Why not use a good pun for a blog title!
One of the greatest resources for new music from up and coming artists is Twitter. Yes I said twitter. There was a time when I really didn’t use twitter much and would pop on every now and then to see what was going one. But then more artists started using twitter and so I became more active and from there a whole new world of music opened up. I’ve found some of my favorite new artists there!
Fun fact, I discovered Brett Eldredge through Tyler Rich. Tyler and I were following each other and he was trying to win a contest to open for Brett Eldredge, of course I had to look him up and basivally got a 2 for 1 deal! When artists are trying to make a name for themselves the best thing they can do is put themselves out there for people to hear there music. Tyler made sure to send messages about new videos up on YouTube and when he released his EP Valerie (go buy it if you don’t have it!) he ran a social media contest for people to spread the word about his music. I would have done it without the contest because he’s that darn good. I ended up with my very own signed Tyler Rich CD and then he got the jump to the big time with an opening slot with Dustin Lynch. I can’t wait to hear new material from him! Radio is the song that made me fall in love with Tyler's music. Hearing it live gave me chills.
Know who else opened for DL? Chris Lane. I’m not going to lie Chris is probably one of my favorite people out there. He actually started following me first and as I heard his music and was instantly taken by his sound. I may or may not have bought everything he has ever released from iTunes. For all the followers he has, he’s really good about replying to tweets and such. Oh and his snapchat? Worth the follow. I met him in February and he’s seriously the nicest guy ever, we were both sick so I’m pretty sure that makes us best friends! Oh and no one does a mash up like Chris Lane. If you don't find yourself dancing to Fix you should probably get your pulse checked too!
Can we just talk about Morgan Myles for a minute? Ok more like a million minutes. I am so glad we started following each other. This girl is so talented. Like she opens her mouth and you are drawn into listening to her. I’m still trying to figure out how no label has scooped this girl up, if I had one I’d have her signed in a heartbeat! Her EP is titled Miss Morgan Myles and there isn’t a song on there that isn’t good. Whiskey Dreaming is the song we all want to sing to every guy who has done us wrong and tries to make up for it thinking they can get us back. My favorite song is probably We Won’t Go Home or Nobody Does it Better. She also does a ridiculous version of Girl Crush as well. She tries to Periscope her shows which is awesome for those of us not in Nashville. Luckily for us in New England she’ll be in NH in August for the New England Country Music Festival at the Red Hook Brewery. I might ask her to sing the phone book since she would probably slay that too!
One of my favorite groups is Jacob Martin Band. They’re a group of crazy guys who I really think are on the edge of hitting it big! They have a song currently on Sirus XM called Look at What You Started and the video for it is hilarious. It has puppets and singing, I mean what else can you ask for? They often periscope from the van on the road and if you haven’t caught a scope you really should. Mostly for the shout outs to the drummer! My 2 favorite songs are This Ain’t That Kind of Kiss and I Keep Missing. I was in Nashville and they were in Minnesota so I still haven’t seen them live, so I just need them to drive up North so the rest of New England knows how awesome they are!
There are probably a TON more somaybe I’ll start highlighting future superstars on my blog again. Everyone starts somewhere and in the day and age of social media there are so many ways to get your name out there! Get out there and follow people, you may just know the next Kenny, Carrie or Rascal Flatts before anyone else!