"[Brent Cowles is] such an amazing vocalist and it just stood out as off the grid creative," says Unsigned Only representative Candace Avery, who also served in the capacity to narrow down the entries to the finalists. "I think they're pretty unique. To me that song has that retro sort of soul sound to it that I thought was really interesting. You can definitely hear some influences like Sam Cooke and artists like that blended with more contemporary Americana."
The band will receive a package of prizes and some exposure to record label A&R, music supervisors and publishers. A complete list of winners with a link to the winning song can be found at www.unsignedonly.com/winners.
In 2014 You, Me & Apollo released Sweet Honey, recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis to critical acclaim. It is slated to perform at CMJ this October with a potential date, aided by the good people at Unsigned Only, in Memphis.
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