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2019 Breakout Artists

Liddy Clark Lula 1892 first featured Liddy Clark when she released her current single, “Shot Down (Stand Up)”. The song, so relevant to the violence in today’s world, was inspired by her experience as a native of Parkland, Florida and from being friends with several of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting. Clark…

Pickathon Announces 2019 Line Up

Pickathon returns to the woods outside Portland, Oregon from August 2-4, 2019, with an initial lineup to be released January 21. Pickathon has built a reputation over the last twenty years as the best festival experience, combing groundbreaking programming focused on discovery, sustainable ethics, and a lineup that pushes the boundaries of genre. This vision…

Lauren Weintraub: Careful Now

This week’s Belmont Sessions artists came to us on suggestion from Olivia Bandy, our artist-in-residence. Needless to say, when we heard Lauren sing, we were blown away. With strong songwriting skills and an already seasoned voice, Weintraub has got what it takes to hash it as a young artist in Nashville. Weintraub currently attends Belmont…

JEANNIE SEELY INCLUDED IN AMERICAN CURRENTS: THE MUSIC OF 2018 AT THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM

NASHVILLE, TN. – (Jan. 17, 2019) –The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum has announced Country music royalty and a fifty-one year member of the Grand Ole Opry, Jeannie Seely will be included in the opening of its first exhibition of 2019, American Currents: The Music of 2018, on Friday, March 8, 2019. The exhibit runs through Feb….

Album Review: Randy Houser – Magnolia

Artist: Randy Houser Album: Magnolia Year: 2019 Label: Broken Bow Records’ Stony Creek Imprint Genre: Country Blues Lately, I’ve been finding myself more and more hesitant to listen to all these new albums put out by artists I’ve still been calling “mainstream” due to the whole bro-country movement even if we haven’t heard anything from…

STELLA PARTON CELEBRATES FIVE DECADES IN THE INDUSTRY WITH UPCOMING ALBUM SURVIVOR

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Stella Parton is celebrating five decades in the entertainment industry as an international award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, author and producer with the upcoming release of her 40th studio album, Survivor, available March 29. Parton independently produced the ten-song project, which she recorded at Nashville Sound Project House with engineer Mike Loudermilk. Survivor features eight of Parton’s…

Olivia Bandy – The Next Wave

The truest sign of a good songwriter is the ability to listen; to take in stories wherever one can and digest them to turn them in to new beautiful, powerful things. Olivia Bandy certainly possesses that talent. Drawing inspiration from a true story she read in a memoir, Bandy wrote “The Next Wave”. She knew…

Album Review: Martha Spencer

Artist: Martha Spencer Album: Martha Spencer Year: 2018 Label: Independent Genre: Appalachian, Bluegrass, Country Folk Take one quick listen to Martha Spencer and it’s impossible to think of anything other than deep-rooted, classic Appalachian country music. This is true blue mountain music, folks, and it’s nestled between the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains of…

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