We have 6 great singles in this week’s Texas Music Breakthrough from Moonlight Social, Chris Wayne Band, Adrian Johnston, Pushwater, Jenni Dale Lord, and Justin Michael Bell! LISTEN, SHARE, AND REQUEST! Let’s help these singles breakthrough on to the Texas music charts!
Moonlight Social, which is made up of Jeremy Burchard and Jennica Scott, just released their new single “Rub a Little Dirt On It.”
Following the radio success of “Heading South,” the title track of their debut album, the single is the pair’s newest music in nearly three years and is the first track from a forthcoming project. Written by Burchard, Scott and Texas native, Jo-Leah Tilbury, it was produced by Kelly Schoenfeld.
As Moonlight Social’s popularity grows beyond their Austin roots, they have received many opportunities that have put them in front of fans and industry alike.
Chris Wayne is not just another guy off the street that thought he should put a band together just for fun. He was born into a musical family. His grandfather was a recording artist in the 50’s and his grandmother was a dear friend and songwriting partner of Willie Nelson’s, so Chris came by his musical talents honestly. After many years of touring, playing as often as he could to anyone who would listen, Chris hit his stride, and hasn’t slowed down since.
The same can be said about Brian Walker, CWB’s lead guitarist. Not only can the man make his guitar sing, but he custom builds each and every one of this amplifiers to make sure that his tone is true. Now, the boys of Chris Wayne Band are ready for the big stage!
Whether she is winning you over with her southern draw or charming you with her resounding vocals; you are sure to quickly fall in love with this sweet darling. Making her first splash in country music with a her top 100 single Just Another Blonde , Adrian came out as a sassy-spit-fire woman determined on making a name for herself in the Texas music scene.
Following the momentum of her first single and debut album in 2014, Adrian released a second single in 2015. Avalanche took over radio like a landslide out of control reaching #21 on the Texas radio charts, and being one of only two female artists to consistently be in the top 50. This New Female Vocalist of the Year nominee showed off her chops in this song, and got the industry asking who is this blonde.
Money Tree is the newest masterpiece from the boys at the Pushwater camp. Coming straight off the heels of their acclaimed sophomore album “Love Songs and Other Lies” this single is like nothing else out there.
From it’s eloquent four part vocal harmonies, to it’s nineteen-sixty’s anti-establishment lyrics, it is thoughtful and extremely well put together. Recorded at renowned Fort Worth Sound, Bart Rose and the boys put that unmistakable North Texas attitude behind a barrage of tube amps, thick bass, and B3 organ. One listen to this gem and you’ll be convinced that their are still a few good storytellers left in world.
“There We Were” is a classic love song. You know, boy meets girl, they fall in love, and then it goes wrong, so they break up. But they can’t stay away from each other, so they get back together. Then they break up again. Of course they get back together again. And the vicious cycle continues. If that ain’t love, I don’t know what is!
For this fun toe-tapper, Jenni Dale Lord teams up with vocal stylist Kent Mings, of the Texas BelAirs, creating an ear worm duet that plays in your head day and night. Its tongue-in-cheek sentiment, mixed with a killer groove that entertains all listeners. This fun, feel good song will make you dance in your chair or spin around the floor, and audiences of all ages are sure to enjoy.
Justin Michael Bell is an up-and-coming country singer/songwriter and graduate of Texas Tech University Law School. Justin is making waves across Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas with his unique tone and easy style with songs about love and loss, hope and home, and coming of age in small-town America. He went to college to play ball at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. When an injury ended that dream, he uncovered a love for music and telling stories through songs about all the great and tragic things experienced while growing up.
Justin is now pursuing music full-time. When he’s not researching case law or reviewing Supreme Court decisions, he’s writing songs and touring from his home in Katy. Justin has co-written with well-known, hit songwriters in Nashville and Texas on songs for his next album and here’s a sneak peak at one of the tracks from his upcoming record.
Music addict, a sucker for heartbreak songs, and avid Houston sports fan! I’am also the Editor-in-Chief of Texas Music Pickers.