Teenaged sister trio, Southern Halo, were in Nashville recently shooting footage for a forthcoming online series that will give viewers a “behind-the-scenes” glimpse into the sisters’ daily life, work ethic and performance skills that are shaping them into one of Country music’s most promising rising young acts.
The multi-part documentary is being Executive produced by Andy Evinger and Produced by Jason Turner for Artist Integration, and will make its online debut on a major Country music platform in the coming weeks.
Starting from their hometown of Cleveland, Mississippi, sisters Natalia, Christinaand Hannah Morris are filmed as they make their preparations to depart for Nashville, where they are showcased in meetings with industry trade publications, radio stations, online fan websites, tastemakers and exposed to the deep musical history that defines Nashville.
The show segments include acoustic performances and meet-and-greets at top radio trade publications, All Access Nashville and MusicRow Magazine, where the sisters’ powerful lead vocals, sweet sibling harmonies, musical skills, and vivacious and disarming personalities take center stage as they captivate and impress music industry veterans who are regularly exposed to the best in the business – and not easily won-over.
The Mississippi sisters are also featured in a morning radio interview with online radio station, Renegade Radio, a one-on-one with Music Row tastemaker and international journalist, Preshias Harris, and in video interviews with popular online fan platforms, including Digital Rodeo and the newly relaunched That’s County Y’all. Along the way, they were given all access to Curb/LOUD Studios, one of the city’s most famous recording landmarks, and a VIP guided tour of theMusician’s Hall of Fame, by curator, Jay McDowell, a musicologist whose encyclopedic knowledge of music is only matched only by his own musical pedigree, which includes being a founding member and bassist of BR549, a seminal roots-Country act that rose out of the honky tonk scene of Lower Broadway in the Nineties.
The mini-series will certainly help to cement the steadily growing and die-hard fan base that the trio has attracted with performances across a wide swath of America, from Atlanta, Georgia to San Diego, California, and at concert venues across the Mississippi Delta to the hallowed stage of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Their busy touring schedule also included an elite pre-GRAMMY Awards show event, “Mississippi Night at the Grammy Museum at LA Live,” at the GRAMMY Museum ® in Los Angeles , California, where the sister trio performed on a bill with the Delta Music Institute Allstars, Cedric Burnside and Bobby Rush.
Southern Halo’s debut single, “Little White Dress,” from their 2015 self-titled album, has recently cracked the national MusicRow and CDX TRACtion radio charts and entered 2016 by holding down the #1 spot on the European Hotdiscchart for EIGHT consecutive weeks, earning them the coveted top position of the “Most Popular Songs of 2015” on that chart. Just this week, Southern Halo won theMusicRow DISCovery Group Award, and a stellar review from esteemed music critic, Robert K. Oermann who raved: “This is a trio of singing sisters who harmonize like angels. The song is as catchy as all get out, with a solid backbeat, cool guitars and a wedding-day chorus to die for. Super listening.”
The video for “Little White Dress” has been played on Great American Country,The Heartland Network and The Country Network (where they had an hour long artist spotlight). In addition, Southern Halo was one of the Top artists hand-picked by the CMT Artists team list on CMT.com. The video has been played across the UK, Ireland and Europe on Phil Mack’s “Keeping it Country” show, CM&T and Hugh O’Brien’s show, “Hot Country.”
With a diverse set list which runs the musical spectrum from Blues to Rock to Country, Southern Halo appeals to a wide age range, and are a favorite opening act for talent buyers, having shared the stage with a stellar list of National recording artists, including the late B.B. King, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Mo Pitney, Brantley Gilbert, Parmalee, Uncle Kracker and Randy Houser, among many others.