Carrie Underwood – My Gift

My Gift is the first-ever Christmas album from seven-time GRAMMY Award winner and five-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Carrie Underwood

“I’ve always wanted to make a Christmas album and it’s been a long time coming,” says Underwood. “I knew this would be my next music project after wrapping my tour last year, and I think it’s turned out to be the perfect time for an album like this, in this period of such personal and spiritual reflection. For me, it’s more important than ever to focus on the true meaning of Christmas in a project like this. Even though it has been a tough year for all of us, sometimes I feel like the greatest realizations can be inspired by the most difficult times, and make us more grateful for the things we do have and for what truly matters.”

On My Gift, Underwood welcomes a stellar list of musical collaborators, led by GRAMMY Award-winning producer, mixer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Greg Wells, who produced and arranged the album and has written and produced some of the best-selling and highest charting tracks of the past 15 years for such artists as Adele, Celine Dion, Keith Urban, and P!nk, as well as the worldwide smash The Greatest Showman soundtrack. My Gift features a world-class orchestra, led by the pre-eminent arranger, composer, and conductor David Campbell, whose many credits include iconic recordings by artists including Linda Ronstadt, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Josh Groban, and his son Beck. My Gift is mixed by 14-time GRAMMY Award winning mixer, Serban Ghenea.

Although Underwood has previously recorded several Christmas songs which have become instant classics, a full-length holiday album has been highly-anticipated by her fans. My Gift features a combination of beloved traditional favourites celebrating the spiritual nature of the holiday, as well as several originals. Two of the new original songs are written by Underwood, frequent collaborator Brett James (‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’, ‘Something In The Water’), and her Cry Pretty co-producer, David Garcia. In addition to a very special appearance by Underwood’s 5-year-old son, Isaiah Fisher, on the holiday classic that inspired the album title, ‘Little Drummer Boy’, My Gift also features her first collaboration with GRAMMY®, Emmy, Oscar, and Tony Award-winner John Legend, on the original track, ‘Hallelujah’, written by Legend and Toby Gad.

MARIAH CAREY – OH SANTA! feat. Ariana Grande & Jennifer Hudson

‘Oh Santa’ the new single from Mariah Carey, the queen of Christmas, featuring Ariana Grande and Jenifer Hudson.

The holidays will officially arrive with an epic production titled “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special,” set to debut globally today Friday, December 4, on Apple TV+.

Carey has invited a special lineup of guest superstars including Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, Ariana Grande,
Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Misty Copeland and Mykal-Michelle Harris, all to take part in this one-of-a-kind holiday event. Extra special appearances are also made by Carey’s twins, Moroccan and Monroe.
Faced with a holiday cheer crisis, the North Pole knows there’s only one person who can save the day: Santa’s great friend, Mariah Carey. Combining musical performances, dynamic dancing and ground breaking animation, the undisputed
Queen of Christmas jumps into action to create a holiday spectacular to make the whole world merry.
The soundtrack single “Oh Santa!,” co-written by and featuring Carey performing with Ariana Grande and Jennifer
Hudson, was released today alongside the official video. Watch the video here.

The companion soundtrack to the special is full of brand new interpretations, and will also include Snoop Dogg and Jermaine Dupri as additional musical guests, in addition to a new version of “Sleigh Ride.” The soundtrack is available today exclusively on Apple Music, and all other platforms on December 11.

Larry Cann – Country Cries

Through these tough times with Covid-19, Larry Cann has dug deep to deliver an original song that gives the listener hope and a realisation we are all in this together. ‘Country Cries’ is a personal picture of rural life and those that are struggling in their different walks of life, with some sadly taking their own. This track reaches into the hearts of our rural blokes and encourages them to ask for help in their struggles.

Larry Cann is known for his life as a rodeo man and living the cowboy life, but he also has always had strong rural roots. Growing up in the country on the Western Darling Downs of Queensland and these days living in the South Burnett just down the road, Larry has a passion for country music. This is fueled by a life rich in experience, from the farm in Chinchilla Queensland, to competing across North America.

From rodeo to radio and back again, Larry has been fortunate to be able to work continuously within the industries that he loves. He has worked as a competitor in rodeo, to a ring announcer, and in radio has been lucky to have been on-air for more than fifteen years with programming, marketing and announcing. Larry’s weeks are filled with helping others promote, and run their events professionally. From rodeos, AgQuip shows, field days, to music festivals … It’s all part of his life.

Gretta Ray – Passion

Desire. Danger. Elegance. Glamour. Passion is a disarming twist in the rapidly evolving story of artist Gretta Ray: the first rhythmically propulsive, sensually loaded taste of a new chapter for the Australian songstress.

“This is a different kind of song for me,” says the velvet-voiced singer-songwriter from Melbourne. “Conceptually it’s not narrative-driven like a lot of my other songs. Passion is essentially a love song, but people have heard romantic music from me before. I feel like this is definitely turned up a notch.”

From the first dramatically echoing piano chords, the heat of Passion is physical. An almost martial drum beats an off-kilter time signature as the song strides into new terrain with the cool self-assurance and sophisticated pop sensibility of an artist whose time has come.

At just 18, Gretta famously won Triple J Unearthed High and the prestigious Vanda & Young Songwriting Award for her high-rotation hit, Drive. Two EPs, Elsewhere (2016) and Here and Now (2018) have taken her from Falls and Splendour to her first shows in the UK and USA opening for artists such as Mumford & Sons, Gang of Youths, Lianne La Havas and James Bay. Now, at 22, her story truly begins.

“I think Passion is a good way of indicating that there is a different sound around the corner,” she says. “We’ve made a pop record, but in a way that’s unique and authentic to me. It’s been a really fun challenge for me as a writer. It’s been a time of experimentation and new experiences. I think we’ve definitely gone deeper.”

“We” includes Passion co-writer Kyran Daniel (G Flip) and producer Robby De Sa (MAY-A, The Veronicas, Busby Marou), two of the new collaborators helping her realise the creative visions that have driven her so far, so fast. Add to that director Kyle Caulfield, whose stunning video for Passion reveals a new dimension to Gretta’s presence as a performer.

“It’s everything I’ve wanted to do in a video since I was nine years old,” she laughs. ” It was shot at the Labassa mansion in Melbourne; everything’s antique and precious, a lot of the furniture is draped in sheets which makes the perfect look for the video. I’m really excited that this is the first thing people are going to see because It alludes to all that’s to come”

“I’m a pretty passionate person in general,” she says. “In my romantic relationships, yes, but I’m also incredibly passionate about my job. And in terms of making this record, I was able to dive headfirst into my craft in a way that I never had before. So these lyrics about passion being all I’ve ever known, that is definitely me in my music.”

Robert Durante – Leaving My Hometown

I’m an independent songwriter from Melbourne – Australia, composing songs since my early childhood. I travelled a lot in my life even moving between continents. My influences in music are The Beatles, Rolling Stones, CCR and Kinks. Leaving My Hometown, my fifth single, is a rock song with hermetical lyrics. There are images of me reflecting on a mirror, lapses of life fragments, like flashes, with obsessive thoughts about leaving, but with no particular reason for that except for the lack of love and the need of a change. It’s like jumping from one memory to another, in different times, as I kept leaving each place with the same uncontrollable impulse to open other doors and hold other hands, like an infinite loop and no satisfaction or happiness for that.

Beverley Knight – A Christmas Wish

We’ve got the latest release from world-renowned Beverly Knight, The Queen of British Soul.

An original Christmas single, created for the soundtrack of The Loss Adjuster, the film features a star-studded cast of Dame Joan Collins, Martin Kemp, Luke Goss – Out December 1st

Queen of British Soul Beverly Knight has been one of the UK’s most consistent artists for over two decades, highlighted by gold and platinum-selling albums, 14 Top 40 hits, sold-out tours, 3 MOBO Awards, several Brit Award and Mercury Music Prize nominations plus even an Olivier Award nomination for her more recent formidable parallel career in musical theatre.


Sheppard’s latest single, Solid Gold, confirmed as the Olympic theme song on the NBC network in the USA

The latest monthly single from pop powerhouse Sheppard, Solid Gold, is the 11th track from their upcoming album, Kaleidoscope Eyes and it has already caught the eyes of fans in the USA with the track being picked up as the Olympic song for NBC network. With the band nearing the end of their yearlong project and inching closer to summer they unveil their feel good song with lead singer George explaining. “The song is about forgetting your insecurities, letting go of the worries of the past, and celebrating all the good things in life. It’s about coming out of the cold darkness of winter and stretching out in the warm, safe golden glow of the sunshine.”


Boasting over 3,000,000 monthly listeners per month on Spotify, over 740,000,000 across all platforms and a handful of #1’s and Top ten hits in countries around the world, Brisbane’s Sheppard have already achieved more than most bands could dream of in their lifetime.

As the band- now a core three piece of founding members and siblings George, Amy and Emma – prepare to release their third album early 2021, they’re sounding more assured and effortless as ever, building anticipation as they drip feed their songs every month.

“Kaleidoscope Eyes is an album dedicated to the wonders of love in every form. With love, the world is a more colourful place. Spread it, make it, give it, feel it, appreciate it and do your best not to lose it” – George Sheppard

Country artist Savannah is releasing her single, “Terror In Disguise”

When Savannah exploded onto the country music scene this past February, no one could have predicted that her debut single, “We Are Us,” would have raced to the top of the international iTunes charts (#1 South Africa.) The track has since racked up an astonishing 150K Spotify streams and over 36K views on Youtube. In fact, the uplifting and inspirational song has been one of the bright spots in a somewhat dismal, pandemic-shuttered 2020.

Now, the Nebraska native is looking to duplicate the success of “We Are Us” with her follow-up. “Terror In Disguise” will be released on Black Friday, November 27th, 2020 on MTS Records. Written by Joie Scott, Larry King, Molly Svrcina and Eric Varnell, “Terror In Disguise” was produced by industry veteran Bryan Cole (Matt Westin, Ashley Puckett) and engineered by Grammy Winner Steve Marcantonio (Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton.) Grammy nominee, Maor Appelbaum mastered the track.

“Terror In Disguise” is representative of an artist taking her time to curate a body of work that authentically depicts who she is as an artist,” says TunedLoud Magazine. “It’s a powerful narrative and because of that, a memorable composition. The track showcases all of Savannah Nider’s chops, and an artist unafraid to blaze her own trail.”

ABOUT SAVANNAH: Savannah Nider was born and raised in Pawnee City, Nebraska, a small town in the southeast corner of the state with about 900 people. She grew up passionate about family, sports, speech, and of course… music. At a young age, her big voice turned the heads of some prominent industry figures. At 15, Savannah was given the opportunity to work along side Geno LeSage, Steve Cox, and Kenny Royster who were involved in the careers of Grammy award-winning artists including Collin Raye and many others. This small-town girl with the big voice is making waves on the international scene, reaching #1 on the iTunes country singles chart in South Africa with “We Are Us.”

Aaron Jurd – Set Me On Fire

‘Set Me On Fire’ started Aaron’s career and is still one of the songs that resonates most with people. He wrote the song at the lowest point of his life, as he looked forward to better days. It’s about anything that could go wrong, going wrong, but knowing there was light at the end of the tunnel.

Aaron Jurd is an artist who continues to grow with each year, with 2020 seeing him playing headline gigs at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, and winning a top songwriting award. In January 2020, the Lake Macquarie artist was a finalist in the prestigious Tamworth Songwriters Association Awards and Australian Country Music People’s Choice Awards. He took home the highly sought-after APRA AMCOS TSA New Songwriter of the Year and was then named among the artists for the Bluewater Country Music Festival and Country on Keppel.

In 2019, Aaron played the Deni Ute Muster, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Bluewater Country Music Festival, and Hats Off to Country and took on management to further his professional music career and played gigs from southern to northern NSW. The award-winning singer-songwriter released his fourth single, ‘If You Were Mine’, charted on the iTunes Country Songs Chart and continues to enjoy airplay on KIX Country, ABC Country, and the Country Music Channel.

The country artist graduated from The CMAA Academy, performed at the Official Opening Concert of the Tamworth Country Music Festival and the Golden Guitar Awards with O’Shea, all in 2018. He has also written songs with award-winning artists including Gina Jeffreys and Allan Caswell.

Releasing consecutive top 20 charting singles, his debut EP now out, and more major performances on the horizon, Aaron is cementing his position in Australian country music.

Medhanit – Same Things

Nearly a year to-the-day since releasing the debut single Her, Tasmanian-based artist Medhanit is releasing her second single Same Things on November 26. Born in the African country of Ethiopia and adopted at the age of 6 months, Medhanit grew up around music. “It feels like it was inevitable; as a baby, I would nap in the sound room at my Dads music store, so I like to think that had something to do with my passion for music now”.

The past year has been a year of growth for Medhanit, expanding sonically with this release to create a song that is more a blend of organic and produced sounds. Medhanit reflects, “in a year where circumstances have drastically changed for everyone, this single represents many months of adjusting and reflection. The world was forced to slow down; it allowed me to fully absorb the creative process this time.” After developing a great working relationship with producer Jack McLaine(Sumner) on the debut single, Jack was a natural choice for Same Things . To introduce the organic elements, they called on Ross Irwin (The Cat Empire, The Bamboos) for horns, Ben Edgar (Angus & Julia Stone, Passenger ) for guitars. The single was mixed by John Castle (Cub Sport, Hatchie) and mastered by Grammy Award winner William Bowden (Gotye, Abbe May, Winston Surfshirt).

Same Things was co-written with Jack McLaine and Reuben Koops. After Medhanit heard Reuben’s lyrics for the first verse, which spoke of an unhealthy co-dependence, a theme for the song emerged. They experimented with the idea of a casual but willing emotional addiction to something that’s no longer serving you. The end result is a bright, bouncy pop track about an objectively dysfunctional relationship that exists mainly out of convenience and comfort.

Medhanit explains, “it’s like when you’re complaining about your ex over drinks with friends, outlining how you’re straight-up incompatible. Meanwhile, everyone (including you) is aware of whose house you’ll be heading to at the end of the night. Both parties recognise a cycle of destructive behaviours but neither seem pressed to do much about it; self-aware but too co-dependent to change. There’s the feeling that you know each other inside out and don’t work together. You don’t want each other to be with anyone else. At the end of the day, despite how much or little they love each other, the same behav- iours repeat, informing the song title Same Things”.

Influenced by Tkay Maidza, Angie McMahon and Benee, it’s no wonder Medhanit’s songs have been described as ‘an assertive blend of youthful production and introspective lyrics’. “Tkay Maidza inspires me, not only musically but also generally. Her aesthetic and image is next level; her sonic evolution, stage presence and social voice are incredible”.