AristoMedia Tips – 7-september-2019

We krijgen regelmatig tips van onze contactpersoon bij The AristoMedia Group in Nashville. Deze tips betreffen dan meestal beginnende country artiesten die nog niet zijn doorgebroken bij het grote publiek. We zullen proberen je zo veel mogelijk op de hoogte te houden van deze tips. Met dank aan James Freeman.

We hebben wat in te halen door mijn vakantie dus vandaag maar liefst 7 tips!

Lucas Hoge – “That’ll Be The Day”

Lucas Hoge has just released the music video for his new single “That’ll Be The Day” the first of several new releases due to come out this year. His previous album Dirty South charted #1 on both the Nielsen Soundscan Country Album Rankings and Billboard Top Country Albums Charts last year. The Forge Entertainment Group artist has signed sponsorship deals with Cabela’s and Southwest Airlines, and has travelled overseas for the past 9 years to perform for members of the US Military as part of the Armed Forces Entertainment Wrangler National Patriot Tour. In addition to performing for service members overseas, Lucas has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry four times since he made his debut in November of 2017 and has entertained massive crowds at country music festivals across the nation including CMA Fest, Country Jam, Colorado State Fair, and OKM. The video premiered yesterday on, and when speaking with CMT Lucas described the video’s message as, “No matter what you may think when you are young and single, life only gets better when you find that someone you want to spend the rest of your life with, I’m old fashioned, what can I say!”

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Scott Stevens – “I Feel Good”

Scott Stevens has been writing and performing songs for years, dating back to his earliest days singing in church and then as a fixture on the college-bar circuit while a student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. However, two years ago during a tumultuous period of his life he turned his attention to writing more seriously and penned the song “Missing You” which he calls the “first really honest song” he’d written since he moved to Nashville several years earlier. This is the moment his vision of the future changed from someone who writes songs for other artists, to an artist in his own right. This new change in perspective led to him to recording his forthcoming debut album I Feel Good – a rollicking combination of Southern Rock and sincere country flair. He’s most proud of the album’s title track stating, “It speaks to me in a way that’s redemptive,” he adds. “It tells a kick-ass story of my journey up to this point in a really fun way.”

Brinn Black – “72’s”

Brinn Black moved to Nashville at the age of 18 to take an entrepreneurial approach to music. She has released several songs and continues to pour herself into her songwriting, recording, and touring. She has opened for acts such as Lady Antebellum, Ronnie Dunn, Darius Rucker, Justin Moore, Little Big Town, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, LoCash, Dustin Lynch, Sammy Kershaw and more and has performed at iconic venues including the Ryan Auditorium and Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN. Her new single “72’s” has accumulated over 70,000 Spotify streams to date and is also at country radio receiving praise from the likes of Robert K. Oermann (MusicRow) who described the song as “”Plaintive and yearning in the verses. Triumphant in the choruses. Very promising.” Based on one of Brinn Black’s real life relationships, “72’s” uses cigarettes as a metaphor for her love interest being more committed to his smoking habit than her. The new video directed by Cory Brandon Clay (Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban,) premiered on Roughstock last week and is now being broadcast on Heartland TV as well. Below you’ll find an embed code for the video and if you want to check out the Hightail link you will be able to find a lot of other additional resources as well including Bio, One sheet, Quotes and more!

Rodney Crowell – “Flatland Hillbillies”

The legendary Rodney Crowell is joined by fellow Texas natives Randy Rogers and Lee Ann Womack on his new release “Flatland Hillbillies.” The single is from his upcoming album Texas which focuses on Lone Star culture and the regional music that helped form Crowell’s musical sensibility as a teenager in Houston, TX. Co-produced with Ray Kennedy, the album seeks to replicate the sound of the era. “Flatland Hillbillies” has a cajun creole country rock sound and the new video follows Crowell as he walks around New Braunfels, Texas dancing and smiling as he goes about his way before being joined by a group of a fans.

Jackson Michelson – “One At A Time”

Jackson Michelson is one of country music’s brightest up and comers. Raised in Corvallis, Oregon he began his musical career on the West Coast building a local audience with his high energy songs and relatable songwriting.  After his single “The Good Life” brought him national attention after being added on Sirius XM’s The Highway he was signed to a deal with Curb Records. The seasoned road veteran has since been averaging over 200 shows per year and his music is a testament to his hard work and dedication to his craft. His latest release “One At A Time” is about enjoying every minute with your partner and living life in the moment. In an interview with Jackson states, “I met my wife in high school. Since then, I’ve tried my best to take it all in… I wake up each day trying to enjoy every minute of that day and show my girl how much I love her. I did my best to portray that in this song.”

for King and Country – “God Only Knows” (feat. Dolly Parton)

Two-time GRAMMY award winning duo for King & Country have teamed up with world-renowned entertainer Dolly Parton on their brand new version of their award winning hit single “God Only Knows.” The iconic Country Music Hall of Famer’s presence on the track takes the song to new heights, with shimmering acoustic guitars complementing the song’s message of hope. The music video premiered on Youtube where it quickly became the #11 Trending Video, and CMT hosted the broadcast premiere shortly after. The video has been averaging over 15,000 plays per hour and the single is quickly making its way up the iTunes Top 200 Chart. When speaking about her decision to collaborate with For King & Country, Dolly remarked, “When I first heard ‘God Only Knows’ I thought it was one of the best songs I’d ever heard. I feel that this is a good song for right now, and it’s so well written. I know that it touched me at a time when I needed to be lifted up.” Joel Smallbone of for King & Country also said that hearing Dolly add her talents to the song was, “an out of body experience for us as writers and artists. As soon as we heard her vocals on the track, we immediately realized that this song was meant for her voice.”

Krista Angelucci – “Jungle”

Krista Angelucci has been singing as long as she can remember, drawing inspiration from the likes of Martina McBride, Jessica Andrew, Amy Grant, and Faith Hill while growing up in her hometown of Billerica, Massachusetts. She soon became a staple of the Boston-area country music scene earning awards such as the New Hampshire Country Female Entertainer of the Year and winning Stars Over Boston while also performing the national anthem at professional sports teams including the Boston Celtics and New England Patriots. She has opened for famous country acts such as Phil Vassar, Chuck Wicks, Lee Brice, Big & Rich, Hunter Hayes, Chris Cagle, Jo Dee Messina, Jerrod Niemann, and Kip Moore. Her latest single, “Jungle” shows her playful side and the new music video is beautiful fun filled romp through nature. An animal lover herself, Krista partnered up with Myrtle Beach Safari –  a world renowned animal preservation dedicated to global wildlife conservation – for her “Jungle” video. The animals from Myrtle Beach Safari have appeared in many movies, tv shows, and documentaries such as Doctor Dolittle, Mighty Joe Young, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. “I am a huge Disney fan and shooting this music video was like being in my very own Disney movie!” Krista states in regard to filming the music video, “It was an absolute DREAM and dreams do come true! I’m still smiling from it and I hope this song and fun love story brings a smile to others! As well as shines a light on the incredible things that Myrtle Beach Safari is doing.”