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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



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Country duo Smithfield stripped down their newest single "Our World" for this live sessions video from the ToC studio. Watch as Jennifer Fielder and Trey Smith play off one another with the natural ease of a duo that's been around for 18 years, not eight.

"Our World" can be found on Smithfield's new We Make Our Own EP, released earlier this month. It's a song they both connected to on a personal level because, "our background of knowing each other since we were kids in Waxahachie, Texas. You literally think that’s your whole world you know,” Fielder says. “I feel like a lot of people grow up like that, with your high school boyfriend or girlfriend. You think you’re the only two people in the world at that point."

While "Hey Whiskey" featured more of her lead vocals, "Our World" is a fairly even split. It's the duo's harmonies that really separate them from a pack of country duos, however. For Smithfield it's just easy. There's a comfort among the two friends that's rarely found on a stage.

The new EP also finds them comfortable with the music they're making. Talking to Taste of Country about the ups and downs that come with starting fresh in Nashville, Smith and Fielder reflected on where they are today compared to several years and almost record deals ago.

“As a younger artist, you feel the pressure to stay in your lane of country music. It has to fit this certain mold," Fielder says. I think as you continue to create and as you continue to make music you figure out that I need to do what comes naturally to me.”

Still, the duo listened to country programmers in choosing "Our World" as their next single. After a radio tour in 2018 that included more than 100 stations in eight months, they felt the choice was obvious.

“Unanimously the PD would be like, ‘That’s your next single,'" Smith says.



Kylie Sackley has signed a publishing deal with Deluge Music.

“I’ve been a huge fan of Kylie’s since she came to Nashville and was fortunate to also be a part of her first hit single with LeAnn Rimes “Nothing ‘Bout Love” and look forward to much success together going forward,” said Deluge Music president Mark Friedman.

Sackley has also had songs recorded by Keith Urban, Sam Hunt, Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, and most recently co-wrote Walker Hayes’ chart-topper “You Broke Up With Me.”

“So excited to start this amazing new chapter with Deluge Music!” said Sackley.

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Deluge Music is expanding its Nashville presence with the opening of Deluge Management. The management company will be led by Chris Alderman, who was previously at the helm of Rough Hollow Entertainment.

Initial Deluge management clients include Smithfield, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Jason Scheff, and the Becky Buller Band.

“We are thrilled to be working with Chris and his associate Megan Bocklage and we are excited to provide expanded services to our artists and writers,” said David Robkin, CEO and Chairman of Deluge. “We believe there to be wonderful symmetry between our publishing, recording and management capabilities and we look forward to working and growing together.”

“I am so excited to get the opportunity to work with David, Mark, Emily Dryburgh and their incredibly talented roster,” said Chris Alderman, President of Deluge Management. “I look forward to continuing their passionate and creative approach to music. I am proud of what we have accomplished together as a team over the past year with Smithfield’s ongoing success and to what the future holds for Deluge Music.”

“Chris and Megan joining us is a perfect fit,” said Mark Friedman, President of Deluge Music added. “Their work ethic and tenacity bring great value. As we start our fourth year we look forward to all of the opportunities this union will provide.”

The Nashville and Los Angeles-based publishing, recording and management company is home to artists and songwriters including Smithfield, Madeline Merlo, Jason Saenz, Kevin Savigar, Olivia Rudeen, Mason Thornley and the recently announced Kylie Sackley.


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With the most weeks at Number 1 this century on the Official Albums Chart, it should come as no surprise that The Greatest Showman's Motion Picture Cast Recording finishes as the biggest album of the 2018, can reveal.

The hugely successful film soundtrack was released in December 2017 and in 2018 – where it didn’t exit the Top 5 for the whole year – the collection shifted 1.6 million combined sales. The album performed well across all formats, leading the way as the year’s best physical seller (CD and vinyl), which makes up 51% of its sales total, as well as being the most downloaded (17%) and streamed (32%) album of the year.

The longest-running Number 1 soundtrack in 50 years, The Greatest Showman spawned five Official Singles Chart Top 40 hits, including the Number 3-peaking This Is Me, 2018’s most downloaded single.

he news comes as the record labels' association, The BPI, revealed 142.9 million albums or their equivalent were either purchased or streamed over the past year - up 5.7% in 2018 compared to the previous year. Streaming, of which The Greatest Showman was at the forefront of, now accounts for over 63.6% of UK music consumption.

The best-selling album released in 2018, George Ezra’s sophomore album Staying At Tamara’s ends the year in the runner-up slot (691k). The album features George’s first UK Number 1 – and the UK’s Official Song of the Summer – Shotgun, and the Number 2-peaking Paradise.

Last year’s best-selling album, ÷ from Ed Sheeran, rounds out 2018 as the third biggest artist album (510k), while the cast recording of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which spent four weeks at Number 1 in 2018, occupies the Number 4 slot (374k). Drake’s fifth album Scorpion, which includes six Top 5 singles, rounds out the Top 5 on 300k.

MORE: The albums that spawned the most Top 10 singles

International acts dominate the rest of the Top 10, with Post Malone’s beerbongs & Bentleys at Number 6, A Star Is Born featuring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper at Number 7, Love from Canadian crooner Michael Buble at Number 8, and Eminem’s record-extending chart topper Kamikaze (10).

Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut is sandwiched between those at Number 9 following her double BRIT Awards win and the release of the collection’s Complete Edition. Dua ranks highest among British females, with the album being the most popular of 2018 not to peak at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart.

Elsewhere, Odyssey, Take That’s reimagined greatest hits and 2018’s fastest-selling artist album finishes in 11th, Andrea Bocelli’s first ever UK Number 1 Si lands at 12, plus Sir Rod Stewart, the oldest British male to claim a Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart, places at 14 with Blood Red Roses.

Ariana Grande claims 2018’s biggest album by an international female artist with Sweetener at Number 16, Arctic Monkeys’ sixth consecutive Number 1 album and 2018’s best seller on vinyl Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino impacts at 17, and the year’s biggest debut album from Anne-Marie titled Speak Your Mind is at 26.

Finally, Olly Murs claims the biggest album to peak at Number 2 on the Official Albums Chart in 2018 with You Know I Know at Number 28.

Anne-Marie leads the list of the biggest debut albums released in 2018, with the Number 3-peaking Speak Your Mind accumulating combined sales of 164k. Camila Cabello’s self-titled collection picks up the honour of the year’s best-selling international debut (125,000), with Cardi B in third with Invasion of Privacy (104,000).

Juice WLRD had 2018’s fourth biggest debut with Goodbye & Good Riddance, Britain’s Got Talent finalists D-Day Darlings claim the biggest debut album by a group with I’ll Remember You, while Beyonce and Jay Z round out the list with Everything Is Love, their debut album billed as The Carters.