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Emphasis Records is a small independent record label, delivering Big New Music.

Our company is owned and operated by seasoned and knowledgeable professional musicians with over four 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 Blues, Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Folk, Celtic, Soul and Funk, and Rhythm & Blues. Emphasis Records 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 Emphasis Records and its artists are all about.

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

Congratulations To Emphasis Records Artists & Songwriters For Their Combined 21 Nominations In The 5th Annual Indie Music Channel Awards - Hollywood
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The Indie Music Channel Awards - Hollywood, has nominated Emphasis Records artists, songwriters and music producer in their 5th annual 2016 event.

Emphasis Records is excited to announce, The 5th Annual Indie Music Channel Awards has honored Stevie Hawkins, Charlotte Hannon, John Breen, Tim Crouch, Victor Orlando and Miles Grayson, with a combined twenty-one award nominations in its 2016 red carpet event.

Emphasis artist, songwriter and producer Stevie Hawkins, ranks in with eleven nominations in the Americana, Blues, Easy Listening, R&B categories. Hawkins also received a nomination in the "Best Live Blues Performance" category; while Grammy nominated percussionist, Victor Orlando and legendary music producer, arranger, composer, musician, Miles Grayson, enjoy a nomination with Hawkins in the "Best Live R&B Performance" category. Accomplished, prolific songwriter, Charlotte Hannon, earned four "Best Song" nominations in the categories of Americana, Blues, Easy Listening and R&B. Irish recording artist and songwriter, John Breen, received a "Best Song" nomination in the Americana category along with Tim Crouch, a famed musician, songwriter and producer.

The 5th Annual Indie Music Channel Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday April 24, 2016, at The Clive Davis Theatre inside the legendary Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California. Red Carpet arrivals at 6:00pm, Awards Presentations start at 7:00pm, featuring live performances by top Indie Music Channel artists from around the world.

The staff at Emphasis Records expresses our gratitude to Christopher Ewing and the judging panel for the nominations of our creative team. To the Emphasis Records songwriters, artists and producers, wishes for a victorious outcome in the awards. Your work is of exceptional quality.

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The New Single by Stevie Hawkins

Atlanta’s award-winning artist Stevie Hawkins is back with a powerful new hit single, "I Know You Know"

"I Know You Know" is a catchy Pop/R&B tune with an addictive mid-tempo groove, lyrically conveying the universal message of oneness that is shared by two people who love each other with a passion. The song has a unique retro energy, with hints of 80s and 90s artists Bobby Brown and Hall & Oates, yet Stevie turns us on to a fresh modern sound. This crossover hit song is certain to appeal equally to youth and adult audiences.

"I Know You Know" is entirely performed, written, produced and engineered by Stevie Hawkins.

If you're a dedicated fan of Stevie Hawkins fan, or just stumbling upon this multi-talented artist, you'll want to have "I Know You Know" as part of your Pop/R&B music collection. Order now!

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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.

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