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Bryce Merritt with Keelan Donovan

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BRYCE MERRITT

Bryce began his musical journey as a ten-year old with performances at venues across Oklahoma, including the renowned Oklahoma Rodeo Opry. Before finding his own sound as a teenager, Bryce opened for country artists Craig Morgan, Billy Currington, and Phil Vassar.

It was during high school that Bryce developed his soulful pop style and began packing local venues with his live performances. Then in 2010, with modern influences from Ben Rector and Jason Mraz, & classic influences from the likes of Frank Sinatra and Stevie Wonder, Bryce entered a world of garages, closets, and attics to create his 6-song EP, “Half-Full”.

Upon graduation from high school, Bryce briefly stepped away from music to play college tennis with plans of becoming an architect. However, the pull of the songs in his head was far too strong and within months, Bryce found himself in Nashville attending Belmont University’s School of Music and getting recognition at local hot spots.

While at Belmont, Bryce was selected for the 2011 Urban/Pop Showcase and also opened for several national acts, such as Drew Holcomb and Green River Ordinance during their stops in Nashville. In addition to his solo performances, he represented the University in their elite ensembles Phoenix, Jazzmin, and 2014 national ICCA finalists, the Beltones.

In 2014, Bryce worked with Grammy Award-winning producer, Andy Hunt, to release his debut full-length album, “The Simplest Thing”. Since graduating from Belmont, Bryce has been growing his fan base with YouTube videos and with two cross country house show tours, performing from Maine, to Florida, to California.


KEELAN DONOVAN

With upbeat anthems, quiet confidence, and a wicked sense of humor, Keelan Donovan knows how to light up a room. Since first hitting the road in 2014, the Maine-born and Nashville-based troubadour has logged over 600 shows across 48 states and four countries alongside the likes of Donovan Frankenreiter, Lisa Loeb, American Aquarium, and Cory Brannan as his music popped up everywhere from Spotify’s coveted “New Music Friday” and “Weekly Buzz” playlists to ABC’s Nashville and a trailer for The Hero starring Sam Elliott. His self-titled 2017 EP, Keelan Donovan [Big Yellow Dog Music/ADA], captures the engaging and enigmatic energy that defines him.

“I want people to think of me as a real person and hopefully even as a friend,” he exclaims. “I want to be approachable. That makes the songs relatable. It all comes back to that honesty and integrity of the performance on stage and in the studio. It’s a specific energy.”

Inspired by seeing a play about Buddy Holly in middle school, Keelan picked up his first guitar and started chasing that energy during eighth grade. Attending the University of Maine, he spent his weekends rocking covers at bars and frat parties, cutting his teeth in the process. Those early gigs paved the way for him to embrace songwriting.

He admits, “I thought to myself, ‘If I can make people happy on the weekends playing covers, what if I wrote my own songs and got the same reaction?’

Around that time, he first heard “Little Lies” by Dave Barnes and learned about Belmont University in Nashville. The city ultimately called to him.

“Classic songwriting drew me there,” he says. “You come to Nashville, and it challenges you and wakes you up in a great way to be the best songwriter you can be.”

Upon graduating, he dove headfirst into Music City’s legendary scene influenced by the likes of Mat Kearney and Ingrid Michaelson. By 2013, he released the series of independent EPs that would comprise 2015’s Happenstance. He spent three straight years, averaging more than 200 shows annually. 2016 saw him ink a deal with Big Yellow Dog Music after its A&R caught a stunning and striking show.

In 2017, his self-titled debut fused lyrical storytelling, irresistible hooks, and singer-songwriter spirit driven by rich instrumentation. Right out of the gate, “In Arms Reach” amassed over 135K Spotify streams, while “Love of Mine” generated more than 256K-plus streams on the platform.