Award-winning public relations and marketing firm PLA Media is proud to announce the line-up for the 4th annual PLAtinum Fan Jam to be held at the Wildhorse Saloon on Sunday, June 9th. The event is a showcase of PLA’s talented roster of performers and songwriters and will feature appearances by Lockwood Barr, Blue Honey, Sarah Lawton, Cherie Oakley, Matt Rogers and The Young Fables. Sergeant Noah Galloway, awarded a Purple Heart during Operation Iraqi Freedom, will be serving as a host of the event. Galloway was a finalist on Season 20 of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and led his team to victory on the first season of FOX’s American Grit.
Full details and line up are listed below.
Event: PLAtinum Fan Jam IV
Date: Sunday, June 10th
Time: 4 – 9:30 PM
Venue: Wildhorse Saloon – Main Stage
Address: 120 Second Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201
Host: Noah Galloway
PLAtinum Fan Jam Line-up:
4:00 – Writer’s Round with Lockwood Barr, Blue Honey & The Young Fables
5:30 – Sarah Lawton
6:30 – Line Dance Break
7:00 – Matt Rogers
8:30 – Cherie Oakley
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The Young Fables
The Young Fables (TYF) are a promising modern, traditional country duo comprised of three-time American Idol vet Laurel Wright and accomplished guitarist and vocalist Wes Lunsford. The act hails from Maryville, TN and has already collected impressive accolades including a spotlight on the premiere episode of the Shania Twain, Jake Owen and Travis Tritt anchored Real Country on the USA Network. They also were award a “10 Best Country & Americana Songs of the Week” from Rolling Stone when they released their cover of the Patsy Cline hit Crazy. Capturing the ears of three of the industry’s most revered names, Keith Urban said they “had me immediately,” Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta praised “a flawless vocal” and Sheryl Crow tweeted, “Just heard The Young Fables in the Nashville Airport. Laurel’s as good as any country singer out there!” They are currently on the road in support of their latest album Old Songs.
From the moment she steps into the spotlight and begins picking her banjo – her dad’s 1972 Gibson Mastertone to be exact – it’s undeniable that being on stage is where Lockwood Barr feels most at home. Selected as an emerging artist to watch by the Country Music Association in both 2016 and 2017, this Tiburon, CA native songwriter and Vanderbilt graduate was also awarded an Independent Country Music Association award as banjo player and vocalist for the Nashvegas Ramblers. Barr released her project, Signs Along the Road, in 2016, which was produced by Matt Odmark of the Grammy Award-winning band Jars of Clay. “She has the goods…” writes Music Row Magazine. “Extremely promising.”
Blue Honey is a husband and wife duo consisting of Troy Brooks and Kassie Jordan-Brooks. The connection between the two can only be found between two people in love. Their harmonies intertwine flawlessly while showcasing Kassie’s powerhouse vocals and Troy’s blues inspired guitar riffs. They brought that rare connection back into the studio to record their sophomore full-length project, Sweet Rebellion. The release of the new album falls on the heels of a milestone 2018 where they were named one of the “10 Country Artists To Watch in 2018” by The Nashville Knack, were included on The Country Source’s “One To Watch 2018” list and Buzzfeed’s “2018’s Country Music Obsessions” list.
Lawton is a UK-born singer/songwriter who has proven herself in Nashville since moving here in 2014. She is a veteran of some of Nashville’s most famous Honky Tonks and England’s most renowned musical theaters. She has opened for Motown legend, Jimmy Ruffin, and eighties pop Eurovision winners, Bucks Fizz, on their UK tour. Sarah was awarded the “Best Female Vocalist” of Yorkshire and the Mercury Performers Award. She was a semi-finalist of over 15,000 applicants in the UK Song Writing Competition with her song “Superhero.” It has been added to Sony ATV’s pop catalogue. Sarah draws inspiration from Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood, and Shania Twain.
Music City SongStar Winner, NSAI Top-40 songwriter and Georgia Country Awards Overall Artist of the Year, Matt Rogers, is no stranger to the stage. With over 200 performances a year playing venues across the country and opening for some of country music’s hottest names including Clint Black, Clay Walker, Jake Owen, Cole Swindell, LOCASH and Michael Ray, Matt has built a devout fan base with his electrifying stage presence.
Throughout his career, Rogers has created a connection with his listeners through his emotionally gripping lyrics and unmistakable melodies. “Matt has a rich, unique and bold style to his music that authentically connects to his fans which is the type of artist that represents our brand perfectly,” says Erin DeLong, Durango Marketing Manager, a sponsor of Matt Rogers.
Moving to Nashville at the age of 20, Cherie began singing background vocals in the studio and on tour for acts like Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Gretchen Wilson, Martina McBride and Amy Grant. She would score a breakthrough as a writer when Reba McEntire charted her 60th Top 10 career single with Turn on the Radio penned by Cherie, Mark Oakley and J.P. Twang. The song would go all the way to #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart on January 1, 2011. That same year, Cherie would make her debut TV appearance on the premiere season of NBC’s hit series The Voice. After building a grassroots following on the singer-songwriter circuits, Cherie signed with Number One Group in 2017 and started work on her debut EP under the wings of ACM and CMA award-winning producer Dann Huff which will premiere in the summer of 2019. Her first release Work It premiered on CMT and has since found airplay at gyms across the nation.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Sergeant Noah Galloway was assigned to the 1st of the 502nd Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Just three months into his second tour of duty, Galloway lost his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee in an Improvised Explosive Device attack.
Now, a fitness expert and motivational speaker, Galloway participates in adventure races around the country, such as Tough Mudder, Spartan events, fitness competitions plus numerous 5Ks, 10Ks and marathons. Galloway also travels the country sharing his story, encouraging and motivating others to engage a “no excuses” lifestyle. Most recently, Galloway led his team to victory on FOX’s American Grit, where teams were tested with various military challenges. He also took third place in Season 20 of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. Following his appearance on the cover of Men’s Health Magazine, he was named the publication’s 2014 “Ultimate Guy.” Adding to the list, Galloway released his first book a memoir; Living with No Excuses the Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier. The book sheds light on his upbringing in rural Alabama, his military experience, and the personal battles he faced to overcome losing two limbs during Operation Iraqi Freedom