Next up on our Top 10 New York Country Swag Moments of 2017 Countdown, #5: Swag Sessions.
In 2017, New York Country Swag rolled out a new way of connecting New York Country fans with their favorite rising artists. Utilizing some of New York City’s most iconic spaces, we started Swag Sessions. A live way to showcase some incredible talent coming out of Nashville.
Our first segment took place back in July, right in the heart of Times Square. Lucas Hoge, rockin’ our Camo Hero Collection Snapback, played “Dirty South” and “Boom Boom” for our inaugural Swag Session, before taking the stage at The Cutting Room for his album release party.
For our next Swag Session, we invited Adam Doleac to stop by the Refinery Rooftop and sing some songs. Doleac was out on Sirius XM’s Highway Finds Tour this summer and stopped by to play three songs off of his debut EP. Singing “Some Girls”, “Everybody Needs Somebody” and his first single “Whiskey’s Fine”. Doleac showcased his storytelling and incredible vocals. For the part two click here.
Winnie’s Jazz, inside the Refinery Hotel, was the perfect location for our Swag Sessions with singer-songwriter, Jo Smith. In between songs, Smith talked about growing up in a small town and finding her sound. She sang songs from her debut EP including “Dance Dirty” and “Old School Groove” Full recap video below.
Scooter Brown Band, clad in cowboy hats walked through the streets of NYC to find themselves in the middle of Times Square. The group took time before playing B.B. Kings to sing a few songs off their latest album, American Son including the title track, “Won’t Back Down” and a love song, “Pistols and Pearls”. For more about our Swag Session with the band check out the video below and for our interview, click here.
Broken Bow Recording artist, Jimmie Allen while in New York City for promo stopped by the Refinery Rooftop to tell us how much he loves the word “swag” and to play songs from his debut EP. Allen also told us all about the struggles he faced leading up to his recording deal and what he did to overcome them. Check out the full video below.
Before opening for Dustin Lynch at NYC’s Playstation Theater, country newcomer, Mitchell Tenpenny joined us in Times Square for an afternoon of music, laughs and.. jingle bells! Check out our Swag Session with the rising star here.
As the weather got colder, we moved our Swag Sessions inside the Refinery Rooftop to a cozy fireplace, adorned with Christmas decorations for our final segment of the year featuring Brown and Gray. Kaci and Sam recently became a duo after their debut single “Top Down” was played on radio. They played the single and their beautiful original Christmas song, “It’s Not Christmas (‘Til You Come Around)”, check out the full video below.
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– Team NYCountry Swag