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Jeremy Parsons Pays Tribute to the Late John Prine

Jeremy Parsons

The top 20 iTunes charting country/americana singer-songwriter has released a newly written and recorded tribute to the late John Prine.

John Prine Passes

SAN ANTONIO, TX, USA, April 10, 2020 — When renowned singer-songwriter John Prine died on April 7th, 2020, it left many people in shock. Prine had been a hero to so many, and an inspiration to a generation of songwriters. One in particular was Top 20 americana/country artist and songwriter, Jeremy Parsons. Read more →

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How Does Eli Young Band Stay In Step With Fans

Eli Young Band

How Does Eli Young Band Stay In Step With Fans?

Eli Young BandSome artists might cringe when presented with an old publicity photo to sign during a backstage meet-and-greet or at CMA Music Festival — but not the members of Eli Young Band.

For guitarist/lead vocalist Mike Eli, bassist Jon Jones, drummer Read more →

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Breelan Angel – New Artist Spotlight – CMA Close Up by Bob Doerschuk on Nashville Rocks

Breelan Angel

Breelan Angel

Breelan Angel

You’re a strong young woman who loves going out with friends. Yet you know that even this simple plan can be like weaving between roadblocks, many of them strangers asking for your phone number.

 

Breelan Angel’s It’s My Turn offers a map through this obstacle course. Produced by Dwight Baker for MisBhavin’ Records, it suggests that empowerment is a major draw to the “girls’ night out” experience, whether as a declaration of well-earned independence on the title cut (written by Angel, Greg Barnhill and Joanna Cotten), anticipation of an upcoming San Marcos, Texas, idyll in “Feeling No Pain” (Angel and Clay Mills), a confrontation with a rival for her man’s attention on “Walk of Shame” (Angel and Shane Stevens) or going face-to-face with a barfly who’s being just a little too friendly on “Real Good Night” (Angel and Rachel Thibodeau).

 

But that last song is deceptive: When the beat slows and stops and Angel speaks directly to the guy, her message is optimistic about what may — or may not — follow. It’s more about hope than hostility. Her treatment of this encounter is surprising — and assuring. The Baytown, Texas, native appears to be co-writing from experience on each of these 10 tracks. (Of course, Angel could have written as well about the time she spent at Southern Methodist University or mulling over the idea of studying law, but that somehow sounds less inspirational.) And if it’s imagination more than real-world events that underlies her songs, that says even more about her insight and empathy.

 

IN HER OWN WORDS

 

SONG YOU WOULD LOVE TO COVER

 

“‘Crazy,’ by Patsy Cline. I’m a sucker for the oldies!”

 

PET PEEVE

 

“I hate when people leave wet towels on the floor.”

 

DREAM DUET PARTNER

 

“Definitely George Strait. It would be the biggest honor to get to sing with him.”

 

PHRASE YOU FIND YOURSELF SAYING OVER AND OVER

 

“’Good goat’ – it’s something I always say instead of ‘good grief’ or ‘oh, my gosh.’”

 

TITLE FOR YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY

 

Glass Half Full.”

 

On the Web: www.BreelanAngel.com

 

On Twitter: @BreelanAngel

 

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