Music

Speaking from a platform cast in heavy metal power, hip-hop consciousness, & even a little reggae spirit, this Austin, TX. quintet urge for change through conveying a story that’s both personal & universal.

A.J. Channer

Lead Singer-Fire From the Gods-Heavy Metal Band-Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-29-2019

Their kind of honesty has solidified a bond between the Sick Puppies & their fans since day one. To date, their breakout 2nd full-length Tri-Polar has sold more than 500K albums, yielding 2 million single sales including the gold-certified “You're Going Down” as well as rock smashes “Maybe” “Riptide,” & “Odd One.”

Sick Puppies

Australian Rock Band-Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-29-2019

A garage rock band from Louisville, KY. Since their formation in 2014 these guys have been hanging out in basements, backyards, dismantled minivans, music festivals, & rock clubs, writing & performing loud melodic hook-laden rock songs.

Anemic Royalty

Garage Rock Band-Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-29-2019

The Melvins, already known for their shattering mix of punk-meets-metal (including sludge & grunge). To date, they have released 27 original albums, numerous live full-lengths, & far too many to count singles & rarities.

Buzz Osbourne

Co-Founder-The Melvins (A Sludge/Alternative Metal, Grunge, & Punk Rock Band)-Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-28-2019

Checking in at 6-foot one & over 350 pounds, not to mention covered in tattoos, it’s impossible to ignore Jason “Jelly Roll” DeFord in a room & that’s before his booming country-twanged voice enters the conversation!

Jelly Roll

American Rapper-Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-28-2019

Crafting rock hooks with an emotive resonance beyond their years, the scrappy riff-rock trio made their major-label debut before they could legally buy booze!

JUNKBUNNY

Alternative Rock Band-Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-28-2019

Blending musical influences of Punk Rock, Irish Folk, Rock, & Hardcore into one loud, raucous, chaotic sound all their own, Dropkick Murphys sees its stage & microphone, & the audience, as one & the same.

Dropkick Murphys' Guitarist-Tim Brennan

Dropkick Murphys- A Celtic Punk Band-Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-28-2019

Danny Kiranos, better known to the masses as his musical counterpart Amigo The Devil, has been challenging the expectations of traditional folk, country music purists, & rock/extreme metal fans alike.

Amigo The Devil

Eclectic Musician- Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-28-2019

While forming Dead Posey, Danyell Souza & Tony F tapped into an intense creative chemistry while quietly working in the studio for nearly a year to hone in on their sound rather than diving into the live show circuit.

The Dead Poseys

Rock Duo- Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-27-2019

Phil Anselmo is an American musician best known as frontman of the heavy metal bands Pantera, Down & Superjoint.

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals

Heavy Metal Band- Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-27-2019

Pioneers of the big beat genre & innovators of 1990's electronica movement & now ambassadors of the American electronic sound. Once a duo-alongside now retired Ken Jordan, today The Crystal Method lives & breaths as a solo act with co-founder Scott Kirkland at the helm.

Scott Kirkland

Founder-The Crystal Method-Electronic Dance Music

Interviewed: 09-27-2019

A blistering Rock Duo known for their highly energetic live show & incredibly full sound owed to their exhaustive multi-tasking. Cody Bowles drums & sings, while Kevin Comeau plays guitar & plays keyboards with his feet.

Crown Lands

Blistering Rock Duo- Louder Than Life

Interviewed: 09-27-2019

The New York Times called Fish “an impressive blues guitarist who sings with sweet power” & “one of the genre’s most promising young talents.”

Samantha Fish

Samantha Fish- Contemporary Blues Artist-Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-21-2019

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys have a passion for bluegrass, with a heavy touring schedule across the United States/ Europe & a recently signed record deal with the esteemed Rounder Records, the Boys are well on their way to becoming the quintessential bluegrass band of their generation.

C.J. Lewandowski

Founder & Bluegrass Musician- Po' Ramblin Boys-Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-20-2019

Amythyst’s commanding stage presence is matched by her raw & powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant & restless past.

Amythyst Kiah

Eclectic Musical Artist-Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-20-2019

Pearl once again proves how she is every inch a rock chanteuse who seamlessly moves from vulnerable to guttural in one measure. 

Pearl

California Country Music Artist-Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-20-2019

This KY. native creates country music with lyrics that pull from real-life experiences. This approach has garnered a lot of attention as Hannah was named to CMT’s Next Women of Country, as well as 1 of Rolling Stone’s “Artists to Watch.”

Hannah Ellis

Country Music Artist-Hometown Rising

Interviewed: 09-15-2019

Like the great American bands that came before them – new Broken Bow Records duo Everette doesn’t follow trends. Instead, the guys of Everette write what they live, weaving gritty tales of struggle and heartbreak alongside fun-loving stories of escapism & mischief.

Everette

Country Music Artists-Hometown Rising

Interviewed: 09-15-2019

So what do you do if you are an emerging female country artist in Nashville, & also happen to be the granddaughter of musical icon, Willie Nelson?

Raelyn Nelson

The Raelyn Nelson Band-Hometown Rising

Interviewed: 09-14-2019

IMAJ, is a multi-talented Country singer-songwriter, visual artist, novelist, actress & humanitarian. Born in Miami Beach, FL to a model mother & actor father, 80’s TV icon Philip Michael Thomas (Tubbs of Miami Vice).

IMAJ

Country Music Artist-Hometown Rising

Interviewed: 09-14-2019

The songwriting partnership between Bayliss & Cope continues to grow, mature & blossom. “Over time, you find out a person’s strengths and weaknesses, & it just happened to turn out his strengths are my weaknesses, & vice versa.”

The Steel Woods

Country Music Band-Hometown Rising

Interviewed: 09-14-2019

She knew that being a traveling troubadour & committing herself fully to music could be a dangerous choice. “In some ways, I wish I had done it sooner,” she says. “But I’m also glad I have the life experience to help fuel my songwriting & survive life on the road.”

Alice Wallace

Country Music Artist-Hometown Rising

Interviewed: 09-14-2019

“It’s been a tough road getting here & it’s taken longer than I would’ve liked, but I’ve always felt confident in setting & pursuing my goals. That work ethic is what drove me to learn how to play, & to go back out and play another show for ten people. Where I’m from, that’s just what you do—you work.”

Clare Dunn

Country Music Artist-Hometown Rising

Interviewed: 09-14-2019

His richly textured voice is capable of conveying the true emotion of a lyric. Guthrie has opened concerts for the likes of Ed Sheeran, & Selena Gomez, & has performed on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars as well as NBC’s Today Show & The Tonight Show.

Noah Guthrie

Country Music Artist-Hometown Rising

Interviewed: 09-14-2019

American multi-instrumentalist, singer, & composer who was a founding member of alternative rock band R.E.M.

Mike Mills

Co-Founder-Alternative Rock Band R.E.M.

Interviewed: 05-04-2019

Linkin' Bridge is a musical group consisting of Louisville, Kentucky natives Big Rome, Montre Davis, Shon China Lacy, and Elliot Nicholas

Linkin' Bridge

A capella Quartet Singing Group

Interviewed: 05-04-2019

Lead vocalist of the duo Sugarland, alongside Kristian Bush. She sang eth national anthem at the 145th KY. Derby in 2019. Prior to this, she also charted as a duet partner on the country version of rock band Bon Jovi's 2006 single "Who Says You Can't Go Home," a # 1 hit on the  Billboard country charts.

Jennifer Nettles

Lead Vocalist of Duo-Sugarland & American Country Music Singer, Songwriter, & Actress

Interviewed: 05-04-2019

Richardson was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame along with his cousin and bandmate Brian Littrell on April 10, 2015.

Kevin Richardson

Member of the Backstreet Boys Band, American Singer, Songwriter, Actor, & Model

Interviewed: 05-04-2019

American singer, songwriter, & musician from Harlan, KY. Smith began singing in his church choir & continued through his college education. In 2015 he gained natnl. recognition when he won season 9 of the singing competition The Voice.

Jordan Smith

American Singer, Songwriter, Musician, & & Season 9 (2015) of The Voice reality talent show

Interviewed: 05-04-2019

American country music singer and songwriter signed to Curb Records. Brice has released four albums for the label

Lee Brice

American Country Music Artist

Interviewed: 05-04-2019

At age 19, he found a guitar after the death of his grandmother and began learning to play and sing on his own. By his sophomore year of college, he had found a few gigs at some local bars in the Louisville/Lexington, KY area and developed a fan-base that eventually landed him on some of the biggest stages in the business, opening for some of the nation’s hottest stars.

J.D. Shelburne

American Country Music Artist

Interviewed: 05-04-2019

American country music singer, songwriter, and actor. He signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1989, releasing seven studio albums and a greatest hits package for the label between then & 1999, & has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1992.

Travis Tritt

American Country Music Singer, Songwriter, & Actor

Interviewed: 05-04-2019

Eddie Montgomery & Troy Gentry began performing in the 1990s as part of 2 different bands with Montgomery's brother, John Michael Montgomery. Gentry reunited in 1994with Eddie Montgomery after Gentry was unable to find a solo record deal, and Montgomery Gentry was formed in 1999.

Eddie Montgomery

American Country Music Singer

Interviewed: 05-04-2019

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