Austin French’s vocal ability is the first thing that arrests your attention on his debut ful-length album, Wide Open. You’d surmise as much given that he’s appeared on televised singing competitions like Rising Star and The Voice, but it’s hard to prepare yourself for something so powerful and clean.
These days, Robertson is preparing to take her Live Original Tour on the road for another year, and she’s bringing along some great special guests like Social Club Misfits, Mosaic MSC, Hollyn and Chris McClarney. We recently asked the actress, author and speaker about the other creative plates she’s spinning and where exactly the phrase “Live Original” came from.
One year ago, he was singing in arenas as the opening act for Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey’s co-headlining tour. Since then he’s earned multiple Grammy nominations, topped the charts with his own songs as well as a collaboration with Crowder, hit the road again with Chris Tomlin and penned his first song for a film, Canal Street, which opens in September.
Mark Schultz recently released his latest album, Follow, a loaded live set that features a handful of fan favorites along with 9 new tracks—all of which follow the same instructions he learned after first moving to Music City. Schultz said they decided to record the album live because stories resonate even more when there’s an immediate audience for them.
Blanca’s had no problem standing tall on her own after stepping away from the dynamic Group 1 Crew. Chart-topping hits like “Who I Am” secured her status as a powerful solo performer and Shattered, her latest LP, will make you forget she was ever part of a group in the first place.