[Editor’s Note:] We posted a very brief article about this award back on Feb. 23. At that time, we did not have the official press release. Since receiving it, we thought it best to post the full release to bring you all up to date. Country’s Chatter readers know that James Robert Webb is one of our favorite artists. If you aren’t familiar with him and his music, I hope you will visit his social media sites to discover this awesome talent.
Press Release] Country singer and songwriter James Robert Webb has been awarded MusicRow’s Independent Artist of the Year during MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Awards! Webb impressively garnered the most spins on the MusicRow CountryBreakout Radio Chart as an indie artist in 2021 with his three original singles “Okfuskee Whiskey,” “Stealing Home,” and “Good Time Waitin’ To Happen.”
“I just want to say thank you to the fans and to the stations on the panel that gives independent artists like me a chance. To anyone that played a JRW song, you make it about the music and the power of a song- and that’s how it should be. So this is really your award. But, I sure am happy to accept it for y’all,” says James Robert Webb. James would also like to thank his radio promoters: Anne Sarosdy, Regina Raleigh, Sam Cerami and Ann Chrisman.
While James’s last six singles have landed inside the Top 25 on the MusicRow chart, “Okfuskee Whiskey,” peaking at No. 14, and “Stealing Home,” peaking at No. 25, are the two singles that accomplished the goal of having the most cumulative spins for an indie artist during the calendar year of 2021. James other songs that charted are: “Now We’re Gettin’ Somewhere” peaked at No. 25 in 2019, “April May” peaked at No. 23 in 2019, “Good Time Waiting to Happen” peaked at No. 17 in 2020 and “Think About It” peaked at No. 23 in 2020. In addition to the six Top 25’s, James has received 2.75 million streams across platforms on his self-titled album.
About James Robert Webb
As a cross-genre artist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and practicing physician, James Robert Webb is steeped in the regional music traditions of Oklahoma. Webb’s music has been featured in numerous press outlets including American Songwriter magazine, Country Music People magazine, Taste of Country and more, as well as around the world on country radio and SiriusXM. Working with GRAMMY-winning producer Buddy Cannon (Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, Reba), Webb is a trail-blazing independent Nashville recording artist who has racked up almost two million digital streams while finding success at US country radio stations from California to Connecticut. He has notched a total of eight Top 40 chart hits on Music Row’s Country Breakout chart and five consecutive Top 40 appearances on Billboard’s Country Indicator chart. His last single, “Good Time Waitin’ To Happen” was his highest-charting to date, peaking at No. 17 on MusicRow and at No. 33 on Billboard. His latest radio single, “Okfuskee Whiskey” is growing at radio with over a quarter million digital streams to date. Webb has performed at numerous iconic venues including the Ryman Auditorium, the Cain’s Ballroom and a sold-out debut at the World-famous Bluebird Cafe. He has played alongside music greats including Marshall Tucker Band, Ray Stevens and Montgomery Gentry. Most recently he debuted at the famed Smokin’ Tuna as part of the prestigious Key West Songwriters Festival with frequent collaborator and hit writer, Anthony Smith (Cowboys Like Us, Chrome, Run). For more on James Robert Webb, go to JamesRobertWebb.com.I
n addition to his website, visit James’s Facebook page, and remember to “Like” it while you are there. He has a number of other social media links on his website, so be sure to visit those as well. And, you can follow him on Twitter @JamesrobertWebb.
One of our favorite James Robert Webb songs. Enjoy!
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