Monday, February 12, 2018

FANS AND ARTISTS REMEMBER DARYLE SINGLETARY

   REST IN PEACE 
THANK YOU FOR PUTTING A VOICE TO COUNTRY MUSIC
Daryle Bruce Singletary
March 10, 1971 – February 12, 2018

Country music fans and artists alike took to social media today to express their sorrow and shock at the sudden unexpected passing of one of country's best and most authentic voices, Daryle Singletary. Singletary passed away this morning of causes that have yet to be released. We are keeping his family in our thoughts and prayers and wish them peace and healing.





































- Jennifer Smith
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SHANE OWENS PRESENTED WITH INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD AT MUSICROW’S COUNTRY RADIO MEET AND GREET AND COUNTRY BREAKOUT AWARDS


Pictured (L-R): MusicRow Chart Director Alex Kobrick, Ann Chrisman Promotions’ Ann Chrisman and Anne Sarosdy, Shane Owens, Grassroots Promotions’ RJ Jordan and Nancy Tunick, MusicRow Publisher/Owner Sherod Robertson. Photo: Moments By Moser

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 12, 2018) -- Amerimonte Records recording artist Shane Owens was presented the Independent Artist of the Year Award at MusicRow Magazine’s 16th Annual “Country Radio Meet & Greet” and “CountryBreakout Awards” which were held at the Listening Room in Nashville on Monday, February 5. Last year’s winner of the Independent Artist of the Year was Aaron Watson. Awards are based on spins the artists get on the magazine’s panel of reporting stations which is widely regarded in the country industry as the one to watch for breaking new artists and records. The reporting stations are heavily weighted toward secondary markets -- friendlier to independent artists.

“I'm humbled as well as forever grateful and honored to receive the Independent Artist of the Year Award. It is quite an honor to receive this award from MusicRow. What a great way to kick off 2018,” says Shane Owens, adding, “I would like to give special thanks to country radio and MusicRow Magazine for all your support and undying dedication. We look forward to sharing new music here very soon.”

You can find Shane Owens music on Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music and stay current with him on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to follow his Youtube and visit www.shaneowenscountry.com.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

SPRINGER MOUNTAIN FARMS & SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE RELEASE SECOND EPISODE OF CONTENT FEATURING CAM

Springer Mountain Farms Brings Cam & Holly Gleason Together

 Conversation on Candor, Emotions & A Woman’s Place in Country Music


She is one of country music’s most talked about and revealing songwriters, with a Grammy nomination for “Burning House.” The other is the editor of Woman Walk The Line: How The Women of Country Music Changed Our Lives, an anthology of personal essays from 27 women on the female country artist who changed their life. But it took Springer Mountain Farms to bring Cam and noted music critic Holly Gleason together for a revealing conversation inspired by the book – and Cam’s “Diane,” the post-cheating apology single from one woman-to-another.

Over a personally-prepared meal of roast chicken at Oak Restaurant, the two women met to discuss the power of songs, truth and “a woman’s place in country music.” Getting to eavesdrop on their tete-a-tete is no longer a possibility, but a video from their lunch has been edited into an episode of Springer Mountain Farm’s ongoing original content series in partnership with Sony Music Nashville.

“Cam is one of the most provocative female voices in our genre today,” says Gleason, whose anthology has graced The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, PEOPLE, PASTE, Oxford American and No Depression’s Ten Best Music Books of 2017. “Having just edited some of the nation’s best women writers, all pulling an artist’s music that changed their world through the way they live, talking to Cam was an absolute pleasure. A songwriter’s songwriter, she submerges real life, complicated emotions and difficult situations in her songs.”

The two women share thoughts on the power of music, the way it helps say what often goes unsaid – and confront the awkward in ways that set us free. With a special focus on Dolly Parton’s own ability to capture those jagged moments, Cam and Gleason explore the way the women in country get a special kind of honest. They also talk about “Diane,” Cam’s current single, in which the other woman seeks out the wife to offer clarity, apology and healing.

“In real life, this doesn’t happen very often,” Cam explains. “But the opportunity for the singer to apologize, and explain she didn’t know, is powerful – and important.”

Creating these sorts of intersections – and provide the kind of conversations that most media opportunities don’t allow for – was the driving force behind this innovative series. Not quite a profile, not really a feel good behind the scenes feature, Chikn & Pickin’ goes a little deeper.

“Springer Mountain Farms understands the organic place that food and bringing people together has in changing the conversation,” says Sony EVP of New Business & Marketing John Zarling. “In looking for new ways to show how our artists and their music are impacting the world around them, the Chick’n & Picking Series has taken us from Tyler Farr and hot chicken to Cam at the elegant Oak Steakhouse. But more than just an artist and their music, it’s a sense of why their music matters in a real life context that emerges... and that’s invaluable.”