Honky Tonk Headliners: Love and Theft, The Lunabelles, and Joey+Rory


This week’s headliners aren’t single, they’re all part of at least a duo. Our first featured group is Love and Theft. Love and Theft has a huge following in the Honky Tonk world. This is the first year they’re being recognized by Nashville as legitimate rising stars. Love and Theft were nominated by the Academy of Country Music for ‘Duo of the Year’ . They also just released a new video to CMT and GAC this month. You can check out Love and Theft on vevo or youtube.

Lunabelles

The Lunbabelles are a group of sisters, Olivia, Dominique, and Gabriela Acerio. They’re very new to Country music and only have one single (BNA Records) called ‘A Place To Shine’. Despite being raised in New York they have a very traditional Country sound.
You can also listen to their music on vevo or youtube.

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Joey and Rory are a husband wife duo from Potsville, Tennessee. You may recognize them from the show “Can You Duet”. The duo won third place and a record deal in 2007. Rory is also an award winning songwriter, he wrote ‘A Little More Country Than That”, ” Some Beach” and many others. Check out their unique online store where they sell Vinyls of their 2nd album. http://www.joeyandrory.com

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.