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Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 Introduces Acts For “New Artist Showcase”

Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 Introduces Acts For “New Artist Showcase”

Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 8:01 pm

Nashville, TN – Kingsley’s Country Top 40 announces the full 2009 lineup for the “New Artist Showcase,” an exclusive event included in the CMA Music Festival trip packages offered by Nashville ‘s celebrity trip company, What A Trip! Entertainment. The show will be hosted by Country Radio’s icon, Bob Kingsley . Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists, get autographs, take photos and enjoy a private event unlike any other.

The “New Artist Showcase” will introduce artists that Bob Kingsley personally believes are on the cutting edge of breaking into country radio. This year’s artists include:

LoCash Cowboys, Bomshel, Pearl Heart and Jessica Harp!
About the Artists

LoCash Cowboys
The boys always say: “LoCash is a way of life. It doesn’t mean you are poor or have no money. It just means that some of the best things in life are free – or LoCash. It’s remembering who you are and where you came from.”

Kelley and Kristy are musical counterparts and best friends. The girls had their first serendipitous meeting at a show in Michigan . Kristy describes it as, “The first time I got nervous to follow another artist on stage was after seeing Kelley perform. She doesn’t just stand there and hold a microphone, she entertains her audience and puts on a SHOW.”

Jessica Harp
In June 2004, aspiring country singer Jessica Harp packed everything into her car and left her Kansas City , MO , hometown for Tennessee to finalize a recording contract with Nashville indie-label Dualtone Music Group. Fate intervened when her best friend Michelle Branch called somewhere along the way and asked her to form a country/pop duo, which the girls dubbed The Wreckers. A No. 1 country single, a gold album, a Grammy-Award nomination, and high-profile tours with Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban followed, but Harp could never shake the feeling of wanting to show the world what she could do on her own.

Pearl Heart
Originally from Florissant , MO , the girls of Pearl Heart are all three sisters who love playing country music. They started their music career back in 1998; Courtney was eight years old, and Amy and Angela were eleven. “We knew when we first started singing that this is what we were called to do.” In addition to being vocalists all three play guitar. For the girls it’s always been about the love of music and the love of the craft of making music together. The girls have a collective saying that they live by that drives them to pursue their dream: Conceive, Believe, Achieve.

About Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40

Every time he gets in front of the microphone, Bob Kingsley adds to his status as the most listened-to radio voice in country music history. The Host and Executive Producer of Bob Kingsley ‘s Country Top 40, far and away the most successful show of its kind, has been the king of the country countdown for three decades now, and to hear him tell it, the process retains every bit of its magic. Bob’s love for the genre, its people and its history has always been evident in that warm, rich voice, and the combination has given him both a vast and loyal audience and legendary status within the industry. He has twice been named the CMA’s National Broadcast Personality of the Year and his show received Billboard’s Network/Syndicated Program of the Year award no fewer than 16 times. Bob also received the ACM’s National Broadcast Personality of the Year Award in 2007 and, perhaps most tellingly, he was inducted in 1998 into the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame.
About What A Trip! Entertainment

Since launching in 1998, What A Trip! co-founders Grace Reinbold and Darlene Williams have guided the company to unprecedented success. Today, What A Trip! Entertainment is recognized as the leading purveyor of unique trips and travel planning for record labels as well as radio and television networks. In 2009, packages offering the public an opportunity to experience the extraordinary trips that What A Trip! Entertainment is known for, have been introduced. What A Trip! Entertainment continues to offer the very best in exclusive experiences for everyone from industry leaders to celebrity artists to the fans that make it all possible, treating everyone as a VIP along the way.

Posted 5.27.09

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