Hot off the Press: Independent Artist BLANE HOWARD sees his single “Promise To Love Her” surge to over 50 MILLION Streams -Plans FB LIVE for March 25th
Country singer/songwriter Blane Howard’s single “Promise To Love Her” will certainly pull at your heartstrings, and has been finding a huge appeal with anyone and everyone thinking about getting engaged or married, or anyone in love. Howard wrote the song as a wedding gift for his bride-to-be back in 2016. A rough phone video of the couple dancing to the song went viral after being posted on social media, and messages poured in from people asking where they could get the song. The single was written by Howard and Jordan Kyle Reynolds, (co-writer on Tequila with Dan and Shay), and produced by Brad Hill (Grammy-nominate for Maren Morris’ album, Hero.) The track was so personal, Howard was reluctant to release it; however, the massive amount of messages and comments being received confirmed that he needed to record and release the song. Since that time, Howard has performed the song at many private wedding events, from California to New York and lots of spots in between; of course he has also performed the song at fairs and festivals, and live music venues as well.
In addition, Howard has also run a contest the last three years allowing couples to submit to WIN a live performance of the song at their wedding! Unlike major label artists, Howard is an independent artist, which means he has no backing from a label or a publishing company. His small team works hard to get performances booked and get his music out for fans to hear; that also means that Howard has to come up with the funding to record and produce the songs, as well as distribution, marketing, advertising, and travel expenses. “It’s been really hard,” says Howard, “but with the help of family and friends, we’ve managed to keep things moving forward; I feel really lucky and blessed for that. If you find the opportunity, and the means, please get behind your independent artists who are trying to make it in the business. It’s great if you can purchase a song from an independent, or stream their music, but for no cost, you can FOLLOW them on social media, SHARE their posts, and like and comment. That’s not hard and it does help keep them in the threads.”
With the coronavirus wreaking havoc on artists, both label and independent, many are trying to keep fans entertained and bring a little fun by performing LIVE concerts on social media. Howard has plans to go live on Face Book on Wednesday, March 25th. Howard grew up in south-central Arkansas. He was destined to be a country performer from the time he was three years old, playing his blue-and-green plastic guitar while singing along to Alan Jackson’s “Chasin’ that Neon Rainbow.” Chasing his dreams, Howard moved to Nashville and graduated from Belmont University. You can find more on Blane Howard at www.blanehoward.com