Blane Howard is a country music artist and songwriter who is making the grade across the board within the country music industry, at country radio and among its fans. His original song, “Promise To Love Her,” has generated more than 8 Million video views across multiple platforms, and more than 15 Million Streams. This Arkansas native, recently named the 2018 Male Vocalist of the Year at the Arkansas CMAs, embraces the sound he was raised on by infusing the styles of country music greats like Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, and Randy Travis, with his own personal flair. His relatable lyrics, powerful vocals, and entertaining shows are winning him fans around the world.

At the age of 3, Blane stood in front of the TV with a blue and green plastic guitar and sang along with Alan Jackson's, "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow." A big fan of Johnny Cash as well, and sharing the same birth date, Howard tells a story about his grandmother singing Cash songs to him and his cousins. Living close to a railroad track, she would rush all the kids to the window when they would “hear the train a coming” and break into her rendition of “Folsom Prison.” Howard often says that as a child he thought Cash had stolen the song from her! Today he is drawn toward the styles of artist like Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, and Brothers Osborne. All of these influences have made an impact on Blane's unique style of country, modern-traditional, mixing the authenticity of the 90s with the contemporary edge of today!

Since graduating from Belmont University in 2010, Howard has had the privilege of opening up shows for many country greats including Blake Shelton, Josh Turner, Joe Nichols, Lauren Alaina, Trace Adkins, Rodney Atkins, Hunter Hays, Granger Smith, Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels Band, and others. Blane has played multiple venues of all sizes as well as all types of fairs and festivals across the mid plains and mid-south including the Arkansas State Fair, State Fair of Texas, South Carolina Peach Festival, Western Kentucky State Fair, and multiple shows at CMA Fest.

‘Bout Time' is the title track to Blane's original EP which was released in January of 2013; he followed that up in 2014 with a two-song CD of "Arkansas, Y'all," which was a song penned for the Arkansas Department of Tourism’s Song of Arkansas contest. In 2015, he released his first full album, "Away We Go," which has many great singles including "Friday Feeling," and "Crazy," as well as the title track. Blane was married in the fall of 2016 and as a gift for his bride-to-be, he wrote "Promise To Love Her." After a short video clip from their wedding of the couple dancing to the song took off on social media, and requests for the song flooded his social media pages, he decided that he should record the song. In March of 2017 the single released to glowing reviews and hit national radio, making its way to #33 on the Music Row Breakout Chart, holding there for three weeks. The music video has picked up over 5.4 MILLION views on FB alone and also received television airplay on networks such as Great American Country, The Country Network, and The Heartland Network where it continues to air today. The Heartland Network also picked up Howard’s music video for his single “Crazy.”

In early 2018, the legendary John Berry invited Blane to film a segment with him for The Heartland TV Network’s second season of “Songs and Stories with John Berry.” The show was filmed at the Fontanel in Nashville and Howard’s episode aired in June of 2018.

When Blane is not on the road, he stays busy writing new songs with other artists and songwriters in Nashville.

Be sure to follow Blane Howard on social media for all of the latest career updates, show announcements, and new music releases.

Billie Jo

A proud native of Texas, Billie Jo is a singer, songwriter, and recording artist blending traditional country vocals with honest songs. Her most important role though is being a mother to her four children. When asked how she does it all, Billie Jo will remind you with a smile that Loretta Lynn did it with six children!
Billie Jo started singing at a young age. Raised by her grandparents, she was raised on gospel music and country by the likes of Patsy Cline and Ray Price. She started to sing anywhere she could and began catching the attention of others around her. She soon became a familiar face at opries and venues across north and east Texas. You could hear her sing regularly at the Cotton Pickin’ Theatre, the Gladewater Opry, the Wylie Opry, and many others for more than a decade.
Billie Jo debuted her first album in 2010 with "I Just Can't Imagine", a gospel album. Although she falls in the category of country singers, Billie Jo wanted her first album to be inspirational and draw upon her roots. As Billie Jo says, “Although I love all types of music, and most often perform at country music venues, I wanted my debut album to be extra special. God is the most important thing to me so I hope that, through my music, others will come to know Christ.”
Billie Jo is well on her way of establishing herself as one of Texas country’s upcoming artists to watch. She has won numerous singing competitions and continues to make a name for herself. In 2013, she won the John Ritter Tribute Showcase put on by the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Her accomplishments have led her to open for legendary acts such as Gene Watson, Linda Davis, Barbara Fairchild, and The Oakridge Boys. A personal highlight for her was opening for Ray Price, an artist she remembers listening to with her grandparents. Other artists she has opened for include Justin Moore, Wade Bowen, Cody Canada, Barbara Fairchild, Joe Stampley, Chris Colston, and Lee Mathis.
In her own words, “Oh yes, I am super busy. I feel like I'm going ninety miles an hour almost every day, but I know I can do this. And, you wanna' know how? Philippians 4:13 says 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.' My dream is to be up there on the Grand Ole Opry stage one day, and if it is God’s will, I will be.”
Billie Jo also sings regularly at her home church and numerous other churches and community events. She enjoys giving back through for a variety of fundraisers including Susan G Komen, Paws for the Cause, Helping Hands Ministry, Child Abuse Awareness, and singing the national anthem at a variety of sporting events.

Hunter Douglas

Hunter Douglas, born in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in the small east Texas town of Elkhart. Hunter realized from a young age that he had an undeniable passion for music. Growing up in church he found himself gravitating to the stage. At age ten he was playing the drums for his local church full time. By the time he reached his early twenties Hunter realized it was time to pursue music full time! He was soon noticed by the lead singer Steven Callaway of “Backseat Molly” and owner of “Trinity Music Group”. Steven is currently managing Hunter as he tries to make his mark in the country music scene! When it comes to writing songs Hunter puts everything he has into it and wouldn’t settle for anything less than his best! Hunter says “ I grew up in a home where my parents supported anything I set my mind to, but if I was going to do it I was going to do it 100 percent. So that’s what I try to put in every song I write and sing!” Hunter is quickly making the climb in country music and will be someone to keep your eye on in the near future.

Skylar Heart

I started playing guitar and writing songs when I was 14 years old. My Daddy taught me how to play the guitar, and so I took the few chords I knew and started putting lyrics to them. In the beginning, I kept my genre extremely country and did not have much deviation. I owe much of my songwriting style and overall appreciation for music to the country genre. I began playing shows around the DFW area, with the help of some amazing and supportive friends who believed in me. In March of 2016, I said “I DO” to the love of my life, Chris. By December, we were welcoming our daughter, Brooke Renae, into this world. I decided to take a year off of playing my music in order to spend time with my husband and our little baby girl.
The year I took off from playing music gave me the ability to reevaluate what I was doing with my music career. Although traditional country music shaped the young girl who was just starting out in the music scene, the woman I had become had evolved to something different. The songs I was writing were not coming out sounding like what you would expect from a typical country artist. The songs I was drawing inspiration from were not country and were not sung by country artists. I found myself questioning what I wanted out of my career. My passion was shifting to something else, and that scared me. I had spent my whole life singing traditional country music, but I found myself feeling as though I was just playing a role. I wasn’t feeling the music or the lyrics the way that I used to.
My husband played a huge role in my shift in music. I shared with him how I was feeling. He laid things out so simply to me - he told me to just do what I want. I know it seems uncomplicated, but I hadn’t considered that I could actually just change everything I had been doing throughout my whole career. I took his advice, and I started doing whatever I wanted to. I felt so liberated and free and regained my passion for music, almost with a vengeance. I was determined to get back out there and do what I love with a newborn passion for it.
Today, you will hear anything from Alanis Morrisette to Michael Jackson to Johnny Cash if you attend one of my shows. I am genuine and I actually do what it is that I want to do with my music. The shows that I provide are diverse. If I had to put a label on myself and categorize what I do, I would say that I am a Contemporary-Alternative Country Singer/Songwriter.
I hope that this story can help you all learn a little bit more about me. My intention was to provide clarity about who I am, what I do, and why I do it. I really hope this little story achieved that. Thank you all for taking the time to read this. Fingers crossed that we’ll see each other soon!

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