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Bridges And Backroads

Jerry Salley has been a part of the Nashville music scene, writing and singing songs since 1982. He was born and raised in the small town of Chillicothe, Ohio. At 18 he signed with SESAC, a song performing rights organization. Upon graduation of the University of Ohio, he moved to Nashville to begin his career in music, landing a job ...

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Color Outside The Lines

Jim Stanard grew up hanging out at legendary music spots like Main Point Coffeehouse in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania where he saw great young musicians like Tom Rush, Doc Watson, and Bruce Springsteen. He saw Bob Dylan in Philadelphia in 1966, and attended Woodstock in 1969. It was an incredible era of music, and Jim fell in love with it. It inspired him play ...

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Big Blue Sky In The Morning

Barbara Jo Kammer knows first hand the journey of addiction recovery, and the fruits of life on the other side of it. After struggling for years, she’s poured her new lease on life and her love for performing music into a career as a music therapist. Not long ago her group, The Hippie Buckaroos, was named among the Best 10 ...

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The Sounds Of Sugarcane Jane

Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee make up the duo Sugarcane Jane. Hailing from the Gulf Coast of Alabama, these two have decades of musical experience between them. Anthony’s career began at the age of 18 when he went to work for Opryland, then on to the Grand Ole Opry with Roy Acuff. He eventually went on tour with artists like ...

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From Pipes To Strings

Glasgow, Scotland is home for singer/songwriter Michael McMillan. Michael has toured the world for nearly 30 years with his music, and earned numerous accolades along the way including album of the year nomination for his album, Cross Country, buy UK Country Music Radio. Stuart Cameron (Hotdisc Radio and TV) called his record, Missing Person, “Quite simply, this is one of the ...

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The Machinist

Military veteran, KC Beck was born in Denver, Colorado, and currently resides just outside of Austin Texas where he’s based his music career since 2005. KC fondly recalls a moment when he was seven or eight years old, being on stage, at a biker toy run. He credits that moment with inspiring him to want to return again as an ...

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The Most Beautiful Queen

Emanuel Dron is from France, and runs a successful whiskey bar in Singapore. It’s a hobby turned profession, and he rather enjoys it. But he says his first love has always been music. It’s those classic rock sounds of groups like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones that gets his excited. “My first love is actually the early artists of ...

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Stripped Down Americana

British-American national, Alternative Country singer, Gram Phillips, who mostly performs as Tupelo Lime, loves to sing what he calls “stripped down Americana.” Gram got his musical exposure hanging out in the San Francisco punk music scene in the 70s and 80s, listening to groups like Flipper, MDC, and Negative Trend. But it was two years in the Trinity mountain region ...

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Country Heart

Charlotte, North Carolina’s Jennifer Lauren – lead singer of the band, Diamonds and Whiskey says she’s been a Carolina girl her whole life; “born and raised here,” she said. “I’ve traveled all over, but this is home. I don’t think I’ll ever leave.” Diamonds and Whiskey says they are a “combination of barroom beauty and backwoods danger, beauty queen and ...

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Sea Green Number Five

California’s Bobbo Byrnes is a storytelling singer/songwriter – his music bountiful with hints and flavors of the beloved 70s AM Gold. His latest release, Sea Green Number 5, is a more intimate approach; a mostly acoustic project, compared to his previous albums. Bobbo is also a painter, and the tracks for this album were recorded in his living room while ...

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