Our Interview With Michael Shynes

We all know that person pursuing music, and in most cases, these folks are genuinely talented and musically gifted. Those that are smart will wait to break into the scene once they’ve honed their craft, because confidence in your own music is like adding fuel to a fire. It’s a constant cycle of mental angguish … Continued

Meet Country Songwriter from Washington: Kassidy Lynne

Hometown: Maple Valley, Washington Influences: Taylor Swift, Hannah Montana, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris, Shania Twain What is your background in music growing up? “I actually don’t have a background in music. No one in my family sings or plays an instrument, so my singing and writing ability is a God given gift. I … Continued

Get To Know: Alexis Taylor

Hometown: Huntsville, Ontario Influences: Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert When did you fall in love with music? “Ever since I was a kid, I just remember always having this desire to sing no matter what was on the radio.” What motivates you to succeed in music? “Living in Nashville and seeing the amount of … Continued

Meet: Natalie Alexander

Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA Genre: Country Influences: Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift What influenced your love for music? “I have always been involved with music. I come from a very musical family but my first experience in the industry was managing my brothers’ band. It wasn’t until about 2 years ago that I started … Continued

Get To Know Rising Country Artist Jesse Labelle

Hometown: Toronto, Canada Genre: Country Influences: The Beatles, Elvis Presley, James Taylor, Keith Whitley, Keith Urban What made you fall in love with music? “I was taking piano lessons when I was seven and one day my teacher had brought along a guitar that she was taking to teach her next student. I was so … Continued

Recording Artist Emma White Rises By Doing Her Own Thing In Country Music

Hometown: Baltimore, MD Genre: Pop/Country Influences: Patty Griffin, Justin Timberlake At what age did you realize you wanted to be a Country artist? “I was probably 4 years old. I grew up around music so I always knew it was what I wanted to do.” Who do you look up to musically? “So many people … Continued

Meet Meg Williams, A Blues Artist and Guitar Slinger

Hometown: Hornell, NY Genre: Blues-Rock Influences: Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, ZZ Ward, Derek Trucks What is your music background? “I’ve been playing guitar for about 16 or 17 years now – I’ve always loved music and art since as long as I can remember! I studied guitar throughout high school (blues, rock, jazz), … Continued

Raihanna Estrada Releases New Single “Jump off the Train”

Hometown: Fremont, CA Genre: Country/Singer-Songwriter Influences: Tom Petty, Jo Dee Messina, Miranda Lambert, Matt Wertz How did your musical journey start? “I started songwriting at the age of 13. I began performing at Karaoke on the Ranch that I grew up on in Lake Berryessa in Napa county, California. I learned to sing from country … Continued

Meet Rylie Bourne, Nashville Artist and Segue 61 Graduate

Hometown: Divernon, IL Genre: Americana / Country Influences: Ashley Monroe, Alison Krauss, EmmyLou Harris, Gillian Welch, Lee Ann Womack When did you move to Nashville? “I moved to Nashville at the beginning of this year. After considering dropping out of college multiple times, I waited until I graduated and had the opportunity to be a … Continued

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