2019 ARTISTS

Kip Moore’s current Top 20 single Last Shot is the second taken from his revered third studio album Slowheart and follows his fourth No. One hit More Girls Like You. Slowheart garnered instant praise from critics as Moore’s “most complete, cohesive declaration of his artistic sensibilities yet” (NPR) as well landing on multiple “Best Of” lists including Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, UpRoxx, Bobby Bones Show, Taste Of Country, Sounds Like Nashville, The Boot, PopMatters and Whiskey Riff.  

Slowheart follows the acclaim that surrounded Moore’s sophomore album Wild Ones heralded as “an impressively singular release from Music Row” by The Guardian and  his platinum debut album Up All Night that spawned three No. One hit singles, including gold certified Beer Money, platinum  Hey Pretty Girl and the double platinum breakout hit Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck.  

The journey Moore speaks to is a monumental one: from that of a struggling Nashville musician to a massive country superstar with his mammoth 2012 debut album Up All Night and an artistic adventurer with 2015’s sonically bold and critically revered second effort, Wild Ones.

Now Moore is set to release his most unflinching, distinct testimony yet: “I know how strong this record is. I know its capabilities,” Moore says of Slowheart, the country star’s evocative and profound third album. The culmination of an ever-evolving talent’s process of self discovery, the LP is a warm and honest embrace of Moore’s rugged rock roots and a showcase for his innate poetic prowess.

Central to Moore is the knowledge that in Slowheart he’s created a collection of enduring, sturdy songs, ones that showcase his knack for rich storytelling and are not unlike the albums he was raised on. Over 13 tracks, Moore unfurls acute accounts of loss and longing, confusion and conviction, frivolous falsehood and always daring to dream. “I want to be an artist that moves people to their core and that they hold onto forever,” he says. “That’s what got me into this; it was all for the purity of the music. I never gave two shits about money and fame,” he adds. “It was all about the songs.”

Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson — launched with the No. 1 country smash “Angel Eyes” and top 10 hit “Runaway.” The longtime friends and bandmates have gone on to garner more than 3 billion radio impressions, over 300 million plays on Pandora, and are nearing 3 million music video streams for the critically acclaimed “Whiskey On My Breath,” an epic ballad that “returns Love And Theft to the harmony-rich sound that first turned heads when they started out,” (Rolling Stone). The ACM/CMA/CMT nominated duo has built a loyal fan base through their high-energy shows, infectious harmonies, and signature songwriting and is poised for the next chapter in their musical journey. The pair is currently putting the final touches on their fourth studio album, produced by legendary music icon Jim Ed Norman, and will release on Curb Records later this year. 

Jon Langston Georgia native, Jon Langston, has always had a love for music of all kinds, but has not always pursued a career in the music industry. Even though he had a band in 8th grade with a few  hometown buddies - including longtime friend and  “Issues” drummer Josh Manuel who co-produced Langston’s first two EP’s in 2013 - it was nothing more than just a fun hobby for Langston at the time. Instead, Langston set his sights on playing football in high school and earned a Division I scholarship to play at North Carolina’s Gardner Webb University in 2009. It was not until his junior year of college when he picked up the guitar again. “I  suffered multiple concussions, and so the coaches, doctors, and myself decided the best thing for my health was to hang up the pads,” Langston says. “It was hard but I knew it was the right thing to do. I didn’t know what God had planned for my life at the time.” Langston turned to music after his career - ending concussions by relearning the guitar, writing his own songs and posting them on YouTube. “It is crazy how God closes one door and opens another. I had no idea what was ahead of me with the whole music world.”

Since then, the now 26-year old Music City resident has not only scored a publishing deal with Sony ATV and is managed by  KP Entertainment, but has fostered his own voice in country music and landed a record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville. Langston has worked to develop his own style and sound drawing from a variety of influences. Growing up listening to everything from Alan Jackson to the Eagles, Langston has crafted a fresh, new country sound that is taking flight. His unique sound and songwriting skills have sparked a wildfire fan base across the country. From selling out the Georgia Theatre in November 2015, where Langston has witnessed great other country music acts take the stage, to opening for the very acts he once saw.  Langston played over 80 shows in 2017, including as an opener for big names such as Luke  Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice and Cole Swindell. Jon’s current single When It Comes To Loving You, has sold over 20k tracks and reached 500k streams in just the  first  week.

The week it was released, the single sat in the Top 5 of the iTunes All Genres Chart for over days and hit #2 on the Soundscan Digital Track Chart. Just like his newest single swept  the charts, Jon Langston is ready to takeoff and sweep country music with his passionate songwriting and fresh country sound.