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  • Interview: Rising country star Matt Stell talks unexpected success and his Opry debut at BBVA Music Sessions

    Interview: Rising country star Matt Stell talks unexpected success and his Opry debut at BBVA Music Sessions

    Arkansas native singer-songwriter Matt Stell has been releasing his own music and writing for other artists since 2010. A pivotal shift in his creative journey began when he moved to Nashville in 2014. Once in Music City, he continued his quest to forge a successful country music career. The stars...
  • Watch: Wilderado talks 'make it' moments and their musical evolution at BBVA Music Sessions

    Watch: Wilderado talks 'make it' moments and their musical evolution at BBVA Music Sessions

    Indie rockers Wilderado didn’t set out to become an overnight success making music. They formed in 2015 and released their debut EP, Misty Shrub, in 2016. The same year, they found breakout success with their second EP, Latigo, when it garnered over 18 million streams on Spotify. Since then, the...
  • Watch: Gabby Barrett talks 'American Idol' and inspiration for 'I Hope' at BBVA Music Sessions

    Watch: Gabby Barrett talks 'American Idol' and inspiration for 'I Hope' at BBVA Music Sessions

    Rising country artist Gabby Barrett caught everyone’s attention when she finished in third place on “American Idol” in 2018. However, people may not know that the Pennsylvania native singer-songwriter performed 136 shows with her father in the year before her audition. In fact, she’s been performing...
  • Watch: Iyla talks about the 'honest' vibe of 'War + Raindrops' during BBVA Music Sessions

    Watch: Iyla talks about the 'honest' vibe of 'War + Raindrops' during BBVA Music Sessions

    Rising R&B artist Iyla’s rich, sultry, mesmerizing sound defies her self-proclaimed shyness. Connecting with her fans through her music is what opens her up. When the Los Angeles native singer-songwriter hits the stage, she pours her heart into her performance. Iyla entered the music landscape...
  • Watch: MAX talks embracing opportunities and remaining transparent during BBVA Music Sessions

    Watch: MAX talks embracing opportunities and remaining transparent during BBVA Music Sessions

    At just 21, rising pop star MAX has already been performing most of his life. The multitalented singer-songwriter and actor gained a large and loyal fan base while acting on Broadway, on television, and in films for Nickelodeon. Though he loves to act, MAX is most passionate about making music that...
  • Watch: Alec Benjamin discusses his background and overcoming hardships at the BBVA Music Sessions

    Watch: Alec Benjamin discusses his background and overcoming hardships at the BBVA Music Sessions

    Alec Benjamin is sitting on the cusp of superstardom. Like many of the artists he cites as influences, (including John Mayer and Jason Mraz), the Phoenix native singer-songwriter is a consummate storyteller who doesn’t fit inside a standard music genre box. Along the way, he’s developed a tight-knit...
  • Next up on the BBVA Music Sessions: Ivory Layne

    Next up on the BBVA Music Sessions: Ivory Layne

    Making her mark on the music scene, Ivory Layne is exaclty what the music industry needs. With her fiery vocals and catchy tunes, Layne is on the fast track to becoming pop music’s next big thing. Performing at the seventh installment of the BBVA Music Sessions on Nov. 2 in Dallas at Sheraton Dallas...
  • Watch: Victoria La Mala discusses finding strength in challenges at the BBVA Music Sessions

    Watch: Victoria La Mala discusses finding strength in challenges at the BBVA Music Sessions

    "Through many obstacles and through many people who have told me 'you're never going to do it' I have picked myself up and said 'I'm gonna do it and I'm gonna do it for myself." This quote represents the spirit of Victoria La Mala, the passionate, posied and wildly talented rising Latin artist. The...
  • Next up on the BBVA Music Sessions: John Splithoff

    Next up on the BBVA Music Sessions: John Splithoff

    The multi-faceted musical stylings of John Splithoff will grace the stage at the sixth installment of the BBVA Music Sessions on Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. in Phoenix at The Park Bar (3 S 2nd Street). With his first single, “Sing to You”, racking up over 28 million streams on Spotify - Splithoff is quickly...
  • Watch: Stephanie Quayle discusses the challenges that drive her at the BBVA Music Sessions

    Watch: Stephanie Quayle discusses the challenges that drive her at the BBVA Music Sessions

    "With every challenge and every closed door, you learn something," Stephanie Quayle tells AXS. "So I think it's just a choice of how you look at it, you can either let it slow you down or speed you up." The hardworking country singer has never encountered a speed bump that hasn't propelled her...
  • Watch: Tyler Rich discusses the power of acoustic performances at the BBVA Music Sessions

    Watch: Tyler Rich discusses the power of acoustic performances at the BBVA Music Sessions

    "There's nothing more real and organic to me than getting the opportunity to connect with the fans up close and personal," Tyler Rich explains. As the latest artist on the BBVA Music Sessions, the rising country artist got to do just that at an exclusive, intimate showcase in Denver.  Ahead of his...
  • 5 reasons to see Elsa y Elmar live

    5 reasons to see Elsa y Elmar live

    Latin music is everywhere these days, and it’s a really wonderful energy to grab onto if you get the chance! Spiritual if you will. That’s Elsa y Elmar’s thing; She’s a young, award-winning songwriter from Boston by way of Colombia, with a Latin-fueled mix of dance-friendly indie pop with a real fun...
  • 5 things you didn’t know about Elsa y Elmar

    5 things you didn’t know about Elsa y Elmar

    Latin indie-pop artist Elsa y Elmar is helping to bring the soul and spirit of Colombian music to American audiences, one song at a time. The young artist from San Francisco by way of Boston and initially Bucaramanga, Colombia is just the latest songwriter and recording artist alongside her native...
  • 5 things you didn’t know about Victoria La Mala

    5 things you didn’t know about Victoria La Mala

    Most American music fans may not have heard the name Victoria La Mala just yet, but the emerging singer and recording artist from Mexico is making her way up the Latin pop charts and it is quickly becoming impossible to ignore her growing reputation. After breaking through to Mexican audiences on a...
  • Next up on the BBVA Music Sessions: Elsa y Elmar

    Next up on the BBVA Music Sessions: Elsa y Elmar

    As the indie-pop sensation hailing from Colombia, Elsa y Elmar is bringing her award-winning skills to the fifth BBVA Music Sessions on Sept. 13 in Forth Worth, Texas at Sundance Square (201 Main Street). Bringing a one of a kind style and sound to the Latin genre, Elsa y Elmar Is an artist quickly...
  • Next up on the BBVA Music Sessions: Victoria La Mala

    Next up on the BBVA Music Sessions: Victoria La Mala

    Consistently topping the charts and breaking records, Victoria La Mala is no newcomer to the Latin music scene. Mala is going to bring her highly unique sounds to the fifth BBVA Music Sessions on Sept. 13 in Forth Worth, Texas at Sundance Square (201 Main Street). Related — 5 things you didn’t know...
  • 5 reasons to see Victoria La Mala live

    5 reasons to see Victoria La Mala live

    Victoria La Mala is not your mother's banda. The self-proclaimed daughter of Tupac and Selena, "La Mala" is literally "The Bad" woman coming through to make you forget everything you think you know about banda music. She has already put in work in Mexico and is now taking over America with her...
  • Listen: Tyler Dial's hit 'Hold You to It' on Spotify's New Boots playlist

    Listen: Tyler Dial's hit 'Hold You to It' on Spotify's New Boots playlist

    As a rising country star, Tyler Dial is quickly taking over the scene with his refreshing take on the genre. Dial’s stand out track “Hold You To It” from his Repaint EP was recently added to the New Boots playlist on Spotify, showcasing the newcomers sure to take over the country charts. As the...
  • Next up on the BBVA Music Sessions: Tyler Rich

    Next up on the BBVA Music Sessions: Tyler Rich

    As a CMT Listen Up artist for 2018, Tyler Rich is the must see country star with a unique sound all his own. Be sure to catch the powerhouse act at the fourth BBVA Music Sessions on Aug. 15 in Denver at the Skyline Beer Garden (1601 Arapahoe St.). With his latest release “The Difference” climbing...
  • Performing on the BBVA Music Sessions: Stephanie Quayle

    Performing on the BBVA Music Sessions: Stephanie Quayle

    Quickly taking over the country charts, Stephanie Quayle is the newcomer with years of musical talent under her belt. Playing music since the age of four, Quayle is sure to bring the crowd to their feet at the fourth BBVA Music Sessions on Aug. 15 in Denver at the Skyline Beer Garden (1601 Arapahoe...
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