Anyone who has witnessed a performance from Drew Cooper can testify to experiencing a stirring of the soul kind of sensation as the music washes over. The husky, soul soaked baritone of his voice is no doubt the very foundation his entire sound is built on. His songs talk about every damn thing and his chops as a storyteller has propelled him into the songwriting cirles in Texas and Los Angeles. Part 1 of his new double album “This Life” is a bold statement of accountability. It’s honest, real life situations, sometimes hard, sometimes soft, that come to life through a mighty heart and an equally strapping voice that commands attention.
Three bandmates, fourteen songs that blur the lines between hard-edged country, rock & roll, and all the gritty sounds in between, “3” is the latest album from Cody Canada the Departed and it is proof that there's strength in numbers. “3” shines a light on the core ingredients of Canada's sound. There's plenty of amplified crunch, Red Dirt twang, roadhouse-worthy guitar riffs, story-based songwriting, and the familiar rasp of Canada's voice. It's been a quarter century since Canada kicked off his career. He's a road warrior and prolific songwriter. With "3," he brews up a sound that's inspired by outlaw country icons of the 1970s and rock bands of the 1990s.
This husband and wife duo from Nashville has been applauded by the media for years. Iconic music critic and country music historian Robert Oermann at Music Row Magazine, and the late Chuck Dauphin at Billboard have both called them "the real deal" with Chuck going on to say "Herrick may very well contain the next great female voice of this generation in Donna Herrick." They have won several awards in the industry, have performed at the Opry, and have played with an impressive list of A-list artists over the years. Herrick's music has always been centered around heart wrenching melodies and harmonies. Their new single "Some Kind Of Lonesome" is inspired by the recent loss of Donna Herrick’s mother, and the loneliness through a calendar year that feels, to many, to be the very definition of the word. The profound imagery of the music video turns many tides of the soul, yet it is not without the life raft we all cling to, which is each other. This song is a brilliant prelude to their forth coming studio album "Sunderland Road."
For over a decade, singer-songwriter and musician Brandon Rhyder has been widely exalted for his exquisite ability to couple gorgeous melodies with superb storytelling and deeply admired for his signature songbird vocal style. 18 years of highly praised albums, a rigorous tour schedule of 175 plus dates a year and the privilege of working with top-notch songwriters like Liz Rhodes, Keith Gattis, Lori McKenna, Walt Wilkins and Radney Foster, Rhyder is on top of his game. His new single "I Felt Good Today" comes out September 13, 2019 in advance of his live acoustic album "Main Street Crossing" in November.
Curtis Grimes is responsible for eleven #1 hit singles in Texas, seven of those #1's in a row including his latest single “Still A Little Country Left” off his current album “Undeniably Country.” The music video premiered on CMT.com. He has seen over 30 million streams on Spotify, scored a #1 hit song on the Power Source Country Christian Chart, and most recently, scored a double win at the 2020 Texas Country Music Awards for "Single of the Year" and "Christian Country Artist of the Year," which he has now won twice. Last year he took home "Entertainer of the Year." His music is 100% homegrown country steeped in southern values and Christian charity. His new acoustic EP "Acoustic Collections" is out now.
From a small town Arkansas kid to a mainstream songwriting scholarship in Nashville to a return to his independent country music roots, David Adam Byrnes is making the scene in Texas with singles flying up the radio chart. Byrnes new album “Neon Town” mae its presence known months before release with three back-to-back #1 hit singles with “Beer Bucket List” and “I Can Give You One.” His new single “Old School” is well on course to the top of the chart, and the hilarious music video is turning heads as well. The music video was premiered on CMT.com. “Neon Town” is the come-full-circle thesis on his adventures from small town roots to mainstream cultured and back to his provenance. David Adam Byrnes has earned himself a music business education that just can’t be bought.
Brian Callihan most definitely knows his way around a song having had five publishing deals to date and his songs recorded by an impressive list of his country music peers. American Songwriter Magazine has twice featured Callihan calling him "A firm fit within today's contemporary country confines." Callihan has performed at the coveted Key West Songwriters Festival and at the CMA Music Festival. His self-titled debut album shows his talents in spectacular fashion. Every song was co-written with #1 hit songwriters including Cole Swindell, Adam Sanders, Jesse Rice, Wynn Varble, Monty Criswell, Josh Martin, Larry McCoy and Phil O’Donnell. The first single “Broke It Down” has seen 150,000 streams already and the music video boasts 10,000 views. The album ranked on the Top 15 on iTunes pre-order chart for country albums. On this impressive opener to what will no doubt be a very long season of notable future album releases, Brian Callihan proves he can do it all. With his pen, with his guitar, with his voice, and also behind the controls, his brand of country music is 100% him from start to finish.
Waves is comprised of five friends who met through School of Rock New Braunfels, a special kind of music school that holds “live performance” as the pinnacle of academic excellence. Peyton Glasco (18), Elysha LeMaster (17), Luke Wilson (16), Willy Canada (13) and Dierks Canada (16) started their journey together in 2019. Their debut EP “Take It Or Leave It” produced by AJ Vallejo features 6 songs written exclusively by the band and gives off sparks of punk, pop and alternative metal set alight by the R&B influenced vocal stylings of Elysha LeMaster. In only 3 years Waves has snagged shows at some very reputable venues and festivals including Mile 0 Fest in Key West, Florida.
Cross Canadian Ragweed
The Great Divide
Randy Rogers Band
Jason Boland and The Stragglers
The Damn Quails
Micky and the Motorcars
Six Market Blvd.
Ray Johnston Band
Cody Canada and the Departed
John 'Pops' Dennie
Charlie and The Regrets
David Adam Byrnes
Robbie Walden Band
David Adam Byrnes
One Flew South
Prophets and Outlaws
Nick Verzosa and the Noble Union
The Buffalo Ruckus
Stephanie Urbina Jones
Chad Sullins and the Last Call Coalition
Back Porch Mary
Little River Band
Michael Martin Murphy