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Atlanta Music Group is an independent music company, delivering Big New Music.

Atlanta Music Group combines two small independent Southern record labels, "Emphasis Records" and "Alternative-Urban Records", to bring you great new music. Our "EMPHASIS" is placed solely on the music. Our company is owned and operated by seasoned and knowledgeable professional musicians with over three decades of combined record label, music publishing, on-stage performing and studio experience..

We believe in our artists, their abilities, and allow them the freedom to express their art, without creative confinements. Our brand of music releases are steeped in traditional roots of true-to-form classic Blues, Rock, Southern Rock, Folk, Celtic, Soul and Funk, and Rhythm & Blues. Atlanta Music Group, is continually building a reputation for releasing excellent music by new artists, and legendary artists as well.

Look and listen for quality-authentic-music from new independent artists in the future, as well as some of your favorite artists from the past. Authenticity, stellar vocal and musical performances is what Atlanta Music Group and its artists are all about.

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A new experience in Bluegrass, Traditional Country and Contemporary Celtic/Folk.

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The song "Diamonds In The Sky" is sold as a single download on iTunes. The two-song single is sold exclusively through our website.

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The New Single by Stevie Hawkins

Atlanta’s award-winning Stevie Hawkins is back with a two-song single 'Diamonds In The Sky' and 'Sweet Honey'

“Diamonds In The Sky” is a sensuous, romantic ballad that will transport you to a dimension of love and soothing relaxation either by yourself, or with that very special someone. This is sophisticated Soul/R&B with smooth jazz flavors at its very best.

The ballad captures Hawkins as a sensualist, who fluently phrases, caresses and delivers the lyrics from whispers to impassioned intensity. The song is tastefully seasoned with Fender Rhodes and atmospheric synthesizers by Grammy award-winning master of musical magic, the late George Duke. Interspersed throughout the track are sultry alto saxophone embellishments by Stephan Sechi, and a lilting chromatic harmonica solo by Ralph Rosen, reminiscent of Toots Thielemans or Stevie Wonder. The song glows with vibrancy, feels good, and you will want to listen on repeat.

'Sweet Honey' is a bluesy big band song, loaded with personality, and a sweet treat indeed, reminiscent in style of Ray Charles or Count Basie. The Stevie Hawkins Blue Shoes Orchestra, a 14 piece horn section and 3 piece rhythm section, constitutes this powerful and fun song as a testament to the range of Hawkins' vocals and music, and is a magnificent addition to this release.

Both songs were written and the basic tracks recorded in 2013 for Stevie's solo performance for the Los Angeles Music Awards at the Whiskey A Go-Go and Avalon Theater in Hollywood, where he was recipient of the 'Urban Artist' award. Now, two years later, polished up lyrics and a completed production of the songs have led to an exceptional stunning outcome.

If you're a true Stevie Hawkins fan, or if you've just discovered this multi-talented man, you'll want to have 'Diamonds In The Sky' and 'Sweet Honey' as part of your sophisticated Soul/R&B and Big Band Blues music collection. Order now!

The single with two-songs is sold only at the Emphasis Records,
Atlanta Music Group and Stevie Hawkins websites.

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"Origins" :: The New Album by John Breen

The Celtic exodus to America led Irish settlers into the Appalachian Mountains. Their music enveloped into an every evolving kind of music.

On his new 11 song album, John Breen's vocal mastery shines as he explores a melodic path combining Celtic music with Bluegrass music, Old-Time Country music, Southern Gospel music, Contemporary Country, and Folk. The album is solid, artfully crafted, and traverses the journey of the origins of Celtic music and its evolution in America by the Irish settlers in the Appalachian Mountains. Singing his way from the Wicklow Mountains to the Appalachian Mountains, and bringing it all back home again, John Breen puts his heart and soul into every song on this album.

The lyrics for "Origins" are written by the award-winning Charlotte Hannon, The album is produced, mixed, and engineered by music industry veteran Stevie Hawkins. His country music credits include national and international recording artists, Daryle Singletary, Jeff Carson, Doug Stone, Jim Ed Brown, Glen Campbell, Tanya Tucker, among others.

The album includes also the talents of Tim Crouch, whose credits include, Dolly Parton, George Jones, Vince Gill, performing fiddle on country music star Alan Jackson's 2013 "The Bluegrass Album", and bluegrass music star Rhonda Vincent's Grammy nominated and #1 Billboard 2014 album "Only Me", among many others. Known as one the finest fiddler players in the United States, Tim's skills as a multi-instrumentalist are legendary. Tim is also co-engineer of "Origins".

Emphasis EMCD-010  •  Street Date February 23, 2015

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The buzz is spreading about John Breen's new album "Origins" and Stevie Hawkins new two-song single among their fans and new listening audiences. Emphasis Records is providing broadcasters with promotional CD copies or digital download of these two artists exciting new music, currently going for adds at radio.

Your audience will love the new, yet classic sounds of bluegrass, old-time country and Celtic folk music the John Breen album presents, or the smooth Soul/R&B and Blues sounds of Stevie Hawkins. To receive their latest music for playlist inclusion at your station, simply submit the form to the right.

Note: We must be able to verify that you are a valid broadcaster before providing a CD copy or a download. Thanking you in advance for your interest in our artists.

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