Author Archives: Dan Harr

Nashville’s Next Generation Country Challenge Set for Dec. 4 & 5

Tennessee Songwriters Association International (TSAI) will play host to the inaugural talent competition “Nashville’s Next Generation Country Challenge” which will be held on December 4 and 5, 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee. “Nashville is one of the hottest cities in America …
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You+Me’s Album “rose ave.” Debuts at #4 on Billboard Top 200

You+Me’s debut album rose ave. (RCA Records) enters the Billboard Top 200 chart at #4, #1 on the Folk Album Chart and #2 on the Digital Albums Chart  with over 50,000 units sold in its first week. Additionally rose ave. topped iTunes in 30 …
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Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias and JBalvin In Concert in Duluth, Ga

Superstar rapper Pitbull and Spanish singer, songwriter and actor Enrique Iglesias are out on a co-headlining tour, along with Columbian Reggaeton singer JBalvin, and the trio made a stop at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. where they performed for a sold-out crowd. Opening the evening was Columbia native JBalvin, the surprise of the…
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Interview with French Guitar Virtuoso Stephan Forte

Every generation needs its guitar heroes. Whenever the topic of shredders comes up the list usually includes (and sometimes exclusively) Malmsteen, Vai and Satriani. While all are still going strong, their heyday was 30 years ago. Who are today’s fans to worship? Enter 36 year-old French virtuoso Stephan Forte. His rise to prominence is taking…
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These New South Whales – Live in Sydney

If Weird Al Yankovic decided to create a garage punk band, These New South Whales are exactly what I would imagine that band would be. Self-described as four cocky underdogs from Newcastle, These New South Whales’ digital album Live in Sydneyhas quite unusual lyrics throughout each of the songs featured.
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Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie – Dancin’ Annie

Inspired by a Bill Monroe recording, Bill Emerson first learned “a simple roll and a few chords” on a Belltone banjo in 1953 when he was 15-years-old, according to a 2010 DC Bluegrass Union interview with the bluegrass legend. He went on to become a founding member of Country Gentlemen and a premier contemporary 5-string banjoist. A few years back…
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What Do Music Producers Do?

Working as a producer for the last twenty years, I’ve recorded all kinds of artists from “fresh off the boat” newbies to artists whose experience in the world of music doubles my own. In every case, my role as a producer stays essentially the same. It’s that role that I’m going to describe in this article. The best way I know to describe what a producer does…
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Deep Sea Diver Premiere “One By One” Video on Entertainment Weekly

Deep Sea Diver are pleased to announce the video premiere of “One By One” via Entertainment Weekly and a new date this month supporting Phantogram on 10.26 in Santa Ana. “One By One” was filmed, directed and edited by the …
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Steve Ladd Guest Artist On Alan Jackson’s Award Winning Gospel Album

Earlier this year in Las Vegas,  Alan Jackson’s gospel album, ‘Precious Memories Volume II’, was named 2014 Top Christian Album at the Billboard Music Awards. The album is a collection of traditional hymns and was released last year as a …
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Sinclair Premieres New Single The World is Ours

Nashville alt / pop artist Sinclair has released her upbeat new single, “The World Is Ours,” which will be available on her upcoming EP, Sweet Talk, due out on November 4th via Drive Music. Fans can preorder Sinclair’s new E.P. …
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Tim Mahoney Takes Unexpected Turn For the Holidays With All-Instrumental Album

Fans of Twins Cities based singer-songwriter Tim Mahoney know and love him primarily for his powerful voice, which—aptly enough—he showed off as a contestant on Adam Levine’s team during the inaugural season of NBC’s The Voice. However, the musician is …
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Ray Price Honored with Country’s Family Reunion Tribute

Rarely in life do we get to honor someone whose singing style ushered in a new way to do it. Ray Price passed away Dec 16, 2013, and Country’s Family Reunion is honoring Ray’s memory by getting together those who …
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Bob Seger and Jason Aldean Set For All-New Episode of CMT Crossroads Nov. 28

Get ready to “take those old records off the shelf” – American music icon Bob Seger will collaborate with country superstar Jason Aldean later this month for an all-new installment of CMT CROSSROADS. The network’s flagship music series pairs Seger, …
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Xander Demos Will Open For Richie Kotzen In November

MTS Management Group is proud to announce Xander Demos will be opening for guitar god, Richie Kotzen. The concert will take place on November 11, 2014 at Altar Bar in Pittsburgh, PA. Doors open at 6:00pm. Show starts at 7:00pm. …
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The Brand New Heavies To Release New Album “Sweet Freaks” On November 24

London-based Acid Jazz innovators and expert purveyors of funky grooves and incredibly soulful harmonies, The Brand New Heavies are releasing their new studio album Sweet Freaks on November 24, 2014 [MSRP $13.98]. The eleven tracks featured on the quartet’s tenth …
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Scott Dean Announces Oct. 28 Release of “All Over Again”

Scott Dean is pleased to announce that  ALL OVER AGAIN, the full-length album featuring his fourth radio single “In My Arms,”* is scheduled to be released on October 28, 2014. A collection of nine original songs, a standout remake of the …
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Nashville’s Goldy Locks on TLCs Extreme Cheapskates

She’s a rock artist who’s shared the stage with the likes of Pink and Bret Michaels. She’s Goldy Locks: rocker, motivational speaker, a former pro wrestling personality with an attitude. She is a fierce fitness buff, celebrity photographer and an …
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Paul Simon Headlines Phil Everly Benefit Concert in Nashville Proceeds to Support the COPD Foundation

The COPD Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to curing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is hosting “A Tribute to Phil Everly” benefit concert on Wednesday, October 29th at the home of Sylvia Roberts located at 1358 Page Road, Nashville, Tennessee. …
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Angela James Coming to Country Music Capital October 24th

Angela James didn’t come from a musical background, but she grew up listening to every genre of music. As she recalls, “I didn’t grew up in a musical family, like nobody in my family played music. My dad played the clarinet in college, but by the time I came around, he wasn’t playing music. My mom was really into Kenny Rodgers and Willie…
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Cold War Kids Announce 2015 Headline Tour Dates

Cold War Kids have just announced their 2015 national headline tour, in support of their fifth studio album, Hold My Home, released today via Downtown Records. “‘Hold My Home is arguably the strongest record-with the most consistent highlights-that the band …
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