The AristoMedia Group hosted a first time event featuring performances from six talented singer/songwriters on Monday, Nov. 8, at the world-renowned The Stage on Broadway in downtown Nashville, TN.
Entitled the Aristo Center Stage Party, the event highlighted a cross section of talent in a semi-acoustic setting. Plans are in place for this to become an annual event.
Hosting duties were handled by The Country Vibe’s Chuck Long and Becca Walls, who are seen regularly on the nationally and internationally syndicated show, which airs in Nashville weekly on the CW network (WNAB-TV).
“Nashville has so many great new and established singer/songwriters. We feel that our inaugural Center Stage Party is a great way to cap off the year in which AristoMedia celebrates its 30th Anniversary and share some great music with some of the many people who are coming to the city to participate in the CMA Awards week activities” stated AristoMedia President Jeff Walker.
The timing of the event is set to coincide with the numerous activities surrounding the CMA Awards week.
Musical supervisor for the event is well known Australian transplant producer, Mark Moffat. Event coordinator is AristoMedia’s Matt Watkins.
ABOUT The Artists:
Amber Hayes is a rising Country singer/songwriter and an accomplished theater performer (her credits include a leading role as Kathy Twitty in the acclaimed Conway Twitty musical, It’s Only Make Believe). She released her debut EP in August 2010, visiting more than 70 radio stations across the country during her radio tour. The first single, “C’mon,” has continued to move up the charts and is currently approaching Top 40 status on Music Row. Signed to FUNL Music earlier this year, Hayes celebrated the album release with a live broadcast on legendary WSM at the famed Station Inn in Nashville. Visit www.AmberHayesMusic.com for more information.
Ashley Gearing signed to Curb Records on her 16th birthday, but elected to finish high school before making the move to Nashville and pursuing her career in recording and songwriting full-time. Now, at 19, she is recording her Curb debut, which features the current radio single, “What You Think About Us,” produced by veteran producer Byron Gallimore (Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Jo Dee Messina). The video is receiving airplay on television at GAC and online at CMT.com. Visit www.AshleyGearing.com for more information.
Daisy Mallory – FrontWater Records’ Daisy Mallory is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter whose EP, Girl Time, produced a single earlier this year called “Do You Think of Me?” The video received placement at GAC and GACTV.com, as well as CMT Pure and Yahoo.com. She is preparing to release her next single, “Don’t Grow Up Too Fast (If I Had a Little Sister).” Earlier this year, she performed alongside Reba McEntire, David Foster, Glenn Frey and Kris Kristofferson at Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night event. For more information about Daisy, visit www.DaisyMallory.com
DJ Miller - DJ Miller is developing a reputation as not only a Country music singer, but also as an entertainer. This 21-year-old from Idaville, Indiana, is known to jump off stage in the middle of his shows to run through the crowd, interact with the audience and even sing love songs to some of his female fans. His debut single for Evergreen Records, “A Little Naughty Is Nice,” was released earlier this summer. The follow-up single is entitled “A Snowman in Birmingham” and is at radio now. Visit www.DJMillerCountry.com for more information.
Rachel Holder – Eighteen-year-old Rachel Holder is currently recording her debut album for All Entertainment, to be released in early 2011. The project’s first single (due early next year) is the catchy “Chocolate,” produced by industry veteran and hit producer Chuck Howard. Holder has also released a special holiday single and video for “Christmas Eve,” which is now available at iTunes and Amazon.com. Her upcoming album will feature several self-penned songs. Visit www.RachelHolder.com for more info about this rising young artist.
Ty Herndon’s career has produced sales of more than 4 million albums and multiple No. 1s on the Country charts, including “What Mattered Most,” “Living in a Moment” and “It Must Be Love.” Herndon’s latest project, released through FUNL Music, is a faith-based Country album titled Journey On. The title track was recently selected for an upcoming public awareness campaign to help fight ALS, spearheaded by former NFL player Kevin Turner, who suffers from the disease. The video for the campaign was recently shot at Nashville’s LP Field. Visit www.TyHerndon.net for more information.
ABOUT The Hosts:
Chuck Long – Chuck Long began his hosting career at the age of 19 while a student at the University of Texas, fronting a music show called Backstage Country. Shortly after college, Long moved to Los Angeles and quickly found hosting gigs covering the entertainment scene. He also had hosting stints on the USA Network, Nickelodeon and Financial News Network. It was his love of country music that prompted Long to create, produce and host Chuck’s Country. At the time, Chuck’s Country was the City of Angel’s sole local country music television show. Chuck’s Country gained national exposure with a series of specials on CMT. After a three year run in Los Angeles, Jim Owens Entertainment brought the show to Nashville where it kicked into high gear with a daily, three-hour live edition. After its Nashville run ended, a new version, Chuck’s Country Lightning went nationwide once more as one of the Americana Network’s cornerstone shows. Long is a popular personality in Nashville, thanks to his hosting stints on the WB’s Mornings, The Americana Network’s Americana Digest and Writer’s Notes, correspondent duties on the syndicated television show Crook and Chase and the Shop at Home Network, where he served as a Senior Host. Long currently hosts entertainment segments on Nashville’s WTVF-NewsChannel 5+. An accomplished actor, Long has a substantial resume of film, television and theatre roles.
Becca Walls - Becca Walls started as an intern at 102.7 KIIS-FM in Los Angeles In 1991. She was promoted to afternoon producer and then in 1993 helped start the nationally syndicated radio show After MidNite with Blair Garner. There she was the producer and co-host of the show for four years. In 1997 Walls moved to Nashville, where she worked as a Nashville correspondent for numerous outlets. She did interviews with artists, attended events and reported on all the happenings in country music. In May 2000 she landed the midday position at Nashville’s country station 103 WKDF. In addition to doing middays in Nashville, in March of 2010 Becca became the Nashville-based co-host of WAXX 104.5’s morning show in Eau Claire, WI. She also continues to be a Nashville correspondent and does country music news reports on radio stations across the U.S.
ABOUT The Country Vibe:The Country Vibe with Chuck and Becca, hosted by industry veterans Chuck Long and Becca Walls, features a mix of the latest news from Music City as well as interviews with today’s hit makers, future stars and country music legends. The series originates from ground zero of Nashville’s Honky Tonk scene, the legendary The Stage nightclub on Lower Broadway. The CW-Nashville (WNAB; Comcast Ch. 18) is the Nashville home for The Country Vibe with Chuck and Becca. The show airs Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. in the channel’s country-tv block, along with Crook & Chase at 9 p.m. and Inside Music Row at 10 p.m. The Country Vibe airs internationally in the United Kingdom on The Showcase Channel on Sky 201 & Freesat 403. Distribution to 10.5million homes in the UK, with millions more inside satellite footprint tuning in from Ireland & Europe. Air times are Sundays/Mondays 7:30pm; Tuesdays/Saturdays 1:30am. The combined number of households for The Country Vibe’s second season is 62 million.