“This song is as Country and Kentucky as it gets! Love it!” –Greg Almond, Program Director, Goober 95.1 WGGC
“That’s About Me” is the 3rd collaboration between Fox & Nappy Roots; available everywhere digitally NOW at: smarturl.it/ThatsAboutMe
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country rock songwriter Bryan Fox’s new animated lyric video for “That’s About Me” premiered by American Songwriter Magazine [americansongwriter.com] today. His fun-filled 3rd collaboration with fellow infamous Kentuckians Buffalo Stille and Ron Clutch from Grammy-nominated, Southern alternative hip hop group Nappy Roots offers a utopian aura. Co-written and produced by studio veteran Malcolm Springer (Matchbox 20, Collective Soul, Boz Skaggs), the song was recorded at House of BluesStudios in Nashville.
Creativity, inclusion and a strong sense of family runs deep in the Fox household, so that’s why the country rocker’s teenage daughters, Dylan (16) and Pepper Fox (14) created most of the artwork used in the song’s animated lyric video. The PG-themed video was produced and directed by Clayton L. Luce of Darkstar Production Company, with additional artwork and theming also provided by renowned Louisville-based artist Jeral Tidwell, of HumanTree.com.
“Working with Nappy Roots has provided some of the most memorable experiences I’ve ever had in the studio,” said Fox. “It’s pure joy. It has an ease to it that just isn’t always the case when working with other artists, much less those in a completely different genre than you. The energy and camaraderie is undeniable.”
Single Name: “That’s About Me” Release date: June 05, 2020 Label / Distribution:10 Inch Wax / TuneCore ISRC: TCAEW2032570 Producer / Studio: Malcolm Springer / House of Blues (Nashville) Buy/Stream/Listen: smarturl.it/ThatsAboutMe Animated Lyric Video: youtu.be/S_f1XaU5AyE
About Bryan Fox: Bryan Fox exploded onto Kentucky’s music scene in 2000 when his alt-rock band End Of Me earned heavy radio airplay in his hometown of Louisville. His songwriting style evolved after beginning to work with acclaimed Nashville producer Malcolm Springer, transitioning to a solo country songwriter. He’s recorded two studio albums, Big City Lights (2010) and It’s Gonna Be That Kind of Night (2016) to fan and critic acclaim. Fox’s collaborations with GRAMMY nominated Nappy Roots has demonstrated his diversity as a songwriter and artist. In 2020, he is set to release his third solo country album, which features “That’s About Me,” Fox’s third collaboration with members of the iconic Southern hip hop group, recorded in Nashville’s House of Blues studios.
Also featuring LIVE performances by J.D. Shelburne, a collaboration between Bryan Fox with Buffalo Stille & Ron Clutch from Nappy Roots, and Will Muse
Hosted by Outlaw Poet Ron Whitehead & Center Stage Magazine’s Missy Wolf
A portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
Fans can watch FREE at i65LIVE.com or at more than 25 other social media channels by performing artists and their community supporters.
Performing arts organizations, businesses, and supporters are encouraged to host FREE cross-post “watch parties” for your fans. For info, email Jason@i65Live.com
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Legendary comedic genius Steve Smith, better known as Red Green from the Gemini Award winning comedy series The Red Green Show, will headline the inaugural transmission of i65 LIVE, a FREE online streaming fundraiser variety show set to broadcast on Sunday,May 10 at 7p ET/6p CT at i65LIVE.com. The show will feature an array of artistic performers who either live in, originated from, or perform regularly throughout America’s Midwest and Southern communities along the Interstate 65 corridor. The debut show will also feature live musical performances and interviews with rising country star J.D. Shelburne, a collaboration between country songwriter Bryan Fox and Grammy nominated American alternative southern hip-hop effigies Buffalo Stille & RonClutch from Nappy Roots, along with prodigy teen pop songwriter Will Muse.
The show will stream LIVE from Dark Horse Recording (DarkHorseRecording.com) studio, just outside of Nashville, and La La Land studio (LaLaLandSound.com) in Louisville, with a duo of hosts including Outlaw Poet Ron Whitehead from Louisville, and Center Stage Magazine’s Missy Wolf from Nashville.
Poet Ron Whitehead will also read and perform several selections from his archive of southern-inspired, Kentucky-bred poetry, including Never Give Up, a poem he co-wrote in 2012 with his holiness, The Dalai Lama.
Steve Smith (a.k.a. Red Green) to world premiere footage from his 2019 This Could Be It Tour Comedian Steve Smith will join the show live at 8:45 pm ET from Possum Lodge to ZOOM interview with show hosts Ron Whitehead and Missy Wolf. Smith will talk about his new podcast he’ll launch this summer, along with world premiering footage of his final live performances from 2019’s This Could Be It Tour.
“If the women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy,” said Smith. “And if they don’t find you handy, they should at least find you at i65 LIVE.”
Artists & organizations rally to host FREE i65 LIVE fan “watch parties” via social media Thanks to its many supporters and contributors already, i65 LIVE will stream FREE to fans at i65Live.com and via more than 25 different social media channels including Facebook LIVE, YouTube LIVE, Instagram TV, and Twitch.TV. “Watch Parties” are already scheduled among various Facebook LIVE pages including Comedian Red Green (@RedGreen), RFD-TV (@officialRFDTV), Center Stage Magazine (@centerstagemag), and many others. The full list of supporters and broadcast partners can be found at i65live.com.
Performing arts organizations, other artists, businesses, and supporters are encouraged to host their own stay-at-home watch parties for your followers by cross-posting the stream. In exchange for doing so, you’ll receive your logo or photo, with hyperlink, for FREE. For more information, or to participate, please email your logo and hyperlink to Jason@i65Live.com
Why i65 LIVE formed and how funds raised are distributed With the mandatory swift American response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and current public safety concerns, performing artists, supporting organizations and events all across America have closed, cancelled or rescheduled most of their activities. The livelihoods of many performing artists and entertainment industry professionals were also cut-off or significantly reduced. Given that all live entertainment has immediately shifted to an online-streaming method of consumption for fans, artists and performers must now ask for their support by way of donations and tips, through online streamed events. i65 LIVE was created to support this new reality.
100% of all sponsorships and donations raised from i65 LIVE will directly benefit and be divided among the show’s performing artists (@50%), the production staff (@25%), the broadcast studios (@15%), and a portion also being donated to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund (@10%). All donations and tips will ONLY be accepted through the show’s website at i65Live.com/donate.
About i65 LIVE i65 LIVE is a FREE to watch live-streaming variety show featuring an array of artistic performers who either live in, originated from, or perform regularly throughout America’s Midwest and Southern communities. The show was created to raise relief funds for its performing artists, musicians, recording studios and the other entertainment industry professionals whose primary source of income has been severely reduced or shut down as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to Sweet Relief Musicians fund, a non-profit charity based out of Los Angeles.
i65 LIVE is produced in collaboration between Center Stage Magazine from Dark Horse Recording Studio in Nashville, and Darkstar TV from La La Land Studio in Louisville. The show is being executive produced by its founder, Jason Ashcraft.
The show is closed to the public, has a limited production staff, and will operate in accordance with all current CDC recommended guidelines, including social distancing, for preventing the spread of COVID-19.