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country Showcase 2017 | FEBRUARY 4th | Curb event center



"Brittany Ray is a singer and songwriter whose music is a blend of contemporary country, pop and rock. She was born in Dubuque, Iowa and grew up in a musical family; her grandfather was a drummer in a country/folk band back in the day, and her parents and two brothers all enjoy singing and playing other various instruments. Music became a part of Brittany’s life at a very young age, and she discovered her voice on the family karaoke machine in her living room. She started playing piano and guitar in kindergarten and eventually developed a passion for songwriting. At fifteen years old, she first visited Nashville and recorded her first songs, including “Love Is Worth It” which featured Richie McDonald, the lead singer of the country band Lonestar. This single was her debut as an aspiring artist in the country world. Currently, she is actively performing, writing and recording music, hoping to gain a bigger audience in the years to come. She has been working on a self-titled EP which will be released in the next few months. She is thankful for all the support she has been given this far!"


Lauren McLamb


"Lauren McLamb is a contemporary country artist who is driven by her passion of songwriting. Her underlying country sound mixed with her honest and genuine lyrics create perfect songs for her fans to connect to. Lauren will be graduating in May with a double major in music business & corporate communications. She is involved with Song Suffragettes, a weekly showcase of up-and-coming female songwriters in Nashville, and dreams of one day co-writing with her songwriting idols, Nicolle Gallyon and Lori McKenna. One of the most memorable times of Lauren’s career thus far was preforming with Train at the Raleigh show on their California 37 tour."


Kenzie Palmer

Showcase Winner


"Born and raised in the small town of West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, Kenzie Palmer was blessed to fall in love with music at a very young age. Although her influences range from classic rock, Motown, and country, she is a country/pop artist. Kenzie attended a performing arts high school in Midland, Pennsylvania. After graduation, Kenzie realized her true calling was in country music. She discovered Belmont and knew it was a perfect match. Last year, she performed in the Commercial Music Showcase as a solo artist. Since then, she has been working on honing her writing skills, and has recorded and released a handful of singles. Kenzie has performed at numerous events for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers, and Nashville Predators. She was also a finalist on the hit show American Idol. In the past few months, Kenzie has performed at writer’s rounds at the Listening Room Café and the Renaissance Hotel."


The olson bros band


"The Olson Bros Band came into the country music scene in 2013 where they won the Lake Fair Battle of the Bands and a National Country Songwriting Contest with their song "Sunrise," which earned them a trip to Nashville to be introduced at The Grand Ol' Opry. The band originated in Olympia, Washington and is led by singer/ songwriter brothers Luke and Isaac Olson. They are currently playing shows all across the Northwest and Nashville, and had over 50 shows on their 2016 summer tour including an opening gig for Craig Morgan, country music festivals, weddings, wineries, and concerts in the park. Some of the brothers favorite artists include Darius Rucker, Zac Brown Band, Sam Hunt, and Dierks Bentley."