Meet Some Of Our Artists!
Throughout the course of his musical career, Daniel Panetta has won the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life and all over the world. He is a classically trained vocalist with a 5-octave range. He has a deep love for virtually every style of music and masterfully performs them in 6 different languages. Although he is only 27 years old, he has been performing professionally for 20 years. As a result he has developed a strong reputation as a consummate entertainer with remarkable stage presence.
Unbeknownst to many, Daniel has grown up with Asperger's Syndrome. He had to work tirelessly to learn to relate to people on a one-on-one basis. As a result he was the victim of extreme bullying - a circumstance he turned around by earning 2 martial arts black belts. He will be speaking on the challenges of growing up with a disability in the hopes more youth will understand these kinds challenges and become more accepting of people who deal with them.
Nashville's own powerhouse rebel, Phenix is making a name for herself standing apart from the common flow. A visionary singer/songwriter and producer, Phenix has crafted a sound completely her own. She has been described as a soulful warrior with catchy pop melodies and gutty rock edges - a style she labels "Roxul Pop (rock and soul-flavored pop)".
Although young, she dealt with the divorce of her parents when she was 9 and fought and overcame severe depression. It was her 'warrior spirit' that helped her fight through it. Now she is on a mission to share awareness of depression and to instill that fighting spirit with today's youth.
Sofia Evangelina is a budding pop singer- songwriter from Canada. With an abundance of confidence, astonishing natural talent and a ‘powerhouse’ voice, Sofia exceeds all expectations of such a young artist.
As a young teen and a world class athlete traveling the globe, Sofia has a first-hand, deep understanding of the issues and the trends pertaining to youth culture. Through her music Sofia hopes to inspire her fellow peers and encourage them to embrace their individuality, develop self-esteem , stand up for what is right and embrace their inner beauty. Working painstakingly on her vocals and mastering her craft with prominent Canadian songwriters, she is on an upward trajectory to becoming the voice of her generation.
Zach Stone is a dynamic country singer and songwriter who makes an immediate and memorable first impression; the 25-year-old exudes a magnetic humility that casually and comfortably translates his charismatic personality.
Despite having one deformed hand, the Belmont University grad and TeamUSA all-star showed great promise to become a pro baseball player. He chose instead to lay down his glove and pursue the love of his life—music. He is an acclaimed singer and guitar player (voted Belmont’s “Best Of The Best”). He shares what it's like to grow up with a physical (or any other) challenge but not let it stop you from doing what many people told you was impossible.
Briana is a popular and award-winning country-rock singer from Portland, OR. She is a staple on the fair and festival circuit throughout the Northwest. She is also an award winning songwriter and a first-class entertainer. Her goal is to use her music to reach kids and teach them the keys to becoming a successful leader.
"I’ve been an independent artist since before I graduated high school. While searching for a channel to express my art, I also discovered the value of “passion” and that I have so much of it. One of the most difficult challenges for an artist in my opinion is wondering whether or not what we create will matter. Does it mean anything?”
I’ve also always been a musician, a writer, a performer, a designer, a filmmaker... etc. I decided that it’s okay to love doing all of them, as long as I make art with passion.
My music is my message, and my performance is the language that most can relate to. I’m just glad I have the opportunity to share it with everyone."
Tristn will be sharing her battle with suicidal tendencies in the hopes of letting others know that they can turn their thinking around and do great things.
Every once in a while a song comes along that makes you drop whatever you are doing and listen. Whether it's the melody, the voice, the subject matter or all three, something about it grabs your attention and makes you take notice. That's the kind of thing that's been happening throughout Nashville at venues that country-pop artist/songwriter Alayna has been playing.
Alayna was voted as the recipient of the "Female Songwriter of the Year" Award by TSAI (Tennessee Songwriters Association International) for three consecutive years (2013-2015), "Co-Writer of the Year" 2016, a CMA Emerging Artist 2017 and is garnering major interest from some very significant figures in the music industry.
At 3 years old Alayna's mother passed away. Her dad was never in the picture. Subsequently Alayna suffered both mental and physical abuse from her custodial grandparents, eventually resulting in her having PTSD. She is now sharing her story to bring awareness to the signs of pysical and mental abuse.
At 16, Erin took a leap of faith to audition for American Idol, The Voice, and America's Got Talent. She got through the rounds of auditions but never made it to the big screen. At the time she beat herself up over it, but it came out to be a blessing in disguise. She had a producer in Nashville interested in producing her music. It seemed like a dream. But in 2018 the budding country star released her debut album, BOLD, produced by industry icon, Buddy Hyatt.
While in school, Erin experienced first-hand the harmful effects of cyber-bullying. She now shares her painful story and the methods she engaged to overcome them.