Kameron Marlowe Releases New ‘I Can Lie (The Truth Is)’ With Erin Kirby
Karmeron Marlowe‘s “I Can Lie (The Truth Is)” took off on TikTok last November, garnering fan responses and a duet video from aspiring singer-songwriter Erin Kirby. Though Marlowe released a solo version of the track earlier this month, he recently surprised Kirby by bringing in her to the studio to record harmonies for the new release.
“A while back I teased this song on TikTok and the next day I got an insane amount of notifications about this girl named Erin Kirby. I listened to her video and immediately said we had to throw her on ‘I Can Lie,’” says Marlowe. “This song wouldn’t be true without her, and she was definitely the missing link to making the story of this song come to life. I’m excited for my first duet to be something the fans made happen and I can’t wait to see how Erin’s career takes off from here. She’s the real deal and I’m very proud of this song.”
Kirby adds, “This has been such a thrill getting to be a part of this song! From the response to me covering the song, to then getting surprised by Kameron to sing with him on it, I’m just so excited to be a part of this and can’t wait for y’all to hear it.”
Additionally, Marlowe invited Kirby to join him for their first joint live performance Tuesday (June 27) at the Grand Ole Opry.
NSAI Hosts Bluebird Cafe Concert for House Judiciary Subcommittee Members
NSAI hosted members of The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet for lunch and a special performance at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe this week. The members spent two days in Nashville, and attended a rare field hearing, “Five Years Later – The Music Modernization Act” to examine the law’s impact since its signing.
Performers at NSAI’s event included Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony, Jamie Floyd, Lee Miller and Tim Nichols.
Mike Richards Signs With Billy Blue Publishing
Billy Blue Publishing has signed multi-award-winning songwriter Mike Richards. With an impressive track record and extensive contributions to the bluegrass genre, Richards brings his exceptional talent to further elevate Billy Blue Publishing’s roster of songwriters.
As a founding member of The Chigger Hill Boys & Terri, Richards has garnered widespread recognition for his songwriting prowess. Richards brings an impressive list of accomplishments to Billy Blue that includes the 1999 GMA Dove Award Song of the Year “He Still Looks Over Me,” contributions to various projects by the legendary Lewis Family and Lee Greenwood. On the gospel side, Richards has had songs recorded by The Freemans, Amber Nelon Thompson, Morgan Easter, the Singing Cookes, Cumberland Quartet, Old Time Gospel Hour Quartet, Mark Trammell Trio and others.
Joe Dan Cornett, Creative Director for Billy Blue Publishing, says, “We are thrilled to have Mike join our Billy Blue Music Publishing family. His exceptional writing skills and profound knowledge of the bluegrass genre will undoubtedly prove to be a huge asset for us and the entire bluegrass community. I eagerly anticipate the impact of his songs on this genre for years to come.”
“I am so very excited to become a part of this elite family of songwriters and staff at Billy Blue Publishing,” comments Richards. “I hope to contribute to their success for a very long time. Thank you to the Billy Blue team for believing in me!”
PLA Media Welcomes Jess Kellie Adams
PLA Media has welcomed breakout country singer-songwriter Jess Kellie Adams to its roster.
“When speaking with aspiring musicians, I always say ‘you have to want this for yourself more than I want it for you.’ Talent is just a small portion of what it takes, you have to put in the hard work. Jess has all the components, from looks to personality, talent and verve. I see her dedication and I am betting on her success,” says PLA President, Pam Lewis.
Beyoncé’s Former Musical Director, Bass Player Visits W.O. Smith Music School
Grammy-nominated bassist and Beyoncé‘s former Musical Director Divinity Roxx recently spoke and performed for students at W.O. Smith’s Camp Backbeat, a week-long summer camp in Nashville.
The visit was made possible by Instrumental Horizons, a nonprofit that shares the joy of music by donating musical instruments and volunteering services to economically and medically challenged communities around the world. Instrumental Horizons also presented W.O. Smith with a $10,000 donation.
MTSU Alum Medium Build Signed With Island Records
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Middle Tennessee State University alum Nick Carpenter—also known as Medium Build—has signed with Island Records. To celebrate, he shared a photo of him singing the contract while holding an MTSU shirt.
Grammy-nominated Odie Blackmon, one of Carpenter’s professor at MTSU and the Commercial Songwriting Coordinator, shares in a social media post, “Nick has turned into everything I hoped for but also something that I couldn’t have envisioned. I can’t express how much I love his music and songwriting. I feel blessed to have played a very small part in his journey, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for him.”
Medium Build was most recently featured on the X Ambassadors‘ single “Friend For Life.”
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