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Friday, November 13
11 AM – 2 PM
2 PM – 6 PM
6 PM – 11 PM
About the Artists
Matt Rogers has reached a growing, global audience enamored with his raw, country-at-heart/blues-in-his-soul musical style thanks to weekly performances since 2018 at Ole Red in Nashville and a 200-date tour schedule across the U.S. sharing the stage with country luminaries Chris Stapleton, LoCash, Jimmie Allen, Brothers Osborne, Clint Black, Jake Owen, Cole Swindell, and more. The humorous and humble Georgia native has created a deep bond with his listeners through his emotionally gripping lyrics and unmistakable melodies. The Durango Boot ambassador is known for his energetic stage show, but he is equally at home in the writers’ room penning songs with some of Music City’s best tunesmiths and winning numerous awards including recognition from Nashville Songwriters Association, CMT, American Songwriter, and the Georgia Country Awards, which named him their Overall Artist of the Year. Now Rogers’ self-penned new music is poised to reach an even bigger audience since signing with Nashville-based Vere Music, with national distribution partner ADA. Fans and the music industry are taking notice including country music legend TG Sheppard, who opined that Rogers is “the real deal…the total package. A great singer, a great picker, and a great songwriter.”
Hudson Valley is a female-fronted band rooted in country vocals with a rock-infused sound, delivered with a healthy dash of sass, like only lead singer Sarah Owens can. After landing in Nashville in 2018 from her home state of New York, Owens hit the ground running with a group of musical kindred spirits. With Richie Owens on drums, Andrew Kosek on bass, & Matthew Farinelli on guitar, the foursome combined their influences in the rock & country music genres to create a sound that is authentically & uniquely Hudson Valley.
In May of 2019, Hudson Valley’s EP “Seven” debuted at #17 on the iTunes Country Album Chart. The debut single “Can’t Have Nothin’ Nice” garnered the band their first taste of Country Radio after being picked up by Radio Disney Country. Their single “(Unmistakable Signs of a) Bad Boyfriend” grew in popularity all the way up to #41 on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart in 2020.
In early 2021 Hudson Valley’s “Right Place Now” made its country radio debut surpassing their previous radio release and sitting at #39 on the chart already. “After their EP ‘Seven’ I wasn’t sure how they could improve on that effort but “Right Place Now” did just that! Sarah Owens’ vocal talent is undeniable.”[Undiscovered Nashville] You can catch Hudson Valley playing Ole Red almost every week. Be sure to follow @OfficialHudsonValley on all social media platforms because this group is creating quite a buzz up & down Music Row.
For most artists trying to break in the entertainment industry, authenticity is the ultimate goal. While many artists search for a certain image or brand, rarely an artist will come along who seemingly doesn’t have to try to create this, he just is. Nick Hickman is such an artist. A modern country act hailing from Knoxville, TN, this now-Nashville-based singer-songwriter doesn’t try to mimic anything out there, and instead delivers a high-energy, genuine performance tempering a passionate show with heartfelt and genuine lyrics that are insanely catchy and singable. “What you see is what you get,” Hickman says. “I do not edit myself, I do not censor myself. I am just me.” It is exactly this unapologetic and real personality that draws so many to nick’s music.
Perhaps most refreshing, aside from Hickman’s talent and ability, is his work ethic. Anyone who knows nick personally knows the extent of his drive and his unwillingness to settle for anything less than top of the game.
“I want to sell out arenas, I want twenty #1s, I want to play 200 dates a year, I want to be a member of the grand ole opry, I want an ACM award and a Grammy. I will not stop or sleep until I have all of them. I do not care what it takes, what sacrifices have to be made, or how long.”