NASHVILLE, TENN. (November 16, 2016) – Celebrated media and artist development firm Hot Schatz PR has signed American soul singer-songwriter and producer Brian Owens to its roster.

Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Owens’ music has been described as vintage soul, drawing from his early influences of legendary artists like Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Otis Redding, Nat ‘King’ Cole and The Temptations. While this modern day soul man may draw deep from artists with such rich history, his American soul style is pure and distinctly his own.

Owens rocketed to national recognition in 2011 as the lead singer of the Air National Guard band Sidewinder, whose video drew more than 2.5 million YouTube viewers and led to national appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Entertainment Tonight and more. Riding the momentum of these early performances, Owens released his critically-acclaimed debut album Moods and Messages, distributed by Sony/BDG/Red, in 2012.

Since then, the star-on-the-rise has performed for First Lady Michelle Obama and toured with artists including jazz legend Ramsey Lewis and vocal superstar Michael McDonald, who hails Owens as “an artist destined to capture the imagination of an ever-widening audience.” McDonald has backed up his words by recording a duet with Owens, which will release as a single in early 2017.

In summing up his dedication to both music and multiple charitable initiatives to empower youth in his hometown community, Owens declares, “Music is the universal language. It’s the one neutral space where we can experience the same things, regardless of who we are and where we come from.”

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 About Hot Schatz PR

Nashville-based Hot Schatz PR was founded in 1992 by renowned publicist, Schatzi Hageman, who previously earned acclaim in Los Angeles with her work with Chicago, Tower of Power, Badfinger, famed producers Richard Perry, Phil Ramone and Tom Dowd.

Hot Schatz PR is a full service media and artist development firm whose clients have included Alabama, Loretta Lynn, Patti Page, Trace Adkins, Waylon Jennings, The Highwaymen, Tony Joe White, Val Kilmer and many other notable artists and businesses.

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