Artist Updates (7/30/14)

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Emily West stunned judges and the audience during last night’s episode of America’s Got Talent. The former Nashville resident performed Sia‘s “Chandeliers” at Radio City Music Hall, and the performance prompted America’s Got Talent judge Howard Stern to call West the best America’s Got Talent singer he has seen.

“I’ve been waiting for someone like you, that’s how strong I feel about you,” said Stern. “So on the money. You’re the best singer I’ve seen since I joined the show.”

West previously earned a Nashville record Capitol Records Nashville and released the single “Rocks In Your Shoes” in 2008.

Watch West’s America’s Got Talent performance below.


jeff the brotherhood11Nashville natives JEFF The Brotherhood will release a self-produced EP of cover songs, titled Dig The Classics, on Sept. 30 (Warner Bros. Records).

Brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall bring fresh takes on the Pixies’ “Gouge Away,” My Bloody Valentne’s “Come In Alone,” Teenage Fanclub’s “Mad Dog 20/20,” and Beck’s “Totally Confused.”



Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins will travel to Boston’s Fenway Park on Aug. 2 to perform the national anthem opening the Red Sox vs. Yankees, the second of a three-game series, which will be broadcast nationally on FOX.

Adkins previously performed the anthem at Fenway in July 2012 and in St. Louis, Mo. in 2011 for Game 2 of the World Series.

Adkins has also added vocal duo Jill & Kate to his touring band.

mandisa11Mandisa will release Get Up: The Remixes on Sept. 16. The 11-track project will feature remixes of “Overcomer,” Stronger,” and “Good Morning,” among others. Get Up: The Remixes follows Mandisa’s album Overcomer, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart.

This fall, Mandisa will join Casting Crowns and Sidewalk Prophets in September for 39 stops on the Thrive Tour, as well as performances at various events with Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Hillsong United.


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