2023 Artists

Since the age of three, Sydney Mack has given music a lifetime of dedication and training. On Season 14 of American Idol, Sydney was one of only 37 contestants from Nashville given a golden ticket to Los Angeles for Hollywood Week. The following year, she was voted into the NashNext Top 10.

She has opened for country superstars such as Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Brett Eldredge, Charlie Daniels, Tanya Tucker, and the legendary George Jones.

Aside from performing, Sydney also loves focusing on her other passion, songwriting. Over the past year she has shared her ideas with some of the industry’s best songwriters resulting in music she is excited to release.

Most recently, Sydney signed a worldwide publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music Publishing. After sharing four of her songs; “Don’t Call” “Pretty Boy” “Medicine” and “Dark Horse” on TikTok, the clips quickly received over 4.2 million views collectively and resulted in an amazing response from fans. Sharing the honest, vulnerable lyrics about very relatable topics has helped her build an avid TikTok following.

In 2022, Sydney was commissioned to write and perform a brand-new official Monster Jam theme song. She debuted the song in June, during Monster Jam at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN. She says: “I wanted to make sure to capture the sights, sounds, action, and passion behind Monster Jam and its millions of fans around the world, and I’m so proud of how it turned out!”

In addition to her over 4.2 million Tik Tok views, Sydney was named one of three Acts to Watch by Wide Open Country, she’s had three singles debut in the top 15 on iTunes Country Chart, and 5 million streams on Spotify and Apple Music in the past year.

Singer-Songwriter Kate Boytek, hit the stage for the first time at the tender age of five at her local county fair talent show. Singing opportunities were few and far between in Kate’s tiny hometown of Logan, WV, nestled deep in the Appalachian coalfields. Kate sang at dozens of local charity events, directed her church choir, and eventually attracted the attention of Grand Ole Opry and Bradley’s Barn audio engineer Vic Gabany.

Boytek is pursuing her dream in Nashville and has appeared with country hitmakers Jo Dee Messina, Drew Parker, Joe Nichols, Easton Corbin, LOCASH, Chris Cagle, Eric Paslay, Tyler Farr, Little Texas, Trick Pony, Chase Wright, and more. Kate’s songwriting style is both fresh and contemporary and yet has echoes of the classic singer-songwriters from the 1970’s.

Boytek’s upcoming debut EP will include tracks written by Kate along with veteran songsmiths including Britton Cameron (Lonestar, Sister Hazel), Kim Mclean (Loretta Lynn, Trisha Yearwood, Tim McGraw), and Brian Carper (Aaron Lewis).
With career guidance from veteran music executives Bernard Porter (Jason Aldean) and Burke Allen (AGT Winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.), a treasure chest of first-class songs and a personality that shines through like few others, Kate Boytek’s career, like the title of her new song set to release April 2023, is poised to go “Anywhere” and we’ll be watching.

Morgan White has always known that singing would carry her far beyond the Appalachian peaks that she calls home. Born in the Southern coalfields of West Virginia, she is referred to as a modern day “Coal Miner’s Daughter”! Her first album entitled “I’m Gone” produced TWO #1 Singles! The album’s title track “I’m Gone” remained at the top of the charts for TWELVE WEEKS STRAIGHT on Hot Country Radio in the Carolinas. 

2019 proved to be a huge year for Morgan. She signed a recording contract with MC1 Nashville/ Sony Orchard and released the single “Good Thing Gone”. The single hitting Music Row and National Radio stations worldwide was written by Nashville hit songwriters Carly Pearce, Joel Shewmake, and Allison Veltz. Produced in Brentwood, T.N. by Grammy Nominated Hit Producer Sal Oliveri ( Chris Stapleton/Pink “Love Me Anyway”). 

Morgan wrapped up her 2019 Tour at the Josie Music Awards with THREE NOMINATIONS and taking home the coveted FEMALE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR award!

In 2021, Morgan INKED a deal with NashTown Entertainment! Morgan is currently taking COUNTRY MUSIC RADIO by STORM with her brand new much anticipated single, “Take Me”! The single written by Nashville HIT SONGWRITER’S Kelleigh Bannen and Scooter Carosue, is currently climbing the NATIONAL RADIO CHARTS! 

After numerous single and album releases, Morgan is proving to be quite a force in the music industry, having already created an impressive resume’.Influenced by legends like Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood…Morgan is a true vocal stylist. This sassy, strikingly powerful, ultra-entertainer is bound and determined to follow in the footsteps of these greats! While she has some pretty big shoes to fill, this little lady is up for the challenge.


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