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

Country Artist Stephanie Owens Seeks Crowdfunding for Upcoming EP

In this day and age of the DIY music career, funding to advance an artist’s growth may be challenging to get. Thanks to Kickstarter, Pledge Music, and other crowdfunding websites, those new artists starting to build their music catalogue and fan base can be given a platform to raise money in exchange for rewards. There … Continued

Meet: Hunter Haynes

Hometown: Forest City NC Genre: Country Influences: 90’s Country, New artists like Luke Combs, Riley Green, Muscadine Bloodline When did you find your love for music? “I have always been a huge fan of any kind of  music. Growing up baseball was my main focus, I played through high school and two years into college. … Continued

Perry Ashton Brings an Alternative Edge to Country Music

Hometown: Montevallo, Alabama Genre: Country with an alternative touch Influences: Alanis Morissette, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, 90’s Alternative Favorite Bar: Loser’s Bar and Grill   How did your love for music start? “My dad and grandad always played guitar when I was younger. My dad was tough and wanted me to learn everything on my … Continued

Whitney Merritt, Adding Her Own Twang in Country Music

Hometown: Owensboro, KY Genre: Country, Bluegrass Influences: Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert, Patsy Cline Favorite Venue: Robert’s Western World   How long has music been a part of your life? “I grew up in a musical family, so it was pretty much handed down to me. My dad comes from a family of 14 … Continued

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