“Whiskey And Cigarettes” is a weekly country radio show, broadcasting from Milan, Italy, every Sunday from 11am-3pm ET on www.militarybrotherhoodradio.com. The show presents the best of yesterday’s and today’s country music, mixed with news, artist interviews, trivia, contests and more. Hosted by Dj Nik, a DJ and music journalist with 12 years of industry experience, “Whiskey and Cigarettes” is the second radio show he has launched. Nik is also the host of “Metal From Milan.” Worldwide syndication for the show began when Nik came to MTS in May 2013. with 25+ stations aboard already, guests on the show have included Charlie Daniels, Steve Wariner, Bill Anderson, John Rich, Lee Greenwood, Bryan White, David Ball, Branch and Dean, Gord Bamford, Andy Griggs and many other award-winning, platinum and gold-selling artists. Nik is a Nashville Universe Awards winner, an AMG Heritage Awards Nominee, an Artists In Music Awards Nominee, an IMEA Award Winner, a New Music Awards Winner and a two-time Independent Country Music Association Award Nominee. www.whiskeyandcigarettesshow.com
Wayne Warner is best known for his smash hit, “Turbo Twang,” which set country dance floors ablaze, being named the #6 country dance song of 2004. Wayne’s songwriting is distinctive, timeless and loves to flirt with genres. Proven by the fact that the former Atlantic artist has been joined on his records by some of the most established country artists of the eighties and the ninety’s, a pop icon as well as a current superstar. From Bryan White and Mark Collie, to Bonnie Tyler and Taylor Swift, His peers have come to hold Warner in great esteem as an “artists’ artist”. His hooks, so fresh, so powerful, that Warner has been deemed as a genius by many in the field and is praised from the likes of Billboard to Music City News. His appearance is as interestingly unique as his sound and he speaks in overtones that only a well crafted artist could. Warner’s single, “Wasted” (B-Venturous/MTS) reached the New Music Weekly AM/FM Top 10. New single, “God for a Minute” is also a Top 10 hit, while his duet with Bonnie Tyler (“Total Eclipse of the Heart”) has received airplay on more than 600 stations worldwide. www.waynewarner.com
Ed Roman is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada. Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 600 stations, worldwide. Ed is a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, a 2014 International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a two-time 2015 IMEA Award nominee, a 2015 and 2016 Josie Show Awards winner, an Akademia Awards Winner, and a two-time Indie Music Channel Award winner. Ed recently won Best Americana Artist at the 2017 Radio Music Awards. Ed’s latest release is the critically acclaimed album, Red Omen. www.edroman.net
Madelyn Victoria’s debut single release, “He Only Loves Me on the Dance Floor” reached #1 on the national country AM/FM chart, New Music Weekly, making it one of the biggest debut singles of 2016. The self-penned song won an Akademia Award for Best Country Song in April 2016, earning her numerous other award nominations and a spot on the CMT.com Top 50 Most Popular Artists chart. The video for “He Only Loves Me” reached the Yallwire.com Top 5 Most Watched Videos chart, while her youtube cover of George Strait’s “Amarillo By Morning” received over 100,000 views in just 2 days, after being featured on Country Rebel’s website. Her cover of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” matched that number, after being featured on the same site. www.madelyn-victoria.com
Award-winning Christian artist Rahn Anthoni took the international press and airwaves by storm with 2017’s most inspirational track, “I’ll Trust You.” The song earned him a Radio Music Award and an Indie Music Channel Award, and numerous other accolades, including the Man-Up Award, for his charity work. Rahn’s history with inspirational music has helped him develop a positive relationship with God and the world of song. Despite the heartbreaking circumstances surrounding the death of his special needs son, Aaron Hatcher, Rahn has been able to turn tragedy to triumph, delivering a message of hope and love to the masses.
Encouraged by the support the country music world showed his r&b-flavored music, Rahn has returned with an ambitious new “country soul” tune, that’s reminiscent of Darius Rucker, Charley Pride and other soulful country artists. “Highway” was written by Rahn, and it tells of his journey from tragedy to triumph, looking back on the story of his life. It will be released on MTS Records in January 2018. Watch the video for “Highway” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlfkgjnU0ms. http://www.rahnanthoni.com
JJ McGuigan caught the attention of radio programmers and music journalists with the first two singles from his EP, Dissociative. “Letter” and “Home” received both critical praise and airplay chart success, reaching the New Music Weekly country chart Top 80, as well as the Top 40 Roots Music Report Americana chart. “Letter” earned McGuigan an Akademia Award for Best Alternative Song in January 2017. Indie-Spoonful.com said, “The lyrics to this song (“Letter), and every song on the EP, are dripping with insight. This song is like a prayer and McGuigan sounds like an angel.” JJ McGuigan is a VH1 Save The Music Songwriting Contest Finalist. For more information on JJ McGuigan, please visit www.jjmcguiganmusic.com.
MTS Management Group is proud to be a promotional and pr partner with metal documentary, Hair I Go Again, set for release on March 10th, 2016. In addition to their own metal guitarist, Xander Demos, the film features some of the biggest names in metal, including Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show), Jeff Keith and Frank Hannon (Tesla), Ron Keel (KEEL), Steve Blaze (Lillian Axe), Frank Bello and Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Les Warner (The Cult), as well as members of Kix, Stryper, Queensrÿche, Quiet Riot, Warrant, Motörhead, LA Guns and more. www.hairigoagain.com
Richard Lynch is an American country music artist, who has compiled a long list of country hits and chart toppers in the world of traditional country music. His single, “A Better Place” topped the New Music Weekly AM/FM country chart, the IndieWorld Country Record Report, and spent an incredible 32 weeks atop the Roots Music Report True Country chart. His next single, “We’re American Proud” also topped the charts. His last release, “Cut and Paste” also reached Number One the airplay charts. His current single, “Back In Love Again” is a duet with New Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent. Richard is a multiple-award-winning artist and a member of the Independent Country Music Hall of Fame. www.richardlynchband.com
Born and raised in Washington State, Phillip Broussard discovered his passion early in life, when his father brought home a guitar. His father’s original intention was to play the guitar himself, but he soon found Phillip picking up the guitar, when he didn’t think anyone was watching. Phillip grew up under the influence of his father’s favorites, Pink Floyd, James Taylor, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton. What started as just a few chords, ignited a desire to share his new found passion with the world. Phillip put down his guitar and enlisted in the United States Navy, in an attempt to quell his grief over the death of his father, uncle and grandfather. Early on in his Naval career, someone handed Phillip a copy of John Mayer’s cd, “Room for Squares”. This album reignited Phillip’s passion for the guitar. In 2007, Phillip deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. During this time, he refined his guitar skills…Now, MTS Management Group is pleased to announce Phillip Broussard has signed with them for publicity and promotions of his forthcoming debut EP, “Wavelength.” The five-song acoustic blues-pop EP is scheduled for worldwide release on November 18th, Phillip’s dad’s birthday. The first single and lyric video will be “Just Wanna Believe.” http://www.facebook.com/phillipbroussard86
The rock star Nina Söderquist has been called London’s Music Age and has been praised by world press for her success in London’s West End with the musical SPAMALOT. She toured with Björn Skifs and BADROCK, Rockat arenas around the world with several ROCK & QUEEN tours. During her 25 years in the industry, Nina has lived and worked all over the world. She started as an entertainer at Sunwing continuing with dance bands, soul, jazz, pop and cover bands to finally land in rock music. She has worked in the show concept Wallman’s salons, played a father and has been a program leader. The big breakthrough came in autumn 2007 when she took the role of Lady of the Lake in TV3’s “West End Star” success. She moved to London to play the lead in Monthy Python’s musical Spamalot – the biggest role played by a Swedish in West End for a very long time. Meatloaf and Phil Collins are just some of the world stars who have praised her. There were over 500 performances. She also played the lead role when the musical was set up in Sweden. Her new single with Skiffs (former lead singer of Blue Swede, “Hooked On a Feeling”) is called, “Goodbye.” www.ninasoderquist.com
Margie Singleton is an American country music singer and songwriter. In the 1960s, she was a popular duet and solo recording artist, working with country stars George Jones and Faron Young. Singleton had her biggest hit with Young called “Keeping Up With The Joneses” in 1964. She managed a successful solo career in the 1960s, recording 9 Top 40 Billboard Country singles, including a Top 5 hit. In addition to being a solo and duet star, she also sang as a back-up vocalist with The Jordanaires. Numerous performers recorded many of her songs, including Teresa Brewer, Tammy Wynette and Charley Pride. In 1964, Singleton teamed up with singer Faron Young. Together they recorded the song “Keeping Up With The Joneses”. That year, the song reached the country top 5, and became Singleton’s biggest hit. Now, at the age of 82, Margie Singleton is back with a new single and video for her song, “Jesus Is My Pusher.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margie_Singleton
TJ Leonard is a Top 50 CMT.com Most Popular Artist, an Academy of Western Artists award nominee, a 2016 Indie Music Channel Awards nominee, a 2016 Josie Music Awards nominee and a #1 New Music Weekly charting artist with “The River,” from the album, High On Livin’ (MTS Records). TJ also scored a Top 10 NMW hit with “Remember Those Times.” TJ has appeared on countless radio shows and in magazines around the world. His latest single is “Roadtrip,” scheduled for January 2018 release on MTS. www.tjleonardcountry.com
Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jeremy Parsons grew up soaking in the sounds of Texas music in the dancehalls of the Lone Star State. Jeremy was always a fan of music, but it wasn’t until his later high school years that he discovered his knack for it. Driven by his passion, he taught himself to play the guitar and began to write and perform music. Over the past decade, Jeremy has played all over the U.S. and in Europe, including numerous venues in Texas. Pulling from the example of Texas performance artists, Jeremy loves to interact with his audience. He captivates the crowd with his genuine personality, unique humor, and heart-felt love of his occupation. Jeremy draws from his personal experiences to create songs that are keenly perceptive and meaningful. His current single, “Burn This House Down,” paints a poignant picture of heartbreak and acceptance that still remains relatable. This song will stick with you long after your first listen. www.jeremyparsonsmusic.com
Christa Deánā (Duh-nay) is a Christian Singer/Songwriter from Philadelphia who sings with conviction and power. Dedicating herself to music as a child, she won first place in the Young Artist Competition for the city of Allentown, PA. A gifted writer, Christa Deana performed her first original song at 11 and went on to write over 50 more. Her vocal ability also developed young, securing her lead oratorios from classics such as Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and lead songs in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. In addition to writing and singing, she has toured with several choirs that took her to Romania, Turkey, France, Spain, England, and all over the US. During this journey she found a love for conducting and excelled as a choir director for several choirs. She has worked with The Lesser Light Collective as a soloist, writer, and conductor, directing the choir for their performance at Washington Adventist University. Currently she is focusing on releasing a new single in February 2018 called “If God Doesn’t Want It” and a self entitled album with all new original music Fall 2018. https://www.christadeana.com/
Michael has managed, done publicity and/or promoted artists and events from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Australia and Sweden, making MTS a truly international company. These artists include original Anthrax vocalist, Neil Turbin (DeathRiders, Bleed the Hunger); Country For a Cause, featuring Lulu Roman, John Berry, T Graham Brown, Buddy Jewell, Billy Yates, Ronnie McDowell, and Bobby Lewis; NAMM Metal Jam 2014-15, featuring members of Anthrax, Dio, King Diamond, Racer X, Alcatrazz, Great White, Badlands, Circle II Circle, Hurricane, Jon Oliva’s Pain, Femme Fatale, Leatherwolf, Lizzy Borden, Death, London, Fight, Lynch Mob, Metal Church, Michael Schenker Group, Mountain, Nitro, Obituary, Savatage, Jeff Scott Soto Band, Buddy Miles Band, The Babys, and Deicide; Metal documentary, Hair I Go Again, featuring Eddie Trunk (That Metal Show), Jeff Keith and Frank Hannon (Tesla), Ron Keel (KEEL), Steve Blaze (Lillian Axe), Frank Bello and Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Les Warner (The Cult), as well as members of Kix, Stryper, Queensrÿche, Quiet Riot, Warrant, Motörhead, LA Guns and more; double-platinum country artist, Billy Gilman; metal guitar virtuoso, Xander Demos (James Rivera, Sabbath Judas Sabbath); multi-god and platinum award winning Swedish singer/songwriter, Hicks; Canadian country heartthrob, Marshall Dane; Award-winning country artist, Doug Briney; Canadian redneck diva, Amy Rose; Top 100 CMT country princess, Josey Milner; Music City Hayride, featuring Bobby G. Rice and Leona Williams; Top 100 No Depression artists, Jiggley Jones and The Banner Days; Chuck Ainlay-produced country artist, Bryan Cole; Award-winning Canadian multi-instrumentalist, Ed Roman; top syndicated radio show, Whiskey and Cigarettes; #1 Canadian country trio, Western Avenue, featuring Matt Williams; Seattle chart-topper, March to May; college radio singer/songwriter, Billy Grima, chart-topping Alabama country rocker, Donica Knight; Texas country singer/songwriter and pageant queen, Madelyn Victoria; Swedish country singer/songwriter, TJ Leonard; Australian Big Band/Childrens act, Kinderjazz; Shine On Records and Star One Records; Independent Country Music Hall of Famer, Richard Lynch; Award-winning Broadway, Jazz and R&B singer, Eloise Laws; Canadian country singer/songwriter/producer, Jim Levatte; Philly-based singer/songwriter and worship leader, Eddy Mann; VH1 Save The Music Finalist, JJ McGuigan; Former BET Networks host and Christian r&b artist, Rahn Anthoni; “Turbo Twang” country artist, Wayne Warner; WSM Radio On-Air correspondent Sam Rochford; Seattle Navy Veteran and blues pop artist, Phillip Broussard; Cherish Lee, daughter of country legend, Johnny Lee and “Dallas” star, Charlene Tilton; London’s West End star, Nina Soderquist and US Billboard chart-topper with Blue Swede (“Hooked On a Feeling”) Bjorn Skifs; Legendary country singer-songwriter, Margie Singleton; New Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent; American Idol contestant, Briana Tyson; country music heartthrob, Matt Westin; Nashville singer-songwriter, Jeremy Parsons; among others.
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