Dan Smalley may just now be making a name for himself, but he already sings with the voice of experience. And he’s got the bullet scars to prove it. The Alaska native who came of age in Shreveport, Louisiana, sings his confessional, soul-baring songs with deep conviction. Smalley expresses a fresh take on Country music that knows tradition, inspired by the greats of the genre and infused with the swampy sounds of his roots, the Gospel of hardwood church pews and the impassioned delivery of R&B. Artists like Merle Haggard, Ray Charles, Al Green and Willie Nelson provided a musical roadmap for Smalley to follow, and the against-the-grain success of Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson drew him to Nashville. There, he began working with producer Keith Stegall, known for his award-winning work with the likes of Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band. Ashley McBryde and Dillon Carmichael already have picked up on Smalley’s writing ability, including his songs on their recent albums, and joins her on the road for select dates this Spring. Smalley has also joined bills alongside Nelson, Tim McGraw, Justin Moore, and Dwight Yoakam. IF I’M BEING HONEST, Smalley’s debut EP, draws candidly on his life story to deliver compelling tales of persistence, love and redemption. For tour dates and more, visit dansmalleymusic.com.
Tigirlily is comprised of sisters Krista and Kendra Slaubaugh. Though new to some, the duo has been touring since they were young teens across their home state of North Dakota, as well as South Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota. After relocating to Nashville, Tennessee they quickly became an in demand act, playing over 130 shows in 2019 alone, including opening slots for Leann Rimes, Big and Rich, Justin Moore, and Chris Janson.
Featured among female entrepreneurs from all over the world in Keds Shoes’ Global Fall/Winter 2020 campaign titled “Progress: Whatever That Means,” the duo was making waves across industries.
After the release of their most recent single “Somebody Does,” rocketed to #1 on both the iTunes Country Songs chart and the iTunes All Genres Songs chart, Tigirlily signed with Monument Records.
As a follow-up to “Somebody Does,” Tigirlily recently released new songs “My Thang” and “Dig Yourself.” For more information, visit tigirlily.com.
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