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In 1986, Greg Hudik’s first show ever was in front of an estimated crowd of 400,000+ college students, which was...
In 1986, Greg Hudik’s first show ever was in front of an estimated crowd of 400,000+ college students, which was hosted by MTV. It was promoted and financed by Chewels, Pontiac and Hawaiian Tropic. An estimated 80 million people tuned in, worldwide, to watch MTV’s very first Spring – Break in Daytona, an internationally televised event. It was an awesome lineup with The Beach Boys, Mr. Mister, The Bangels, Starship, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, as well as Greg Hudik!

John Rosin, who recorded Peter Frampton’s, Jackson Browne’s, and Bob Seger’s live records, also recorded Greg Hudik’s, first ever, live record made even more special because it was released on Greg’s own “Platinum Records Nashville” label, when he was only 24 years old! What a special day! This was a great way to take the first steps in his lifelong quest and also, beginning his first quarter of life, living for his music career.

With the passing of his father when Greg was still in the 5th grade, Greg learned the value of a dollar, early on, from a mother that had to raise 6 children of her own.

So, Greg saved enough of his hard-earned money to finance his music startup and career. Greg’s childhood prayers and his dream career literally started on the right note that very special day on MTV, and he continues to live his dream that God put in his heart as a child still today, living with no regrets. As a Southern Rock artist Greg Hudik has launched with success, many singles to Triple A, and Mainstream Rock.

Greg Hudik has only released a handful of singles to Country Radio. Writing 42 country songs published by Sony Tree ATV, and 62 country songs published by Erv Woolsey, and George Strait. Greg Hudik has made Nashville his home and he has been writing on Music Row for well over a quarter century.

George Strait recorded his very first “Honkeytonk Gospel” song. Self-titled and written by Greg Hudik, “I Found Jesus On The Jailhouse Floor”, released on the only George Strait record to ever debut #1 the first day of release.

“I miss Living in A Country Town” is Greg Hudik’s very first Uptempo traditional country song ever that he has released as a radio single to Country radio.

With faith, belief, and hard work, Greg Hudik’s only heart given dream and goal since childhood is to leave behind a good message in song with the gift of music that only comes from God.

The video for “I Miss Living in a Country Town” was shot in Lynchburg, TN, the home of Jack Daniels Whiskey and the true epitome of a “Country Town”.

Website: www.platinumrecordsnashville.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greg.hudik.5
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GHudik
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7JFTfUqc3LXqF4As5eKI8t
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/a-girl-like-you-single/1536715997

Label: Platinum Records Nashville

ISRC: TCAFP2190889
Song IPI# BMI#12881603

Songwriters: Greg Hudik
Songwriters’ IPI#: BMI# 00235311208

Publisher: Platinum Records International
Publisher IPI#: BMI# 00361009789
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At three years of age, Pamela McNeill starred as an angel in her church Christmas Eve pageant. When she saw the audience smiling back, she declared that was what she wanted to do the rest of her life. That statement still rings true today. McNeill might not have known the power in her words that night, but she has lived her dream and toured the world wowing audiences with her powerful vocals. Career highlights include performing for the Queen of England, playing at Royal Albert Hall, performing at the Tokyo Dome with Japan's pop sensation TM Network for a crowd of over 50,000, opening for Etta James, and headlining at The Staples Center in Los Angeles.
McNeill grew up between the Mississippi River and Highway 61 in the small town of Minnesota City, Minnesota with a population of less than 200. She was raised in a home musically divided. Her mom brought in the pop genre, while her dad was all about country music, and these mixed influences can still be heard in McNeill's music today. McNeill recalls, “I spent all my allowance buying pop and country songs, and I learned how to play keys on my grandmother's Hammond organ.” In junior high and high school she played trombone in the jazz band and orchestra. By sixteen, she was in her first rock band opening shows for the iconic Minneapolis band, The Suburbs.
In her early twenties, McNeill moved to England and landed a gig touring with British superstar Rick Astley. She also appeared in his video, “Take Me to Your Heart.“ After returning to America, she was introduced to legendary performer and composer Yanni backstage at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The two hit it off professionally and shortly afterwards McNeill collaborated with Yanni, writing lyrics to several of his songs on his albums, “Tribute” and “Ethnicity”.
In 2011, McNeill released her fourth album, “Heartaches and Miracles”, which caught the attention of Grammy Award winning songwriter, Bobby E. Boyd. “From the first time I heard Pamela I was blown away by her powerhouse voice and phenomenal songs,” Boyd recalls, “Imagine if you had a singer who could do Kelly Clarkson and Stevie Nicks, and that same person could write songs in the same caliber as Lori McKenna and Carol King. Well, you've got that and more in Pamela McNeill.” Boyd contacted McNeill and the two wrote a couple of songs together online. Later that year McNeill made a trip to Nashville for a week of writing. This kicked off a friendship and professional association with Boyd that continues today.
Over the past few years McNeill has split her time between Nashville and her home state of Minnesota, where she performs over 150 shows a year doing gigs with the iconic Fabulous Armadillos,“Rumours and Dreams Fleetwood Mac Tribute” band, “Wild Angels – the Women of Rock, Pop, and Country”, “Rock and Roll XMAS Spectacular” as well headlining her own Pamela McNeill concerts. She has written with many Music City icons including Pam Tillis, Roxie Dean, and Buffy Lawson (Bombshell). In addition to Yanni, her songs have been cut by Wynonna Judd, and she recently caught the attention of Reba McEntire with her song, “Captivated.“ In 2017 she received a rare standing ovation at the world famous Bluebird Cafe after her debut performance.
McNeill's latest album, “Solitary” released March 14, 2019, was co-produced in Nashville with Boyd. It has already garnished rave reviews for her video release tribute to Prince with her song, “The Bigger Picture”. All fourteen songs were penned by McNeill and reflect different seasons of life – the struggles and victories, the love and love lost, and the power to persevere.
Website: www.pamelamcneill.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pamelamcneillmusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Pamela_McNeill
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Y8mDtWFUNRgt3hz4ikRbQ

Label: SweetHeart Records

ISRC: QM7XM1990002
Song IPI# ASCAP# 896555513

Songwriters: Pamela McNeill
Songwriters’ IPI#: ASCAP# 375641050

Publisher: Light Light Boom
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Tommy tours and appears at more than 150 venues a year. He has become one of the most recognized Inspirational...
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"Faith, Family & Country Tour& is the name of Tommy's last tour. His current tour is titled "Nuff Said." Tommy's mission is to give hope and inspiration to a world in need. He has a strong passion to reach the lost using the gifts God has given him. As Tommy would say, "It don't get no better than that - Nuff Said."

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Larry Stewart, an American country music icon is best known for his role as lead singer of the country band Restless...
Larry Stewart, an American country music icon is best known for his role as lead singer of the country band Restless Heart. A voice you’ve heard on 26 Billboard Hits, 14 Top 10’s, 6 #1’s, plus has garnered Grammy, CMA and ACM group of the year awards and nominations.
Starting in 1993, Stewart also recorded four solo albums charting eight singles including a top 5 with “Alright Already” on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts before reuniting with Restless Heart in 2002. The group is celebrating their 35th year with all five original members and was recently inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
Restless Heart Hits include: “The Bluest Eyes In Texas,” “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” “When She Cries,” “That Rock Won’t Roll,” “Why Does It have To Be (Wrong or Right)” and many more.

Website: www.larrystewartmusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/officiallarrystewart
Twitter: www.twitter.com/larrystewart_
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Label: 5 West Music

ISRC: QZDMC1800006
Song IPI# BMI# 28202314

Songwriters: Larry Stewart / Lisa Hentrich / AJ Masters
Songwriters’ IPI#: BMI# 730009105 / ASCAP# 475772708/ SESAC# 205278780

Publisher: LWS84 Music / Twinkle Town Music Pub (Both admin. Bluewater Music), Crazy Ole Words Pub.
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Dustin Chapman is a young singer/songwriter who has climbed hills and entered valleys, as he is in the midst of a...
Dustin Chapman is a young singer/songwriter who has climbed hills and entered valleys, as he is in the midst of a budding country music career, but also in the middle of an extreme medical battle with a rare esophageal disease called achalasia for which he has traveled all around the east coast for treatment and received over six major surgeries after being hospitalized various times; however, Chapman uses his talents to praise God and to uplift others who are fighting their own battles. A mixture of country, gospel, and blues comes together to create his signature soulful southern sound. Writing lyrics that make people examine a variety of situations taking place in their own lives, Chapman is showing that life is expelled through the moments when we take the biggest risks and to never truly discredit anyone’s ability to win a fight.
In 2017, Chapman released his debut EP which charted #52 on the iTunes Country Charts and afterwards, was nominated for two country music awards, including Gospel Song of the Year for his original song "Set Me Free" at the 2018 Carolina Country Music Awards. On April 30th 2019, Chapman released a single "Lead the Way," a song that has impacted hundreds of thousands through a viral video of him performing it at Duke's Cancer Center when he was hospitalized there in 2018. The video was picked up by several news outlets, including NBC's the Early Today Show, The Washington Post, and the Nightly News with Lester Holt.
Chapman has continued to release music throughout 2020, garnering four songwriting awards for his songs "Plus One," "Baby ft. Angel Paez," and his newest single "Slow Dance." Released on June 30, 2020, "Slow Dance" has been added to many radio stations all over the world and the music video has garnered over 100,000 and shared on many platforms. Ultimately each success for Chapman brings him closer to his overall goal--to show listeners that his songs, lyrics, and musical ventures are not about him, but about the power of music—the power it has to restore brokenness, encourage hopefulness, and breathe life into the lifeless.
It was just Chapman who allowed himself to break down walls and enter a place of vulnerability that would eventually result in others doing the same.

Website: www.dustinchapmanmusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dustinchapmanmusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/dustinsings97
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Instagram: www.instagram.com/dustinsings97

Label: Chapman Records

ISRC: QZHN42039278

Song IPI# ASCAP# 908627550

Songwriters: Dustin Chapman
Songwriters’ IPI#: ASCAP# 857350222

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Hello, my name is Douglas Riley. I was born in Goshen, Indiana on February 10th, 1982. Growing up in my parents...
Hello, my name is Douglas Riley. I was born in Goshen, Indiana on February 10th, 1982. Growing up in my parents house, we attended church on a regular basis. One of my first memories was of my mother playing classical music on an upright piano in the house – she played well, and I enjoyed listening. Eventually, I began taking piano lessons from a nice lady when I was in elementary school.
My pursuit of music continued in high school, where I joined the marching band. This lasted until I noticed there were more girls in choir than in marching band. The following year I quit the marching band and joined the choir. I enjoyed both the marching band and choir and learned a lot from my classmates and the instructors.
I knew I wanted to move to Nashville after high school to pursue a career as a musician, but I didn’t have the nerve to make the move at that time. I attended Ball State University in Muncie, IN for one year.
I met a group of guys while at Ball State and we had formed a band. After a show in September, 2001, I remember getting ready to make the drive back to Goshen. I was driving up to the entrance ramp to Interstate 69 near Fairmont, IN where we had performed the night before. I-69 runs north and south there. North would have meant returning home to Goshen, and south would mean heading to Nashville. I was at a crossroads in my life – literally. At the last minute, I turned the truck onto the entrance ramp to I-69 South and headed to Nashville. I did not tell my parents. I remember having about $200, a change of clothes, and to top it all off, the fuel gauge in the truck did not work. With the help of some relatives, I was able to find an apartment and not long after that I got a job. I was excited to be in Nashville. I finally made the move I'd dreamt of making all this time.
In the years that have passed since I first moved to Nashville, it feels like things are finally beginning to come together. I’m playing music full-time on Lower Broadway in Downtown Nashville and the shows are going well. I have a manager who is instrumental in daily operations of the band
It’s been a wild ride, and I look forward to many more years of writing and recording new music, as well as playing many more live shows. I feel like the best way to experience my music is by attending a live show, so please join us someday soon. Until then, God bless you, and thank you for your interest in my music.

Website: www.douglasrileymusic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Douglas-Riley-Music-775412459225146/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DouglasRiley302
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/46w6XC9kClBMSl6BjBONJm
Label: Douglas Riley Music

ISRC: USTME2000012
Song IPI# ASCAP# 906608285

Songwriters: Douglas Riley
Songwriters’ IPI#: ASCAP# 497926977

Publisher: Douglas Riley Music
Publisher IPI#: ASCAP# 1016888152
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From his hometown of Somerset, Kentucky, Jordan Foster embraces a unique, but true sound of Country Music holding...
From his hometown of Somerset, Kentucky, Jordan Foster embraces a unique, but true sound of Country Music holding tight to his southern roots. Having been raised in your typical “Small Town USA” in South Central Kentucky and being nestled right in the Heart of the Lake Cumberland Area Jordan has truly had the experience of living the true “Country Life”.
Having grown-up with a true passion for music Jordan has been performing since an early age and is no stranger to the music scene. Over the years, he has had the honor of opening for Lonestar & Daryle Sigletary right in his hometown! Jordan has also played at the world famous car show called Somernites Cruise, and several festivals this past year.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JordanFosterMusic
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/music_Jordan
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jordanfoster_music/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2kXOtTGVkE5PtdJkJ34VIg

Label: Red Ten Records / Red Brick Productions

ISRC: QMF9C1800003
Song IPI# BMI# 27804441

Songwriters: Jordan Foster
Songwriters’ IPI#: BMI# 754532142

Publisher: Circle Patches Music / Grand Haven Music
Publisher IPI#: BMI# 493656903 / BMI# 230748188
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Dion connects with crowds of all types, and works feverishly, through His performances, to win over crowds of all...
Dion connects with crowds of all types, and works feverishly, through His performances, to win over crowds of all ages. Dion Pride is the son of legendary Country Music Hall of Famer, Charley Pride. Dion is also a songwriter and multi-talented Instrumentalist. He plays guitar, piano, drums and bass. At fourteen, he was performing. One of his songs titled “I Miss My Home” was recorded by his father and released on Charley Pride’s “Choices” album in 2011.
Dion played lead guitar and keyboards for his father, and opened His Father’s show for 5 years, but while touring on his father’s show, Dion began to incorporate some of his own material. The audiences were so responsive that Dion decided to strike out on his own and has not looked back. He has sung and performed for audiences around the world in countries like England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada and all the continental United States, entertaining crowds of 10,000 or more. When asked, “What was the most important thing you learned from your father?” Dion sums it up in one word, “Humbleness”. Dion has taken that lesson to heart – he has a genuine enthusiasm and excitement for country music that is rarely seen today, and although his success continues to grow he remains humble and grateful – always giving his fans the performance of a lifetime. With his impressive talent, honest heart and dedication, Dion Pride, is leaving his own mark on country music . His musical abilities appeared at an early age when he learned to plays guitar, piano, drums and bass and by fourteen, he was performing. But while touring with his father’s show, Dion began to incorporate some of his own material , The audiences were so responsive that Dion decided to strike out on his own and has not looked back.

Website: http://www.dionpride.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dion.pride
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DionPride
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dionpride

Label: Songs of Pride

ISRC: QZP942000001
Song IPI# BMI# 10829259

Songwriters: Bobby Fischer / Steve Leslie / Lance A Miller
Songwriters’ IPI#: ASCAP #10283631 / BMI# 231014630 / SESAC# 258796210

Publisher: Chord Boy Songs / Tessie S Tunes / A Chord Music / Anyone’s Music / Lance Miller Music
Publisher IPI#: BMI# 406386853 / BMI# 86668032 / ASCAP# 66986519 / ASCAP# 407711478 / SESAC# 470565841
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