is already seen by connoisseurs as her most beautiful single of recent years. “It is really great to know that my music is so appreciated. Together with my regular producer Marco Hemelrijk, something beautiful has emerged and I am very proud of it ”. Victoria Eman knows busy times because she is currently finishing her upcoming (4th) album (release 1st quarter 2020) and she is busy with her solo performances in the Netherlands - Belgium and Germany. "I’m here for you" is available as a CD from today - via the download portals and streaming sites.
23TILLDet kommer bli bättre (S) Svenska punklegenderna från Norrköping släpper sin första nyskrivna platta på 23 år. 23Till bildades 1985 och hade stora framgångar under 90-talet med låtar som Balladen Om Olsson, Sista Supen och Procedomani och är just hemkomna efter en bejublad spelning på skivbolaget Beat Butchers 35-årsjubileum på ett fullsatt Kraken i Stockholm.
Det här är singel #2 från albumet Shake it baby!, Inspelad och mixad i Red Hut Studio, Skärblacka av Kalle Baahs Janne Karlsson. En låt i punky-reggae-style….Omslaget är gjort av konstnären Malin Engström
Datum: 2019-09-22 Label: Primary Rock Records  ISRC:Releasedatum:
GAIL CARSONPatterns (S) Brand New Song by Gail Carson! "Patterns" This song is a rocked up Freedom song. Freedom from repeating all the toxic patterns in the past, and ready to forge ahead making good choices, and no more chains. This is my Freedom Anthem. Join Me!
DENNIS DiCHIARO AND THE WEST NASHVILLE ORCHESTRA ft. TROY JOHNSON: It´s only you Written and Produced by Dennis DiChiaro
MICHAEL LYNNE: Sunny day
PETE ROSE: Folsom Prison blues
JEFF COLTREC: Rhythm of the rail
RICH SITHER: Angels say
JEFF COLTREC: Father keeping time
MATT BOONE: That´s our thang
ERIC GROW: My speed limit
DEANNA WHEELER: I can lie
TERRY CRABTREE: I need a song I Need a Song was written and sung by Terry Crabtree, a native of southern Ohio. It is published by Allen Karl Publishing, Nashville TN…Century II is very proud to announce the release of an original song performed and written by Terry Crabtree. Donna has talked about this young man ever since I’ve known her. She kept saying how talented he is, and what a good entertainer. I finally listened and I am so very glad that I did. He truly is an exceptional talent. I am proud to welcome him to our label and hope the music industry takes notice.” Allen Karl
We at Century II think that DJ’s and program directors will really enjoy this song and give it airplay. As always, we thank you all in advance and for all the support you have always given our label. It truly is appreciated
SIMON STÅLSPETS ORKESTERVindens sång (S) Releasekonsert 28 september på ”Va¨rldens Fest” i Flen, So¨rmland.
Orkestern bildades 2017 och har fokus på Simon Sta°lspets la°tar. Det är sa°ngtexter pa° svenska om ka¨rlek, konsumtionskritik och inre beslutskonflikter, inte sa¨llan med humoristisk underton.
Under ma°nga a°r har Simon varit drivande i folk- & va¨rldsmusikgrupper som tex Kalabra, Svart Kaffe och Stockholm Lisboa Project. Han har turnerat i o¨ver 20 la¨nder, framtra¨tt i TV/radio, vunnit priser och utma¨rkelser. Tex de tyska musikjournalisternas stora pris Die Schallplatte Kritik samt har nominerats i gra¨nso¨verskridande kategorier av sa°va¨l va¨rldens sto¨rsta folkmusikmagasin Songlines som svenska Folk- och va¨rldsmusikgalan.
En dag fick stockholmaren Simon Sta°lspets nog av stadens stress och flyttade till en klockarga°rd pa° den so¨rmla¨ndska landsbygden. Han bo¨rjade skriva la°tar pa° svenska och satte ihop en orkester. Och nu kommer bandets första album.
Musikerna i STORK har turnerat o¨ver hela va¨rlden och har samarbetat med artister som till exempel Wanda Jackson, Arja Saijonmaa, Monica Dominique och Lisa Nilsson.
Maria Kvist - klaviaturer och sta¨msa°ng
Rigmor Ba°dal - elbas
Arnulf Ibsen - trummor
Simon Sta°lspets - gitarr, sa¨lgflo¨jt, munspel och sa°ng
Även Karin Ericsson Back medverkar på stämsång
Pa° albumet STORK medverkar a¨ven ga¨startisterna Karin Ericsson Back & Nicklas Adamsson i sta¨msa°ng, Rune Sta°lspets på barytonsax och Ola Sjo¨nneby på trumpet & flygelhorn
KACY & CLAYTONCarrying on (A) Kacy & Clayton are set to return with Carrying On via New West Records on October 4th, 2019. The 10-song set was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and recorded by Tom Schick at The Loft, Wilco’s recording studio & rehearsal space in Chicago, IL. Carrying On follows the international acclaim for their previous records Strange Country (which Q Magazine called “A beautiful album that nudges a classic past into a brave future”) and 2017’s The Siren’s Song (described by Uncut as “Ageless and beguiling. A classic record for this or any other time.”).
The music Kacy & Clayton make is inextricable from where they grew up. The second cousins sing about the kind of people you’d find in Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan (population very few). The hills, barns, and remoteness of the area are in these songs, with a bittersweet acknowledgement that this music has taken them far from home. Their sound is equal parts homespun, coming from a family and community where playing music is an ever present part of social gatherings, and the rare country, blues, and English folk rock they obsess over and collect. It’s an arresting amalgamation of psychedelic folk, English folk revival and the ancestral music of Southern Appalachia. For Carrying On, Clayton cites as influences: Bobbie Gentry’s Delta Sweete, Hoyt Axton’s My Griffin Is Gone, Cajun fiddle music, and the steel guitar of Ralph Mooney, who played on many of the records that defined the Bakersfield country music scene of the 1950s. Sixties psych has also woven its way into these new songs; Kacy enjoys telling people that they live 250km from the mental hospital that coined the term “psychedelic.”
Of Carrying On, Jeff Tweedy said "When I first heard Kacy and Clayton, I was struck by how much detail and nuance they had absorbed from what sounded like a large swath of my record collection. When I told them that they were as good as the artists they were drawing from, I’m not sure they believed me. On this record I don’t hear those influences as much as I hear them taking the things they love so intimately and telling their own story. I think they’re a truly great band.”
Having toured almost nonstop for the last two years, Carrying On was conceived and honed on the road and recorded immediately after a jaunt across Western Canada, mostly as live takes with the minimum of overdubs. The songs having been tried and tested before audiences each night with Kacy & Clayton offering, “This album has, by far, the most intense and confident performances we’ve ever done on record and I hope that intensity will be felt by the listener”
Datum: 2019-09-20 Label: New West Records /Rootsy Music  ISRC:Releasedatum: 2019-10-04
HELGAThe Autumn Lament (A) Med rötter i Dalarnas mörka skogar återuppstiger HELGA från vildmarken för att släppa sin intensiva, andra EP ‘The Autumn Lament’ den 20 september.
Att skriva sin musik isolerad i stugan där hon bor och med bara gitarren som sällskap har gett Helgas låtskrivande en unik känsla av introspektion. Genom att använda sig av en eklektisk och förkrossande effektfull blandning av pop, metal, post-rock, goth, folk- och klassisk musik som inspirationskällor, berättar hon att de nya sångerna är: ”en musikaliska översättning av min inre värld och min fysiska värld. Jag älskar personligen musik som är dränkt i reverb och hämtar inspiration från min egen drömvärld, den dimmiga skogen och svensk folkmusik”
I en tid när klimathotet är mer påtagligt än någonsin är det bara naturligt att meditera över vilket skick världen är i, full av skönhet men på samma gång tyngd med mörker och melankoli.
Bland de fem låtar som 'The Autumn Lament' består av finns Kate Bush-möter-Opeth-influerade spår som 'Into The Light' och 'Worlds Apart'.
Öppningsspåret är pop-goth vidundret ’Mörker’ och vi transporteras rakt in i ett ondskefullt och gripande ljudlandskap. Stammtrummor, strupsång à la The Hu och olycksbådande stråkar banar väg för hotfulla basgångar och rakbladsvassa metal breakdowns, med Helgas spöklika sång kvar som en ensam guide genom mörkret.
Helga bevisar att hon trots sitt stolta black metal-ursprung är villig att omfamna moderna pop- och folkelement. Hon är distinkt melodisk utan att för den sakens skull ge upp den karaktäristiska oro som bidrar till att skapa en eklektisk, unik musikalisk blandning och cementerar Helgas status som någon att hålla ögonen på inom den mörka pop / nu-goth-scenen
DEBBIE NUNNGotta get away (S) Hi, Debbie here, I wanted to take a second to personally thank you for playing my music on your show. It really means the world to me. I am so blessed to have you on the other end of this email and I do not take that for granted.
I hope you enjoy my new single 'Gotta Get Away' which will be released on the 27th of September (my birthday :) across all major online music platforms for streaming and download. But it's yours today, so please download :)
"When everything around you get's a little crazy and let's face it sometimes it does. It's time for a break, it's time to put everything down, pack up your bag and take a holiday. Sometimes you've just 'Gotta Get Away' for some sun, sea, sand, and wine! :)".
Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, this Country/Pop rocker follows hot on the heels of Debbie's incredibly successful single 'Live The Dream'. Debbie's new single 'Gotta Get Away' has that perfect all-year-round feel-good vibe. This song just could be the perfect party cocktail to enjoy whilst lazing around by a poolside