Sunday, January 26, 2014

Nice to meet you!

So.  Chances are if you clicked on this site, you probably know one (or both) of us, but here's the down low in case you have some catching up to do:

Lexi Larsen

Born and raised in western Nebraska, Lexi Larsen is a soulful sounding small-town girl with big city appeal. From the Galaxy of Stars Search to the regional Colgate Country Showdown, Lexi has been building a solid fan base across the country. The country music newcomer recently released her debut album Good Memories with self-penned songs like “He’s On A John Deere,” “Something About A Sunday” and her new single “You Can Leave” which shipped to radio January 20th and in just a few short days made big waves in the independent country charts. Good Memories pairs her with some of Nashville’s greatest musicians to create a sound that is highly addicting and uniquely Lexi.

Lexi funded her album Good Memories through Kickstarter with the help of her fervent fan base. The fans spoke up and showed their confidence in her and love for her music. Before the 30 day time period was up, she had collected a veritable mountain of donations to make the album she’d dreamed of. Good Memories is available now on iTunes.

The Nashville-based singer/songwriter has captivated crowds as far away as Xian, China with a combination of her unassuming charm and powerhouse voice. She has taken herself and her band on three summer tours that have taken her from the wild motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota to two sold-out shows in her home state of Nebraska. She has opened for Country Music Hall of Famer and music legend Ronnie Milsap, hitmaker Phil Vassar, Warner Bros recording trio Gloriana as well as acts like Grammy-nominated Emerson Drive and most recently the award-winning Restless Heart. With her country cool, she's at home anywhere and garnering lifelong fans with the work of a few notes.

Like her single says—you can leave, but you won't want to.

Visit Lexi online here.

Amanda K. Morgan (Mandy)

Just chillin' in my everyday clothes.  Photo taken/outfit put together by the amazing Vania Stoyanova.

Amanda K. Morgan is a freelance writer living in Nashville, Tennessee. She covers events and works as a technical writer when she isn't working on her YA novels.

At age 15, Amanda finished her first novel and continued to write in college, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in English and an emphasis in Creative Writing.

Amanda is an avid volleyball player and spends time playing both indoors and out. When Amanda isn't writing, she enjoys being entirely too busy and trying new things. Endeavors as of late include appearances in music videos, TV, and movies, rock climbing, and attending as many concerts and shows as her schedule allows.

Amanda headed up the Do The Write Thing for Nashville Project (with co-organizers/authors Victoria Schwab and Myra McEntire), which tapped some of the biggest authors, editors, and agents in the industry for an online auction that raised over $70,000 for Midsouth flood relief.

She is the Social Media Coordinator for the Society of Writers and Children's Book Illustrators Midsouth region and has been the blog team leader at the Midsouth conference for the past two years. You can usually catch her at the Los Angeles conference.

Find Amanda acknowledged in Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney, Break by Hannah Moskowitz, The Naughty List and So Many Boys by Suzanne Young, Freefall by Mindi Scott, Chasing Blue by Jessica Burkhart, The Espressologist and My Fake Boyfriend is Better Than Yours by Kristina Springer, among others.

 Visit Mandy online here.


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