The Isaacs Receive Hometown Honors In Hendersonville
Multi-award-winning family group The Isaacs have been commemorated in their hometown of Hendersonville, Tennessee. Mayor Jamie Clary deemed Tuesday, Sept. 14, “The Isaacs Day” in honor of their induction into The Grand Ole Opry.
“Congratulations to The Isaacs! As the home to many musicians, Hendersonville continues to be the place where artists write songs and rest between performances. As mayor, I am extremely proud to see our own residents performing on the world’s stage,” states Clary.
“We are beyond honored and humbled to receive this proclamation by Mayor Clary. Hendersonville is a great place to live. We all are raising our families here and wouldn’t want it any other way,” says The Isaacs.
The group is currently on tour in support of their recently released The American Face project. For a full list of tour dates, click here.
Whiskey Myers Makes Ryman Debut With Two Sold Out Shows
Whiskey Myers made their Ryman debut last weekend with two sold-out, back-to-back shows on Sept. 10 and 11.
Since their emergence in 2007, the band has played over 2,500 live shows, selling out 95% of their headlining shows during the most recent touring year.
Their self-produced fifth studio album, Whiskey Myers, released on the band’s own Wiggy Thump Records, debuted at No. 1 on both the country and Americana/folk sales charts, at No. 2 on the rock chart and No. 6 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. In total, Whiskey Myers have sold more than 1.1 million albums and amassed over 1.3 billion streams.
Tommy Townsend Joins BDF/Audium Nashville, Announces New Music In The Works
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Tommy Townsend has signed with BFD/Audium Nashville.
Townsend will release his first 10-track album, Southern Man, from the label in early 2022. The project was produced by Waylon Jennings and Jerry “Jigger” Bridges over 20 years ago but was never officially released.
“Tommy Townsend is country soul personified!” says GM Chuck Rhodes. “From standing next to Waylon Jennings on stage, to carrying on the Waylon tradition with Waymore’s Outlaws, he does his mentor proud with the previously unreleased gem called Southern Man.”
“Watching what Chuck and Bob Frank were doing with Audium, I knew that could be the perfect home for me and especially the Southern Man album,” shares Townsend. “Their excitement for the album and for my music is exactly what an artist thrives on, and I look forward to this being a long and prosperous relationship.”
Unsigned Only Music Competition Announces Sophie Pecora As Grand Prize Winner
The Unsigned Only Music Competition has announced that its 2021 Grand Prize winner is 17-year-old singer-songwriter, rap-poet Sophie Pecora for the song “Anxiety.”
Hailing from California, Pecora’s debut EP Raise the Bar was released at the end of 2020, and her recent Wildflower EP was released in August 2021. She was a performer on Season 14 of America’s Got Talent, winning the Golden Buzzer. She is currently working on new material in the studio with the acclaimed will.i.am who discovered her on TikTok.
“The word ‘authentic’ is too often thrown around, but in the case of this year’s Grand Prize winner, Sophie Pecora, there is no denying that she is truly an authentic artist,” say Candace Avery and Jim Morgan, the founders of Unsigned Only. “She isn’t afraid to be vulnerable, express her emotions, and dig deep-and she is only 17 years old. She has such a bright future ahead of her.”
“I am so amazed! I wrote the song ‘Anxiety’ because I know a lot of people go through it, and hopefully, when they’re listening to the song they’ll feel like someone understands them,” says Pecora. “Thank you to all the judges and to Unsigned Only for believing in me and my music. I’m so grateful, and I have many more songs to come.”
Established in 2012, Unsigned Only honors international artists who are not signed to a major record label and has become a source for discovering new talent and act. The Grand Prize winner is awarded a prize package totaling $50,000, including $20,000 in cash and more in merchandise and services geared toward helping an artist’s career.
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