February 22, 2016 Valholla Staff

Singer/Songwriter Kirby Maurier Named GRAMMY Amplifier Winner

Judges Big Sean, Sam Hunt and Lzzy Hale announced the winners of Hyundai and The Recording Academy® fourth annual GRAMMY Amplifier® program. Kirby Maurier joins rock band American Bombshell and country singer Adley Stump as winners and will perform at this years SXSW festival.

The song entered was Kirby’s single S.P.P. (Sweet Potato Pie) from her independent debut album, Doing The Most released on Valholla Entertainment in 2015. Stay tuned for more news and check out the official press release below.

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — GRAMMY®-nominated hip-hop artist Big Sean, GRAMMY® winner Lzzy Hale, lead singer and guitarist of hard-rock band Halestorm, and rising country superstar and GRAMMY® nominee Sam Hunt today announced the winners of Hyundai and The Recording Academy® fourth annual GRAMMY Amplifier® program. Chosen from about 4,000 entrants, hard rockers American Bombshell, R&B artist Kirby Maurier and Blake Shelton team member on season two of The Voice, Adley Stump. Each win one of three prize packages: a studio recording session with a Recording Academy producer, a live performance showcase series opening for a noted artist; or the filming of a music video with a celebrated director.

“It takes a whole lot of passion, commitment and conviction to put yourself out there, to enter a competition and to be judged,” said (Sam) Hunt. “There is no formula for making it in this business, but American Bombshell, Kirby and Adley have been given a tremendous opportunity to learn and grow as musicians. There’s absolutely nothing that gives us more pleasure than to be a part of an initiative like the GRAMMY Amplifier® program, that gives these aspiring talents opportunities that will help them to develop their crafts.”

“It’s a privilege to be a part of a program that at its core provides young artists the opportunity to develop their artistry and share their passion with others,” said Dean Evans, CMO Hyundai Motor America. “GRAMMY Amplifier is a platform of discovery and mentorship, powering the creative genius within new artists to help them feel inspired, activated and focused on making their musical dreams a reality.”

Other Press: Miami Herald, Rolling Stone, Music Times

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Valholla Staff

Valholla is a full service Music Label & Management Company based in Miami, FL. Valholla's 2015 release of Kirby Maurier's "Doing The Most" was one of the highest selling independent R&B albums in the South Atlantic Region. His opinion is his own.