Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Richie McDonald Announced As Show Host

(Nashville, Tenn. – April 29, 2015) - Online social network and country lifestyle portal, Digital Rodeo, announces Richie McDonald as the guest host as well as the artist line-up for the upcoming DRX Artist Showcase to be held May 6 at 6:00 p.m. on Nashville’s famous 3rd and Lindsley Bar & Grill stage.

The first of two DRX showcases in May will feature Dave & Julia, Jericho Woods, Kristen Merlin, Jenny Tolman and Karli Whetstone. The DRX monthly showcase highlights some of the platform’s most promising Country artists and will help to promote some of the website’s featured independent artists. The live performance will be streamed and can be viewed at

DRX showcases offer valuable opportunities for attendees to enjoy musical performances from up-and-coming acts while engaging and networking with others in the field.

Dave & Julia are currently in the studio working together on an album with Grammy award-winning producer, Byron Gallimore. They signed with Red Vinyl Music as writers in 2013 and have been writing and developing their songs and sound. This husband-and-wife team feels like this time has allowed them to write songs that are honest reflections of who they are as a duo. To read their full bio, please visit:

Jericho Woods is a five-member Kentucky bourbon bred group that rides the line between country and Americana. Their debut album Same Ol’ Dirt is available on iTunes now. To read their full bio, please visit:

Kristen Merlin’s talents landed her a spot on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning series, “The Voice.” She became a powerhouse female staple of “The Voice: Season 6” and finished 4th overall. Merlin just released her debut EP, Boomerang, which is now available on iTunes, Amazon and other major digital retailers. To read her full bio, please visit:

18-year-old songwriter Jenny Tolman has been described as soft-spoken in conversation, but bold and courageous behind a guitar, with a voice that mixes the smokiness of Shelby Lynne and the accessibility of your next-door neighbor. Tolman has previously released a self-titled EP, which includes “Damn Cigarettes”— a song that earned her multiple honors in songwriting competitions. To read her full bio, please visit:

Karli Whetstone is a Midwestern girl who is an experienced, award-winning performer with a remarkably powerful and nuanced voice. Whetstone is in the midst of launching her new, radio-friendly single “I Didn’t,” and looking forward to planning a promotional radio tour. To read her full bio, please visit:

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