Ask Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, or Bono about the roots of Irish Music, and they will point you to the McPeake Family!
Ask Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, or Bono about the roots of Irish Music, and they will point you to the McPeake Family!
The four generations of the McPeake Family are one of those rare Irish gems that have been whispered as ‘folk-royalty.’ Their beloved song “Wild Mountain Thyme” has been on the lips of music lovers across the globe - in Irish pubs, concert halls, and music festivals worldwide - since it was first performed in the late 1940s. This hauntingly beautiful folk anthem has been covered by music superstars such as Glen Frey (The Eagles), Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan and Judy Collins, to name but a very few. It is the Celtic equivalent of Country Music’s “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”.
Francis McPeake I penned “Wild Mountain Thyme;” Francis McPeake II influenced Van Morrison, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan; Francis McPeake III taught John Lennon the Uilleann Pipes; and now Francis McPeake IV - who has worked with iconic Hollywood film companies, such as Walden Media, and Academy Award-winning actors - has formed the vibrant new band McPEAKE.
Figuring prominently in the EMMY Award-winning PBS Special “Music of Ireland,” McPEAKE is taking the world of Celtic music by storm with its own contemporary brand of self-penned songs and compositions. Since their initial tour of USA in 2009, McPEAKE are now on the main stages of the USA festival circuit, performing regularly to audiences in excess 10,000 people. The new generation of this legendary family has developed a distinctive sound that is totally immersed in the popular culture of today, while maintaining a firm anchor in the influences of past generations.
McPEAKE’s unique blend of Indie, Country, Folk and Irish music attracts widely diverse audiences that might not otherwise commingle. Fans consistently use superlatives such as fresh, authentic, original, and dazzling to describe the experience that is – McPEAKE!
Artist Website: http://www.mcpeakemusic.com
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Artist Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/mcpeake/146591441
Label: Piper 4 Records, Ltd.
Song IPI# EJNW-311021-0450-00
Songwriters: Paula McPeake
Songwriters’ IPI#: PRS #741161374
Born in Chattanooga, she moved with her family to Atlanta, then to the East Coast of Florida, near Cape Canaveral,...
Born in Chattanooga, she moved with her family to Atlanta, then to the East Coast of Florida, near Cape Canaveral, on the Indian River, where she spent her formative years. After majoring in Music at Florida State University, she lived in Atlanta and was mentored by long time friend and colleague of Ramsey Lewis, jazz musician Paul Mitchell.
With longtime writing partner Mary Ann Kennedy, Rose has been nominated for two GRAMMY Awards and has won praise for her powerful alliance with Mary Ann as the acclaimed duo Kennedy Rose. The twosome won the ear of rock star Sting and recorded two CDs for his private label Pangaea Records, a label he founded for “uncategorizable music”. As an added treat, they were asked to open for him on one of his World Tours. As special guests of Emmylou Harris, Kennedy Rose also performed twice for President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton, and later at the Nobel Peace Prize Presentation in Oslo, Norway.
For the better part of 2016, Kennedy & Rose reunited with Emmylou Harris to tour as an acoustic trio, spotlighting the duo and treating the crowds to their impressive 3-part blend with Harris.
American Blonde’s music video, “Quicksand,” offers mesmerizing viewing. While the focus is on the natural beauty of...
American Blonde’s music video, “Quicksand,” offers mesmerizing viewing. While the focus is on the natural beauty of Nata and Tinka Morris – the siblings who are American Blonde – videographer Ryan Slattery (Jackson Gillies, Rachel Ross, DJ Unieq) deftly crafts a magical world using powerful contrasts between dappled sunlight and dark, “evil” woods, open fields and confining trails, and by alternating spatial separation and intimacy between the actors. Nata’s regal and controlled movements play off Tinka’s wilder, hair-swirling, head-banging drumming. Ethereal silk dresses are offset with delicate chains and kick-a** boots. There is smoke but no mirrors, big city band action in a half-mown hay field, a barn with no livestock and two women but no men. It’s a rabbit hole of the best kind . . . a tidal pull on the senses that creates a compelling aura of urgency and need. The video was filmed at The Gathering Place in Lebanon, Tennessee.
The Southern Rock-inspired anthem, written by Nata and frequent collaborator Jimmy Nash ("More Than Crazy" Jane By Design, "We Are Made Of Stars" Teen Mom 2) “Quicksand” was released to Country radio last month. The tune quickly racked over 200,000 streams and is featured on several Spotify playlists - Fresh Finds: Country, Country Summer Vibes, Today’s Country Hits and more. Produced by Cliff Downs, it is the first single for the duo and is available for purchase everywhere.
ABOUT AMERICAN BLONDE
A powerhouse of talent, principal songwriter/guitarist Nata and drummer Tinka Morris bring to life the energetic and raw sounds of the Delta – and give testament to the land that nurtured them. As youngsters, they were drawn to the extensive live music scene around their Cleveland, Mississippi hometown – the festivals, fairs and fish fries where music was front and center. The sounds of The Eagles, B.B. King, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, Elvis, Stevie Nicks and more echoed throughout their home. Entertainers since their pre-teen years, the siblings have literally lived their lives in the spotlight - and loved every minute of it. Their determination and talent earned them a slot competing in the 2014 Texaco Country Showdown, which led to the release of their first EP (produced by Alabama’s Jeff Cook). Two well-received CDs, released in 2015 and 2018 (produced by hit songwriters Gerald O’ Brien and Catt Gravitt), followed. They landed three Top 25 hits on the MusicRow Chart with “Anything Is Possible,” “I Think Too Much” and “Don’t Let Another Day Go By.” They’ve toured throughout the U.S. and the U.K., sharing the stage with diverse acts, including Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Brantley Gilbert, Easton Corbin, B.B. King, and others. Their high-energy stage shows have earned them spots at CMA Fest, Bluebird Café, The GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi, and The GRAMMY Museum® Los Angeles, among other high-profile venues. The Morris sisters call Nashville home.
Country singer/songwriter/guitarist Amber DeLaCruz grew up in southeast Florida in the small town of Callahan, where...
Country singer/songwriter/guitarist Amber DeLaCruz grew up in southeast Florida in the small town of Callahan, where she began singing and playing at a young age. After high school she continued pursuing music, but the small town couldn’t hold her back from the big dream of Nashville. Amber decided to move to the music city and didn’t waste any time meeting other singer/songwriters and began to write songs that would land her on several albums and featured her singing on three Mud Digger compilations. An example being “I’m from the South” featuring Colt Ford. While she was pumping out song after song, she was hired by HighWire productions to sing and play on Broadway as one of their high energy artists featured 6 days a week where she is still a fan and bar favorite! This past year she has released three major singles “Drunkest Night,” “White Christmas” and her latest smash “String.”
Gary Morris is known world-wide for his vocal mastery, able to hold audiences mesmerized and overwhelmed by the pure...
Gary Morris is known world-wide for his vocal mastery, able to hold audiences mesmerized and overwhelmed by the pure beauty and inspiration of his voice. Morris is known for the 1983 ballad "The Wind Beneath My Wings", although his credits include more than twenty-five other chart singles on the Billboard country charts, including five No. 1 hits. He has also released nine studio albums, mostly in the country pop vein, with his 1983 album Why Lady Why having earned a gold certification from the RIAA.
Looking for Will Carter?
You might start in Katy, his hometown, not far from Houston. Or you could check at some...
Looking for Will Carter?
You might start in Katy, his hometown, not far from Houston. Or you could check at some of the hottest honky-tonks and clubs in southeast Texas, where if you’re lucky you’ll be near the stage as the Will Carter Band hit their opening song. It won’t take long before their true country music sweeps you and the rest of the crowd onto the dance floor.
Unlike so much else of what we hear today, Carter’s music rides on a silent but unmistakable undercurrent. It nourishes his songs with a sense that he writes from experience. It nurtures an impression that he was taught from Day One to work hard with the hand you’re dealt and pursue your passion only when you know you have the knowledge you need to succeed.
These lessons began at home, through the example of his father, who valued self-sufficiency in life and business. After his passing, Carter would take a job at his stepfather’s construction firm. Once he had earned his BS in construction science with a minor in business administration at Texas A&M, he would work for several of the largest general contracting firms in Houston before branching out on his own.
Few performers in any genre can match Carter’s blend of native talent, determination and drive. Good Bad Idea doesn’t just make this clear, it also signals the launch of a career that will capture the allegiance of young and old, those who savor old-school and those who can’t wait for school to let out for spring break. And here’s another sure bet: Carter’s ready to ride, right now.
Ticking down his mental list, he notes, “The band and I are solid. We’ve got our songs together. Our show is tight.” He muses for a second and then laughs. “I guess all that’s left is to hop on the bus, hit the road and get out of town.”
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EPK URL/Link (YouTube / Digital Rodeo/Sonicbids) https://www.willcarterofficial.com/epk
“This is a great version by Stevie Lee Woods . I have listened to people trying to cover Elton songs for many years...
“This is a great version by Stevie Lee Woods . I have listened to people trying to cover Elton songs for many years . The first time I heard this, I thought wow this is great . Giving his own interpretation, giving the song new meaning . Not surprising both Elton and Bernie like it . I’m sure everyone will. Best regards and Every success” - Stuart Epps – producer (Since 1967, British record producer, Stuart Epps has worked with Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, Twisted Sister, Nine Lies, Bill Wyman, Kiki Dee, George Harrison, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen, Paul Weller, Cliff Richard, Bad Company, Barry White and Chris Rea.)
Country Music star Stevie Lee Woods announces the release of his fantastic cover of the Elton John classic, Something About The Way You Look Tonight.
Stevie Lee Woods was born and raised in Bluefield, Virginia in a family with extensive musical background. His Father, Buddy Woods was a lead guitarist and previously had worked as a sideman for such artists as Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Eddie Arnold and a number of other distinguished musicians. His brothers David and Greg are also gifted musicians who played music in Virginia and Florida after Stevie decided to move to Nashville TN in the early 90's.
The move to Nashville ended up being a good move for Stevie as he landed his first record deal in 1993 releasing Two Charted singles one of which went to Number 1 on the then Cash Box Charts and the other made it into the Top 20. "Is There Anything Left", written by accomplished songwriter Jerry Fuller was a song that opened many doors for Stevie as it landed him major representation by such agencies as Buddy Lee Attractions and World Class Talent in Nashville. From such representation Stevie began his career appearing and touring with such artists as Lorrie Morgan, John Michael Montgomery, Martina McBride, Diamond RIO, Brooks and Dunn. He was also an annual guest on the annual Country across America Tour which was a Major Country Music Extravaganza.
After his second single was released, Stevie was asked to be a part of a Worldwide tour covering such places as London, Scotland, Germany, and some parts of Asia with such artists as Freddy Fender and Grand Ole Opry members Del Reeves, Jim Ed Brown and many others which was a huge success and thus was repeated immediately the next season.
Stevie has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry as well as hosted his own Television show in the 90's along with the recording artist Sylvia for the USA Network entitled Today’s Hot Country. Stevie has enjoyed success in music and has had his videos on or still on GAC, CMT, Zuus Country and more Worldwide. His music has been on Radio on a Global Scale.
Stevie’s show Stevie Lee Woods & Friends is a nonstop High Energy show including one of his celebrity guests from over the years, i.e. T. Graham Brown, Baillie & The Boys, Brian White, Billy Dean and many more. Stevie's show is available internationally and he has a World Class Nashville Band that works to back Stevie and his celebrity guests.
The Hammond Brothers are fraternal twins, Dale and Gale. They are Singers, Songwriters, Musicians, Recording...
The Hammond Brothers are fraternal twins, Dale and Gale. They are Singers, Songwriters, Musicians, Recording Artists, Comedians, and Actors.
Originally from Benton, Illinois, The Hammond Brothers are the sons of a Baptist evangelist. They began performing gospel music at the age of 5, traveling throughout the country with their father.
Currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee, The Hammond Brothers perform various styles of music including country, pop, gospel, and rock-a-billy.
The Hammond Brothers tour throughout the world delighting audiences of every culture and creed, bringing smiles and uplifting hearts everywhere. With natural comedic personalities, Dale and Gale have the unique ability to connect to an audience. Their smooth harmonies and catchy original songs makes a Hammond Brothers show an exciting, ’one-of-a-kind’ experience. Dale and Gale have performed at various mainstream country music venues, universities, the Las Vegas Hilton, the Grand Ole Opry, and appeared on numerous national television shows. They have performed on the stage of The Grand Ole Opry, TNN’s Nashville Now, Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree, The Heartland USA, Jerry Lewis National Telethon, Las Vegas Hilton, and Broadway. They have performed with such artists as George Strait, Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell, Paul Anka, as well as Donny & Marie Osmond.
On October 12, 2013, The Hammond Brothers were inducted into The Rock-A-Billy Hall Of Fame and received a 2019 Josie Award for Duet of the Year.
Sarah Hobbs embraces the sound of old school traditional country. From an early age music has played an important...
Sarah Hobbs embraces the sound of old school traditional country. From an early age music has played an important part of Sarah's life as well as many generations of her family. She is an independent artist from Northeast Texas. Her songwriting comes from the life experiences she's had, both good and bad, so when she sings, you can guarantee it's from the heart. Her strong East Texas accent reflects in her singing voice, leaving no doubt you're listening to real country music.
She has been nominated for Texas Female Vocalist of the Year the past 3 years and won Big Star 97's New Female Vocalist of the Year in 2017. She was named in Wide Open Country's "15 Texas Artists to Watch in 2018". Her first 2 singles to Texas radio were top 25 hits. Most recently she has obtained her first top 10 single with "I Got Me" and been named the 2019 Texas Female Vocalist of the Year!!
Country Music Recording Artist Rhonda Towns releases first Inspirational, Christian, Country, Gospel single and...
Country Music Recording Artist Rhonda Towns releases first Inspirational, Christian, Country, Gospel single and title track "Walking In Your Wonderful Light"
Written by Teddy Hayes and produced by Billy Sherrill in collaboration with Towns, the long- awaited and welcomed single serves as a preview to the Christian, Country, and Gospel music entertainer's forthcoming six-track EP ("Walking In Your Wonderful Light") anticipated later this year.
Now available via digital retail outlets and streaming platforms (Amazon/Apple Music/iTunes/Spotify).
Rhonda made her television debut as a champion contender on "Star Search” (hosted by Ed McMahon); she was also the first black female country recording artist to appear on the “Live From L.A. Show” on the BET Network.
Rhonda formed her own independent label, Dawn Records, in 2006 and released her debut album "I Wanna Be Loved By You" co-produced by Harold Shedd (Reba/Shania Twain/Alabama/Toby Keith), Norro Wilson (Kenny Chesney/Reba/ Sara Evans/Shania Twain/Tammy Wynette/George Jones) and Jim Cotton (Billy Ray Cyrus/Montgomery Gentry/ Alabama).
She followed with a series of single releases to radio including “I Wanna Be Loved By You,” “Somethin' Better” and “Slow Rain” which met with applause from multiple and various formats.
Label: Dawn Records
Song IPI# ASCAP# 883664113
Songwriters: Theodore Hayes
Songwriters’ IPI#: ASCAP# 37969729
Publisher: Teddy Hayes Music Publishing
Publisher IPI#: ASCAP# 529047743
"Red Lipstick and a Cowboy Hat" pays tribute to those of us who have felt they were held back or put down at a young...
"Red Lipstick and a Cowboy Hat" pays tribute to those of us who have felt they were held back or put down at a young age and who learned to rise above the negativity and become the person they were meant to be. Their fierce unstoppable self!
Kate Watson is a rising star on the Texas music scene and proud to call Montgomery, TX her home. You may remember Kate from the 2019 season of American Idol, where she received a standing ovation from Lionel Richie after she sang his hit song “Hello.” Kate’s vocal chops are hard-earned: she’s a student of renowned vocal coach Tom McKinney (Beyonce, Maddie & Tae, Pentatonix), and she has a stage presence that can only be described as captivating. Kate Watson fans will tell you that Kate loves creating music, working hard, and seeing results. More importantly, though, her fans come to know that Kate loves people. Her main goal in life is to inspire others and provide hope through songwriting and live performances.
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”.
At three years of age, Pamela McNeill starred as an angel in her church Christmas Eve pageant. When she saw the...
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.
Tommy tours and appears at more than 150 venues a year. He has become one of the most recognized Inspirational...
Tommy tours and appears at more than 150 venues a year. He has become one of the most recognized Inspirational Country singers today. Tommy has shared the stage with country artists such as Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Daryl Worley, Little Big Town, Porter Wagner and Roy Clark. He has ministered alongside Christian artists Guy Penrod, Del Way, Jason Crabb, Point of Grace, Chonda Pierce and Josh Turner. He has appeared on GAC, CMT, GMC, Sky Angel, Cornerstone Television, TCT Network and many more. Tommy has won 29 major Christian music awards, has had 14 #1 songs on the Inspirational Country Music charts and has been invited to perform on some of the largest stages and churches around the country.
With all that said, don't think that any of this success has gone to his head. Tommy is one of the most humble, helpful and ministry driven artists in the country. He and his wife Michelle have started a promotion company called "Beyond the Music Promotions" that helps inspiring new artists get started in the music industry.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
Label: Douglas Riley Music
Song IPI# ASCAP# 906608285
Songwriters: Douglas Riley
Songwriters’ IPI#: ASCAP# 497926977
Publisher: Douglas Riley Music
Publisher IPI#: ASCAP# 1016888152
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.
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.
Shannon Rae is 100 Proof Country Rock. She is a Southern California native raised on The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and...
Shannon Rae is 100 Proof Country Rock. She is a Southern California native raised on The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and Tom Petty and influenced by Shania Twain, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood. Her second album, Lucky 13, showcases that Shannon has hit her stride with an original style all her own. Lucky 13 is a sassy combination of Country, Rock, Pop and even a splash of Bluegrass. Grammy award winning producer Chris Lord Alge says, "Shannon Rae has everything it takes to be a country rock star!”
Song IPI# BMI# 31462276
Songwriters: Shannon Rae / David Polich
Songwriters’ IPI#: BMI#801943650 / BMI# 432604095