Lucie Silvas to Perform Porchfest

Lucie SilvasLucie Silvas calls Nashville home, after starting her journey overseas.  Born in London and raised in New Zealand, Silvas gained quick acclaim after debuting at the age of 17.  While honing her craft, she’s had the opportunity to share the stage with artists including Elton John, Lionel Richie, Kacey Musgraves, Tom Jones and Jamiroquai, all while selling over one million albums.

“The biggest thing that Nashville has done for me as a person, and therefore as a songwriter is to provide the freedom just to be unapologetically myself,” Silvas said.  II don’t know whether it’s living in Nashville or just being older now, but I feel like I can make whatever kind of music I want.”

Her new self-titled EP is now available, featuring her first single “Letters To Ghosts,” is no available.

Silvas is one of 100 performers hitting the stage, or porch, at this year’s Porchfest, at the Westhaven community in West Franklin.

Full events schedules and an interactive map are available on Westhaven’s new mobile app, which can be found by visiting www.westhavenporchfest.org, and are available for IPad, IPhone and Android formats.  You can also follow Porchfest on Facebook (/WesthavenPorchfest) and Twitter (WesthavenSLC).

Lindsay Lawler HIts the Green to Raise Money for Kidd’s Kids

lindsay lawlerThe Songstress and Trucking Industry Spokesperson Takes A Day To Trade Her Truck Stop Tour for Tee Time


Recording artist and Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Highway Angel program spokesperson Lindsay Lawler traded some down time from her 2015 Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour for time on the green, all in an effort to raise money at the Annual Golf and Guitars event earlier this week at Haggis Oaks Golf Course in Sacramento.

Now in it’s eighth year, the event (which kicked off Monday) pairs artists with golfers in a tournament, during which teams have the opportunity to win money for the artist’s chosen childrens’ charity. Lawler took home $5,000 for her charity, Kidd’s Kids, founded by the late radio personality Kidd Kraddick – a dear friend and mentor of Lawler’s. Kidd’s Kids raises money throughout each year to provide terminally ill and/or disabled children an unforgettable, all-expenses paid trip to Walt Disney World™ in Florida.

“I worked with Kidd for several years, and we remained close even after,” said Lawler. “He was an avid golfer, music lover and a true kid at heart… I know how proud and excited he would be to have the contribution won through Golf and Guitars. I was able to deliver the news to Caroline, his daughter, while she was in a board meeting for Kidd’s Kids. It’s so rewarding to be able to donate to a cause so personal to me and my story.”

Lawler’s team included Sacramento Kings minority owner Phil Oates, reality star and world record holder Ryan Winther, and two other golf pros.

The event also included a two-night concert series, which included performances by Lawler, Josh Turner, Love and Theft, Julie Roberts, Ashley Monroe, Jason Michael Carroll, John Pardi, Old Dominion and A Thousand Horses, among others.

Golf and Guitars is sponsored by KNCI, as well as Stella Artois, Bud Light, Adidas, and Marriott.

Lawler released new album Two Peaches, Six Cookies in March to iTunes. Her first single, Goodbye Go, ships to country radio June 1.

Emmy award winning Jonathan Jackson & Enation kick off 2015 tour in Nashville TN

Jonathan Jasckon + Enation courtesy of Travis Shinn

Jonathan Jasckon + Enation courtesy of Travis Shinn

The five time Emmy award winning actor Jonathan Jackson and Enation is set to wake up Nashville TN with his newest single “Radio Cinematic” as they kick off on May 22nd to begin the 2015 tour.

Presented by Loud and Proud Records this is their fourth studio album release as of October 14th, 2014. Billboard Magazine christened it “…contemporary, anthemic rock—Jackson proudly wear the influence of U2, Peter Gabriel and Coldplay on his sleeve as influences – is certainly something different….”

The tour officially begins May 22, in Nashville TN with tickets on sale through the website here http://jonathanjackson.com/jonathan-jackson-and-enation-tour-dates/

“Radio Cinematic” was recorded right here in Nashville TN with co-producer Greg Archilla and Patrick Dillett; Archilla is known for his work with Collective Soul and Dillett with David Byrne. Jonathan Jackson and Enation are made up of; Jonathan Jackson with vocals and guitar, Richard Lee Jackson with drums, and Daniel Sweatt on the bass.

A beautiful battle ensues between piano and guitar as the lyrics bring you in to the song and in to the vision. As you close your eyes and listen you are drawn in. No denying…”Radio Cinematic” is a winner. It has every thing, romance, fun, heart pounding guitar rifts and soulful melodies.

Jonathan Jasckon + Enation courtesy of Travis Shinn

Jonathan Jasckon + Enation courtesy of Travis Shinn

The guys have charted in the top ten on Itunes, they have graced a Times Square billboard after winning an AOL competition and have appeared on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz with Nick Lachey.

Influenced by acts such as U2 and Pearl Jam… Enation and Jonathan Jackson are tickling the top of the charts for a perfect spot.

Jonathan Jasckon + Enation courtesy of Travis Shinn

Jonathan Jasckon + Enation courtesy of Travis Shinn

To enjoy the new single “Radio Cinematic” visit Soundcloud here at:

https://soundcloud.com/loud-proud-records/03-cinematic

Websites to visit for more information are:

http://www.jonathanjackson.com/

https://twitter.com/jonathanjackson

https://www.facebook.com/JonathanJacksonandEnation

Rendezvous Music Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

rendezvousThe Rendezvous Music Festival presented by Be Live Events is coming back for a second year to Beaver Creek, CO, September 11 – 12, 2015. An intimate two-day fall music experience, Rendezvous is set to present yet another dynamic lineup comprised of legends and new breakout artists from many genres including singer/songwriters, pop, country and Americana.

 

Blending music, food and wine and entertainment to create a one-of-a-kind event for attendees in one of the world’s most vibrant mountain settings, the Rendezvous Music Festival received rave reviews from media and fans alike. The event is centered in the heart of the Rockies and features outdoor stages, the Vilar Performing Arts Center, intimate house concerts, and food and wine, amongst the breathtaking views. Combining musical performances in intimate crowds, along with the fall landscape makes the Rendezvous Music Festival unique and memorable to all its attendees.

 

Confirmed performers include: John Oates, Chris Stapleton, Johnnyswim, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Holly Williams, Dave Barnes, Kylie Rae Harris, and Ivory Layne. More artists will be announced soon.

 

There are a variety of ticket packages being offered:

 

SATURDAY STRAWBERRY PARK GENERAL ADMISSION

This $35 + service fees ticket allows entry to the Strawberry Park Outdoor Stage

 

WEEKEND PASS

This $205 + service fees ticket allow entry into Friday’s “Evening in the Rockies” party where fans can enjoy a night of wine tastings, gourmet food and intimate musical performances at Vilar PAC as well as private locations and then a dinner reception at Vilar PAC, as well as entry to Saturday’s Strawberry Park Outdoor Stage and then to the Saturday evening performance at Vilar PAC.

 

VIP EXPERIENCE PASS

This $405 + service fees ticket allows everything the Weekend Pass does, but also includes a private brunch at a member’s only restaurant on Saturday with a special guest performance by John Oates.

 

VILAR PAC SATURDAY EVENING PASS

This $65 + service fees ticket allows entry into the Vilar PAC Saturday evening performances.

 

Tickets are available now via rendezvousbc.com or at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Box Office, vvf.org or by phone 970-845-TIXS (8497). The official charity partner of the event is NSCD (National Sports Center for the Disabled), nscd.org, with a portion of all VIP ticket sales being donated to them.

 

The Rendezvous Music Festival lineup is below:

John Oates

Chris Stapleton

Johnnyswim

Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors

Holly Williams

Dave Barnes

Kylie Rae Harris

Ivory Layne

 

More artists will be announced soon.

 

 

For more information, visit www.rendezvousbc.com and follow the Rendezvous Music Festival on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RendezvousMusicFestival),

Twitter(@RendezvousFest), and Instagram (@RendezvousFest).

Katie Armiger Gives Young Songwriters Opportunity of a Lifetime with “Girls with Dreams” Contest

katiearmingerNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION GIVES YOUNG SONGWRITERS THE CHANCE TO:

WIN A $10,000  COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

BE FLOWN TO NASHVILLE TO RECORD THEIR SONG WITH ARMIGER AND TWO-TIME GRAMMY-WINNING PRODUCER CHAD CARLSON

Country sensation KATIE ARMIGER is launching “Girls With Dreams,” a national songwriting competition that gives young songwriters the chance to win a $10,000 college scholarship and have their music recorded with Armiger.  The winner will be flown to Nashville to record their song with Katie and two-time Grammy-winning producer Chad Carlson (Taylor Swift). For contest rules and information, please go to katiearmiger.com.

 

“My entire career started by winning a contest,” says Katie, “And now I’d like to give other young ladies an opportunity like the one I had.”

 

Katie, who Country Weekly magazine recently named one of the 10 most beautiful women in country music, began her career as a 14-year-old girl with dreams of going to Nashville. At age 15, she completed her first album and set her sights on becoming a national singer/songwriter. Along the way, she found role models and mentors who inspired her to chase her dreams. Katie has become one of the brightest new stars in Nashville and has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in country music. Now Katie wants to give back to girls with big dreams and big talent through a national songwriting competition: Girls With Dreams.

 

Katie made history by becoming the only indie female country artist to chart in the top 10 on both Billboard and iTunes. Her most recent album, Fall Into Me, debuted at No. 6 on the Indie Albums Chart, No. 7 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart and No. 32 on the Billboard 200.  Fall Into Mebecame her highest-charting album to date. Armiger wrote or co-wrote every track on the album. In addition, she committed all of last year to honoring our nation’s first responders with her “Project Feel Safe” campaign.

 

Armiger recently teamed with Yahoo! for the premiere of her newest video, “One Night Between Friends.” The video can be seen HERE. The “One Night Between Friends” video was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Justin Baldoni. Baldoni, one of the stars of the new CW show, “Jane the Virgin,”  also helmed the video for Katie’s single “Safe,” which shot to No. 1 on the Top 20 Country Countdown Chart. Its stunning video”>–a tribute to our nation’s first responders–amassed more than two million YouTube views.

 

Over the course of the past few years, Katie’s shared stages with some of country music’s biggest artists, including Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Eli Young Band, Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, Rodney Atkins and Kellie Pickler, to name a few.

 

www.katiearmiger.com