Robbie Ansley

Robbie Ansley was born in 1967 a country boy from the start his family lived in a small share croppers house on his great grandpas farm in McDuffie County where his mother sang to him and he soon began singing with her at home and in church.

Ansley started writing country songs in 1996 when Robbie and a friend went around to a few local churches to play and sing also on a local radio station where Greg Harden called them the singing welders.

In 2003 Robbie won third place in the VH1 song of the year writing contest for country songs.

In 2008 he worked on a project with Standoff Studios on some songs for a reality fishing show that was aired on the outdoor channel called “The Catch”.

Ansley is also a published poet and Author writing short stories for a local paper and is now working on a novel.

Robbie formed several bands before joining a local Thomson band” Southbound” where he co-wrote songs on their album” Up To My Neck In Red” that was released in 2005.

They played all over the CSRA including “The Day In The Country” and at “The Country Club”in Augusta Ga.Later the band changed their name to “17 South” where Ansley Co-wrote more songs on their Album released in 2008.

They opened For over 25 Major Artist Such as Tracy Lawrence, Trace Adkins, Shenandoah, John Anderson, Danielle Peck, T-Gram Brown, Jeff-Bates and Lady Antebellum just to name a few.

The Band Broke up in 2009. and he is writing new songs and and now Robbie is working on his book plus doing artwork to sell to pay for his recordings right now in the studio recording his first solo album . What keeps him going is his love of music that runs so deep.

Right now he is currently involved in doing his Facebook live show called The Pea Ridge Junktion, and working on his record hopefully ready to release it sometime in September, to iTunes and radio stations across the country , daily working on his art, and also writing his book.

Robbie plans on playing locally soon but hopefully getting the right call and playing across the country and someday play at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

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Lennon Daniels

Lennon Daniels is a country singer-songwriter originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, who now resides in Stouffville, Ontario.

In 2004, Lennon moved to the United Kingdom where he toured and received radio play on several local radio stations.

With a powerful, soulful voice, and his deep ties to country, rock and blues, Lennon lays it all out as a storyteller with passion and heart.

Over the past decade, his focus has purely been on songwriting and developing his craft with a fresh, unique sound, which will no doubtably capture the hearts of his audience.

In August, 2017, Lennon teamed up with award winning producer, Douglas Romanow (Justin Bieber, Johnny Reid, Chantal Kreviazuk), and together started working on Lennon’s debut single, Break Free.




The song was co-written with Nashville based songwriter, Brian Donkers (Kari Lynch, Twin Kennedy, Alessia Cohle, Nicole Rayy) and recorded at Noble Street Studios (Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, Drake, Justin Bieber, The Chainsmokers) in Toronto.

Break Free is described as an upbeat, playful, melodic track that has that Tom Petty, 90’s feel, which is sure to push the reset button on country music.

Break Free is slated for release in the Spring of 2018. When you hear Lennon’s music, you latch on to his powerful lyrics and easy flowing melodies, and a voice so pure, that will leave you absolutely breathless.

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The Ohio Weather Band

The Ohio Weather Band formed in a small town in Ohio­ before the members even realized it. Corey King (guitar/vocals), Derek Strata (bass/vocals) and Ray Lumpp (percussion/vocals) were friends long before bandmates.

Corey had written songs for a solo EP (“Ohio Weather”) and asked his friends Derek and Ray to perform on the record as bass player and drummer, respectively.

At that point, the band was established. In 2014, The Ohio Weather Band released their self­-titled, debut album.



Most of the album was recorded by the group, though they managed to salvage a few guitar and drum tracks from previous recording sessions. The album was produced, mixed and packaged solely by the band.

This served as a local and regional launching pad for OWB: local magazines and newspapers supported the album and honored it as one of the best area albums in Cleveland, OH and Canton, OH. Shortly afterwards, The Ohio Weather Band went on a self-­booked three week tour around the Midwest and Eastern US.

“Crooked Light” is the sophomore release by The Ohio Weather Band.

The album was, again, self­-recorded in various locations including a garage loft and the basement of a house in Akron, Ohio, in which the members currently live.

Unlike the group’s last, self-­titled album, “Crooked Light” was not completely an in-­house project. Spencer Martin joined the team to co-­produce and co­-mix the album.

The result is an album with a fresh sonic perspective and evolved songwriting. Lyrically, the album projects the thoughts and experiences from skewed perspectives.

Regarding the songs, Corey says, “It seems like there are simple, obvious meanings to the songs, but there’s something bigger behind it.”

The Ohio Weather Band is excited that their new  “Don’t Try” EP is set to release in spring 2018.


Ashlynne Vince

Ashlynne Vince – CCMA Recording Artist/ New Single now at Radio & on Itunes ‘Take Cover’.

This past September, Ashlynne made the permanent move to Nashville, TN. where she now works as one of Tootsies daily singers performing regularly downtown on Lower Broadway

Ashlynne Vince is a Canadian singer/songwriter who has had the privilege to work with many well-known artists on both sides of the border.

She has released 3 singles to Canadian Country radio and her 3rd single, Take Cover,is currently being played on radio stations all across Canada, coast to coast.



Ashlynne Vince is excited to call Nashville, TN home! After many months of careful planning, Ashlynne has made the move to Nashville where she continues to song-write and collaborate with some of Country Music’s finest.

Her 4th single “Love You Anyway “is being released to Canadian Country Radio on January 15th, 2018

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Single – ‘Take Cover’
Single – “Stupid Love”
Single – “No Boys Allowed”
Ed Gary

Country Music Hall of Famer, Ed was born Edward Gary Holcombe in 1945 to the Reverend Earl Forrest Holcombe and Maybell Kathrine Dean Holcombe at the John Gaston Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Ed Gary, as country music fans came to know him, grew up around music as Memphis was a melting pot for music genres like Gospel, Rockabilly, Blues and Country. and with both sides of his family being blessed with singers and musicians. In addition, both his father and mother were gospel singers, so it came natural for Ed to find the interest to be a singer and musician.

Ed first sang in his father’s church at the age of three. He learned to play guitar by the time he was nine years old. And shortly after that, he was being heard on a weekly radio show when he was just ten!


Ed later moved to Nashville where he continued to hone his talents with country music and gained the respect and support of the country music community.

His made his first recording at the age of seventeen (circa 1962) – a couple of country classics – “Blackboard Of My Heart” b/w “Am I That Easy To Forget”.

Those recordings were the beginning of a long career in the music he loved—Country Music.

It was in 1980 that he met music producer John (Fish man) Fisher. In the latter part of the 1980s and early 1990s, Fish Man would produce Ed’s music for the Player International Label, leading to three Number One hits for Ed.


The only “problem” was that they were all Number One in Europe and only made it as high as the Top 30 charts here in the United States.

Mr. Fisher suffered a major stroke in 1993 and that meant Ed was without a producer again. But he regrouped and released a TV album for CMI in early 1993.

To date he has had 18 # 1’s on indie charts world wide

Ed now lives in Glendale, Arizona, which is a suburb of Phoenix. Ed is still singing and playing bass in his four piece band plus being booked as a single and duo shows.

Over the years he has been blessed to work with some of the biggest and best names in the music business. In early years he was a front man for many big acts and later as opening act for package shows. He was also the headliner of his own shows.

To name a few he has roused the crowds for: Ernest Tubb, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, David Houston, Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman, Bill Anderson, Roy Acuff, Little Jimmy Dickens, Hank Snow, Tanya Tucker, Barbara Mandrell. and many more.

Ed even did a pre show for Elvis. As you can see, the list goes on and on.

He has hosted his own television and radio shows across America. He was featured on The Ralph Emory Show, The Jerry Lewis Telethon in its early days, Lee Mace’s Ozark Opry from Osage Beach, Missouri and and last, but not least, The Grand Ole Opry.

He is now President/Talent coordinator and General Manager of the Prescott Opry.

Ed has also found the time to appear in a few movies, 96 in all, such as Coal Miners Daughter and Smokey and the Bandit.

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Terry Jennings

This article is provided in whole by Author: Terry Jennings and submitted by Sheri Lynn to Randy Lockhart (editor-in-chief) for the Magazine.

Terry Jennings

Terry Jennings is CEO and founder of Korban Music Group, LLC.  Jennings was introduced to the music business at an early age through his work as production manager for his father, West Texas Legend Waylon Jennings.

His combination autobiography and memoir, Waylon Tales of My Outlaw Dad (Hachette, 2016), was praised by Willie Nelson “a terrific tribute, from a son to his father”.

Born when Waylon was only nineteen, Terry came of age just as Waylon’s career hit the stratosphere with hits like “I’ve Always Been Crazy” and “Good Hearted Woman,” one of his famous Willie Nelson duets.

Terry dropped out of high school at the age of 15 and joined his dad on tour, and the two became more like brothers than father and son.

On the road, they toured with legends like Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Jessi Colter, Waylon’s fourth and final wife and many more legendary entertainers.



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Together father and son led a hard-partying lifestyle centered around music, women, and drugs.

Waylon’s success—critical acclaim, bestselling albums, sold-out tours, and even TV stardom on The Dukes of Hazzard—was at times eclipsed by his demons, three divorces, crippling debt, and a depression that Terry traces to the premature death of Buddy Holly. (Waylon was supposed to be on Holly and Ritchie Valens’s doomed flight.)

Through it all, Terry worked on the touring crew, helped manage Waylon’s career, and became one of his father’s closest confidantes.

Debunking myths and sharing incredible never-before-told stories, this book is a son’s loving and strikingly honest portrait of his father, “the greatest Outlaw country musician to grace this earth” and an unlikely but devoted family man. Waylon: Tales of My Outlaw Dad will resonate for generations of fans.

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In his revealing new book, Waylon Jennings’ son Terry discusses his father’s legacy and what he really thought of the ‘outlaw country’ movement.”— Wide Open Country”

Waylon: Tales of My Outlaw Dad is a quick, fun read that offers the reader an intimate look inside a world that doesn’t exist anymore.”—VICE”
Tender but lucid memoir that doesn’t sugarcoat Waylon’s raucous life.”—Garden & Gun
Waylon: Tales of My Outlaw Dad

“I’m so excited about Terry’s new book.”—-Dolly Parton
“As his son Terry wonderfully captures in this book, Waylon was an outsider trying to figure out how to be in a town like Nashville and stay true to his music and who he is”. – Keith Urban

From the Foreword by Ken Mansfield” “The Man”- Head of Apple Records US, Award winning Producer
There are many stories about Waylon . . . the family man, the creative genius man, the quiet man, the king-of-the-six-day-roar-man, the uncommon man, the legendary man…

I thought I knew Waylon but I met all of him for the first time in these gutsy and poignant pages. I rode shotgun with the “Hoss” for five years as his producer and close friend – but Terry Jennings was his first-born and was with him for the long ride – a father and son story.

People called Waylon many different names over the years – some in jest, some in anger, some in love but Terry simply called him his “Ol Man.”

Forget the books by wannabe outsiders and biographies with agendas – this one let’s you hear the music, feel the road, get your parts a little dirty and…walk away with a whole lot of Texas on ya!
Ken Mansfield – Author, Award winning Producer, Former U.S. Manager Apple Records

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Tony Ray Jones

From the age of 12 his vision for life involved being a singer and musician. As a child, he would imagine he was standing before a large crowd singing for them, making them laugh, and making them happy.

Of course, this was not a vision he could realize overnight. Instead, the road to where he is today required many years of hard work and artistic growth.

Their studio started in 2005 as the result of a tragic accident. Tony fell to the ground from the roof of a three-story house and he should not be alive today.

“The injury changed my life. I had no way to earn a living and no direction. I was unable to walk for over a year, but at some point during that year, I began to get past the shock and stop wondering why it had happened to me or what was next for my life. I began to view the accident as a blessing instead of a barrier.” says Tony

“My lifelong desire was to become a professional performer. I wanted to become a singer, songwriter and musician, and I traveled and performed throughout the United States for over two decades. I spent many years working for the Opryland Talent Agency here in Nashville. Music has been my life and my calling since the age of twelve.”

“However, the responsibility of a new family, discovering my faith and eventually, my injuries from the accident changed all of that. After so many years on the road, I put my life as a musician and performer on hold and devoted myself to a new career. While the accident caused great damage to my body, it also enhanced my vision for the future. It was a blessing in disguise – the boost I needed to change the direction of my dream.”

“I became resourceful and made the most out of my situation and the talents God had given me. In 2005, I set up a studio in my kitchen and began creating music again. I was able to record quality songs for publishers; I began doing voice-over work and created guitar demos for friends.”

Advances in technology have changed the way he records music, and in turn, it changed his life. Tony was able to use his computer and a small audio interface to record guitar and vocal demos.

With his experience and background as a performer, songwriter, producer and engineer now with a full production studio, he can now focus his energy on helping others achieve their dreams and goals while also serving his passion to create good music.

“I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and grew up in Mobile, Alabama. In 1978, I launched my professional career, performing with bands throughout the South. I was a side man in those days, playing guitar and banjo. And all through my early years as a musician, I planned on someday making the big move to Nashville.”

“1989 was a pivotal year for me. It was then I recorded “Three Wishes,” my first album, and began opening for Willie Nelson, Ed Bruce, Dan Seals, Sawyer Brown and other greats. I’ll never forget the night I played the Holiday Inn in Bryan College Station, and a man came up to me and said, “Hey, you’re pretty good!” That man was Tom T. Hall. Tom T. proceeded to invite me to open for him in Fort Hood, Texas. That Fort Hood show was phenomenal, and Tom T. remains one of my inspirations. In fact, it was after I spoke with him following the Fort Hood show that I finally decided to journey up to Nashville.”

“My 1989 vacation to Nashville changed my life. Above the legendary Grand Old Opry I saw a sign: “Opryland Talent Agency – Holding Auditions.” It was too exciting of an opportunity to pass…so they ended up hiring me! Specifically, the agency asked me to return in May 1990 to entertain on the General Jackson Showboat which is still in operation today.”

In Nashville Tony performed six days a week; he worked at Opryland Theme Park and Opryland Hotel in addition to the General Jackson Showboat. It was a tremendous experience, ideal for networking. It also helped him develop his own unique sound, a mixture of the musical styles he has loved since childhood: country, folk, blues and bluegrass.

“Sadly, Opryland Theme Park closed its doors in 1997. I decided to take a break from music and try new endeavors. I moved back to Texas, and by 1998 was serving as a staff member at International Gospel Outreach (IGO), a missionary agency based in Semmes, Alabama. This position allowed me to train people about to leave for missionary work in such places as Africa, Cuba, Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. I stayed with IGO for four years, and it was a fantastic place to work. They even let me travel around as a “musicianary” – that is, a musical missionary! During this period, I also graduated from the International College of Bible Theology.”

After IGO, Tony spent three years as an audio technician with a sound reinforcement company called DB Enterprise. “As fate would have it – and it definitely seemed like fate – my business partner Greg James asked me to start a new DB Enterprise branch in Nashville. I agreed immediately.”

“In Nashville, I worked as an audio engineer, and my wife Patty and I also started Backwoods Recording Studio, which was headquartered in the kitchen of our house.” says Tony

“Tony says: “I’m thrilled to spend my time these days writing songs and producing demos for Backwoods Recording Studio’s many gifted artists. I am now dedicated to using my musical knowledge, and my knowledge of the industry, to help others realize their musical dreams.”
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Kevin Fischer

Kevin Fischer Born in 1972 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan in Canada. “There was always what is classic country now, playing in the house. Which instilled my deep love for country music. Especially artists like George Jones, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash.” says Kevin

Even though music was always around and a big part of his life, “it was not until my early 20’s; in the mid 1990’s, when I found my voice, a bit of a late bloomer, I guess.” says Kevin. At this point he was now living in Calgary, Alberta and started hosting karaoke shows to start honing his singing voice and getting comfortable in front of audiences.

“During a chance meeting one night at one of the shows I met a guy that worked for WSM radio that happened to be in Calgary that would set the course of my life for the next few years. Long story short, within a few weeks I was in a studio recording my first single that I had wrote, Put The Word Out, and was on my way to Nashville.” says Kevin

Like so many before and so many after Kevin and some bad luck and bad advice along the way, he ended up going home. Just thankful for the shot and the experience.

“The dream and the music, the fire now burned hotter than ever and through the early 2000’s to end of the decade I spent a lot of time on the road as one half of the duet Silhouette touring Western Canada.” says Kevin

More recent years have been spent on writing because of a diagnosis of chronic migraines and cluster headaches. The chronic migraines are the toughest to get through because the doctors have not been able to break his current cycle that he is in. “I have had my current migraine for over 3 1/2 years with no break. 24 hours a day in constant pain.” says Kevin

“So just getting through each day some days is a victory for me. But I will not let this beat me and I will not give up because the music still lives in me.” says Kevin

Kevin says “as any artist can attest to, once you have sang one song that has moved someone, you want to sing another.

Once you have wrote one song, that has touched someone’s heart, you want to write another one. Well my song has not been sung and my pen still has ink.”


Steff Nevers

Born 1975 in Norway. Steff Nevers grew up in a little community called Modum where he developed a deep appreciation for music. As a young country boy he listened a lot to Kenny Rogers as his father was a big fan. With deep musical and artistic roots in the family it was no doubt what this young boy was destined to do. Steff’s grandfather was a musician and a violin-maker, this gave the young boy inspiration to study the art of classical violin. But after moving to the city Drammen in Norway he started playing guitar.

As a teenager he played in different local bands and started studying the arts of classical guitar. Steff became renowned for his good musical ear and exceptional guitar skills and was hired as a session guitarist in many occasions. At his young age he also won several classical guitar talent competitions.

It was merely accidental that Steff started singing in his early twenties. At a party with some friends they made him aware of his great country voice. He started digging into country and Bluegrass music and discovered a whole new world. Like so many others he found inspiration in Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson. This was the trigger for a career in country music.

In the summer 2007 Steff gets on a plane and flies to Nashville to do the recordings of his first album. The team in Nashville got him the best musicians available in the country music industry today.

After making a successful and highly acclaimed album an historic event took place. First country artist in Norwegian history to get signed with Universal Music in Norway.

In early 2009 they launched the album ‘Closest To MY Heart’ with one of the biggest PR campaigns in Norwegian history. Within 2 weeks the album went Gold and was nominated for a Norwegian Grammy.

After a rocket start in Steff’s career he was personally invited by the country star Toby Keith to support his European tour. When Toby was on stage he couldn’t say enough good things about Steff supporting his show.

The Year after Steff went to Nashville once again to record the follow up album. Again he produced the album himself and was yet again able to make a highly acclaimed album ‘Ain’t No Bad Life’.

Once again Steff was nominated for a Norwegian Grammy.
After touring Norway’s music scene he started to get noticed in the rest of Europe. Resulting in performances in countries like France, Germany, Scandinavia and Spain amongst others.

This led to a nomination by the British CMA award as ‘European artist of the year’ and 3 LDA Hall of fame awards.

In 2012 Steff’s team launch a live album ‘LIVE from the country’ with raving reviews. This album was very successful In north of Spain.

Almost all the songs on his albums has become a line dance. 2015 the last studio ‘Million Kinds of Heaven’ was released on his own label.

Now, Steff Nevers is planning on releasing new singles across the world.

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“Big City Cowgirl”

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Sondra Toscano is a New York songwriter, vocalist, and entertainer who records under the name “Big City Cowgirl.” Her unique, raspy voice adds flavor to her brand of Country Music which has its roots in all types of music. Toscano’s love of music dates back as far as she can remember.

She has been songwriting since she was a pre-teen. Her parents’ musical tastes were comprehensive and she was exposed to all genres, but her mother’s penchant for country music was quickly passed along to her. Toscano notes that country music tells a story in a way like no other so she naturally gravitated to it. In fact, her country music ode, “Country Music In My Heart,” tells the story of how she fell in love with country music.

To what she listened and what she wrote, however, were largely different for quite some time. Toscano joined bands playing all styles of music and wrote the gamut. She even created an East Coast/West Coast female dance music duo! But country music found its way back to the surface after she took some time to focus on starting a family and establishing a career in law.

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When she realized that she didn’t have to trade a personal life for a career in music, she started songwriting again. What she wrote has become her signature. She acknowledges that she doesn’t follow the mainstream – she writes from her heart and soul – whatever comes naturally – and hopes that it makes her mark . Her aim is straightforward – to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives through song. To that end, she says that her greatest desire is for her songs to become a part of the soundtrack of people’s lives. Toscano has already released an EP entitled “City Zipcode, Country Heart,” and several singles.

Her EP is a collection of some of her tunes, loosely based upon the life experiences of her family, friends, and acquaintances. “Rode Off Into The Sunset (That Night),” is an Americana inspired love story set in the Wild West, “Game of Love,” is a ballad which ponders the mercurial dance we all do towards finding our forever love, and “Love on the Open Road” is a feel-good, road trip song.

Toscano continues to make music despite her very busy schedule of working as a public service lawyer and taking care of her husband, toddler, and three adorable dogs. Her newest music will be released at the end of this year. “That Sure Looked Like Leavin’ To Me” is about reflecting on what went wrong in a relationship and remaining strong after a breakup and “We Got All Kinds of Crazy Here” is a sing-along bar song.

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Sondra has the full encouragement of her family, especially her little girl, who likes to help her write songs. Her music can be downloaded and/or streamed through Amazon, iTunes, and just about any other social media music platforms.
Fun Facts
Sondra is a strong supporter of animal rights. She does not eat meat or dairy and creates yummy dishes of her own for her family as they travel towards veganism.

Sondra has held all sorts of jobs which included working at a catering hall, as a camp counselor, as a secretary, as the administrator of a religious organization, at a pharmacy, as a promoter in clubs, as a manager for a band, as a prosecutor, and as a civil rights attorney.

Sondra has been the frontwoman for several local bands – she has sung heavy metal, rock music, dance music, pop music, and country.

Sondra has worked with European Producer “Big Don” Taylor and even moved to Greece for six months to record there.

Sondra has three dogs – all named after food (Peanut, Cocoa & Oreo) – and she would continually add to her fur baby menagerie if her husband hadn’t put a limit on the amount of animals in their home.

She likes to listen to all types of music including Rock, Reggae, Salsa, Merengue, Disco, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Americana, County and House Music.

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