Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Josey Milner

17-year-old country music artist Josey Milner is starting to make some noise on the international radio airwaves, with her first release, a cover version of Miranda Lambert’s “Dead Flowers.” The debut single from this Kansas City native is receiving airplay overseas in Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, and Japan, while placing in the Top 10 of an internationally-recognized country music chart. Meanwhile, her Youtube video for another classic cover, Patsy Cline’s “Walking After Midnight” has received more than 65,000 views in the last few weeks. With recent performances at fairs and festivals in Kansas and Missouri, including a spot on the Missouri State Fair, this former teen rodeo and pageant princess is poised for stardom on the international country music stage.

Growing up on a small farm in Missouri, one might say that country is Josey’s pedigree. At age 7, she began barrel racing at local rodeos, making the rodeo arena her first stage. She started singing the National Anthem at her youth rodeos, eventually graduating to performances at PRCA rodeos across Missouri and Kansas, including the American Royal in Kansas City. These anthem performances led to the decision for her to hang up her spurs and follow her dreams of country music fame.

Josey’s country music career kicked off with her singing at country music shows, local fairs, and to pretty much anyone who would listen. In 2010, she was invited to sing on the main stage at the International Steel Guitar Show in St Louis. It was at this event that she received some sage-like advice from the veteran musicians: Get a band together, and get out there and start playing. After returning home from St. Louis, that’s exactly what she did.

The Josey Milner Band has become one of the most sought-after live acts in the Kansas City area. Performing an ever-evolving and versatile mix of new country, classic country, country rock, and a little bit of Rock & Roll, Josey has led the band through raucous sets at Buffalo Bill Days, Slater Fall Festival, Holden Street Fair, Timbercreek, The Landing, and numerous others, performing for sold-out crowds and claiming the title of “Kansas City’s Princess of Country Music.” It was these live performances that attracted the interest of a national management company.

In September, Josey signed an exclusive artist management deal with MTS Management Group. Soon after, her single, “Dead Flowers” debuted on the Independent Music Network’s country chart at #10, receiving tons of fan requests and international airplay. The song was also among the most downloaded on digital music delivery site, Airplay Direct. Oh yeah…in the meantime, Josey earned recognition as a National Honor Society student!

So what’s next for Josey Milner? In late 2013, Josey is scheduled to record her next single. She will continue with an extensive series of radio, print and online interviews, as well as taking her live shows to audiences across the Midwest and beyond. One thing is for certain, wherever her music may take her, she will always remain the small-town girl with the rodeo spurs still hanging on her wall. For more information on Josey Milner, please visit

Written by Michael Stover/MTS Management Group

Artist Name: Josey Milner Album: One First/Last Name: Michael Stover Email address: Hometown: Kansas City, MO, USA Website: Style of music: country MySpace: CDBaby: SonicBids: SoundClick: PureVolume: iTunes: Other: Label Affiliation: Unsigned Performing Rights Affiliation: Description: Kansas City's 16 year old Princess of Country Music blends traditional and contemporary sounds.

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