Shawna Russell

“Get Right Or Get Left”
Way Out West Records
“She’s a wailer. And this take-a-hike-buddy attitude is perfect for her rocking vocal chops.”
—Robert K. Oermann, MusicRow
“Shawna is now truly ready to compete with the big label stars. On “Get Right Or Get Left” there’s a hint of the vocal swagger of LeAnn Rimes. With a little luck and help from radio stations, we may have the birth of another star.”
—Matt Bjorke, Roughstock
Oklahoma recording artist Shawna Russell has released her latest single, “Get Right Or Get Left” to radio. The song is from her forthcoming self-titled sophomore album on Way Out West Records, which was co-produced by Grammy winner Julian King with Clif Doyal and Tim Russell. Shawna wrote or co-wrote the project’s 10 songs. The single goes for adds May 23.
Shawna arrived on the scene in 2008 with her debut album Goddess, which featured singles “Should’ve Been Born With Wheels,” “Fire In The Desert,” and the title track. The CMA named her one of its Who New to Watch, Country Weekly gave the album 3.5 stars, and MusicRow’s Robert K.Oermann bestowed his DISCovery Award on her.
Clif Doyal
Way Out West Records
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Lucy Angel – "Serious"

Lucy Angel is releasing the single “Serious,” which kicks off their self-titled EP produced by Nashville songwriting prodigy Anthony Smith (George Strait, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts). The EP is available for purchase now and includes several of Smith’s songs like the debut single “Only Woman Left,” which peaked at No. 45 on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout chart.
Mother Kate and daughters Lindsay and Emily Anderton comprise the trio, and the girls grew up on the road with Kate after she won the Wrangler Country Showdown. By the time Lindsay was 12, she had begun singing onstage with Kate and when the duo began to gain some traction in Nashville, Emily picked up the guitar and joined them.
Lucy Angel has performed hundreds of shows in the U.S., including opening for Neal McCoy for their first gig as a trio. Additionally, they have toured Japan, Switzerland and China, where they became the first Western/American group to sing at the Great Hall of the People in Tianamen Square before government officials and dignitaries.
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Acklen Park

“I Love You, I Need You”
Otter Rapids Music
The country radio debut for new ensemble Acklen Park is “I Love You, I Need You.” Written by the band’s vocalist Marcum Stewart with Rebecca Pitzer, the light-hearted song goes for adds starting April 18. A video will be available soon.
Led by vocalists Stewart and Andrea Villarreal, Acklen Park features Rob Ray on piano/keys, Jeremy Colas on lead guitar, Casper Kiser on bass, and Dave Bobrow on drums. The band’s self-titled album was produced by Chris Utley at Nashville’s Benchmark Sound and is available for digital purchase. 10 of its 11 tracks were penned by Stewart, while Pitzer co-wrote four of the songs.
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Kelly Parkes – "Girl With A Fishing Rod"

Kelly Parkes is back with her new single “Girl With A Fishing Rod,” which is full of hooks designed to reel in listeners (Get it?). Written by Adrienne and Keith Follese with Victoria Shaw and Hillary Scott, the song speaks to the special appeal of the backwoods beauties who know how to land a big fish. The song is available on CDX No. 520 and Play MPE.
The feisty 23 year-old from rural Lancaster County, Penn.  cites Carrie Underwood as her favorite vocalist. Her recording session was produced by Darran Smith (Tim McGraw) and Lofton Creek chief Mike Borchetta. Her previous single “Nothing” reached the Top 50 on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart earlier in 2011.
Parkes also loves playing live for an audience, having sung in front of huge crowds at NASCAR races, minor league baseball games, and more. “I’m a ham,” she explains. “I’ve always been a ham. I love what I do and I love that I get to do it…When I see someone on stage performing, I want to be the one up there performing.”
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Stealing Angels "Paper Heart"

Caroline Cutbirth, Jennifer Wayne, and Tayla Lynn are STEALING ANGELS. Photo: Ann-Marie Hensley Photography

Members: Caroline Cutbirth, Tayla Lynn, Jennifer Wayne
Single: “Paper Heart”
Album: Stealing Angels, releasing 2011
Label: Skyville Records
Caroline Cutbirth, Jennifer Wayne, and Tayla Lynn are STEALING ANGELS. In case any of their last names sound familiar…they should! These young women are descended from American icons, including country great Loretta Lynn, film legend John Wayne and American folk hero Daniel Boone. But it is their music, not their background that promises to make their names as well known as their famous families.
• STAR POWER is in their genes: Jennifer Wayne is John Wayne’s granddaughter. Tayla Lynn is Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter. Caroline Cutbirth is a sixth generation Texan and counts Daniel Boone as a relative.
• Initially aspiring solo artists, the ladies of Stealing Angels met on the Nashville music circuit, performing, writing and trying to be heard by record executives and A&R people. They began writing music together and quickly found artistic common ground as a group.
• The Trio will take part in Sean Connery’s “Dressed To Kilt” fashion show on April 5 in New York City, benefitting Wounded Warriors Project.
• Album produced by Paul Worley (Lady Antebellum, Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride).
• New single “Paper Heart” from upcoming debut album ships to country radio on March 28th for an April 18th impact date.
• The music video, directed by Travis Nicholson and Wes Edwards, will debut this spring.
• “Paper Heart” was written by: Gordie Sampson, Hillary Lindsey, and Steve McEwan.
• The women of Stealing Angels are all gifted songwriters and contributed 11 of the 13 songs on their upcoming debut album.
• Even before their debut album has been released, Stealing Angels has been featured by ABC’s Robin Roberts in her one‐hour national TV special on country music.
• Home States: Jennifer/California, Tayla/Tennessee, Caroline/Texas.

Skyville Promotion Team. (L-R): Kevin Herring, Paul Williams, Dale Turner, Theresa Ford, Dave Collins, and Meredith Salefski. Email contact: [email protected] (exception: [email protected])

Paper Heart (Radio Edit) by StealingAngels

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David St. Romain

“Twenty Years Late”
Aria Records / Turnpike Music
David St. Romain’s latest single to hit country radio is the soulful ballad “Twenty Years Late,” which officially goes for adds April 4. The song comes from his just-released album All I Really Wanted To Say, which features songs by Brett James, Chris Tompkins and Jeffrey Steele as well as St. Romain’s own contributions.
“This song is a genuine look at many mother/son or mother/daughter relationships,” says St. Romain. “We, the sons and daughters, often forget how much our mothers have done for us throughout our childhood and as we grow older and have our own children, we realize how much we miss about those childhood memories.”
St. Romain first gained national attention when he made the finals of Nashville Star in 2007. Hailing from Alexandria, Lousiana, St. Romain blends a high energy live show with country, soul, rock, and a dash of Cajun influence.
“I would like people who listen to this album to look at the songs as a slide show of my life,” he says. “Every song holds true with my life experiences. It’s the first consideration when I choose the songs to record and it’s certainly factors heavily in the songs I write. A song has to make me feel something the first time I hear it.”
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Sabastian Roberts

“It’s Still Country To Me”
Homage Records
“It’s Still Country To Me” is the new country radio release by Homage Records artist Sabastian Roberts. Veteran songwriter/producer Mark Oliverius teamed with Roberts to produce his debut full length album Unwanted Man, which includes highlights like the Lorrie Morgan duet “Dress For The Rain.”
“Working with Mark was simply incredible,” says Roberts. “His sheer musicality, his instincts for orchestration, it all helped make this album what it is.”
Roberts hails from Minnesota, where he grew up listening to a wide range of music and started performing live by the time he was 15. He played everything from blues to Top 40 to heavy metal, but his heart was set on country and in 2008 he set out for Nashville. His first studio EP, It Is What It Is, was produced by 80s hitmaker Tommy Tutone (“867-5309 Jenny”).
With the release of Unwanted Man, Roberts is poised to take the next big steps in his career. “Unwanted Man is a homage to the incredible talent in Nashville today, to the creative writers and talented musicians and to my wonderful producer who was so inspiring,” he says. “I’m ready to show my vocal ability and variety with the world and see what doors open next.”
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Keith Bryant

“The Note”
Jordash Records
I have always liked this guy’s singing, and I’ve always been a sucker for story songs. His clear phrasing is just right for this tale of old lovers reconnecting in the wake of her father’s passing.
—Robert K. Oermann, MusicRow
Keith Bryant has returned with his moving single “The Note,” which is going for adds April 5 and will be available on iTunes March 15. Bryant has partnered with Nashville-based Jordash Records for the release. At Country Radio Seminar 2011, Bryant’s new music earned rave reviews from many programmers.
The Virginia-born artist grew up performing in church, and won numerous singing competitions with his vocal ability. His talent eventually reached Lofton Creek’s Mike Borchetta, who released singles such as “Ridin’ With The Legend” back in 2004. Bryant followed that up with the album Live It Slow, which featured the single “Beautiful Liar.”
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Rachel Holder

All Entertainment
Rachel Holder’s debut single, “Chocolate” displays a young lady with a thirst for originality and a creative streak a mile wide. Her debut album is in the works, and she has teamed up with industry veterans Chuck Howard and Wilbur Rimes to take the next step. The song is available for download now on Play MPE.
The 18 year old Holder is a fearless performer who started early, splitting time between school in Chattanooga and theater shows in Pigeon Forge, TN. By the time she had attained her driver’s license she had over 800 Broadway-style shows to her credit, and decided to make the move to Nashville.
“I’ve already learned that it takes more than a few good songs to make it in Nashville,” says Holder. “These days, I don’t think that there’s any one formula for success, necessarily, but I know you have to have faith in yourself, passion for the music and a serious will to succeed. And great songs!”
Contact info:
Lynne Connolly
PCL Music
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Christy Watkins
Aristo P.R.
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2011 CRS Edition—On The Cover Blake Shelton

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Blake Shelton

Label: Warner Bros. Records
Current Album: Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton
Current Single/Video: “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking”
Current Producer: Scott Hendricks
Hometown: Ada, Oklahoma
Management: Starstruck Management Group
Booking: William Morris Endeavour
Recent Hits: “All About Tonight,” “Hillbilly Bone,” “She Wouldn’t Be Gone,” and “Home”
Awards: CMA Award for Male Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year; ACA for Music Video of the Year and Music Video: Male; ACM Award for Vocal Event of the Year; and CMT Award for Collaborative Video of the Year
Special TV/Film Appearances: Co-hosting the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (April 3rd)
Birthdate: June 18, 1976
Interesting Facts: I love “Words with Friends” on my iPhone; I’ve only ever owned trucks; I love log furniture and I have had three pet raccoons.
Outside Interests: Hunting; Gardening – growing watermelon, squash, sweet corn and potted tomatoes.
Musical Influences: Earl Thomas Conley, Bellamy Brothers, Conway Twitty, John Conlee
Favorite Record: Somewhere Between Right & Wrong (Earl Thomas Conley)
Things have never looked better for the young man who left Ada, Oklahoma, at 17 to pursue a career in Nashville. The going was slow initially, but Blake Shelton finally signed with Warner Bros. and launched with an impressive debut. Now, with his first ACM, CMA and CMT Award wins in 2010, the release of two SIX PACKS, a greatest hits album and his induction into the Grand Ole Opry, Shelton is on his best roll yet.
The SIX PAKS are two of Shelton’s most recent CD’s, innovative ways to get music into the hands of his fans more often. The first, Hillbilly Bone, included a title track that sped to the No. 1 spot on the singles charts and won Shelton three major awards including Vocal Event of the Year from the Academy of Country Music; Musical Event of the Year from the Country Music Awards; and the Collaborative Video of the Year (with his partner in crime Trace Adkins) from CMT. His follow-up release, All About Tonight, debuted at No. 1 on the SoundScan Top Country Albums chart and No. 6 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, making it Shelton’s highest charting record-to-date.
In his third 2010 release, Shelton pulled out his first ever greatest hits album with, Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton, which debuted in the Top 10 on the SoundScan Top Country Albums charts. The release added Shelton to an elite group of artists who have charted three records in one year–among those are Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney and Alan Jackson.
Shelton is making music that is resonating with a wide and rowdy country audience. He’s also exploring new ways to connect with fans via social networking. His irreverent, edgy, timely and hilarious tweets have become the talk of fans and industry alike. At a time when economics and political correctness are putting a squeeze on the average blue-collar American, he is holding aloft a bright torch of freedom, fun and music.
“The crowds are great,” he says, flashing his characteristic grin, “but, then again, we’re there for the same reason—to have a great time and share music that tells our stories and celebrates our lives.”