#IEBA2018 Showcase Artists

 

Joyce Irby & Klymaxx

 

 

BET viewers voted Klymaxx into their Top 5 Female Groups of All Time, behind the Supremes, Destiny’s Child, En Vogue, and TLC.  Klymaxx charted twelve urban and six pop singles from 1983-1990.  Joyce “Fenderella” Irby is the bass player for the 80s all-girl band, and the lead singer on their greatest hits, including “I Miss You.” The massive single remained on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for 29 weeks, ranked as the third-biggest-selling song of 1986, and helped the group’s Meeting in the Ladies Room album reach platinum status. In their new high energy show, Klymaxx performs their hits and short but powerful tributes in their “diva heaven” segment.

FOR BOOKING:

Joyce Irby | [email protected] | 404-429-4707

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Parliament-Funkadelic presented by George Clinton


George Clinton revolutionized R&B in the 1970s, laid the groundwork for the hip-hop movement, and influenced generations of artists to follow. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy winner announced plans to retire from touring effective May 2019. In the meantime, the pop icon will present a show highlighting his legacy, the band Parliament-Funkadelic, which will continue to tour after his retirement.

FOR BOOKING:

Jeff Epstein | [email protected] | 212-582-7575 x 106

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Echosmith


 
Echosmith is on the road again, and siblings Sydney, Noah and Graham Sierota couldn’t be more thrilled. Four summers ago, their new wave nugget “Cool Kids” was inescapable on pop radio. It was synched on MTV’s Awkward and sung by Taylor Swift when the superstar invited Echosmith onstage in June 2015. But it took many miles on the road (Vans Warped Tour in 2013 & 2014) to get to the magic of that signature hit. In April, they released a sparkling new single “Over My Head.” Their spring tour took the trio to ballrooms, theaters, and clubs across the U.S. and they just wrapped a 3-month run with Pentatonix and Calum Scott.

FOR BOOKING:

Jeffrey Hasson | [email protected] | 615-251-4400

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Jesse McCartney


 

Jesse McCartney evolved from his Disney roots and teen-pop hits with his 2014 R&B-influenced album In Technicolor. The artist and actor returned to pop music this summer after taking a break from his own music projects to focus on acting, voicing characters in the acclaimed Kingdom Hearts video games and the Alvin and the Chipmunks films, and writing songs for other artists. Earlier this year, McCartney released his first single in nearly four years – “Better With You” – a nostalgia-driven pop tune resembling his Beautiful Soul era. After taking to social media to announce a U.S. tour to his 1.3 million loyal followers, the platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter sold out shows at music halls, theaters, and HOBs from Atlanta to L.A.

FOR BOOKING:

Ash Mowry-Lewis | [email protected] | 212-897-6400

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Dorothy

 

Critics rave “L.A. band Dorothy are poised to be rock stars” and have compared front-woman Dorothy Martin to some of the greatest female artists of our time – Amy Winehouse, Patti Smith, and Grace Slick, even calling her “a revved-up Adele teetering on the brink of chaos.” Martin was born in Budapest but raised in San Diego. She started singing early and eventually made her way to Los Angeles. Rolling Stone named Dorothy one of the 50 Best New Artists of 2014 and soon after they were signed by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. 2016’s ROCKISDEAD received critical acclaim and hit #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. Rolling Stone pronounced their 2018 follow-up 28 Days in the Valley the “perfect mix of blues thunder and alt-rock guitar crunch.” After sharing the stage with Greta Van Fleet in May and turning in show-stopping performances at Summerfest and Lollapalooza, the rockers moved to top-billing at shows across the U.S.

FOR BOOKING:

Aaron Pinkus | [email protected] | 831-375-4889

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The Fab Four

 

How fab are The Fab Four? Their uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles songs from “Please Please Me” to “Abbey Road” earned them an Emmy for their 2012 PBS television special. Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. This loving tribute has amazed audiences in countries around the world including Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, and Brazil. Their tight U.S. touring schedule is a mix of civic centers, theaters, and PACs.

FOR BOOKING:

Craig Newman | [email protected] | 310-888-4259

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David Lee Murphy

 

 

David Lee Murphy’s debut album Out with a Bang was released in 1995 and produced three hit singles. “Party Crowd” became the most-played country song of 1995 and “Dust on the Bottle” hit #1. Out with a Bang became 1995’s best-selling album by a new male country act and was certified platinum. By 2004, Murphy was ready for a hiatus from recording and turned his attention to songwriting, cranking out gems for Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Chris Young, Keith Urban, and Kenny Chesney. Murphy had no plans to make a new record until Chesney made it for him. Released in April, No Zip Code has already found a hit single in the Chesney duet “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.” October 2018 finds Murphy supporting Jake Owens in arenas from Pennsylvania to Florida.

FOR BOOKING:

Steve Lassiter | [email protected] | 615-297-0100

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BlackHawk

 

For more than 20 years, BlackHawk has shared a unique sense of harmony with their voices, their songs, and their fans. It’s a harmony that has sold over 7 million albums, scored some of the most distinctive country radio hits of the ‘90s, and still draws fans to their electrifying live performances. BlackHawk’s 1993 self-titled debut album launched with the smash single “Goodbye Says It All.” The album was soon certified Double-Platinum and the band received an ACM nomination as Best New Vocal Group of The Year. BlackHawk followed up with three hit albums and a dozen Top Ten hits. Their 2018 tour schedule includes a mix of state fairs, PACs, and casinos plus a special performance at the legendary Grizzly Rose and a spot on Brantley Gilbert’s “Kick It in The Ship” cruise.

 

FOR BOOKING:

Steve Lassiter | [email protected] | 615-297-0100

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Noah Guthrie

 

Singer/songwriter Noah Guthrie found fame covering chart-topping hits on the hit TV show Glee. As a YouTube star, his bluesy version of LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” has received over 26 million views. Guthrie spent the summer wowing over 10 million weekly viewers on this season of America’s Got Talent. His powerful, soulful voice and beautifully crafted songs appeal to a wide audience making him a popular opener for Ed Sheeran, Ben Rector, Corey Smith, and Selena Gomez. Guthrie is currently headlining a run of dates through the Southeast that includes stops at University of South Carolina, The Abbey in Orlando, and Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta.

 

FOR BOOKING:

Matt McGuire | [email protected] | 615-297-0100

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The Alarm

 

Formed by Mike Peters in 1981, the early Alarm sound was a daring mix of amped up acoustic guitars, harmonica, and passionate vocals that invited the enduring description “Bob Dylan meets The Clash.” The post-punk sound has been heard around the world with 17 Top 50 UK singles and millions of albums sold worldwide. This October and November, The Alarm will follow up the success of new album Equals with a second wave of U.S. touring – 50 dates that begin in Hollywood and conclude in Boston.

FOR BOOKING:

Charlie Davis | [email protected] | 805-646-8433

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Tony Lewis from The Outfield

Musician, songwriter, and record producer Tony Lewis is best known as co-founder of The Outfield. Together with John Spinks, the two took the 80s by storm with their infectious pop songs “Your Love,” “All the Love,” and “Say It Isn’t So.” The classic MTV-era video for “Your Love” is closing in on 120 million views on YouTube, and the song has been covered or remixed by other artists over 1,000 times. Tony and John were great friends and wrote & recorded together until John’s passing in 2014. After the death of his friend and collaborator, Tony took a break from music. 2018 marks Tony’s return with the release of Out of the Darkness and his Retro Futura Tour with Modern English, Belinda Carlisle, and ABC.

FOR BOOKING:

Charlie Davis | [email protected] | 805-646-8433

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DSL (Dire Straits Legacy)

DSL reunites old friends – band members who made the unforgettable songs of Dire Straits – so fans can re-experience the magic ofMoney for Nothing,” “So Far Away,” “Sultans of Swing,” “Walk of Life,” and more. DSL features four Dire Straits band members: Alan Clark, Mel Collins, Danny Cummings, and Phil Palmer.  Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alan Clark joined Dire Straits in 1980, becoming their first and main keyboard player and unofficial musical director. Alan played on every tour and record thereafter, until the band’s breakup in 1992. He co-produced On Every Street with Mark Knopfler. Mel Collins, who was a member of Dire Straits from ’83 to ’85, played on the famous Alchemy Live album and Twisting By The Pool. Danny Cummings and Phil Palmer joined Dire Straits in 1990 and played on the On Every Street album and world tour.  The DSL lineup is completed by Grammy-winner Trevor Horn on bass and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ drummer Steve Ferrone. DSL performs six U.S. concerts this fall before heading to Europe for a two-month run that includes stops in Bucharest, Helsinki, and Rome.

FOR BOOKING:

Charlie Davis | [email protected] | 805-646-8433

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Home Free


 
Home Free has become a household name, amassing more than 225 million YouTube views and entertaining more than 300,000 fans live in concert since bursting onto the national scene in 2013. Their a cappella performances are accented by their signature their quick-witted humor. Their fourth studio album Timeless was released in September 2017 on Columbia Records and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, marking their fourth consecutive top 5 Billboard debut. These road warriors have been headlining hard-ticket dates, including shows at Ryman Auditorium, Santander PAC, and Fargo Civic Auditorium.

FOR BOOKING:

Brian Hill | [email protected] | 615-383-8787

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Mason Ramsey

 

Skyrocketing to fame with an oversized voice, a deep love of classic country, and enormous personality, 11-year-old Mason Ramsey is the biggest little star in country music today. An internet sensation who captured the hearts of millions, Ramsey was discovered earlier this year when a foot-tapping video of the youngster yodeling in a Harrisburg, Illinois Walmart went viral. Since then he’s charmed on national television, dazzled at the trendiest music festivals, stood tall on the Grand Ole Opry stage, became the youngest country artist in a generation to sign with a major record label, and released an acclaimed debut single “Famous” – but his journey is only just beginning.

FOR BOOKING:

Madison Lee | [email protected] | 615-383-8787

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Michael Ray

 

 

Michael Ray was a hit right out of the box, scoring both with critics and on the charts. With Country Aircheck boasting there are “big things on the horizon for Michael Ray” and his live shows lauded by USA Today as simply “lip-smacking good,” the Florida native backed up that praise with #1 hits “Kiss You in the Morning” and “Think a Little Less.” His sophomore album Amos debuted in the Top 3 on the Billboard Country chart and produced the hits “Get to You” and “One That Got Away” – the summer smash Ray performed on his late-night television debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Ray kicked off 2018 touring with pals Old Dominion. By spring he was headlining Joe’s Bar, Brandin Iron, Stoney’s, and Coyote Joe’s. He spent the summer at the country’s biggest state fairs and outdoor event including Country Thunder, Chippewa Valley, and Cheyenne Frontier Days. This fall, he’s back with Old Dominion to play direct support on their Happy Endings World Tour.

FOR BOOKING:

Aaron Tannenbaum | [email protected] | 615-383-8787

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Runaway June

 

Lauded by Billboard as the “Next Hot Trend in Country Music” and likened to a “Dixie Chicks for a new generation,” Runaway June’s organic three-part harmonies and ringing strings have earned them rave critical notices from the likes of Rolling Stone Country, The Huffington Post, CMT, and more. Runaway June is the first all-female trio in over a decade to earn two Top 40 hits and recently scored a 2018 ACM nomination for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year. They are finalizing their debut project for Wheelhouse Records, while also preparing to support superstar Carrie Underwood on the Cry Pretty Tour 360 which kicks off May 1, 2019.

FOR BOOKING:

Elisa Vazzana | [email protected] | 615-383-8787

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Hanson

 

 

As the band Hanson, brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson have made a significant mark in music. Their meteoric rise was fueled by the 1997 international smash “MMMBop,” from their debut album Middle Of Nowhere. A string of hits, five more studio albums, multiple Grammy nominations, and over 16 million in album sales followed. In the second decade of their career, the band charted their own course, running an independent label while maintaining a coveted connection with their global fan base. In 2007, they launched a grassroots campaign to support poverty and HIV/AIDS relief in Africa. In 2013, they launched Hanson Brothers beer, premiering their new venture with a signature Pale Ale, Mmmhops. In 2014, they launched the hugely successful Hop Jam Beer & Music Festival in their hometown of Tulsa, which boasts 40,000 attendees annually. Last year, the trio celebrated 25 years of playing music together and reaching fans from Tulsa to Tokyo.

FOR BOOKING:

Nick Meinema | [email protected] | 615-564-2580

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Jimmie Allen

 

For breakthrough country artist Jimmie Allen, a simple phrase sums up his view on life and music: never give up. Allen has carried that mantra with him through good times and bad, whether that meant living in his car or sharing the bill with Chris Stapleton, Toby Keith, or Luke Bryan. He wrote a song that was featured in a Super Bowl commercial, appeared in a Diet Coke ad with superstar Taylor Swift, and poured out his soul on the Grand Ole Opry stage. To really get to know him, Allen says there are two tracks in particular that fans should listen to: the single “Best Shot” and “Underdogs.” “The single talks about being a better person and giving every day your best,” Allen says. “‘Underdogs’ is all about being a fighter and wanting to keep going.” The hot newcomer was heralded as one of the “artists to watch in 2018” by Rolling StoneBillboard, and Pandora. He earned spots in CMT’s “18 for 2018” Listen Up program and Bobby Bones’s Class of 2018.

 

FOR BOOKING:

Josh Garrett | [email protected] | 615-564-2580

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Hunter Brothers

The Hunter Brothers were born in the tiny prairie town of Shaunavon, in southwest Saskatchewan at the junction of Highways 37 and 13, and raised on their family’s 20,000-acre farm. The five siblings debuted on Billboard’s Canada Country chart in March 2016 and earned their first Top 10 single at Canadian country radio with their 2017 hit “Born and Raised.” Led by the vocals of youngest brother Ty, the group is on the fast-track to success with multiple Saskatchewan Country Music Association award wins, three CCMA Award nominations, and their second Top 10 Hit with “Those Were The Nights.” They’re no longer just household names in Saskatchewan thanks, in part, to their parody videos, borrowing Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” to highlight the messy side of parenting and Bruno Mars’s “That’s What I Like” for an ode to the world’s largest Coke can. The brothers had a busy summer, hitting the stages at Calgary’s Country Thunder, Renfrew Fair, and Norfolk County Fair in Ontario.

FOR BOOKING:

Nick Meinema | [email protected] | 615-564-2580

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Colt Ford

In 2012, Colt Ford co-wrote two #1 hits: Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem” and Brantley Gilbert’s “Country Must Be Country Wide.” His own Declaration of Independence topped the Billboard Top Country Albums chart at #1. The follow-up Thanks For Listening reached #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums and Rap Albums charts, #2 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart, and #10 on Billboard’s 200 Albums. Colt’s most recent album, Love Hope Faith, was released in 2017. To date, Colt has sold over 1 million albums and scored millions of song downloads and Facebook likes. He has over 100 million YouTube views.  Colt has toured with Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Toby Keith, and Brantley Gilbert. In addition to being a gifted songwriter and artist, Colt is also a former professional golfer.

FOR BOOKING:

Nick Meinema | [email protected] | 615-564-2580

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The Artimus Pyle Band

Led by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Artimus Pyle, APB is a southern rock tribute to Lynryd Skynrd that honors the music of Ronnie Van Zant. Since his departure from Skynyrd in 1991, Pyle’s career has led him down an amazing path of solo records and projects culminating in one the finest tributes to southern rock royalty. Artimus Pyle, Brad Durden, Jerry Lyda, Dave Fowler, and Scott Raines are not only a group of friends but also a group of the most seasoned musicians in the southeast. APB delivers hit after hit after hit, night after night after night. From “Free Bird” to “Sweet Home Alabama,” APB gives fans the best of Skynyrd from one of the men who made it.

 

FOR BOOKING:

Bob Kinkead | [email protected] | 615-499-5115

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Billy Ray Cyrus

 

Over the course of his nearly three decade-career, Billy Ray Cyrus has achieved international success as a singer, songwriter, entertainer, and philanthropist. He has sold millions of albums, charted 35 singles, and continues to receive critical acclaim as an actor, writer, and executive producer in film and television.

 

FOR BOOKING:

Bob Kinkead | [email protected] | 615-499-5115

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Dustin Lynch

 

Dustin Lynch has been on a stunning hot streak since 2014, scoring five consecutive #1 hits with “Where It’s At,” “Hell of a Night,” “Mind Reader,” “Seein’ Red” and “Small Town Boy” — all of which have been certified gold or platinum. Lynch released his third album, Current Mood, in September 2017 and followed his hit single “Small Town Boy” with “I’d Be Jealous Too.” In May, the Tullahoma, Tennessee native released the non-album track “Good Girl” as his latest single.  After spending much of 2018 as direct support for Brad Paisley, Dustin shifts gears this month to co-headline dates with Cole Swindell through the rest of the year. Trace Adkins recently surprised Lynch with an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry.  His official induction took place on September 18th.

 

FOR BOOKING:

Barrett Sellers | [email protected] | 615-963-3000

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Cam

“Road to Happiness,” the recently-released single from the “Burning House” singer, is an acoustic-based meditation on life’s uncertain journey. But anyone who has seen the California-born spitfire on stage knows her live performances rarely echo the song’s gentle restraint. After her month-long supporting role on Sam Smith’s The Thrill of It All Tour came to a close with a pair of shows in Mexico in late July, Cam revealed that her Road to Happiness Tour would kick off on September 26th with a headlining concert at the Ryman Auditorium.

 

FOR BOOKING:

Matthew Morgan | [email protected] | 615-963-3000

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Gin Blossoms

 

Gin Blossom’s fusion of pop, rock, folk, and country produced I-know-all-the-words mainstays that made the band a MTV playlist regular for almost a decade. “Follow You Down/Til I Hear It From You,” “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” “Until I Fall Away,” and “Found About You” helped sell over 10 million records for the boys from Tempe, Arizona. The band recently went back in the studio and released Mixed Reality in June 2018. These rock ‘n roll lifers are destined to continue creating, crafting, and performing their prolific catalog.  2018 tour highlights include 40+ headlining dates, standout slots on the bills at Summerfest and Innings, and the Kool Koncert at Pepsi Center with Rick Springfield and Loverboy.

 

FOR BOOKING:

Brodie Becker | [email protected] | 310-285-9000

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Mitchell Tenpenny

 

Mitchell Tenpenny is both an industry insider and outlier – an artist with a local’s love of Nashville who keeps a keen eye on what happens outside Music City. His fearless skill as a songwriter is evidenced on the Top 5 hit “If the Boot Fits,” recorded by Granger Smith.  Tenpenny’s Linden Ave, released in 2017, charted at #10 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart, #6 on Heatseekers Albums, and #12 on the Country Albums chart. His debut single “Drunk Me” has charmed fans with its clever mix of pop sensibilities and country roots.  Tenpenny has shared the stage with Brett Young, Kane Brown, Old Dominion, Chris Young, Jake Owen, Luke Bryan, and more.

 

FOR BOOKING:

Barrett Sellers | [email protected] | 615-963-3000

Mitchell Tenpenny


 

CB30

Brothers Christian and Brody Clementi grew up in Nashville surrounded by music. Their band name CB30 comes from Christian and Brody’s first initials as well as the date they were both born – the 30th. Playing around town, they caught the attention of Luke Bryan, who introduced them to some industry and contacts and the result was a major-label record deal with Buena Vista Records. CB30’s current single “Like It’s a Bad Thing,” co-written by Christian with Jay Clementi and Kevin Bard, was released in April and the boys marked the occasion with their debut performances at Stagecoach. In august 2018, they joined their pal Mr. Bryan at his stadium shows in Denver and St. Louis. The duo is currently in the studio working on their debut album and performing shows across the country.

 

FOR BOOKING:

Kevin Meads | [email protected] | 615-963-3000

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Essex County

Nate, Mark, and Kieran Bass make up the British trio Essex County. Their journey has been full of peaks and valleys. When the middle Bass brother, Mark, was only 11 years old, it became evident that he was a child prodigy. Before a sold-out crowd at Wembly, judges Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, and Brian May awarded him the title “Young Guitarist of the Year” and an endorsement from Fender. His equally-talented brothers soon joined him on bass and drums, and the pure magic of their vocals gave birth to the trio. 14 labels immediately pursued them. Universal won the bidding war and, under the band name Next of Kin, their career began.

In 1999 they embarked on the “Smash Hits Tour” through Europe with Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, and The Spice Girls. The next 13 years was a whirlwind of touring, five studio albums, and praise from the likes of Simon Cowell and Sharon Osbourne on The X Factor.

The Bass brothers now reside in Nashville and are working with mega-producer Dan Huff who lauds, “The talent is so immense and the harmonies are so rich, it is just undeniable.”

 

FOR BOOKING:

Barrett Sellers | [email protected] | 615-963-3000

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Mike Super

 

Illusionist extraordinaire Mike Super is an America’s Got Talent finalist. As winner of NBC’s Phenomenon, Mike is the only magician in history to win a live magic competition on live network television! Super’s life has been characterized by an obsession and passion for magic. The secret to Mike’s success is his natural ability to entertain and fascinate people. He has pioneered a new form of magic with his own inimitable, down-to-earth style and personality. Mike has brought the art of magic back to the people.

 

FOR BOOKING:

Robin Nemanick | [email protected] | 412-638-9100

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