July 22-31, 2022
Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Parker McCollum released his major label debut last fall. His Hollywood Gold EP was met with widespread critical acclaim and it became the top-selling debut country EP of 2020. McCollum earned his first-ever No. 1 hit with his Platinum-selling debut single, “Pretty Heart,” and his follow up single, “To Be Loved By You,” is playing on country radio now. “To Be Loved By You” is the newest release off McCollum’s forthcoming July 30 album Gold Chain Cowboy.
McCollum has been named an ‘Artist to Watch’ by Rolling Stone, Billboard, SiriusXM, CMT, RIAA and more with American Songwriter noting, “The Texas native teeters on the edge of next-level superstardom.” A dedicated road warrior, McCollum already sells out venues across the country including record-breaking crowds in Austin (7500+), Lubbock (7700+), Jackson, MS (5000+), Kearney, NE (3000+), Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, and three nights at Fort Worth’s iconic Billy Bob’s Texas. McCollum recently earned his first ACM nomination for New Male Artist of the Year and he made his debut playing the famed Grand Ole Opry in Feb 2021.
Breathing fresh Rocky Mountain air into the Nashville music scene, Ian Munsick is pioneering a new brand of country. The Wyoming-born singer / songwriter’s upbringing was a mix of working the ranch and working crowds. Under the tutelage of their fiddle-playing father, Munsick and his two older brothers grew up playing everything from bluegrass to The Beatles. Incorporating elements across genres, he has now begun to establish himself as a progressive artist with an old soul. Captivated by traditional lyrical truth and the modern soundscape, Ian followed his ear to Music City. In 2017 he released a self-titled EP, winning iHeartRadio’s Rocky Mountain Song of the Year for the rootsy “Horses Are Faster” and becoming the only artist who simultaneously qualified two tracks as finalists in the NSAI/CMT songwriting competition. Equipped with a full ready-for-release collection of songs, the 27-year-old has signed his first major label deal with Warner Music Nashville. His debut album Coyote Cry, out now, features his mile-high tenor underscoring self-penned songs that conjure equal parts epic adventure and down-to-earth wisdom. The record marks the dawn of western pop-laced country, pulling a thread straight from Chris LeDoux through Post Malone. With albums like Coyote Cry and its flagship single “Long Haul,” western country is being reborn.
Country recording artist Brett Kissel is the real deal. The young artist has already received an impressive number of accolades and awards since debuting on the music scene in Canada, racking up numerous chart-toppers on Canadian radio and even becoming the first country act in nearly 20 years to land a coveted Juno Breakthrough Artist of the Year trophy, (Canada’s “Grammy” equivalent), and since the release of his first stateside effort, it’s clear he’s only been warming up.
Possessing the prowess of an artist well-seasoned, Kissel is excited for the next step in his already celebrated career as he prepares to record his next record aimed square at Music City. The new music collection will no doubt be a reflection of the young artist’s ingrained hard-work ethic which has shown through songs that have already struck a chord with fans, like his U.S. debut single, “Airwaves,” which appreciated airplay on SiriusXM and CMT out of the gate. Kissel has been fortunate to open shows for a couple of his heroes, Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley.
With a keen sense of self and musical identity, Brett Kissel is poised to be a force in Nashville’s country music millennium.