Young Cowboy Rick Elliot Proves Classic Country Music Is Still Alive!

rickThe eighteen-year-old country cowboy, Rick Elliot is debuting his signature country sound to the world with his enchanting voice. “West of the Rockies” marks the first single off his forthcoming EP due out later this year.  “West of the Rockies” is now available for download on iTunes.

Benevolently opening “West of the Rockies” with seductive strings and a hypnotic beat, Rick Elliot sings, “some people call me an outlaw, I am a free living man, I am a modern day cowboy, trying to live off the land”, which encompasses the entire persona of Rick Elliot and his musical being. You can look for the honest grit in his voice that is advanced well beyond his years and striking lyrical content of timeless country themes. With a deep voice that is uncompromising, Elliot sings of love, booze and living off the land in the spirit of a true modern-day country artist.

Penned by the cowboy himself, the track is the outcome of being holed up with a broken leg with nothing to do but write. Elliot says the track is, “about the West and the struggles of living like a modern day cowboy.  It makes the statement that we are rebelling against mainstream country and the ‘Nashville Rash’.”  The track was produced by Oingo Boingo member John Avila (Mariachi El Bronx, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real) and recorded in San Gabriel at Avila’s Brando’s Paradise. Final touches came from the mastering sensation Gavin Lurssen (T Bone Burnett, Foo Fighters/Sonic Highways).

Rick Elliot is in a fight to prove old school country music still exists, but in a more modern sound.  Giving a nod to his country music heroes like Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard; Elliot is merging those traditional country music roots with his own.  Drawn to the piano as a child, Rick Elliot started his journey as an emerging musician with the black and white keys.  With his curiosity bellowing from there, Elliot quickly grasped the fundamentals and advanced into a young child prodigy.  It was only a matter of time until he was introduced to the country greats and his passion intensified, as he experimented with songwriting.  As a multi-instrumentalist, Elliot has also leant his piano and guitar skills to all the tracks on his upcoming releases.  2015 marks a monumental moment in Rick Elliot’s journey as he prepares to unveil his unparalleled sound with “West of the Rockies.” Mature well beyond his years, Rick Elliot has shared the stage with The Marshall Tucker Band as well as his idol’s son, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.

Take a shot of Jack and saddle up for the ride of the country crusader, Rick Elliot starting with “West of the Rockies.” The single is now available on iTunes.  Track the journey of Rick Elliot at Facebook.com/RickElliotMusic.

AwesomenessTV Presents New Docu-Series ‘Road To Nashville’ — See The Trailer!

 

roadThe top channel for teens, AwesomenessTV, will be airing a new docu-series called Road to Nashville. The series is set around the country music capital Nashville, Tennessee where five young and talented musicians will pursue their big dreams of becoming country music stars.

The cast of Road to Nashville include Nashville local Conner Sweet, X-Factor contestant Chase Goehring and 13-year-old Shyanne Wilson. These teens will learn first-hand about what it takes to go for their dreams, but they won’t be alone. They receive great help in the form of renowned vocal coach Renee Grant-Williams, who has worked with professionals like Miley Cyrus and Tim McGraw.

In addition to Road to Nashville‘s premiere, Last week it was announced that, for the next year, Google and YouTube will be hosting a series of public music workshops within Nashville in order to help local artists, songwriters and music industry executives utilize YouTube’s music tools for online growth and success. These workshops will focus on creator education, integrations across YouTube, Google Play and Google +, audience development and music publishing.

Road to Nashville will launch beginning on October 18th on AwesomenessTV on YouTube! Check out the trailer for the upcoming docu-series below!

Lucy Hale, Taylor Swfit + More In ‘Country Weekly’ Most Beautiful Woman Poll!

countryWho is country music’s most beautiful woman? That is the question Country Weekly has been asking recently. With so many country women out there today such as Lucy Hale, LeAnn Rhimes and Hillary Scott, it’s not easy to choose just the one, but that’s why they want your opinion!

So, which lovely lady do you think deserves the title of Country’s Most Beautiful Woman? Will it be one of the classic beauties like Dolly Parton or Reba McEntire? Or will a new generation like Taylor Swift or Lucy Hale outvote everybody?

Make sure to get your vote in now on Country Weekly’s website HERE.

 

Happy Birthday, Hunter Hayes!

Hunter Hayes is 23 today! 9/9/14.

Hunter Hayes is 23 today! 9/9/14.

Country singer and actor Hunter Hayes is turning 23 today! He is the only child of Leo and Lynette Hayes. His musical career began at age four when he appeared on the Nickelodeon show, Figure It Out. He has also acted in films like My Dog Skip and The Apostle.

Happy Birthday, Hunter from all of us here at TeenInfoNet!

Lucy Hale Releases Sneak Peak Of “Lie A Little Better” Music Video!!!

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Last month, Lucy Hale released her newest studio album, “Road Between“. Off the album, she has been working on filming a music video for the song, “Lie A Little Better“. The official music video will be released on CMT and MTV a week from today, July 29th.

CMT released a Teaser 2 of the music video which can be found here. Make sure you stay tuned for any more teasers, and for the official release!

Also make sure you follow her on TwitterInstagramMain YouTubeVEVO YouTube, and her Website to stay updated!

Abi Ann Releases “One Last Tear” Official Music Video

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The effervescent country superstar, Abi Ann is releasing the music video to her smash hit, “One Last Tear”. Taking a break from her hectic tour schedule with Above Seclusion and IM5 on the It’s Getting Weird tour, Abi shows off her acting skills in the charming breakup video now onYouTube.

Showing off her more mature appearance and charming personality, Abi Ann is proving that she is a strong, independent young woman and resilient enough to make it through the heartbreak. Cruising down the backcountry roads in her car, Abi is resolute to leave her negative relationship in the past and put the future in her own hands.  Keeping the imagery simple, the music and story are at the forefront of this departure video as she sheds her past. Directed by Cumbia Films, the video shows the aftermath of a young woman’s break up and her ability to stay strong and move on.

The upbeat song focuses on the forward-looking manner of getting over a relationship, proving to be a relatable and empowering break-up song that stands out amongst the typical songs about the end of a relationship. Her soaring vocals are once again on display with a hypnotizing melody and catchy beat. “One Last Tear”, written by Abi Ann, Jill Krachmer, Jillian Farrar, Peter Waldman and produced by Buddy Hyatt and Jillian Farrar, was recorded at The Tracking Room in Nashville, TN.

2014 has been a monumental year thus far for Abi Ann.  This year, she took home four awards at the Indie Music Channel Awards including Teen Artist of the Year across all genres.  She headlined the largest anti-bully rally in her hometown of Midland, Texas along with Kenton Duty (Disney’s Shake It Up) this year as well continuing her platform to stop bullying. Not to mention, securing a spot in the tour opening for Above Seclusion and IM5, where she is performing as part of the It’s Getting Weird Tour. IM5 is a five-man musical act being developed by Simon FullerJamie King and Perez Hilton. Abi is no stranger to performing; her Daydreaming tour was a huge success, as she traveled from Texas to California promoting her release with thousands of fans. Abi also previously joined JNFEs’ No Bully National Tour, where she interacted with her fans and collected new fans in between, while supporting one of her most passionate platforms, anti-bullying. Abi turned her personal experiences with verbal bullying into fuel for songwriting, and became an anti-bullying advocate.

Abi Ann continues to strive for the music that will relate to fans of all ages. Watch for new music coming this summer and fall from this country artist. Purchase her single, “One Last Tear” on iTunes, and check out the newest video here.  Keep up with her at her website www.abi.fm.

Check out Abi’s official music video for “One Last Tear” below:

Country Artist, Amanda Lamb Releases New Single “We Were Here”

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Country artist, Amanda Lamb just released a new single, “We Were Here”.  The upbeat single marks her debut as a country artist, since making the move from the pop and AC genres early last year.  “I’ve always been a country-girl at heart, and this is the first step to accepting who I am and wanting to share my stories,” Lamb says about her new direction. “I grew up listening to country music. When I was a competitive horseback rider, my trainer would blast country as we tacked and untacked our horses. Those times are my fondest memories of that chapter of my life.” “We Were Here” is now available on iTunes!

Produced by Nashville heavy-hitter Kent Wells (Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire), “We Were Here” explores the idea of taking risks, living loudly and unapologetically. At the tender age of 20, Amanda is able to give us a unique look into life from her point of view. Amanda reveals her emotional intensity in songs of yearning, heartbreak and courage. Her songwriting process includes working with accomplished collaborators, Bill Diluigi and Melissa Bollea of Rhyme Partners. Featuring a skillful collective of Music City players, Amanda’s experience in Nashville is what she’s been looking for all along. “I just love the vibe,” she says of the famous musical community, “Nashville has such an appreciation for original music.”

The country songstress is driven and determined with an old-soul and a passionate sound to share. “Country music feels more comfortable than anything I have ever done,” she says. “It feels like home.”

Be sure to download her new single, “We Were Here” available on iTunes. Keep up with all things Amanda Lamb by visiting her websitewww.AmandaLambMusic.com.

Lucy Hale’s Grand Ole Opry Dream Comes True–Pics Here!!

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If you are a country music fan and aspire to be a performer then one of your dreams has to be to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. To a country music performer it is an honor just like a heavy metal band playing Madison Square Garden.

If Lucy Hale had this dream then it came true for her last night, June 21st, as she performed at the iconic and historic venue. Lucy performed songs from her very first country album titled ‘Road Between”

This had to be an awesome experience for her and we congratulate her on making one of her dreams come true. We bet she was on Cloud 9.  Check out some more amazing photos of Lucy at the Grand Ole Opry below.

Lucy looked stunning wearing a Dionea Orcini rose gold semiramis ring paired with a multi tiered white dress. The 24 year old singer and actress first started singing along with the radio to her favorite Martina McBride, Faith Hill and Shania Twain songs. While she made her mark early on as an actress, best known for her role on the hit ABC family drama “Pretty Little Liars”, she is eager to share her longtime love for music with her debut album.

To get Lucy’s look you can check out Dionea Orcini’s line of jewelry here:  http://dioneaorcini.com/

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Get Tickets To See Lucy Hale On Opry!

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Get your tickets to see Lucy Hale on Grand Ole Opry at http://Opry.com ! She will be performing on the show in just one more week!

Carrie Underwood Stuns In JACOB & CO. JEWELRY At The Samsung Hope For Children Gala

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Country star Carrie Underwood opts for a chic black and white printed cocktail dress paired with Jacob & Co. white diamond, white gold earrings and tennis bracelet at the Samsung Hope for Children Gala held at Cipriani Wall Street. Underwood recently gave a killer performance alongside friend and fellow country superstar Miranda Lambert at the 2014 CMT Music Awards and came home with an award for “Video of the Year”.

For all the latest styles in fashion jewelry, check out: www.jacobandco.com

Photo Credits: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images North America

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