Madeline Merlo releases new single “Dear Me”

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“Dear Me” is the brand new single from Canadian country artist Madeline Merlo. Known for her powerful vocals and songwriting skills, “Dear Me” is the follow up to her most recent successful singles, “Neon Love” and “Unraveling.” The new song has been officially released to both Canadian radio and digital music platforms.

“Dear Me” started out as a journal entry from notes Merlo wrote to her younger self. Merlo found that the feelings and emotions in her words resonate in today’s cultural landscape, where many young women struggle with the pressures of social media and turned her words into the lyrics of “Dear Me.” The new song features Merlo’s unique style with the catchy pop-meets-country fusion that she has become known for. “Dear Me” serves as a powerful reminder to girls and young women to be kind to themselves through difficult times, and to always acknowledge and celebrate their many strengths.

““Dear me” is a song that I desperately needed to hear in that season of my life and when we sat down to write that day it poured out so effortlessly,” explains Merlo. “Every line in this song is me, from self-sabotage to anxiety to being a dang goddess. As cheesy as it sounds, this song is about remembering who you are, where you came from and what you’re capable of. I was putting so much pressure on myself as a person and Dear Me was born by letting that stuff go.”

Merlo co-wrote “Dear Me” alongside songwriters Maddie Larkin, David Fanning, and Abram Dean in Nashville. A busy summer festival season is in the works for Merlo, who is gearing up for appearances at many events including; Country Thunder, Havelock Jamboree, Music in the Fields, Denim on the Diamond, Winkler Harvest Festival, and more. You can check out “Dear Me” on your favorite music platform right here.

Rising Duo SMITHFIELD Partners With Radio Disney Country for "A Day In The Life"

Country Music’s Rising Duo SMITHFIELD Partners With Radio Disney Country For “A Day In The Life” Video Feature To Promote the Upcoming CMA FEST Television Special
Sunday, August 4 at 8 | 7 Central on ABC Television

Nashville, TN – August 1, 2019–Country music’s hottest rising duo Smithfield partnered with Radio Disney Country during CMA Fest in June to give fans a behind the scenes inside look at what “A Day In The Life” is like for the duo during one of the busiest and most exciting weeks of the year for country music fans and artists at CMA Fest in Nashville, TN. Radio Disney Country followed Jennifer and Trey for a special “Day In The Life” as they hung with family and prepared for a full day of sun-up to past sun-set media interviews, performing for hundreds of fans at the Radio Disney Country stage at Fan Fair X and the CMA Breakout Stage, signing autographs and then finally at the end of the day the opportunity to be fans themselves as they took in the show at Nissan Stadium - where they dream to one day play.

Click HERE for Radio Disney Country’s feature on Smithfield’s “A Day In The Life” which is airing across all of Radio Disney Country’s social platforms to promote the upcoming CMA Fest television special on Sunday, August 4 at 8 | 7 Central on ABC Television.

Radio Disney Country has been a big support to the Texas-born duo as they make their rise to one day playing CMA Fest’s ultimate stage at Nissan Stadium. Radio Disney Country added “If You Were Mine” to their playlist where it debuted in the Top 50 on the Radio Disney Country chart the week it was released. Fans can hear Smithfield’s “We Make Our Own” from their We Make Our Own EP on Radio Disney Country now. The rising male/female duo has been named an artist to watch by Billboard, Rolling Stone, Huffington Post and People among others.

Smithfield has had a busy spring and summer playing high-profile shows including the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville House Concertat War Memorial Auditorium and New York City’s Joe’s Pub, Stagecoach and Hotel Café in Hollywood, CA.The Nashville-based duo has been on tour all summer on their We Make Our Own Tour in support of their We Make Our Own EP playing in South Carolina, Colorado, Montana, Georgia, Kansas, Iowa, Connecticut, Washington, Illinois as well as a show in Canada.

Smithfield has been featured or will be featured in media outlets including Cowboys & Indians, Texas Lifestyle Magazine, Taste of Country, The Boot, One Country, Sounds Like Nashville, PopCulture, Whiskey Riff, Celebuzz, Nashville Insider, Nashville Gab, Nashville Access, NY Country Swag and more.

We Make Our Own, the title track of the EP, represents and is symbolic of Trey and Jennifer’s philosophy and personal anthem in how they live their life and how they handle their music careers- by paving and making their own way and doing it all a little differently. The EP is released by Deluge Records.

We Make Our Own EP includes all new songs and all true duets from the Texas-born singer/songwriters. We Make Our Own EP is available HERE.

Smithfield teamed to work with multi Grammy-award winning producer/songwriter Seth Mosley and Mike “X.” O’Connor produced and co-wrote the EP. Their credits including producing albums for Francesca Battistelli, for KING & COUNTRY, Newsboys, Mandisa, Tyminski, Jaci Velasquez and another country duo High Valley among many others.

Their critically-acclaimed single “Hey Whiskey” garnered rave reviews and was the song that caught the eye of not only Sirius XM and CMT but it put them on several “Artists To Watch” lists including People, Billboard, Huffington Post and Rolling Stone among others. Rolling Stone included “Hey Whiskey” as one of the “Best Country/Americana Songs” in their picks of the week and the Grand Ole Opryinvited them to make their Opry debut and CMTchampioned the duo including them in their Artist Discovery Program to name a few.

To hear “Hey Whiskey” click HERE.

About Smithfield:

Smithfield was founded in 2011 with a dream as big as their home state of Texas. Vocalists, Trey and Jennifer, Smithfield took the stage by storm with their memorable music and stunning harmonies. Having grown up together, their on-stage chemistry is undeniably genuine and natural.

Country duos are a unique in the music industry. Two voices have to blend perfectly together, and that combination is often hard to find, even in two great singers. Against all odds, the duo has continued to persevere with their music and develop their sound. Trey and Jennifer have found that with a lot hard work and passion that anything can be accomplished. After only one year in Nashville, Smithfield had already landed opening gigs for established artists including Kane Brown, Scotty McCreery, Granger Smith, Dustin Lynch, Brothers Osborne and Old Dominion.

Mixing the heavily rock influenced background of Trey and the classical country tendency of Jennifer, Smithfield creates a unique blend of country sound that's different and compelling.

Proving to be the hottest emerging duo in country music, Smithfield’s song “We Make Our Own” is currently included on Spotify’s Wild Country Playlist.

To find out more about Smithfield go to their website https://www.smithfieldmusic.com/

To follow and connect with Smithfield go to, FACEBOOOK (@smithfieldmusic), TWITTER (@smithfieldmusic), INSTAGRAM (@smithfieldmusic); YouTube (SmithField Music)


EMILY ANN ROBERTS’ SOMEDAY DREAM DEBUTS ON TWO BILLBOARD ALBUM CHARTS

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Nashville, TN (July 25, 2019) - Country traditionalist Emily Ann Roberts released Someday Dream on July 12 and the debut project from The Voice alum landed on two Billboard album charts. Entering the Country Album chart at #25 and the all-genre Independent Albums chart in the Top 50, Roberts’ first official body of work is proudly making its mark.

“I am so excited about this news,” exclaims Emily Ann Roberts. “I never dreamed my debut project would land on a Billboard chart much less two. I couldn’t be more thankful for everyone that has been a part of it and a special shout out to all my fans for the continued support.”

Roberts spent the last three years writing and thoughtfully cultivating the music for this project. The EP, produced by award-winning Jason Saenz, mixed by Chuck Ainlay and mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering, features a collection of six songs, five of which Roberts has writing credit.

Listen here.

Earlier this summer, Roberts performed the title track “Someday Dream” on The Voice. She also shared songs from the EP at CMA Fest last month where her performance caught the ears of Rolling Stone who placed her on their list of 20 Best Acts of the festival alongside artists like Lil Nas X and Kassi Ashton.

About Emily Ann Roberts

Influenced by artists such as the Dixie Chicks and Dolly Parton, Emily Ann Roberts aims to take her love for authentic, classic country and make it fresh and new. She was raised on mountain music and bluegrass, so her love for that sound shines in her new country releases and sets her apart. After learning how to play guitar in the 6th grade, she began singing all over her hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee. In 2015, she placed as the Runner-Up on NBC’s The Voice. Roberts then began cowriting and recording her own music in Nashville while playing shows at venues across the country. After working for three years on her music, in September of 2018 she made her debut release of her first original song, “Stuck On Me + You” and then followed that with another passionate original, “I’ve Got Forever”.

Roberts is determined to continue creating music that makes an impact in the lives of those who listen. Her newest single, “Someday Dream,” has a message of taking hold of your biggest dreams and chasing them in every moment. Roberts wants her listeners to know they’re able to live out their dreams.

Roberts returned to The Voice stage to perform the single “Someday Dream” last month. Roberts debut EP Someday Dream is was released on July 12th and landed on two Billboard album charts.

Roberts was recently included in Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Acts of CMA Fest among hundreds of emerging and superstars artists.

Roberts also has a passion for makeup and fashion and loves the outlet it gives her to be creative. She is a collector of cowboy boots and is always on the hunt to find a new unique pair to add to her collection. She also loves baking and decorating treats for people to enjoy and dreams of having her own cookbook one day to share her favorite recipes with others.

For more information about Emily Ann Roberts, visit www.emilyannroberts.com

EMILY ANN ROBERTS RELEASES DEBUT EP SOMEDAY DREAMEP LANDS AT #4 ON iTUNES COUNTRY ALBUM CHART; TOP 40 ON ALL GENRE CHART

EMILY ANN ROBERTS RELEASES DEBUT EP SOMEDAY DREAM

EP LANDS AT #4 ON iTUNES COUNTRY ALBUM CHART; TOP 40 ON ALL GENRE CHART

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Nashville, TN (July 12, 2019) - Emily Ann Roberts, who Rolling Stone recently included in their Top 20 acts of CMA Fest, has always been a big dreamer and today one of her “someday dreams” comes to fruition. The country traditionalist’s debut EP, Someday Dream, is available worldwide now. The EP, produced by award-winning Jason Saenz, mixed by Chuck Ainlay and mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering, is a collection of six songs, five of which Roberts has writing credit.

“I’ve worked so hard for the past few years on this music and I couldn’t be more excited that it’s finally out,” exclaims Roberts. “I’m gonna take a minute today to enjoy my 'someday dream' of releasing a collection of original music.”

Someday Dream is currently at #4 on the iTunes country album chart, among such company as Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton and Runaway June, and #38 on the iTunes all genre album chart. It features three previously released songs, including the title track that Robert returned to The Voice to perform earlier this summer, as well as three new songs.

Track Listing:
Wild (Emily Ann Roberts, Nathan Chapman, Stephanie Chapman)
Someday Dream (Emily Ann Roberts, Jason Saenz, Seth Mosely)
Stuck On Me + You (Emily Ann Roberts, Oran Thorton, Jason Saenz)
Easy On Me (Emily Ann Roberts, Jason Saenz, Oran Thorton, Jen Schott)
I’ve Got Forever (Emily Ann Roberts, Jason Saenz, Heather Morgan)
God Must Have Told You To (Dee Briggs, Julie Forester, Brittany Taylor)

Check it out here.

About Emily Ann Roberts
Influenced by artists such as the Dixie Chicks and Dolly Parton, Emily Ann Roberts aims to take her love for authentic, classic country and make it fresh and new. She was raised on mountain music and bluegrass, so her love for that sound shines in her new country releases and sets her apart. After learning how to play guitar in the 6th grade, she began singing all over her hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee. In 2015, she placed as the Runner-Up on NBC’s The Voice. Roberts then began cowriting and recording her own music in Nashville while playing shows at venues across the country. After working for three years on her music, in September of 2018 she made her debut release of her first original song, “Stuck On Me + You” and then followed that with another passionate original, “I’ve Got Forever”.

Roberts is determined to continue creating music that makes an impact in the lives of those who listen. Her newest single, “Someday Dream,” has a message of taking hold of your biggest dreams and chasing them in every moment. Roberts wants her listeners to know they’re able to live out their dreams.

Roberts returned to The Voice stage to perform the single “Someday Dream” last month. Roberts debut EP Someday Dream released on July 12th.

Roberts was recently included in Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Acts of CMA Fest among hundreds of emerging and superstars artists.

Roberts also has a passion for makeup and fashion and loves the outlet it gives her to be creative. She is a collector of cowboy boots and is always on the hunt to find a new unique pair to add to her collection. She also loves baking and decorating treats for people to enjoy and dreams of having her own cookbook one day to share her favorite recipes with others.


For more information about Emily Ann Roberts, visit www.emilyannroberts.com



ROLLING STONE NAMES EMILY ANN ROBERTS ONE OF 20 BEST ACTS OF CMA FEST

ROLLING STONE NAMES EMILY ANN ROBERTS ONE OF 20 BEST ACTS OF CMA FEST

ROBERTS’ DEBUBT EP SOMEDAY DREAM AVAILABLE JULY 12;

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Nashville, TN (June 12, 2019) - All-American sweetheart, country traditionalist and talented singer/songwriter Emily Ann Roberts spent last week in Nashville among hundreds of artists and thousands of dedicated fans celebrating country music at the world-renowned CMA Fest. As part of the festivities. The Voice season nine Team Blake finalist took to the Nashville Acoustic Corner stage in the Bridgestone Arena capturing the capacity audience including critics from Rolling Stone, who named her as one of the 20 Best Acts of the festival, alongside other noteworthy artists such as Trisha Yearwood and Lil Nas X.

“With support from a scaled-down band, Roberts showed off some serious vocal firepower, stretching out stratospheric notes and tossing in tricky runs with the easy confidence of a pro athlete. But with clever, hyper-melodic songs like “Stuck on Me & You,” Roberts also showed she’s got plenty of other weapons in her arsenal,” praised Rolling Stone. Read the full article here.

During her dazzling performance, Roberts announced the release of her debut EP Someday Dream. The project, produced by Jason Saenz, mixed by Chuck Ainlay and mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering, will be available on July 12 with pre-sale beginning this Friday.

“I’m so excited to introduce myself and my music to the world with my debut EP Someday Dream,” exclaims Roberts. “I’ve been writing for three years and I’m so proud to be releasing my first project that gives a taste of all that is coming very soon.”

Someday Dream features three previously released songs as well as three new songs.

Track Listing

Wild (Emily Ann Roberts, Nathan Chapman, Stephanie Chapman)

Someday Dream (Emily Ann Roberts, Jason Saenz, Seth Mosely)

Stuck On Me + You (Emily Ann Roberts, Oran Thorton, Jason Saenz)

Easy On Me (Emily Ann Roberts, Jason Saenz, Oran Thorton, Jen Schott)

I’ve Got Forever (Emily Ann Roberts, Jason Saenz, Heather Morgan)

God Must Have Told You To (Dee Briggs, Julie Forester, Brittany Taylor)

About Emily Ann Roberts
Influenced by artists such as the Dixie Chicks and Dolly Parton, Emily Ann Roberts aims to take her love for authentic, classic country and make it fresh and new. She was raised on mountain music and bluegrass, so her love for that sound shines in her new country releases and sets her apart. After learning how to play guitar in the 6th grade, she began singing all over her hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee. In 2015, she placed as the Runner-Up on NBC’s The Voice. Roberts then began cowriting and recording her own music in Nashville while playing shows at venues across the country. After working for three years on her music, in September of 2018 she made her debut release of her first original song, “Stuck On Me + You” and then followed that with another passionate original, “I’ve Got Forever”.

Roberts is determined to continue creating music that makes an impact in the lives of those who listen. Her newest single, “Someday Dream,” has a message of taking hold of your biggest dreams and chasing them in every moment. Roberts wants her listeners to know they’re able to live out their dreams.

Roberts returned to The Voice stage to perform the single “Someday Dream” last month. Roberts debut EP Someday Dream is slated for release on July 12th.

Roberts was recently included in Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Acts of CMA Fest among hundreds of emerging and superstars artists.

Roberts also has a passion for makeup and fashion and loves the outlet it gives her to be creative. She is a collector of cowboy boots and is always on the hunt to find a new unique pair to add to her collection. She also loves baking and decorating treats for people to enjoy and dreams of having her own cookbook one day to share her favorite recipes with others.

For more information about Emily Ann Roberts, visit www.emilyannroberts.com


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