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A Lion Named Roar

A Lion Named Roar is a Louisville band made up of Chris Jackson (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Tyler Anderson (guitar, vocals), Billy Grubbs (guitar), Andy Meyers (drums, vocals), and Michael Brown (bass).  Though Jackson and Anderson have been collaborating together on songs since high school in 2003, they have since acquired 3 more band members, making the band complete.

Their single “Currents” has been played many times on 91.9 WFPK Radio Louisville and MTVmusic.com mentioned them as MTV Music’s “Needle in the Haystack.  Their debut album, “Said & Done,” was released in February of 2010 and landed the top of the best-sellers at Ear-X-Tacy by June.

“Our first record was kind of a thing where we had some songs laying around.  We didn’t really put much thought or effort into it, we just wanted to write and record some songs,” says Anderson.

The members of the band claim that artists such as James Taylor, Hall and Oates,

Jeff Buckley, and even Garth Brooks have influenced them.  They consider their music to be a mix between Pop, Folk, Indie, and Rock.  However, their talent management group,

Primary Wave, has labeled the band as “hard to pin” in a single genre.



A Lion Named Roar’s new album, currently untitled, is set to come out sometime in the beginning of next year.


Here is an interview with A Lion Named Roar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6CMVnf-Xz8

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Country Music Love

Miranda Lambert at CMA FEST

June 5, 2012 may end up being a good time for my twenty first birthday, but June 7-10 will be a better time. That’s the weekend of the Country Music Award Festival down in Nashville. Each summer millions of country music fans join in Nashville, Tennessee for country music’s biggest festival. It is hosted by dozens of country artist day in and night. This year will be my first year going and I have already purchased my 4 day pass to all the concerts! The line up for each day and night concert has not be set up yet, but I am hoping to see some of my favorite artist such as Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Montgomery Gentry, Brantley Gilbert and Blake Shelton. During the day the concerts will be at Riverfront Park, this usually has many of the new upcoming artist. Then at night the concerts will be at the Tennessee Titans football field which usually host all of the most popular country artist. With all the new artist and songs out this year this might just be the best show Nashville has ever seen! While I am down there I will be just old enough to experience some of the best night life Nashville has to offer. I will be hoping to get a few autographs, fan gear, and some shout outs for my 21st! If your looking for the ulitmate country music experience you might want to get your tickets before they are sold out! This will be the best girls trip and the best birthday present to myself – Happy 21st Birthday to me!

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