Matt Stell grew up being shaped by the Florida coast and the farmland of Arkansas. At a young age, his musical interests were legends like Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt and Merle Haggard. Stell received his first guitar at age 12, but it wasn’t until a few years later that he made the decision to dive head first into music. In 2014, Stell moved to Music City and was signed with Wide Open Music. “I want to be on a stage somewhere, with people singing the songs I wrote back to me,” said Stell.
Jimmie Allen’s debut single “Best Shot” is a certified hit, claiming the No. 1 spot on Country radio for three weeks and marking the first time a black artist has launched a career with a No. 1 hit with a debut single on Country radio. Allen was named one of the top artists to watch in 2018 by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pandora, Sounds Like Nashville, NY Country Swag, Country Music Rocks and New England Country Music and has earned spots in CMT’s “18 for 2018” Listen Up program and Bobby Bones’ Class of 2018.
With a diverse musical taste flavored by his youth in St. Louis, Chris Bandi is now among the most exciting up-and-coming artists in Nashville. His debut single “Man Enough Now” has garnered over 3 million streams on Spotify alone, where it was added to the “Wild Country,” “New Boots” and “Hot Country” playlists. Bandi is currently writing and recording new music for an upcoming EP and is making his debut on the Grand Ole Opry on Feb. 25.