HitShop Records signs dynamic new talent Natalie Stovall and The Drive
Only six months after launching the company in Nashville, HitShop Records President Skip Bishop today announced the signing of an exclusive recording agreement with dynamic new talent, Natalie Stovall and The Drive.
Stovall, a Tennessee native, is a relentless performer, amassing over 200 dates each year across college campuses, clubs and military bases around the globe. In 2012 she won the coveted Campus Activities Magazine Entertainer of the Year Award, marking the first time a female performer has received the honor in over 20 years. Natalie Stovall has been playing with The Drive for more than seven years and includes band members James Bavendam, Joel Dormer, Zach Morse and Miguel Cancino.
"Natalie and her band are the total music experience,” shares HitShop President Skip Bishop. “They are the personification of heart pounding performances, remarkable musicianship, dynamic material and purely joyful American-made music entertainment! She arrives at HitShop with a ready-made, rabid fan base and more energy and road chops than ten bands. Make plans to see Natalie Stovall and the Drive as soon as you can. You will leave reminded why we all do what we do!"
Stovall was only 10 years old when she was asked to join the Opryland Kids Club and quickly became a regular performer at the legendary theme park. “I grew up in Columbia, Tennessee playing fiddle at Opryland every day, so I am country,” Stovall says. “I am a child of the radio as well, and once I put my fiddle down for the day I was just as likely to be listening to Michael Jackson or Aerosmith as I was to Reba and Faith. I’m sure my music and my show reflect that, and that’s who I am. The thing I hear most from people is, ‘I normally don’t like country music, but you just changed that,’ and that makes me feel like I’m doing something right.”
Stovall is already hard at work on her upcoming HitShop Records album with producer Paul Worley (Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich, The Band Perry) and is looking forward to reaching out to country radio programmers and fans starting this fall.
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