Category Archives: Music
When you think of cowboys and country music, the cold climate and frozen tundra of
Alaska might just be the last place on earth that you would think of. But, the northern-most state in America is right where up-and-coming country artist, Doug Briney’s career is heating up. With nominations for Most Promising New Artist at the 2012 ICMA awards and Indie Artist of the Year at the 2013 Southern Star Awards, as well as scheduled appearances at Rodeo Alaska and the Alaska State Fair, this God-fearing road warrior with the warm baritone voice and love for all things southern, might just be the original Northern Cowboy.
Join us as we interview Doug on the Chattin In Manhattan Show and he sings his hit song “More than Jaust a Farm”
Tue, August 7, 2012 10:00PM
Kim Ward and Garth Sandiford interview the amazing Lisa Matassa as she talks about her
career and latest album “Sunrise Highway”.
Rising superstar and sweetheart Lisa Matassa is putting Long Island, New York on the country music map as she emerges on the music scene once again in an unprecedented comeback story for a forty something wife and mother of two teenagers. Her journey began singing in her bedroom into her hair brush to the likes of Barbra Streisand, Loretta Lynn and Debbie Boone. With her great grandmother an opera singer and mother a background vocalist in a Doo-Wop group, Matassa was destined to be a powerful performer. After noticing her talent, her parents began taking her to perform in front of live audiences at different clubs and concert halls.
Her album, Sunrise Highway is an inspired musical compilation of strong, rock-based empowering songs with country undertones. Lisa’s album was produced by LMA Productions under the direction of Tony Bruno (Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias), Joey Sykes (Meredith Brooks, Third Eye Blind, Don Henley), and songwriting collaborations with legendary country music writer Don Rollins (It’s Five O’clock Somewhere). Much of the album was originally composed and written in Nashville. Studio time was split between Jim “Moose” Brown’s (co writer of Alan Jackson’s duet with Jimmy Buffet with “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” and Co-Producer on Jamey Johnson’s album “That Lonesome Song”) studio in Nashville and the legendary Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York where Long Island music legends like Billy Joel, Mariah Carey, Taylor Dayne, as well as musical icons like Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Celine Dion have also recorded. Lisa’s second single, Wouldn’t You Like To Know the first track on the album, was added to country radio station playlists on February 27, 2012 and is currently climbing the charts.Sat, June 23, 2012 1:00PM