SWEDISH COUNTRY ARTIST TJ LEONARD RELEASES SOPHOMORE SINGLE, “THE RIVER”

April 9, 2016  |  No Comments

TJ Leonard - The RiverMTS Management Group and MTS Records are happy to announce the radio release of Swedish country artist TJ Leonard’s sophomore single, “The River.” The track will be distributed to radio stations worldwide on April 11, 2016. “The River” is the follow up to TJ’s Top 10 New Music Weekly and #2 Indie World Country Record Report chart debut, “Remember Those Times.” Both tracks are from his current album, High On Livin’. Read More

INDIE COUNTRY HALL OF FAMER RICHARD LYNCH TOPS ROOTS MUSIC REPORT SINGLES CHART WITH “A BETTER PLACE

April 6, 2016  |  No Comments

A Better PlaceIndependent Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Richard Lynch has debuted at Number One on the Roots Music Report True Country Singles Chart (weekending March 27, 2016) with his latest single, “A Better Place.” The single, written by Billy Yates and Trent Tomlinson, bested releases by Stella Parton, Kacey Musgraves, and Chris Bellamy, among others. The track is the title cut from his Academy of Western Artists award-winning album, which is charting at #3 on the True Country Albums Chart.  View the singles chart at http://www.rootsmusicreport.com/charts/view/song/sub_genre/true-country/weekly/2016-03-27/2016-03-27/. Read More

“Whiskey And Cigarettes Show” Welcomes “The Voice” Contestant Mary Sarah

April 4, 2016  |  No Comments

whiskey&cigarettes_banner transparentWhiskey and Cigarettes Country Radio Show is happy to announce the airing of their exclusive one-on-one interview with “The Voice” contestant, Mary Sarah. Ms. Sarah joined award-winning host, DJ Nik Bernitz Pizzigoni to talk about her burgeoning career, including her current stint on the popular television show’s “Team Blake.”
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DONICA KNIGHT JOINS CRAIG MORGAN AT “AMERICAN SNIPER” BIRTHDAY BASH, RELEASES MILITARY TRIBUTE

April 2, 2016  |  No Comments

Donica Knight EP cover arTHot on the heels of her country airplay chart debut single, “Love Ain’t a Prize,”  Donica Knight is releasing her military tribute track, “Blood On My Boots.” The Alabama-based country rocker will be releasing the new track via iTunes, Amazon, and all major digital music outlets, worldwide, on April 7th, 2016.  Donica will perform “Blood On My Boots” at the upcoming Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF)  ”Chris Kyle Birthday Bash” on April 9th, in Dallas, TX. Read More

Madelyn Victoria, Hicks, MTS Management Nominated For Nashville Music Awards Event

April 1, 2016  |  No Comments

chris topMTS Management Group is very happy to announce they and their clients, Texas country artist, Madelyn Victoria and Swedish country rocker, Hicks have been named as “Final Four” Nominees for the 2016 WOBA Awards, presented by The Chris Top Program.  Madelyn received final ballot nominations in six categories, including Top Artist, Top Fans, Top Song and Top Video (“He Only Loves Me on the Dance Floor”), Top Interview and Top Dork (a nod to the show’s pet name for followers.) Hicks was also nominated for Top Dork. MTS Management Group received a nomination for Top Management. The awards ceremony will be held at BB King’s in Nashville, on June 12th, 2016, coinciding with CMA Fest. The Red Carpet event takes place from 1-3pm. It is free and open to the public. Read More

“Whiskey And Cigarettes Show” Airs Cyndi Lauper Press Conference And Q&A

March 28, 2016  |  No Comments

whiskey&cigarettes_banner transparentWhiskey and Cigarettes Country Radio Show is happy to announce the airing of the recent press conference by ’80s icon, Grammy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award Winner, Cyndi Lauper. Ms. Lauper spoke at a Nashville location, in front of journalists and industry members, about her new country album release, Detour. W&C host, Nik Bernitz Pizzigoni will air the complete press conference on the next episode of the show.
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INDEPENDENT COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAMER RICHARD LYNCH RELEASES NEW SINGLE, “A BETTER PLACE”

March 22, 2016  |  No Comments

A Better PlaceCompiling a long list of hits and chart toppers in the traditional country world, Richard Lynch is an award-winning American country music artist, reminiscent of the classics that started it all. The same passion and raw truth that fueled the likes of Conway Twitty, Keith Whitley, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, and Hank Williams is sewn into the fabric of Richard Lynch. In a world of fabricated country stars, Richard Lynch stands out in the crowd as a proud member of the last of a dying breed, the pure country music artist. An Independent Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Richard’s rock solid country roots span 3 decades; it comes up with the sun each morning, and it settles in the music he writes and the songs he sings.. The spirit of Richard Lynch is that which is attached to the working man’s soul. It’s real and it’s timeless. It’s country, the way country was meant to be. Read More

CD Review: Nathan Mathes – “Anajune Rival”

March 22, 2016  |  No Comments

NATH8Nathan Mathes – Anajune Rival

 URL: http://nathanmathes.com/home.html

Alt-Folk-Indie-Rock singer-songwriter Nathan Mathes comes across in each of his albums with a concise, controlled, work that he has taken the lead to steer into the direction he dictates it to go. Upon reading his ‘home’ page on his website, Nathan reminds those of us who are not the typical clock punchers that the only possibly to remain so is to take complete control over our own creative destinies. Never leaving what we love or cherish in the dirt to be trodden over, nor handed over to someone with grungy hands to mar what is so precious to us. Some might think Nathans calculative ways of creating his own music to be a bit controlling or even OCD, yet when you read about his structure then listen to his music you come away understanding more about him as an artist and what his soul pays heed to. This gift Nathan brings to life is now once again given to his fans, his latest album release Anajune Rival is absolutely breathtaking. Quite a remarkable work of art and the delegations of the process lie solely upon Nathan up to the assistance on mixing with Andy Thiele and the mastering compilation in the hands of Justin Perkins at the Mystery Room Mastering.

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BILLY GRIMA, ED ROMAN, KINDERJAZZ, AND TJ LEONARD NOMINATED FOR 5TH ANNUAL INDIE MUSIC CHANNEL AWARDS

March 21, 2016  |  No Comments

IMCA5logoweekendlogo2MTS Management Group is happy to announce Billy Grima, Ed Roman, Kinderjazz and TJ Leonard have been nominated for the 5th Annual Indie Music Channel Awards. Canadian singer/songwriter, Billy Grima is nominated for Best Pop Song, “Pleasure To Have Met You.” A two-time 2015 IMCA Winner and fellow Canadian artist, Ed Roman is nominated for Best Alternative Song, “I Found God” and Best World Song, “Jamaica.”  Australian big jazz band for kids, Kinderjazz is nominated for Best Children’s Song, “My Baby Loves to Cha Cha.”  Swedish country artist, TJ Leonard is up for Best Country Song with his Top 10 New Music Weekly chart hit, “Remember Those Times.” The Indie Music Channel Awards Ceremony will take place on April 24 2016 at the Clive Davis Theater, located in the Grammy Museum, in Los Angeles, CA. Read More

“Whiskey And Cigarettes Show” Welcomes Top 30 Music Row Artist, Callie Twisselman

March 21, 2016  |  No Comments

whiskey&cigarettes_banner transparentWhiskey and Cigarettes Country Radio Show is happy to announce the airing of their exclusive one-on-one interview with Top 30 Music Row chart artist, Callie Twisselman. Ms. Twisselman joined award-winning host, DJ Nik Bernitz Pizzigoni to talk about her burgeoning career, including her latest EP, “Party Lights” featuring the new single, “Hung Me on the Line.”
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