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Singer/songwriter Jamey Johnson is just as comfortable mopping up the tears on the barroom floor with an old Hank Williamsstyle ballad as he is tearing the roof off with a honky tonk juggernaut. The Alabama native and exMarine rose to the top of the Nashville food chain through blood, sweat, and tears. Raised in a devout and deeply musical family helped the new traditionalist find his voice, but it wasn't until he moved to Music City that the world began to take notice. After laying low for nearly a year, he began appearing at songwriter nights, where he met other writers. As his peers began securing publishing deals, they would ask Johnson to sing on their demos. In 2002, mutual friend and songwriter Randy Hardison turned producer/songwriter Buddy Cannon on to Johnson the two became close friends and allies after Hardison's death later in the year. Johnson's next convert was publisher Gary Overton, who signed the budding songwriter to EMI. In April of 2005, Johnson signed a record contract with BNA and released his debut, The Dollar, in January of 2006.
- James Christopher Monger, All Music Guide
Winner 2007 Crossover Artist of the Year, New Music Awards, Hollywood, CA. Jimmy's new video, "I Wish You Peace," picked up for Christmas rotation by the Gospel Music Channel, reaching over 40 million households.
To purchase "I Wish You Peace" directly from our online store, click here. "Peace" is also available on Jimmy's 2008 hit CD "Sure Feels Like Love," available in our online store and also on Amazon.com.
"Sure Feels Like Love" includes five Number 1 STS/AC hit singles, in addition to "I Wish You Peace."Jimmy White's new CD "Chasing the Wind" is nearing completion.
To hear samples and/or purchase downloads of "Chasing the Wind," including the beautiful new duet with the great Jonell Mosser, "Just What I Need" - click here.
Jimmy will be releasing his first single, "Angel Eyes" in January to AC Radio nationwide. The track is from his upcoming full CD Release, "Chasing the Wind".
This just in - Jimmy has just been nominated for two 2008 New Music Awards by New Music Weekly magazine
Not just another pretty face inboots and a cowboy hat, Sable brings a distinct new voice and new songs/sounds to country music and radio. But his looks have not gone unnoticed by reviewers. ”Jeff Sable has abundant sex appeal and the talent to back it up,” according to Music Connection Magazine in their June 2007 issue.
Jeff Sable and his brother Chris have been making music since before they were teens. Jeff provides the lead vocals and guitar. Chris plays bass and sings harmony, and the two brothers write the majority of Sable music. Through the years, Jeff and Chris Sable have continued to teach and learn from each other how to improve their songwriting, recording, and performing skills. They never stop honing their craft as musicians, and making their own unique brand of country music.
The Sable brothers grew up in Southern Illinois, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. An area mixed with farms and factories… small town life close to a major metropolitan city. Their father was a Vietnam vet who worked in law enforcement and retired from the Department of Defense. Their blue collar upbringing taught the Sable brothers straight forward small town farm and family values that shine through in their own style of country music. The chorus from their first single “Raised on the Radio” sums up the brothers best …. “I was raised on the radio, learned to walk to country and soul, cut my teeth on rock-n-roll, raised on the radio.”
Dead Confederate take a spacy approach to indie rock by peppering their music with psychedelic songcraft and atmospheric washes of guitar. Seeds for the band's formation were planted during the late-'90s, when future bandmates Hardy Morris (vocals, guitar), Brantley Senn (bass), Walker Howle (guitar), John Watkins (keyboards), and Jason Scarboro (drums) bonded over a shared affinity for Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath. Although hailing from Augusta, GA, the quintet relocated to Atlanta following college. A second move quickly followed, this time to Athens, where the group doubled its touring efforts and caught the attention of former Capitol Records president Gary Gersh. Impressed with the band's haunting sound, Gersh signed Dead Confederate to his new label, The Artists Organization, and issued their debut EP in early 2008. A full-length album, Wrecking Ball, followed in September. Andrew Leahey, All Music Guide
As led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Andy Hull, the maturity of Manchester Orchestra's songwriting belied the fact that the bandmembers were barely legal when their group came into existence. Based in Atlanta, GA, the indie rock outfit grew out of songs that Hull had begun writing while a junior in high school. Encouraged by positive response, he opted for home schooling senior year to be able to spend as much time as possible in the studio writing and recording. Friends started collaborating with him over time, and Manchester Orchestra soon solidified into a trio filled out by bassist Jonathan Corley and drummer Jeremiah Edmond. Hull's songwriting had noticeably progressed with the addition of his friends, and at that point, the decision was made to trim their growing album down to only five songs for an EP release. You Brainstorm, I Brainstorm, But Brilliance Needs a Good Editor thus appeared in 2005 through the band's own Favorite Gentlemen Recordings. With the EP out, Manchester Orchestra began playing shows around the Southeast and added keyboardist Chris Freeman into the mix along the way. Their record turned heads in and around Atlanta, and also started making a stir beyond the city limits. The guys were invited to play slots at the South by Southwest and Lollapalooza festivals in 2006 before work on their full-length album began that summer; the resulting I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child was issued by the year's end. The record proved to be a poignant collection of memorable hooks and thoughtful narratives that showcased a simila style to acts like the Weakerthans and Death Cab for Cutie. Eventually, studio intern-turned-guitarist Robert McDowell joined on permanently, and as a steady buzz continued to grow, especially on Internet blogs, Manchester Orchestra snagged an opening spot on Brand New's largely sold-out spring 2007 tour. ~ Corey Apar, All Music Guide
Rebel Hearts is a vocal group of three ruggedly handsome mountain men; Darren Castle, Don McDowell & Kody Anderson.
They combine to create a unique blend of country & rock, where the influences of Elvis, Eagles and Garth combine to allow their Rebel Hearts to soar.
Rebel Hearts was created in 1997 by singer/songwriter Don McDowell. He then recruited Canadian pianist/songwriter/producer Steve Soucy to combine with House of Tunes (HOT) Entertainment & McD's Mountain Music. Don added lifetime friend & lead singer Darren Castle to front the group and they began creating hit songs & great records for Rebel Hearts.
In the summer of 2007, Rebel Hearts finalized "Runnin' Wild with a Renegade Heart" for exclusive release internationally. The 19 Song CD features the European Radio hits "Good to Go", "Wrangler Walk" & current 2008 European single release "Hard Rock Hotel"
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Perry was born in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States. The middle child of two pastors, she grew up listening to gospel music and singing in church. She graduated from Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, California in 2003 and immediately moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18. After Steve Thomas and Jennifer Knapp signed Perry to their label Red Hill Records, she released her first CD Katy Hudson in 2001, a Christian gospel album. In her teenage years, Perry found a Queen album with her friend, and later said, "From then on, they have been my biggest influence". Also among her musical influences are Alanis Morissette, Heart, and Joni Mitchell, as well as the Incubus album Morning View. She changed her surname to Perry because "Katy Hudson" was too close to Kate Hudson. Perry is her mother's maiden name. Perry's biggest influences are pop rockers Cher, Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, and Shirley Manson, who, Perry says, "came out with a vengeance"