Christian Lopez Finds Inspiration At Sea In New Track “Steel On The Water” - American Songwriter Premiere

Christian Lopez’s 2015 debut album Onward positioned the Nashville-by-way-of-West-Virginia songwriter as an artist to watch. The Dave Cobb-produced album showed Lopez to be a talented storyteller, vocalist, and guitarist, and got the attention of NPRNo Depression, and all of us at American Songwriter.

Now Lopez is preparing to return with his sophomore album, Red Arrow. He teamed up with producer Marshall Altman this time around, digging deeper sonically and lyrically for a collection of songs that take Lopez’s musicianship to an exciting new level.

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Getting Found - No Depression on Hugh Masterson

"There’s an episode of Mad Men in which Don Draper asserts that, “when a man walks into a room, he brings his whole life with him.” Songwriters have always known this. On his new EP, Hugh Masterson isn’t afraid to unpack the dichotomy of life. Appropriately titled Lost + Found, its 20 minutes are a cohesive, self-reflective journey from one end of the spectrum to the other: loneliness and redemption, love and loss, the atrophy of staying put and the freedom of letting go."

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Christian Lopez - "10 New Country Artists You Need To Know" - Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone names Christian Lopez one of "10 New Country Artists You Need To Know" and premieres first track from forthcoming album RED ARROW.

Why You Should Pay Attention: Christian Lopez has only made two albums (his second, Red Arrow, comes out September 22nd), but the West Virginia tunesmith has already worked with two of the most respected roots producers in the business – first Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton) and now Marshall Altman (Will Hoge, Frankie Ballard's El Rio). Only 21, he's crossed the 1 million Spotify streams threshold with "Will I See You Again," and by mixing joyful country and folk-rock with an upbeat pop sensibility on Red Arrow, he's poised for his breakout moment.

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Christian Lopez to release RED ARROW this September - Music Row

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Christian Lopez is set to release his sophomore album Red Arrow on Blaster Records on Sept. 22.

The album, produced by Marshall Altman, finds Lopez expressing his views via his own songwriting efforts, and collaborating with writers including Dylan Altman, Gabe Dixon, Dave Berg, Tofer Brown, Mindy Smith, and more. 

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Hugh Masterson "Lost + Found" - Mother Church Pew Video Session

Hugh Masterson, Nashville-based alt-country troubadour and the pride of Butternut, Wisconsin, will release his solo debut, Lost + Found, on Friday, June 2nd via Rock Ridge Music.  Recently, Masterson, who is a skilled craftsman of all things wooden, invited us to one of his happy places, and performed the album’s title track just for us!

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Matt Brown "Feel Like That" - East of 8th Video Premiere

The video, which perfectly complements the heart and soul of the upbeat, poptastic tune, features the cooler-than-cool Brown as he struts his stuff around town; our hero plays his signature baby blue Fender Telecaster, Stella, as he passes by local landmarks, glides down Broadway on a bicycle, and even ends up on one of the ever-present pedal taverns synonymous with Nashville’s reputation as the country’s top bachelorette party destination.

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K Phillips "Nobody Does It" - Mother Church Pew Video Session

With his new album, Dirty Wonder, Tennessee-by-way-of West Texas troubadour K Phillipsembodies the diverse sounds and styles of his Lone Star state upbringing. The album, released on March 10th via Rock Ridge Music, features “Nobody Does It,” a frank conversation between soon-to-be ex-lovers framed up inside an easy-going groover. MCP met up with K and company in East Nashville recently, and he performed “Nobody Does It” just for us! Enjoy!

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K Phillps DIRTY WONDER - AXS Review

Some people just have the ability to tell a story in a song. You don't need to hear a lot of the new album Dirty Wonder to know that K Phillips is one of them. You can pick any song on the album as an example of his ability to write a song and tell a story. 

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