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Physical & Digital Review Copies Now Available For ‘WoodSongs 5: A Folksinger’s Fireplace Compendium & van Gogh Reader’

WoodSongs 5: A Folksinger’s Compendium & van Gogh Reader is a 176 page hard copy, full color book bundled with Michael Johnathon’s “The Painter” CD, and will be available January 11, 2022 at Amazon, Barnes & Nobel or at MichaelJohnathon.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. — As a follow-up to the artistic, musical journey of The Painter album, comes Michael Johnathon’s 176 page celebration of Vincent van Gogh and other artists, “WoodSongs 5: A Fireplace Compendium & Van Gogh Reader.”

WoodSongs 5 is a fun, enjoyable and intellectual journey through the world of art, music and painting. From Vincent van Gogh to Pete Seeger, da Vinci to John Denver, Michelangelo to Billie Holiday and more. The book shares the rare, seldom heard backstories of great artists at a time when creatives everywhere are struggling. A must read for everyone trying to navigate the new, digital world from the American folk singer pointing the way.

DID YOU KNOW Van Gogh tried TWICE to give away “The Starry Night” painting as gifts, and twice the receiver did not like the painting enough to accept it? That rejected painting now has an insured value of over $1BILLION US, yet at the time it was considered worthless.

DID YOU KNOW the great artistic master Michelangelo died an unknown pauper?

WoodSongs 5: A Folksinger’s Compendium & van Gogh Reader
ISBN: 978-0-578-95249-9
LIBRARY of CONGRESS Control: 202191-4530
AUTHORED BY: Michael Johnathon
DIGITAL RELEASE: October 21, 2021
HARDCOPY RELEASE: January 11, 2022

About Michael Johnathon:
Among the throngs of artists in the music world, few have elevated “dreaming” to such a high art form as folk singer Michael Johnathon. Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised upstate near Beacon, Michael relocated to outside of Lexington, Kentucky in 1995. He recently won the prestigious Milner Award of the Arts in 2020, presented by Governor Andy Beshear in Kentucky. He is also the screenwriter for the upcoming Caney Creek motion picture, a touring songwriter, author of five published books, playwright of the Walden Play performed in 42 countries, composer of the opera, Woody: For the People, organizer of the national association of front porch musicians called SongFarmers, the full symphony performances of SONGS OF RURAL AMERICA and as the creator and host of the live audience broadcast of the WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour with a radio audience of over two million listeners each week on 500 public radio stations, public television coast-to-coast, American Forces Radio Network in 173 nations and now on the RFD-TV Network nationwide.
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Contacts:
Manager: Gina Mendello | showbizmanager@mac.com | (615) 333-2202
Media & PR: Jason W. Ashcraft | jwa@jwamedia.com | (615) 991-1125
Publisher: PoetMan Records | office@woodsongs.com | (859) 255-5700

Hard Copy Servicing: Bryan Klausing | radio@woodsongs.com

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Mayor Steven L. Reed Issues Proclamation, Declares September 3rd ‘Cameron DuBois Day’ In Montgomery, Alabama

Plus, Dubois scores first #1 song at radio on CDX’s Positive Country chart with her soulful song “Modern Day Wonder Woman” 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Country rock singer-songwriter Cameron DuBois was recently honored by Mayor Steven L. Reed with a proclamation declaring September 3rd as ‘Cameron DuBois Day’ in the rising country star’s hometown of Montgomery, Alabama. The proclamation comes on the heels of her very first charity golf tournament where she and her team raised more than $15,000 for the Montgomery Area Down Syndrome Outreach Group. 

Additionally, Cameron’s breakout year as a singer-songwriter was just capped with her first #1 song at country radio on CDX’s Positive Country chart for her soulful tribute song to mothers everywhere, “Modern Day Wonder Woman.” 

The Mayor’s proclamation reads: 

WHEREAS, Country-Soul singer-songwriter Cameron DuBois has called the City of Montgomery home since her youth; and 

WHEREAS, Cameron DuBois’ presence within the Montgomery area arts and music community is both supported and recognized by her fans and peers; and 

WHEREAS, Cameron DuBois is committed to being a positive role model and musician from the City of Montgomery; and 

WHEREAS, Cameron DuBois successfully launched her own charity golf tournament and concert in 2021, raising over $15,000 for the Montgomery Area Down Syndrome Outreach Group; and 

WHEREAS, Cameron DuBois’ continued growth and recognition from fans, media and radio across these great United States, will continue to make the City of Montgomery proud to call her their own; 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Steven L. Reed, as Mayor of the City of Montgomery, do hereby proclaim September 3, 2021 as ‘Cameron DuBois Day’ in Montgomery, honoring Cameron for her contributions to the community, and urge all citizens to join me in recognizing her efforts and accomplishments as a musician from Montgomery. 

Cameron DuBois Live Shows:
SEPT 03 – Vecchia / Hoover, Ala.
SEPT 04 – Resting Pulse Brewing Company / Opelika, Ala.
SEPT 06 – Cloverdale Listening Room / Montgomery, Ala.
SEPT 17 – Resting Pulse Brewing Company / Opelika, Ala.
*For the complete updated show schedule, follow on Bandsintown or visit CameronDuBois.com

About Cameron DuBois:
Cameron DuBois is an authentic country, soul, and southern rock singer-songwriter from Montgomery, Alabama. She’s spent most of her time developing her own unique brand of sound in two prestigious American South musical destinations; Nashville and Muscle Shoals, Alabama. She’s spent numerous hours along those muddy banks of the Tennessee River, collaborating with two of the industry’s notable songwriters and producers in Michael Curtis (Randy Travis, Fleetwood Mac, Blake Shelton) and Cindy Walker. Cameron’s unique country-rock-soul hybrid sound has kept her busy performing throughout Alabama and the south, landing her opening gigs with Dylan Scott, Neil McCoy, Thompson Square, Easton Corbin, John Michael Montgomery, and Andy Griggs. Cameron’s single releases include “The Home Place,” “Lipstick & Chrome,” “Never Love Me Back,” and “Peace,” which demonstrates her versatility. In 2020, she released her most ambitious song project yet, the up-tempo rocker “Bridges,” which exclusively premiered nationwide on The Country Network, along with being aired on The Heartland Network. Cameron has been featured by PASTE, Medium.com, Guitar Girl Magazine, Country Rebel, The Montgomery Advertiser, AL.com, WAFF-TV, WSFA-TV, & WAKA-TV. In 2021 Cameron scored her first #1 song on CDX’s Positive Country chart with her soulful “Modern Day Wonder Woman,” along with launching her very own charity golf event called Cameron DuBois’ Par-Tee Down Classic, where she raised $15,000 for the Montgomery Area Down Syndrome Outreach Group. For Cameron’s most up-to-date tour schedule and other information, visit CameronDuBois.com.

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Austin’s New Generation Alt-Rocker Kate Angel’s Poetic New Song “16 Drops Of Tea” Brings Forth Stout Sound

“16 Drops Of Tea” is available across all major digital music platforms Thursday, Sept. 2; or listen NOW in exclusive premiere with Guitar Girl Magazine

New shows announced around Austin, including the Pecan Street Festival on September 18

AUSTIN, Texas.New generation alt-rock recording artist Kate Angel returns with another self-written and produced rock banger called “16 Drops Of Tea” in an exclusive premiere by Guitar Girl MagazineThe up-and-coming 17-year old rock songstress out of Austin, Texas was also featured in GGM’s Tone Talk, where she broke down her ever-evolving guitar style. “16 Drops Of Tea” is her sophomore release as a solo artist, and is available on Thursday, September 2 across all major digital music platforms, or linktr.ee/KateAngel

“When words fail, music speaks,” Kate commented. “Sometimes I will get criticized or bullied about my social anxiety, so I resort to drinking tea because I love it so much, and it calms me down. It’s my comfort treat.”  

The new tune is a fast-paced, modern rock composition which opens with a velocious guitar riff, followed by bone-rattling percussion, and then rapid delivery of Kate’s soaring vocals. Revealing the poetic thoughts that race through her head, Kate spins her internal voices into clever lyrics about coping with teenage anxiety.

The ambitious Austin native is also working on finishing the song’s new video too, which she’ll premiere in the coming weeks via her YouTube channel

“I decided to put an end to the criticism, and stick up for myself and others who struggle with anxiety,” she continued. “16 Drops of Tea is my sarcastic way of telling myself I don’t know what is going to happen next, or what the bullies are going to do the next time they see me.”

Single Name: “16 Drops of Tea”
Release date: September 2, 2021
Label: PCG Artist Development
Songwriters: Kate Angel
Audio Produced by: Kate Angel
ISRC#: QZK6F2139423
Buy/Stream/Listen at linktr.ee/KateAngel
Official Video: Coming soon to YouTube!

Kate Angel Live Shows:
SEPT 18 – Pecan Street Festival / Austin, Texas
OCT 02 – Red Poppy Festival / Georgetown, Texas
*For Kate Angel’s complete updated show schedule, follow on Bandsintown or visit KateAngelMusic.com

About Kate Angel:
Alt-rock singer-songwriter and music producer Kate Angel is quickly becoming a major driving force behind the new generation of rock blossoming out of the live music capital of the world; Austin, Texas. The talented young multi-instrumentalist wrote her first song at age 10, and has since released several single projects which embodies both the soul of rock n’ roll, and a modern 21st century alt-rock influence too. Her 2020 EP Wrong Era has landed her on Austin’s CW-TV show 512 Studios LIVE on more than one occasion, plus more than 60 live performances at ACL 3Ten, Unofficial SXSW, Houston Rodeo, Round Rock Chalk Walk, and the Georgetown Red Poppy Festival. She is set to release new music in 2021, which is being recorded at Austin’s Orb Recording Studios. Kate’s debut song “H20” released in April, quickly racked up more than 65K views on YouTube and established her as a new breed of alternative rock n’ roll being produced from the LIVE music capital of the world.

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Kate Angel Contacts:
Media & PR: Jason W. Ashcraft | jwa@jwamedia.com | (615) 991-1125
Booking: Blaine Simpson | contact@kateangelmusic.com
Management:  Bernard Porter | Bernard@pcgnashville.com | (615) 400-8321

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Southbound 75 To Release Highly Anticipated New Album Tales From The Black Swamp On Friday, October 29 Via Bad Jeu Jeu Records & The Orchard

“I think these guys are great for today’s country music because they have a rock ‘edge’ that I think country is already moving towards, and I think they want more of. I think these guys are primed to be there when that happens, and they’re gonna help spearhead it.”
– Bill McDermott, Record Producer, Omni Sound Studio Nashville

“…big, rollicking sound, and the kind of catchy choruses that have people singing along before they know it.  It’s easy to imagine them at venues like State Fairs and outdoor music festivals.”
– Harold Fickett, Founder/Publisher, SCENES Media

Available Friday, October 29 via Bad Jeu Jeu & The Orchard; Pre-Save NOW at orcd.co/talesfromtheblackswamp

Plus, a new concept video on the way for “Spilled Champagne” 

Band to host album release shows in Nashville, September 29 at the The Local & in Tampa, October 29 at the Dallas Bull

TAMPA, Fla. – Southbound 75 are set to officially release their highly-anticipated first full length studio album, Tales From The Black Swamp, on Friday, October 29 via Bad Jeu Jeu Records and The Orchard (orcd.co/talesfromtheblackswamp). The new set of tunes was recorded at Omni Sound Studio in Nashville, and produced by music city hitmaker Bill McDermott (Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, George Strait), who credited the Florida-based quintet by saying, “I think these guys are great for today’s country music because they have a rock ‘edge’ that I think country is already moving towards, and I think they want more of. I think these guys are primed to be there when that happens, and they’re gonna help spearhead it.” 

“We are so excited to finally get our debut album out on October 29,” said chief songwriter and frontman, Mark Lorenzo. “I am pretty sure we’ve experienced about every delay we could with the COVID-19 pandemic, but we’ve finally reached the finish line, and are excited about our new partnerships with Bad Jeu Jeu Records, Bob Morelli at Cool Is Forever, and everyone else on our team that has helped us reach our goal of getting this record out in a big way!” 

The band recently introduced the album’s newest single “Spilled Champagne” to country radio on PlayMPE, where more than a dozen stations throughout the south and midwest have already picked up the song for airplay. Exclusively premiered by SCENES Media in May, the song has a somewhat laughable backstory about spending entirely too much money on a girl that is just way out of your league.

“When we wrote the song, it started out as just a funny story,” said Lorenzo. “But as we began playing the song live, fans started telling us about their own life experiences with similar situations. Not necessarily flying to the islands, but a few actually got to the ‘Diamonds’ stage, so that helped make the song way more authentic!”

Album Release Shows Planned in Nashville & Tampa
Southbound 75 are planning two FREE open to the public album release shows to celebrate the release of Tales From The Black Swamp. They’ll kick it off in Nashville at 6pm CT on Wednesday, September 29 at The Local. On release week, they’ll host a special celebration in their hometown of Tampa on Friday, October 29 headlining a release party at the Dallas Bull.

“We really worked hard on getting the album to sound like the way we sound when playing out live,” said Lorenzo. “So when you come see us live, then listen to the songs later, you know it’s our songs, our sounds but it matches your memory of the show.” 

Album Name: Tales From The Black Swamp
Release date: October 29, 2021
Label / Distribution: Bad Jeu Jeu Records / The Orchard
Songwriters: Mark Lorenzo, Scott Rose, Monty Foster
Audio Produced by: Bill McDermott
Buy/Stream/Listen at orcd.co/talesfromtheblackswamp
PRIVATE media/reviewer link: promo.theorchard.com/cSrS7h0XrI3X8gMKBJU4
Official (Lyric) Videos: “Not Ready To Say I’m Sorry Yet” | “Whiskey & Wine” | “Spilled Champagne”
The Making Of “Tales From The Black Swamp”: youtu.be/OnRQejUAB0k

Track List: 

  1. “Let It Burn” (Mark Lorenzo)
  2. “Not Ready To Say I’m Sorry Yet” (Mark Lorenzo)
  3. “Wild & Young” (Mark Lorenzo)
  4. “Crazy” (Mark Lorenzo)
  5. “Spilled Champagne” (Mark Lorenzo)
  6. “Friend of the Bride” (Mark Lorenzo, Scott Rose)
  7. “Stumble” (Mark Lorenzo)
  8. “Daddy’s Liquor Cabinet” (Mark Lorenzo, Monty Foster)
  9. “Long Way Home” (Mark Lorenzo)
  10.  “Whiskey & Wine” (Mark Lorenzo)
  11. “Missing Carolina” (Mark Lorenzo)

The Making Of Tales From The Black Swamp: 

Southbound 75 Show Dates:
SEPT 10 – Live at Duke’s Brewhouse / St. Cloud, Fla.
SEPT 11 – First Responders 9/11 Event / Tampa, Fla.
SEPT 17 – Live at Duke’s Brewhouse / Lakeland, Fla.
SEPT 18 – Bourbon On Main / New Port Richey, Fla.
SEPT 24 – Duke’s Brewhouse / Lakeland, Fla.
SEPT 25 – Keel & Curley Winery / Plant City, Fla.
SEPT 29 – The Local / Nashville, Tenn.
OCT 02 – Buster Tubbs / Tavares, Fla.
OCT 06 – Orange County Choppers Roadhouse / Clearwater, Fla.
OCT 29 – Dallas Bull / Tampa, Fla.
** For SB75’s most updated show schedule, visit Southbound75.com/shows or follow on BandsInTown

About Southbound 75:
Southbound 75’s story started when Radio Promotion legend Bill Scull heard lead songwriter Mark Lorenzo’s tune “Little Breakdown” for the first time at an ASCAP demo review session. Scull, who had worked in the industry for years, including with Clive Davis, singled Lorenzo out, and signed him. Playing their first show in 2018, Southbound 75 has steadily grown a large fanbase throughout their home state of Florida, with numerous live shows from Key West to Cleveland, Ohio. In October 2021, the band will release their highly anticipated debut album, Tales From The Black Swamp, produced by Nashville hit-maker Bill McDermott, and being released on Bad Jeu Jeu Records via The Orchard. The newest single from the album, “Spilled Champagne,” exclusively premiered by SCENES Media and also featured on CMT’s weekly Spotify playlist The Roundup, is an upbeat, radio-friendly country rock song with a somewhat laughable backstory about spending entirely too much money on a girl that is just way out of your league. Lorenzo’s songs have been used on TV shows, sports programming, DVDs, Cartoons and more such as; “ESPN College Football;” “Shark” (CBS); “90210” (CW); “Threshold” (CBS); “Girlfriends” (CW) and “3lbs” on (CBS).

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Southbound 75 Contacts:
Management: Bob Morelli, Cool Is Forever | robertpmorelli@gmail.com
Publicity/PR: Jason W. Ashcraft, JWA Media | jwa@jwamedia.com | (615) 991-1125
Booking: Dewayne Brown | dewayne.brown23@gmail.com | (615) 617-7747
Record Label: Michael Benjy Cruz, Bad Jeu Jeu Records | benjy@badjeujeurecords.com | (850) 866-9455
Radio Promotions: Renee McClure, GrassRoots Promotion | renee@grassrootspromotion.com | (615) 646-3912

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Canadian Teen Pop-Rockers Ready Set Bro Charm With Soulful Tribute To Dogs Everywhere On “Ben”

“Ben” available on all major digital music platforms TODAY: linktr.ee/ReadySetBro

Adorable new video featuring “Judo the Pug” premieres on Sept. 14 on YouTube

Ready Set Bro recently featured throughout Canada on Global News, and as rising stars on Medium.com’s Authority Magazine

CALGARY, Alb. – Teenage brothers in music Tavyn, Auslen and Kaplan Doell are better known as Ready Set Bro, an emerging pop-rock n’ roll band out of Calgary, Alberta. Today the trio releases their first tribute cover song of ”Ben” across all major digital music platforms (linktr.ee/ReadySetBro), along with an adorable music video that will premiere on September 14 via their YouTube channel.  

“Ben” was the song Michael Jackson charted his first number #1 hit with in 1972, as a single on Motown records. Originally written by Don Black and Walter Scharf, the song is about a boy and his pet rat. 

“This song reminds us of the connection so many people have to their beloved pets,” said lead singer Kaplan Doell. “The companionship they offer is incomparable. The original song was written about a boy and his pet rat, but we reimagined it being about a connection between a boy and his dog.”

With a strong connection to this song during the Doell brothers’ childhood, they decided to reimagine the song with a dog, instead of a rat. Specifically a cute little Pug named Judo, who starred alongside the brothers in the forthcoming new video.

“I felt strongly that our version needed a soulful guitar solo that matched the emotion of the song,” explained Auslen Doell. “The end result is a homage to the original with a tasteful twist featuring the solo and modulation.”

Single Name: “Ben”
Release date: August 31, 2021
Songwriters: Don Black, Walter Scharf
Label / Distribution: PCG Artist Development / DistroKid
ISRC: QZMEM2159269
Producer: Britton Cameron
Buy/Stream/Listen: linktr.ee/ReadySetBro
Official Video: Premieres Sept. 14 on YouTube
Video Producer/Director: Jeff Eisen and Michelle Billington

About Ready Set Bro:
Growing up in a musical family, brothers Tavyn, Auslen and Kaplan Doell, have been immersed in the music scene since they were very young. At first, they watched from side stage, attending festivals, concerts and recording sessions with their professional musician dad, who charted songs on Canadian radio and was nominated for the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) ‘Rising Star’ and ‘Group or Duo of the Year’, with country rock band Jo Hikk. The three brothers began their formal music training learning drums, vocals, piano and guitar. They naturally advanced to the instruments they personally connected with the most. Dedicated to their craft, the boys practice long hours, working to attain mastery on their instruments. When writing original material their focus is on strong melodies, 3-part harmonies, meaningful lyrics, and intricate musical passages on their respective instruments. Always willing to explore different genres, they have an appreciation for rock, pop, country, and jazz, settling into a sound that blends their musical influences. Along with music, all three brothers are enthusiastic flag football players and fans of both the CFL and the NFL, with a nod to this passion in their band name, Ready Set Bro.

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Ready Set Bro Contacts:
Media & PR:  Jason West Ashcraft | jwa@jwamedia.com | +1 (615) 991-1125
Booking & Management: Bernard Porter | Bernard@pcgnashville.com | +1 (615) 400-8321

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WoodSongs Welcomes Blues Legend Bobby Rush, Victor Wooten, Carsie Blanton, Joe Troop & More To The Historic Lyric Theatre In September

Plus, an incredible WoodSongs Kid guest artist performing at each show

Watch the show’s live-stream FREE on Woodsongs’ Facebook or YouTube channel or buy tickets to the show at Tix.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Folksinger Michael Johnathon’s WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour continues taping its new season of shows at Lexington’s Lyric Theatre in September, welcoming to the stage Blues legend, Bobby Rush (Sept. 20), singer-songwriter Carsie Blanton & folk singer-songwriter Joe Troop (Sept. 13), and five-time Grammy winner Victor Wooten (Sept. 27), founding member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.

Plus, each show in September will feature a special guest performance from an incredible WoodSongs Kid.

WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour airs on more than 500 radio stations worldwide, is also broadcasted on RFD-TV, and live streamed WoodSongs FaceBook (@WoodSongs), and on their YouTube Channel. For additional show information, artist bios, and a complete list of where to listen and watch, visit WoodSongs.com

Tickets for the live taping at Lyric Theater may be purchased at Tix.com or by calling (859) 280-2201.  

About WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour:
Launched in 1998, WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour is an all volunteer, live audience celebration of grassroots music and the artists who make it. Produced 44 Mondays per year from the historic Lyric Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky, the show airs worldwide on 537 radio stations from Australia to Ireland, and across the United States. It is also aired on American Forces Radio Network twice each weekend in 177 nations, and on every military base and US Naval ship around the world. It is also broadcasted into millions of homes as a PBS-TV series on KET in Kentucky, and on Friday and Wednesday’s on RFD-TV, America’s Most Important Rural Network.

 

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Michael Johnathon’s WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour Kicks Off New Season In August With Reigning Bluegrass Queen Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

Plus, Merle Monroe with Grace Pettis Performing on August 23, and Jerry Lee Lewis’ daughter Linda Gail Lewis with Cedric Burnside on August 30

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Folk singer-songwriter Michael Johnathon kicks off his 2021 season of WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour with the reigning Queen of Bluegrass, IBMA & GRAMMY award winner, and Grand Ole’ Opry member, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, on August 16 at the Lyric Theater in Lexington, Kentucky. Vincent will perform new music from her album, Music Is What I See. Plus, special guest is the young Dillon Massengale and his family band as he and Rhonda are set to perform their Merle Haggard single and tell his musical story overcoming autism. Tickets for the live taping may be purchased at Tix.com

Upcoming Woodsongs Performances:
The August 23 show welcomes Merle Monroe, a band composed of Tim Raybon and Daniel Grindstaff, who will perform their hard-driving Bill Monroe all the way to the Merle Haggard sound. Songs of a Simple Life is the band’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, which they’ll play some cuts from. 

Plus, Grace Pettis, an award-winning songwriter from Austin via Alabama, will also perform on the August 23 show. Pettis is the winner of NPR’s 2009 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest. Her debut album Working Woman from MPress Records includes guest contributions from Indigo Girls, Ruthie Foster, Dar Williams, The Watson Twins, Gina Chavez, and Mary Bragg.

August 30 welcomes to the WoodSongs stage Linda Gail Lewis, the younger sister to living legend and musical genius, Jerry Lee Lewis. Linda was raised on the rock n’ roll piano, along with country, and grew up with a passion for music. A professional musician since the age of 15, Linda is well versed in rockabilly, rock n’ roll, and country music, she continues to share her high-octane live show with music fans around the world. 

Also appearing on August 30 is Cedric Burnside, a two-time GRAMMY nominee who has proudly carried the mantle of Mississippi Hill Country blues around the world. Burnside delivers a sound birthed in his soul, but developed and perfected on the road. His newest contribution to this tradition is I Be Trying, a 13-track album treatise on life’s challenges, pleasures, and beauty.

WoodSongs airs on more than 500 radio stations worldwide, is also broadcasted on RFD-TV, and streamed WoodSongs FaceBook (@WoodSongs), and on their YouTube Channel. For additional show information and a complete list of where to listen and watch, visit WoodSongs.com

About Michael Johnathon:
Among the throngs of artists in the music world, few have elevated “dreaming” to such a high art form as folk singer Michael Johnathon. Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised upstate near Beacon, Michael relocated to outside of Lexington, Kentucky in 1995. He recently won the prestigious Milner Award of the Arts in 2020, presented by Governor Andy Beshear in Kentucky. He is also the screenwriter for the upcoming Caney Creek motion picture, a touring songwriter, author of five published books, playwright of the Walden Play performed in 42 countries, composer of the opera, Woody: For the People, organizer of the national association of front porch musicians called SongFarmers, the full symphony performances of SONGS OF RURAL AMERICA and as the creator and host of the live audience broadcast of the WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour with a radio audience of over two million listeners each week on 500 public radio stations, public television coast-to-coast, American Forces Radio Network in 173 nations and now on the RFD-TV Network nationwide.

About WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour:
Launched in 1998, WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour is an all volunteer, live audience celebration of grassroots music and the artists who make it. Produced 44 Mondays per year from the historic Lyric Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky, the show airs worldwide on 537 radio stations from Australia to Ireland, and across the United States. It is also aired on American Forces Radio Network twice each weekend in 177 nations, and on every military base and US Naval ship around the world. It is also broadcasted into millions of homes as a PBS-TV series on KET in Kentucky, and on Friday and Wednesday’s on RFD-TV, America’s Most Important Rural Network.

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Michael Johnathon & WoodSongs Contacts:
Media & PR: Jason W. Ashcraft | jwa@jwamedia.com |  (615) 991-1125

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Pop Country Duo Render Sisters Offers Sassy Advice For Past Boyfriends In Harmony-Infused Acoustic Bop “Little Dreamer”

Arkansas Democrat Gazette exclusively premiered “Little Dreamer” lyric video today 

“Little Dreamer” available everywhere digitally July 16 at linktr.ee/rendersisters

“Little Dreamer” WAV track available to Radio Programmers via PromoOnly, or make request directly to jwa@jwamedia.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn.Pop-country duo Render Sisters continue an impressive breakout year with their forthcoming fourth single release, “Little Dreamer,” a song which finds the harmonious sisters from Arkansas offering up some playful, yet candid advice to past boyfriends.

Today, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette exclusively premiered (click to listen) their new song and lyric video by the up-and-coming teenage sister duo, offering fans a sneak-peak of the catchy new tune before its Friday, July 16 digital release across all digital music platforms (linktr.ee/rendersisters). 

“The idea behind the song actually started when we were driving home from school one day and saw a stray dog on the side of the highway,” said Mary-Keaton. “Stella‘s face lit up as she said ‘You know what? Guys can be like stray dogs; you feed them once, and they just keep coming back.’”

Taking that idea into the studio, Stella and Mary-Keaton Render continue to build upon their growing collaborative writing & recording sessions with hit-making Nashville songwriter Britton Cameron (Don Williams, Jon Pardi, Dillon Carmichael), who’s been co-writing and producing most of Render Sisters’ catalog since their emergence in 2020. 

“After Stella’s roadside revelation, we got our song books out for our next songwriting session with Britton Cameron, knowing that we had to write a song about this stray dog and the guys who just keep coming back, idea,” Mary-Keaton continued. “We even decided this would be a good opportunity for our own stray dog who we decided to keep, Lacey, to make a cameo appearance in our new lyric video for the song. So there you go boys, there’s the one we actually kept!”

Single Name: “Little Dreamer”
Release date: July 16, 2021
Label: PCG Artist Development
Written by: Mary-Keaton Render, Stella Render, Britton Cameron
Audio Produced by: Britton Cameron
ISRC: QZK6N2179775
Buy/Stream/Listen at linktr.ee/rendersisters
Official Lyric Video: youtu.be/OtYd0IQne6I
Lyric Video Produced/Directed by: Jennifer McGill

About Render Sisters:
The Render Sisters are a young pop country duo from Pine Bluff, Arkansas who were influenced to become songwriters by their grandmother, a music teacher. Having graced many small town stages since elementary school, throughout their home state of Arkansas, these harmonious teenage southern songstresses are now ready for bigger stages. Their debut songs “Lost Boy,” & “Count On Me Count On You” premiered in 2020, with the song’s videos being featured on The Heartland Network, The Country Network, and WGN-TV. In 2021, Mary-Keaton and Stella Render were honored with their first set of major awards nominations as recording artists, earning a pair of nominations by the Arkansas Country Music Awards in two separate categories; Young Artist Of The Year and Video Of The Year for their debut music video “Lost Boy,” and also becoming the first Young Artist Of The Year nominee to be nominated in a second award category. They also released several new songs, including the fun and upbeat country bop “Black Roses,” which was accompanied by another lively and colorful video directed by country music icon Pam Tillis. They’ve also made national TV appearances on RFD-TV’s Market Day Report and the Emmy award winning TV show, Teen Kid News. Even prominent Music Row Magazine journalist and country music authority Robert K. Oermann summarized in his weekly column, “Their talent is way beyond their years.”

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Render Sisters Contacts:
Media & PR: Jason Ashcraft | jwa@jwamedia.com | (615) 991-1125
Development & Management:  Bernard Porter | Bernard@pcgnashville.com | (615) 400-8321

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Country Artist Adam Warner’s Beer:30 LIVE Social Media Show Begins Streaming Today By Center Stage Magazine

Plus, all new Season 2 of Beer:30 with Adam Warner & Friends taped episodes featuring country artist JD Shelburne, singer-songwriter Will Dakota, country-soul artist Ciara Rae, and rock n’ roll revivalist Jesse Kramer coming soon! 

Warner set to take part in a intimate songwriter’s round at Nashville’s Listening Room Cafe on July 29 with Joybeth Taylor, Josh Gallagher, & Audra McLaughlin

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music artist Adam Warner recently kicked off the 2nd season of his Beer:30 social media variety show series in June during the 1st Annual CreatiVets Golf Tournament. Today, Warner is excited to announce a new online streaming partnership with Nashville’s Center Stage Magazine, who will begin cross-streaming Beer:30 LIVE today at 6:30pm CT via their Facebook page (@centerstagemag), along with Adam’s own Facebook page, YouTube channel, and Twitch channel.

In response to the COVID pandemic shutting down live music in 2020, Adam and his team launched Beer:30 in two filming styles: Beer:30 LIVE, a real time live-streamed jam session with Adam and his band, along with the pre-taped episode series, Beer:30 with Adam Warner & Friends, a more formal television style format of show with featured guest artists, interviews with Adam, and musical collaborations with pristinely mixed audio and video. 

The 2020 season garnered more than 250K+ views across his platforms and brought Adam together with several up-and-coming guest artists including Lewis Brice, Josh Gallagher, Dixie Jade, Brassfield, Aly Cutter, Manny Blu, Williams Honor and Justin Biltonen

The forthcoming pre-taped episodes for Season 2 of Beer:30 with Adam Warner & Friends features more new guest artists and musical collaborations with country recording artist J.D. Shelburne, singer-songwriter Will Dakota, country-soul recording artist Ciara Rae, The Voice’s Audra McLaughlin from “Team Blake”, country artist Noah Garner, and rock n’ roll revivalist Jesse Kramer, with more guests to be announced at a later date. 

“Beer:30 is just a fun show to me and I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to get to perform on live stream and also to see those familiar names pop up on the stream is exciting,” Warner said. “I like chatting with folks between songs, and I’m excited to start Beer:30 up again!”   

Upcoming Live Shows & Streams:
JUL 12 – *Beer:30 LIVE on Center Stage Magazine (6:30pm CT)
JUL 29 – The Listening Room Cafe / Nashville, Tenn.
AUG 28 – Win On The Wabash / Fort Recovery, Ohio
AUG 30 – Farm Progress Show / Decatur, Ill.
SEPT 10 – Lawrence County Septemberfest / Louisa, Ky.
OCT. 18 – Million Dollar Cowboy Bar / Jackson, Wyo.
* Denotes a live-streamed performance
– For Adam’s most updated show & live stream schedule, follow on BandsInTown, or visit AdamWarnerIsCountry.com 

About Adam Warner:
Adam Warner comes from a family who have been family farmers for more than 100 years, and he grew up with men who served in the U.S. Military. He found an early love for music and played in bands throughout high school. Influenced by his favorite singers, including Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, George Jones and Hank Williams Jr. and Sr., he started writing songs and continued to perform until he took a break from music while in college to join the U. S. Marines for five years. As soon as he could after his discharge, Warner moved to Nashville, where he was soon back to writing songs and entertaining fans. It was obviously the right decision, because country star Trace Adkins heard about him and invited Warner to open his shows. Warner had heard Adkins’ hit “Semper Fi” when he was in the Marines and told Adkins he would like to record the song, and Adkins agreed to duet on it with him. The song won Warner the Vox Pop award for Country Music Song of the Year at the 17th annual Independent Music Awards in June of 2019. Warner and buddies Quinn Loggins and Trafton Harvey wrote “Welcome to the South,” which has become the theme song for the NFL team the Tennessee Titans, who turned it into a video they play before each of their games in Nashville. Warner has released an EP, Can’t Get Enough, which resulted in him being heralded by critics as a welcome return to traditional country with songs that are mini-movies about everyday life. After dropping his first full-length album in February, 2020 called Big Storm, he’s already working on new music for 2021 which he says will stay in a similar realm – but as the Marines taught him – will show growth in his music.

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Adam Warner Contacts:
Media & PR: Jason W. Ashcraft | jwa@jwamedia.com |  (615) 991-1125
Booking: Bill Vandiver | bill@adamwarneriscountry.com | (615) 504-0781

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