Billboard’s Most Anticipated Albums In Country: Brent Anderson


 

Brent Anderson

Brent Anderson was recently listed as one of only two, most anticipated country albums of the year. If you haven’t heard of Brent, he just released his new single called ‘Amy’s Song’. Brent is a 23-year-old singer and guitarist from Pascagoula , Mississippi and some would argue he’s the son of the best parents in the world. Brent realized his love for music when he was only 7 years old. Luckily, Brent’s grandfather had a quartet and Brent was able to join. At the age of 10 he began to write songs, and at 13 he fronted his own band.

Brent’s band got a lot of gigs and that meant staying out until 2:00 or 2:30 3-4 times a week. His dad would sometimes get only 3 or 4 hours of sleep before going to his full-time job. Brent’s mother left her job as a teacher so Brent could sleep in after staying out late playing.

In 2005, just two weeks before hurricane Katrina, Brent’s family moved him to Nashville to pursue his dream professionally. Brent’s talent and his families steadfast belief and sacrifice in him have paid off. Look for Brent Anderson’s most anticipated album, the date is still pending but it’ll be well worth the wait.

Folsom Prison Blues Revival


Jamie Lono: Photo Credit- The Voice

Last night, Jamie Lono, a sandwich maker from Chicago, became a star on The Voice. His rendition of Johnny Cash’s hit Folsom Prison Blues left viewers with their mouths open. Today, Jamie’s song debuted on iTunes and is already at #49. He soared past all other contestants and even huge stars like Taylor Swift.

The next hot spot on the iTunes chart belongs to Mathai. Last night she performed “Rumour Has It” by Adele. Everyone was amazed by Mathai’s very unique sound and she was quickly snatched up by Team Adam. Her song is at #98.

 

Canaan Smith to debut ‘Grand Ole Opry’ February 18th

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Canaan Smith is a new artist in Nashville with a very unique sound. His music doesn’t give the traditional vibe but there’s no question it’s country. Cannan’s music is all about love and life and it tells a story, and … Continue reading

Who is Katie Armiger?


Katie Armiger

Unless you keep up with GAC’s top 20 videos you may not know Katie Armiger. Katie is a 19 year old rising star from Texas. She’s an independent artist who gained her fame from the fan voted video charts on Great American Country TV. Katie has recently had back-to-back #1 videos on the GAC Top 20 Countdown with “Best Song Ever” and her newest single “I Do, But Do I.”

In her heart she’s already made it big, she’s had a coveted debut at the famed Grand Ole Opry. She’s also earned openings for Country Music Superstars like Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean and Kellie Pickler. Her third and latest album Confessions of a Nice Girl  (Cold River Records) listed her highest debuts at #6 on Amazon, and #11 on iTunes.

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Katie had a passion for Music since she was a small child. When she was only 10 years old she learned how to write music. At age 14 she discovered she had actual talent when she won a singing competition back home. After her big win she started her punishing ‘dance’ with music row. Luckily, that fight paid off, she’s on the verge of becoming the next big female Country Artist.

Katie has a strong traditional country sound. Her voice has been described as mature beyond her years, rivaling her icons- Martina McBride and Sarah Evans . She also has beauty tucked in her war chest.  She’s won titles like a #2 spot on Country Weekly’s ‘Country’s Most beautiful Women’ and last May she was voted the #1 Hottest Bachelorette by the same magazine.

Katie’s full to the brim with talent, looks, and gumption. In a day when stars take the easier road with reality TV talent shows, Katie proves she has what it takes to be a star. She took her fight to the streets of Nashville, the good ole fashion way. Katie’s rising fame is a true testament of her hard work and musical talent.

This Week’s Honky-Tonk Headliners: Gibson, Nash, Prevost


Honky-Tonk Headliners is a weekly review of 3 up-and-coming Country Music Singers.  These artist may or may not actually hit the Honky-Tonks but they’re talented singers who haven’t quite made it big in Nashville. Today we’re going to look at Andy Gibson, Melody Nash and Codie Prevost.

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Andy Gibson is well on his way to success with his new hit single “Wanna Make You Love Me” and a recent debut on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. He also co-wrote “Don’t You Want To Stay“, the country ballet that Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson performed live at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards show this past Sunday.

Andy first got noticed in an unassuming place- a Mexican restaurant.  “I knew a lot of Spanish songs and got three different gigs in Mexican restaurants around town”. “ John Rich heard me at this place called Las Cazuelas. He liked my songs and signed me to write for his publishing company…”,Luckily he had learned Spanish back home in Las Vegas.

Keep up with Andy’s tour and new album on twitter at @andygibson or checkout his website at http://www.andygibson.com, and don’t forget to download his new single and leave a review on itunes.

From MelodyNash.com

Melody Nash is a Las Vegas Native but was born a country girl at heart. She used the entertainment Mecca to find and polish up her vocal skills. She currently lives in Nashville and is ‘doin her time’ creating a musical foundation and following her dream. Melody currently has 6 songs on itunes including: “What Could Be” and “Broken”.

Check out Melody’s music at her website http://www.mandynash.com, you can purchase it on itunes or at http://www.amazon.com

Our third Headliner isn’t necessarily a household name but he has an occult like following and a pile of Country Music awards-in Canada. Codie Prevost is an extremely talented and handsome country star with 3 SCMA Entertainer of the Year Awards. He was also nominated as the CCMA “Rising Star” for 2011.

Codie just released his latest album called “Get Loud”. If you think he’s not worthy of being a Country Music star because he’s Canadian, we have two words for you…Keith Urban. Nashville should take notice, Codie Prevost has talent and success. Head over to www.codieprevost.com to listen to one of his Canadian hits like “Honky Tonk Groupie”. Listeners find it hard to believe Codie’s not  from the South because of  his authentic and mature Country sound.