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Duke Spirits Launches Masters Music Series

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Launching October 7, Duke Spirits has teamed up with a talented group of artists for its latest project, The Masters Music Series. Presented by Jennifer Wayne of Runaway June, The Masters Music Series is a live performance video series that brings together an accomplished group of musicians and writers, showcasing and supporting emerging and established artists through various programs and initiatives. The series will post two videos each week on Duke Spirits Youtube channel.

For the music-focused program, executive producer and Duke Spirits founder Chris Radomski and producer Austin Moody envisioned a sound that embodies the soul and pride of America, the same spirit personified by the legendary Duke, John Wayne. Combining their talents, their passion for music and their ideals, this concept was brought to life within Studio A at the iconic Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

The moment for the loop is that Austin Moody is married to Jennifer Wayne, who happens to be John Wayne’s granddaughter.

Radomski met John Wayne’s son, Ethan Wayne, several years ago while he was making wine in Napa Valley. They had recently uncovered records of his father’s estate that hadn’t been seen since the 70s. They learned that Wayne had been working on his perfected bourbon and tequila recipes.

He states, “We took the original notes, bottles and archives and kind of flipped them.”

This led to Moody meeting Radomski in Aspen while doing a show. And while Radomski is the producer of some of America’s finest spirits, he’s also passionate about music.

Moody reports, “He wanted to do a musical series and the goal was to bring more attention to the Duke brand. He gave me the power to do whatever I wanted.

“Obviously I’m a fan of John Wayne. I wanted to create something that I felt like he was going to sit down and listen to. As a man who valued quality and character, we had to make sure that it sounded like we were making a record.

This prompted Moody to compile a stellar backup group for featured artists. He recruited Justin Weaver on guitar, Viktor Krauss on bass, Cactus Mosier (Wynonna’s husband) on drums, and Josh Shilling and Jenee Fleenor – all sought after staples of Nashville music studios.

You add this band to the great artists that could “knock it out of the park” which makes the Duke Spirits The Music Masters Series something that will appeal to fans of all ages of all genres.

The Masters Music Series debuts Eric Paslay performance music videos, singing his hit “Friday night,” and Paul McDonald, performing”new lovers.” Artists featured in upcoming videos include Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell, The Dryes, Runaway June, Marcus Hummon, Jake Rose, Josh Shilling, Jennifer Wayne, Austin Moody, and more. Watch the official trailer here.

YouTube videos are live tracks. They are not remixed in the studios. That’s what was happening at that time. All artists perform their original music, some new songs along with old favorites.

Moody explains: “The cool thing about this project is that we gave the masters to the artists. They actually own the recordings. If they want to stream that music to DSPs like Spotify or Apple Music, they can. The recordings are so good, in terms of quality, it feels like we made a record. It was so good that I was shocked.

“I am extremely proud and honored to work with such a talented and generous group of artists,” says Radomski. “We share common values ​​and passions that are the foundation of America and represented by the soul of Duke Spirits. We hope The Masters Music Series will showcase great performances and provide a platform to support emerging artists.

The owner of Duke Spirits concludes: “We could have sponsored Coachella or Stagecoach, but I don’t see it as being as authentic.

With The Music Masters Series, Radomski was happy to do something good to support these artists who donated their time and talent to the cause. They will continue the series for a second season next year while supporting emerging artists and various music charities.

You can see all the videos of Duke Spirits artists The Masters Music Series here.

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Bethany Bowman is a freelance entertainment writer. You can follow her Blog, instagramand Twitter.

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Artist and songwriter Austin Moody knows in his gut when something looks and sounds right, and now he’s applying those skills to The Masters Music Series in his role as Producer. Growing up in the small town of Kingsport in eastern Tennessee, music was always a big part of Moody’s life as he was constantly drawn to the stage and eventually began writing his own songs. A chance encounter with country music legend Marty Stuart during his high school days inspired him to move to Nashville, where he set to work launching his artistic career. During his years in Music City making his own records, Moody was drawn to producing and learning from masters of the craft like Tony Brown, Mac McAnally and Keith Stegall. These experiences have honed his ability to step into the producer’s shoes himself, and he is thrilled to share this new project with Duke Spirits.