“Unanswered Questions” by Dylan LeBlanc, not on the album “”Renegade”

“Will we meet again, long after the end?” asks Dylan LeBlanc in the new song “Unanswered Questions,” released via ATO Records on Tuesday. And though the Louisiana native’s latest is a weeper that wrestles with the mystery of what becomes of us when we die, the video feels more like a celebration of what we do in the brief time we’re alive.

Directed by Cal and Aly, the elegant clip shows LeBlanc in his proper element in the studio and on stage. In studio shots, he’s laying down his vocal parts and strumming his acoustic guitar, in addition to watching from the control room as the song’s lush string parts are brought to life. His stage shots, on the other hand, crackle with rock & roll energy, in stark contrast to the plaintive sounds of the song.

“Unanswered Questions” wasn’t included on LeBlanc’s 2019 album Renegade, which was produced by Dave Cobb. Truthfully, it might have sounded like an oddball among that project’s many jangling rockers that sonically referenced Fleetwood Mac, Todd Rundgren, and Tom Petty.

 

copy/pasted from Rolling Stone

 

“Guaranteed Broken Heart” by Karen & the Sorrows, from the album “Guaranteed Broken Heart”

From the new album Guaranteed Broken Heart, out October 18th. Pre-order now at karenandthesorrows.com.

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Directed by David Andrew Stoler
Director of Photography Hiroshi Hara

Music and Lyrics by Karen Pittelman
©Ocean Born Mary Music ASCAP

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“Tequila Cowgirl” by Cherish Lee, from the album “Tequila Cowgirl”

 

 

“Tequila Cowgirl” is about an all American girl- a hard worker; she’s got her head on straight, knows right from wrong and lives by that. She loves Jesus and tequila. She loves her animals and is thankful for what she has. While she doesn’t need a man and won’t share her bed with just anyone, she is looking forward to meeting the right one. Any guy would be considered lucky to bring her home to meet his mama, and every girl wants to be her best friend! The song has an intimate, nostalgic feel to it with a healthy dose of country music.

Cherish Lee has seen how hard the music business is first hand through her father, Johnny Lee (country music legend, Urban Cowboy’s “Lookin’ For Love”) and mother, Charlene Tilton (television sex pot vixen, Lucy Ewing on hit TV show, “DALLAS”). 

“Right Here With You” by Madelyn Victoria

“Sassy and Uplifting…Madelyn Victoria deserves a sincere round of applause for keeping her songs ‘country” – Digital Journal
“She was born to sing country” – Indie Spoonful
“Madelyn’s vocals are truly classic” – Indie Music Plus

 

Madelyn Victoria’s debut single release, “He Only Loves Me on the Dance Floor” reached #1 on the national country AM/FM chart, New Music Weekly, making it one of the biggest debut singles of 2016. The self-penned song won an Akademia Award for Best Country Song in April 2016, earning her numerous other award nominations and a spot on the CMT.com Top 50 Most Popular Artists chart. The video for “He Only Loves Me” reached the Yallwire.com Top 5 Most Watched Videos chart, while her youtube cover of George Strait’s “Amarillo By Morning” received over 100,000 views in just 2 days, after being featured on Country Rebel’s website.

Now, Madelyn returns with her first new music since the release of her self-titled debut album in 2014. “Right Here With You” was written by Madelyn and engineered by Benjamin Levy at The Compound Recording Studio in Austin, TX. The track was produced by Madelyn, her brother, Albert Vallejo, and Ken Tondre, owner of the Compound. “Right Here With You” will be available September via MTS Records, on all major digital download and streaming platforms. A music video release is being planned for fall release.

 

Madelyn Victoria and her band have opened for some of the biggest names in country music, including Easton Corbin, Turnpike Troubadours, Tracy Lawrence, Kevin Fowler, Clay Walker, Josh Thompson, Dustin Lynch, Zac Brown Band, The Charlie Daniels Band, and more. Originally from San Benito, TX, Madelyn also gives back to her community, by volunteering at local Motor Training events for special needs children, singing to the children at hospitals and rehab centers, speaking to at-risk teens, and by starting her own event called “Octave Higher Christmas” for children.

Madelyn is currently enrolled at Full Sail University, earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Business. Recently, she was signed by a talent/acting agency for regional commercials and movies.

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“Locked Out” by Leroy From the North, from the album “Health and Fitness”

 

Locked Out is a real highlight as I’m a total sucker for that Allman Brothers influenced guitar sound

Leroy from the North is the debut solo offering from Eli Wulfmeier a singer/guitarist from Los Angeles by way of Michigan. If the name sounds familiar it s hardly surprising as Eli spent three years as a member of The Wild Feathers; whose 2013, John Jay Joyce produced, debut is a cool slab of Eagles/Jayhawks influenced country rock. Eli s other credits include playing with Katy Rose, Shelby Lynne and Joe Purdy amongst others and he is also a member of female-fronted hard rockers Dorothy. Eli brings all of these influences along for the ride on the five tracks that comprise his Health and Fitness EP

“Fallen Again” by Vandoliers, from the album “Forever”

Today Country Punky Vandoliers style Americana with “Fallen Again”

The two genres’ incongruity stems from punk’s belief in community and country’s reliance on solitude. Yet Vandoliers mediate the two dissimilarities in “Fallen Again”. Vandoliers’ figurative country character is lone and itinerant, detached from any semblance of community. Their misanthrope is one who has

“been reckless, careless and selfish

Foolish in the ways of love

I woke up downtown, concrete face down

Last night I fucked it all up.”

But unlike standard country, Vandoliers see a community as necessary for recuperation, a clear punk tenet. As Fleming sings,

“I’m still breathing

Barely holding on to the end of my rope…Can you spare some water, brother, I am dry

Can you give me a hand, I’ve fallen again

Teach me to breathe

Give me release

I can’t do this alone.”

Vandoliers imbue the classic country figure with punk’s emphasis on community thereby establishing an individualized take on the two genres.

HOT new single from Bonnie Montgomery feat. Rosie Flores “You Can’t Shake”

EXCITED doesn’t begin to describe how we are about “You Can’t Shake” from Bonnie Montgomery featuring Rosie Flores!  These Ameripolitan Award winners (both living in Austin, TX) teamed up to give you a hot rocker perfect for this hot summer weather!  

Press release:
AWARD-WINNING HONKY TONK SONGSTRESS BONNIE
MONTGOMERY SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘YOU CAN’T SHAKE’
New Track Produced by Rockabilly Icon Rosie Flores

Award–winning singer/songwriter Bonnie Montgomery has shared her propulsive new single ‘You Can’t Shake’ to be released digitally on August 9.  Produced by country/rockabilly icon Rosie Flores, the track was recorded at yellow DOG Studios in Wimberley, TX.  Not only does ‘You Can’t Shake’ showcase Montgomery’s artistic versatility and vocal prowess, it also features Flores’ extraordinary guitar shredding.  

Of the song, Montgomery says, ‘You Can’t Shake’ is “a song I wrote about resilience and having a spirit that can’t be broken.  Rosie [Flores] heard it and wanted to cut it with me and produce.  I promptly said ‘hell yes’ and she gave it the full rock-n-roll Rosie Flores treatment.”
 
This is the first new recording from Montgomery since the release of her critically lauded album ‘Forever’ (2018) which drew praise from Paste (“timeless songwriting”), Popmatters (“stunningly authentic, honest-to-goodness songwriting reminiscent of the old country greats”) and more.  The Arkansas native has been touring extensively in support of this release including a continuous run with one of Texas music’s biggest legends, Ray Wylie Hubbard.  In addition, Montgomery recently won the Ameripolitan Outlaw Female of the Year (2016), ACMA Female Vocalist of the Year (2018) and ACMA Americana Artist of the Year (2018/2019).

Though Montgomery is known for her sublime vocals and musical storytelling, the classically trained opera singer also gained notoriety for composing “The Billy Blythe Opera” in 2016. The short-length opera about Bill Clinton’s youth in Hot Springs, AR has earned the attention of The New Yorker, Huffington Post, Christian Science Monitor and more.

 

“…She really sets herself apart from other traditional women of country and her contemporaries.  Bonnie Montgomery is here telling country music that she is strong-willed and has a true outlaw attitude.” –Country Perspective  

“Bonnie Montgomery is a sophisticated bad-ass who was born to sing.”  -Dale Watson
“She got it goin’ on.”  -Ray Wylie Hubbard

“Montgomery’s music sent listeners through time to the era of Patsy, Loretta and the Hanks…not bad for a girl from small town Arkansas.”–No Depression