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Anthony in the Press
Anthony & The Goodfellers named “Best Band” in Nashville for 3rd straight year
The Tennessean hosted it’s annual Reader’s Choice Awards on September 18, 2014. The event, now in it’s 7th year, calls upon fans across Middle Tennessee and the nation to vote for who they think is the best of the best in Nashville. Orio has won this award for the third straight year, taking home the title of “Best Band” in 2012, 2013, and now 2014.
The Tennessean states:
Orio may not wear a cowboy hat, but he’s still country. His voice is strong, clear and controlled.
Roughstock.com chose our sophpmore album “Between Home & The Bright Lights” as one of the Top 40 Country Albums of 2012. Here’s a little excerpt from the review. Check out the whole write up and the list. We’re up there with some big names!!
“…this is a record made to be an extension of Orio’s successful live shows. It also showcases that an artist can be successful without having big ole radio hits (or any radio hits for that matter).Between Home & The Bright Lights showcases an artist with all the talent and moxie of the big labels…”
Our fans showed up once again, and with their help the new CD beat out some huge names to finish second only to Scotty McCreery in Roughstock.com’s first annual Fans Choice Top 20 Albums of 2012. Check out the list and write up. We even surprised the people at Roughstock!!
Thanks to the fans, the song “Girls Will Be Girls” off of my new CD finished as one of the Top 5 Country Singles released in 2012
Most impressive about Anthony is that he puts on approximately 200 shows a year, and has became a regular at the Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge locations in Nashville, Tennessee, and Panama City Beach, Florida. “We keep real busy and we are constantly playing and touring. I love performing! That’s the reason as to why I got into this business,” he says.
It’s a winning sound and perhaps nothing on his album Between Home & The Bright Lights is as representative of this sound than “Girls Will Be Girls,” the fifth track on the album. It’s hook-filled, well performed and produced and just plain fun, the kind of song that not only sounds good on country radio but also at an entertaining live show. Downright fun.
Whether he is belting out the rockin’ “Freight Train” or the soft, gentle “Those Nights, These Days”, his vocals are pure and clear. I had the opportunity to see Anthony’s performance live and he is not only a great singer but a very strong entertainer. He travels and performs over 200 shows a year from Florida to Canada and everywhere in between. “For me, there is no place I would rather be than on stage, sharing music with an audience. The energy that comes from a live show is the ultimate high,” says Orio.
“I love the interaction,” Orio says of live performance. “I just love the way you can be on stage and totally connect with an audience. And every audience is different. You’re connecting and reconnecting with different people every time you take the stage.”
His brand of high-voltage rock-infused country has the crowd quickly on their feet, singing along with his original songs, words they know by heart. For Orio, it’s an ordinary night.