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Austin Martin & The Herd: Music with a Mission – Feeding America, One City at a Time

Imagine this: a tattooed cowboy with an urban edge, penning his next big hit. Nearby, a modelesque guitarist strums riffs while sketching stage designs, a rock ‘n’ roll drummer with dreadlocks practices incessantly, and a bass player tirelessly showcases his talent. This isn’t a movie scene; it’s the reality of Austin Martin & The Herd, a trailblazing country rock band, taking the music world by storm.

Austin Martin & The Herd, a band that stands out with their unique sound and style, is a force to be reckoned with. Led by Austin Martin on vocals, Marko Romain on guitar, David Bedell on drums, and Paul Anthony on bass, they bring over two decades of collective experience to the table. Their music, a harmonious and improvisational blend often compared to the Mötley Crüe of country music, guarantees an unforgettable, dance-filled night for their audiences.

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In 2024, Austin Martin & The Herd used their success as a platform for a more significant cause. In the face of economic challenges in the US, they dedicated their eighth national tour to a noble mission: Feeding America. By teaming up with food bank affiliates in each state they visit, the band surprises two families in every city with a week’s worth of groceries, selected through engaging social media campaigns. They aim to raise donations, combat food insecurity, and inspire others to join their community outreach efforts. Moreover, the band actively volunteers at 30 food banks nationwide, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to making a difference.

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Their current tour, “2024 Feeding the Herd,” underscores this mission. Their hit single “Country Drunk” has garnered attention on CMT, CBS, and Yahoo News, and their performance at the 2024 HMMA Awards in Hollywood was a standout. Fans eagerly enjoyed their performance at the CMA Awards after-party in Nashville on June 8, 2024.

Austin Martin & The Herd are no strangers to hard work. They are currently recording new music with top industry producers like Michael “Fish” Herring, Sam Hook, and David Blake Chatfield. The “2024 Feeding the Herd Tour” showcases songs from their forthcoming album, “American Brewed,” with over 50 scheduled dates. Noteworthy performances include:

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– 06/08 – Nashville, Tennessee

– 06/12 – St. Louis, Missouri

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– 06/29 – Minneapolis, Minnesota

The band’s new music video, “American Brewed,” is set to debut in early June 2024, followed by their next dance hit, “Wrangler,” in early July. They also look forward to potential collaborations with the Wrangler brand, which a long-held dream. Austin Martin & The Herd drive social change through their community efforts, with “American Brewed” as an anthem of unity. The song celebrates the diverse cultures and perspectives that enrich American society, ensuring everyone feels connected regardless of race, religion, gender, or socioeconomic status.

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Their journey has led them to discover their true purpose: giving back. This revelation fueled their passion and solidified their mission. Austin Martin and The Herd aim to inspire others by highlighting creativity and purpose through their music and philanthropy. Their goal is to use their platform to raise awareness about social issues and support their community, one plate at a time.

The band extends special thanks to their sponsors and supporters, including BRETZ RV, North County Ford, CBS News (Tegna affiliates), Stockman Bank, Shipton’s Big R, Target, Mayor Bill Cole, Coca-Cola High Country, Mountain Organics Dispensary, Waypoint Hotel, Hampton Inn Suites by Hilton, Fresh Bread Productions, Chatfield Entertainment, Bank of America, Wrangler, Toy Boat Productions, Hats by Parker Thomas, The Sojourn, Northwestern Insurance, Jim’s Western Wear, Springhill Suites in Great Falls, Anheuser-Busch, Heyward Marketing Lab, Kimes Ranch, Exhibit Ambush Consulting, Vincent Flood, and Lynnette Madsen.

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Follow Austin Martin & The Herd on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. Proud supporters of the Feeding America organization encourage donations to support their efforts. Together, we can help feed America one plate at a time.  http://www.austinandtheherd.com/

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“Red Flag” by MARKJOSEPH stirs the anthemic waves of summer vibes

MARKJOSEPH

When “Red Flag” by MARKJOSEPH first hits, listeners are immediately swept into an uplifting anthem that evokes the liberating joy of breaking free from toxic relationships. This beachy summertime bop perfectly captures the euphoric relief of shedding the weight of emotional baggage and embracing the sunshine of newfound freedom. The song’s playful yet defiant tone mirrors the joy felt once on the other side of a breakup, masterfully blending effervescent reggae, dancehall, pop, and R&B rhythms that evoke carefree summer days.

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Red Flag” sets a high bar, lyrically dripping with compelling energy, while boldly asserting an unapologetic declaration of independence for anyone who has recognized the warning signs in a relationship and dared to walk away from what no longer serves you. From the outset, MarkJoseph’s vocals effortlessly complement the pulsating bass and vibrant melodies, drawing inspiration from his cultural background to weave his identity into every verse and chorus while crafting a universally relatable narrative. As a queer, first-generation Haitian-American artist, MarkJoseph adeptly intertwines his heritage into his music.

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The influence of renowned artists such as Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, and Beyoncé is palpable in his commanding vocal delivery and heartfelt lyrical style; however, he has successfully crafted a sound that is uniquely his own. The dynamic and vibrant Caribbean-influenced production and musical atmosphere of “Red Flag” create an ambiance reminiscent of an endless summer night, making it an indispensable addition to any playlist. This sonic experience invites audiences to dance, introspection, and ultimately celebrate the empowering adventure, serving as a reminder of one’s fortitude and resilience. As the final single preceding the launch of his debut solo EP, ‘They All Fall Down,’Red Flag,” provides a triumphant glimpse into the authentic and soul-stirring music that represents a significant milestone yet to come.

 

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TASH HILLS delivers a soulful brilliance with her recent treat, “Never Have I”

TASH HILLS

As TASH HILLS sings, audiences can almost feel the weight of her words, dripping with emotion and sincerity in her latest single, “Never Have I,” produced by the talented EDBL. This masterclass impeccably intertwines contemporary R&B with the timeless allure of classic soul. From the outset, Tash’s velvety vocals draw you in, weaving a rich, intimate, relatable soundscape that ideally demonstrates her growth and versatility as an artist. This evocative and nostalgic ambiance encapsulated in the single is uniquely delivered by a synergy between artist and producer.

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The song starts with a smooth, captivating groove that sets the stage for Tash’s thoughtful lyrics, exploring themes of love, self-discovery, and emotional vulnerability. Her voice effortlessly glides over the sultry beats and lush instrumental layers, profoundly resonating with listeners. “Never Have I” stands out in today’s music scene due to its introspective nature. The sophisticated arrangement, featuring powerful bass lines, subtle horns, and vintage synths, evokes a sense of nostalgia while still feeling fresh and innovative.

Known for her dynamic stage presence and engaging performances, Tash Hills has cemented her status as a rising star since her debut in 2020. Her ability to blend funk and soul into catchy rhythms has won her a broad audience, and “Never Have I” is a shining example of her evolving artistry. Each element of the track’s meticulous production by EDBL is nothing short of stellar craftsmanship for anyone looking to add a layer of soulful depth and richness to their playlist, an absolute must-listen for any music enthusiast.

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Having captivated crowds at prestigious festivals like the Isle of Wight and Victorious Festival, Tash Hills continues to push the boundaries of her music even in this studio recording, supported by notable acts such as ‘Arrested Development’ and ‘The Feeling.’ “Never Have I” is an enchanting sonic adventure that challenges norms and invites listeners into an unforgettable auditory experience sure to garner even more attention for Tash Hills.

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