Look out for the duo that go under the moniker of Cynammon. The project is made up from songwriters and producers, Caleb Turman & Austin Bello (formerly of Forever The Sickest Kids). The new track Smile released via Field Day Records is reminiscent of Capital Cities and The Neighbourhood. The duo has landed song placements on Showtime’s Shameless and The CW’s The Flash. The two work remote from their studios in Texas and Virginia and will release a several singles over the year.
Lauren Daigle just booked her first ever 44 date arena tour. She will perform the major cities like Dallas, Atlanta, Orlando, Minneapolis, Omaha, Nashville, New York and Toronto. The tour will finalize in her hometown at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana. Ironically, Lauren Daigle has only scored one top 40 radio hit whereas most artists need several big hits to garner a large fan following. Daigle built her following with deep album cuts and Christian Radio hits.
Before releasing her own music, the Nashville based artist Elise Hayes toured as a background singer and keyboard player for Carly Pearce, opening for Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, and Thomas Rhett. Song Placements include ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Freeform’s The Bold Type, and MTV’s Siesta Key. Check out the new song New York City which is a personal one for Elise. She says, “This song is a true story. In my own relationship, we are both touring constantly. I have a fierce desire to be independent, but missing someone makes you so vulnerable at the same time. Sometimes you’ll fly to New York City on a whim, or do something out of the blue just because you miss your person.”
Taylor Swift will join The Voice as a “mega mentor” for season 17. She’ll join the other judges including John Legend, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Kelly Clarkson.
“I heard we have a mega mentor? I heard it’s supposed to be one of the most successful people in music,” Legend says before Swift nonchalantly walks out of the trailer behind them as her latest chart-topping single “Me!” featuring Brenden Urie begins playing.
The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek was found dead in his New York townhouse on Sunday. He was 75. The Cars turned out a string of radio hits making them MTV favorites. Ric Ocasek was an extra-ordinary creative professional that wrote many songs for The Cars but also worked with Weezer, No Doubt, The Cribs and others. He was even hired by Elektra as an SVP of A&R.