Pop Blitz Magazine announces the continuation of their monthly showcase to take place at The Country (110 28th Ave N) on Monday, September 18th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. featuring local songwriters Taylor Gayle, Shelby Lee Lowe, Camille Rae, and Canaan Cox.
A supporter of independent talent, Pop Blitz Magazine concentrates on music from some of today’s hottest unsigned artists in the Country and Pop genres. These monthly acoustic showcases at the popular West End neighborhood bar offer numerous dedicated songwriters a well-deserved solo spotlight.
Pop/Soul singer-songwriter, Taylor Gayle, will be hosting the night’s fesitivies as well as performing.
“I am excited and honored to host the Pop Blitz Magazine Songwriters Night,” Gayle said. “I love being a part of such a great event showcasing the immense talent in Nashville.”
Taylor Gayle Very few teenage music artists earn and discover the kind of success already experienced by Taylor Gayle. The pop and soul singer-songwriter has performed at some of the nation’s most popular venues and is representing the non-profit Notes for Notes where she most recently got the opportunity to open for Hunter Hayes. Taylor’s debut EP, Fly Away, was released in October 2016 and featured seven original songs focused on messages of self-acceptance and empowerment. Taylor has also received wide recognition for her songwriting talent. One of her singles, “Sophia’s Song”, placed in the Top 12 during the Nashville Songwriters Association International Spring Training and won the Song Academy’s International Category. She was also a finalist in last month’s Smoky Mountain Songwriting Festival Songwriting Competition as well as a Teen and Vocal Performance Finalist for their Unsigned Only competition. For more information, visit taylorgayle.com.
Shelby Lee Lowe Shelby Lee Lowe’s music is true-blue American Country. This Neo-traditional Troubadour has established himself as an authentic country music entertainer with comparisons to country artists we revere, such as Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, and Dwight Yoakam. Shelby has recently opened for acts that include Charlie Daniels, Brett Young, Chris Janson, Michael Ray, Cowboy Troy, Sister Hazel, Jordan Rager, Darryl Worley, and Big Smo. For more information, visit shelbyleelowe.com.
Camille Rae Likened to the “Adele of the South,” Camille Rae continuously captivates her audience with her insightful songwriting and wildly dynamic vocal range. The songstress can perform multiple genres of music ranging from classical to bluegrass, but finds her artistry most at home within the country music scene. Rae delivered her sophomore album, Come Find Me, in March of 2017. Inspired by personal growth and vulnerability, more than half of the fifteen tracks are either written or co-written by Rae. The first single, “But I Want You,” co-written by Jaida Dreyer, Fred Wilhelm, and Jay Knowles includes a prominent kick-drum and lead banjo riff paired with a sassy lead vocal. The official music video debuted on CMT. Her current single, “I Need Me” hit No. 26 on Music Row’s Country Breakout chart, were she is listed as the highest-ranking independent female artist. For more information, visit camillerae.com.
Canaan Cox Canaan Cox has captured the hearts of fans everywhere through his honest lyrics and NC country charm. Declared “the next big thing in country music” (Country Common), Cox dropped his debut single “Lie” last month and was immediately featured on iTunes “Country Hot Tracks”. The track was recorded in Nashville with producer Matt McClure (Lee Brice, Dylan Scott, Kellie Pickler) and is quoted “a smash hit the second I heard it” from Music Row reporter, Greg Almond. To view the action-packed music video, click here. For more information, visit canaancox.com.
Pop Blitz Magazine Pop Blitz Magazine was founded back in 2003 by CEO Tracey Ecklund, to spread the word on new artists. She has devoted over a decade to telling artists stories, and prides herself on making genuine connections. Since moving to Nashville in 2015 the magazine has grown from being strictly pop based to incorporating a country feel. Tracey has had the privilege in talking with Little Big Town, Cheap Trick, Mary Wilson, and stars from CMT’s hit show “Nashville” just to name a few. Pop Blitz has had an overwhelming response from the songwriting community and has featured numerous singer-songwriters over the past year. www.popblitzmag.com
Strings For Hope Strings for Hope founder, Laura Wilson, started with a simple mission to feed her neighbors who couldn’t make ends meet. The resourceful entrepreneur used recycled guitar strings from her husband’s custom guitar shop and began making jewelry. Strings for Hope has partnered with the women of The Next Door transitional home how to make the recycled jewelry, giving them new trade skills, developing their business sense, cultivating a culture of trust and respect and paying the women for their completion of the one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. www.stringsforhope.orghttp://www.countryschatter.com/2017/09/pop-blitz-magazine-continues-to-host-monthly-showcase-at-the-country-on-918/NewsPress Releaseand Canaan Cox,Camille Rae,Pop Blitz Magazine,Shelby Lee lowe,Strings of Hope,Taylor Gayle