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    Indie Artists & Bands 2020

    This is our very special Indie Artists issue 2020. So much has changed in the world since our last issue that dealt with independent artists and bands that it is almost overwhelming to ponder.  Most certainly whether you are a major label artist or an independent you’ve had plenty of time to reevaluate and go […]

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    2020 New Music Awards Winners

    To say that things have changed since we last published an issue of New Music Weekly would be an understatement. It seems that out of the blue all of us here in the U.S.A. and around the world have been thrown a curve-ball the likes of which we have never seen in our lifetime. As […]

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    New Music Weekly Magazine Reveals 2020 New Music Awards Winners

    New Music Weekly has announced the winners for their 2020 New Music Awards. Maren Morris, Sam Smith & the Jonas Brothers are among the many major label artist winners while independent artists December Rose, Benny Marsella, and Linards Zarins are among numerous indie artists that elevated as NMA Winners. New Music Awards administered an “open […]

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    2020 NMA Closing In On Awards Announcement

    The voting deadline to determine the winners for the 2020 New Music Awards is fast approaching. Artists, labels and industry professionals should take advantage of the final few days to help make their voices heard.  To participate and be a part of the voting process please visit the NMA website here. The final list of winners will […]

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    New Music For 2020 & NMA Nominations

    Welcome to our first edition of 2020. From the looks of what has been happening around here we can already tell that it’s going to be a truly amazing year in music. The first quarter is always the very best time for new music to surface. Holiday music is put back in the Christmas library, […]

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    Bon Jovi: Back at Radio with “Limitless” Strength

    Bon Jovi formed in 1983 in Sayreville, New Jersey. The band consists of singer Jon Bon Jovi, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. Previous bassist Alec John Such was dismissed in 1994, and longtime guitarist and co-songwriter Richie Sambora left in 2013. In 1984 and 1985, Bon Jovi […]

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    Little BIG Town: American Country Icon

    Little Big Town is one of our favorites here at New Music Weekly. This American country music group was founded in 1998 is, comprised the same four members since its founding: Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman (née Roads), Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook. Their musical style relies heavily on four-part vocal harmonies, with all four members […]

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    Billie Eilish: Leaps Into U.S. Radio & Comes Out Big Winner

    Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell was born December 18, 2001. This sudden superstar, an American singer and songwriter was born and raised in Highland Park, Los Angeles, she began singing at a young age. She gained a following in 2016, when she released her single “Ocean Eyes” on SoundCloud, subsequently released on the record labels […]

  • RASCAL FLATTS: Expert Musicianship, Razor-Sharp Vocals

    RASCAL FLATTS: Expert Musicianship, Razor-Sharp Vocals

    Rascal Flatts formed in Columbus, Ohio, in 1999. It is composed of lead vocalist Gary LeVox, his second cousin Jay DeMarcus on bass guitar, and Joe Don Rooney on guitar and banjo. DeMarcus is also a brother-in-law of country music singer James Otto, and formerly one-half of the Christian music duo East to West. From […]

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    Lil Nas X: Pushing Back Against The Music Industry Grain

    Lil Nas X aka Montero Lamar Hill was born in Lithia Springs, Georgia, a small city outside of Atlanta. His parents divorced when he was six, and he settled in the Bankhead Courts housing project with his mother and grandmother. Three years later, he moved in with his father north of the city in Austell, […]

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    Country Artist Rob Georg Is On The Move

    Rob Georg is “on the move” from Mainstream to Country with his current hit single “This Ain’t My First Rodeo”. Throughout his life, music has been Georg’s constant companion, comforting him in gloomy times and inspiring him in happy times. For Georg, there is no better way to express feelings than singing accompanied by his […]

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    Max: A Top Pop-Star To Watch

    Maxwell George “Max” Schneider was born June 21, 1992. Known professionally in music as MAX, he’s not only a successful recording artist but also a songwriter, actor, dancer and model. Since 2015, he has been signed to DCD2. Schneider was raised in Woodstock, New York and began performing at age three. He actually got his […]

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    Kelsea Ballerini: On The Way To The Top

    Kelsea Ballerini grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her father, Ed, a former sales manager for a country radio station, is of part Italian descent. At 19, she signed a deal with Black River Entertainment. In late 2014, she released her debut single “Love Me Like You Mean It”, which debuted on the Country Airplay chart […]

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    Runaway June: Building at radio, Gaining fans

    We have been following the group Runaway June for a good many years here at New Music Weekly and our radio stations, programmers and subscribers just love them. They are by every stretch an American country music group consisting of vocalists Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland, and Jennifer Wayne. The group is currently signed to Wheelhouse […]

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    Bebe Rexha: Songs that stick

    Rexha was born on August 30, 1989, in Brooklyn, New York, to Albanian parents. Her father, Flamur Rexha, is an Albanian born in Debar, when it was part of Yugoslavia. He immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 21, and her mother, Bukurije Rexha, was born in the U.S. to an Albanian family with […]

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    Calvin Harris: From Turntables to Artistry

    Calvin Harris’ debut studio album “I Created Disco” was released in June 2007 and it spawned two UK top 10 singles “Acceptable in the 80s” and “The Girls”. In 2009, Harris released his second studio album Ready for the Weekend, which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and was later certified gold […]

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    Bucky Covington: From American Idol To Indie Superstar

    Bucky Covington first came to our attention on American Idol. William Joel “Bucky” Covington III was born November 8, 1977. At the age of 18, Covington taught himself how to play the guitar and began performing at clubs. He is also a bassist, drummer and songwriter. Over the years, Covington has expanded his talents, both […]

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    Bobby Bones Climbing His Way To The Top

    Bobby Estell (aka Bobby Bones) was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Pamela Hurt. Bobby began dreaming of a radio career around the age of 5 or 6. Bones grew up poor in a trailer park, and often viewed radio as a ticket out of poverty. Bones began his radio career at age 17 at the campus station […]

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    Sugarland Is One Of Our Long-Time Favorites

    Sugarland is one of our long-time favorites here at New Music Weekly. We have been tracking them from the beginning of their career and have been one of the first music publications to do so. This super all American country music duo consisting of singer-songwriters Jennifer Nettles (lead vocals) and Kristian Bush (vocals, acoustic guitar, […]

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    Julia Michaels: Hit songwriter to Recording Artist

    Julia Carin Cavazos was born November 13, 1993. Known by her stage name Julia Michaels, she is an American singer and songwriter from Davenport, Iowa who began performing as a teenager and later began writing songs that were given to other high-profile artists, most notably Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Hailee Steinfeld, and Gwen Stefani. Michaels […]

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    Demi Topping The Charts Again

    After making her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends, Lovato rose to prominence in 2008 when she starred in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and released her debut single “This Is Me” which peaked at number one on the New Music Weekly. The success of the film and its soundtrack […]

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    Carly Pearce from CRS to Radio

    We had the pleasure of seeing Carly Pearce at this year’s CRS. There she performed her debut single “Every Little Thing” (Big Machine) that has given her the shot she has so deserved. Carly Pearce was born in Marion, Indiana. She dropped out of school when she was 16 and moved to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee […]

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    Chemical Diary Takes To The Road

    Chemical Diary graces the cover of our very special Indie Artists Issue. They first were introduced to New Music Weekly stations and our readers in the Summer of 2016 with their debut single “They Are People Too”. The duo is comprised of guitarist Dudee along with his brother, bassist, and singer, Roland Numbers. They write and produce original music […]

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    Shawn Mendez Hits It Out Of The Park

    Shawn Peter Raul Mendes of European Portuguese decent, was born August 8, 1998. Shawn is a Canadian singer and songwriter who has amazing talent and a social media base that is second to none. He attracted a following in 2013, when he began posting song covers on the video sharing application Vine. The following year, […]

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    Randy Travis: America’s favorite Country

    Randy Travis was born Randy Bruce Traywick on May 4, 1959. He’s one of America’s favorite Country recording artists. He’s also a songwriter, guitarist, and actor. Since 1985, he has recorded over 20 studio albums and charted more than 50 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and 16 of these were number-one hits. Considered a […]

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