Joanna Rocks CMAfest
I just returned from an action packed week involving performances, appearances and interviews at the 2013 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee. This was my first time at the CMAfest and it could not have been more rewarding, more exhausting or more fun! I began the week participating in the Kick Off Parade – riding in the back of a red Silverado!
I ended the week signing autographs at the Chevrolet booth that took an hour to clear. I never imagined folks would wait that long just to meet me and I have to say it was very flattering.
It’s hard to describe what the CMA Festival is like – it’s sort of a Disneyland for Country music lovers! Everyone is having a ball, artists and fans alike.
I performed a set at CMR Nashville's 3rd Annual International Acoustic Show at the Whiskey Bent Saloon and fans really seemed to like my live interpretation of my new single, "I Guess That Says It All." A live acoustic performance video of the single can be seen HERE.
I also did a set at the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau Stage and a set at the CHEVROLET Roadhouse Acoustic Stage both of which drew a large number of international fans. It was great to be able to connect with so many people, and get immediate positive feedback on how much they liked my music. Nothing is more rewarding than that!
Interspersed between performances I did interviews with television, radio and print outlets and had a chance to stop by the studios of Zuus (formerly TCN) to offer a personal thank you for keeping my debut Country video, Dream On Savannah, in their rotation. The clip is also posting good numbers on YouTube with over 200,000 views to date. It's touching how many emails I've received from young girls who heard me sing the song last week. It has a powerful message that is really reaching people and that is so gratifying.
I’m already making plans to return to Nashville for the 2014 CMA Music Festival, you should too!
Thanks, as always, for your support.
CMA Music Festival
– Markos Papadatos, Examiner.com
Happy Spring almost Summer!
I’m so ready for warmer weather, aren’t you? My spring has been very busy and full of opportunity and the summer is looking even better! I just found out I’ve been invited to perform at Fan Fest at the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL in Nashville! I’m thrilled and very excited! I have two performances scheduled – on Thursday, June 6th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm I’ll be at the Bridgestone Glass Tower in concert sponsored by the Nashville Convention and Visitor's Bureau and on Sunday, June 9th at 2:30pm I'll be performing on the CMA Chevy Acoustic Stage. If you aren’t familiar with Fan Fest here is a link to a site that can fill you in on everything! http://www.cmaworld.com/cma-music-festival/2013/home.
I recently returned from an action packed trip to Nashville, where I was fortunate enough to be involved in some fund raising charity events and had a chance to do several interviews promoting my new EP, Let It All Begin, and my new single, I Guess That Says It All.
During my trip I had a great time participating in the Christmas 4 Kids Celebrity Golf Tournament. My foursome was with three great ladies who could really hit the ball and they were so much fun to be with! We had a wonderful time on the links. This tournament was hosted by the Bluegrass Duo, The Roys, who are incredibly talented and just simply lovely people. It was a great day.
One of the high points of my trip was being the Featured Artist of the Week on Renegade Radio. I did an interview with my good buddy, DJ Captain Jack (who is always great fun) and I want to let Renegade Radio know how much I appreciate their support for my music and my career. Also, thanks for featuring the video of my single, Dream On Savannah, in your “Hot Video Picks.”
One of my interviews during my Nashville trip was with the lovely and talented Kayla Becker for The Kayla Becker Show. At the end of the interview, she’s included an acoustic video performance of my new single, I Guess That Says It All. I hope you like it!!!
The trip was wonderful and I got to hang out with some old and new friends in addition to all my interviews and appearances. I love that city – it has such vibrancy and there is music happening everywhere you turn. I can’t wait to return next month!
That’s all for now! Please let me know if you will be at either of my performances at the CMA Music Festival on June 6th or June 9th – I would love to be able to say hello to you in person!
Thanks, as always, for your support!
“Rocked up Country from a New York girl that straddles other performing disciplines with often stellar results, Mosca lands on the right side of the line that divides commercial Country into good or yucky. This is an EP that leaves you wanting more.”
– Chris Spector, Midwest Record Recap
Joanna on Renegade Radio!
2013 is starting off very well for me! I have just been added to the featured artist page on Renegade Radio and CMT.com has added my music video for my single, Dream On Savannah, to their site.
RenegadeRadioNashville.com has made history as the first Internet radio station of any genre in the world to receive trade magazine reporting status. Just six short months after their live launch on June 8, 2011, Music Row Magazine named RenegadeRadioNashville.com as the first ever Internet Radio Station to report their weekly playlist. As a reporting station, Renegade joins the Music Row Panel in determining the artists that will top the country music radio charts.
CMT is the leading television and digital authority on country music and lifestyle entertainment. CMT and CMT.com offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series. CMT.com is the top resource for country music on demand.
I simply could not be more thrilled or honored to have my music featured on these two prestigious sites!
The direct link for the Renegade Radio page is http://www.renegaderadionashville.com/FeaturedArtists.html. For the CMT.com page click this link: http://www.cmt.com/artists/joanna-mosca
All the best,
Music video release!
I just wanted to let everyone know that my video for my latest single,
"Dream On Savannah", is up and available for viewing below or at the link here.
I'm very proud of this song and especially thrilled with the video, which I think really helps bring the story to life. Please take a moment to view it and let me know what you think. And if you spread the word and send it along to your friends, it would be much appreciated! You can leave comments on my Facebook page.
Thanks for your time and support!!
Let It All Begin
I’m thrilled to announce the release of my new EP, Let It All Begin. I’m really happy with the six songs on the new EP. It includes a mix of everything - a couple up-tempo tunes to sing along with as well as those ballad songs that will rip your heart out.
So far the reviews have been great. I recently did an interview with Markos Papadatos, a writer at the Examiner. Below is a quote from Markos:
“This album is solid. It is an asset to any traditional or modern country music fan’s record collection. Joanna stands out as one of Nashville’s brightest female up-and-coming talents…her soaring vocals are reminiscent to those of country songstress Reba McEntire.”
– The Examiner
To read the entire interview click here.
I also want to let you know that my first single from the EP, Dream On Savannah, which I released last month, is doing great and rapidly climbing up the Music Row charts. I want to thank you all for your support of the single and let you know that I’m shooting a music video for the single this month. I can’t wait for you to see it!
Please check out my website, www.JoannaMosca.com, where you can download the EP directly, and my Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/JoannaMoscaMusic
Thanks, as always, for your support!
"Dream on Savannah" - Joanna's new single!
Click above to listen to "Dream on Savannah"
I just wanted to share some exciting news. My latest single, Dream On Savannah, from my new EP, Let It All Begin, has just been released to country radio and early reviews have been great. I’m so excited about this song. It really captures the essence of who I am and the obstacles and doubt I've had to overcome in high school and later in my life when I decided to pursue a career in music. I hope the song touches you the same way it touches me, please enjoy.
Thanks, as always, for your support!
The past couple of months have been very busy for me and I wanted to let you know what I have been up to!
I recently spent some time in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee where I recorded the vocals for two brand new songs for my soon to be released EP entitled “Let It All Begin.” I’m once again working with Grammy winner Bryan White who is producing this EP. One of the songs I’m doing called, "I Guess That Says it All", was also written by Bryan. (He’s a multi-talented guy!) It's a beautiful, heartbreaking song which I can't wait for you to hear. (It's always more fun to record the "tear your heart out songs.” I don't know why!) I had great fun with Bryan and engineer Jason in Bryan's beautiful studio. I’ll be back in Nashville soon to record a few more songs and we should be ready for a late spring release. I’ll keep you posted!
I recently attended the Annual Country Radio Seminar held in Nashville. This event brings Country Radio people from all over the world together for educational meetings, networking, performances and fun. I saw some great performances by Lady A, Darius Rucker, Faith Hill, George Strait, Alan Jackson, I’m Josh Turner, Lee Ann Womack and some American Idol alumni, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina. (I met Scotty and he's as sweet and humble as he seemed when he was on the show.)
During the day I did radio and magazine interviews and met some wonderful people working in the journalism area of the Country Radio industry.
Christian Lamitschka from
Germany’s Country Music International
David Pierce from Today’s Country Magazine
Steve Martin from Lexington Broadcasting
I had the opportunity to send a video message of support to our US Marines and I recorded some Public Service Announcements for several great organizations and charities, including World Vision, Save The Music, Inc., and City of Hope. While recording a PSA for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) I had the privilege of meeting two of MDA's young Ambassadors, Sara and Bryson I loved meeting them, they were filled with life and joy and hope. You can see it in the photo below.
CRS after hours was another whole event. As you might imagine, there were lots of bands playing in town, numerous parties and several late nights. My favorite place, however, was the infamous Bridge Bar at the Renaissance Hotel which is the place to be during CRS weekend!
Nashville is truly one of the best cities in the South for “comfort food”, and my favorite comfort food haunt in Nashville is called Rotier's. I went there on my last night and it was fried catfish and grits night. OMG. Heaven! I also indulged in one of their famous milkshakes! The entire meal was pure joy!
It was a wonderful and exciting trip full of people who are absolutely passionate about Country music, from performers, to journalists to fans. I can’t wait to attend next year’s seminar!
Country Radio Seminar
I am heading back to Nashville to attend the famed Country Radio Seminar (CRS). I will be doing tons of interviews and meet and greets with some of country radio's biggest players; I am really looking forward to it.
Even more exciting than my upcoming trip; I am working on brand new songs with some amazing songwriters that I will feature on an EP which I am going to release! I will also be releasing a single from the EP with an accompanying new video. Lots of great things going on!
Live at The Bluebird Cafe
I hope this newsletter finds everyone doing well.
the Ronald McDonald House
Exciting News from Joanna!
Click above to listen to "Where Does Good Love Go?"
I am very proud and excited to announce the official release of my latest single “Where Does Good Love Go,” produced by country superstar Bryan White and featuring legendary country artist Richie McDonald of the highly successful band Lonestar.
The song has already received a glowing review from one of Country music’s toughest and most respected critics, Robert K. Oremann of Music Row Magazine, who writes, "Richie leads things off with his hearty tenor. Her pert delivery takes over for a couple of lines before he begins harmonizing expertly. The mid-tempo tune is quite nicely penned. Another plus: it’s as country as grits." The song is rapidly rising up the country music charts and should be available on Sirius/XM radio in the near future if your local market doesn’t have a country radio station.
Joanna Mosca assembles a country dream team to release NEW DUET, "Where Does Good Love Go?"
Country superstar, Bryan White, is putting on his producer hat to join the voices of Richie McDonald, long known as one of music’s most accomplished and wide-ranging talents, with Joanna Mosca, emerging country star who’s already had two Top 10 A/C charted hits and toured last winter with folk sensation, Martin Sexton.
In a single that asks “Where Does Good Love Go,” Joanna Mosca and Richie McDonald will combine their voices in a blend that is sure to create a strong buzz in Country music. The list of accomplishments that McDonald brings to his solo career is among music’s most noteworthy. He has earned six gold and platinum albums, several DMA and ACM awards as well as BMI awards for songwriting.
Bryan White, a country phenom, charted seventeen singles on the Billboard country charts, where four reached Number One: "Someone Else's Star,” "Rebecca Lynn," "So Much for Pretending," and "Sittin' on Go." "So Much for Pretending" was the most successful of these songs, spending two weeks at Number One.
Joanna Mosca featured in "Music News Nashville"
Joanna Mosca's recent country single 'Where Does Good Love Go,' a duet with Richie McDonald, received lots of country radio praise. It was reason enough to sit down with the friendly singer-songwriter for a quick Q&A.
1. How did the duet with Richie come about?
2. What was it like working with Bryan as a producer?
3. What is your favorite musical memory?
4. Who were you earliest influences?
5. Given where you grew up, did you ever consider an easier career in folk or pop rather than country?
6. What do you think of Nashville so far?
7. You had a full career in administration. How did that help you in your music career?
8. What is your songwriting process like?
9. With Christmas coming up, what is your favorite holiday tradition?
10. How can people connect with you and find out more about your music?
If there was ever a time to fly Delta airlines, it's now! Joanna's music has been added to the in-flight playlist. Awesome!!
Listen to "Keep On Going" on Delta Airlines' Indie In-Flight Channel 9A.
Check out "Joanna's Causes" and see which groups Joanna supports
KIX96 COUNTRY VIDEO BLOG
Watch behind the scenes as Joanna records "Keep On Going"
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Remember to call your favorite radio station and request Joanna's music. THANKS!
Joanna has secured an endorsement deal with Sennheiser Corp This Connecticut company is highly regarded for their top shelf audio equipment and have endorsement deals with other artists like Pink, The Jonas Brothers, Snoop Dogg, Lady Antebellum and more. Way to go Joanna!