Event News: The Essence of Emotional Intelligence (Essence Festival ’19)

Talia Oliver Announces Special Event In NOLA During Essence Festival Weekend

(New Orleans, LA) – Atlanta entrepreneur Talia Oliver will be bringing big names to New Orleans during the Essence Festival weekend, for a party with a purpose about emotional intelligence and mental health issues. The headlining event, titled “The Essence of Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrating How To Foster Healthy Friendships, Romantic Relationships and Business Partnerships”, will be held on Friday, July 5th at the historic Carver Theater in New Orleans. Two amazing ladies — Randi Rossario Maples and Tamisha Monet — will be joining Talia in a panel discussion about the importance of having emotional intelligence, while building various relationships in this digital age we are living in.

The Essence of Emotional Intelligence Event Flyer

Randi Rossario is a media mogul, author, life and empowerment coach, and the owner of Oh So Radio, an internet/app based radio station based in Metro-Detroit. She uses her platform to help others on a daily basis, delivering encouragement and wisdom through her morning videos. Randi currently has a combined social media following of over 250 thousand people, with a weekly reach of over 5 million accounts per week.

Tamisha Monet is a certified life coach, having received her certification from the reputable Tony Gaskins Life Coaching Academy. She has a plethora of spiritual gifts that she accesses regularly through her work as a certified Astrologer and Master Reiki Practitioner.

Other guest speakers will include Atlanta entrepreneur Christopher Williams, who recently became the youngest black franchise owner of Subway. Williams will be telling his story about how he raised over $250,000 and went from homeless to franchise owner in just a year. Atlanta entrepreneur Taylor Deathridge, owner of the only one-stop shop beauty loft in ATL will be interviewed live about having it all; the dream career, the fairytale love story while balancing a huge life changing struggle.

Talia will be partnering with A Bella La Femme Society to give away three scholarships to three very lucky attendees. A Bella LaFemme Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that provides collegiate minority women with scholarships to promote mental wellness. The mental wellness scholarships may be utilized at the desire of the recipients. ABLS is also committed to serving the community across the state of Louisiana by providing free self-defense and gun safety courses, Heels & Steels® . The courses are structured to empower, alleviate hardships, and to build resourceful sisterhoods in their communities.

Not only will this event be filled with food for thought, but a lot of delicious food will also be prepared and served by Chef Sell. His mouthwatering Cajun chicken and seafood alfredo has been nominated for Best Pasta in Atlanta by Terrapin Brewery.

Event Info:
Fri. Jul. 5th, 2019 at 3 P.M. at the Carver Theater
(2101 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans, LA)
Click Here to Register

About Talia Oliver
Having served as one of the original writers at The Shade Room and a contributor for The Singers Room, Talia went on to create the burgeoning media platform “The Closet Ratchet” which has become the voice of the intellectual and spiritual yet “closeted” ratchet people who utilize social media. In addition, Talia is a published author, a small business owner and an inspirational speaker to young mothers and entrepreneurs. For more information, contact Talia Oliver at (470)292-1811 or taliaoliver716@gmail.com.

International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Announces 2018 Winners

R.LUM.R and Super Duper Win Grand Prize For The Song “Frustrated

Judges Include: Adam Lambert, Nicky Jam, Tom Waits, Portugal. The Man, Krewella, Rakim, Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Rodney Crowell, and More

International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC), widely recognized as the most prestigious and respected songwriting competition in the world, is pleased to announce its 2018 winners. Created in 2002, ISC received almost 19,000 entries this year from almost 140 countries. Prizes include more than $175,000 in cash and merchandise.

For the first time in the competition’s 18-year history, the Grand Prize is awarded to an R&B song – as well as to artist/songwriters from Nashville, TN. It is with great pleasure that ISC bestows its highest honor to R&B artist Reginald Lamar Williams Jr., (aka R.LUM.R) and artist/producer Josh Hawkins (aka Super Duper) for their co-written song “Frustrated.” The Grand Prize includes $25,000 (USD) cash and over $30,000 in merchandise and services.

With R&B being such a dominant force in today’s music landscape, it is exciting that an R&B song is the Grand Prize winner for the first time in ISC. We are thrilled to acknowledge R.LUM.R and Super Duper, two artists who exemplify the present and the future of songwriting in this genre.  – Candace Avery, ISC Founder and Director

Having amassed more than 48 million streams on Spotify, the Grand Prize-winning song, “Frustrated” was written at a time when R.LUM.R had some big decisions to make. He was contemplating moving from Florida to Nashville to pursue his music, and the uncertainty he felt during his relocation became the inspiration for his breakout single “Frustrated.” He did end up moving to Nashville, and it has paid off for this incredibly talented singer and writer. Easily recognizable for his sultry, soulful vocals and effortless falsetto, R.LUM.R has performed the single on Jimmy Kimmel Live and has been praised by media such as NPR Music,The New York TimesVibeBillboard and Rolling Stone (who called him “an artist you need to know”).

The co-writer and producer of the winning song is Super Duper, an up-and-coming electronic artist/producer. Touring with the likes of The Chainsmokers, The Glitch Mob and Big Wild, Super Duper spent the past year bringing his cinematic productions on tour with Petit Biscuit and Kasbo with festivals lined up such as Electric Forest. After writing and producing for others, Super Duper began to release music under his own moniker. One of the first singles “Angela” hit #1 on Hype Machine and entered Spotify’s Viral 50 charts before being picked up by SiriusXM Chill. He also recently received a Clio award for scoring the trailer to Steve McQueen’s new motion picture Widows.

“Winning the Grand Prize in ISC is a huge honor for me, especially when you consider how many incredible writers entered,” says R.LUM.R. “I wrote “Frustrated” at a time when I was privately going through some very personal things that I honestly wasn’t sure anyone would understand, so it’s amazing to think the song would be honored in such a big way.“

In addition to the Grand Prize winner, many other deserving songwriters also share in the prestige and kudos of winning their respective categories in ISC. These winners hail from all over the world (50% of this year’s winners come from outside the USA) and represent diverse cultures while ranging from talented amateurs to seasoned songwriting veterans. The 23 categories include all genres of contemporary music, from Rock to Pop to Jazz to Country to Hip-Hop, and more.

Winning ISC is a distinction that has propelled many artists to achieve greater success. Previous winners have included: Illenium; Vance Joy; Bastille; Gotye; Lindsey Stirling; Kimbra; The Band Perry; Kehlani; Gregory Porter; Passenger; Lupe Fiasco; Gin Wigmore; Missy Higgins; For King and Country; and many more.

For a complete list of 2018 winners and to hear the winning songs, go to: http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners.

ISC is sponsored by: Art & Lutherie By Godin Guitars; Berklee College of Music; Celebrity Access; Eventric; Gig Salad; Lurssen Mastering; Merch Cat; Musician Wellness; Musicians Institute; oneRPM; PreSonus; Pro Tour Nutrition; Shubb Capos; SongU; Sweetwater; The Tracking Room; Tunedly; Vocal Eze; and Westone.

Entries are now open for the 2019 competition. For more information and to enter, go to https://www.songwritingcompetition.com.

About The International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians are invited to participate. ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting and music contests in the world, offering exposure and the opportunity to have your songs heard by the most influential decision-makers in the music industry.

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Twitter: @intlsongcomp

Celebrated for Being the Best! | Across The Board at Indie Music Channel Awards

Top 5 iTunes Band Across The Board Wins Big At Indie Music Channel Awards

The Canadian rock band won three awards: Best Rock Band, Best New Band and Best Rock Video. The awards were held April 28, 2019 in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, CA — Jacqueline Auguste and Andy Ramjattan of Across The Board took home three Indie Music Channel Awards at the iconic Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on April 28th, 2019. The Indie Music Channel celebrates independent musicians from all genres across the globe, supporting excellence in recording and performing arts and providing opportunities to showcase and celebrate the unsigned artists and the immense pool of talented musicians on the international music scene. The project was created by Emmy Award-winning media entrepreneur and television host, Christopher Ewing.

Canadian Rock Band, Across the Board at Indie Music Channel Awards

Jacqueline Auguste and Andy Ramjattan of Across The Board

Across The Board took home three awards for work on their album Sonic Boom including “Best Rock Band”, “Best New Band” and “Best Rock Video” for their song “No Curtain Call”, produced by MC2 Music Media in Toronto.

We had such an incredible time in Los Angeles networking with other independent musicians and attending the Indie Artist Summit. From a composer who took a rock band, choir and full orchestra and created an epic orchestral album, to a 16 year old pop sensation, to an alternative rocker from India, and an incredible classical producer, who created a collaboration across genres, (there was) such amazing talent in this group of award-recipients. – Jacqueline Auguste

The “Indie Music Channel” awards is an annual event, held in Los Angeles, and judged by a panel of experts from across the industry–production & engineering, artist management, mainstream radio and television, and grammy-winning artists and producers.

About Across The Board
Across The Board (ATB) is an award-winning Canadian rock band from Toronto and recipient of the Indie Music Hall of Fame award for hitting #4 on the mainstream iTunes Rock Charts Sept 10, 2018 for their 2018 album Sonic Boom. ATB hit the charts running with their newest album Wild Ones, debuting at #21 days after release. Having won “Best Rock Song 2018” for the Radio Music Awards, and being nominated for a 2018 Covenant Award for Best Rock Album, Across The Board gas been making musical waves nationally and globally. Formed in 2013, ATB quickly gained popularity with their YouTube cover series “Pick Up and Play” – now with over 600 videos on Youtube—imprinting their unique and innovative musical style and videography on both contemporary and classic rock songs while featuring other local artists as guests. Across The Board received airplay on terrestrial FM and College radio throughout the globe for their last four albums and recently released their fifth studio album Wild Ones March 15, 2019 to a packed house at Toronto’s iconic Opera House.

With a rapidly growing and solid social media footprint across the platforms, and a busy local touring schedule, Across The Board is a hard-working, unrelentingly creative force on the Canadian music scene and making marks globally online – selling out shows in and around Toronto, and continuously putting out quality audio and video content. ATB also collaborates regularly with other local and national musicians on projects such as “Indigal”- the Canadian Independent Female Artist Collective, “She’s Listening” in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada, and other local collaborations on the vibrant Canadian indie music scene.

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Event News | 2020 The Year Of The EntrepreneuHER

Washington D.C. host first conference for over 400 current and aspiring EntrepreneuHERs

(Washington, D.C.)“The Women EntrepreneuHERs Brunch” recently announced them pausing the infamous annual brunches, but only for a quick second to present the first three-day conference under the brand since its founding in 2015; W.E.B. Con.! W.E.B. Con., is going to take place in the Nation’s Capital on the weekend of Mar. 13th through the 15th in the year 2020. With the anticipation of over 400 female businesswomen, current and aspiring entrepreneurs to be in attendance. W.E.B. is going to bring like-minded, career driven, women about their business from all around the country together! These women are in for a weekend full of networking, furthering their knowledge on business and entrepreneurship, and being inspired by each person they encounter.

2020 The Women EntrepreneuHERs Brunch

W.E.B. Con. begins on Fri., Mar. 13, 2020, with the “EntrepreneuHERs Night-in” an exclusive event for premier ticket holders better known as the “Biggest Bosses”. Biggest Boss guest will have access to all three-days including a private luncheon. This intimate event will include a night of pampering, networking, empowerment and a fireside chat on the fundamentals of business.

On Sat., Mar. 14, 2020, attendees will have the opportunity to experience a day full of trailblazing panels and speakers moderated by some of the industry’s leading bosses. Over the course of the day, the ladies will be educated on, establishing business credit, how to monetize your mindset, becoming and staying financially fit, branding like a 6/7-figure boss, protecting and trademarking your business, using your 9 to 5 to leverage your side hustle AND SO MUCH MORE!

Sun, Mar. 15, 2020 concludes the first W.E.B. Con. with the annual “Women EntrepreneuHERs “Brunch. Biggest Boss and VIB guest will take an afternoon of connecting their spirituality and their businesses, putting the skills they learned over the weekend to test with various activities and getting a deeper understanding of what it means to be an EntrepreneuHER and leading those around them.

Early bird tickets are on sale NOW. General Admission, Business Bestie Bundles, VIB and Biggest Boss tickets will go on sale Mon. Apr. 1, 2019 at www.Entrepreneuhersbrunch.com.

About The “Women EntrepreneuHERs Brunch”
The Annual “Women EntrepreneuHERs Brunch” (WEB) is a platform created by serial entrepreneur Milan Mobley. This platform was designed for current and aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as women in business. The mission of the EntrepreneuHERs brunch is to create an environment for women of various levels of business and entrepreneurship to network and grow their net worth, become further educated on entrepreneurship and business by the hand-selected speakers and panels, and lastly, to leave inspired by the women they’ve encountered. Traditionally the EntrepreneuHERs Brunch is held in the month of March in honor of Women’s History Month. For more information, please visit: www.Entrepreneuhersbrunch.com.

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Event News: THE BLUEPRINT Music Business and Faith-Based Marketing Seminar Series Comes To Las Vegas Offering MASTER SESSIONS!

The Blueprint: Las Vegas Edition “Master Sessions” With Leading Music Executives and Creatives John “Yosh” Jaszcz, Earnest Pugh, Khalif Townes, Garland “Miche” Waller, Benita Bellamy Kelley, Ananias “Markey” Montague, PJ Morgan and Tony D On The Radio

THE BLUEPRINT - Las Vegas Edition 2019

Nashville, TNThe Bellamy Group Marketing Agency in Nashville, TN launched a series of Music Business and Ministry seminars called THE BLUEPRINT in 2017. This brilliant, hands-on music education series covers topics from Songwriting and Publishing to Church Security and Worship Arts Administration and, from Digital Music Marketing to Studio Engineering and Production. THE BLUEPRINT is now headed to Las Vegas, NV on March 27-28 for a special two-day Master Sessions Edition with Gospel music’s most decorated executives and creatives taking the instructors chair.

The LAS VEGAS Edition of THE BLUEPRINT will be held from 1:00PM – 4:30PM on Wednesday, March 27 and from 9:30AM-2:00PM on Thursday, March 28 at the Elara by Hilton Grand Vacation, 80 East Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109 in “The Bellamy Group Suite”.

An exciting addition to this years session is multiple award-winning mix engineer John “Yosh” Jaszcz. John is one of music’s most decorated mix engineers (Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Tori Kelly, Andrae’ Crouch, Sonic Flood, CeCe Winans, Billy Ray Cyrus, John Michael Montgomery, Travis Green). His master session will involve a hands-on Pro Tools experience dissecting a song from the actual mix session of a popular gospel artist. This incredible studio experience will also include the producer of the song Thomas “TJ” Hardin who, alongside “Yosh” will take attendees inside the session and inside the song.

This years brilliant line-up of Master Instructors include Tony D On The Radio (Music Director at WAAW Shout 94.7), Benita Bellamy Kelley (CEO of The Bellamy Group), PJ Morgan (Stellar Nominated Musician), John “Yosh” Jaszcz (Multiple Award-Winning Mix Engineer), Ananias “Markey” Montague (Minister of Worship Arts, Salem Baptist Church), Dr. Earnest Pugh (Billboard Chart Topping Artist), Khalif Townes (Digital Strategist/Content Curator, That’s True Media), and Garland “Miche” Waller (Musician, VP of Enon Music Group).

Registration is now open via Ticketlocity.com $25 per session or $100 for a 2-day All-access pass. TheBlueprint.Ticketlocity.com. For more info, contact: info@thebellamygroup.com.


The Blueprint: Las Vegas Edition “Master Sessions” Instructors:

BENITA BELLAMY KELLEY  - BRASH! Magazine BlogBENITA BELLAMY KELLEY
“MARKETING AND EXPANDING YOUR BRAND”
Benita Bellamy Kelley is The Bellamy Group’s Founder and CEO and The Blueprint visionary. She is a Stellar Nominated Creative and multi-award winning marketer and manager who has Grammy, Dove, Stellar, Soultrain and NAACP Image Award-nominated and winning artists as clients.

Over the last year, Benita and her #TeamBellamyGroup have helped Ben Tankard, Robert E. Person and PJ Morgan land on the Top Billboard Jazz Albums and Singles charts, lead the popular Wardlaw Brothers to a #1 Billboard Gospel Album (STAND THERE) and a 2019 Stellar Award Nomination for Quartet of the Year, and has promoted and marketed the Season 3 Soundtrack from the GREENLEAF drama series airing on the OWN TV Network. The GREENLEAF SEASON 3 Soundtrack (Lionsgate Music) features Patti LaBelle and Deborah Joy Winans on the Top 30 Gospel Radio Single “Changed”, and is nominated for a 2019 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Soundtrack and a 2019 Steeple Award for Best Collaboration Performance (“Changed”).

JOHN “YOSH” JASZCZ - BRASH! Magazine BlogJOHN “YOSH” JASZCZ
“RECORDING AND MIX ENGINEERING”
From his Detroit R&B roots with Bootsy Collins, Parliament/Funkadelic, George Clinton, and Zapp, John Jaszcz has used his renowned skills and unique sound to establish himself as a world-class mixing engineer. Through his early work with Gospel great Fred Hammond and the legendary Thomas Whitfield, he had the opportunity to move to Music City and work with such artists as Billy Ray Cyrus, and have multi-platinum success with John Michael Montgomery. 2019 is off to a great start with projects from Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Vashawn Mitchell, Deon Kipping, Isaac Carree, Jon Reddick, and the pop-country group McGuire. Yosh had three nominations at the 2019 Grammy Awards for projects with Jekalyn Carr and Tori Kelly.

DR. EARNEST PUGHDR. EARNEST PUGH
“DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN INDUSTRY & MINISTRY”
Dr. Pugh has released an impressive 10 albums to date with over ten Top 30 Billboard Singles. His successful record label, acclaimed music artistry, dynamic ministry and, humanitarian efforts have earned Dr. Earnest Pugh the title of Gospel’s Leading Man.

He has received a Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry from the Howard University School of Divinity, and an honorary Ph.D. in Theology from The Institute of Teaching God’s Word (Rockdale, Texas). He has served as a Worship leader for over two decades and is a veteran of the U.S. Army having served over 20 years in the military.

KHALIF M. TOWNESKHALIF M. TOWNES
“WHAT YOU SHOULD REALLY KNOW ABOUT DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING AND ADVERTISING”
Khalif is a Businessman, Digital Strategist, Social Media Manager and Content Curator who specializes in online marketing and media services for both the faith-based consumer and mainstream urban entertainment audience. Townes is President/CEO of That’s True Media, LLC. (formally Urban Roundup Group, LLC.). His uGospel.com – the flagship website under That’s True Media, LLC is currently the no. 1 online site/entertainment blog in the faith-based/gospel music genre. The site also features uGospel Radio, a digital streaming platform nominated for a Stellar Gospel Award for Internet Radio Station of the Year.

PJ MORGANPJ MORGAN
“MUSICIANSHIP AND SONGWRITING”
PJ Morgan is best known as the Organist’s organist. He has appeared on almost twenty albums by artists such as Dorothy Norwood, Ben Tankard, William Becton, Desmond Pringle, Maurette Brown-Clark as a producer, songwriter, arranger, programmer, or musician. PJ is currently the band director at Reid Temple AME, one of the largest mega churches in the U.S. with over 20,000 members in Washington, DC and teaches Composition and Theory at The Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

GARLAND "MICHE" WALLER- BRASH! Magazine BlogGARLAND “MICHE” WALLER
“MUSICIANSHIP AND SONGWRITING”
Garland Waller, better known as “Miche,” is widely known as the talented musician and producer for Pastor John P. Kee for 25 years. Miche has played, written, and produced for many award-winning artists including Enon Tabernacle Choir, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Dorothy Norwood, and the Wilmington Chester Mass Choir. He is currently the Vice President of Enon Music Group in Philadelphia, PA.

TONY D ON THE RADIOTONY D ON THE RADIO
“SO YOU WANT YOUR SONG PLAYED ON THE RADIO”
Tony D is the CEO of Christian Sounds Entertainment and is currently an on-air personality at WAAW Shout 94.7 FM in Aiken S.C. Through his “New Artist Profile” radio show, he continues to introduce his listening audience to the best independent and emerging Gospel artists. “The New Artist Profile” motto is “If Your Radio Is Not Playing The New Artist Profile, Then Your Radio Is Not Really On”.

A Montague - BRASH! Magazine BlogANANIAS “MARKEY” MONTAGUE
“DEVELOPING AND MANAGING WORSHIP & WORSHIP ARTS”
Chicago native Ananias “Markey” Montague is a creative virtuoso who has composed over 20 original compositions as the producer for the historic Salem Baptist Church annual production “The Resurrection” (2010- 2015) and has written original songs recorded by The Gospel Music Workshop of America and The Walter and Edwin Hawkins Seminar. Markey has collaborated with Gospel’s most notables Richard Smallwood, Andrae’ Crouch, Ricky Dillard, and Ted Winn. He is also a proven leader in arts education and organizational staff training. Ananias is the founder of A WORK ON A WHEEL Summer Performing Arts Camp in Omaha, NE and he conducts worship and worship administration sessions around the country.


The Blueprint: Las Vegas Edition – “The Master Sessions”
March 27-28, 2019
Elara by Hilton Grand Vacation
“The Bellamy Group Suite”
80 East Harmon Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada
Registration: $25 per session / $100 All Access 2-day Pass
*Class Sizes Are Limited*

615-348-7944 / info@thebellamygroup.com

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Event News: The Sisterhood in Music & Ministry “Ladies Night Out” March 28

The Sisterhood in Music & Ministry

The Bellamy Group and C-Note Entertainment
Would Like To Invite Ladies To:
The Sisterhood In Music and Ministry
“Ladies Night Out”

Join Other Leading Ladies In The Music Industry and In Ministry
For Networking, Candid and Encouraging Discussions and Delicious Desserts!!

Thursday, March 28  //  11pm – 1am
(After the Stellar Awards Pre-Show)
FREE EVENT //  Limited Space

Location:  Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations
“The Bellamy Group Suite”
80 East Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109
You Must RSVP – MusicSisterhood@TheBellamyGroup.com

The Sisterhood In Music and Ministry “Ladies Night Out” flyer

The Sisterhood in Music & Ministry Mission:

This is a Sisterhood of Women in Music, the Arts and in Ministry who are sharing ideas, addressing common concerns and offering support and encouragement to each other. The goal is to offer a safe and open forum for candid discussions that lead to solutions and inspiration. The sisterhood will offer networking and relationship building among female executives, pastors, musicians, and artists. No ‘showcasing’ or ‘industry panels’… just fellowship, fancy freebies, and fun to go along with our deep discussions and delicious desserts!

What are we going to talk about???

Becoming a Leading Lady in Music and Ministry
The #MeToo Movement in Ministry
Where are the Women Musicians?
Balance – Caring For Others and Practicing Self-care
Respect HER: How To Interact With Other Women Colleagues
Women On The Road: Travel Safety and Security
And Many More Topics You Don’t Want To Miss!!

It is important to me for women to attend this unique event to become acquainted, unite, and network with other leading women in the Gospel music industry. This can create a greater awareness of like-minded individuals and develop synergy among women colleagues.– Toni Towns, Co-Founder & COO of C-Note Entertainment (St. Louis, MO)

This gathering of leading ladies is necessary to continue empowering women in the various areas of our industry in which leadership roles are predominantly held by men. The comradery among women needs to be continually nurtured in order to lay foundations of support, cross-pollinate resources and offer creative collaborations between women in key positions and with young entrepreneurs.– Benita Bellamy Kelley, CEO of The Bellamy Group (Nashville, TN)

“Ladies Night Out” will also Feature Music by GOD’S CHOSEN & DJ Ms. ECLECTIC
…and A Surprise Guest!

 

Click HERE to RSVP!

Such a Lady! | “Ladylike” by Stevie Rae Stephens

Pop singer/songwriter and former American Idol powerhouse Stevie Rae Stephens recently released her newest single, “Ladylike”

Ladylike by Stevie Rae Stephens

Nashville, TN – With strong lyrics like It’s time we learned how to fight, ’cause lines are blurred and our voices go unheard, I take no pride, ’cause fighting like a lady means fighting for my life, “Ladylike” is sure to become an empowering anthem among Stevie Rae fans.

“The concept of being ladylike is a societal construct that conditions women to be fragile, polite, and restrained,” Stevie Rae explains. “We are taught as children to use our words, avoid conflict, and that commanding, outspoken character traits are less desirable – less ladylike. So what happens when ‘No’ isn’t enough? When our words don’t work? When a lifetime of being ladylike leaves us unprepared to fight back? We have been patient and polite in the face of disrespect long enough. It’s time to reclaim this word and encourage women to be powerful, fierce, and confident.”

“Ladylike” is the second of four singles Stevie Rae will be releasing, preceding three EPs, Ladylike, Daydreams and Cruel Love. These will ultimately make up her upcoming album, Ladylike set to be released in Fall 2019.

Inspired by pop icons like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Sara Bareilles, Stevie Rae also has deep roots in theater and composition. She is currently directing a production of The Vagina Monologues, which will take place on February 17 & 18 at Nashville’s famous Exit/In. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

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