Positive Vibrations Roundtable & “for the LOVE of Music” with Sara Troy and her guests, Adam Martin, and Nicholas Sterling, all on air from March 7th on.
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Blackbird Anthem is a Southern Rock band from the heartland of Florida. Their music is a blend of southern rock, outlaw country, and blues. Fronted by lead singer/songwriter Adam Martin, Blackbird Anthem’s songs are tales of love, loss, regrets, and redemption. A U.S. Army combat veteran, Adam taught himself to play guitar after returning home from Iraq. A few years later, he began writing songs and performing locally. He formed Blackbird Anthem with David Bruce and later added Cody Owens on drums. Their debut EP, Stories I’ve Never Told, was released in early 2016 and is available worldwide across multiple digital media platforms including iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. Their debut single, Come Kiss Me was featured on the syndicated radio program “The Iceman Show” and their music is in normal rotation on HV Rebel Country Radio as well as many other internet radio stations. As both a solo artist and with his band, Adam has performed throughout Florida and southeast Texas. Notable stages include Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville, TN and House of Blues in Orlando, FL. Blackbird Anthem has opened for several national touring artists and played at multiple music festivals in Florida and Texas including CountryFlo, Texas Frog Fest, Vetfest, Texas Aggie Vetfest, Delandapalooza, and more. Blackbird Anthem is also a finalist in the Runaway Country Music Fest Artist Search 2017. They have recorded with all-star musicians Darin Favorite (lead guitarist for Tracy Lawrence), James Cook (bass player for Luke Bryan), Kent Slucher (drummer for Luke Bryan), and Jake Clayton.
In February 2017, Blackbird Anthem released their song 22 as a tribute to the 22 Veterans a day who die by suicide. All proceeds from 22 will be donated to the Lone Survivor Foundation. Blackbird Anthem is on the album “Battle Cry: Songs of America’s Heroes” released by Pacific Records in March 2017. Their song “Tonight We Ride” is featured. Blackbird Anthem has returned to the studio and begun work on their full-length album, Southern Ground.
Nicholas Sterling is former United States Army, Infantryman. All through high school, he was determined to join the military to serve his country. Shortly after graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and deployed with the 25th Infantry Division to Iraq from 2006-2007 where he was wounded and earned the Purple Heart. After leaving the military Nicholas became a student at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Over the years, he has traveled to multiple states and countries striving for the sense of purpose and drive that he had while serving his country. Like many combat veterans, transitioning to civilian life was difficult and he struggled to find his next mission. Through the support of his family and the Lone Survivor Foundation, he found his purpose in songwriting and assisting his fellow veterans that suffer from PTSD and TBI. He realized that helping his brothers and sisters with their transition out of the military through song and motivational speaking was just as noble a cause as serving his country. By writing, performing and speaking about his own personal experiences, he can connect with other veterans in a unique way to help inspire and empower them to find their drive, their purpose, and their next mission. He is also continuing his education earning another Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Russian Studies. While achieving his educational goals, he assists student veterans transitioning to civilian and student life from the military as the Vice President of the Veterans Alliance at Texas State University. Past Speaking and Performance Engagements • Keynote Speaker- Texas Frog Fest, benefitting the Lone Survivor Foundation (May, 2016) • Keynote Speaker- Houston Belles 6th Annual Bugs and BBQ, benefitting the Lone Survivor Foundation, Rebel’s Honky Tonk (May, 2016) • Panel Speaker- Lone Survivor Foundation Gala (September, 2016) • Numerous Panels to students about military experiences and transitioning to civilian life, Texas State University (2016) • Singer/Songwriter- Texas Frog Fest, benefitting the Lone Survivor Foundation (May, 2016) • Singer/Songwriter- Texas Aggie VetFest, benefitting the Lone Survivor Foundation Texas A&M Chapter, Masones Saloon- Houston, TX (August, 2016) • Singer/Songwriter- Whitmeyer’s Distillery- Houston, TX (August, 2016) • Singer/Songwriter- Lone Survivor Foundation Gala- Houston TX (September, 2016) • Singer/Songwriter- Lone Survivor Foundation Precision Rifle Series Benefit- Navasota, TX (October, 2016) • Singer/Songwriter- Various performances at Bars, Breweries and Wineries in Central Texas Region (2016) Copyright © Bravo748. All Rights Reserved. • Singer/Songwriter- Recorded original song “I’m Finally Home” for the Battle Cry CD, benefitting The Valkyrie Initiative released by Pacific Records. Other artists include Scooter Brown Band, Ryan Weaver and Blackbird Anthem. • Singer/Songwriter- Currently recording EP for release in 2017.
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