Parmalee, Blanco Brown Receive Platinum Certification For ‘Just The Way’
Parmalee and Blanco Brown were recently presented with commemorative plaques for their Platinum-certified smash hit “Just the Way.” The international hit song has reached No. 1 on U.S. and Canadian country radio, and is also currently in the top 25 on Hot AC radio.
The artist’s BBR Music Group team surprised the group during their performance at Whiskey Jam in Nashville in front of a packed audience.
O.N.E The Duo Signs With Visionary Media Group
Mother-daughter singer-songwriters O.N.E The Duo have inked a deal with Nashville-based Visionary Media Group, with plans to release their debut single in 2021.
O.N.E The Duo is comprised of Prana Supreme Diggs and Tekitha who both have deep roots in music royalty: Prana’s father is RZA, founder, producer, and de-facto leader of Wu-Tang Clan, while Tekitha is known for her work as the female featured vocalist of Wu-Tang Clan. O.N.E The Duo, which stands for Observant, Noetic, and Effervescent, draws from a diverse range of musical influences including Chris Stapleton, Fleetwood Mac, The Judds, and Motown.
“Growing up, my mom used to host these big jam session parties at our house,” Prana shares. “It was probably one of the highlights of my childhood, getting to hang out with all these singers, musicians, rappers, poets, etc. Usually, at these jams, Mom and I would freestyle a song together—and it was the morning after one of these jam parties that the idea of us singing and writing our own songs together came to my mind.”
Attracted to the creative energy and storytellers of Nashville, Prana Supreme and Tekitha traveled out and spent time immersed in the art, culture and sounds of Music City in the summer of 2015. Amidst meetings with producer Bar None and writing songs with Rebecca Lynn Howard and Elisha Hoffman, O.N.E The Duo was born. Today, they’ve made Music City their home with the goal to tell their story through as many different mediums as possible — the written word, film, and through music.
PLA Media Adds Stokoff To Its Artist Roster
PLA Media has added Spanish country recording artist Stokoff to its growing roster. The Colombia native is expanding the borders of the country genre by releasing both original music and translated hits to country music’s Spanish speaking audience.
“Octavio Stokoff is a multi-cultural artist with Colombian and German roots singing country music in Spanish!” says PLA Media Founder Pam Lewis. “It doesn’t get to be more of a melting pot than that. We are delighted to be working with this talented, versatile guy.”
Stokoff released his most recent album, Country Music Hits En Español Y Mas, in early 2021 and has garnered over one million total streams on Spotify. The collection of 17 tracks includes his translation of hits by Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, and Tim McGraw alongside his original songs.
In Colombia, his singles “Si Tu no Estás,” “Quiero Ser” and “Todo ha Cambiado” have hit the top of the charts with the latter also recently featured on Country Music’s Country Wide & Breaking Mexican Music playlists on Apple Music. Throughout his career, Stokoff has performed at the Latin Billboard Awards in Las Vegas and opened for Ricardo Arjona and Franco de Vita.
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