MusicRow publisher Sherod Robertson sits down with pop singer and songwriter Who Is Fancy in this week’s podcast episode. The Republic Records artist releases his brand new single, “Boys Like You” today, November 23, which features pop sensations Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor. Fancy’s first hit, “Goodbye,” was released earlier this year under a cloak of mystery. Without revealing its creator’s identity, the song caught fire online, going viral and racking up nearly 20 million cumulative streams over the course of the year. He then enjoyed a high-profile reveal on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, finally unveiling his face and live charisma. Fancy has an impressive industry powerhouse team consisting of Scott Borchetta‘s Big Machine Music Group, Dr. Luke‘s Prescription Songs, manager Scooter Braun and booking agent CAA. In this podcast episode, we talk with the artist about how he became known as Fancy, why the Arkansas native moved to Nashville to follow a dream, and the importance of being true to yourself and finding your purpose within.
In this episode, we catch up with one of the hardest working artists in the industry, The Band Perry. They recently stopped by the MusicRow office to discuss new music and to reflect on their success over the last five years. Our conversation covered a lot of ground– from how they learned to develop a thick skin, their endless desire to grow and develop their art, and where they get such a strong work ethic. As a family band made up of 2 brothers and a sister, we also asked Kimberly, Neil and Reid how they go about making decisions when it comes to important things in their career. On Big Machine’s Republic Nashville label, The Band Perry was named MusicRow’s Breakthrough Artist in 2011 and they have gone on to win many awards, including trophies from the CMA, ACM, CMT and a Grammy earlier this year for their recording of Glen Campbell’s “Gentle on my Mind.”
In this episode, we join RCA Records recording artist Chris Young, along with his booking agent, Rob Beckham who co-heads the Nashville office of William Morris. With six No. 1 songs to his credit, Chris shares behind-the-scenes deets on pulling off a successful headlining tour, including what he does backstage before every show. Meeting up in the Keith Whitley conference room inside RCA, we chat about how he has gone from playing small clubs to selling out large venues and what it felt like walking around Berlin during the day and then playing a show that evening.