New Artists Ignite at Radio

Steel Magnolia Making History
Big Machine duo  Steel Magnolia’s Top 15 hit, “Keep On Lovin’ You,” has become the highest charting debut single from a male/female country duet act in the 66-year history of Billboard’s Top Country Songs Chart. The song currently sits at No. 14.

Steel Magnolia is a multiple ACM Award nominee (Top Vocal Duo of the Year and Top New Vocal  Duo). This Saturday (3/13) the duo will perform on the Grand Ole Opry. You can find more information here.

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Radio Loving Jerrod Niemann’s “Lover, Lover”
Sea Gayle/Arista Records artist Jerrod Niemann is feeling the love at country radio as his single, “Lover, Lover” leads the pack as the most-added new song hitting country radio playlists this week. The writer of Garth Brooks’ “Good Ride Cowboy,” Niemann’s vocal talent takes center stage on “Lover, Lover” as the Kansas native tackles all nine vocal parts on a song he remembers “Lover, Lover” from 1993, when it charted for group Sonia Dada.

“Just from the first moment I heard it, it always made me feel good,” he says. “I found myself singing it over the years, and I loved how it was so acoustic driven and also relied a lot on harmonies.”

MusicRow’s Robert K. Oermann recently cheered “Lover, Lover” as “a groove-soaked hand clapper with a rumbling undertow and some super stacked chorus harmonies. Pretty dang catchy and irresistible.”

The digital single of “Lover, Lover” hit i-Tunes this past Tuesday (3/9), and
Niemann’’s album is slated to arrive later this year. Niemann has been playing selected dates with his friend and co-writer Jamey Johnson, including upcoming shows March 19 in Asheville, NC, and March 20 in Knoxville, TN. Click here for more Jerrod Niemann news and information.

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Lee Brice’s “Love Like Crazy” Goes Top 30
Curb Records artist Lee Brice is heating up the Billboard country singles charts, cracking the Top 30 this week with his latest single “Love Like Crazy.”

Written by Doug Johnson and Tim James and produced by Doug Johnson, the song offers advice on how to make young love and a career last a lifetime. “Love Like Crazy” is from Niemann’s forthcoming debut album Picture Of Me, to be released in 2010.

With cuts by Jason Aldean, Adam Gregory, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, and Garth Brooks, Brice has long since established himself as a hit songwriter. In fact, Brooks’ smash hit version of his “Good Ride Cowboy” was the first song in Billboard chart history to debut at #1.

You can learn more about Lee Brice here.

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