This week’s most popular song on iTunes is S.P.P. (Sweet Potato Pie) Listen Now!
GRAMMY Amplifier© winner Kirby Maurier recently embarked on a multi-city tour thanks to Hyundai and The Recording Academy (The GRAMMYs©). In a GRAMMYs© exclusive behind-the-scenes video, Kirby explains how she prepares her live show and what she’s learned on the road. D’Wayne Wiggins (Tony! Toni! Tone) and Fantastic Negrito are also featured in the clip. Head over to GRAMMY.com for the full feature.
Kirby Maurier announced her 3rd single on iHeart Radio stations across the country in conjunction with a promotion for The GRAMMY Amplifier program. Stream the song on Apple Music or Spotify below.
— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) May 29, 2016
GRAMMY Amplifier® Winner, Kirby Maurier, graced the stage on Thursday night at The Recording Academy® San Francisco Chapter GRAMMY Pro® Songwriters Summit with D’Wayne Wiggins of Tony Toni Toné & Fantastic Negrito in Oakland, California. The three songwriters performed songs in turn and told the stories that inspired them, while sharing their musical journeys and experiences with the craft of songwriting. This evening was designed to inform and inspire music creators from all backgrounds, genres, and disciplines, providing ideas to put into practice in the studio and on the road.
The night started with a medley from D’Wayne highlighting songs that he wrote and the songs that inspired those compositions. Then San Francisco GRAMMY Chapter Executive Director Michael Winger introduced Fantastic Negrito who performed his first song of the night. Kirby then was introduced and performed her single “I’m Jus Sayin” with 1/4 of her band, Kevo, on guitar. The night went on as each performer sang songs while giving background on what it took to write them. Kirby wowed the crowd and even her guitarist was urged to do a solo.
Overall, we heard amazing stories of triumph from Fantastic Negrito and heard classics we grew up on from Tony Toni Toné and Kirby like we’ve never heard before. Special thanks to everyone at The Recording Academy® San Francisco Chapter, Michael Winger, the staff at The Uptown, Hyundai and everyone from the GRAMMY Amplifier program.
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Singer-songwriter and 2016 GRAMMY Amplifier winner Kirby Maurier took the stage at Austin’s iconic Stubb’s Amphitheater during SXSW 2016. SPIN’s 14th annual day party included performances from CHVRCHES, Vince Staples, D∆WN (aka Dawn Richards) and more. Check out photos from the show below. Special Thanks to The Recording Academy & Hyundai.
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Judges Big Sean, Sam Hunt and Lzzy Hale announced the winners of Hyundai and The Recording Academy® fourth annual GRAMMY Amplifier® program. Kirby Maurier joins rock band American Bombshell and country singer Adley Stump as winners and will perform at this years SXSW festival.
The song entered was Kirby’s single S.P.P. (Sweet Potato Pie) from her independent debut album, Doing The Most released on Valholla Entertainment in 2015. Stay tuned for more news and check out the official press release below.
— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) February 22, 2016
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — GRAMMY®-nominated hip-hop artist Big Sean, GRAMMY® winner Lzzy Hale, lead singer and guitarist of hard-rock band Halestorm, and rising country superstar and GRAMMY® nominee Sam Hunt today announced the winners of Hyundai and The Recording Academy® fourth annual GRAMMY Amplifier® program. Chosen from about 4,000 entrants, hard rockers American Bombshell, R&B artist Kirby Maurier and Blake Shelton team member on season two of The Voice, Adley Stump. Each win one of three prize packages: a studio recording session with a Recording Academy producer, a live performance showcase series opening for a noted artist; or the filming of a music video with a celebrated director.
“It takes a whole lot of passion, commitment and conviction to put yourself out there, to enter a competition and to be judged,” said (Sam) Hunt. “There is no formula for making it in this business, but American Bombshell, Kirby and Adley have been given a tremendous opportunity to learn and grow as musicians. There’s absolutely nothing that gives us more pleasure than to be a part of an initiative like the GRAMMY Amplifier® program, that gives these aspiring talents opportunities that will help them to develop their crafts.”
“It’s a privilege to be a part of a program that at its core provides young artists the opportunity to develop their artistry and share their passion with others,” said Dean Evans, CMO Hyundai Motor America. “GRAMMY Amplifier is a platform of discovery and mentorship, powering the creative genius within new artists to help them feel inspired, activated and focused on making their musical dreams a reality.”
The online music program, which gives musicians the chance to gain exposure and win experiences that can help further their careers, is a partnership between Hyundai and the Recording Academy.As one of the Top 10, Kirby’s song “S.P.P” will be sent to country star Sam Hunt, hip-hop artist Big Sean and Halestorm singer Lzzy Hale, who will pick the three winners. All 10 finalists will fly to Los Angeles for a Music Business Immersion Day, the aim of which is to educate them about social media promotion, copyright laws, publishing and more.
The three winners, who will be revealed during Grammy Week in February, will receive a recording session with a Grammy Award-winning producer; a music video directed by a top-notch director; or an opening slot on a high-profile artist’s tour and/or at a series of music festivals. Good Luck Kirby!
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