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HELLER RIDGE SESSIONS GOING STRONG!

Nashville, TN-Heller Ridge is a new name to some in the Country Music and Southern Rock world but, to Jason Hollis and Kevin Herrick this has been years in the making.  They have been performing on the road touring and doing session work in studios for over 28 years; and have been writing partners for over three years now creating their upcoming debut album of ten new songs, self-titled “Heller Ridge.”  “We have been perfecting these songs for a few years now and we just want to make an album full of songs that fans will enjoy for years to come.  We really started out to get our songs heard as songwriters but we decided to go ahead and put it out ourselves as Heller Ridge.” says Jason Hollis.  Working along side of the guys is platinum-selling, recording session drummer, Patrick Maley who has stepped in to play drums and percussion throughout the album.  “The guys asked me to play over a year ago and I said let’s do it!  I have known these guys for years and love their songwriting so I jumped at the chance to play.  The guys came over last week and we started cutting drums and bass at my home studio.” said Patrick.  The album is at the half-way mark now and will hopefully be completed before this summer of 2018.  “We are so excited to get this album out to folks who want to hear something that’s different than what’s on radio right now songs with strong hooks that you just automatically start singing after you hear them.  Our biggest hope is that you like it so much that you keep spinning it again and again” says Kevin Herrick.  Be on the lookout for their debut album later this year.

LIFE-LINE WORLDWIDE MUSIC PUBLISHING: SONGWRITING 101

Presentation1 (2)Nashville, TN-Jason Hollis the owner of Life-Line Worldwide Music Publishing through BMI has been hard at work on a new batch of songs in a wide-range of genres from Country, Pop, Rock, R&B, and Praise & Worship.  “My new approach is starting to work; I usually demo out my songs on guitar or keyboard and record them on a digital recording device.  Then, head to Red Room Studios to record a basic acoustic track to check the song structure from top to bottom mainly to make adjustments of exactly what I’m hearing in my head.  I usually take a bit of time to listen over and over to the song to make sure that I like the lyrics, hook, the story-line, and is it a “hit” in my mind?”  I also make sure to listen to everything that’s current out there if it’s Indie or Top 40 not to compare but to make sure that my music isn’t dated-sounding.   For instance, when I’m working on an R&B or a Pop song I usually create a rough beat to play to so I get the groove that’s in my head and it makes it a lot easier  to create.  I had a good friend tell me that if you’re not writing everyday in some form or fashion then you’re not a real songwriter.  I took that to heart and now have begun to really push harder and hone my creative process to go farther than I ever have before.

HIP HOP PIONEERS ARE BACK WITH NEW ALBUM & NEW NAME!!

DOC-reunited-3Nashville, TN-Coal Mine Entertainment, Grammy and GMA Dove Award nominated recording artists, D.O.C. (Disciples Of Christ) are back after over a decade of silence. The Hip Hop Pioneers are in the studio recording a brand new album under a new name, Nimisilla Park.  The name change is due to being gone for so long and wanting a fresh start, because Nimisilla Park is where it all started in Ohio for founders Alton Hood and Michael Brown.  The new sound of Nimisilla Park is bold, unapologetic, and melodically infectious you’ll want to sing along on every song!  it’s a hybrid of Hip Hop, Rock, and R&B says Alton Hood.   Lyrically the group talks about their faith in God, hope, relationships, life, love, redemption, and cultural issues of the day.  “This new album is the genesis of our creativity and spiritual awakening.  Our mission is to unite the races, generations, and the denominations throughout the world.  We have been hard at work in the studio making sure that every single song leaves you wanting more,” says Michael Brown.