Hope you all had a great Easter. What a week it was here at MTS Management Group! Our artists were busy with live shows, interviews, feature articles and radio airplay. Let’s take a quick look back and also a look ahead to what’s coming up for the week of 4/8-4/14. If you would like to be an MTS Management Group artist, please contact us on the CONTACT PAGE.
Bryan Cole kicked off the week with and interview with Knight Rider Radio on Sunday, and two big Independent Country Music Awards (ICMA) nominations. Bryan is nominated in the Best Male Artist and Best Live Performance (“Pride And the Passion” live on His Place) categories. Voting is underway for the winners at www.icmaawards.com. Please vote DAILY for Bryan. Every vote counts! Bryan is also featured on this week’s Country Dreams Radio special, broadcasting on internet and terrestrial stations worldwide. For airing times and stations, visit www.countrydreamsradio.com. Bryan appeared live on Toxic Radio on Wednesday, where he was interviewed and chatted live with fans. Bryan’s single, “Love Doesn’t Live Here” continued it’s climb on several charts, including the CMG Radio Network chart (#12) and New Music Weekly (#32.) Bryan was also the #6 International artist this week, according to CMG. “Love Doesn’t Live Here” racked up more than 300 stations overseas, while picking up another handful of GREAT radio stations. Coming up this week: Bryan will be playing two BIG shows this weekend. Friday will see him at the brand new Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale, PA, with special guest, Justin Fabus Band. Saturday, Bryan returns to Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh, PA for what is always an incredible experience.
Doug Briney also began the week with an ICMA Award nomination, for Most Promising New Artists. Again, please cast your daily votes for Doug at www.icmaawards.com. Doug’s music video for “More Than Just a Farm” was added to the rotation on popular internet video outlet, Country Music Channel. The video still remains at #1 on the OnlyLyrics.com music video chart, where it debuted several weeks ago. Doug also appeared on Toxic Radio on Wednesday for an indepth interview and chat session with fans. Doug’s single climbed to #11 on the CMG chart, while Doug was listed at #39 among all international artists. “More Than Just a Farm” was also added to no less than 7 new stations this week! Coming up this week: On Wednesday, Doug will be interviewed on Talk Radio X, which broadcasts on the internet and over the air, on more than 50 stations. Friday will see Doug return to his now WEEKLY gig at Lonestar Steakhouse in Anchorage, AK. There are so many big things in the works for Doug right now, but we can’t disclose any more info just yet…stay tuned!
Xander Demos had an incredibly busy week, too. Wednesday had Xander appearing with Rick Busby on Talk Radio X for a fun interview. Xander was featured on the 150th Iron City Rocks podcast, along with Phil Collen of Def Leppard. Xander’s single, “Woodshed Sonata” will also be used in upcoming episodes of the podcast, during a segment called, Woodshed. Xander is interviewed and featured as a part of the “Masters Of Shred 15” Evolution Rock podcast, which came out on Thursday. Finally, Xander capped off the week with a stellar shredding performance in Pittsburgh, PA, opening for Buckethead at the Altar Bar. By all accounts, it was an amazing show! This week: Xander will be interviewed on OfficialFNRadio.com on Monday. A new press release about Xander’s involvement with the ASPCA will be going out this week, too.
We’d also like to express our sincere thanks to the ICMA for the two nominations that Michael Stover received. As a relatively new kid on the block, it’s very humbling to be recognized in such a manner. Please vote for him in the Best Manager and Best Producer categories, along with the other MTS Artists at www.icmaawards.com. Thank you!