Born into a musical family, Amanda Kate can’t remember a time when she wasn’t singing. Taking it back to her roots, Amanda recorded her rendition of George Strait's hit "Someone Had to Teach You" out now.
About Amanda Kate:
With a mom who wrote Christian music and the opportunity to work for Dean Martin and Bob Hope, Amanda was able to pursue music professionally at the age of 16 when she toured with her band. After being told Nashville was where she must take her dreams, Amanda made the move at the age of 23. However, she quickly became homesick and is now making a name for herself in the California country scene. Although having balanced a job with music and being a mom, Amanda quit her job in December to pursue music full time. With champions standing in her corner, such as Tina, the director of the Subaru Country Freedom Festival, Amanda is being given the opportunities she’s been working for. She also makes frequent appearances at The Ranch Saloon and Campus Jax.
With her growing success, Amanda released her latest album on November 8th. The album includes 12 songs dedicated to her mother, who was battling cancer. Including songs written by Amanda and her mother, she sees the album as an opportunity to be her mother’s voice during this hard time. Entitled “Time” to represent how “when you are faced with a limit of time you realize that there is no time like the present,” it’s about time for Amanda to see her career soar.
Follow Amanda on her journey via social media at @amandakatemusic and on her website here.
Ingrid Andress is preparing to drop her debut album Lady Like on March 27th. The album will feature the hit single “More Hearts Than Mine” that charted on Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay Charts. Andress signed with Warner Nashville in 2018, however she has been writing for the stars for much longer.
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Andress grew up homeschooled. She was born into a large family and did not adhere to the norm of traditional definitions. “I’m not trying to be a rebel, BUT I am putting myself on the line, because that’s who I am. The goal is to connect to people, and that moment is all I want” says Andress. She then went on to graduate with a degree in music composition from the Berklee College of Music and perfomed on NBC’s a cappella singing competition, The Sing-Off.
After moving to Nashville, her songwriting skills showed exceptionally bright! She began to collaborate with both pop and country artists. Sam Hunt, Alicia Keys, and Charlie XCX are just a few of the artists that she has collaborated with. Andress has been applauded for her “honest and heartbreaking” lyrics by Rolling Stone and The New York Times described her as “steady, calm, alive.”
Stay tuned for the official release and follow Ingrid on her social media at @ingridandress and on her website https://www.ingridandress.com.
By Haley Moloney
Today Alana Springsteen and Filmore released "Think About You." Alana met Filmore through her father who was his Lyft driver and embarrassingly ran out of gas while driving him, which he had never done before. While stopped at the gas station, Filmore was trying to Shazam one of Alana’s demos that her dad was playing in the car and nothing would pull up for him. Finally Filmore asked who he was playing and Alana’s dad proudly told him that it was his daughter and she was the reason why he and their family of six moved to Nashville years ago. Filmore told her dad that he was an artist too and would follow her giving his social media handle. Her dad recognized the name as Alana was already a fan of his at this time. Filmore attended Alana’s debut EP release show in June and became such a fan that he invited her out on tour with him shortly following.
“If you had told me a year ago I was gonna be releasing a song with Filmore this month, I probably wouldn’t have believed it. The second I heard his voice on this song I fell in love with it even more! Such a dream collaboration for me and I can’t wait for the world to hear it," Alana exclaims.
Listen to "Think About You" here.
Hasting & Co. pay tribute to the morning after and Sunday brunch parties after a wild night out in their new video "Brunch Drunk." Packed with White Claws, mimosas, and donuts the bright fun new video perfectly encapsulates Sunday Funday.
In an interview with CMT, the duo explains that the idea for the song came from hearing all the crazy stories from friends and fans about wild bachelorette parties and the brunches that followed the next day. "We wanted all of the props to be over-the-top and the coloring to be bright," Logan says. "We wanted to stay true to our country roots, but push the envelope. The video is meant to be a three-minute escape. It’s meant to feel like one big party." I hope you enjoy the clip, and also be sure to keep an eye out for a cameo from Jed Wyatt, the controversial winner of last year's shocking season of The Bachelorette! For more info about Hasting & Co. be sure to check out their online EP here: http://hastingco.com/epk
Born and raised in Ontario, Canada to two musical parents, Callie McCullough was destined to be an artist at a young age. Often on the road with her mother touring, she later started a band with her mom which lasted for eight years. At the age of 24, Callie made the move to Nashville to pursue her own path. Callie’s music has a traditional sound that takes her back to her roots growing up to Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, and Carol King.
With the songs and a vision, Callie is set to release her solo album “After Midnight” on March 27th. The six-song is emotional and eclectic. "After Midnight" also features first-class picking from members of the Grammy-winning bluegrass band Union Station and western-swing super group The Time Jumpers. The result is a collaborative and intimate EP that laces McCullough's voice with touches of dobro, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and acoustic guitar, mixing the fresh energy of a rising star with the finesse of a hotshot backing band. The title track is about a midnight in Paris. The music video to accompany the song will have a romantic and cinematic feeling.
Stay tuned for the official release and follow Callie on social media at @CallieMcMusic and on her website https://www.calliemccullough.com/.