New Music Alert: Brooke Alexx’s – Shattering Glass

I had the privilege to interview, Brooke Alexx about her new single, “Shattering Glass”. It is an incredible song about female empowerment and breaking the social norms! I have linked the music video for “Shattering Glass” below! I have a feeling this isn’t the last we will hear from Brooke Alexx!!

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WATCH SHATTERING GLASS ON VEVO.

OTVN: Tell me a little about yourself!

My name is Brook Alexx, and I’m a pop artist/singer-songwriter from New Jersey. I recently relocated to Nashville and began gigging, co-writing, and networking in an effort to hone my skills and make my name known. 

OTVN: How would you describe your musical style?

Pop with a bit of R&B in my voice!

OTVN: Why did you want to become a singer-songwriter? Was there a specific influence?

Growing up right outside of NYC, I was heavily involved in the musical theater world. My mom took me to auditions almost every day after school. But when I was 13, I discovered Taylor Swift’s music video for “Love Story” and that was the moment I realized that I didn’t have to sing show tunes to be a performer – I could write my owns songs and be an artist! Shortly after, I started taking guitar lessons and writing songs, which led me to pursue a major in Music at Elon University. As a student, I spent one summer in Nashville completing an internship and fell in love with the city and opportunities. 

OTVN: I am obsessed with your new single! What was the inspiration for your new single, “Shattering Glass”?

Thank you so much!! I work at a record label and I realized most of my co-workers are females, yet the executive positions are filled predominately by men. Stefanie Barlett and I wrote this song together to acknowledge the fierce females who are actively climbing the ladder and breaking through the infamous glass ceiling. 

OTVN: What is the message that you hope this song gives to all women and young girls?

I hope this song empowers all women to feel that they can take on any challenge. They are not limited to societal norms. 

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OTVN: Where do you see your career in the next 5 years?

I graduated from college in May and moved to Nashville to pursue this crazy dream. My hope is to get to a point where I can do music full-time!

OTVN: Where can people find your music? Social Media?

Spotify, Itunes/Apple Music, etc. 

My website is www.brookealexx.com and feel free to follow me on Instagram (@BrookeAlexx)!

Make sure you go and check out Brooke Alexx’s new music!! You won’t regret it!

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Chris Janson Is About To Be The Newest Member of the Grand Ole Opry

Yes!!! Chris Janson is kicking off 2018 in an incredible way!! On Monday night, at his sold-out show at the famous Ryman Auditorium, Keith Urban decided to show up to play a song and oh, give him some AMAZING news!

Keith Urban and Chris Janson sang a cover of “The Grundy County Auction (SOLD)”, which was incredible! After the fact, Keith stayed out making small talk and talking about the history of the Ryman Auditorium, and how the Grand Ole Opry started in that building. Keith also mentioned how honored he was to be a member of the Opry family too. While Keith is talking, Chris notices Sally Williams, the Grand Ole Opry General Manager, walk out with one of the microphone stands from the Opry House.

I will let you watch the video to see what happens next!! (Spoiler: It’s AMAZING!!)

Congratulations Chris Janson!!! We can not wait to see you get inducted into THE Grand Ole Opry!!!!

Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton Perform “Say Something” LIVE

I just can’t get over this song!

Two powerhouses in the Pop and Country music industry, that compliment each other perfectly! Enjoy Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton performing “Say Something” Live at on The Tonight Show below.

Spotlight Artist of the Week: Jasper Charles

OTVN: Tell me a little about yourself. Where are you from? What made you want to pursue music? 
Jasper: I was born and raised just south of Birmingham, Alabama, in Alabaster. I grew up playing sports, hunting, fishing and hanging with my friends. I started writing and dabbling with lines and rhymes at around 13 and picked up the guitar around 15/16. I started writing songs about my friends and the craziness we would get into out in the woods, riding around in jeeps, fishing and so on.
OTVN: Did a certain artist or performance influence you to become an artist?
Jasper: There wasn’t one particular artist that made me want to make music, that was just something I fell in love with on the way. But, my first country concert was actually Luke Bryan when I was 15 and I remember telling myself that I wanted to be on that stage one day, looking out at all those people and hearing them sing my songs back to me. 
OTVN: Describe your musical style. 
Jasper: My musical style is based on melody and lyrics. I love writing songs, lyrics, stories and about real life. I stick to my roots with my music and writing. What you see is what you get. Boots, blue jeans, and gravel-voiced Alabama boy with a little edge. I love the woods, water, hunting, fishing, jeep rides through the woods and bonfires. That’s what I grew up doing, it’s where I get my roots and that’s always been reflected back into my music. 
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OTVN: Who are your musical influences? Why?
Jasper: My musical influences are ranged pretty wide, to be honest, but I have a couple I always think about. I look at Eric Church, as someone that inspires me to write the things I want to write about, to be clever with my words and true to myself. I look at Alan Jackson, as someone that kept it country his whole career. He was exactly what he said he was, a country boy. Outside of my music though, my parents and my sister have been the biggest influence. They are the hardest working people I know and the most supportive people in my life. They’re the people that keep me going. 
OTVN: Who are some current artists that you would love to collaborate with? 
Jasper: This is such a hard one! So many! I’d have to say again, Eric Church. I’d love to sit in a room with him and write, or to get the chance to collaborate for an onstage performance. How rock and roll would that be?  
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OTVN: What is your favorite venue that you have performed in? What is a venue that you hope to check off your bucket list?
Jasper: So far, I think getting the opportunity to play the main stage at Zydeco in Birmingham, Alabama, has been the coolest. It’s the same stage that Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Luke Combs, and many more played on when they were on their come up, so that’s always been humbling to me. I would love to play at the Opry, that may be a cliche country singer answer, but to get a chance to stand on that circle, where so many legends have stood to sing, would be unreal. 
OTVN: Has there been a particular moment in your musical career that you are most proud of? 
Jasper: I have a couple of moments that have made me personally proud from certain songs I have written, shows I have played and spin counts on Spotify, but none of those compare to my “pre-show” tradition. My parents pray with me before every single show I play, whether it’s been 5 people or 50 people, and if it becomes 500 to 5,000 people, that’s never going to change. I know that I’ll have that for as long as I’m doing this and that means more to me than the show itself.  

 

OTVN: Finish this phrase. In 10 years from now, I would like to be…. 
Jasper: I would like to be simply, happy and successful with my life and my career. Whether that’s songwriting or being an artist, as long as I am creating music in some way and coming home to my family at night, we’ll be gravy. 
OTVN: Are you currently working on anything that you would like us to keep a lookout for?
Jasper: I am currently working on writing the last couple of songs for an upcoming EP project and wrapping up some tracks on a few others. I plan to have it done and released sometime before or near the summer of 2018. In the meantime, I have two singles on Spotify and iTunes that people can check out, as well as some of my unreleased songs with videos on my Facebook!
You can follow Jasper on his social media and other websites listed below: 
Instagram: @JasperCharles
Spotify/iTunes: @JasperCharles
Thanks to Jasper Charles for being our Spotlight Artist this week! Make sure to check out his music and social media! Help ‘On The Verge’ support the up-coming artists in Nashville!

Here Is Our Take on Country’s Sexiest Men

After People Magazine released that this year’s “Sexiest Man Alive” was country music’s, Blake Shelton, we started thinking of other men in country music that would be a good fit for next year’s “Sexiest Man Alive” nomination.

Here are our thoughts People Magazine: Read More

ICYMI: CMA Country Christmas Line-Up Revealed!!!

It is the most wonderful time of the year! Where Christmas lights are going up, shopping is being done, and Christmas Specials are making their way back to our TV screens!

CMA revealed this years line-up for the CMA Country Christmas TV Special that will be filmed at the Grand Ole Opry House on Tuesday, November 14th. The show will air on ABC, Monday, November 27th at 8/7c.

Reba McEntire will be this year’s host and we can not be more excited about it! Below is the line-up of this CMA Country Christmas 2017. You will not want to miss it.  Read More

Chris Young, Losing Sleep Album Giveaway! How to Enter!

After great success with our first album giveaway, we decided to do it again! Please Enter the information below (nobody will have access to it but us). We will then check and make sure that you have done the following listed below and put your name in our drawing to win Chris Young’s new album, Losing Sleep!

This giveaway is only available to US and Canada residents at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Rules of the Giveaway:

  • You must be following our Twitter and Instagram. (If you follow our Facebook too, you will get an extra entry!)
  • Submit the information listed below, so we know how to contact you.
  • That’s it! Pretty simple!

 

The giveaway closes on Monday, November 13th at 11:59pm CST! Good luck!

We are not affiliated with Chris Young or his management company. This is just to thank all of our readers!