MTS Records has signed Swedish country singer/songwriter, TJ Leonard. MTS will distribute Leonard’s album, High On Livin’, which is expected in December. The first single, “Remember Those Times” is being released to radio and digital music outlets worldwide, on November 2nd. MTS Management Group will handle promotion and publicity for the release.
“We’re so honored to welcome TJ Leonard to the MTS Family,” said MTS President, Michael Stover. “TJ brings a modern twist to traditional country music, with a classic sound and style that will surely catch the ears of fans and radio programmers. ‘Remember Those Times’ is one of those relatable songs that draws you in to the story, and brings a tear to your eye. We’re very excited to introduce TJ to a whole new audience.”
The video for “Remember Those Times,” directed by Fredrick Francke has already been picked up by CMCTVUSA and other online video outlets. Watch it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9O4aN7sfRM. TJ Leonard is also a Top 100 CMT.com Most Popular Artist.
Swedish country singer/songwriter, TJ Leonard got his first guitar from his grandfather, when he was eight; he taught his grandchild to play Swedish folk music and evergreens. Soon, TJ was introduced to pop and blues through his cousin, who was a little bit older and played in a famous Swedish pop band. At eighteen, TJ became lead singer and guitar player in a dance band. Many genres have passed through TJ’s life: Jazz, hard rock, gospel, soul/r&b, but not until country music came along, did it feel like home. Together with Tex Taylor, he started the band, CHESTNUT, in 2010. Later that year, they released their first single, “110% Country,” followed by the EP, American Dream. CHESTNUT played at most of the country festivals in Sweden and Denmark. In both 2012 and 2013, they were nominated in the Swedish Country Music Championships. In late 2013, TJ decided to release his songs under his own name, TJ Leonard. http://www.tjleonardcountry.com
For more information on MTS Records, visit http://www.mtsrecords.net.