Friday, May 24, 2024

RISING NORTH CAROLINA TROUBADOUR ELI WINDERS IS BACK WITH “ANOTHER LOVE”

 


Rising Country singer-songwriter Eli Winders returns today with his poignant new single, “Another Love,” available now via Atlantic Records/Bad Realm Records here. The track is already proving a fan favorite on the North Carolina-based artist’s TikTok with over 5 MILLION total views prior to release. 

“I wrote ‘Another Love’ in early 2022,” shared Winders. “It was one of the first songs I wrote that I thought was good enough for people to hear, now two years later and it’s finally coming out. At the time I wanted to write the saddest song I could and that was what I came up with. It quickly became a fan favorite on social media, and I am so excited for everyone to hear the full song.”



Winders will celebrate “Another Love” with an eagerly awaited run of live dates including appearances at Nashville, TN’s CMA Fest 2024 (including a Meet & Greet in Fan Fair X on Thursday, June 6 at 10:00am and a performance on the Hard Rock Stage Friday, June 7 at 6:15pm), and the Outeroo Galactic Giddy Up at Manchester, TN’s Bonnaroo (June 13-16). In addition, a very special homecoming headline show is slated for Kenansville, NC’s Duplin County Events Center on July 26 opening for Tracy Byrd. For complete details, please visit www.eliwinders.com.

Born and raised in the heartland of North Carolina, 19-year-old Winders is a classic yet fresh voice in Country music. After only having access to music through the radio until his teens, Winders’ musical exploration truly began when he received a phone for his 16th birthday – a gift that opened the door to streaming music for the first time. As he delved into a rich tapestry of melodies and lyrics, he found himself captivated by the timeless sounds of Country music’s golden era and wanting to write songs of his own.

Throughout 2022, Winders dedicated his days to working in a feed mill, attending college classes at night, and scribbling song ideas between it all. His first breakthrough arrived when he began sharing his musical talents online. By posting heartfelt covers and soul-stirring original songs, Winders quickly gained an enthusiastic following, drawing in listeners with his genuine artistry and Carolina charm. Recognizing the young artist’s exceptional talent and commitment to his craft, Atlantic/Bad Realm Records fulfilled a dream for Winders, swiftly signing him to their roster.

Last summer saw Winders making his Atlantic/Bad Realm debut with the bittersweet “Pack My Hometown.” Recorded in Nashville with producer/co-writer Eric Arjes (Tim McGraw, Kane Brown, Eli Young Band), the deeply moving track – which was heralded in a series of TikTok teasers that amassed over 2.5 MILLION views – is joined by an official music video streaming now here. “Pack My Hometown” was met by instant applause from such outlets as Countrypolitan Magazine, which raved, “‘Pack My Hometown’ has all the hallmarks of a great song: heartfelt lyrics, rich acoustic foundation, and an emotive, moving vocal performance. There’s no telling what else Eli Winders has in store, and we just can’t wait to hear what he does next.”

A string of singles have followed, including “Two Wheel Drive Cowboy” and the heartwarming “Carolina Blue,” both of which saw a swift rise in popularity across social media, as did evocative acoustic covers of songs by The Red Clay Strays, Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, Caamp, and more streaming now at YouTube. Recent months have also seen Winders hitting the road for a wide range of live dates highlighted by shows alongside such artists as Conner Smith, Tanner Usrey, Zach Top, and more. Now, with “Another Love” and more new music to come, Winders’ musical journey has truly begun in earnest.


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Thursday, May 23, 2024

RISING SINGER/SONGWRITER CONNOR DALY RELEASES NEW SINGLE "AIN'T GOT A CAPE"

 


Connor Daly, the rising singer-songwriter known for his evocative lyrics and tender vocals, has just released his latest single, “Ain’t Got A Cape.” The song, written by Daly, produced by William Gawley, and engineered and mixed by Bryce Roberts, is now available on all major streaming platforms here. The track was recorded at The Castle Studio, Dark Horse, and Omni Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. (Drums/Wayne Killius)(Bass/Dave Francis and Dave Spicher)(Acoustic Guitars/Pat McGrath, David Flint and Connor Daly)(Electric Guitar/David Flint and Mike Durham)(Mandolin/David Flint and Deanie Richardson)(Fiddle/Deanie Richardson)(Piano/Keys/Chris Nole)(Background Vocals/Wendy Newcomer)(Mastered by Mike Monseur with Axis Audi)

Filmed in cooperation with the Ashland City Police and Fire Department, the official music video for “Ain’t Got A Cape,” adds a visual narrative to the heartfelt ballad and was produced by Charlotte Avenue Entertainment. 

"Ain’t Got a Cape" is a song about love, loss, and the painful acknowledgment of one's limitations in the face of another's struggles. In "Ain’t Got a Cape," Daly captures the crispness of Fall and the bittersweet memories of a past love. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of changing seasons, both in nature and in the heart. The narrator reflects on a relationship where their partner needed saving, but they couldn’t be the hero to prevent the fall. The imagery of leaves falling from trees symbolizes the inevitable end of something beautiful yet fragile. The chorus poignantly realizes that, despite the longing to be a savior, some battles are too heavy to carry alone. The song's melancholy tone is woven through memories of shared moments by the old rail tracks, where love once thrived but now lingers like a ghost in the cold air.

Raised in Northern Virginia, Daly grew up playing sports and music. He was the Virginia High School (5A) state champion in discus, earning a spot on the track and field team at George Mason University, where he competed throughout college. Alongside his athletic pursuits, he played classical guitar, developing a cascading fingerpicking style that shines through in his songs today. After his first year in college, Daly turned to songwriting more fully, and in 2019 recorded some demos and fell in love with “the process of bringing my own songs to life.”

Now at 25, with more than 100 songs in his catalog, he continues to develop his craft. Daly released multiple singles throughout 2023 and has performed regularly in local venues near his home in Fairfax and at songwriter rounds in Nashville. With musical influences including Jason Isbell, Zach Bryan, Tyler Childers, and Ed Sheeran, Daly has cultivated a knack for delivering his songs with emotional resonance.

This summer, Daly will release his debut album, Colors Fade, featuring acoustic-driven arrangements with poetic stories that cross the full spectrum of human experience.


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Monday, May 20, 2024

ANNIE BOSKO REVEALS NEW COLLABORATION WITH DWIGHT YOAKAM ON “HEART BURN”

Produced by Butch Walker, Steamy Duet Set for Release May 31


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On the heels of her performance last week at ACM’s Country Kickoff at the Star, singer/songwriter Annie Bosko announces “Heart Burn” featuring Dwight Yoakam, set for release Friday, May 31. 

“Dwight is not only my musical hero but an icon, from his music to his sense of style, and we both share Bakersfield roots,” shares Bosko. “I love that he effortlessly crosses genres, blending everything from country, americana, rock and latin influences, and it feels like we were able to capture that in this song.”

Penned by Bosko and Chuck Cannon, with Yoakam in mind, and produced by Butch Walker (Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, Katy Perry), “Heart Burn” is a steamy duet punctuated by baritone guitars that harken back to their Bakersfield roots, as the neo-traditionalists croon:

You make my heart burn
You make my soul yearn
You make my bones ache
When you’re gone they just might break
Inside of my chest
Kisses leave me helpless
Baby we make love so good it hurts
You make my heart burn

“When we wrote the second verse, I asked, ‘What would Dwight Yoakam say?’ I wanted it to sound dreamy and poetic, but with a western edge,” Bosko explains.

“Heart Burn” comes on the heels of Bosko’s recently released duet with Vince Gill, “Higher Ground,” and follows the release of her self-titled EP earlier this year, featuring five songs including current single “Neon Baby,” which saw her make her late night debut on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Bosko performed in Frisco at the ACM Country Kickoff at the Star on Tuesday, May 14, with Morning Hangover praising, “Annie has it all - she has the voice, the charm, the heart, the grit, the work ethic - everything about her screams future Superstar.”

She recently made her debut at Stagecoach and will perform on additional festival stages across the U.S. this spring and summer, including CMA Fest, Country Jam, Faster Horses and Watershed Festival.

For more information, visit AnnieBosko.com or follow along on socials Instagram, TikTok, Twitter/X @AnnieBosko and Facebook.com/AnnieBoskoMusic.

 

Friday, May 17, 2024

EMMY RUSSELL, AMERICAN IDOL TOP 5 FINALIST, RELEASES "REDEMPTION" TODAY

 


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American Idol season 22 finalist Emmy Russell has released her original song “Redemption” today. A hushed whisper that works its way into a complete explosion of self-expressed freedom, the hooky tune celebrates the best kind of love one can possibly hope for: the love of oneself.

Written by Russell, along with Lauren McLamb and Rob Sewell, the meditative song finds the singer-songwriter reflecting on a trying past relationship and, more specifically, is a deep dive into how she’s come to find self-love and acceptance amid turmoil.

“I wrote 'Redemption' because I process life through music and this song is what came out of a painful breakup,” Russell says. “There was a time when I placed all my value in someone else's hands. But, eventually, I had to realize I was constantly being tossed between 'I love you' and 'I don't love you,’ I wrote this song with Lauren McLamb & Rob Sewell. This song represents my decision to no longer be the person you come back to when it’s convenient. My telling him 'it’s over,'. I found my redemption in being alone and admitting to myself, 'I don’t deserve this,' which lead me to a door I’d been craving to open… I finally realized my worth by looking to God, then letting the truth that 'I am loved,' sink in. Now I know, no guy, nor anyone else, can take that away from me. I am loved and, now, that’s my redemption.”

A 25-year-old Nashville native, Russell – a descendant of music royalty as the granddaughter of the late country legend Loretta Lynn – became an instant fan-favorite on Idol following the viral audition performance of her evocative, self-penned and incredibly revealing song “skinny.”

The winner of American Idol will be announced on May 19.

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AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 22 FINALIST WILL MOSELEY RELEASES ORIGINAL SONG “GOOD BOOK BAD” TODAY

 


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American Idol season 22 finalist Will Moseley has released his original song “Good Book Bad” today. 

A spirited and heartfelt tale of redemption, the deeply-felt song with a decidedly classic country sound is concocted with the perfect recipe: honesty, forthrightness and supreme melody.

Written by Jordan Walker, Lalo Guzman and Thomas Archer, “Good Book Bad” — a narrative-driven song of second chances amid life’s turbulent ride — instantly spoke to the husky voiced troubadour: as soon as Moseley heard the demo, he felt a deeply personal connection to the song’s resonant message.

“‘Good Book Bad’ is a song that just instantly connects,” says Moseley. “From the first time I heard a demo of the song I knew the guys that wrote it had something very special, and I was honored to be a part of it. It’s a song that takes you through bad decisions, unexpected blessings, and the trials of life while always reminding you where the answers are found. I’ve had friends in these exact situations and have had my fair share of screw-ups and I think that’s what makes the song so special to me.”

A 23-year-old Georgia native with a raspy drawl and a soulful delivery, Moseley is a finalist on American Idol season 22. A former collegiate football player, Moseley first picked up the guitar while attending his alma mater, Georgia Southern University.

The winner of American Idol will be announced on May 19.

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