Trio Visits Legendary WSM Radio Before Packed Showcase At Nashville's Analog
Sea Gayle Music, BMG Nashville And Signees Talk Exclusively To Music Row
Nashville, Tenn. (Apr. 17, 2019) – The momentum for country trio Leaving Austin continues to build following last week's release of their Southern GoldEP, with the collection of new tunes holding strong in the Top 15 of the iTunes Country Chart all weekend. The project comes on the heels of a new worldwide co-publishing deal under a partnership agreement with Sea Gayle Music and BMG Nashville. With over 5.5 million streams and counting, the project includes the popular “Nothing But You” (1 million +) along with their brand new track, “She Can.”
In less than a year, Californians Austin Machado, Davis Forney and Michael Stevens have garnered co-writes with some of country music’s most successful songwriters including Jimmy Robbins (“We Were Us”, “It Goes Like This”), Dave Barnes ("Craving You", "God Gave Me You"), Scooter Carusoe (“Anything But Mine”, “Mean To Me”), Chris DeStefano (“Kick The Dust Up”, “Something In The Water”), Chris Dubois (“Buy Me A Boat”, “Today”) and Thomas Archer (“Hurricane,” “You Broke Up with Me”). Their smooth vocals and distinctive songwriting have made them one of the most sought after new bands in Nashville.
"It’s surreal to finally have Southern Gold out there for people to hear. We have been sitting on these songs for such a long time, so now, to finally be able to share them, to get messages from fans who have grown to love these songs like we do, to play shows and hear a crowd sing our songs back to us – it’s just an amazing feeling,” said Leaving Austin frontman, Austin Machado. “It’s been such an incredible journey to get to this point, and we’re so thankful to everyone who’s come along for the ride to support us.”
To celebrate the release of Southern Gold, Leaving Austin performed songs off the new project last night to a packed room at Nashville's sought-after Analog.
Ahead of their release, Leaving Austin stopped by WSM's Coffee, Country and Cody to talk more about Southern Gold, performing several songs from the project. Along with BMG’s Jake Gear and Sea Gayle’s Chris Dubois, the trio also sat down for an exclusive interview with Music Row about their recent co-venture signing with two top publishers.
“I got a call to do a co-write with them..so I showed up for the write, and I was really impressed with them," said Sea Gayle Music's Chris DuBois. "We wrote two songs that day, and it was very obvious to me that the guys were not only real songwriters but they had a vision for who they were as artists.”
To listen to Southern Gold, click here.
About Leaving Austin:
Hailing from a small farming town of Visalia, CA Leaving Austin is forging a path in country music that’s solely their own. Comprised of Austin Machado, Davis Forney and Michael Stevens, the trio’s smooth vocals and distinctive songwriting have made them one of the most sought after bands in Nashville. After independtly releasing their first two EP's, Leaving Austin and That Feel Good, which garnered over 3.5 million streams on Spotify, the group has continued to steadily grow their loyal fanbase, catching the attention of some of some of the music industry's top names. Leaving Austin's latest, Southern Gold, is available now, including “Nothing But You” (1 million + streams) and their brand new track, “She Can.”
About Sea Gayle Music:
Sea Gayle Music, established in 1999 and celebrating its 20th year, is a leading independent music publisher and artist development company based in Nashville Tennessee. Sea Gayle recently celebrated its 50th #1 song and has twice earned the distinction of being named ASCAP Country Publisher of the Year.
BMG is the new model music company founded by Bertelsmann in 2008 as a direct response to the challenges of music’s digital revolution. Key to its innovative approach is the fact it represents the traditionally separate music publishing and recording rights off the same state-of-the-art platform internationally. BMG is already the world’s fourth biggest music publisher and the first new global player in the recordings business in decades. BMG’s pitch is unique – a relentless focus on fairness and transparency and service to its artist and songwriter clients. BMG’s 15 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over 2.5m songs and recordings, including the catalogues of Chrysalis, Bug, Virgin, Mute, Sanctuary, Primary Wave and Talpa Music, as well as literally thousands of artists and songwriters attracted by its fresh approach. BMG is owned by international media, services and education company Bertelsmann, which also includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group, and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. With its multi-platform perspective, integrated technology platform and commitment to help artists maximize their income, BMG aims to be the best company in music to do business with. www.bmg.com