In Conversation with Ashley McBryde

The Claim2Fame Podcast is a resource for artists

Every episode features successful artists and industry experts sharing compelling stories and valuable knowledge about the music industry hosted by CMA, ACM & CCMA Award Winning Broadcaster Cliff Dumas.

Cliff talks to Ashley McBryde. One of Rollingstone’s Top 10 New Country Artists to Watch this year about writing music even when you’re having a bad day.



Ashley McBryde

Dubbed as one of Rolling Stone’s “Artists You Need To Know,” citing she’s “an Arkansas red-clay badass, with the swagger of Hank Jr. and the songwriting of Miranda Lambert,” McBryde fearlessly lays it all on the line, and it’s that honest all-in approach that has led to NPR critic Ann Powers to ask if McBryde could be “among the first post-Stapleton country stars?” McBryde’s album will showcase an artistic vision that will prove her to be one of the genre’s keenest working storytellers, bringing unwavering honesty back into a pop-preoccupied genre. Pulling tales from every corner of her human experience, McBryde sings with fire and fury, laughing and swigging that brown stuff along the way.

McBryde was raised in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. At three, she’d secretly pluck her father’s guitar like an upright bass, and after about the 17th time being caught, her father bought her a guitar of her own. When she was twelve, she played her parents and grandparents her very first composition. It was at Arkansas State when, while a member of the marching band, McBryde finally started sharing her voice with others, and finally moved to Nashville in 2007 where steadily worked a circuit of dive bars, biker hangouts, and colorful joints fighting to have her songs heard.

Her first EP, the self-released 2016 Jalopies and Expensive Guitars was just a taste of what McBryde can do, and, on her full-length debut, she will meld her songwriting chops with the vision of producer Jay Joyce, peppering her tales with a touch of guitar-driven rock fury. McBryde isn’t afraid to tell the truth, get raw and real and use the spirits of country, folk and rock when it serves her greater purpose. And that’s to tell the stories that shake us, make us and tell us a little more about what it’s like to be human.

Website: http://www.ashleymcbryde.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashleymcbryde/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleymcbryde/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AshleyMcBryde

A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega

In Conversation With Codie Prevost

The Claim2Fame Podcast is a resource for artists

Every episode features successful artists and industry experts sharing compelling stories and valuable knowledge about the music industry hosted by CMA, ACM & CCMA Award Winning Broadcaster Cliff Dumas.

Cliff talks to Canadian Country Artist Codie Prevost about the challenges independent artists face and the commitment it takes to be successful



Codie Prevost

Codie is a four-time Canadian Country Music Association nominee and six- time Saskatchewan Country Music Association’s “Fans Choice Entertainer of the Year” award winner Codie Prevost, learned at an early age that hard work and perseverance would lead to good things.

Since starting his career he has shared the stage with some of country music’s top performers including Garth Brooks, Florida Georgia Line, Joe Nichols, Jason Aldean, Big & Rich, and Neal McCoy. He’s toured internationally having performed tours in France, U.S.A., and his most recent tours to Australia, which included performances at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Plantation Music Festival, and the Gympie Music Muster.

Prevost’s last album “All Kinds Of Crazy” received “Country Recording Of The Year” at the 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards and was nominated for “Album Of The Year” at the 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Awards.

Prevost is set to launch his 5th studio album entitled “Radio” this fall. The album was produced by award winning producer Jeff Johnson (George Canyon, Wes Mack) and Jesse Weiman.

“You Won’t Sleep Tonight” is the lead off single from the upcoming album.

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Cover Song Winners

Congratulations to the top ten and our winners in the Claim2Fame Cover Song Contest!

Maiah wins $5000 dollars and personal mentoring with 2 American Idol Coaches in L.A! Check out the Original Song Winners here.

1: Maiah Wynne
2: Ashley Archer
3: Leyka

4: Dylan James
5: Chad Goodson
6: One Street Over
7: Drew Collins
8: Kaelah
9: Melissa
10:Kenny Peters

*Results certified by the accounting firm of Thad Scott and Company.

In Conversation with Miranda Lambert Scholarship Winner Anna Vaus

The Claim2Fame Podcast is a resource for artists

Every episode features successful artists and industry experts sharing compelling stories and valuable knowledge about the music industry hosted by CMA, ACM & CCMA Award Winning Broadcaster Cliff Dumas.

Cliff talks to Miranda Lambert Scholarship winner Anna Vaus about the win, songwriting, tips for new artists and bumping into Steven Tyler at the grocery store.

 ANNA VAUS

anna-vausAnna is a songwriter from San Diego, California. She grew up under the wing of Grammy-winning-artist, Steve Vaus (who she calls “dad”) and has opened for country superstars Hunter Hayes, Lonestar, Billy Ray Cyrus, LeAnn Womack, Phil Vassar and more! In November of 2015, she was invited to play in Belmont University’s ASCAP Writer’s Night and also made her Bluebird Cafe debut in February 2016. Most recently, Anna was chosen as the first recipient of the ‘Miranda Lambert Women Creators Fund’ at Belmont University. However, no matter who she plays with or where she plays… For Anna, it’s always first and foremost: about the song.

Miranda Lambert

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Image courtesy of People Magazine

Miranda knows how difficult being a woman in the music industry can be, which is why she established a scholarship to help aspiring female songwriters and music business majors succeed. This year marks the first recipient for that award, and it went to Anna Vaus a junior at Belmont University.

The 80 applicants who applied for the scholarship were asked to submit an online application as well as an original song, which judges reviewed. They sent along their top six picks to Lambert, who decided the winner.