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Episode 1 we head to JVC Broadcasting and Party 105 on Long Island New York, Reggae Explosion at the Emporium. Go backstage with Shane Housing, Kresha Turner, Egyptian and reggae superstar Shaggy.
Chris Lane hails from Kernersville, North Carolina where he began to play live shows after his college baseball career ended. Over the last few years, Chris has played over 500 shows, opening up for Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Chris Young and Brantley Gilbert among others.
Chris Lane has also been featured on Lee Brice’s “The Otherside Tour” and will continue to be on select dates with Florida Georgia Line throughout the year. Chris, who signed with Big Loud Mountain, is currently recording his first EP with producer Joey Moi.
Now and then, a song and artist can't be denied. Earlier this year, Cole Swindell was nothing more or less than a terrific songwriter with a Nashville publishing deal and a growing reputation as one of the city's most exciting young performers. Now, he's on the road to stardom.
The gateway is Chillin It, a song as infectious and groove-laden as anything out there, with a laid-back summertime charm that perfectly captures the guy who wrote and performs it. Independent radio airplay and social media quickly turned it into a sensation. With sales continuing to rise, Chillin It is trending to be his first Gold certified single.
Not bad for a guy who just three years ago was selling merchandise on tour with Luke Bryan, whom he'd once opened some shows for in Georgia. As anyone who's seen him perform can attest, it's working, and now, with Chillin It hitting airwaves everywhere, fans nationwide can get their first look at one of country's most compelling performers.
Sheryl Crow is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Her music incorporates elements of pop, rock, folk, country and blues. She has released eight studio albums, two compilations, a live album and has contributed to a number of film soundtracks.
She has sold more than 17 million albums in the U.S. and over 50 million albums worldwide. Additionally, Crow has garnered nine Grammy Awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. In addition to her own work, Crow has performed with the Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Michael Jackson, Steve Earle, Prince, Eric Clapton, Luciano Pavarotti, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, B.B. King, George Strait, Tony Bennett, Kid Rock and Sting, among others.
She has also performed backing vocals for Tina Turner, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Belinda Carlisle and for the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary celebrating Dylan's thirty years as a recording artist.
Dan and Shay are one of the hottest duos in country music. Warner Music Nashville’s new duo Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) are currently in the studio recording their debut album in Nashville, TN. The album, expected next year on Warner Bros. Records, will feature their newly released first single 19 You + Me.
Meeting in December of 2012, Dan and Shay quickly hit it off with their musical similarities. The two began writing together and from those sessions their relationship grew to include performing together. From there, the duo discovered an infectious original sound all their own, mixing country rock/pop seamlessly throughout intimate power-ballads and stadium-worthy hits. Born and raised in Natural Dam, Arkansas, Shay has been singing since he was a young child.
At 14-years-old he fell in love with songwriting and at 16 began learning the guitar. He officially moved to Nashville last year but grew up frequently visiting and recording in Music City. Musical influences include Rascal Flatts, Dave Matthews Band, Usher and Kenny Chesney. Dan was born and raised in suburban Wexford, Pennsylvania and has been writing and playing music since the age of 12. A Nashvillian since 2010, Dan has been on the local songwriting scene for several years. Musical influences range from Ryan Adams and Tom Petty to Kenny Chesney and Alison Krauss.