Tommy Brandt II & Maggie Baugh Win Big at Josie Awards
Congratulations to Tommy Brandt II who took home the Josie Award for Artist of the Year and Maggie Baugh who won the Entertainer of the Year Award in the Young Artist category.
Maggie Baugh Priemiers "Catch Me" Music Video on CMT Music
Check out Cold River Records artist Maggie Baugh's new music video HERE at CMT.com
Lena Stone Premiers Her Single "Nervous" On Radio Disney, Plays Radio Disney Stage at CMA Fest
Radio Disney Country fans can now listen to Lena Stone's new single "Nervous" (and her other writes with Kalie Shorr, "Fight Like a Girl" and "He's Just Not That Into You." Lena is a Nashville based writer and artist who you will be hearing, and seeing, a lot more of soon! Follow here HERE.
Jordyn Yarker Scores Disney TV Role in "Nu Skool Records"
Australian singer and actress Jordyn Yarker, formerly on Nickelodeon's "Bella and the Bulldogs" has landed a lead singing role on the new Disney TV show "Nu Skool Records" about a high school student-run record label.
SmithField Makes Their Grand Ole Opry Debut, Gets Invited Back!
Country duo SmithField sang on the the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage for the first time. They sang their CMT video singles "Good Ol Days" and "Hey Whiskey." Both were cowritten by another client, Casey Derhak. The show continued at The Listening Room after party. You can watch their video for "Hey Whiskey" on the September CMT Music 12 Pack Countdown and read about the song HERE!
Two KKS Voice Studio Clients on The Voice - Peyton Parker & Mary Sarah Choose Team Blake, Reach Top 10, Plays Opry
Ariel ("R-E-L") Frontwoman of Icon For Hire Lands Slot on Warped Tour For Second Year
Ariel, the vibrant and incredibly talented frontwoman for the rock band Icon For Hire, is touring 40 cities on the 2014 Warped Tour. The band's self-titled sophomore album had the highest selling debut in Tooth & Nail Records history. Their music videos top 4 million views on YouTube (check out "Make A Move" here), and Ariel hosts her own iTunes Music Video Podcast (The REL Show) that has ranked #1 for 16 weeks in a row and is ranked top 10 overall. She not only has an exceptional voice, but also writes or cowrites most of the band's material. This Swedish born singer is a fashion designer and personally designs and makes clothing for her own clothing line "Custom Catastrophes." On top of all this, Ariel is the star of DIY Network’s “Sewing With Flames” & HGTV’s ‘Smart Home’ Front Door series. To find out when Icon For Hire is playing near you, check out their website at www.iconforhire.com.
Kristin K. Smith Collaborates with Cheap Trick's Tom Petersson
Kristin K. Smith has spent the last year collaborating with Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer and Cheap Trick bass player Tom Petersson on a rock album designed to help with speech therapy for children with autism. She sings on the tracks and has assisted in recording vocal exercises to be added to the project. The CD release party at East Nashville's Family Wash was a huge success, and the project has gained support from Vanderbilt, the National Music Therapy Association and many others worldwide. Please check it out and get your copy of Tom Petersson's Rock Your Speech at http://www.rockyourspeech.com
Karianne Larson Releases "Present Tense" EP
Find it on iTunes, Spotify and NoiseTrade!
SmithField Signs Deal with Bigger Picture Group in Nashville
"Jennifer and Trey have that "it" factor that you look
for in contemporary entertainers today...definitely one of the more talented duos I have heard in a while!" ~Braeden Rountree, William Morris Endeavors Entertainment, Nashville
Texas country duo SmithField has taken Nashville by storm with their depthful songwriting and soaring harmonies. I am thrilled to be working with this magnetic pair. They have been hard at work writing new material for an upcoming effort with some of the most influential writers, publishing companies and entertainment groups in Nashville. Great tunes, and good fortune has certainly granted them favor in this town, and their momentum is far from slowing down! They have attracted the interest of labels. SmithField is well worth checking out at one of their live shows and on their website www.smithfieldmusic.com
Everett Rae Gains CMT URL with New Video
Whimsical Everett Rae has gained the attention of CMT with her new video, "Gypsy Soul." They have placed her on their list of artists to watch, and given her a CMT webpage. Click HERE to support this amazing singer/songwriter turned artist.
Ava Davis Signs Deal with Patton House Entertainment
A huge congratulations to Ava Davis who recently signed a development & management deal with Andrew Davis, CEO of Patton House Entertainment. I'm so excited for this next chapter in her life. Ava's vocals are flawless and absolutely beautiful.
Jillian Steele Releases "Property" Single & Video. "Find Me" EP NOW Available!
Singer/songwriter Jillian Steele released her EP "Find Me" produced and cowritten by Kristin K. Smith and a behind-the-scenes video of the first single. "Property" is an empowering pop/dance track that is being added by the thousands to playlists across the world. Find her at www.jilliansteelemusic.com and on iTunes/Spotify/SoundCloud.
Lena Stone Cowrites Kalie Shorr's "Fight Like A Girl," Gets Featured Radio Play
SXM The Highway has chosen "Fight Like A Girl" to be their "Highway Find." This places the song in high rotation. It has also been picked up by Radio Disney.
Angel Snow Signs Label & Publishing Deal With Nettwerk Music Group
Morgan's Road "Olde Cumberland" & "Better Than" Videos Featured in Paste Magazine, Huffington Post
Americana band Morgan's Road (KKS Voice Studio clients Ben Woodruff and Skot Bradley) has been busy writing, recording and promoting their new EP. Their hard work has paid off, grabbing the attention of Paste Magazine, Huffington Post and countless other media outlets and blogs. Check out the "Better Than" video here!
Casey Derhak Releases "Back Beat" Music Video and EP
Rae Solomon Signs Record Deal with Cold River Records
Peyton Parker Signs Deal with Grammy Award Winning Producer
Congratulations to 18 year old Peyton Parker who signed a publishing and artist development deal with the Grammy Award winning producer Charlie Peacock and Twenty Ten Music. Peyton joins the company of the Civil Wars, Margaret Becker, Amy Grant, Al Green, Switchfoot, Twila Paris and American Idol's Kris Allen who have all worked with Charlie over the years. She's been busy writing and playing live in both Georgia and Tennessee, and recently played her originals at the famous Bluebird Cafe.
Josh Dorr Signs Deal with Sony Music Nashville
Bethany Sharp Scores Lead in Carrie Underwood Video