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Jontavious Willis – “The World Is In A Tangle”

Jontavious Willis grew up in Greensville, Georgia singing Gospel music at the Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church with his grandfather. He got his big break in 2015 when he was discovered by the legendary Taj Mahal who described him as “wonderboy” and “Wunderkind.” The GRAMMY award winning artist invited Willis to perform on stage with him which led to an opening slot at select shows for the TajMo tour headlined by Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo. Many regard Jontavious as an “old soul” and his style of music touches on the very roots of country blues. His new single and music video “The World Is In a Tangle” shows us a day in the life of a man and his best friend experiencing moments together that connect them and cause them to dream of the future. The laid back video celebrates life’s simple pleasures despite “getting the blues when you turn on the TV.” and features Willis and his bandmates sitting around playing the blues together along with a surprise appearance from Keb Mo.

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The Shootouts – “California To Ohio”

The Shootouts combine high-energy honky tonk and traditional country music with Americana and Western Swing. Reminiscent of artists such as Roy Orbison, Marty Stuart, and Dwight Yoakam they offer a throwback to the sounds from country music’s golden years. They have shared the stage with Jim Lauderdale, Elvis Costello, Zac Brown Band, and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Their new single and video “California To Ohio” is based on the real life love story between frontman Ryan Humbert’s grandparents: In February of 1953, Corporal Ronald Dean Humbert hitchhiked across the country from Camp Pendleton, California to his home in Hartville, Ohio to see his wife Norma and their newborn baby daughter Denise while on a ten-day leave from the U.S. Marine Corps. The ended up sharing nearly 65 years of love and happiness before Ronald passed away in 2016. The new video dedicated to his memory is filled with images of old family photos, and is heartfelt, touching, and patriotic and is a nice step back to country music’s roots.

 

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Wes Cook Band – “I Stand For The Flag”

You may have caught the music video for Wes Cook Band’s patriotic song “I Stand For The Flag” last July when it became a national news story around the Independence Day holiday. The single charted #1 on the iTunes Country sales chart, #2 on the iTunes all genre sales chart, and #24 on the Billboard sales chart for the week ending July 7, 2018. The music video received over 1 million views across the band’s social media accounts and led to a publishing deal with Sea the Desert Entertainment. The group released the single to radio this April and we are re-distribuiting the video to help promote the release! 
Wes Cook Band has also recently partnered with NASCAR driver Ryan Ellis. “I Stand For The Flag” will serve as inspiration for the #99 car’s design for two races this year: Sunday June 16th, at Iowa Speedway, and Saturday, August 24th, at Road America. “As a lifelong NASCAR fan, it is an honor to partner with Ryan and share the message of this song”, explains Wes Cook. Ryan Ellis adds: “I am thrilled to represent not only the Wes Cook Band, but also this song. It’s great to have the support of my new friends, The Wes Cook Band. I know they love America just as much as I do, and I know the NASCAR fans share the same love for this great country!” The Wes Cook Band will also be joined by the Enlisted Nine Fight Company, Nine Line Apparel, Top Cover Hats, and Audio Video Specialists as sponsors of the No.99 racecar for the two events.

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Erin Enderlin – “Tonight I Don’t Give A Damn”


Erin Enderlin is an artist and songwriter who enjoys developing complex stories and characters that slant towards the darker side of life. Her realistic portrayal of sharply drawn and often sad characters make her music a breath of fresh air for those who long for an artist with some golden-era country backbone. Last year, she was named a member of the 2018 CMT Next Women of Country class and also received the Arkansas Country Music Awards Songwriter of the Year and Album of the Year accolades. She is also a go-to songwriter for country music stars looking for that classic country sound and has penned cuts such as Alan Jackson’s “Monday Morning Church,” Lee Ann Womack’s “Last Call,” Luke Bryan’s “You Don’t Know Jack” along with having several other songs recorded by Randy Travis, Joey + Rory, Reba McEntire, Terri Clark, and Whisperin’ Bill Anderson to name a few. “Tonight I Don’t Give a Damn” is the title track from her new EP which is Part 3 of a three part series which takes listeners on a journey through her distinctive raw and melancholic style. In the first part of the series, “Broken” we see a woman in a strained relationship and a broken family finally move away from the man who has caused her so much pain. Then in part two, “Til It’s Gone” we see the emotional toll the separation has taken on her as she shuts herself off from the outside world in a motel room with only a bottle of whiskey to keep her company. The finale “Tonight I Don’t Give A Damn” is her final step in moving on in her life as she seeks out the companionship from someone new, even if it only a one time thing.

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AC Thomas – “Man Of Constant Sorrow”

Birmingham, Alabama duo AC Thomas premiered their music video for “Man Of Constant Sorrow” earlier this week. The new release, a remake of the hit single from the 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou?  puts a new spin on the Grammy winning song. “We have always loved the movie ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?,’ and connected with the lyrics of  ‘Man of Constant Sorrow,’ a track that is featured in the film. We wanted to release our own take on the track with an urban spin and it is now serving as the focal track for our debut EP,” explained the duo. Directed by Stokes Nielsen, the clip features the duo driving down back roads with the law hot on their heels. The new video also compliments the release of their debut EP, Paradox produced by Sean Giovanni and distributed by Intercept Music.

Stephanie Urbina Jones and the Honky Tonk Mariachis – “Jolene”

Stephanie Urbina Jones is back with a great new video, a latin mariachi take on the classic Dolly Parton song “Jolene.” The San Antonio, TX native remains in touch with her Mexican roots in her music often releasing new music in both English and Spanish. The new single and video is from her latest album Tularosa which combines classic country hits with mariachi rhythms. In addition to covering Dolly Parton, the album honors many of her favorite country icons including Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, and more. The mariachi element goes along with her Mexican heritage creating what her late grandmother called “country music with chili peppers.” Stephanie also has an amazing track record of top charting singles on the Texas music charts. Her single, “Shakin’ Things Up” made history when she became the first female artist to have a a single hold the #1 spot on the Texas Music Chart for 5 weeks in a row. Since then she has had 5 more singles chart Top 30 singles on the Texas charts. The new video follows Stephanie and her mariachi band as they walk through Nashville’s Honky Tonk district and perform at the iconic, Robert’s Western World on Broadway. “Having been cheated on, I have lived the desperation of that song,” she says. “When we gave it this new feel, it came alive and felt even more like a telenovela — and more true to song’s intention.”