A-list Nation September Playlist
Cali-country band, Holiday State have released yet another catchy summertime single, “Sun Up, Sun Down,” Since forming the band in 2014, Holiday State has had great success both on and off the stage. Earlier this summer, they released singles “Friday Feelin’” and “Steal the Thunder” After returning from touring nationally with Sammy Adams, the brothers were invited to be guest judges and featured performers at the ‘Music Changing Lives’ showcase in Riverside, Calif. In Summer 2017, Holiday State was the supporting act for multi-platinum recording artists ‘O-Town’ at the Gaslamp in Long Beach, Calif. They also collaborated with EDM DJ/Producer Duo ‘Cherry Beach’ on a remix of their song, “We Smile.” We can’t enough of “Sun Up, Sun Down,” it hits our September playlist and we’re sure it will be around much longer then that!
Rooted in three-part vocal harmonies, southern twang, and pop hooks, Honey County is a female country trio featuring the stacked voices, songwriting and layered guitar work of bandmates Dani Rose, Devon Jane and Katie Stump. As one of Rolling Stone's “Top 10 Artists You Need To Know,” the band has maintained a busy schedule both onstage and in the studio, sharing shows with artists like Lady Antebellum, Brett Eldredge, Jake Owen and Easton Corbin while also crafting modern, melody-based country songs. With a prestigious placement of their song “Love Someone” featured in an episode of CMT's “Nashville” this past summer and the remix of “Los Angeles” on the NFL Network, the band is excited to be working on new music and released their EP, High on the Radio, in February 2019. Their music can be heard frequently featured on Radio Disney Country who was an early supporter of the band. This is countrywide country music, presented in three-part harmony. For tour dates www.honeycounty.com
Though his songs are fresh and he himself is young, Paul Bogart is an old soul with a knack for capturing time-honored traditions and summing up classic sentiments in catchy, three-minute songs. Exuding sincerity and a rare, down-to-earth charm, he is, simply put, the epitome of traditional country music. After nearly a decade of writing, playing and touring, Bogart has begun pulling in big numbers in every arena, literally. Whether it’s the main stage at the AQHA World Championships with thousands in attendance or the social media scene with over 3.5 million fans reached through all social video platforms, lead by “The Cowboy Way” and “Cowboy Ride” with over 2.6 million views, Bogart’s songs have connected with America’s Heartland in a real, tangible way that modern country has perhaps missed. He released Leather in 2017 which garnered critical praise for “grounding itself in the foundations of country music fandom's tenets of faith and family.” For tour dates www.paulbogart.com
Karissa Ella’s youthful and soulful style is a breath of fresh air in today’s world of country music. Inspired by the likes of Shania Twain, Gretchen Wilson, Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood, her music, writing and live performances attract people of all ages. Armed with a Music Entertainment Degree from Belmont University and having been singing for crowds from the young age of 10 years old, Karissa is one of country music’s rising stars! Karissa Ella currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee and performs at venues and private venues throughout the U.S, especially in Tenn., Wis. and Ohio. In June 2018, she completed her first EP, having co-wrote two of the three songs. “Had Enough,” “Get Drunk Drink” and “Yard Sale” are all songs that are representative of what’s happening on today’s country music scene. Her second EP, Blossom, is due out in early July. Her first single, “VACAY” will kick-start your Summer! Stay tuned for more great Summer songs like “Levi Jeans,” “Me and Luke” and “Rosé All Day.” Plan on spending a lot of time cruising along with Karissa Ella and Blossom! @karissaellamusic