Chris Stapleton


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  • Chris Stapleton
  • Lucie Silvas
  • Brothers Osborne

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Chris Stapleton: After just one decade in Music City, Kentucky native Chris Stapleton has accomplished more than most musicians hope to accomplish in a lifetime. His voice transcends genre and stands out among the homogenized commercial product typical of Nashville. Vivid, edgy, passionate - no matter the adjective used to describe his music, no word can truly capture the depth of his prolific songwriting, soulful voice, and honest musicianship.

He moved to Nashville in the fall of 2001 with a catalog of twenty songs, a suitcase, and his guitar. After hearing simple guitar and vocal recordings of the songs Stapleton had written by himself, Liz O'Sullivan was determined to sign him as a songwriter at the newly formed Seagayle Music. Frank Rogers and Chris DuBois were equally enchanted, and within two months, Stapleton had what many songwriters wait years for: his first cut. Fast forward ten years later, and he has too many successful collaborations to even count. Among those are cuts with Patty Loveless, Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack, James Otto, Brooks & Dunn, Alison Krauss, LeAnn Rimes, Trent Willmon, Trace Adkins, Steel Magnolia, and Trisha Yearwood; and co-writes with Peter Frampton, Vince Gill, Bobby Bare, and Marty Stuart. "It's therapeutic and an exercise in purpose, but for me, it's more of a compulsion than anything," he says of songwriting. He writes for any number of reasons - the commercial market, his own enjoyment, because he or a co-writer has an idea, but the joy of it - and his greatest work - is born of not ever knowing what the purpose is. Left to his own devices, he is aware that he can be "way out there," but his diverse catalog is proof that he understands consistency, creativity, and the importance of marrying the two to be a successful songwriter. "I don't sit around dreaming up singles for artists - that's just not gonna happen" - these claims that he doesn't take the time to worry about what direction writing will take create co-writes conducive to creativity, resulting in chart topping singles with Kenny Chesney, Josh Turner, and Darius Rucker.

In 2006, Stapleton joined forces with Mike Henderson and seasoned veterans Richard Bailey, Mike Fleming, and Tammy Rogers to form The SteelDrivers, a bluegrass band with rock, country, and soul influences. Writing with Henderson since his move to Nashville years earlier created a collection of remarkable songs, most of which were unlikely to be recorded by commercial country. Henderson expressed his desire to play a regular gig, and before they knew it, they were playing all original songs and catching the eye of record label executives. Their first record garnered the band a Grammy nomination, and their sophomore effort, praised by critics, earned them two more Grammy nods. Stapleton parted ways with the band in 2010.

In 2005, what began as four guys jamming in a garage quickly became a more serious musical venture. Although Stapleton is known for both commercial country songwriting and bluegrass, he knew that working with JT Cure, Bard McNamee, and Greg McKee would be something extraordinary. Initially, their personalities meshed well, but their chemistry together as songwriters and musicians made it easy to collaborate. Stapleton describes their process as a "discovery - it's the prospect of what you might make up next." It's hard to pinpoint where The Jompson Brothers fit genre-wise in today's market, but they are rock and roll in it's most basic form - straight ahead rock and roll. The Jompson Brothers self-titled debut is available on iTunes. <>

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Lucie Silvas: Lucie Silvas (born September 4, 1977 in Surrey) is a British singer-songwriter. Her singing, whilst playing the piano, has led to comparisons to other artists of the genre, such as Delta Goodrem.

Lucie Silvas (b. Lucie Joanne Silverman) is half Jewish, half Catholic, although unreligious. Her mother is Scottish and her father is a New Zealander.[1] Lucie grew up in New Zealand and left school at sixteen, where she became a backing vocalist for ex-Take That vocalist Gary Barlow and singer-songwriter Judie Tzuke. In 2000, Lucie signed to Chrysalis Records and recorded an album, entitled Forget Me Not - with tracks including the single "It's Too Late," "Diggin' a Hole" and "Forget Me Not." "It's Too Late" was commercially released in the UK, but failed to make an impact on the chart, and Silvas was subsequently dropped from her record label, prior to the release of her second single and debut album.

Silvas had also signed a publishing deal for her songwriting, and so, despite being without a record label to release her music, she continued writing, and had songs recorded and released by British artists including Sarah Whatmore, Gareth Gates, Rachel Stevens and Liberty X (who scored a top 10 hit single with the track, "Jumpin'").

Silvas lives in Leicester with her fiancé, Leicester Tigers and Ireland rugby player Geordan Murphy[2]. Her older sister Mia Silvas is also a singer-songwriter of her own right.

[Breathe In]

In 2003, Lucie was signed to Mercury Records, and recorded her second album, Breathe In, which was to become her official debut. Much of Breathe In was co-written with Judie Tzuke, for whom Silvas sang backing vocals for many years. BBC Radio 2 commissioned a radio show to track Silvas' development in the music industry, supporting her career, and adding her tracks to their playlist. The first single from the album, "What You're Made Of," entered the official UK charts at number 7, and a few weeks later the album debuted and peaked at number 11 (although it has returned to this position on multiple occasions). Following TV appearances on the Ivor Novello Elton John tribute show, and "All Time Greatest Love Songs" with Ronan Keating, Lucie released her second single from the album, "Breathe In", which debuted at number 6. Silvas then released further singles; "The Game Is Won," "Don't Look Back" and re-released "Forget Me Not," which entered the charts at numbers 38, 34 and 76, respectively.

Following the release of the "Breathe In" single in Britain, Silvas took her music to Europe, including Germany and the Netherlands, where she achieved critical acclaim and released a special Europe-only single, "Nothing Else Matters," her cover of the Metallica song. Breathe In was also re-released in the Netherlands as a special 2-disc edition, featuring a full live concert recorded there. She also re-recorded "What You're Made Of" for the Spanish and French markets, working with Antonio Orozco and Grégory Lemarchal respectively. A special re-recorded version of the song, featuring the Metropole Orchestra was released as the fourth and final single from the album in the Netherlands. In 2003, she did a duet with Spanish singer Natalia called This Time, and in 2004 also wrote the first single off Natalia's third album, called Sombras (Shades).

Silvas embarked on her second sell-out UK tour in November 2005, having seen Breathe In be certified platinum in the UK. Silvas continued writing during this time, including collaborating with the critically acclaimed songwriter Eg White, with whom she wrote the Will Young single "Who Am I".

[The Same Side]

Lucie's second album The Same Side was recorded in late 2006. It was released in October 2006 in the Netherlands and in March 2007 in the UK and the rest of Europe. The first UK single, "Last Year" was premiered on BBC Radio 2 in late August 2006, and a duet with Marco Borsato, "Everytime I Think of You," in the Netherlands. The Same Side was produced by Danton Supple, who produced Coldplay's X&Y. In the Netherlands, "Everytime I Think of You" charted on #35 on downloads only, topping the Dutch Top 40 in the next 3 weeks. It became her first Number 1 single in the Netherlands.

"Last Year" was the first single in the UK and peaked at #79, and #114 in Republic of Ireland. Following this setback, Mercury Records decided to postpone the UK release of her new album, which had been scheduled for October 2006; it was re-scheduled for March 12 2007.

The second single chosen was "Sinking In", a Pop/Rock song released on March 5, 2007 in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The single was released as a download only and did not create much interest and did not enter the charts at all.

The album charted at #62 on the UK Albums Chart in its first week, selling 8,000 copies in its first week. At the second week, the album charted outside the Top 100, selling only 2,000 more copies. A DVD of The Same Side has been released in the Netherlands.

Brothers Osborne: Brothers John and T.J. Osborne were born in Maryland, but embody the Nashville sound. Even with only one EP released, they've found Top 40 Country Hits with their singles "Let's Go There", "Rum", and "Stay a Little Longer".

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