Country star Rhea Francani releases new LP ‘Now or Never’

The singer and songwriter of country music known as Rhea Francani has released her debut full-length album, “Now or Never.” The track has been proudly published on the Limestone Records LLC independent music label. It contains 12 original songs for an approximate listening time of 45 minutes. These include her hit singles, “Dizzy” and “Shotgun Baby,” which have won her country and pop music listeners all over North America. Populated with catchy hooks, danceable rhythms and the genuine, warm singing for which fans have come to love her, “Now or Never” showcases Rhea Francani as the most important new country artist of 2016.

Rhea Francani cites as artistic influences Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Michael Jackson. The overarching character present in her “Now or Never” record is her own, however. This is partially due to sonic roots which stretch far into her past.

“I started singing when I was really young,” notes Francani. “Being around my family inspired me a lot with music.”

The familial aspect of Francani’s “Now or Never” debut is such that two of its 12 tracks are written by her sister, Adria. It’s an album of much emotional and tonal scope, with traditional rock-tinged country songs like “Runaway,” harder tracks like “Whatcha Gonna Say,” delicate ballads like “I Want You to Know,” and songs of great intensity like “Is this Love.” It’s a highly personal record, one in which Francani wears her heart on her sleeve.

“My debut shares honest experiences with listeners I think they are familiar with,” Francani writes. “It’s filled with lyrics about life and love. Both can be beautiful and fleeting at the same time and I believe the songs off the album portray the beautiful experiences, as well as the challenges that come throughout the journey of life.”

Pressed to describe “Now or Never”’s overall theme, she writes:

“Take in every moment and live in the now.”

Francani’s first single, “Dizzy,” has reached #11 on the global HotDisc chart and is in rotation on All Access Nashville radio services. Raised in New York but living now in Nashville, TN, her debut EP, “I Want You to Know,” was the anthem of a city girl with a country spirit.

“Although I am from New York,” she writes, “I am drawn to the southern charm of country music’s heartfelt lyrics – songs about love, life, and good times. I bring a bit of the city to the country.”

Previous to her career as a singer-songwriter, Rhea Francani performed jazz and theater, and nurtured her future career as a musician by listening to Motown soul.

“Now or Never” by Rhea Francani is available at over 700 digital music stores online worldwide beginning 19 July 2016. Get in early, country fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

Link to Music –

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/now-or-never/id1128536453
https://www.amazon.com/Now-Never-Rhea-Francani/dp/B01HJR29XM/
Website –

http://rheafrancani.com/

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Popular country/gospel musician Corey Farlow releases tribute to veterans ‘The Gift of Freedom’

The popular singer and songwriter of gospel and country music known as Corey Farlow has released his latest country single, “The Gift of Freedom.” The track has been published as an independent release and pays tribute and homage to veterans of the United States Armed Forces. A generous portion of the song’s proceeds are being donated to charities benefiting US veterans. A sonorous, gorgeously written and flawlessly performed track in the tradition of American country music, “The Gift of Freedom” is a worthy salute to the men and women who have served to uphold the values and ideals of the USA for more than 200 years.

Earnestly sung and elegantly plucked out on acoustic guitar by Corey Farlow, “The Gift of Freedom” was written by Fred W. Byrd, Jr. for the express purpose of paying respect to those who have served to protect the people of the United States and her principles.

“I want the listeners to understand that the sacrifice of our men and women is given freely for the love of our country,” Byrd writes of their new song. “No matter the cost, the freedom they supply should never be forgotten.”

While Farlow’s polished, natural singing voice rings clarion and pure throughout the track, charging its lines with emotion and profound regard, it is the meaning in Byrd’s lyrics which makes up the lion’s share of the song. Byrd, himself, speaks candidly about his intentions for “The Gift of Freedom.”

“I am a simple man,” he writes, “who believes in God, Country and Family. I know this might sound lame, but what else does a man need? As the writer of ‘The Gift Of Freedom,’ I served in the US Navy, and though my own injuries were [incurred] during peacetime, my dad served in World War II and in Korea. My nephew served in Iraq. I’ve seen what war can do and this was the one way I thought I could give back.”

He goes on to relate in detail how proceeds from “The Gift of Freedom” will benefit veterans.

“Half of everything I make will go to an organization to help the veterans,” he states. “I have also talked with the publisher to donate 15% of his take to the same organizations and he has agreed. This means that a total of 40% will go to help. I know that this might not sound like much, but with every dollar spent, everybody is helping the loved ones who have done so much for us.”

Clearly, Byrd’s feelings about the men and women of the US Armed Forces goes to the bone.

“There are billions of people living in this great country and sometimes people forget that from the first shot at Bunker Hill, men and woman have fought and died so you can enjoy the freedom you have today. Help me help the veterans, simply by buying a copy of my song, ‘The Gift of Freedom.’”

Corey Farlow is a well-known gospel singer from Kentucky who has made the crossover into the country-music genre. His debut “Country Never Stops” LP has been winning him fans from coast to coast since it appeared on iTunes’ digital shelf in May 2015, and his official video for the album’s title track has garnered approximately 65,000 views in less than 40 days.
“The Gift of Freedom” by Corey Farlow and Fred W. Byrd, Jr. becomes available 24 June 2015. Get in early, country-music fans. Very early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“The Gift of Freedom” by Corey Farlow and Fred W. Byrd, Jr. –
http://www.amazon.com/Gift-Freedom-Single-Corey-Farlow/dp/B00Z06P752/
Official Corey Farlow Website –

http://www.coreyfarlowcountry.com/

The Hoyt Hughes Band release new country single ‘Stomp On’

The Hoyt Hughes Band have released their newest country-music single, “Stomp On.” The track has been concurrently released with an official music video, and proudly published on the Blue Bolt Records independent music label without the support of the corporate music industry. Charged with southern-rock power, built on groove and carrying the American tradition of country music into the new millennium, “Stomp On” from the Hoyt Hughes Band is the most recent reason for fans of country music to get aboard the Hoyt Hughes experience.

Country singer and songwriter Hoyt Hughes cites as main artistic influences George Jones, Hank Williams, Eddie Van Halen, and Bobby Bare. Real audiophiles of the country and country-rock sounds will recognize the genuine thread of Americana running through this list, the same thread which is plain to hear in “Stomp On.” This sound is indicative of the Hoyt Hughes Band’s roots, deep, red-blooded roots they are proud to evoke in their songwriting and performances.

They aren’t simply picking up what the legends of Nashville began, either. These gentlemen are born to it.

Hoyt Hughes writes, “As a child I would play the spoons with my dad on the front porch.”

The current H.H. Band bio describes “Stomp On” as “exemplary of the band’s musical heritage, a rowdy, rockin’ country southern anthem to partying and having a good time at all times … Hoyt and the band have been delivering their own brand of country mixed with southern rock all over clubs in the south, and this new song is the perfect vehicle to showcase what their music is all about.”

Masterfully produced by Emmy-nominated studio engineer and Grammy-nominated songwriter Ray Barnette, “Stomp On” is razor sharp, popping right out of the speakers, a shoo-in for country-music DJs looking to spice up their dance-floor repertoire. Still, it is in their live performances that the Hoyt Hughes Band is largely known to shine.
“Sometimes when we see and feel the crowd connect with the band at a live show,” they write, “it makes us recognize that we are a part of something that is much bigger than just the band members. It’s this synergistic energy we get back from the audience that drives us to take the stage.”

“Stomp On” by the Hoyt Hughes Band becomes available online worldwide beginning 18 June 2015. Country fans should definitely get in early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Stomp On” by the Hoyt Hughes Band –
http://www.amazon.com/Stomp-On/dp/B00YOIL8IM/