from the Office of Orlando Hernandez
General Manager for FHR Radio Entertainment
Miami, Florida., April 20, 2011
As the FHR Radio team gears up to attend the 2011 Country Music Festival in downtown Nashville coming up this June, we take this opportunity to tell you the results of the FHR Radio Artist of the Month Awards that are issued on a trimester basis.
The Artist of the Month Awards are issued based on the following data:
- 100% votes sent in by radio listeners through our online voting system
- Request for music (the more requests for a particular artists, the higher rating that artist gets)
- Email we receive on a daily basis in support of a particular artist, their music or recommendation
But everything is voted for by the public 100%. The FHR Radio team and its staff has no say so as to who wins a particular award.
For the first trimester of 2011 which is composed of three full months (January, February and March) and of which the voting ended on March 31, 2011., the following artists will receive the honor:
ARTIST OF THE MONTH - ADULT
Ron Williams comes from an amazing family rich in music tradition. The son of singer/songwriter Leona Williams, Ron has been surrounded by legends of country music since childhood, often sleeping in a guitar case as an infant while mother Leona was on stage.
Former step-son of both Merle Haggard and hit songwriter/guitarist Dave Kirby, Ron was given the golden opportunity to grow up surrounded by legends of the industry. At age 17, Ron began polishing his own unique style of country music. With influences including Glen Campbell, Marty Robbins, Merle Haggard, Larry Gatlin, John Conlee and others, he has consistently proven that he is a genuine country artist, and worthy of being referred to as "the real deal".
Performing and traveling all over the U.S., Ron continues to build a huge fan base and has gathered critical acclaim from many of Music Row's top executives. Ron has performed with some of country music's biggest icons including Gene Watson, Bill Anderson, Vern Gosdin, Johnny Bush, Jean Shepperd, Darrell McCall, Ferlin Husky, Sammy Kershaw, Craig Morgan, Lori Morgan and many others. Notable highlights include performances at the Ryman auditorium and as a regular host of the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree.
Ron's songwriting credits include a co/written charted single on artist Joe Diffie, titled "Somethin' like this" , the title track from the gospel album "Before you say amen" from Heart of Texas Records recording artist Justin Trevino, and a single on Music City Records recording artist Sonny Burgess titled "Alone with you".
With traditional country music on its way back, now is the time for an artist like Ron Williams. Ron has been married to wife Amy for ten years and has two beautiful daughters, Alexis and Olivia.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH - YOUTH
The Brewer Boys are Justin (17) and Nathan (13), a brother's duo who sings a range of songs from new country to pop to classic rock and even bluegrass! Inspired by the music of the Everly Brothers, the boys pursue a genre of songs that caters to a wide age spectrum in music.
Born and raised in Temecula, California, these boys started performing at a very young age. They were a regular sight at school plays and community events and the duo took off after they auditioned for a national singing competition "Can You Duet" in Nashville, TN in 2008. They got through the third round and this opened great opportunities for them. In July 2008, they recorded their first professional demo CD of four original songs (they co-wrote one of the songs) at the historic Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, TN with John Carter-Cash co-producing their music. (They are currently remastering this CD with plans to add on a few more original songs and re-release it in the spring of 2011.)
The Brewer Boys together with TOM WIKER (drums), VINCE MENDOZA (lead guitar), and RAY AGUEROS (bass) become THE BREWER BOYS BAND! The expertise, experience, and professionalism these musicians bring to the band truly take the boys' performance to the next level. The friendship, camaraderie, and respect these members have for each other clearly show with their exuberant, fun performances on stage. Concerts, festivals, and fairs are usually played by THE BREWER BOYS BAND; however, for small, private parties or luncheons, Justin & Nathan do provide acoustic performance on their own.
With Justin on the guitar, Nathan on his mandolin, and some top-notch musicians to make them sound good every single time, these brothers will continue to pursue their passion for music, as they harmonize their way into your hearts.
RISING STAR AWARD
Greylan is a 14 year old 8th grader Singer, Songwriter, Musician from East Tennessee. Who has been performing since the age of 5. His musical influences include Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings,Brad Paisley,Dierks Bentley,Kenny Chesney & James Burton along with many genres of music. Over the years he has had many local musicans & teachers that continue to help him grow musically and has played over 400 events, benefits & festivals.
Along with his singing & songwriting; he also plays several Instruments including the guitar, dobro, bass, mandolin & drums. Over the years he has received many accolades such as the TCMA & NACMAI 2008 & 2009 Male Vocalist, Entertainer, Instrumentalist & Songwriter of the year along with many others.
He is also a member of the Country Music Association, Nashville Songwriters Association & BMI. Greylan is currently in the studio working on his second Cd; which will be a 5 track EP with three original songs that he has written.
Greylan James Band consists of very talented musicians that have been in the music business for several years.
Congratulations to the above artists. The next round of Artist of the Month Awards will be issued on June 30, 2011. Be sure to stop by our "Artist of the Month" award link on our website and cast your votes today.
On behalf of the entire team at FHR Radio Entertainment, thanks for voting.
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