Courtney Marie Andrews began her professional music career young. While many of her peers were piling equipment into vans and fighting to survive, she was on tour buses with hometown heroes Jimmy Eat World as a background vocalist. She then toured Europe as a background vocalist for Belgian pop-star Milo.
Still just 27 years old, she has now penned six full-length solo albums, including this year’s May Your Kindness Remain, named by Rolling Stone Country in June as one of the “25 Best Country and Americana records of the year so far.” Continue reading
Manchester Orchestra has a long history with Birmingham. The band formed in Atlanta more than a decade ago, a time when regional touring was imperative to building a fanbase. As fate would have it, the woman that would become lead singer Andy Hull’s wife was then attending Samford University. Continue reading
Erin Rae is one of the most recent additions to the roster at Florence, Alabama-based Single Lock Records. Her first album with the label, Putting on Airs, was released just two months ago, but she’s already earned critical acclaim. NPR, for instance, declared the record would “bewitch and enlighten the nation.” Continue reading