Monday November 13th from 5PM-7PM, Break the Cycle Entertainment (BTCE) will host an artist showcase at The Country music venue, complete with a four-artist set planned for the two-hour musical event. The performances will go on stage in the following order: Emily Jean, Jordan Hobson, Jessica Rose, and Canaan Cox.
The notion of an entertainment company promoting their roster through showcases is still a welcomed approach in Music City. Now more than ever before, scouting your next professional endeavor is priceless when it comes to who finds who, and who does it first. Inevitably, Monday’s show has Music Row written all over it. “We anticipate a diverse crowd”, says Amber Nicole Smith, BTCE President. “We expect to see managers and booking agents who are presently signing new talent. Our artists have perfected their live performances, and it’s time to highlight their talent here in Nashville”.
BTCE’s event will showcase their artists to major labels, music publishers, booking agents, managers and more. First up? Singer-songwriter, Emily Jean, will kick-off the show with a a full band and four songs. Produced by Ted Skolits, ‘Poison In The Well’ is Jean’s debut single. The song was “built around the idea of a person who is enticing, yet dangerous. I think most of us can relate,” says Emily Jean. With the single released to radio just last month, Jean continues to receive praise from radio outlets across the U.S. The singer shared with fans on social media that plans are underway to share the stage for a duet with the another BTCE artist, male singer-songwriter, Jordan Hobson.
Hobson will be next on the bill to perform his 30-minute set of original material, and we expect he’ll be showcasing his own debut single ‘Waitin’ On Last Call’ released Sept. 25th.
Jordan is confident that fans (old and new) will enjoy the new jam, describing the song as ‘upbeat, rhythmic, and flirty in both melody and lyric”. Originally from Cedar Rapids, Jordan Hobson moved to Nashville in 2012 to pursue music. He picked up the guitar at the age of 12, and has been honing his craft ever since. If you haven’t seen him perform live, you need to check that off you’re list on Monday night.
Next up, sultry singer-songwriter Jessica Rose will grace the stage. Rose is the total package. A young, blonde beauty with a soulful delivery. Undoubtedly, the girl can sing. Show-goers will be captivated by the native New Yorker, who fortunately has proven she has the talent it takes to succeed in this biz, with a sweet, infectious personality to go along with it. Jessica Rose might just have the silkiest set of pipes around. She, too, has recently wooed Country radio fans with new material. Rose’s EP “Wild Hearts” was released in October, with the mid-tempo ballad “Look For Me” as her first single. Rose released her first self-titled EP in 2015, has a degree in Music Business from Belmont, performs at nearly every home game for the Nashville Predators, and has appeared on American Idol, just to name a few of her note-worthy accomplishments. Rose is someone who’s likely to keep a career in music, regardless of what comes her way.
Finally, the fourth performer of the night is energetic triple-threat, Canaan Cox. We expect to hear most of the songs from his new EP, and this North Carolina native is bound to have your boots tappin’. Cox grew up in a musical household in the town of Hendersonville, NC, Impressively, he learned to play the mandolin by age 9, and within a few years, he learned fiddle, and the guitar. After earning his college degree in Musical Theatre from NC’s Catawba College, Cox moved to Nashville to pursue his dream. When he’s not writing songs, you can catch him playing live shows around town. Cox has also regularly performed for Carnival Cruise Lines. As of late, he’s been promoting his debut, self-titled EP, released October 27th. Cox released the single “Lie”, in August of this year, one that’s still climbing Music Row Magazine’s Country Breakout Charts for the fourth consecutive week.
Operating since 2013, BTCE artists sign artist development deals. Smith stated “Just because an artist doesn’t have the financial backing it takes to have a successful start, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get that opportunity to fulfill their dream. We feel that’s been a cycle, and we’re breaking that cycle. Our staff, company and roster is made up of people, sharing the same passions. We believe that hard work, talent, and being a good human being still matters and ultimately will prevail”. BTCE’s Artist Showcase is November 13, 5PM -7PM at The Country, located at 110 28th Ave. N.