Updates and Happenings
#64 on Music Row Country Breakout Charts this week!
Bigfoot Country Mac and Cheese Festival
For St. Jude
"The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. "
After spending the day in Bigfoot Country, guest judging countless mac and cheese recipes, performing and fundraising, I would like to encourage everyone reading this to check out St. Jude and the amazing things they do.
Country Roads Nearly
1 Million Views
550,000K Views IN ONE DAY!! Now at 920k
550k views in one day on our Classic Country Cover
of John Denver's "Take Me home, Country Roads!"
Major THANK YOUS to Country Rebel and the Country Rebel followers out there for watching, listening and sharing!!
We are all celebrating here at GFI Music Today as it is still climbing and currently over 910,000K views!! Help us get to 1 million by sharing!
Spotlight on Claudia Hoyser with "Your Life in a Song"
-Country Music from a UK Perpective
So cool to be "In the Spotlight" this week in the U.K!
Take a closer look at the feature for the inside scoop!
Country radio Seminar
What an incredible week! To say we had fun is an understatement. We had several chances to perform while we were in Nashville, meeting countless radio personalities that I can now call, friends. We met the extremely talented Ashley Mcbryde, Lindsay Ell, Runaway June, Dustin Lynch and saw many others perform including Jason Aldean, Randy Houser, Tony Jackson, Chase Rice and more!
Special thanks to Music Row for making us feel right at home at the Country Breakout Awards and meet and greet! It was awesome to see Kelsea Ballerini, Florida Georgia Line, Ashley Gorley and Luke Combs accept their awards this year. After jumping on stage at Layla's and participating in a show at Douglas Corner, Country Rebel surprised us with an invite to record a few tunes at the George Jones Museum along with Carly Pearce, Shenandoah, Drake White, Luke Combs, Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann and many others! It was amazing. We finished off the adventure with a return trip to Huntingdon, TN to perform at WEIO 100.9 The Farm's Barn Bash with our host, Bella Cotton! THANK YOU, THANK YOU to GFI Music, Music Row Magazine, Country Rebel and all of the MDs and PDs who made this trip feel so special. I love you all!!
Check out my interview with the fabulous Kellie from Bring Country 2 UK - blog!
The Beginning of
Claudia's Classic Country Covers
Thanks to Rebel Country's Facebook page, we recieved over 50,000 views over night on our Classic Country Cover of Dolly Parton & Chet Atkin's "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind!"
We'll be posting a new video every week so stay tuned, lots to come! Reach out to me on my Facebook artist page with your requests!
AS STEVIE NICKS WITH HARD PROMISES
Tom Petty Tribute Night
This video is a little taste as to why I have not stopped smiling since being on stage with Hard Promises at the Tom Petty Tribute Night, last Saturday. Everyone knows I am a huge fan of Miranda, Dolly and Stevie.. Getting a chance to try to fill Stevie's shoes was unforgettable. Thank you so much for having me Hard Promises, you are fantastic and it was such an honor. Also, to all who came out to enjoy the night with us! A huge special thanks to the amazing del Lago Resort & Casino staff - it is truly a world class facility.
THE HIPPIE WHO NEVER LEFT
We made our way back to the site of Woodstock in 1969, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, this Sunday to perform at the Harvest Festival. Special thanks to Paul Ciliberto at Thunder 102.
We surprised the "hippy who never left," Duke Devlin, with an original song named after him and presented him a framed copy of the lyrics.
We also got a chance to perform at the Dancing Cat Saloon later in the day AND Paul is going to be playing the song on Thunder 102!!
"It was a day to remember." -Duke Devlin
Country | Claudia Hoyser
ROCHESTER CITY NEWSPAPER
FAIRPORT MUSIC FESTIVAL
A day we have been waiting (not so patiently) for!!
We made our full band debut on the "North Stage" at the Fairport Music Festival this Saturday! It was a long awaited and very exciting day! Turned out to be a 9 piece band and an hour long original set! Thank you to everyone who made this possible, it was an honor to help support the Golisano Children's Hospital.
Here's who played!
Drums: Billy Goodness, Guitar: Tony Gross & Ryan Hurley,
Bass: John Vivattine, Resonator Guitar and
Backing Vocals: Greg Gefell, Backing Vocals: Leecy Momano, Keyboard: Scott Kreyer, Fiddle & Mandolin: Michael Edwards
We made a special stop to visit our friend Skip Clark at 92.1 The Wolf this week! We had an absolute ball going "Facebook Live" in the Wolf Den and performing three songs, one song being only a day old!
Take a listen!
& Fun times with Big Dog Country's Stone Hill, who started the ball rolling on the radio! Can't thank him enough for taking a chance on the first single "No Matter What it Costs!"
#76 "Now Charting"
ON MUSIC ROW COUNTRY BREAK OUT CHART
OH MY GOD! Made the first page (Top 80) on the Country Breakout Chart! Thank you to Music Row for putting me in such amazing company!! I can't thank my radio family enough for getting me to this incredible point! "Now On The Chart-Debuting This Week"
Thank you, Froggy 97!
Our visit to Froggy 97 with James Pond was nothing less than a splash!! We walked through the doors only to run into Gordon and Reagan of Williams Honor! Comedian Matt Clark joined us for a few laughs before he left us to our live performance of "Bring on the Cold." HE called James Pond while we were on the air and Said he almost crashed his car clapping along.
I hope he was kidding because I really did that once!
"On Deck- Soon to be Charting"
- M u s i c R o w M a g a z i n e
Radio Tour Stops
NY | TN | KY
Can't stop smiling on the road. We traveled down to Tennessee to visit our friends at 100.9 The Farm and perfom at their incredible Barn Bash! The "Mini Ryman" was packed with true country fans and we couldn't get enough of the night!
Next stop, Bowling Green Kentucky for an on air interview with Greg Almond at Goober 95.1 and a free performance at the legendary Spillway Bar & Grill!
Penfield Fireworks '17
It was such an honor to have been asked to sing the National Anthem and perform the single
"No Matter What it Costs"
at the Penfield Fireworks show! Special thanks to the band "Dog House" for cranking out our tune with us! We had such a great time at the show and the fireworks were nothing but the best!
Moved Up to #82!
This week On Music Row Country music breakout chart! 7.20.17
1st week- Started at #129!
On the Road.
First stop, Bigfoot Country in Sunbury, PA -------------- Next Stop, Thunder 102 Country in Monticello, NY!
Being on the road this week was simply amazing. Thank you (times a million) to Bigfoot Country Radio and Thunder 102 for adding the single to your playlists and for these extra special events that I will never forget. From playing to a packed house overlooking the water with Bigfoot Country, to co-hosting the morning show with Paul Ciliberto & Friends, and playing next to the Woodstock grounds...it was heaven!
Your kindness was overwhelming and I am still so blown away by all of this!!
Thank You, Pandora
6.1.17Waking up with Shelly & Kyle on
A Night on Stage with Eddie Money
at the del Lago Casino & Resort 3.31.17
THE SHADOW EFFECT
So excited to be a part of this incredible new Sony film! Listen for our music in the diner scene and let us know what you think! Safe to say I was speechless when I found out Cam Gigandet plays the lead role in the film!
CRS '17 Did Not Disappoint!
Check out these pics & VIDS from our trip!
Visited the Kelly & Ken Show at WEIO 100.9 The Farm during our trip down to Nashville for CRS! We had a blast getting to know them, performing and meeting "Creepy Baby." Check it out!
Thank you, Paul, for the coolest ending to our first CRS experience!
Video taken at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville, TN.
"No Matter What it Costs"
Thanks to my awesome new friends at radio and my incredibly hard working manager, these stations are now playing the single!
Past Shows & Events
4.5.18 Pub 235
3.30.18 Nick's Chophouse
3.24.18 CB Craft Brewers
3.17.18 Pub 235
3.13.18 Penn's Tavern - Sunbury, PA
3.10.18 Private Event
3.9.18 Embark Ciderworks
3.8.18 Pub 235
3.4.18 Bigfoot Festival for St. Jude - PA
2.26.18 Genesee Brew House
2.24.18 Pittsford Pub
2.23.18 Label 7
2.22.18 Lock 32
2.17.18 Noble Shepherd Craft Brewery
2.16.18 Bottomless Brewing
2.14.18 Valentine's Day at Via Mina
2.13.18 Titus Tavern
2.10.18 Barn Bash at WEIO 100.9 The Farm -TN
2.6.18 Douglas Corner Cafe - TN
1.27.18 Whiskey River Bar and Grill
1.26.18 K2 Brothers Brewing
1.21.18 Ridley's Roadhouse BBQ
1.19.18 Label 7
1.16.18 Johnny's Irish Pub
1.13.18 Ellicottville Brewing Company
1.12.18 Steuben Brewing Company
1.9.18 Blu Wolf
1.6.18 Barry's Old School Irish
12.31.17 Private Event
12.30.17 Label 7
12.29.17 Pittsford Pub
12.28.17 Craft 120
12.16.17 CB Craft Brewers
12.15.17 Fireside Inn with 92.1 The Wolf -Syracuse, NY
12.12.17 Titus Tavern
12.9.17 Private Event
12.8.17 Pittsford Pub
12.7.17 Mulconry's Irish Pub
12.7.17 Toy Drive at WKPQ in Hornell, NY
12.2.17 Pittsford Pub
12.1.17 Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar
11.28.17 Label 7
11.25.17 Barry's Old School Irish
11.22.17 Pittsford Pub
11.21.17 Label 7
11.18.17 Pittsford Pub
11.17.17 Turkey Bash with the SkysCoasters - Riverside Convention Center
11.16.17 Chick with Picks with Froggy 97 - Maggie's on the River
11.10.17 Stoneyard American Craft Beer Hall & Grill
11.9.17 Craft 120
11.7.17 Label 7
10.25.17 Titus Tavern
10.21.17 Noble Shepherd Craft Brewery
10.20.17 Label 7
10.14.17 Pittsford Pub
10.13.17 Private Party
10.10.17 Label 7
10.7.17 Barry's Old School Irish
10.6.17 Pittsford Pub
10.3.17 Label 7
9.30.17 Pittsford Pub
9.24.17 Private Event
9.20.17 Private Event
9.17.17 Point of the Bluff Vineyard
9.16.17 Pittsford Pub
9.15.17 Label 7
9.14.17 Mulconry's Irish Pub and Grill
9.5.17 On Air with Paul Ciliberto Thunder 102
9.3.17 Dancing Cat Saloon
9.3.17 Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods, NY -Woodstock
9.2.17 Private Event
9.1.17 Private Event
8.31.17 Pittsford Pub
8.30.17 Penn's Tavern with Bigfoot Country
8.30.17 On Air & Live Performance at Bigfoot Country, PA
8.29.17 Label 7
8.26.17 Full Band Debut at Fairport Music Festival
8.22.17 On Air at the 95.1 Wolf with Skip Clark
8.19.17 Label 7
8.18.17 Pittsford Pub
8.16.17 Radio Promo Show with Big Dog Country at Smokeman's BBQ
8.15.17 On Air with Big Dog Country 103.6
8.12.17 Private Event
8.11.17 Mac's on Hertel
8.5.17 Barry's Old School Irish
8.4 Pittsford Pub
7.28.17 Thousand Islands Park, NY
7.27.17 Cavallario's - Alexandria Bay, NY
7.27.17 Co-Host & performance on Froggy 97 Watertown, NY
7.21.17 Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar
7.20.17 Towpath Grille
7.19.17 Private Event
7.18.17 Label 7
7.15.17 Barry's Old School Irish
7.13.17 Lux Lounge
7.10.17 Spillway Bar and Grill - Bowling Green, TN
7.10.17 On Air with Goober 95.1 & Greg Almond
7.8.17 Barn Bash- WEIO 100.9 The Farm - Huntingdon, TN
7.6.17 Mulconry's Irish Pub
7.1.17 Penfield Fireworks Show
7.1.17 Private Event
6.30.17 Webster Summer Concert Series
6.24.17 National Anthem at Rochester Rattlers Game
6.23.17 Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar
6.23.17 Private Event
6.22.17 Genesee Brew House
6.17.17 Fairport Bash
6.17.17 Honeydipper Festival
6.16.17 Pittsford Pub
6.10.17 Private Event
6.6.17 Label 7
6.3.17 Barry's Old School Irish
6.2.17 Dancing Cat Saloon - Bethel, NY
6.2.17 Co-hosting Thunder 102 Morning Show - Monticello, NY
6.1.17 Bigfoot Country Show at Penn's Tavern - Sunbury, PA
5.27.17 Pittsford Pub & Grille
5.26.17 Argyle Grill at Eagle Vale Golf Course
5.13.17 Sambuca Bar & Grill
5.12.17 Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar
5.6.17 Pittsford Pub & Grille
4.27.17 Froggy 97 Private Listener Showcase- Watertown, NY
4.8.17 Historic German House
4.6.17 Mulconry's Irish Pub & Restaurant
3.18.17 Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar
3.17.17 Pub 235
3.11.17 Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar
3.5.17 Fandango at the Tango Cafe
3.4.17 Barry's Old School Irish
3.3.17 Mulconry's Irish Pub & Restaurant
2.25.17 Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar
2.22.17 Country Radio Seminar Nashville, TN
2.17.17 Pittsford Pub
2.11.17 Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar - Monroe Ave. Location
2.10.17 Three Heads Brewing
2.4.17 Barry's Old School Irish
Listen for Me During the Superbowl!
I had yet another amazing opportunity to sing for UR Medicine in celebration of their 200th heart transplant! Look for this moving commercial during the Superbowl on Sunday!
On Air at Kickin' Country 105.3 with Lee Richey!
On air at Kickin' Country 105.3 with gracious host Lee Richey! We had a blast talking about their "Kickin' Premier Song," No Matter What it Costs. Of course, we had a lot to chat about and even performed a few live songs! Take a listen if you missed it!
"This Story" Live Video
We just released the live video of "This Story," ft. Chris Wilson and Ryan Hurley... AND WE RELEASED THE VERY FIRST TAKE! I am so happy to share this song with you. It's about new love and wondering if it's going to work out or not! Look for the live version on iTunes & Spotify soon!
"HEARING MYSELF ON THE RADIO WAS THE MOST INCREDIBLE FEELING. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO STONE HILL FOR LEAKING THIS UNFINISHED VERSION OF MY SONG ON BIG DOG COUNTRY 103.5. I WOULDN'T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY!"
FIRST SINGLE RELEASE
"NO MATTER WHAT IT COSTS" IS OFFICIALLY AVAILABLE ON ITUNES & SPOTIFY!
ITS HERE! Single on Spotify now!
now on NETFLIX!
A picture from my acting debut!! My first major film! I didn't have a really big speaking role but I got to sing four songs on the soundtrack. It was amazing to be a part of. I would love to act more in the future. Huge thank you to director Nick DiBella for all of the support!
"You Are My Sunshine" -
UR Medicine Superbowl Commercial
Singing "You Are My Sunshine" for the Golsiano Children's Hospital Superbowl Commercial, 2016 turned out to be one of the most rewarding feelings I have ever had. It wasn't until after the commercial aired that I got to see it and realized how much of an impact it would have on people, especially families connected to these lovely children.