The Press Release for my new EP, Looking Back From Here makes it into Grimes Magazine! Grimes Magazine is an Illinois based monthly Print & Digital Social Media Music Magazine. It was founded in 2020 by Social Media Influencer and Star Alicia Grimes, who is the magazine's Founder, Chairwoman and CEO. Grimes Magazine has published 46 Magazine issues to date and reaches more than 250K+ people each month and our website gets from 500K - 800k+ visits a month. Grimes Magazine presently works with the entire publicity department of RCA Records, Atlantic Records, Elektra Records, Sony Music/Nashville, Sony Music Ent and Warner Music Group.
I'm excited to announce that my song "This One's On Me" (Castellano, Eagle, Deckant) makes it onto BOB Country FM Radio's Minnesota Salute to Country Salute CD Volume 10. The CD project is released and sold by the radio station, to raise money for Minnesota military families. All proceeds go to military veteran's families, and those currently serving. I am honored to be able to help out in some small way with a song on this release! BOB Country Radio is throwing a party on November 11 Veteran's Day 2023 at at the Buffalo, Minnesota American Legion. The party starts at 6pm with sales of the CD! The single for this song will also be available on all streaming platforms including; iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, Youtube, etc. at midnight on Veteran's Day! Be sure to PRE-SAVE the song and share this news!
This past week, my song "Hell We Raised" aired on the Midwest Country Music Originals radio show with host PT from 102.9 The Wolf. I heard the show on KIK 100.7 on my way back to Nashville from Minnesota. The show airs on all the stations in the pic. I love that there is an organization that supports Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North & South Dakota independent artists! Pretty cool. I hope to get some more of my songs on the show soon!
This was pretty cool to find out about! I am a Josie Music Awards 2023 Songwriter of the year nominee. I don't get my hopes up about these things because it usually sets me up for a let down but I'm thinking this would be pretty cool to put that headline in some posts: Troy Castellano, 2023 Songwriter of the Year! The awards are later this October. Crossing my fingers. Send some positive vibes and a prayer! What can it hurt :)
I posted the full official video for my song Hell We Raised the second week of September 2023. Since then the video has been shared over 1300 times, over 4000 comments and reach over 200K viewer. I am so grateful for all of the love that you have shown me on this song! If you haven't watched the video yet, check out here on my Youtube channel. Be sure and subscribe while your are there! Don't forget the full EP Looking Back From Here, with the song Hell We Raised comes out to streaming on October 27th!
I recently started a monthly Troy Castellano merchandise giveaway! Congratulations to Dave Matchinsky for winning the first bundle giveaway. I have sent him a t-shirt, some stickers and my 3 CDs. Get your chance to win. Simply sign up for my newsletter. Once you've signed up you are entered for the next month's drawing. I do the drawings the first part of the month on Facebook live! What do you have to lose? Why not enter now!
My latest EP Looking Back From Here comes out to streaming on October 27th, 2023! Previous singles from this compilation like “Hell We Raised” have connected with listeners like never before. I am super proud of this EP as I wrote all but one of the songs by myself. The one song that was cowritten is a song called “Make Me Sing” which was written with hit songwriter Billy Lee (Gary Allen’s #! The One). I also produced the EP out of home studio, My Blue Heaven Studio, in Columbia, Tennessee. Another cool thing about this release is you can buy a signed copy of this CD right now! Song list: 1. Hell We Raised, 2. In My Genes, 3. Whenever I Can, 4. Make Me Sing, 5. Looking Back From Here. All orders are signed and sent USPS Priority Mail! Pre-save the song for streaming or get your physical copy today!
Nashville country artist Maddye Trew releases her music video for her latest single, "Long Gone John." It debuted on CMT! It is a song about girls supporting their friend whose relationship with her boyfriend is one-sided she's getting the short straw on the relationship. In the video, the girls get together to support their friend and say so long, Long Gone John! I produced this song at my studio, My Blue Heaven Studio as well as co-wrote it with Maddye and seasoned keyboardist and side man Jeff McMahon (formerly with Tim McGraw, currently playing with Chris Cagle)! The video sounds fantastic in surround sound! Now playing on CMT online!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIm8VTJKS64&t=573sI recently had the pleasure of sitting down with my good friend and fantastic musician, Jeff McMahon on his new podcast called McMahon says. Jeff currently play with Chris Cagle and also spent years in Tim McGraw's band (if you've heard "Live Like You Were Dying" you've heard Jeff! Jeff and I have done quite a few things things together and it was super cool for me to be on his show! Click here or play the video below.