The Southern Women’s Show welcomes PLA Media’s talented artists Diana Upton-Hill, Mitch Goudy, Jericho Woods, Adam Searan, Laura McCormick and Beth Cayhall to this year’s show in Nashville, TN. They will each be performing on the Musical Entertainment Stage followed by a meet & greet and a chance to pick up their latest album.
The Southern Women’s Show will take place Thursday – Sunday (April 30th – May 3rd) at the Music City Center (201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN). Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door: $10 adults and $6 youth (6-12). Children under 6 will be free with a paying adult. Advance discount tickets for adults are available at Walgreens for $8. For exhibit hours and to purchase tickets, visit https://southernshows.com/wna.
This will be the 29th annual show and will offer over 400 companies that focus on fashion, health, fitness, business, travel, leisure and food. This is an inspiring show for you to enjoy with your family and friends and the real excitement begins when you arrive.
Diana Upton-Hill: Performing Thursday, April 30th from 10am-12pm
While she is a fresh face and sound on the country scene, Diana is no stranger to the stage. Throughout her years, she has honed her performance and vocal skills in a variety of shows. She has now released her debut single, Do Love Well off her new album. Under the guidance of Grammy-Award Winning artist and producer Bryan White, Diana managed to capture a sound rooted in her musical theater show defining delivery and peppered with the fierce power of Pat Benatar and honest lyrics of Jewel. She transitions seamlessly from the airy, inspirational ballads to the high-heeled, pounding girl anthems. www.DianaUptonHill.com
Mitch Goudy: Performing Thursday, April 30th from 12pm-2pm
Chart-topping new artist Mitch Goudy’s newest single, My Girl’s Hand, is lighting up the phone lines at country radio. When released, this single became the #3 most downloaded track alongside artists Carrie Underwood, Montgomery Gentry and Jeff Bates. This heartfelt country mid-tempo ballad is off his latest album, #ROWDIE, and was written solely by himself. Following a successful groundbreaking year in the business Goudy has been called “the new Brad Paisley,” “one of country music’s bright new stars,” and most recently “the mainstream Michael Buble.” Goudy also infused fashion with country music with a STRUT Apparel deal – a high end fashion label that is taking the industry by storm. Hailing from the cornfields of southeast Iowa, Mitch grew up with a sense of pride about who he is and a strong notion of what he believes. www.MitchGoudy.com
Jericho Woods: Performing Thursday, April 30th from 2pm-4pm
Jericho Woods, a five member group that rides a hazy line between country and Americana, premiered on both the “Billboard Heatseeker” and “iTunes Country Album” Chart with their debut album Same Ol’ Dirt. For an independent act, it was a milestone to get inside the Top 25 on the “iTunes Country Album” charts. However, to make the Top 8 “Billboard Heatseeker” Charts alongside Brandy Clark, Ralph Stanley and Butch Walker was truly an amazing feat and a testament to their active, supportive fan base. With influences ranging from Outlaw country, jam bands, and roots rock, to folk and bluegrass, Jericho Woods takes the best of all of those and crafted a unique blend. Members: Josh Mitcham (guitar & vocals), Paul Priest (bass & vocals), Jory Hutchens (fiddle), Dustin Spencer (drums) and Barry Fowler (guitar). http://jerichowoods.blogspot.com/
Adam Searan: Performing Friday, May 1st from 10am-12pm
At age 11, Adam began experimenting musically with simple songs that were rooted in his faith and helped him overcome great challenges in life. Inspired by the sounds of the hit British rock band Oasis and fueled by a vast variety of other contemporary story-telling artists such as John Prine, David Gray, the Counting Crows, Keith Urban and others, Adam has grown into a solid musician and reflective songwriter. Adam Searan hit iTunes with an EP featuring Last, the Grand Prize winner in the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest – Country Category. He is no stranger to success on the music scene as his songs have been featured in the following television programs: Cold Case, Miami Ink, All My Children and One Life to Live. Demolition Music Publishing also recently added Adam to its roster. www.AdamSearan.com
Laura McCormick: Performing Friday, May 1st from 2pm-4pm
Nashville’s newest musical vixen Laura McCormick brings a fierce set of pipes with her debut album Box Full of Trouble. From party girl anthems to soulful songs about heartbreak and vulnerability, McCormick’s debut album is a profound display of her songwriting skills. With a voice comparable to that of Bonnie Raitt, Ann Wilson of Heart and Linda Ronstadt, Laura successfully blends her folk and country roots with her classic rock upbringing. Going from Band-Aids to band rehearsals, Laura has seamlessly made the transition to a full-time singer-songwriter after passionately serving as an ICU nurse for the past 6 years. Music Row Magazine writes, “She has a throaty, smoky delivery that’s full of tension, emotion and technique… Extremely promising.” To learn more about Laura McCormick, visit www.LauraMcCormickMusic.com
Beth Cayhall: Performing Sunday, May 3rd from 11am-1pm
Bursting onto the country music scene, this country powerhouse vocalist released her debut single, Boys Eat Your Hearts Out and teamed up with CMA EDU to help film and direct this music video. Since the single, radio and industry are calling her a “young Shania Twain” and she “is the kind of artist that brightens up a room just by entering.” She also donated 100% of her download sales to help put a stop against bullying for her song Just Love. These songs are off her current album, Worth Fighting For. This effervescent gal is loaded with talent, ambition, and savvy style and teamed up with hit writers Dave Robbins and Lonnie Wilson. Former Country Music Association’s ‘Who New To Watch Artist,’ Cayhall has worked with Grammy-nominated producer Kent Wells (Dolly Parton) to highlight her fresh, upbeat approach to classic country music. www.BethCayhall.com
About the Southern Women’s Show
The 29th annual Southern Women’s Show will include booths about fashion, health, lifestyle, jewelry, among others. At the show “we want attendees to be excited about creating festive, entertaining and inspiring shows for you to enjoy with your family and friends. The Show is all about great shopping, creative cooking ideas, healthy lifestyle tips, trendy fashion shows and great celebrity guests.” Events are held throughout the show where participants can learn about travel destinations, home décor and improvement ideas, and business opportunities, and register to win fabulous prizes. The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit http://southernshows.com/wna and www.facebook.com/southernwomensshownashville.