Radio Promotion for Indie Artists: Be Uncommon

Radio and Audience Growth Farmer D. Grant Smith
Recently I had the opportunity to discuss radio promotions with D. Grant Smith. He's a radio host, promotions expert and he specializes in helping musicians and creative businesses build audience tribes he calls Growth Farming. We had a great visit and I asked if he'd share some of his wisdom with you! So, without further intro, here's our interview...

1- D. Grant, how can building relationships with radio stations and DJs help indie artists? 

We live in a…

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Early Media Praise for The Road that Drives Me  

"Love this record...great songwriting...an album in the truest sense of the word."  
Charlie Mattos, Radio Personality, WSM Nashville  
"Shantell’s voice is distinct, and she’s a blessing to have representing women in music today."  
Wine Cowboy's Country Music Blog  

"One word to describe this album best would be honesty as Ogden pours her heart out and into this album....incredibly raw, packed with emotion, conviction and, at times, vulnerability."  
Something Country (UK) 


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Shan band posed

AmericanaFest Round-Up for Artists

Berklee Americana Showcase at The Family Wash with my Band
Michael Boris, Me, Bill D, and Nick Arbuckle

Nashville is now officially in recovery mode from the 17th Annual AmericanaFest extravaganza. The event brings thousands of fans and artists to town to celebrate Americana music in all it's fabulous forms, from country to roots, to bluegrass, folk and blues/soul. There were more than 200 live performances in 14 venues around town, and it was a great conference on many, many levels!

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VIP Album Preview Hosted by WSM's Charlie Mattos

Shantell Ogden with Charlie Mattos, WSM at VIP Album Preview Event
Nashville-based artist Shantell Ogden held a VIP Album Preview event to celebrate her fifth studio album The Road That Drives Me at 3rd and Lindsley this week. Attendees included publishers, hit songwriters, record executives and other special guests. The event was emceed by Charlie Mattos, radio veteran and co-host of Coffee, Country and Cody on WSM, 'the most famed country music station in the world.'

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Shantell Ogden Partners with Lime Tree Music PR

Luke Roberts and Shantell Ogden on site at Buckle and Boots Festival
Award-wining artist/songwriter Shantell Ogden signed an agreement today with Luke Roberts and Lime Tree Music PR to promote her upcoming release The Road That Drives Me to media and radio outlets in the U.K. and Europe.

"We saw Shantell's brilliant set at this year's Buckle & Boots Festival and spent some time with her there, and we're proud to be working with her to help grow her presence further here in the UK," said Roberts. "Having had…

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