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AMBER HAYES RELEASES HOLIDAY TRACK “IT AIN’T CHRISTMAS” TO FANS

(Nashville, Tenn. – Dec. 16, 2014) – Country artist Amber Hayes has released a holiday track titled “It Ain’t Christmas” to her fans. The song is available now as a free download through Hayes’ website.

The upbeat tune talks about the joys of the holidays and how the Christmas season is just not the same without country, family traditions. “It Ain’t Christmas” was co-written by Hayes and Bill DiLuigi.

“I had this melody stuck in my head for a couple of weeks and I knew it would be the perfect fit for a Christmas song! I was on the road with Bill [DiLuigi] when the inspiration for ‘It Ain’t Christmas’ hit, and later that night, we both sat in the lobby of the Holiday Inn where we were staying and wrote the song. I love this track so much because it touches on so many things I just love about Christmas in the country,” commented Hayes.

With the release of her new 5-track EP, Running Out Of Memories, in November, Hayes has a lot to be excited about this holiday season. The album features three new songs, which were produced by Bobby Terry; a remix of her previously released tune, “Me & Loretta;” and a new rendition of the classic “Cotton Eyed Joe,” which was featured in the 2014 film Cowgirls ‘N Angels 2: Dakota’s Summer.

Over the past few years, the Oklahoma native has been touring and performing at fairs, festivals and performance venues across the country. She opened for one her biggest musical influences, Reba McEntire, and has also entertained fans overseas at military bases and International festivals, including the Country Gold Festival in Japan, and the Scandinavian Country Music Festivalin Sweden. She has made multiple appearances performing the national anthem at many NFL and NBA games across the US.

Hayes first broke onto the Country music scene after her starring role as Kathy Twitty in the Conway Twitty musical, It’s Only Make Believe. She released her debut EP, C’mon, in 2010, which landed her two Top 40 singles (“C’mon” and “Wait”) on the national MusicRow Country Breakout chart. In 2012, she released her sophomore album, Any Day Is A Good Day, which scored Hayes her first Top 30 record with the album’s title track.

For more information about Amber Hayes, view her website at www.AmberHayesMusic.com and follow her on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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  Staff   Dec 16, 2014   Blog, News   0 Comment   Read More

KEB’ MO’ WRAPS 2014 WITH THREE GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS

(Nashville, Tenn. – Dec. 8, 2014) – Three-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and modern day blues and americana artist, Keb’ Mo’ has had a lot to celebrate this year. Most recently, it’s the three 2015 Grammy nominations he’s garnered and his 12th studio album, BLUESAmericana, being named one of the Top 100 Americana Albums of 2014 (at #19).

As announced on Friday (12/5), Keb’ Mo’ was nominated for three Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Americana Album (BLUESAmericana), Best American Roots Performance (“The Old Me Better,” Keb’ Mo’/Kind Of Blue Music), and Best Engineered Album Non-Classical(BLUESAmericana, Keb’ Mo’/Kind Of Blue Music).

The nominations trail his recent honor of being awarded his 5th BMI award for the theme song he wrote and performs on the CBS smash sit-com, Mike & Molly.

Following it’s initial release through Kind of Blue Music on April 22, BLUESAmericana remained in the Top 5 on the Soundscan Blues Album chart for 5 months, with 6 weeks in the #1 position, making it one of the top-selling blues albums of 2014.

Through positive reviews, many critics have made it evident that they agree, BLUESAmericana is something special. Earlier this year, Rolling Stone reviewed the album and said, “While he has made a living being all over the place—singing, acting, writing, playing—his music has never lost its core, authentic focus. Which is why “more of the same” isn’t always a bad thing.”

Nashville-based music historian Robert Oermann (Music Row) said in a recent review, “The whole album is essential listening. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it winds up with a Grammy nomination. It’s that good.”

The year, which marked Keb’ Mo’s 20th career anniversary, delivered the modern master of American roots music several national TV spots, including the Late Late Show with Craig FergusonCBS This Morning and GAC Playlist, which is scheduled to air Dec. 11 at Noon CT and Dec. 12 at 3:00 p.m. CT.

In May, Keb’ appeared alongside Metallica at MusiCares’ 10th Annual MAP Fund Benefit Concert at Nokia honoring Ozzy Osbourne and Jeff Greenberg. In October, he joined an impressive lineup of stars that gathered to honor the Everly Brothers, Phil and Don, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 19th annual Music Masters® Series, and in November, he joined all-star acts, including Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Taj Mahal, Grace Potter, and many others, at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre for Mavis 75, a celebration of Staples’ life and career in honor of her 75th birthday.  This year, Keb’ also guest appeared or collaborated on songs with Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Mindy Abair, Greg Allman and was featured on the Jackson Browne tribute album, Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne.

In addition, he appeared as one of the featured artists in Keith Richards’ video to raise awareness for the charity Playing for Change, performing a cover of Bob Marley‘s “Get Up, Stand Up.” Watch the video here. Keb’ is very involved with the Playing For Change movement, which was created to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music. He has been involved with Playing With Change since it’s inception and has been featured in many related videos and events. Keb’ performs on the Playing For Change album: Playing for Change 3: Songs Around the World, which was released June 17, and features over 180 musicians from 31 countries, including Keith Richards, Sara Bareilles, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Taj Mahal and many others. Keb’ Mo’ donates 5% of BLUESAmericana sales proceeds to the foundation.

Recorded in Nashville, and produced by Keb’ Mo’ and Casey Wasner, BLUESAmericana features ten tracks, nine of which were co-written by Keb’, and has been described as having a mix of personal, raw honesty blended with folksy, upbeat roots rock-type material that is distinctly Keb’ Mo’. On Nov. 11, 2014, BLUESAmericana was released on vinyl. The vinyl package has experienced strong sales and continues to be available through www.KebMo.comAmazon, select retail and independent record stores. The popular package includes a poster and an album download card with an exclusive instrumental bonus track that was not included on the CD.

This holiday season, Keb’ Mo’ released two tracks to radio, titled “Shopping On Christmas Eve” and “We Call It Christmas.”  Both songs are from Keb’ Mo’s holiday EP, The Spirit of Holiday, which is available on iTunes and other major digital retailers.

As he heads into 2015, Keb’ Mo’ will hit the road to perform for fans across the country.  For a full list of tour dates and more information, please visit http://www.kebmo.com/. Follow him on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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CRS 2015 RUSTY WALKER SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED

(Nashville, Tenn. – Dec. 8, 2015) – Country Radio Seminar has announced this year’s Rusty Walker Scholarship winners, who will receive an all expense-paid trip and registration to CRS 2015, held Feb. 25-27 at the Nashville Convention Center.

The three winners are: Andrea Bogdonas (Morning Show Co-Host, Promotions Director and Social Media Producer/Designer – WFMB/Springfield, IL), Colton Bradford (Night Host and Morning Stunt Guy – WKSJ/Mobile, AL) and Annie Brooks (Marketing and Promotions Director – KWJJ/Portland, OR).

The Rusty Walker Scholarship program was created in 2012 by the Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. to honor Country Radio Hall of Fame member, Rusty Walker, who passed away in May 2012. Each scholarship includes a full CRS 2015 registration, airfare and accomodations for three nights (Feb. 25, 2015 – Feb. 27, 2015). Scholars will be recognized at the CRS 2015 opening ceremonies and will have the opportunity to meet CRS board members during the three-day seminar. All scholarship applications were reviewed for consideration by a CRS selection committee.

CRS 2015 will be held Feb. 25-27, 2015 at the Nashville Convention Center. To register for CRS at the regular rate of $499 visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.

About Country Radio Seminar:
 Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. Country Radio Seminar 2015 is set for Feb. 25-27, 2015 at the Nashville Convention Center. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2015).

About the Rusty Walker Scholarship Program: The Rusty Walker Scholarship Program was established by the Country Radio Broadcaster’s Board of Directors in 2012, following the passing of longtime board member, 2012 Country Radio Hall of Fame inductee, and well-known radio consultant, Rusty Walker. Every year, a select blue ribbon committee reviews applicants from a nationwide search to determine three full-time radio employees who will receive an all expense paid trip in his honor to the annual Country Radio Seminar.

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Performers Announced For CRS 2015 New Faces of Country Music Show

Frankie Ballard, Sam Hunt, Maddie & Tae, Eric Paslay and Cole Swindell chosen to perform at show, held on Feb. 27, 2015

(Nashville, Tenn. – Dec. 1, 2015) – Country Radio Seminar officials have announced the CRS 2015 New Faces of Country Music Show performers. The five acts to appear are Frankie Ballard (Warner Bros./WAR), Sam Hunt (MCA), Maddie & Tae (Dot), Eric Paslay (EMI) and Cole Swindell (Warner Bros./WAR).

The 2015 New Faces of Country Music Show will be held Feb. 27, 2015 during Country Radio Seminar at the downtown Nashville Convention Center.  Co-sponsored by the Academy of Country Music and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the annual new artist showcase event officially closes out the three-day seminar and remains one of the most anticipated performances each year at CRS.

Dinner tickets for the 2015 New Faces show are sold out.  Seating only admission is still available.  Registrants will receive seating only admission to the CRS New Faces of Country Music Show on a first-come, first-serve basis until the seating only area is sold-out. The $499 regular registration rate is now available at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com. The on-site registration rate will be announced closer to CRS.

About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. CRS 2015 will be held Feb. 2527, 2015. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2015).

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Winners Announced For The 8th Annual British Country Music Awards

BCM Presents Four International Awards

(Nashville, Tenn. – Nov. 24, 2014) – The 8th Annual British Country Music Awards, known as the BCM Awards, were held at The Concorde Suite at Heathrow in London on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The Awards show was comprised of 16 British Awards and 4 International Awards, including awards for International Services and British Services to the Industry. In addition, 3 people were inducted into the British Country Music Hall Of Fame.

Lee Williams, President of the BCMA noted, “The British Country Music Awards celebrates eight years with an ever increasing credibility for the Country music we produce. The UK is a growing market for international artists to visit, perform and make radio and TV appearances. To acknowledge the Industry growth, the BCMA has designed awards specifically for International and European artists. Doing this has opened the door for the BCM Awards to be accepted on the worldwide awards calendar and encourages the global growth of Country music.”

Performers from the US include Steve Wariner, Katie Armiger, Holly May and Madeline Smith. UK performers include Luke & Mel, Raintown, Richard Palmer and Gary Quinn, as well as Ireland’s Lisa Stanley and Sweden Hicks.

The International Award winners were as follows:

International Act of the Year:     Chris Young
International Album:     Eric Church – Outsiders
International Song:     Brad Paisley – “Mona Lisa”
International Services:     Jeff Walker – CEO, The AristoMedia Group

Jeff Walker was presented with his Award in advance at a special CMA International Event held during the recent CMA Awards week in Nashville.

Walker noted, “I am very appreciative to receive this prestigious Award from the British CMA. As a long-time fan and supporter of the International Country music scene, it has been very fulfilling to see the growth in these markets and I am thankful to have had the opportunity to be a part of that growth.” 

Additional BCM Award Winners:

Entertainer of the Year:     Raintown

Male Vocalist of the Year:     Richard Palmer

Female Vocalist of the Year:     Claire McArthur Bain

Duo of the Year:     Luke & Mel

Band of the Year:     John Taylor Band

Solo Act of the Year:     Darren Busby

Horizon Act of the Year:     The Shires

Radio Act of the Year:     Sam Hollyman

Hotdisc Track of the Year:     Hayley Oliver Band – “The Hand That Rocked The Cradle”

Line Dance Act of the Year:     Richard Palmer

Musician of the Year:     Lee Guyer (Drums)

UK Song of the Year:     Gary Quinn – “The Power of Me and You”

UK Album of the Year:     Ward Thomas – From Where We Stand

Songwriter of the Year:     Gary Quinn

Festival Event of the Year:     Northern Nashville (Caithness)

Irish Act of the Year:     Nathan Carter

European Act of the Year:     Jill Johnson

People’s Choice:     Henry Smith Band

UK Services to Industry: (Selected by BCMA)     Lee Williams

2014 BCM Hall of Fame Inductees:

Stu Stevens
Vic Woodhouse
Alf Roberts

Pictured below, BCMA President, Lee Williams, presented AristoMedia Group CEO, Jeff Walker, with the Industry Services Award at a special presentation held during CMA Week in Nashville, Tenn. prior to the BMC Awards.

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NATE GREEN TO RELEASE DEBUT EP, ROAD MAP, IN 2015

Focal Track, “Back Road,” Available Today

(Nashville, Tenn. – Nov. 21, 2014) – Country newcomer Nate Green is releasing his much-anticipated, debut EP, Road Map, on Jan. 13, with a pre-sale date of today, Nov. 21. “Back Road,” the new focal track off of Road Map, and “Wild & Free” will be available for download following the pre-sale purchase. An official music video for “Back Road” has been shot and will be released in the coming weeks.

A true musician, Green traveled the world to study how music differs in various cultures and which instruments are prominent in various regions and why. His journey took him to Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Mexico, New York, Miami, L.A. and Nashville, which gives his music a truly unique sound. Road Map was written, recorded and produced during Green’s travels and is highly anticipated by his growing national and international fan base.

In addition to his musical sabbatical to perfect his craft, Green also single-handedly penned each track on the new EP.

“When I set out on my travels to complete this EP, I really just wanted to take in as much music as I possibly could and immerse myself in each culture. I learned so much about music and got a whole new perspective on what it means to ‘be an artist,’ and I’m so thankful that I got to have that experience while I was writing the new music,” comments Green.

Combining real country lyrics with a southern pop sensation, Green’s upcoming single, “Back Road,” pours out the connection between two lovers enjoying a night in the country. The release follows Green’s recent debut release, “Wild and Free.”

Green comments of the new track, “The song [“Back Road”] is a progressive journey taking you away from the bright light, fast-paced city life, and showing you the way I live; the way I grew up in the country. The sound itself is as much of a contrast as the city is to the country. It’s a fun song and a defining moment in my writing career.”  

2014 proved to be an exciting start to the newcomer’s career as he was featured on ZUUS Country’s On The Rise in September and was added to the network’s “Country Hunks” playlist. Additionally, Green was named one of the “10 Hottest Guys You’ve Ever Seen in Country Music” by Teen.com.

A seasoned performer and entertainer, Green has already opened up for acts such as Little Big Town on their A Place to Land Tour, Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band and Latin sensation Gloria Trevi at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City.

Road Map Track Listing:

1. Ride
2. Back Road
3. Wake Up In Manhattan
4. No Fool
5. Line Of Fire
6. Wild And Free
7. Love Again

To learn more about the Nate Green, visit www.NateGreenMusic.com and follow him on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

 

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UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP NASHVILLE SIGNS SINGER/SONGWRITER CLARE DUNN

(NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nov. 17, 2014) – Universal Music Group Nashville has signed singer/songwriter and guitarist Clare Dunn.  Earlier this year, she was featured on the cover of USA Today in an article about SiriusXM’s Fresh Female Voices. Clare has been touring non-stop the last year and has opened for Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan. This week she will open up for American rock icon, Bob Seger.  She is currently working on her debut album.   For additional information on Clare, please visit www.ClareDunn.com.

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DIGITAL RODEO HELD THIRD AND FINAL DRX MONTHLY SHOWCASE OF 2014

Due to Rising Streaming and Attendance Numbers, DRX is Now Seeking Showcase Sponsorships for 2015

(Nashville, Tenn. – Nov. 13, 2014) – Online social network and country lifestyle portal Digital Rodeo closed out the year with their third showcase of the DRX Monthly Showcase Series on Tue. Nov. 11 at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley. To stream the showcase, click here.

The DRX monthly showcases highlight some of the platform’s most promising Country artists and help to promote some of Digital Rodeo’s featured unsigned acts. The November DRX showcase featured up-and-coming artists The CheatersAmber HayesMitch Rossell, Phoenix Drive and Jason James, and was hosted by veteran Andy Griggs. To learn more about these artists, please visit their artist profiles on www.DigitalRodeo.com.

Each act performed two songs compacted into a one-hour show, which is backed by the 3rd and Lindsley house band, consisting of members Tim Horsley (drums), Robbie Emerson (bass, vocals), Erik Halbig (guitar), Mike Webb (keys), and Scotty Huff (guitar, vocals, music director). Previous showcases have featured hosts Linda Davis and Bryan White. The DRX monthly showcases are free and available to stream live through the Digital Rodeo website, here. The next DRX showcase is set for Jan. 20 2015 at 3rd and Lindsley.

“This was our 3rd show and we couldn’t be more pleased with not only the quality of the production but the growing interest that we are experiencing. Attendance was nearly triple that of our first show. We are in talks with several broadcast partners that will greatly expand both viewership and listenership adding value to the property for artists and sponsors alike. We are actively seeking sponsorships from interested parties who share our passion for independent artists,” commented Digital Rodeo President, John Pyne.

For sponsorship information and inquiries, please contact John Pyne at  john.pyne@digitalrodeo.com.

Pictured below L to R: Mitch Rossell, Phoenix Drive, Andy Griggs, Amber Hayes, The Cheaters, Jason James and DRX’s John Pyne.

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COUNTRY RADIO BROADCASTERS TO HONOR JEFF SMULYAN WITH 2015 TOM RIVERS HUMANITARIAN AWARD

(Nashville, Tenn. – Nov. 13, 2014) – This February, the Country Radio Broadcasters will present Jeff Smulyan with the 2015 Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award during the opening ceremonies of Country Radio Seminar 2015.

The Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award is given at the discretion of the Country Radio Broadcasters Board of Directors to recognize an individual in the Country Radio industry who has displayed a magnanimous spirit of caring and generosity in service to their community.  This award is named in honor of CRB Board member Tom Rivers, who died in 2004 at age 38 of bronchial asthma.  Rivers, known for his work at WQYK, Tampa/St. Petersburg and WUSN, Chicago, was highly regarded for his public service.

Widely recognized as one of the most visionary leaders in the radio industry, Jeff Smulyan has served as Founder and Chairman of the Board of Emmis Communications Corporation since 1980. A former director of the National Association of Broadcasters and former Chairman of the Radio Advertising Bureau, Smulyan served as past chair of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, a consortium of CEOs from central Indiana’s largest corporations, and sits on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, the University of Southern California. In 1994, Smulyan was named by The White House to head the U.S. Delegation to the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunications Union. He has been inducted in the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and the Indiana Business Hall of Fame. Smulyan’s leadership recognition has earned him several awards.  Most recently, we was named a “Giant of Broadcasting” by the Library of American Broadcasting.

CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne comments, “Jeff Smulyan epitomizes the definition of the Tom Rivers Humanitarian award. His commitment to broadcasting, service to community, and personal giving is recognized across our industry. It is our privilege to recognize his accomplishments in this arena.”

Jeff Smulyan has supported numerous community organizations, including the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, the Bureau of Jewish Education (the Smulyan/Stolkin Education Center), Beth El Zedeck (Smulyan Lecture Series, whose speakers have included Bill Clinton and Al Gore), North Central High School, Academy Plus, Cathedral High School (the Smulyan Family Theatre), the Indianapolis Zoo (Samantha Smulyan Slash Zone), the International School, United Way, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Planned Parenthood, the Broadcasters Foundation, his alma mater, USC, and a host of other important Indiana-based organizations. He is currently working with Ball State, the Indianapolis Zoo, Orchard school and Big Brothers/Big Sisters on further gifts.

He has served as board president of Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, on the Host committee of Indianapolis’ Super Bowl bid, and led fundraising efforts at the Humane Society, Indianapolis Arts Council, Fairbanks Hospital, PlayBall Indiana and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Under Smulyan’s direction, Emmis has contributed millions through cash and in-kind donations, sponsorships and other fundraising efforts. Indianapolis Monthly supports the Christamore House (annual book and author event; Heather Smulyan is also a member of the Christamore guild), the St. Margaret Guild (annual Decorator Show House, in support of Eskanazi Hospital), the American Heart Association (in conjunction with Emmis-Indy Radio) and a host of others. Emmis-Indy Radio (WIBS, HANK FM, THE FAN and B105.7) supports numerous community efforts, including the Salvation Army’s Radiothon, which is now in its 17th year.

The CRB Artist Humanitarian Award was created in 1990 by the organization’s board to honor those Country music artists who have exhibited exceptional humanitarian efforts during their career.

About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. CRS 2015 will be held Feb. 25-27, 2015. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2015).

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KATIE ARMIGER TEAMS WITH YAHOO! FOR PREMIERE OF MUSIC VIDEO, “ONE NIGHT BETWEEN FRIENDS”

IHEARTMEDIA SPOTLIGHTS KATIE AS AN ARTIST OF THE MONTH

(Nashville, Tenn – November 12, 2014— Country sensation Katie Armiger has teamed up with Yahoo! for the premiere of her new video, “One Night Between Friends.” The video can be seen HERE.

The companion video for her new single, “One Night Between Friends,” was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Justin Baldoni. Baldoni, one of the stars of the new CW show, “Jane the Virgin,”  also helmed the video for Katie’s breakout single “Safe,” which shot to No. 1 on the Top 20 Country Countdown Chart. Its stunning video–a tribute to first responders–amassed more than two million YouTube views

The journey we see between these two friends are played by actors Haley Lu Richardson from ABC Family’s Ravenswood and Brett Dier, who is Baldondi’s co-star in “Jane the Virgin.” Dier has previously been in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and “Ravenswood.”

iHeartMedia is featuring Katie as one of their Artists of the Month for November and spotlighting “One Night Between Friends” by running it 3- 5 times per day across their country stations’ digital streams.

It’s a busy week for Katie, who’s heading overseas for “U.S. Girls With Guitars,” her first-ever European headlining tour, set to kick off Sunday, November 16 in Glasgow.

Armiger is touring in support of her latest album, Fall Into Me, which was produced by Grammy winner Chad Carlson (Taylor Swift) and features Armiger’s collaborations with some of Nashville’s most sought-after songwriters, including Blair Daly (Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw), Joe West (Toby Keith) and Bruce Wallace (Dierks Bentley, Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry), among others. The album debuted on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart at No. 6 and on the Billboard Country Albums Chart at No. 7.

The album’s success was the latest in a line of big wins for Armiger, who, in addition to being named one of “Country’s Hottest Singers” by Seventeen magazine, holds the distinction of being the “most-charted indie female in country music history” (with 7 singles) and the “longest-charting indie female in country music history” (Fall Into Me was on the album chart for 48 of 52 weeks last year). Over the course of the past few years, Katie’s shared stages with some of country music’s biggest artists, including Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Eli Young Band, Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, Rodney Atkins and Kellie Pickler, to name but a few.

 

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