A singer-songwriter from Knoxville, Tennessee, Jacob Whitesides found musical inspiration at a bluegrass festival in 2008. Following the festival, he set out to learn how to play the guitar and sing. He started uploading cover songs to YouTube as a hobby two years ago, and over seven million views later, he's having a blast traveling and meeting fans all over the country. In July 2014, his EP 3 AM peaked at No. 2 on the iTunes chart and gave Whitesides his first No. 5 album. His first original single, "You’re Perfect," was cowritten with Ernie Halter, and he's currently working with Halter and other Music Row elites in Nashville on original material for an album.
Listen to Whitesides's official music video of "You're Perfect" here:
Although his genre is categorized as pop, singer-songwriter Dylan Holland's music is influenced by many genres including rock, rap, country, and R&B. He finds inspiration in artists such as Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Garth Brooks, Jay-Z, and Adele. Although he has played guitar his entire life, he began honing his craft by posting self-made videos on YouTube and Blog-TV in 2010 and has been performing for his dedicated fans ever since.
New Jersey singer-songwriter Zach Matari recently released his single "Up To You," which he wrote and coproduced with producer GI Joe. The song, currently available on iTunes and iHeart radio, carries a '70s and '80s throwback feel reminiscent of the disco era. He has performed at famous venues such as The Stone Pony and The Bitter End, and opened for Paramore, MGMT, Motley Crue, Bruno Mars, and New Edition, among others. He is hard at work on his debut album.