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Williams Riley

“I’m Still Me” Golden/Nine North Every once in a while, talent and personality do what they should: attract immediate and enthusiastic support from fans and fellow artists. Case in point: Steve Williams, the lead singer for Williams Riley, one of country music’s most exciting newcomers. Some of music’s top names have rallied in support of […]

Mark Chesnutt

“She Never Got Me Over You” Lofton Creek Responding to demand from radio, Mark Chesnutt‘s new single “She Never Got Me Over You” is being rush-released. Several stations, including WFMS/Indianapolis and KFTX/Corpus Christi, have already added it. It garnered 21 adds on MusicRow‘s CountryBreakout™ chart in its first week of being reported. Beaumont, Texas, native […]

Lauren Briant

“Butterfly Tattoo” Average Joes Entertainment Impacting radio March 19 “Rebellious,” “playful,” and “colorful” have all been used to describe Lauren Briant. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, this country girl grew up on the vivid lyrics and instrumentation rooted in country songs. “I would listen to the radio and sing along,” Lauren remembers, “and I […]

Colt Ford

“Ride Through The Country” (feat. John Michael Montgomery) Average Joes Entertainment Impacting March 19 Colt Ford embodies the seemingly unusual pairing of the Southern country and hip-hop musical influences that he heard growing up in small-town America just outside Athens, Georgia, not far from the Southern hub for urban music in Atlanta. His newly styled […]

Derek Joseph

“No Cool Way” Little House Records Derek Joseph was raised in the small rural farming community of Phelps, in upstate New York. The singer’s Grandfather was a banjo player and had a big influence on Derek’s love of music. Derek began his musical education at age 8 with piano lessons, and by his teen years […]

Love and Theft

“Runaway” Carolwood Records Utterly delicious. It’s a foaming, frothy pop-country outing that’s drenched in melody, harmonies and happy-feet rhythm. This sparkles with sunshine and begs for a drive on an empty two-lane blacktop. Summer is officially here. Robert K. Oermann, Music Row Love and Theft is the Carolwood Records trio of Stephen Barker Liles, Eric […]

Derek Sholl

“But It Was” CO5 Nashville “But It Was” is Derek Sholl’s newest release to country radio. Penned by Joe Doyle and Tim Johnson, the song appears on Sholl’s album Here, which hit shelves in October 2008. His previous single “(I’ll Be) Here” charted in the top 50 of MusicRow’s CountryBreakout™ chart. Sholl’s journey from pro […]

Lance Miller

“George Jones & Jesus” Big 7 Records “When I die and they carry me to the final frontier, I want them to play Lance Miller’s ‘George Jones & Jesus.’” —Ken Batista, KPIX-CBS/San Francisco Lance Miller’s new single “George Jones & Jesus” is being released to country radio. The song recently debuted at No. 61 on […]

Trailer Choir

“What Would You Say” Show Dog Nashville Trailer Choir’s second single “What Would You Say,” co-written by the group’s Butter and Big Vinny with David Fortney, was inspired by the Jan. 2006 Sago, West Virginia mining tragedy. Thirteen men were trapped after the accident and, as the nation watched the drama unfold, all but one […]

Randy Houser

“Boots On” Universal Records South Randy Houser’s “Boots On” is the followup single to his hit debut single “Anything Goes.” Taken from his first Universal Records South album Anything Goes, the song was penned by Houser with Brandon Kinney and inspired by Houser’s dad. “Melodically, the song was based on that slide-blues-guitar riff you hear,” […]