Sunday 29 April 2018

Maddie & Tae’s new single “Friends Don’t” out now


First Single with Mercury Nashville Impacts Country Radio May 14

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Friday, April 27, 2018) – Maddie & Tae return today with the release of their highly-anticipated new single “Friends Don’t,” the duo’s first song since signing with Mercury Nashville. Recognized for their “superlative songwriting” (Vulture) and “sweet harmonies” (Tennessean), “Friends Don’t” matches the pair’s celebrated harmonies with an intimate take on the anticipation and excitement around a friendship’s developing possibilities.

"Friends Don’t,” written by Maddie & Tae’s Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye along with Justin Ebach and Jon Nite, is the first single from the Platinum-selling duo’s forthcoming sophomore album.
Set to impact country radio May 14, fans can listen to and download “Friends Don’t” now HERE and view the lyric video below. On Facebook they shared Y’all! This day!! Thank you SO much for all the love.  😍 You can watch the #FriendsDont lyric video on Vevo now:

Release Date: April 27, 2018

Label: Mercury Nashville
Copyright: ℗ A Mercury Nashville Release; 2018 UMG Recordings, Inc. © 2018 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Total Length: 3:08
Genres: Country

“I hope our fans love this song as much as we do," said Marlow. "Anything we ever do we have them in mind and want to always create music they can connect with. We have a big story to tell on this album, and 'Friends Don’t' is the beginning of it all.”

“It feels so good to be back with a song like 'Friends Don’t,'" added Dye. "This song is everything we’ve always been. Honest, vulnerable and confident. We can’t wait for our fans to hear the rest of the record.” 

The new album will follow Maddie & Tae’s critically-acclaimed, “highly polished” (Billboard) debut, START HERE.
Maddie & Tae garnered instant praise with their Platinum-selling debut and No. 1 hit, “Girl In A Country Song,” and became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the country airplay charts with their debut single. In addition to earning multiple ACM, CMA and CMT award nominations, the duo scored a CMA Award for Video of the Year for “Girl In A Country Song” and Radio Disney Music Awards for Favorite Country Artist and Favorite Country Song for “Fly,” the Top 10, Gold-selling follow-up single. Receiving praise from NPR, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, Glamour and others, country music’s hottest stars including Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice and Brad Paisley took notice and welcomed Maddie & Tae on tour before the award-winning duo launched their own headlining Start Here Tour.

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Saturday 28 April 2018

Rising Country Singer-Songwriter Kendall Gary releases latest single “Your Love”


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 27, 2018) – Country newcomer Kendall Gary announced the release of her new single “Your Love” available today. The song can be downloaded on Amazon Music and iTunes and streamed on Spotify. The self-penned single and accompanying music video produced by Kendall premiered exclusively yesterday on  Music Update Central.

“To compare this single to previous projects, you'll find a brand new sound that you'll instantly fall in love with,” said Trevor Perkins of Music Update Central.

“I didn’t want to write another sappy or sad love song so when coming up with these lyrics I tried to really think outside the box,” said Kendall. 
“This love song is about the feelings you get when you are with that certain someone. They make you feel a certain way and it’s difficult to explain, but you never want that feeling to go away. The combination of all these allowed me to write a one-of-a-kind love song, that you can relate to the one special person in your life.”

Published on April 26, 2018 Kendall Gary “Your Love Music” video:

A full album is scheduled for release later this summer. You can catch Kendall playing the 117 Entertainment Group Anniversary Jammin’ in Jammies writers round at SOUTH on Wednesday, May 2 at 9:00 p.m. and she will be taking over the Music Update Central Instagram page all day, so fans can get behind the scenes as she prepares for her Nashville stage debut, and hear her play a few songs during the event.  

About Kendall Gary
Ambitious, charismatic, country music recording artist Kendall Gary is a singer and songwriter from Lewisville, Texas. Born with talent, she began her music journey from the early age of four when she started singing and taking voice lessons with a classically trained opera singer. Traveling the world for the first nine years of her life, she expanded and experimented with many genres that inspired her before finally pursuing country as her own genre. And the rest is history.  “Crooked Smiles,” began the journey in 2013 and Kendall has released new music in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Performing at the House of Blues, AT&T Cowboy Stadium, Hard Rock Café, Six Flags and many more, Kendall continues to grow, expanding nationally and internationally as an inspiring, young artist making her own mark on the music industry. As she blazes into the next phase of her career, Kendall is studying Music Business full-time and remains dedicated to writing and producing her music.

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Friday 27 April 2018

Penny Jayne Black new single “I’m Fine” out May 21st, special pre-order signed photos offer

“I’m Fine” Single Cover! Facebook Photo :This stunning photo is credited to Team Penny’s great makeup artist, hair stylist and photographers in Spain! 

Lovely UK artiste Penny Jayne Black will officially release new single “I’m Fine” (Writers: Penny Jayne Black, Dean Scallan, Janine Le Clair) on May 21, 2018.

She has kindly posted via Facebook and Twitter a *Special Offer* for fans that pre-Order "I'm Fine" on UK iTunes (£0.79)!
If your PM (Private Message) her your receipt you will receive two surprise signed photos by post ! :)

Photos are 7"x5" and the offer lasts until 21st May.

If you’re not on social media alternatively then you can get in touch via EMAIL (

Penny has kindly shared that the song was co-written by herself, Dean Scallan & Janine Le Clair last year in Nashville in November and recorded in December in Nashville. It was inspired by both personal and friends experiences - when a woman says 'I'm Fine' really, she's NOT!
She feels it's something both women and men can relate to. The musicians who played on the single are Mark Burchfield (bass guitar), Wanda Vic Burchfield (fiddle, Dobro, mandolin, banjo & accordian), Scott Williams (drums), Blair Masters (keyboards) and John Martin on guitar. “I hope the audience will be able to relate to the song and see the humour in it too”! she reveals.

Release Date: 21 May 2018

Label: P.J.B. Records

Copyright: (C) 2018 P.J.B. Records
Total Length: 3:20

Amazon UK (0.99p) – UK iTunes (£0.79)

Published on April 1, 2018 watch the lyric video for "I'm Fine" 904 views

BBC Playlist Graphic Penny Jayne Black

"Good that isn't it....there's some great country music out there at the moment, new country music, first off Penny Jayne Black, that's a great record that, seems to be a bit Miranda Lambert influenced, just a great song and a great artiste" - Joe Wilson BBC Radio Lancashire The Country Show playing "I'm Fine" On Sunday April 22nd BBC Playlist

"One of our great British singers, that is REALLY nice, well done Penny" - Keith Greentree playing "I'm Fine" on BBC Radio Norfolk April 7, 2018 BBC Playlist

Appearing on the Hotdisc April 2016 #232 promotional disc, “I’m Fine” made a debut at No.34 on the Hotdisc Top 40 (chart dated April 8, 2018). It climbed to #31 then #27 (chart dated April 22, 2018)

"Isn't She Good, a Great Artist, a Great Singer and a good looker too"- Keith Greentree BBC Radio Norfolk

“We only have Class Country on WCR FM, You fit the bill beautifully” – Jim Duncan Country presenter 101.8 WCR FM - the station with MORE for Wolverhampton, former Wolvestock Festival Organizer & Curator of the British Country Music Hall of Fame)

“The album is one of the best I have heard from a British country artist. It is a must to buy!” Roger Peck (British Country Music Show CMR Nashville).

Penny Jayne Black:
Fri 11 May 2018: 8pm - The Woodside Hotel, Fife (78-82 High Street, Aberdour, Scotland, KY3 0SW)
Sat 12 May 2018: 6pm - VAMOS Festival, Perth (Station Hotel, 1 Leonard Street, Scotland PH2 8HE)
Sat 28 July 2018: FSA Festival - Nottinghamshire (early evening tbc)
Sat 25 August 2018: 2.30pm - The Wokingham Festival - Main Stage
Thurs 20 September 2018: South Hill Park Arts Centre, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA

ABOUT Penny Jayne Black
Country / Pop / Retro London, ENG, UK
Penny is a UK Singer/Songwriter originally from West Sussex, but now living in Hampshire via London.
Penny Jayne Black
(circa 2017) | Credit
  Reverbnation Photo Gallery!

Her love of music came from her father who was in the Navy, instead of reading her children stories at night, he would sing and play her country songs on his guitar. As a result, she would lay awake making up her own songs, so we can say this is when she started writing songs.

​As Penny grew up, she continued to write songs whilst having a variety of jobs including working at EMI Records, which really fuelled her fire to continue with a music career.
Her biggest boost came with a six-week adventure to California, where she immersed herself in Country Music whilst travelling from L.A to San Francisco and further up the Northern Coastline.

With this experience, along with influences from leading female singers of the 80s & 90s era (her favourite is Reba McEntire!), and the new crop of Singer/Songwriters, she has gone on to develop her own unique style.

She started performing around the South of England, building up a following, then in 2015 went to Nashville to record six of her songs, returning in April 2016 to complete her 11 Track self-titled album.

In November 2016 Penny released her self-titled debut Country Album (available from her website) 'Penny Jayne Black' and in December 2016 she promoted her album with a UK Radio Tour.

Her songs are described as a mix of Country/Pop, Alternative, and Retro Country, Intimate, Powerful & Quirky, with tales of love, passion, humour, and hope.


Penny has maintained the No.1 spot in The UK Country Reverbnation Charts for several months. Currently Penny has moved up to No.3 on the Global Country Reverbnation Charts & holds at No.1 on the UK Country Reverbnation Chart

FACEBOOK (17.5K Likes) | TWITTER (19.2K followers) | SPOTIFY (8 monthly listeners; 36 Followers)
REVERBNATION (1 million Song Plays, 166.8K Video Plays , 55.2K Total Fans)

Penny’s debut Single ‘California’, released on 1st September 2016, peaked at No.25 on the Hotdisc Top 40 and No.7 in the British & Irish Top 10 Hotdisc Charts (dated Sept 25, 2016). The single was also released in the USA and picked up spot plays in several States.

The inaugural Hotdisc Awards for 2016 took place on Monday 2nd January broadcast on Sky TV Channel 389 (Keep It Country TV). Penny was nominated for BEST VIDEO (Voted by a panel of country music experts *) for “California” (Eventual winner Raintown with “Nineteen Again”)

​Follow up Hotdisc self-penned promo singles 'Gotta Get To Nashville’ (self-penned; Hotdisc #215 November 2016) peaked at No.25 on the Top 40 and No.5 on the British & Irish Chart (dated Nov 27, 2016). Packing plenty of country with British the number tipped its head to the past.  Log Cabin’ (Hotdisc #217 January 2017) peaked at No.22 & No.8  on the Top 40 and British & Irish Top 10 Hotdisc Charts rankings (dated Jan 29, 2017)

Her self-penned This Ain’t Love’ (Bandcamp - UK iTunes) was promoted on the Hotdisc #221 May 2017 and finally made a debut at #40 on the Hotdisc Top 40 Chart (dated May 21, 2017) climbing to #35 and made a #10 bottom rung entry on the British & Irish Chart.

Penny’s Single; ‘She Got a Call’ (P.J.B. Records | UK iTunes - Amazon UK Bestsellers Rank: #48,236) released on 1st August 2017 debuted at #29 and reached No.25 in the UK Country iTunes Chart and No.11 in The French Country iTunes Chart.
Single promoted by CMR Nashville and released on Hotdisc #223 July 2017. It made a debut and peaked at #37 (chart dated July 16, 2017) and climbed to #28  (chart July 30, 2017)

At the 2017 sponsored UK Country Music Awards Penny received three nominations: UK Country Artist Of The Year (winner Thorne Hill), UK Country Album Of The Year for self-titled album (Winners CARTWHEELS by Ward Thomas) and UK Female Country Singer Of The Year (winner Zenne for second successive year)

On Sunday 22nd October 2017 she performed at The British Country Music Association Awards held at the Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton. She was nominated for BCMA Awards Horizon Act of The Year (winner Emma Swindells).
Facebook Video: Performing "Gotta Get To Nashville" with Jason Smith, Matthew Woolvett and Simon Akehurst. "An amazing night with so many Awesome Acts performing" she shared.

In January 2018, Penny won Best Album & Best Solo Artist Female at The G.S.M.C. (Graham Steel Music Company | Website) Awards 2018. She is the only Country Music artist to win an award with the Best Album and Female Vocalist. The awards were set up to highlight some of the great artists who have performed at their shows throughout the year.


Published on June 12, 2017 Penny Jayne performed a beautiful live acoustic version of her song 'This Ain't Love' for Under The Apple Tree sessions.
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In October 2016 Penny signed a production with a Nashville based Record label, in November she went over to Nashville to co-write some new tracks & returned again in December to record them. (See Facebook post).

Penny Jayne Black performs at a CRS2018 Live Event

On Tues 6th Feb, 2018 Penny performed her new tracks at the Annual CRS Radio Seminar at The OMNI Hotel in Nashville in preparation her U.S. Single Release due out this Spring!.  Country Radio Seminar: CRS 2018 Report
Penny Jayne Black at C2C In Conversation with Lee Williams (CEO CMR Nashville “Europe’s No1 Country Station”) with exclusive sneak of a forthcoming US single “Steal Horse

​Meanwhile Penny's U.K. Single release "I'm Fine" is now available for Pre-Order on UK iTunes, release date 21st May 2018.
With many plans afoot for the U.S.A. and the U.K. so this will be an exciting PJB year ahead!
For further details contact Django Promotions Tel 07956 888587 / 01252 514549 EMAIL:

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Thursday 26 April 2018

Catherine McGrath shares official video for 'Wild'



Plays sold-out London show at Bush Hall on May 2nd

Set to support Michael BublĂ© 
at British Summer Time in Hyde Park on July 13th

At a time when country music is exploding into the mainstream with huge collaborations between Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton, and Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia LineCatherine McGrath is poised to become the first international crossover star from the burgeoning UK country scene.

That superstar-to-be status is underlined with the release of a brand new official video for her current single ‘Wild’. Contrasting fun times in Nashville with a romantic interest with being effectively alone at a gig, the bittersweet video reflects Catherine’s own experiences of going on a date to a Coldplay show with a guy who was still fixated on his ex.  The video was directed by Justin Nolan Key (Taylor SwiftCassadee Pope).

“I grew up inspired by so many artists who were based in Nashville and obviously the country music scene is so huge there, so to have filmed this in the heart of the city was incredible,” says Catherine“My last two videos used home footage and animation, so it was cool to do something so different for ‘Wild’ – especially as it tells such a specific story. It’s definitely my favourite song and video that I’ve released so far.”

Catherine co-wrote the song with Steve Robson as well as Lindy Robbins (DuaLipa) and Jeffrey Steele (RascalFlatts). The track previews the July 27th release of her debut album Talk Of This Town, which was recorded at various locations in Nashville and London, and affirms Catherine’s credentials as an artist and songwriter to be reckoned with.

The album Talk Of This Town features three tracks which have each exceeded a million streams at Spotify in the shape of the ‘Cinderella’‘Thought It Was Gonna Be Me’ and ‘Just In Case’ as well as a wealth of new material. Other highlights include ‘Don’t Let Me Forget’, a duet with the American country sensation Hunter Hayes; the anthemic ‘Lost In The Middle’, a celebration of the escapist qualities of country music; and the closing ‘She’ll Never Lose You’, a stripped-back ballad which showcases the power and finesse of Catherine’s vocal.

Raised in Rostrevor, a small rural village in Northern IrelandCatherine McGrath is the personification of how country music is opening its borders to talent from far outside of its epicentre in Nashville. In fact, Catherine was immediately embraced by the community upon her first visit.

Catherine McGrath:
Nashville photoshoot

Working with a kindred spirit in the shape of producer Steve Robson – a Geordie who became a force within the scene after co-writing Rascal Flatts’ smash hit ‘What Hurts The Most’ – Catherine went onto collaborate with a number of Nashville powerhouse producers and co-writers such asJimmy Robbins (Keith Urban), Liz Rose (Taylor Swift), Forest Glen Whitehead (Kelsea Ballerini) and Sam Ellis (Hunter Hayes).

Country music is of course rooted in Irish folk, so it feels natural that Catherine is at the forefront of a new wave of country. It’s fitting on a personal level too. Catherine was raised in a music loving family, and has regularly performed at her parents’ spirited Fiddler’s Green festival, which attracts musicians from as far afield as North America and Germany. And when Catherine was ready to reach a wider audience, she posted covers of her favourite country songs to YouTube which resulted in her obtaining management and signing a deal with WarnerBrosRecords.

Hailed as a major new talent by Sir Elton JohnCatherine McGrath’s ascent has been backed by Radio 1 support from Adele RobertsScott Mills and Cel Spellman; a playlist at Radio 2, where Bob Harris has been a long-term fan; and ten consecutive tracks which have been added to Spotify’s New Music Friday UK playlist.

Catherine McGrath is quickly building a reputation in the live area too, with highlights including two performances at Country 2 Country, further festivals including Latitude and Wilderness, and tours with Dan & Shay and The Shires. Her debut London headline show at Camden Assembly was sold-out, while next month’s Bush Hall gig also sold-out within two hours and her Manchester show at the Deaf Institute soon followed suit. Ticket sales are also strong in Glasgow, which looks set to sell-out imminently.

Her touring profile has just been boosted with the news that she’ll support Michael BublĂ© at the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park on July 13th.

See Artist Store (Talk Of This Town Signed CD + Handwritten Lyric) + Merchandise

1. Talk of This Town
2. The Edges
3. Lost In The Middle
4. Wild
5. Thought It Was Gonna Be Me
6. ‘Don’t Let Me Forget’ with Hunter Hayes
7. Enough For You
8. Dodged A Bullet
9. Good At Love
10. Cinderella
11. Just In Case
12. Good Goodbyes
13. She’ll Never Love You

Tues 1 May 2018 - The Deaf Institute, Manchester (135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE) £9.90 * SOLD OUT * Ticketmaster UK 
Weds 2 May 2018 - Bush Hall, London (310 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 7LJ) £12.10 * SOLD OUT * Ticketmaster UK 
Fri 4 May 2018 - King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow (272a ST Vincent Street, G2 5RL) £9.90 Ticketmaster UK 
Say 5 May 2018 - Live At Leeds 2018, Leeds City Centre, Leeds (Line-up: The Vaccines, The Horrors, Ash, Circa Waves, British Sea Power, Peace, Will Heard, Rae Morris, Dermot Kennedy, Bruno Major, and more) Event
Sunday 27 May 2018 – Coventry, Radio 2’s The Biggest Weekend BBC Event * SOLD OUT *
23 June 2018 – Isle of Wight Festival, Newport (Isle of Wight) Event
Friday 13 July 2018 – London, British Summer Time (support to Michael BublĂ©) Event plus Van Morrison, Bananarama, The Feeling, The Shires, The Adelaides, Megan McKenna, Rob Green, Gypsyfingers & The Tailormade
Sunday 15 July 2018 - Cornbury Music Festival, Oxford Website
25 August 2018 –Victorious Festival, Portsmouth Website
Friday 7 September 2018  –The Long Road Festival, Leicester Ticketmaster UK FULL Details here

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