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A Coons Family Christmas: Award-Winner Enlists Daughter for Homage to Mellencamp

With an immense musical repertoire, along with many awards and hits to his name, Canadian Roots-Rock artist Cory M. Coons has been making music independently for decades. His new Christmas single for 2022 is “I Saw Mommy Kissin’ Santa Claus.” The song features his 8-year-old daughter Charleigh as a special guest, thus making the song even more memorable and special for the artist and his followers both. The production is an homage to John Mellencamp’s 1987 version from A Very Special Christmas.

Watch the video for “I Saw Mommy Kissin’ Santa Claus” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I79cqLULd0U.

Charleigh also appeared on Coons’ 2020 Christmas single, “Burning Bright at Christmas Time” and his 2021 single, “Far Away.”

ABOUT CORY M. COONS: As a Roots-Rock/Americana blend of singer-songwriter, Cory M. Coons has amassed more than 280,000 plays on Spotify.. His work with famed legendary record producer Ron Nevison, has earned him industry recognition from the Los Angeles Music Awards, the Producer’s Choice Honors, The Josie Music Awards, International Singer Songwriters Association and the Radio Music Awards, among others. Cory’s catalog boasts several critically-acclaimed full length albums and EPs, as well as a handful of well-received singles.

Cory’s influences are a collection of various genres like Melodic Rock, Roots-Rock and Americana, blended with hints of Country-Rock. He is a respected Freelance Guitar Instructor in the local St. Lawrence Seaway Valley, ON. Cory has opened and performed alongside such treasured National Canadian acts like April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Glass Tiger and David Wilcox. Cory was out this summer and will be appearing this fall & winter on select Eastern Ontario festivals and other venue dates, with his band CMC & the Dirt Road Gypsys.

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Ashley Puckett Holds Nothing Back on “Tequila”

A woozy, dazed quality emerges on Ashley Puckett’s yearning “Tequila”. From the slide guitar to the gritty storytelling it all works. She manages to make this rather captivating world one that feels doubly refreshing. Everything about her delivery adds to the inherent beauty of the piece. Rhythms go for a looseness ensuring that every single detail gets accentuated with percussion that works on an emotional level. Best of all the riffs have a dreamy disposition for there is this sense of pure longing that defines the work.

She holds nothing back and right from the beginning it has its own sense of purpose. A groove has an unsteadiness to it, perfectly embodying what a lot of tequila might do to a person. This, on top of the lustful glances that she brings into the fray, further adds to the romantic quality of the work. Volume adds to this for the piece virtually works itself into an outright crescendo. Many different parts of the group makes sure to intermingle creating this vast expanse of territory, the kind of thing that feels quite potent. For the final stretch of the mix the song seemingly tapers off, allowing for a gradual letdown of that kinetic energy, with her voice continuing to lead the way all until the very final moments.

“Tequila” has a tenderness to it, for Ashley Puckett makes sure to touch upon the very essence of what it means to truly want.

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Valid and Stretch Money share bouncy single, “Sentimental”

Detroit heavyweights Valid and Stretch Money have shared a bouncy new single called “Sentimental”. With nearly a million streams worldwide, historic collaborations, and songs that have impacted the city of Detroit, solo artists Valid & Stretch Money have joined forces to release “Sentimental”. Executive produced by platinum-credited Grammy Award-winning DJ Head of Shady Records and Grammy-Award- winning engineer Anthony Rizzo. “Sentimental” is sure to turn heads and surprise the core audience of both MCs. Their latest track is an all-out affair of vivid sonics, infectious vocals, and versatile songwriting that blends influences from 80’s electropop, hip-hop and more, making for a joint that provides heavy replay value while keeping things authentic throughout.

“Sentimental” demonstrates much poise and focus in its songwriting, demonstrated throughout catchy rap verses that pair smoothly with a sharply-crafted chorus. Valid, Stretch Money, and Kerr sound natural and effortless atop Cross’ vivid production, as they ride the synth-laden, bouncy beat with ease. “Sentimental” is a track that can suit a wide range of moods and settings, as well as appeal to a broad audience of listeners, and it makes for a diverse and refreshing offering. Take a listen to “Sentimental” below and tap in with these Detroit emcees.

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