THE YOUNG FABLES KICK OFF PROJECT 615'S BUS SESSIONS

In a world where content is king, it seems everyone these days is producing a live music "Sessions" of some sort. Popular garment company Project 615 has gone the extra step to stand out from the crowd. The Music City trend setters have gutted an old VW van and sound proofed the interior to roll out "The Bus Sessions". Equipped with three interior cameras, the bus takes route on the streets of Nashville while popular artists take a back seat to perform live versions of their singles in front of the cameras. It may sound a little random, but conversation is everything, and the company's branding will surely benefit from the project.

Project 615 has trusted their maiden slot to buzzing Americana/Country duo The Young Fables Check it out! Stay tuned for future releases and discover some of the hottest acts in town. Heck, visit one of their locations and pick up a tee shirt while you're at it! 

STEEL UNION TO APPEAR AT THE COUNTRY

One of Nashville's most coveted trios, Steel Union, emerges from a brief hiatus to perform at THE COUNTRY with Brandon Ray. Vocalist Rachel Potter has not wasted any time getting back into the swing of things after giving birth to her first child in December of 2016. Heck, just last week the ex-Broadway sensation could be found working the red carpet at The Tony Awards. 

Now the trio, also featuring Donny Fallgatter and Josh Matheny, is back in action dusting the runway for their highly anticipated release. Tonight's showcase will take place at THE COUNTRY. Despite the establishment's name, the venue is one of Nashville's most genre-diverse homes.

Pull up your boots and hit the town for what will likely be a showcase that will remain on the tongues of Steel Union followers for a good time to come.

KENNY FOSTER NAMED TO ROLLING STONE'S TOP 10 COUNTRY ARTISTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Chris Stapleton and Kenny Foster might just have a few things to mull over while sharing a beer at a local pub.

When Chris Stapleton won the triple crown at the 2015 CMA Awards, many country music fans around the world offered an understandable diagnosis, "That guy came out of NOWHERE!".  Well, that might be true, if you consider countless years of offering his voice to hundreds of Nashville's elite demo sessions and a rigorous tour schedule with The Steeldrivers, "nowhere".

The modern record industry is a landscape where many of the most promising voices in music are never fully recognized by the lucrative reach of mass media, but that doesn't mean they don't embody the same skill sets as the ones that are. Anyone on the ground floor of Nashville's songwriting community will tell you that the scene contains an army of talented individuals who fit the description to a T. 

One such soldier is prolific singer/songwriter, Kenny Foster. The Missouri-born talent moved to Nashville 14 years ago and has been beating the streets with his unique storytelling gift and strong, yet calming voice, ever since. Like Stapleton, Foster has put in more than his 10,000 hours, penning numerous songs with classes of new artists as well as a list of established names.

2017 marks the year for Kenny's long awaited arrival as the frontman of his own craft. Having written nearly 500 songs over the course of just a few years, Foster decided to embark on the daunting task of releasing his very own album, independently. The result is a praiseworthy collection of anthems entitled "Deep Cuts" that will immediately register with your heart as a body of mature work that deserves the attention it demands.

Find a quiet room, pop in those earbuds, and allow Kenny Foster to be your guide through a masterpiece of mantras and lessons-learned that feel hand-delivered by an artist just named to Rolling Stone's Top 10 Country Artists You Need to Know.

 

 

 

 

TYF RELEASES AMERICA'S MORNING SHOW PLAYLIST

The swelling buzz surrounding The Young Fables is only getting stronger. Now the duo has partnered with the countrywide radio show America's Morning Show with Ty, Kelly and Chuck to release a playlist featuring all of the duo's performances on the Ten Minute Tune segment. 

The media conglomerate regularly presents The Young Fables with a lofty challenge. THE RULES: The Young Fables arrive in the studio and the hosts of the show answer random calls from listeners who propose on-the-spot subjects for a song. The duo is given only TEN MINUTES to write and rehearse the song before returning to perform LIVE ON AIR to the entire country! We're positively confident you'll be blown away with the results.  

DEBI BATZ RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE "ROLLERCOASTER"

Pop/Rock siren DEBI BATZ releases her debut single "ROLLERCOASTER". The track marks the first peek of what is to come from the young starlet, who plans to follow the drop this summer with her debut EP entitled "PT.1".  If the EP's title is any indication of strategy, it may be safe to assume she's holding more than the attention of her followers.

Fans of the icy-eyed vocalist have been eagerly awaiting new material for over three years. Now it seems their patience will be pleasantly rewarded in the form of multiple releases.

The daughter of IRON MAIDEN lead guitarist Alf Batz, Debi is no stranger to fusing high energy performance with thought provoking lyrics. Surprisingly, it seems to come easy for her. In a recent interview with the popular web-jockeys at Nashville Unsigned, Debi boasts, "we wrote Rollercoaster in literally 45 minutes... it was super-easy to write and lots of fun." She went on to offer some insight regarding her hiatus from the industry, "I am a perfectionist... I've looked for that perfect plan and I've realized that there's no such thing, and sometimes you just gotta say f**k it...and not worry about what people think. "

We think people are going to think the same thing we are thinking..."I can't stop thinking about that song."

HTE WELCOMES ALAINA CROSS TO THE HOPE TREE COLLECTIVE

Every once in a long while you stumble across an artist with such innate talent that you become wrapped around their finger before even reaching the chorus of the first song. Well, consider us delightfully tangled. 

Hope Tree Entertainment is proud to welcome powerhouse singer, Alaina Cross to the Hope Tree Collective as she steps into the spotlight with her haunting electronic-infused pop. Cross’ latest single “6 FT” will surely answer the big-voice, pop-hungry cry that echoes deep in your soul.

Check out the official music video freshly released on VEVO, and you’ll immediately discover why we are absolutely thrilled to call her one of our own.

 
 

TYF RELEASE PRINCE TRIBUTE TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM

The Young Fables extended their streak of front page coverage from The Boot last week with their latest social content release. This time the duo celebrated the anniversary of Prince's passing with a special cover of the icon's mega-hit ballad "Purple Rain".

For many, the video was the first significant online peek at Wes Lunsford's vocal and lead guitar efforts. The seven and a half minute rendition provides Lunsford the opportunity to spread his wings on his signature Telecaster and expose the chops he has been hiding. The extended guitar solo, chockfull of the song's familiar melody lines, can engage even the most novel of guitar fans with an almost acrobatic display of fretwork. Observing all the while is Laurel Wright with eyes of admiration. The duo's rendition is Lunsford-centric, but hardly void of the sweet bedding vocals of Wright to which fans of The Young Fables have grown accustomed.

The performance was captured by producer Brett Ryan Stewart at the Sound Shelter in Franklin, TN and aided by an impressive rhythm section composed of Jamie Rogan (drums/percussion) and Brad Shapiro (bass). 

Video production and direction was handled by Patryk Larney for Hope Tree Entertainment.

ALICIA MICHILLI ANNOUNCES TUB TALK

"Tub Talk" is the merging brainchild of Hope Tree Entertainment founder and CEO, Patryk Larney, and America's Got Talent season 10 finalist Alicia Michilli.

The short-form online vlog will deliver a series of interviews with independent artists in the curious setting of a claw-foot bathtub. Alicia, clad in swimwear, intends to leverage her bubbly personality to infuse humor and an interest in Music City's artist community with just a drop of sex appeal.

Click the video above for a sneak peek at the fun! 

THE YOUNG FABLES RELEASE "COMPLETELY" ON CMT

The Young Fables have partnered with CMT to deliver the exclusive premiere of their latest official music video “Completely”. Filmed and produced in Nashville, TN by Hope Tree Entertainment, the video highlights the powerful patience of true love.

Crooning “I’m waiting / I know you’re chasing / Something that you don’t know / I can be impatient / But, Baby / You’re just one thing I won’t let go / No rush / This is right where I’ll be / Until you love me completely”, singer Laurel Wright strolls amidst the hustle and bustle of Broadway. Eyes fixed on the camera and seemingly disinterested in the swirling celebration around her, Laurel displays focus, while counterpart vocalist and guitarist Wesley Lunsford observes the distractions at hand. Eventually, the two musicians meet one another in the middle (fittingly at the doorstep of Tootsies Orchid Lounge - site of an early and noteworthy collaboration from the duo) culminating in a romantic and intimate moment, chock full of circling camera edits and the trade of an authentic gaze fit for Disney.

Leading actress Cassie McCown, kicks off the video’s storyline when she discovers the magical setting of Goorin Bros hat shop, while window-shopping in the neighborhood. Playing on the age old idiom “trying on all the hats”, Cassie auditions the vast collection of headwear, frustrated with the fruitless and uninspiring results. It is only when she ultimately discovers the comfortable, yet misplaced, news-boy hat of the leading actor, does she experience her “Goldilocks” moment. The verse of the video bares witness to the inner struggles of leading actor Gabriel Hooker, as he tends to the speakeasy bar AMARI, donning the grey cap. Drawing strong parallels to the lyrical message, Cassie reluctantly sets down the champion hat with a smile and turns fate over to the hands of the universe.

The treatment clearly illustrates the tumultuous nature of unrequited love and the difficult lesson that "timing" may be the most significant ingredient in the genesis of a potential relationship.

Directed by Patryk Larney (Hope Tree Entertainment) and captured by DP Stephen Byrum of Youngblood Films, the video seems to jump off the screen with fresh imagery and thought provoking substance.

Hair and Makeup was provided by Chrissy Yoder of I Can Make You Blush and wardrobe was carefully curated by celebrity stylist Payton Dale of The Payton Project. Wesley Lunsford wears an antique western bow tie laced with rhinestones from a classic cowboy era. Laurel Wright’s dress, originally designed for Lady GaGa’s “Joanne” tour reflects a classic country style while airing a modern flair with sheer sleeves.

MORGAN CLARK LAUNCHES NEW WEB/BRAND/LOGO

Look out Nashville, here comes New Hampshire native, Morgan Clark ! 

Morgan plans to release her long awaited self-titled debut EP, April 22nd at THE CITY WINERY in Music City, USA. The Nashville release will feature five studio recorded efforts from the songwriting bank of a unique siren whose style is as distinct as her magnetic demeanor. Don't be surprised if you catch yourself helplessly humming the catchy hooks of her earthy-pop project. 

Hope Tree Entertainment is more than happy to welcome Morgan Clark to the ranks of the Artist Collective.

THE SECRET BEHIND LAUREN RILEY'S EFFECTIVE "WANTED" VIDEO

Nashville newcomer Lauren Riley lands firmly on her feet with her debut release "Wanted", a song Riley penned with Joel Heumann and Melissa Fuller. Originally hailing from Arizona, this classically trained vocalist delivers a unique brand of Pop-Soul-Country. Now available on all staple platforms, the red-headed mini DIVA is grabbing attention with her raspy and instantly-recognizable vocal stylings. 

Last week Riley debuted an official music video for "WANTED". The exclusive release was distributed by the leading country blog "The Boot".  In a country scene flooded with bottle blonde sirens serenading tired old railroad tracks and country bros nursing red SOLO cups on tailgates, it is refreshing to witness a singer/songwriter with a fresh creative flair. The video depicts Riley attempting to engage an inattentive and stone faced leading man (Bryant Lowry) while wrestling with the proverbial security blanket. The magic of the work lies in simple manipulation of the footage. Riley shares a dance with a sheer curtain and the clips are run in reverse creating an eye-catching and interesting visual that stays faithful to the mood of the track. It's an unforgettable treatment that stands as a promising reminder that the secret to shareable content is more likely a clever idea than a massive budget.

Bravo, Ms. Riley. We're looking forward to getting our eyeballs on some more stuff.

ANDREA DAVIDSON SIGNS WITH WARNER BROS RECORDS

Nashville multi-instrumentalist and prolific singer/songwriter Andrea Davidson used her pen in a different way this week when she offered her signature to a partnership with Warner Brothers Records. The agreement came after a long many years perfecting the unique sound that is distinctively Andrea.

Andrea recently completed a residency at Nashville's famous "The Basement" where she dropped a sneak peak of what to expect from her upcoming record currently being tracked by industry powerhouse Jay Joyce (Emmy Lou Harris, Little Big Town, Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, Brothers Osborne, the list goes on....and on ....and on).

We could not be happier for the young starlet and the profound message she carries. Congratulations, Andrea, ...and oh yeah, we'll be here for anything you might need. ;) 

LUCIE SILVAS RELEASES "FIND A WAY" VIDEO COLLABORATION TO VEVO

Hope Tree Entertainment helped Lucie Silvas capture a live performance featuring Brothers Osborne hubby John Osborne and the soulful pop group The Shadowboxes.  The video was shot in East Nashville, TN is now available for viewing on VEVO.  

Lucie Silvas and The Shadowboxes delivered a memorable performance of the collaboration before a full house on July 23rd at the Ryman Auditorium. 

Video produced by Patryk Larney for Hope Tree Entertainment in association with Stephen Byrum of YoungBlood Films (DP).