Wanting a song her fans would be able to crank up the radio and sing along to, Megan Golden wrote our Song of the Week ‘Getaway Car.’ A passionate songwriter, Megan loves the way you can organize words people say everyday into something that has a huge life changing impact on another. Knowing a song’s melody is equality important, Megan with the help of Frank Legeay on the drums and Ryan Youmans on bass, found her sound. She hopes her music gives people a positive outlook on life, no matter how scary the world may be. So the next time you’re road trippin’ with your shades on top down rollin’ with the music loud, make sure to jam out to ‘Getaway Car’ which can be found via iTunes and Spotify on her full self-titled EP or by clicking here.
Our 2016 Artist of the Year, Lauren Alaina has released her empowering and highly anticipated album Road Less Traveled at a time when we all need the comfort of acceptance. An album full of personality as well as personal stories of her own, Lauren brings to life her past with bulimia, her father’s alcohol addiction, and her parents’ divorce. Lauren sings each track with pure emotion, appealing to her listeners in the hopes that they too will be able to relate to her experiences.
Road Less Traveled in one emotional rollercoaster. From her song “Three” where she opens up about the pain she’s felt being away from home to her favorite track “Pretty” which encourages young girls to look away from the mirror and embrace their natural beauty; Alaina not only sends a message, but brings you to tears.
Road Less Traveled is unlike any other album on the charts. Standing out with a strong theme of empowerment, positivity, and loving yourself and others, you are sure to learn many valuable lessons by an artist who’s overcome it all and is ready to empower us .
Song of the Week: China Plates
A unique song that reminds us all that there’s more to life than material goods, Jess Chizuk’s hit ‘China Plates’ has earned it’s rightful spot as song of the week.
Finding herself on the floor of her mother’s kitchen looking up at a cabinet full of china, Jess began to write ‘China Plates.’ Viewing the china plates as a symbol of the unnecessary items we become attached to, Jess felt she needed to remind us that we don’t need material goods to bring happiness to our lives, but to be grateful for the path you’re on.
Though originally written as a single backed up by a full band, Jess decided to include ‘China Plates’ on her 2015 album “Lehigh Valley Line” adding a twist of her own to her already popular hit. Removing the band, Jess recorded ‘China Plates’ as an acoustic track with nothing but a the sound of a piano and her own vocals. Despite being stripped down, the new version of ‘China Plates’ sounds pure and vulnerable.
If you enjoyed ‘China Plates’ you can check out the rest of her album “Lehigh Valley Line” here or via her website at www.jesschizukmusic.com.
From her mother singing in the kitchen to her brother banging on the drums in his room, Beth Beighey has been surrounded by music her entire life. Though introduced to the guitar and the piano at a young age, Beth discovered a passion for singing and never looked back. It wasn’t until her mid 20’s when Beth picked up the art of the guitar, long after she had decided to make her passion for singing a career.
Inspired by many from a variety of genres including Led Zeppelin and Grace Potter, country music was not an immediate choice but rather it came to her when she took a job in a country bar. There she fell in love with the sounds of classic country and the storytelling aspect as well. A truth teller, Beth’s music expresses her own personal experiences and even secrets. Knowing someone out there is able to relate to her story, she feels confident in sharing a more personal side of herself.
Taking on the challenge of becoming an artist, Beth found herself beaten down by the pressure and by heartache. But with the help of her producer Matt Geroux who believed in her music, Beth released her new single ‘Just Another Heartache’ on January 7th. Publicist Jenna Heideman later helped Beth expose her music, becoming a real game changer in Beth’s career. With all the publicity Beth was even offered the chance headline a ten day music festival in Switzerland, which is estimated to host over a million fans.
In March Beth is planning on releasing her debut EP, but for now make sure to check out her new single ‘Just Another Heartache’ here.
Get Ready For Maggie Baugh
Young Maggie Baugh was raised in South Florida and quickly become a sensation. By age 16 Maggie had a publishing deal and just this October she performed at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. A singer-songwriter and fiddle player Maggie’s sound is unique. Upon moving to Nashville Maggie has had the opportunity to open for big artists such as Neal McCoy and Old Dominion. Currently Maggie has set sail with Country Cruising and plans to be out on the road again this year.
On January 20th Maggie is ready to release her newest album ‘Catch Me’ which can be preordered on iTunes or by clicking here. You can also find Maggie on Twitter and Instagram @maggiebaugh.