Music Industry News Network [10-31-2017]



Born in Texas, Renee Olstead grew up singing in Houston area Opry houses and by the age of twelve, signed her first record deal with Warner Brothers Records. Olstead’s previously released studio albums celebrated the American Songbook and were produced by 16-time Grammy winning producer David Foster. Olstead has completed international touring in a variety of markets and appeared as a musical guest on The Today Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Oprah Winfrey Show, to name a few. Past albums have cracked the Top 20 on Billboard’s digital charts and the #1 album spot on Amazon. Renee’s debut album received a Grammy nomination for Best Arrangement "Summertime" and a subsequent soundtrack placement earned her a Golden Globe nod for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture "Christmas in Love". Her collaboration with John Daversa, “Do You Want to Know a Secret” garnered her second Grammy nomination in 2017. Her subsequent independent musical releases have garnered further attention and multiple placements in film and television. Returning to her Texas roots, Renee’s upcoming album features a mix of classic country melodies and songs penned by Olstead. Renee’s audience has expanded to include fans of her years as an actress, (CBS’ ‘Still Standing’ 2002-2006, ABC Family’s ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ 2008-2013, Universal Pictures’ ‘Unfriended’ 2015) Renee’s first single “Help Me Make It Through the Night” will be released October 13, 2017, with more singles to follow, and a full length album slated for release at the end of the year. Contact: Direct: 832.247.4294 (m) Los Angeles, CA Team: 818.616.2547 (o)


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