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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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    Idina Mentzel At It Again

    Born Idina Kim Mentzel May 30, 1971. she is a very successful American actress, singer and songwriter. Menzel rose to prominence when she originated the role of Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical Rent. Her performance earned her a Tony Award nomination in 1996. She reprised the role in the musical’s 2005 film adaptation. In […]

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    Recording Artist Demi Lovato One Of The More Accomplished Artists

    Recording artist Demi Lovato is truly one of the more accomplished music artists of the pop arena and she has a big following at New Music Weekly and around the globe. Born Demetria Devonne “Demi” Lovato she is an American singer, songwriter and actress who made her debut as a child actress in Barney & […]

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    There Are No Bigger & Better Than Keith Urban

    There are no bigger & better Keith Urban fans than our New Music Weekly family. This New Zealand-born Australian country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, musician, judge and record producer is now at the top of his game. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album and charted four singles in Australia before moving to the […]

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    Hunter Hayes: One Of Our Favorites

    Hunter Hayes is one of our favorite Country and crossover artists here at  New Music Weekly. He was born on September 9, 1991, in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Hunter began his musical career at age two, when his grandmother gave him a toy accordion. At four, he began making appearances locally and on national television, including […]

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    Tori Kelly: Rising Pop Star

    “Should’ve Been Us” (Capitol) is the latest smash hit from rising pop star Tori Kelly. Born Victoria Loren “Tori” Kelly on December 14, 1992  Kelly was grew up in  Wildomar, California.  Her father is Jamaican and half Puerto Rican, while her mother is of Irish and German descent. She was exposed at an early age […]

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    Wiz Khalifa Kicks It Into Overdrive

    Wiz Khalifa, born Cameron Jibril Thomaz, is a superstar rapper, songwriter and actor. He came into the world on September 8, 1987 in Minot, North Dakota, his parents served in the military. They divorced when Khalifa was about three years old. Khalifa lived in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Japan before settling in Pittsburgh where […]

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