MTS Management Group is honored to announce their artists have been nominated in the 2016 Josie Music Awards. MTS and their artists received a total of 38 nominations in the event’s second annual awards. The Josie Music Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN. The red-carpet event, presented by The Josie Show and Country Blast Radio, will include award presentations, performances, meet & greets, and more. Tickets are available by mail order, phone, or online at http://www.josiemusicawards.com/tickets.html. Read More
Whiskey and Cigarettes Country Radio Show is happy to announce the airing of their exclusive one-on-one interview with founding member and lead vocalist, Danny Shirley of multi-platinum-selling band, Confederate Railroad. Mr. Shirley joined award-winning host, DJ Nik Bernitz Pizzigoni to talk about the band’s career highlights, including their upcoming album release, Lucky To Be Alive.
Born and raised on Chicago’s north side, JAWZ has always been the entertainer, showing definite signs of creativity early on — from acting, drawing, joking and on to music. Growing up in the 90s was no easy task; JAWZ experienced street life up close and personal. JAWZ dropped out of school and became a member of the infamous Simon City Royals street gang. Heavy drug use and illegal activities resulted in numerous arrests, but despite his shortcomings JAWZ somehow managed to stay creative throughout those years. By 1999, after years of failed attempts at forming a stable line-up with his own Thrash Metal outfit, “MOM” (Menace Over Mankind), JAWZ began rhyming. Deeply familiar with Hip Hop and excited with the idea of becoming a solo artist, JAWZ welcomed the change in genres.
Whiskey and Cigarettes Country Radio Show is happy to announce the airing of their exclusive one-on-one interview with Top 5 ARIA charting Australian country music star, Kirsty Lee Akers. Ms. Akers joined award-winning host, DJ Nik Bernitz Pizzigoni to talk about her career highlights, including her latest album release, Burn Baby Burn.
On June 5, 2016, country legends, Ronnie McDowell and Billy Dean, along with a star-studded bill of more than twenty renowned acts, will join host, Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame artist, Lulu Roman for “Country For A Cause,” a benefit for cancer charities. The event will take place at Nashville Palace, located at 2611 McGavock Pike, in Nashville, TN. Doors Open at 5:30pm. Show runs from 6-10:30pm. Tickets for the event are $30. For more information, call (615) 889-1540 or visit www.nashville-palace.com. Read More
For 3 years, award-winning, internationally syndicated country music radio show, “Whiskey and Cigarettes” has brought listeners the very best in country music. Broadcasting live each Sunday from 11am-3pm Eastern, and then again, on over 50 syndicated outlets throughout the week, host DJ Nik Pizzigoni has infused his European charm, quick wit, charismatic humor, and extensive knowledge of country music into one of the most-loved radio shows in the world. Along with his unique format of current, classic and independent country music artists, the “Cowboy Casanova” has held court with some of the biggest and brightest stars in the industry, during exclusive one-on-one interviews with Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams, Jr., Oak Ridge Boys, Bill Anderson, Mary Sarah, John Rich, and so many more.
“I’ve never had a breath of fresh air quite like this quartet of alternative rockers, Blue Moon Harem. I’m absolutely in awe with just about every aspect of this band, and even that could be an understatement.” – Justyn Brodsky, Artist Reach Official
After years of extensive touring and constant performing, writing and recording, Jon Bix and Demetri Joannou, along with Blue Moon Harem bandmates, Steve Hart and Jose Pep Hernandez, have achieved national radio airplay chart success, twice! The popular Boston-area rock band’s latest single releases, “Finland” and “Lie” are both in the Top 15 of the Digital Radio Tracker National Airplay Rock chart. “Finland,” which has been charting for several months, is at #8, while their latest single release, “Lie” comes in at #12 . Other artists in the Top 20 include Disturbed, Foo Fighters, Halestorm and 3 Doors Down. Read More
We had a conversation with Detroit, MI singer, songwriter, and musician, Ryan Pennatune, to chat about his latest EP release, Recess. Ryan talked about his growing up in the Motor City, the recording process, and his penchant for take out food:
MTS: You grew up in Detroit, MI, and wrote your first song at age 7. How do you think growing up in Motor City influenced you as an artist and songwriter?
RYAN PENNATUNE: I’d love to give a profound answer here but if I am being completely honest, I don’t feel like where I grew up influenced me one way or the other. Detroit does have a rich musical history and working class mentality that could have influenced me in some way but I’ve always kind of lived inside of my own head. I feel like wherever I grew up, I would be in the same spot I’m in now. Read More
Chart-topping country singer/songwriter, Madelyn Victoria grew up in the deep south of Texas, in Harlingen, performing in public for the first time, during a local Christmas Pageant, at age 5. She continued performing and singing throughout her youth, at local competitions and pageants, earning awards and recognition as one of the area’s top young performers. Her songwriting career began at the age of 13, after becoming the lead vocalist at her church. In 2007, Madelyn competed in the Modeling Association of America International Competition and Convention in New York, where she won the vocal competition, singing Sara Evans’ “Real Fine Place to Start.” That same year, Madelyn auditioned to perform with the Radio Disney Superstars of Dallas, was selected, and opened for pop boy band sensation, The Jonas Brothers. In high school, Madelyn studied both Opera and Mariachi, winning accolades in both categories, all the while honing her guitar skills. In December of 2012, Madelyn performed in Las Vegas (Planet Hollywood and at the NFR Rodeo) as the Shania Twain Sing-Off Contest Winner. Read More