Elvie Shane – My Boy

BBR Music Group’s Elvie Shane announces his first official song release with “My Boy,” a heartfelt tribune to his stepson. The tender ballad is available everywhere digitally now. After signing with the BBR Music Group/ BMG Nashville family last year, Elvie has found his home with the label’s Wheelhouse Records imprint.

The song, in addition to what it means to his family, holds a special spot in Elvie’s heart as it was the catalyst for Elvie’s career as an artist. A video he posted of the song went viral in 2018 and caught the attention of many, earning him a publishing deal with Rome Phrey Publishing and eventually his record deal with BBR Music Group/BMG Nashville. Watch the lyric video for the song HERE .

“My Boy” shows the softer side of the muscle cars and electric guitar-loving singer-songwriter who credits Steve Earle, John Fogerty and Roger Miller as his biggest influences. His music, whether it features tear-jerk moments or heavy guitar licks, is centered around lyrical storytelling with heart, nostalgia and hardship- with a side of food for thought.

ABOUT ELVIE SHANE:

The Gospel-born and Southern Rock-bred Elvie Shane seamlessly fuses Country with Soul to create a sound that has graced hundreds of dives, jukes and festivals across the States. Born on a Sunday in the quiet town of Leitchfield, KY, it wasn’t but a week later when he was first introduced to music and the magic that it holds. Tucked firmly in his mother’s arms alongside a hymnal at the small-town Baptist church, Elvie would go on to spend many hours immersed in gospel before returning home. Greeting him in the driveway each Sunday afternoon were the sounds of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steve Earle and The

Temptations pouring out of the speakers of some old Ford his father would be tucked under, fixing up.

Quickly drawn to the Rock n’ Roll sounds, it wasn’t until a Baptist Revival that his love of Gospel and Rock would collide-if was there that a young man who recently lost his lead singer heard Elvie sing and immediately invited him to play with his Rock band. Within six days, Elvie learned nearly a dozen new songs and performed his first show and fell in love with the stage. It was with this band that Elvie began songwriting-a talent that he has carried with him for many years. His songwriting ability caught the attention of fans as his song “My Boy,” written about his stepson went viral on the internet in 2018. His picture-based lyrics and knack for storytelling lead to his signing with United Talent Agency and has since opened for Toby Keith, Billy Currington, Brothers Osborne, Cole Swindell, Brett Young, Walker Hayes, and Lady A, to name a few.

All Stars ft Screamin’ Rachael – U Used To Hold Me

The legendary house queen Screamin’ Rachael has her supercut U Used To Hold Me remixed to perfection on this new release from TRAX Records. Rachael’s DJ sets inspired her to reach out to her favorite producers to add some amazing flavors! An all star cast of remixers step up to add their own unique spin with Joe Smooth, Todd Terry, DJ Elmo, Marcus Mixx and Matt Donovan and all stepping up.

Gemma Louise – Blue

Gemma Louise is a young country singer from the outskirts of Clare, South Australia. Her second single, the LeAnn Rimes classic ‘Blue’ showcases Gemma’s stunning vocals, Stuart French on guitars and bass, and Mick Albeck on fiddle … Real country music at its’ best. The music video was filmed in Queensland, directed by Golden Guitar winner Michael McCartin.

In 2017, Gemma was the recipient of the much sought-after ‘Len and Lorraine Wakefield Memorial Award’. This is a monetary scholarship from the Adelaide Country Music Club, which has enabled Gemma to pursue her music career.

Cleaning up at the country music awards in South Australia, Gemma won multiple categories at the Barmera Country Music Festival, Burra Country Music Festival, Laura Country Music Festival & The Aristocrats Talent Quest at The Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Gemma Louise could sing from the time she could talk. It became apparent to her family from early on she was destined to pursue her passion for music. Gemma has a voice reminiscent of Patsy Clyne, the same rich warm texture, but with a contemporary edge.

“Gemma is a remarkable young singer, and I’m sure she will achieve great success in her music, or whatever she chooses to pursue in life. It’s a pleasure to work with such a dedicated and talented young artist” – Lyn Bowtell, multiple Golden Guitar winner and Gemma’s mentor.

At the tender age of 14, Gemma Louise gigs regularly, performs at talent quests, and juggles a busy school and farm life. Growing up on her family’s property in rural South Australia has taught her the value of a hard days’ work and helped Gemma appreciate and value the land. She loves country music, riding horses, playing rugby union and football.

Her debut single ‘Unanswered Prayers’, released in February 2020, spent ten consecutive weeks on the International Country Thunder Chart, including a stint at #1 and the music video has already received thousands of hits on YouTube.

Ben McNeil – Delilah

Like all great country songs, ‘Delilah’ tells a story of the imperfect lives of imperfect people. It is the tale of one of us, the people living on your street, a story filled with people that you recognize … Delilah might even be you. That is the art of writing such narratives, an art that Ben McNeil is superb at.

A central stomping beat anchors everything and around this flows sensitive, finger-picked acoustic and, washes of slide and pedal steel guitars. Banjos gently waltz past, harmony vocals underline and reinforce the storyline vocals as they mix and match in the deliberate spaces left for them to mature.

Born in Nowra NSW, Ben McNeil began playing guitar at twelve years old, inspired by The Beatles and Eric Clapton’s unplugged album. Ben quickly began writing songs and by the age of fourteen started gigging with his high school punk band.

After joining the Navy at twenty, Ben’s music career was on hiatus, all the while absorbing as much information he could on songwriting during his time off. During his time in the Navy he served in the Middle East twice, and was involved in the QLD flood emergency as a Helicopter Air-crewman in 2011.

In 2005 Ben and his band travelled to Brisbane to work on an EP with producer Stuart Stuart. The EP had some minor success, yet the Defence Force had to take precedence. Ben left the Navy in 2016 after moving to Adelaide South Australia, and enrolled with SAE Adelaide to enhance his studio production skills to allow him to work on home recording demos, and to work remotely with producers and other musicians.

In 2018 he released ‘Set In The Back’, a collection of songs he’d written over a period of five years. All of them recorded, mixed and mastered at home, his latest release is another self-produced effort, this time taking an Alt. Country turn and collaborating with producer Syd Green.

Ben took one on one songwriting lessons with Grammy nominee Mary Gauthier late last year into early January. From those sessions, Ben has an invigorated sense of creativity and is currently working on his next project with Syd Green once again.

‘Delilah’ features Bill Chambers on electric guitar, banjo and lap steel, Nicole Brophy on backing vocals, and Syd Green on percussion and bass.

ANDY PENKOW REVEALS HIS BUCKETLIST ON NEW SINGLE, “BEFORE I GO”

The name Andy Penkow is still a relatively new one on the Australian Country Music scene … but the success of his most recent single has resulted in Andy being one of the most talked about new acts of the year.

“Before I Go” is the next single from Andy and is sure to continue opening doors for this talented writer from the South Coast of NSW.

“Before I Go is my bucket list song”, explains Andy.

“Those who know me and who have followed my career over the past few years know how passionate I am – not just with my music – by in life. I wanted to write a song that incorporated this”.

While becoming known for his beautiful and emotive ballads, “Before I Go”, explores the more fun and versatile side to his song writing and performing.

“I wanted a song that a young kid could sing and dream about becoming whatever they wanted to in life but still resonate with people no matter what age they are. You’re never too old to give up on your dreams!”

Produced by Rod Motbey, “Before I Go”, is a new glimpse of what to expect from this exciting new artist moving towards his next album.

“Before I Go” is available from all digital platforms from Tuesday 27th July 2021

Ashleigh Dallas – Couldn’t Keep Up

Sudden deaths of friend and loved ones are behind the new single from Ashleigh Dallas, ‘Couldn’t Keep Up’. In what is part of the process of grief and healing for Ashleigh, she wrote the country ballad late one night and the lyrics are sure to touch many.

“You lose people and you don’t get to say goodbye in the way you feel you wanted to, and this song is capturing those thoughts,” she said. “It’s about knowing that they’re still out there, that they’re still with you even if you don’t feel you’ve had the chance to say goodbye.”

In the lead-up to the release of ‘Couldn’t Keep Up’, Ashleigh lost another friend, and said it was a reminder to savour every moment with our loved ones. “I want to encourage people to not hold back, say the things you need to say at a heart level, and we need more of that out there,” she said.

“I think everyone will be able to relate in their own way because, even with technology, there are still illnesses and many goodbyes that we don’t get to say. This song is saying that unfortunately, sometimes the world just doesn’t keep up, we are still falling behind and letting statistics rise.”

Ashleigh said writing this song was part of her healing process, and she hoped listeners connected with it and it helped them as well. “I’d love to change a day for someone in a positive way,” she said. “It is about a sad topic, but has a lot of beauty and uplifting feeling in the production.”

‘Couldn’t Keep Up’ is the next single from Ashleigh’s upcoming album, slated for release next year.

Midland – Sunrise Tells The Story

MIDLAND’s Mark Wystrach, Cam Duddy, and Jess Carson like their music straight-up. Hardcore country, the kind you find in forgotten bars in Arizona, New Mexico, parts of Texas, Bakersfield, Reno, wherever the neon’s buzzing, but not quite dead. The Grammy®-nominated trio plots a resurgence of their thick harmonies, sad melodies, tart lyrics and steel guitar with THE LAST RESORT, today releasing lead track “Sunrise Tells The Story.” The full five-song collection is slated for 7/16 via Big Machine Records with a pre-order available now.

Midland’s vocal chemistry and overlapping musical influences have forged an alliance that’s created an oasis of Wurlitzer country for icehouses, taverns, beer joints, out of the way honky-tonks and other hole in the walls. Praised by The Austin American Statesman for “reaching high above honky tonk bounds” – The New York Times has also cited the trio for “their retro country elegance.”

Midland isn’t kidding about the past. They love Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Gary Stewart, Willie Nelson, the Hanks – Williams, Thompson and Snow, Buck Owens, George Jones, Emmylou, Dolly, Loretta, Tammy, Porter Wagoner, Conway Twitty, Mickey Gilley, Glen Campbell, Johnny Lee. But it’s not just vintage vinyl and 8-tracks, the threesome puts their music where their hearts are. They’ve taken their songs into the Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas… brought their sweat- slinging live shows to Billy Bob’s, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo… reanimated North Hollywood’s legendary Palomino Club… put down roots in Dripping Springs and spent time around the Country Music Hall of Fame. Unfiltered, full-tilt, they want their country 120 proof. Whether it’s a cheating song, a heartbreak ballad or a shoot-out-the-lights romper, they savor the notion and the emotions with a gusto unseen for decades and THE LAST RESORT is all about it.

AGENCY – YUP YUP

From the Agency’s most successful album to date, SUCCESSOR, comes this hip R&B track YUP YUP… inspired by Janet Jackson’s Miss U Much. The act hands over remix duties on this first volume of remixes just as we expect to an eclectic set of talented producers including White Lips, Dan Thomas, the Beat Farda and SHWEXX, plus the Original mix too… We at Kings are feeling the excellent White Lips remix, great production.. Out on Spotify & Apple Music now..

Remi Wolf – Liquor Store

REMI WOLF UNVEILS VIBRANT NEW SINGLE “LIQUOR STORE” DEBUT ALBUM COMING THIS SPRING

“…so fun and soulful, with an irresistible dash of funk grooves to make you move.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

“All hail Remi Wolf’s exuberant, neon-colored disco soul.” – The Los Angeles Times

“L.A.-based rising artist Remi Wolf has a playfulness that won’t quit, while her disco sensibility makes you want to play the music on an endless loop.” – TIME

“The deftness with which Wolf wields her voice, and guides what could be a too-chaotic sound into precise pop magic, is remarkable. ” – PITCHFORK

“Whether she’s inside a tanning booth or dancing in a disco motorcycle helmet… or rolling in a human-sized hamster ball, we’d like to be wherever Wolf is.” – PAPER

“Wolf elevates listeners to a carefree place, reminiscent of the Californian artist’s own aura” – BILLBOARD

Quickly emerging as one of pop music’s leading faces, Remi Wolf continues her ascension with “Liquor Store,” the lead single off of her debut album due for release this fall via Island Records. On “Liquor Store”, Wolf’s eccentric charm, poignant songwriting, and penchant for crafting intoxicating hooks combine to create a vibrant, textured, feel good summer anthem. Upon release, “Liquor Store” premiered on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record.

On the new single, Wolf shares: “‘Liquor Store’ feels like I am shedding a skin. It’s about my journey with sobriety, which has been a major life shift for me over the last year. At the end of 2020, after six months away from the studio, I had a crazy explosive week where all these feelings came pouring out of me – ‘Liquor Store’ captures a lot of them. It’s my first baby of the bunch and I hope you love it.”

With distinct offerings like “Liquor Store” and her prior release “Liz,” Wolf’s unmistakable sound and personality has caught the eye of some of the industry’s biggest trend-setters from peers like Beck and Dominic Fike to publications including NPR, Pitchfork, W Magazine, V Magazine, TIME, PAPER, Nylon, The Los Angeles Times, and more. In addition to releasing her sophomore EP I’m Allergic to Dogs!–to critical acclaim, in 2020 Wolf collaborated with Dominic Fike on a rework of her massive hit “Photo ID” and received a bevy of reimaginings from the likes of Beck, Hot Chip, Little Dragon, Sylvan Esso, and more for her We Love Dogs! remix EP.

The California native has also accrued a widespread, passionate fanbase. Her memorable performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon expertly blended I’m Allergic to Dogs! standouts “Hello Hello Hello” and “Photo ID”, the latter of which has gone viral on TikTok with over 10 billion views. All of this comes in conjunction with several releases earning spots on notable playlists across DSP’s. “Photo ID” was featured in Instagram’s global “More To Heart” commercial, and “Hello Hello Hello” received a remix from Polo & Pan that was used in Apple’s global ad campaign for the iPhone 12 and Snapchat’s international commercial for its new Sound feature. “Monte Carlo,” a standalone and standout single following the EP, was featured in the worldwide commerical for Samsung’s Galaxy Buds earphone.

With “Liquor Store” leading the charge, her debut album coming later this year, and appearances at Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and Austin City Limits scheduled, 2021 is poised to be a breakout year for the budding superstar.

Jason Owen – Distracted

Jason Owen’s new original single ‘Distracted’ is a classic country love ballad filled with a lot of heart-felt emotion. Having recently married the love of his life Becy after COVID postponements, Jason wanted to release the song as a tribute to their commitment amongst all the upheavals of the past twelve months. The pair finally tied the knot in June in Jason’s tiny home town of Albert – Population 12 – Located in NSW’s Central West, 130kms west of Dubbo.

Bursting onto the Australian music scene in 2012 as runner-up of X-Factor, Jason Owen is one of Australia’s most popular young country music stars. Jason’s debut album ‘Life Is A Highway’ reached number one on the ARIA Country Chart and number five on the Australian Top 20 All Genre ARIA Chart. He has since released ‘Friday Night’ featuring his first original hit ‘Damn Right’; ‘Proud’, his first all-originals album celebrating his First Nations background; ‘Jason Owen Sings John Denver: The 20th Anniversary’; and ‘Jason Owen Sings John Denver: The Acoustic Sessions’ which debuted at Number 1 on the ARIA Country Music Charts in May 2021. He has been nominated for five major music awards including Golden Guitars and CMC Awards.

Having grown up in the tiny town of Albert, NSW, as the only child in a town of just twelve people, in 2019 Jason founded his own charity, Doin’ It For Rural Aussie Kids, supporting regional and isolated children. Each year Jason embarks on an annual road trip as the main charity initiative. In 2020 he completed an 8,000km road trip in ten days in December across four states, delivering toys, funds and groceries to more than 800 kids, as well as delivering impactful motivational talks. For his efforts he won the prestigious 2021 NSW/ACT Young Achiever Award for Community Service and the People’s Choice Award, and was also the most nominated entrant in the 2021 competition.

Jason has also participated in numerous appeals including Telethon Drought, Telethon Children’s Hospital, Cancer Golf Day, Kids Cancer Golf Day, donated two show profits to Burrumbuttock Hay Runners, donated song profits to Sir Ivan Bushfire Appeal and supported charities and businesses in towns toured.