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GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist, performer, and songwriter Marcus King was downright destined to play music. By eight-years-old, the fourth generation Greenville, SC native performed alongside pops, grandpa, and his uncles for the first time. Logging thousands of miles on the road as “The Marcus King Band,” he established himself with unparalleled performance prowess and a dynamic live show. During 2020, he linked up with Dan Auerbach [The Black Keys] and cut his solo debut El Dorado, garnering a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Americana Album.” Beyond praise from NPR, American Songwriter, and more, Rolling Stone christened it “excellent,” and Associated Press went as far as to claim, “El Dorado already stands out as a definite high point of 2020.” In between packing venues on his own, he performed alongside Chris Stapleton, Greta Van Fleet, and Nathaniel Rateliff in addition to gracing the bills of Stagecoach and more with one seismic show after the next. Along the way, he caught the attention of Rick Rubin and signed to American Recordings.
Plugged into his old man’s dusty amp with a ’59 Les Paul in hand, Marcus set out to make a rock ‘n’ roll record in 2022. He didn’t disguise his ambitions at all. He didn’t hold back. He didn’t think about anything but writing from the gut, shooting from the hip, and playing straight from the heart. Joined by Auerbach, he made the kind of rock ‘n’ roll record that makes arenas and asses shake, and it’s called Young Blood [American Recordings/Republic Records].
After attending Vanderbilt University on a full ride, Meg McRee traded her newly earned degree for the pursuit of an unpredictable dream as a songwriter. McRee was validated as more than a driven idealist with the signing of her first publishing deal at Hang Your Hat, a creative joint venture with Concord Music Publishing and hit-songwriter Hillary Lindsey. Since, she has had songs cut by Grace Potter, ElleKing, Caylee Hammack, Paul Cauthen, Carter Faith, Ben Chapman and others. Meg has released four tracks off her forthcoming debut project as a songwriter-turned-artist with early support from playlists such as Apple Music’s Southern Craft,Spotify’s Indigo andFresh Finds, and Amazon Music’s Emerging Americana. McRee co-wrote the most recent groove-driven release “Tried & True”with tour mate Lainey Wilson, alongside songwriter/artist Harper O’Neill, and producer Andrew Petroff, painting a vivid picture of the feelings that go hand-in-hand with a love that is true, despite being tested time and time again.
Meg continues on Lainey Wilson’s Country With A Flare Tour through the end of February before embarking on select dates of Morgan Wade’s No Signs of Slowing Down tour. Her first full album Is It Just Me?, an album founded upon pleasantly unpredictable melodies, inquisition, and warm-hearted poetry that will make your feelings make sense, is slated for release on March 3, 2023.