"This time, I really wanted to do something different," says Darius Rucker. "I went straight from my first album into my second, and it really just picked up where the other one left off. So when we went into the studio on this one, we really wanted to take our time and not even start worrying about a record until we had songs that we felt were the right ones. And when I heard what would become... Read More »
Kate Earl has found herself.
Not long ago this remarkable young singer was living in tiny Chugiak, Alaska, nursing the dream to lead a musician's life in between shifts at her parent’s small- town gas station. That dream became a reality when Kate moved to Los Angeles, where her talent was promptly recognized and led to a record deal; soon she would make a couple of albums that... Read More »
Itâ€™s widely known that it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become an expert at anything. Andy Grammer logged his 10,000 hours of practice on the streets of Los Angeles. With his car battery-powered amplifier and acoustic guitar in tow, Grammer managed to sing his way from the streets to the center of the music industry. Read More »
It has been quite a year for Sleeping At Last. The release of the September EP concludes the ambitious Yearbook project (October 2010-September 2011), defined most simply as â€ś3 brand-new songs, every month, for 1 year.â€ť Yearbook originated from songwriter Ryan Oâ€™Nealâ€™s desire to devote himself more comprehensively to his creative process. The subscription model offered by Yearbook introduced a revolutionary approach to the modern listenerâ€™s voracious appetite. Read More »
Foals have stepped up from, as Yannis puts it, "songs for indie clubs" to something much, much bigger. Their third album might not sound like Depeche Mode or Nine Inch Nails, but it has much of the same ambitious spirit and grandiose aesthetic that led to those groups touching the lives of millions. This is the sound of Foals arriving. Read More »
Rascal Flatts are the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade and with the #1 debut of their latest album, CHANGED, they have the distinction of being one of only four acts to have seven consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart during the Soundscan era. Since their musical debut in 2000, the band has sold over 21 million albums, 25 million digital downloads and delivered 14 #1 singles to the top of the charts. Rascal Flatts is the most awarded Country group of the past decade, earning over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People's Choice Awards and more. Rascal Flatts, one of the top selling touring acts in country music today having sold over seven million concert tickets in the last 10 years, will embark on a brand new tour this summer, Farmers Insurance Presents Rascal Flatts â€śLive & Loud.â€ť Read More »
Hailing from Denmark and now based in Los Angeles, Quadron first began to attract attention with their 2010 critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which New York magazine ranked No. 7 on its list of the Top 10 albums of 2010. A year later, Raphael Saadiq invited Quadron to be the opening act on his 2011 tour. â€śQuadron caught me off guard in a very cool way,â€ť says Saadiq. â€śCocoâ€™s passionate vocal performance coupled with Robinâ€™s beats and chord combination choices is fresh yet classic.â€ť Read More »
Hudson has guest starred on Shake it Up, Criminal Minds, Without a Trace, and Tilâ€™ Death, starred in Disneyâ€™s web series Rule the Mix, and starred in the major theater productions Distracted, at the Mark Taper Forum, Falsettos, with Jason Alexander, and 13 at the Goodspeed Opera House, composed by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Read More »
Baritone vocalist, new folk songwriter Kris Orlowski writes from a real, unguarded place and that accessibility is tangible on stage and off. Pieces We Are, his new five song EP, features a 17-piece orchestra and keeps Kris evolving in sound with songwriting at the core of his future. Read More »
With 60 songs written and ready to go, Serena Ryder had some tough choices to make when starting work on her new album. She made the toughest of all: She threw them out. Every one of them. A full yearâ€™s hard work into the trash.
Best thing, the Juno Award-winning artist says, sheâ€™s ever done.
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