Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Kaitlyn Jackson Releases New Country Album

Rising Country Star and Former American Idol Contestant Kaitlyn Jackson Releases New Album

Rising country star and former American Idol Contestant Kaitlyn Jackson has released her new self-titled country album, available today on iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers. This album is highly anticipated by fans nationwide who witnessed the 16-year-old make it to the final Hollywood solo rounds during 2014’s season 13 of American Idol. 
This project, produced by Grammy-nominated Kent Wells, features 8 tracks all co-written by Jackson. Complete with upbeat songs about having fun with your girlfriends (“Break It Down”), staying true to yourself in the midst of love gone wrong (“I’d Rather Be Me”), and thanking God for his blessings no matter the size (“All The Little Things”), Kaitlyn’s album evokes the very best of her influences, which include Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Jo Dee Messina.  
“I have always loved the sincere stories that country songs tell,” says the Norwich, NY native who grew up singing alongside her father. “By revealing pieces of myself in my music as a songwriter, I hope that people will be able to connect with me as a person, as well as with my songs."  
With a voice and maturity well beyond her age, this brown-eyed girl next door is no stranger to the spotlight. Aside from being a high school honors student and class president, Kaitlyn has already opened for acts like Cole Swindell, Kristin Bush, Joe Nichols and Bryan White and has road-tripped to Nashville many times to write with hit songwriters like Marty Brown (George Strait) and Sarah Majors (Trisha Yearwood).  
“I’m so excited for the future and can’t wait to see where this new album takes me,” remarks Jackson.  
Kaitlyn’s infectious personality, coupled with the many years of performing under her belt and her unparalleled determination, make it very clear that she is well on her way to becoming one of the next leading ladies of country music.  

Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line And Brad Paisley June 19. - 21. 2015



INAUGURAL WINDY CITY LAKESHAKE STORMS CHICAGO 
AS FIRST MAJOR COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL SLATED FOR JUNE 19-21

Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line And Brad Paisley Set To Headline
Three Day, Two Stage Festival – Tickets On Sale Feb. 2 

Nashville, TN – Jan. 27, 2015 – Live Nation Entertainment revealed plans today to launch Chicago’s first major country music festival.  Windy City LakeShake will take place at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island June 19-21.  Country music heavyweights Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and Brad Paisley will headline the festival set against the iconic backdrop of Chicago's city skyline.
With the festival's scenic setting of Northerly Island offering a weekend retreat for fans, additional artists slated to play include Frankie Ballard, Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Mickey Guyton, Randy Houser, Maddie and Tae, Ashley Monroe, Kip Moore, Justin Moore, David Lee Murphy, Joe Nichols, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Thomas Rhett and Canaan Smith with more to be revealed over the coming weeks.  
Windy City LakeShake will join Live Nation’s premier country music festival family that includes Watershed, Faster Horses, Route 91 Harvest, FarmBorough, the recently announced Delaware Junction and will host two stages including the festival group's trademark “Next From Nashville” stage, showcasing emerging country music acts.  Three day passes start at $199.50 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale Mon., Feb 2nd at 10am CT.  Fans will also have the opportunity to upgrade to VIP passes which will allow fans access to elevated viewing, shaded reserved seating, exclusive cash bars, upgraded food selection and more.  For more information visit: www.lakeshakefestival.com.
"Being a native Chicagoan, it has been a dream of mine to present a world class country music festival in my hometown," said Brian O’Connell, President of Country Touring at Live Nation Entertainment.  "The backdrop of the beautiful skyline of Chicago, and the coolness of being right on the lake shore will enhance the incredible artists we have lined up for year one.  No one has more fun than Chicago's music fans, and I am sure that LakeShake will be one for the ages."

Country Music News International Newsletter January 27. 2015

Country Music News International Newsletter

January 27. 2015

Here is your Country Music News of the day from Country Music News International Magazine http://www.CountryMusicNewsInternational.blogspot.com . Your Country Music News is supported by, The Capital Hotel Downtown Nashville http://www.thecapitolhoteldowntownnashville.com , Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau www.visitmusiccity.com , Tennessee Tourism, http://www.Tennessee.de , Coreopsis Publications LLC www.coreopsis.gs , Richard Lynch http://richardlynchband.com , Stephanie Grace http://www.stephanie-grace.com ,Mid South Music www.midsouthmusic.us , Lucy Malheur http://www.lucy-malheur.info

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Mitch Goudy Delivers the Lyrical Pine for Lost Love on My Girl’s Hand http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2015/01/mitch-goudy-delivers-lyrical-pine-for.html

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Too Late for Goodbyes

"Too Late for Goodbyes"
The New Single from Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
2015 Nominee for Fiddle Performer of the Year from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA)
 
(Charlestown, IN) January 26, 2015 – Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper announce a new single from their latest  album, On Down the Line. "Too Late for Goodbyes" is a hard-driving bluegrass take on the Julian Lennon hit from 1984. Propelled by instrumental trades between banjo player Glenn Gibson and Cleveland, the bluegrass version is an unexpected twist on what was originally a rock song steeped in the electronic synth sounds of the era. 
 
 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Farris, Self & Moore, LLC Opens Doors For Songwriters and Entertainers


Farris, Self & Moore, LLC Opens Doors For Full Service Business Management and Financial Planning For Songwriters and Entertainers

Nashville Business Management Executives Announce Formation of Farris, Self  & Moore, LLC

(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 26, 2015) – Business management and financial planning executives Kella Stephenson-Farris, Stephanie Mundy-Self and Catherine Stein (Moore) have partnered to launch Nashville-based business management firm, Farris, Self & Moore, LLC. The boutique firm, which specializes in business management and financial planning services, provides accounting, HR, business management and financial planning services to hit songwriters and producers, major touring acts, and national recording artists. Together, Farris, Self and Moore will serve on the foundation of providing value added service through relationship building while offering a personal touch and local feel.

Farris, Self & Moore, LLC is located at 40 Music Square East, Nashville, TN 37203. Company principals can be reached at Kella@fsmnash.com (Kella Stephenson-Farris), Stephanie@fsmnash.com (Stephanie Mundy-Self), and Catherine@fsmnash.com (Catherine Stein [Moore]), and the company’s phone number is 615-760-5107.

Kella Stephenson Farris comments, “I could not be more excited to join forces with Stephanie and Catherine. Their reputation in the Nashville music community is unsurpassed, and our values and vision align. We look forward to serving our industry and its accomplished songwriters and touring artists in a greater capacity.”

Kella Stephenson-Farris has owned and operated The Kella Stephenson Company (KSCO) since 2006.  The company was launched after Farris recognized an underserved niche market of successful songwriters. The Kella Stephenson Company will be folded into Farris, Self & Moore, LLC and Farris will continue to serve her current clients under the company’s expansion.

Farris and her company have overseen everything from bill pay to insurance planning, investment guidance, estate planning, tax planning, song earnings, asset acquisition, quarterly financials, projections, budgeting and royalty tracking. Collectively, KSCO clients have had cuts on more than 100 million albums sold and 75 #1 songs. KSCO clients include GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, BMI, ASCAP, NSAI and Oscar award-winning songwriters and producers.

Farris received her bachelor's degree in Business Administration (Finance) and her MBA from Auburn University. She also has obtained the Certificate of Financial Planning (CFP®) designation.  Farris is a member of Leadership Music (Class of 2014), NARAS, CMA, ACM, Financial Planning Association, as well as a SOLID (Society of Leaders in Development) alumna.

Stephanie Mundy-Self most recently worked with business management firm, Flood, Bumstead, McCready, and McCarthy, Inc. Her clients at FBMM included high profile recording artists and actors, international touring corporations and newly discovered talent. Mundy-Self is a specialist in risk management research and analysis, tour and merchandise settlement audits for domestic and foreign concerts, as well as payroll and HR management for companies with 125 or more employees.

Stephanie, a native of Greenville, S.C., is a graduate of the University of Georgia, double-majoring in vocal performance, and risk management and insurance, and she was in the inaugural Music Business class. She is currently the Treasurer of the Nashville Film Festival, and is a member of CMA and ACM. Stephanie was also a 2012 honoree of Nashville’s Top 30 under 30 and a member of Nashville Emerging Leaders (Class of 2013).

Catherine Stein, whose forthcoming nuptials will make her Catherine Moore, began her career in the music industry as an account executive with Flood, Bumstead, McCready and McCarthy, Inc.  At the company, she worked with an array of clients, including marquee recording artists and actors, international touring corporations as well as emerging talent. She is a native of Chattanooga, TN and graduate from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Stein is a member of SOURCE, CMA, and ACM. She is a 2015 honoree of Nashville's Top 30 Under 30. She is also an alumna of SOLID.

The website for Farris, Self & Moore, LLC will launch in the coming days and will be available at http://www.fsmnash.com.

Pictured above L to R: Stephanie Mundy-Self, Kella Stephenson-Farris, Catherine Stein (Moore)


Farris, Self & Moore LLC
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Mitch Goudy Delivers the Lyrical Pine for Lost Love on My Girl’s Hand

Mitch Goudy Delivers the Lyrical Pine for Lost Love on My Girl’s Hand


One may know new country artist Mitch Goudy for having a #ROWDIE side in his previous chart-topping singles. This time, he manages to inject emotion and longing into the release of his next single, My Girl’s Hand. Goudy shines on this song with great delivery and emotional performance about lost love. 
But you seem so happy
After all that was my desire
I just thought I’d get to hold you
To think I do that now I’d be a liar
…But there’s one thing wrong with that man
Yeah, he’s holding my girl’s hand.
This heartfelt country mid-tempo ballad is the latest release from Goudy’s album, #ROWDIE, which will be impacting radio and officially going for MusicRow adds Thursday, February 19, 2015. Program Directors can find it on CDX #611, which was just shipped. 
My Girl’s Hand was written solely by Goudy and portrays a softer side of him that you haven’t heard before. With previous hits that debuted on the MusicRow Chart, Blow These Speakers Out and Ain’t My Fault, you can find these tunes on his latest album as well.
Following a successful groundbreaking year, Goudy has been called “the new Brad Paisley” and “one of country music’s bright new stars.” He also recently infused fashion with country music with a STRUT Apparel deal – a high end fashion label that is taking the industry by storm.  He also did a #ROWDIEPARTY fan video contest and awarded the winners with their own #ROWDIEPARTY in their hometown.
Hailing from the cornfields of southeast Iowa, Mitch grew up with a sense of pride about who he is and a strong notion of what he believes. His interest in country music began when he first picked up a guitar after suffering a traumatic knee injury that would forever limit his ability to play sports. His dad bought him that first guitar, put it in his hands and said, “Let’s see what you can do.” At that moment, Mitch found his passion and never gave up on it. Since then, he’s been rocking stages large and small across the country.

Country Music News International Newsletter January 26. 2015

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January 26. 2015

Here is your Country Music News of the day from Country Music News International Magazine http://www.CountryMusicNewsInternational.blogspot.com . Your Country Music News is supported by, The Capital Hotel Downtown Nashville http://www.thecapitolhoteldowntownnashville.com , Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau www.visitmusiccity.com , Tennessee Tourism, http://www.Tennessee.de , Coreopsis Publications LLC www.coreopsis.gs , Richard Lynch http://richardlynchband.com , Stephanie Grace http://www.stephanie-grace.com ,Mid South Music www.midsouthmusic.us , Lucy Malheur http://www.lucy-malheur.info

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CD: TERRY JUHL - Spirit of America

TERRY JUHL
Spirit of America
Spirit of America - My Special Lady -Trinity - Take the 'X' Out of Christmas - God's Gift - Morning Prayer - Wishes, Hopes and Dreams - Calvary - Mothers - Please Don't Answer - A Veteran - Rough Around the Edges - Denny's Chain of Love - The Project
 
I've been waiting for awhile to get a new album coming out of World Famous Records, and here it is.  Terry Juhl lives up in Hampton, Iowa, and I'm sure a participant in the monthly 'jams' that take place at the local theater there. This very well done CD is all originals by Terry.  I've heard him sing and perform at various functions in the past few years, but did not know he was such a good songwriter.  He was fortunate to become a member of World Famous Records.  It was here that he obtained the incredibly gifted musical services of Sharon and Roger Kenaston, perhaps our very best musicians in the entire upper Midwest.   On this particular project, Sharon is doing some incredible harmony vocals, matching Terry's voice to a "T" and also adding rhythm guitar and of course upright bass.  Roger is playing guitar and Dobro, and by the time the final mix rolled around, we are able to hear an entire really good original traditional country music band performing Terry Juhl's original songs.  The first one out of the chute is a nice patriotic song, though a bit long at nearly five minutes.  I suspect the recording was made earlier than just recently because I've heard Terry doing some of these songs at his various appearances.  We are very sad we aren't part of the Hampton Music Festival anymore, it was there that we got to hear Terry sing 'live'  quite often.  He's a good volunteer (he worked in the kitchen at that festival), and he's always offering a helping hand to anyone who needs it.  He's working with a trio called "Two Juhls and a Gem" and it sounds like they are also putting forth some great classic and traditional country music which is where I would put this very well done CD. Terry's name has been placed in nomination for induction into 'America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame' however that process is done through someone already in the Hall of Fame.  I would like to send this CD along to the Rural Roots Music Commission and see what they think of 'traditional country music CD of the year.' In the meantime I will be looking forward to a CD from 'Two Juhls and a Gem' which I believe is in the process of being made right now. I think my favorite song on this one is "A Veteran" which is nicely written, down home, and easy to understand.  Keep at it Terry, we're looking for more.
REVIEW BY BOB EVERHART - www.ntcma.net
for Country Music News International Magazine

CD: MARTEKA AND WILLIAM - The Sounds of a Tradition

MARTEKA AND WILLIAM
The Sounds of a Tradition
Yonder Stands Little Maggie - Cripple Creek - I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome - Reuben - Sally Ann - Head Over Heels - John Henry - When The Angels Carry Me Home - Rambling Gambler - Sally Goodin - Johnson Ridge Special
 
Wow, what a waker-upper for some incredible gifted and well-played traditional bluegrass music.  Many of my own friends know how close I was to Jimmy Martin, and to hear this young brother-sister bringing their incredible vigor and West Virginia strength back to bluegrass music is absolutely stunning, to say the least.  Marteka is the sister, she's one hot 5-string banjo player.  William, the brother, is on the guitar and he's one hot picker and praise the Lord, a singer of mountain music the way it should be sung. This delightful and incredibly talented duo will find barriers getting their music played on radio.  Why?  Because they are 'real' the very 'realist' you can get, especially in bluegrass music.  There are already bluegrass 'snobs' in our midst, meaning the music has to be one specific style, smoother louder and faster.  No room for traditional nasal singers permitted.  That negative will probably not stand up to this wonderful brother-sister act from West Virginia.  Joining this amazing duo are two other incredibly gifted musicians, Corrina Rose Logston Stephens on one hot fiddle, and Bruce Jones for some simply amazing hot Dobro playing.  Charley Lake is on the acoustic upright bass.  If you will look at the names of the songs this incredibly good young group is playing, you will see the very epitome of where bluegrass music is and where it came from.  It's early in the year but this CD goes directly to the Rural Roots Music Commission with my high recommendation for "Traditional Bluegrass CD of the Year" award.  I'm also going to our own Board to see if our "Rising Legends" can get some notice, respect, and honor for this group.  This entire CD is traditional bluegrass, the very best of the genre when it was still young and still just for the 'folks' back home.  This young West Virginia group is certainly keeping that particular torch alive, and I certainly wish them the very best in their efforts at not only sharing their music, but also for their efforts in keeping the music in the genre it was created. Shelly Lake is the producer and engineer of this delightful CD.  She definitely knows what she is doing in the recording studio, I've not heard high-power acoustic instruments mixed quite so well before.  Five stars all the way around, and looking forward to more of the same.
REVIEW BY BOB EVERHART - www.ntcma.net
for Country Music News International Magazine

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