Their music has stood the test of time. Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, revered for unforgettable past hits, explore fresh creative territory in the present with their new project, “Lightning Strikes Twice”. Magical melodic songwriting and soaring sibling harmonies continue to ensure that this dynamic duo is still a vital part of the music scene’s future.
“After the Rain” was the debut multi-platinum album by NELSON, the band led by twins Matthew and Gunnar in the early 1990s. They zoomed to number one with their hit song, “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection,” which made history landing America’s iconic Nelson family (bandleader Ozzie Nelson, rock legend Rick Nelson, and twins Matthew & Gunnar) into the Guinness Book of World Records as the ONLY family in Entertainment with 3 successive generations of #1 hitmakers. NELSON’s “After the Rain” record and tour became a phenomenon just prior to the rise of grunge. The last major success of the good time rock’n’roll era, NELSON has had (1) Number One, (4) Top Ten, and (5) Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hit singles, plus (5) #1 MTV videos and has sold over 6.5 million albums worldwide! …continue reading
For the first time in Billboard history, an UNSIGNED teen rock band with NO RADIO play topped Billboard’s 2011 HOT 100 Physical CD Singles Sales Chart with their first THREE singles charting at #1, #3 and #4 positions.
The band’s first single, “SiCK,” released on 11.1.10, debuted at #1 in its first week. According to Billboard, “SiCK” sold more physical CD singles in 2 weeks than all other artists for the entire year of 2010. The band’s first single sold over 140,000+ in less than 6 weeks, making New Hollow #1 in Physical CD Single Sales for all of 2010. New Hollow’s second single; “Boyfriend” also debuted at #1 during its first week of release on 1.23.11 and sold roughly the same amount as the first single “SiCK”, but in even less time! Together the first two singles have sold approximately 300,000 copies collectively. Fresh off the success of their record breaking chart debut, New Hollow, released their third single, “Airplanes”, on 5.26.11, topping Billboard’s HOT 100 Physical CD Singles Sales Chart, making it THREE in a row! …continue reading
Heidi Newfield’s voice and presence in country music first established her as the center stage star of Trick Pony’s emergence in 2001. The hot new trio exploded as the biggest new sight and sound attraction of the early decade.
Armed with a collaborative history of platinum selling albums, Top 20 singles, ACM and AMA Awards to her credit, her distinctive voice and high-octane energy launched forward into a much-anticipated solo career. She was soon back with the 2008 release of her debut solo album, What Am I Waiting For, which birthed her memorable, self-penned solo hit single “Johnny & June”, which went on to achieve RIAA certified gold status now having sold of seven hundred thousand singles. …continue reading
Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the ‘70’s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” and so many more. Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs and played the instruments too, making them the first women in rock to do so. Heart continued topping the charts through the ‘80’s and ‘90’s with huge hits like “These Dreams,” “Alone,” “What About Love,” “If Looks Could Kill,” “Never,” and a string of other hits that showcased the sisters’ enormous talents as musicians and singers.
Nearly 35 years after their first big hit, Ann and Nancy Wilson were back in the Billboard Top 10 in 2010 with Heart’s “Red Velvet Car” album, and a Top 5 DVD (“Night at Sky Church”). …continue reading
From the band’s earliest days, the members of Gloriana have always known that good things take time. The country trio first came together in 2008 when brothers Tom and Mike Gossin moved into Rachel Reinert’s Nashville apartment. Together they spent months in cramped quarters, surviving on Ramen Noodles while trying to shape their sound. “Gloriana are three people who have played music for their entire lives,” says Mike. “But we never really caught a break until coming together. Tom and I played in bars for 10 years, but it wasn’t until the three of us got together that we knew we had something special.”
That something special has held Tom, Mike, and Rachel together through all manner of personal and professional struggles over the past several years: from relationship upheavals, to the departure of band-mate Cheyenne Kimball, to long stretches away from loved ones on the road, to wondering whether their music would ever catch fire. Fortunately it did when Gloriana’s 2009 self-titled debut album soared to No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart propelled by the gold-certified single “Wild At Heart”. That same year, they spent two years on the road with Taylor Swift and won both an American Music Award for Breakthrough Artist and a coveted ACM Award for Top New Vocal Group in 2010. …continue reading
Faith Hill has established herself as one of the music industry’s top vocalists, with a voice that is as powerful as it is recognizable. Her nineteen-year career has been highlighted by the sale of over 30 million records worldwide, during which time she has celebrated thirteen #1 singles and twenty #1 videos. She is the only female artist to have her last 3 studio albums — 1999’s breathe, 2002’s cry and 2005’s fireflies — all debut consecutively at #1 on Billboard’s Top Pop Album chart and Country Chart.
Faith is a five-time Grammy Award winner, who has also won 3 Country Music Association awards, 12 Academy of Country Music awards, 4 American Music Awards, and 4 People’s Choice awards. Her marketability knows no equal. Her ability to draw television audiences nationwide is evidenced by the success of her own network television specials; 2000’s CBS network broadcast of “Faith!”, NBC network’s broadcast of 2002’s “Faith Hill: When the lights go down,” 2005’s “Faith Hill: Fireflies,” as well as hosting CBS’ “Home for the Holidays” in 2008 and 2009. In 2008, Faith released her first christmas album, Joy to the World, and performed those songs with an orchestra for PBS’ soundstage that same year. …continue reading