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Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers’ Native Heart Debuts at #14 on iTunes Chart

Roger Clyne and The Peacemaker’s eighth studio album, Native Heart, is now available through all digital retailers. The ten-track project was produced by Grammy winning legend Steve Berlin and mixed by Michael Brauer at the iconic Electric Lady Studios; they shine new light on a band that’s built a career on trekking their own path with their own sound style of twang and taller-than-life characters of the Southwest to a rock & roll soundtrack. The group will celebrate the release of Native Heart with a show tonight at Livewire in Scottsdale, AZ. Tickets are available on their website, www.rogerclyneandthepeacemakers.com.

About Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
Bridging the gap between rock & roll, roadhouse Americana, and the music sounds of the southwestern United States, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers have carved their own path over 15 years. They’ve traveled the world, sent eight albums to the top of the Billboard Internet Sales Chart, launched an annual music festival in Mexico, started their own line of ultra premium tequila and built a global community of music-lovers and peacemakers – all while remaining 100% independent.

The band’s roots run deep, sinking back to a time with The Refreshments – the hometown heroes of Phoenix during the mid-1990s, fueled by a major-label deal with Mercury Records, a popular song (”Banditos”) on American rock radio and MTV and the unique distinction of being both the composers and performers of the theme song for the cultural favorite “King of the Hill” TV show. All served to introduce Roger Clyne’s songwriting to a national audience. The Refreshments sang about Mexico, liquored-up bandits and troubadours, mixing the lore of the American Southwest with guitar muscle and pop/rock melody. Clyne deepened that sound with his next project, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, a roots rock sound relying not on a record label for support, but on near-constant touring and a rare, genuine connection with fans.

In April of 2017, the band’s founders, Roger Clyne & PH Naffah, appeared in a documentary, “Here’s To Life,” about The Refreshments. Which celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the debut album, Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy. Two decades after its release, the album continues to influence a wide range of rock and country musicians, 12 of who put their own stamp on the album’s music with an upcoming, all-star tribute album recreation of Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy.

Native Heart

  1. Flowerin’
  2. Every Kind of Lucky
  3. Sunday Drivin’
  4. Arizona Night
  5. Barons to Break
  6. Shadyside
  7. ¡Viva Love!
  8. Hello Tiger
  9. Fun
  10. So May You

Benji Harris’ Debut, Self-Titled, Solo Project Premieres At Online Retailers Today

Benji Harris Debut Self-Titled Solo Project

Benji Harris Debut Self-Titled Solo Project

The first solo release from Benji Harris hits iTunes and other online retailers today, etching a career benchmark for the celebrated vocalist and guitarist that has toured with headliners and scored a top hit on CMT and Music Row with his previous trio, Scarletta. Kick starting his summer with the announcement of the project on Cumulus’ NASH FM morning show Ty, Kelly and Chuck, Benji performed at the Wildhorse Saloon and greeted fans at the RFD-TV booth in the Exhibit Hall during the 2017 CMA Fest and was most recently on the Hard Rock Café Stage at WSMV NBC’s show “Today in Nashville.”

“I played this new record for the first time with a full band at the album release show in Nashville on Tuesday,” says Benji. “Man did it feel good to see the crowd enjoying the new songs and to get all the positive responses from the live stream that Center Stage Magazine hosted. I’ve watched some of the best in the business perform and grow while I was out on the road with them and I finally feel ready to share my own music with country fans.”

Fans can download the project on iTunes by clicking here. Benji premiered the record to his Nashville area fans and industry professionals before a packed house at The Country on Tuesday. Among those in attendance was Cassadee Pope, the 2012 winner of NBC’s The Voice that would go on to chart a #1 Billboard Country album (Frame by Frame) and #1 Billboard Country Airplay single Think of You with Chris Young. Benji, who also serves as a guitarist and vocalist on Cassadee’s tour, joins her on the stage each night performing the Chris Young portion of the #1 hit.Benji cooking up stir fry for Battered and Brewed’s “Music In The Kitchen”
Ty, Kelly and Chuck’s Ty Bentli, Benji Harris and Ty, Kelly and Chuck’s Chuck Wicks

Benji will be making a return appearance on Ty, Kelly and Chuck on July 17 and will be sharing his latest music with the patients at The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt via Seacrest Studios on July 21.

To stay updated on Benji, visit the following:

Website: www.benjiharris.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thebenjiharris/
Twitter: @thebenjiharris
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thebenjiharris/

About Benji Harris

Since moving to Nashville in 2009, this Dallas native has found a welcomed home on Music Row. His country/rock trio Scarletta (2009-2014) had a Top 30 radio hit in 2012, and a popular music video in high rotation on CMT. They gained critical acclaim from Billboard and the Country Music Association as a top act to watch. He even found viral success and salutes from country headliner Jake Owen with a trio of parodies celebrating his daughter’s birth. Since leaving the band in 2014, Benji has lent his instrumental and vocal talents to projects and tours for stars like Sam Hunt, Jana Kramer, Cassadee Pope, and Carly Pearce. Pope’s fans see Benji in the spotlight every night on tour when they perform the Chris Young duet Think of You. This father of two beautiful daughters is excited for the opportunity to finally share a project of his own. Benji co-wrote five of the six songs on the EP that is available now via iTunes and all major online retailers.

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Kally O’Mally

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Musik Radio Promotions

presents

Kally O’Mally

Genre
Country, Bluegrass

Location
United States

Label
Musik and Film

Website
Click Here

Songwriter/Publisher
O’Mally , Wrench

Music, dancing and fireflies floating in the sawgrass.   You’ve got a caller and a band and folks having fun under the moonlight.  With lyrics rooted in scenes of the deep south, think lights strung up around an outdoor patio in the heart of a town where they still love to square dance, it’s what ties them together.  You’ll find yourself wanting to take a turn into A Love Like This!

Few powerhouse talents are capable of taking a vision from inception all the way through to product and Kally O’Mally is one of them.    O’Mally hails from a Kentucky lineage that has generations of musical roots,  “I was enthralled by the music of my youth and far more interested in the stereo than the television.  My parents had a classic country and Southern Rock record collection that consisted of Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Anne Murray, Barbara Mandrell and others.”  That love of music laid the foundation of what’s clearly a longtime pursuit towards mastery and a willingness to push her own limits to bring her music to fruition.

O’Mally grew up in South Florida which helped cultivate her deep love of world musics and Latin rhythms. “South Florida is steeped in an incredible variety of world sounds, rich horn sections and energetic percussive beats; congas, bongos, steel drums, you name it.   Anything to get people grooving and dancing and having a good time.  When I’ve accomplished that, I’m happy.”  O’Mally has a particular knack for combining styles and can move from writing a classic traditional sounding song like, Bourbon on my Deathbed to the more raucous and tongue in cheek, Wild West Medicine Show.  An admitted computer geek with a competitive side, she was inspired to jump into sound engineering so she could fully execute her musical vision.  Being a multi-instrumentalist makes it even easier for her.  O’Mally is at home and comfortable playing guitar, keyboard, bass, ukulele and a whole host of percussion instruments.

O’Mally currently resides in Northern, California (Sacramento), where she performs live throughout the region.

Kirby

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Musik Radio Promotions

presents

Kirby

Genre
Pop, Rock, Adult Contemporary

Location
United Kingdom

Label
Label VMGSounds

Website
Click Here

Songwriter/Publisher
Michael Jay/Dex Nicholson/Wayne C. McDonald Publishers: Rhythm Addiction/PRS (BMI)

KIRBY is 16 years old from the East Midlands in England, United Kingdom. Approximately 12 months ago her Mum uploaded a cover on facebook showing KIRBY singing. This video had over 10000 hits and since this time KIRBY has continued to manage her own social media presence and promotion.

In January 2016 KIRBY was scouted by Adam Cornes the founder of @ViewMyGig after she reached the Grand Final of national singing compettiion OpenMic UK. KIRBY actually lives in the same town as Adam and he gave her an opportunity in May to support ex Stereo Kicks Artist Chris Leonard. After hearing KIRBY perform live he instantly saw that she had something special and he has subsequently taken her under his professional wing.

About

“KIRBY is unique, current and talented. She is a breath of fresh air.”

– Adam Cornes – ViewMyGig

Musik Radio Promotions Presents Brent Daniels Genre Country Location United States Label Independant

Please enable images to see artist photoBrent Daniels began singing when he was able to talk and first began playing the guitar at the age of 7. His career path took a different turn towards electronics. However, as Brent would sing on his job sites, he was constantly asked, “Why aren’t you pursuing a musical career”?

Brent came to the conclusion that a lot of kind people were behind him that wanted to see his musical aspirations become a reality, “So I put down my voltage meter as an electrician..Picked up a microphone..and dusted off my guitar”.

Then three years ago Brent got a break. Robyn Robins (the founding member of Bob Seger & The silver bullet band) discovered him through one of his best friends at the university. Robyn instantly recognized a different kind of voice.

That’s “Something” that couldn’t be heard in many others he had auditioned and produced. Robyn’s advice, “Good singers come and go in this business, but great singers will stand the test of time” was taken to heart and a plan developed to record an album, “Every Road Has A Turn”.

The album was recorded with some of the best players in Nashville including .Lee Hendricks, Eric Church’s bass player’; Steve Hinson Steel guitar for Randy Travis and Troy Lancaster…Tim McGraw’s guitar player.

This first release on the album “My First Friday Night”, was written by hit song writer, Dallas Davidson. Brent instantly felt the personal aspect of this song in the way it related to his first love. His voice brought a special delivery to the song that reaches to the heart.

Brent’s motivation is the joy of making someone smile “when they hear my songs”. He titled the album “Every Road Has A Turn” as it fits the time in his life right now. Brent say, I’m stepping out on a new road..That I always knew was out there”.

Nick Dakota

Please enable images to see artist photoMusik Radio Promotions presents Nick Dakota

Genre: Country, Rock Location: United States

Label: Independant

Nick Dakota has been singing and playing in bands since he was 16.  “Every year something significant comes through for me that leads to greater and greater opportunity”, he says.

This year, Nick was fortunate to have Robyn Robins (of Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band) produce his current album. Robyn believes highly in the talents of Nick and the future of his music career. “We feel Nick has great potential. The songs, vocal delivery and overall production are great”, quotes Robyn.

This album definitely defines the meaning of top quality production.. The fidelity speaks for itself. The album was recorded with some of the best players in Nashville including Lee Hendricks (Eric Church’s bass player), Steve Hinson(steel guitar for Randy Travis) and Troy Lancaster (Tim McGraw’s guitar player).

The goal of the project was to create a multi genre, listener friendly album, with lyrics and musical  content ringing true to any listener.  This first single, “How Cool is That”, achieved that goal with the help of hit songwriters, L. Hengber and S. Williams.

Nick is now spending alot of time in his personal studio in Saugituck,MI writing and preparing for his next album due to begin in March 2015. To stay sharp, he also plays the occasional showcase to keep his live chops up for touring.

Nick says, “singing and playing has stuck with me to that point in your life when it’s time to decide a career”.  Nick is sticking with his vision and following his dream.

Ronny Morris

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Musik Radio Promotions
presents
Ronny Morris

Genre
Rokc, Pop, Adult Contemporary

Location
Denmark

Label
Morris Music / Lifted House.

Songwriter/Publisher
Morris, Reservoir Media Affiliation: Koda / Ascap

Danish singer-songwriter Ronny Morris debut new alt-rock single “I’ll Survive”. After seeing his music in major TV shows like One Tree Hill, Brothers and Sisters and the Ghost Whisperer the Danish artist new single marks Morris’ latest release with Danish label/publishing group and Reservoir partner Lifted House, with whom Ronny signed as a writer last year.
About the single, Morris says, “A few years back I was invited to record a charity single in support of the families for the 2004 Indian Ocean-tsunami victims together with band members from Small Faces and Ronnie Wood from The Rolling Stones. I was deeply touched about their personal stories and great losses, that I somehow had to find a outlet for all these emotions. I guess ‘I´ll Survive’ came out of that.”
“I’ll Survive” was recorded in Stockholm and New York and produced by Adam Kviman (Eagle Eye Cherry) and Brian Sperber (Moby, 3 Doors Down). In addition to the main edit, several remixes will be made available, including cuts by Sidelmann and Michael A.M.
Morris shot the music video for “I’ll Survive” in New York on Super 8 with Danish director and photographer Thomas Fryd. Check it out  on YouTube

 

Matt Makaha

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Musik Radio Promotions presents Matt Makaha

Genre
Adult Contemporary, Country, Americana, College

Location
United States

Label
Indie

 

Songwriter/Publisher
David Kimo Chong ASCAP

“Matt Makaha is a Hawaii-based singer/songwriter.  In 2007, he had his song “I almost said I loved you” placed in the ABC TV soap opera “One Life To Live.” He has songs licensed to Louar Music, IFMP, Platinum Music (UK), Daddy Jack Music, Pump Audio, and Scorekeepers Music.  He writes both vocal and instrumental pieces in the genres of Pop, Rock, R&B, Country, Metal, and Jazz.  “

Tod Hughes

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Musik Radio Promotions presents Tod Hughes

Genre
Singer Songwriter, Americana, Folk, Rock, Country

Location
Canada

Label
Musik and Film

Website
Click Here

Songwriter/Publisher
Tod Hughes / SOCAN

Tod Hughes Quotes and Reviews

Bandblurb

“Hughes clearly establishes himself as an important new talent.”

Skope Magazine

“they certainly serve notice of Tod Hughes’ songwriting skills”

Penweb

“We need more simple albums. On his debut EP Changin’ Gears, Tod Hughes dispenses with eardrum busting production, elaborate song structures, and strident theatricality. He presents listeners with six straightforward songs written about subjects drawn from everyday life and musically tailored along similar lines. The Canadian based singer/songwriter’s gifts are real. He has discernment enough to pull back on the reins enough to entertain audiences instead of letting his self-indulgence fly, but he has a talent for twisting and uncovering illuminating turns of phrase. “

Vents Magazine

“There is a higher intelligence presiding over these songs, but it informs the artistry; it’s the hand behind the curtain. “

‘there’s a refreshing amount of humor throughout the album”

BIO

Tod Hughes hails from Calgary, Canada where he lives with his family.  Tod writes real music that comes from the heart, stories of love, hurt, happiness, fear, disappointment and fun.  A message of hope is thread through the stories, which are at times very serious and other times a bit tongue in cheek.  The toe tapping melodies and memorable choruses will stick in your mind for days after hearing them.  They are told with truth and respect.

“Drinking Coffee in a Hipster Place” is the first single to be released from Tod’s new album “Time Slow Down”.  This is Tod’s first full length album, and is a follow up to his debut EP, “Changing Gears”.  One song on the first album, “Brad’s Song”, (which was written for Tod’s brother who passed away after battling cancer and paralysis), went to number 2 on radio charts in Louisiana, and the album charted in the US and enjoyed significant radio play worldwide.  The album was also picked up for TV by the Discovery Channel, NASCAR Station and others.

The new album continues with the theme of real music, played by real people with little in the way of digital interference.  The musicians on the new album are the regular folks that play live with Tod.

Tod has his own unique style of performing and writing and he draws inspiration from the honesty of songs written by the great storytellers of our time, men like Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, JJ Cale, Neil Young and Leonard Cohen.  Tod loves to have fun and to share these stories live, and along with his band puts on a high energy, compelling live show, which resonates with folks of all ages.