Industry Ink: Brett Young, ‘Nashville Or Nothing Nights,’ Greylan James
Brett Young Raises Thousands For Organization In Hawai’i
Multi-Platinum country artist Brett Young raised several thousand dollars for HEARTS: Hawai’i Education of the Arts with his recent sold-out four-night Hawaiian tour. He performed on several of the Aloha state’s islands to give back to the local arts community that loves and supports his music.
“My wife and I have always been in love with the islands so when we heard that local artists have been covering my songs and that we had a fan base over here, we thought it sounded like the perfect excuse to come spend time and give back to some of our favorite places,” says Young. “I’m hoping to make this a regular thing. It was very special—for me, and my family.”
For every ticket sold, the “You Didn’t” singer donated a dollar to HEARTS to aid in providing affordable and high quality music, hula and theatre arts programs year round to students of all ages. HEARTS also performs in elder care facilities, hospitals and churches. Young also participated in the ACE Shootout to benefit Children’s Miracle Network and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Inaugural Nashville Or Nothing Nights Sees $1,000 MAPCO Donation
The city of Nashville rallied for an evening of music and giving on Feb. 15 at NashHouse for the first “Nashville or Nothing Nights” event. Steven Lee Olsen hosted, and the evening’s lineup included Charles Kelley of Lady A, MacKenzie Porter, Jimmy Robbins, Derek Austin, and Lydia Sutherland.
In the spirit of giving back, MAPCO presented a $1,000 check to the music education nonprofit, Music Will, to support their mission of providing underprivileged children and communities with quality music education.
Music Will’s CEO, Janice Polizzotto, says, “We are incredibly grateful for MAPCO’s generosity and support. This donation will help us continue our mission to bring music education to those who need it the most.”
The “Nashville or Nothing Nights” event was made possible by several sponsors including MAPCO, Studio Bank, Pickle Jar, Music Will, and Tennessee Star.
Greylan James Is SiriusXM’s New ‘Highway Find’
Greylan James became SiriusXM’s The Highway’s newest “Highway Find,” and host Storme Warren shared the surprise on air before the radio premiere of “2 Years Back,” the new song James released on Feb. 17. Listen to his latest release here.
SiriusXM’s “Highway Find” program is a commitment to spotlighting new talent in the country music community. James joins the ranks of Parker McCollum, Luke Combs, Gabby Barrett, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay, Cole Swindell, and Florida Georgia Line with this honor.
“When I got surprised with being the next Highway Find, it literally felt like watching my life change before my eyes,” James shares. “It has jump started so many incredible careers, and I’ve heard so many of my favorite country artists say: ‘It all started when The Highway got on board’. I’m thankful, honored, and pumped to hear my song on their station. Let’s go!”
“2 Years Back,” co-written with Matt Roy and Brock Berryhill, retrospectively explores a relationship with great examples of James’ songwriting and artistry. James is currently on the “No Bad Vibes Tour” opening for Old Dominion.
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