Newcomer Mason lively is off to a monumental start in 2018. With the commended release of his debut full length album “Stronger Ties,” the 20 year-old Texas music songwriter has found himself on a Formula 1 style career course travelling at break neck speed. Last week, Lively was signed to the prestigious William Morris Endeavor, making him the youngest country music artist on the company’s roster.
For a new artist, especially one so young, to be picked up by one of the leading entertainment companies on the planet is incredibly rare and it reinforces the popular opinion that Mason Lively is a very special talent indeed. Mason is breathless with anticipation for what is coming next.
I’m so grateful for this opportunity. The results we’ve seen from my new album and the work by my incredible management team is something magical. I can’t wait to see what the future brings.”
Having served in the music business for years, managers Trey Newman and Stewart Mann, of War Bird Management, know how difficult it is for any artist to establish a music career let alone secure any kind of staying power. It most definitely takes a passionate team to raise and artist through the ranks and proves a less daunting task when that artist has the intestinal fortitude to go the distance. Trey Newman saw that immediately in Mason.
It’s an exciting moment and well deserved opportunity for someone that works so hard for what he wants. Mason has the drive and work ethic designed for stardom.” Stewart Mann has spent most of his adult life as the frontman for the acclaimed country blues band The Statesboro Revue and all the goes into making albums and touring the globe. He was so taken by Mason’s budding talent that he was compelled to take on a co-managing role for the first time his career. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Mason and I’m so grateful that people are taking notice of his limitless talent, and that it’s happening so organically and spreading like wildfire.”
“Stronger Ties” was released on April 6th to music critic’s delight. Tastemakers, Texas Music Pickers, premiered the album declaring that it “cuts above the clutter of everything else,” and “has a compelling sound.” Elmore Magazine, the voice of Americana music, also featured the album calling Mason “a quick study.”
Other comments include “an artist that comes along and defies the odds and exceeds all expectations,” “one of the best debut albums I’ve ever heard” and “Urban, Paisley and Foster should be looking over their shoulder.” It is most definitely going to be a long road ahead for this brilliant new talent, and it is unanimously agreed that everyone is looking quite forward to witnessing this young man’s journey.