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Brit Taylor

Kentucky Blue

CD: $11.98 UNAVAILABLE

Brit Taylorís highly anticipated sophomore album, Kentucky Blue, is a drive down the famed Country Music Highway Ė Route 23 -- back to her Appalachian roots.† Grammy-winner Sturgill Simpson and renowned engineer and producer David Ferguson caught wind of the Kentucky gem after her self-reflective debut album, Real Me, garnered praise from Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and NPRís World Cafť.† The two legends didnít hesitate to jump in and get their hands dirty, producing the next musical chapter of Britís life story. The album is to be released on Britís own Cut A Shine Records in collaboration with Thirty Tigers.

Having the courage to find her ďreal meĒ set Brit free.† Kentucky Blue is a musical celebration of her healing and rebirth.† It exudes confidence with a touch of attitude that replaces the melancholy, contemplative sound of Real Me.† It is a progression of her life and her music and an introduction to the stand-your-ground and know-your-worth Brit of today.† It is a shift back to her East Kentucky influences where the cry of the fiddle, the moan of the steel guitar, the twangy banjo and the atmospheric string section are like a journey floating through space and time.

Brit continues to unabashedly write and sing about what she lives and what she knows and sees. Itís genuine. Itís who she is.

Kentucky Blue is Britís personal invitation to you to join her at her cabin in the woods for a bourbon, a swing on the porch and a story-telling song.

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Raye

My 21st Century Blues

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Four times BRIT nominated, RAYE is one of the most streamed artists in the world with over 2.3 billion streams of her music. She has a double-platinum, four platinum, two gold and three silver singles to her name. She is also indisputably one of the UK's premier songwriters. Her songs have amassed over 3 billion streams, having written for some of the world's biggest artists including: John Legend, Ellie Goulding, Khalid, David Guetta, Diplo, and Beyonce. In 2019 she was awarded The BMI Impact Award in recognition of her 'ground-breaking artistry, creative vision and impact on the future of music.

During the summer of 2021, her cries of frustration for not being able to release her album were heard worldwide, leading to a mutual separation from her label and allowing her to carve her own path. Having made her public tirade, followed by her personal 'declaration of independence', Raye in effect has obligated herself to deliver the ground-breaking first album that her 2019 BMI award prophesied. In 2022 she was nominated for the Ivors Songwriter of the year, landed R1 Brits List, made her debut solo TV performance on Jools Holland and made the face of Spotify's November Equal campaign. On February 3rd, 2023, RAYE will release her debut My 21st Century Blues. This is RAYE part two. It's RAYE on her own terms. -It's the RAYE of old, but reloaded. These are songs made by RAYE, for RAYE, but within that they're for everyone who has faced and overcome adversity. They're also anthems for other women in the industry, or stuck in a cycle of misogyny.

RAYE / MY 21ST CENTURY BLUES