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CONTACT: Shelby Janner, 512.298.4081 x702

BOOK SIGNING: “A Chicken Soup Kind of Sunday”
Local Nashville authors celebrate contributions to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series

– Sunny Stephens, contributor to the recently released Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and the Unexplainable
Debra Zemke, contributor to this summer’s Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dog Did That?
Karen Elley, contributor to 2014’s Chicken Soup for the Soul: Touched by an Angel

WHAT: An autographing event for the three different Chicken Soup for the Soul books

WHEN: Sunday, December 10 from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Words of Wisdom Bookstore, 3877 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076

WHY: Chicken Soup for the Soul, the world’s favorite and most recognized storyteller, publishes the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. With well over 100 million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada alone, more than 250 titles, and translations into more than 40 languages, “chicken soup for the soul” is one of the world’s best-known phrases and is regularly referenced in pop culture.

Today, 24 years after it first began sharing happiness, inspiration and hope through its books, this socially conscious company continues to publish a new title a month, but has also evolved beyond the bookstore with super premium pet food, television shows through its subsidiary, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, podcasts, positive journalism from, education programs, and licensed products, all revolving around true stories, as the company continues “changing the world one story at a time®.”

Stephens, Zemke and Elley will be on hand to sign copies of the books and discuss their contributions to the iconic series.


Sunny Stephens has always had a passion for the written word. Several songs she co-wrote have been recorded by major artists. “Fuel to Burn” can be found on Koko Taylor’s Grammy-nominated Royal Blue album, “Somewhere in Atlanta” landed on the Biltmore Estates Celebration of Jazz and Blues compilation, and “Blue Dawn” aired on ABC Family’s The Fosters. Stephens has spent 30 years in music management, working with blues artist EG Kight. Stephens is also on the board of, a brand new non-profit organization, whose primary mission is to raise awareness about Encephalitis, a rare and often fatal disorder.

Debra Zemke is a songwriter and music publisher in Nashville, TN. Songwriting since 1992, she currently has over three dozen published and recorded songs. As a songwriter her dream is to move people emotionally and inspire them to never stop dreaming. Deb has had the honor to write, work, and record with some of the best in the music industry, including Sara Evans, George Clinton, Rich Fagan, Eddy Raven, and more. She believes it is our relationships that make the magic in our lives, and that includes the relationships with our pets.

Karen Trotter Elley’s inspirational essays have been published in newspapers and magazines across the country. She and her husband Michael live in the Nashville, TN area where Karen is busy writing her memoir. She has recently completed a screenplay based on “The Messenger,” and can often be found on stages at retirement homes, making audiences laugh as a “senior humorist”.


For more information or to request an interview with the authors, contact Shelby Janner at 512.298.4081 x702 or


March 20, 2017
Contact: Sunny Stephens / 615-478-1369 /

Acclaimed singer/songwriter EG Kight set to appear at Poor David’s Pub
Multi-nominated roots/blues artist brings her
“country flavored southern fried blues” to Dallas on April 27th
NASHVILLE, TN — It’s been a busy couple of years for singer/songwriter and guitar player, EG Kight, with more accolades, more tour dates, and a book under consideration by a major book publisher. A veteran of the road, she’s performed in venues across the globe, and she’s been a part of fundraising concerts in Germany, Mexico, and Japan. And on April 27th, she brings her solo acoustic show to Poor David’s Pub in Dallas.Early in her career she was dubbed the “Georgia Songbird.” Through the years, Kight has received various music industry nominations, including six for Female Artist of the Year, three for Song of the Year, and one for Album of the Year. Her songs have been recorded by other artists, with several landing on two of Koko Taylor’s Grammy nominated albums, one on the legendary Dorothy Moore’s latest album, and two on former Little Feat lead singer Shaun Murphy’s latest release. Kight’s songs have also aired on three major TV networks, and she placed five songs in a movie slated for a 2017 release.When she’s not on the road, she’s at home, writing more songs, working on her book, and raising her pet goats, on the land in rural Georgia that’s been in her family for four generations. Her roots go deep. And the Georgia Music Magazine noted that Kight is “a gentle and elegant woman who manages to channel Southern charm, sophistication and a fierce passion for music into one tremendously intoxicating voice.”Kight’s live show is 80% original songs, equal parts blues, country, and americana. From clubs and theaters to house concerts and festivals, to “A Prairie Home Companion,” her unique blend of “country-flavored southern fried blues” appeals to the masses, no matter their taste.When asked about her upcoming show at Poor David’s Pub, Kight said “I have friends in Dallas, and I’ve always wanted to bring my show there. And when we learned about Poor David’s Pub, a true listening room, it seemed like a perfect fit. I look forward to seeing all my friends at the show, and meeting some new friends who share a love of music!”ABOUT POOR DAVID’S PUB
Celebrating their 40th year, Poor David’s Pub has seen sets by a variety of artists, including Lyle Lovett, Robert Cray, Los Lobos, John Lee Hooker, Leon Redbone, Michael Nesmith, Arlo Guthrie, and The Dixie Chicks. Artists and music lovers alike have come to appreciate and respect Poor David’s as a venue where the main focus is always the performing artist.

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EG Kight solo acoustic show
Poor David’s Pub / 1313 South Lamar Street in Dallas / 214-565-1295
Thursday, April 27 / Doors open at 7:15 pm, Show at 8:15 pm
Details and ticket info at

To schedule an interview, and for promotional photos, contact
Sunny Stephens, Blue South Talent Nashville
615-478-1369 /


November 17, 2016
Contact: Sunny Stephens / 615-478-1369 /

One of Chattanooga’s favorites, EG Kight returns to the Tropicana Room
To perform select songs in celebration of the “Year of Georgia Music,” and her songs placed in upcoming movie

NASHVILLE, TN — It’s been a busy couple of years for singer, songwriter, guitar player, and photographer EG Kight, with more accolades, more touring, and a book deal in the works. After recently performing in six states in four weeks, she’s bringing her solo acoustic show back to the Tropicana Room, inside Chattanooga Billiards Club East on Saturday, December 10 at 8 pm.

Last year found Kight with a Blues Music Awards nomination for Best Traditional Female Artist, and she was named one of the Top 5 Best Blues Artists of 2014. This year Kight was honored with a 2016 Independent Blues Award nomination for Best Female Artist, and she had two of her original songs land on Shaun Murphy’s new release. Shaun is best known as the former lead singer for Little Feat, and she currently tours with Bob Seger.

Known as a true blues vocalist, early on in her career Kight was nicknamed the “Georgia Songbird.” Over the last several years, Kight has had songs on three major TV networks, and recently she placed five songs in a movie that is to be released this year. So it was only fitting that, when the Georgia Tourism Department recently put together a new Explore Georgia Songwriter Series featuring successful songwriters, celebrating the “Year of Georgia Music,” they asked Kight to help launch the series.

With more songs to write, more shows to perform, and a book to finish, Kight continues to forge ahead. And she wanted to bring one final show to her fans in Chattanooga, before the end of the year. Her shows are equal parts blues, country, americana, southern rock, jazz, gospel, and funk. And her unique blend of music appeals to the masses, no matter their taste. Georgia Music Magazine noted that Kight is “…a gentle and elegant woman who manages to channel Southern charm, sophistication and a fierce passion into one tremendously intoxicating voice.”

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EG Kight solo acoustic show
Saturday, December 10
Tropicana Room inside Chattanooga Billiards East
110 Jordan Drive / 423-499-3883
Doors open at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm / $10 at the door
Video of EG performing “Evil” –

To schedule an interview, and for promotional photos, contact
Sunny Stephens, Blue South Talent / 615-478-1369


August 1, 2016 Contact: Sunny Stephens / 615-478-1369 /

Lisa Biales Belle of the Blues cover hi-resOhio native Lisa Biales blends jazz and blues in performance at NYC’s Metropolitan Room
Latest Album nominated for Blues Blast Music Award for Acoustic Album of the Year

OXFORD, OH – Recent BBMA nominee LISA BIALES is set to bring her “Blues Meets Jazz in a Cabaret” show to the Metropolitan Room in New York City on Tuesday, September 27th at 7 pm.

Currently working on her next album with drummer/producer Tony Braunagel (Bonnie Raitt, Ricki Lee Jones, Taj Mahal) Biales cut her teeth on music, and started performing at the age of thirteen. Writing and singing playful music about the simple things in life, she weaves a down-home blues vernacular with finger style acoustic guitar to create songs that feel like they’ve been around forever.

As a member of the long-time folk duo Prairie Orchid, with Sarah Goslee Reed, Biales (pronounced Be-Alice) played over 100 shows a year as an artist-in-schools educational performer.

Dubbed the “Belle of the Blues” for her crystal clear voice and charming stage presence, Biales has released eight albums to date on her own Big Song Music label. Her latest release, BELLE OF THE BLUES, produced by EG Kight and Paul Hornsby, was nominated for a Blues Blast award for Acoustic Album of the Year. And according to, Biales is One of the most dynamic and powerful blues singers on the contemporary scene.

JUST LIKE HONEY, her 2012 release, also produced by Kight and Hornsby, landed on the Blues, Americana, and Roots charts at #2, #14, and #13 respectively. It also landed on the Roots Music Report’s top 100 Blues albums of the Year.

Her song “Playing with Angels,” about the healing benefits of a canine companion, went to #1 on the Australian Indie Radio Chart. Another original song was featured in the popular TV show “Girlfriends” on the CW Network.

In 2010 Francis Ford Coppola cast Biales in his film, TWIXT, which was released in Europe to rave reviews. Biales also portrayed the beloved Patsy Cline in the two-woman play “Always, Patsy Cline” to a week of sold-out shows. With the voice of an angel, the charm of a southern belle, and the playfulness and daring of a little girl riding a bicycle with no hands, Lisa strides into various musical territories with wild abandonment. As a storyteller, singer, songwriter, and actress, Biales takes the audience on a musical journey from Blues to Jazz, performing some of her original music, as well as the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, Nina Simone, and Etta James, wrapping the music of all of these influential women into one intoxicating performance.

Joining her on stage will be pianist Jeff Levine, who toured extensively with Bo Diddley, Hall & Oates, and Joe Cocker, with performing and recording credits that include Whitney Houston, Bonnie Raitt, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Carly Simon, and more.

Also joining Biales on bass is Conrad Korsch, a multi-instrumentalist/vocalist widely known for his tenure as Rod Stewart’s bassist, with notable recording, performance, production and TV Film credits including Manhattan Transfer, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Joan Osborne, Madeleine Peyroux, Rosanne Cash, Carole King, Jennifer Hudson, Natalie Cole, Liza Minelli, Bernadette Peters, Kristin Chenoweth, and more.


Blues Meets Jazz in a Cabaret at the Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd Street / New York, NY 10010 / 212-206-0440
Tuesday, September 27 / Doors open at 6:15 pm
Show time 7:00 pm $24 with 2 drink minimum

To schedule an interview, and for promotional photos, contact
Sunny Stephens, Blue South Media PR/Blue South Talent  615-478-1369

#jazz meets #blues in a #cabaret! #BelleOfTheBlues @LisaBiales @MetRoomNYC in #NYC 09-27!



December 3, 2015

EG Kight, the 2013 Georgia Music Legend Award recipient,
to ring in the New Year at Chattanooga’s Tropicana Room,
and to raise awareness about the Johns Hopkins Encephalitis Center

NASHVILLE, TN – After a near-fatal illness sidelined her for a while, EG Kight knew she had to find a way to get back on stage. She had to keep making music, not because that’s what she does, but because that’s who she is. After initially not being able to talk, or walk without help, months after the diagnosis, she was singing again. It was a struggle, but she kept her faith, and didn’t lose hope. And now, many concerts and four years later, she brings her country-flavored southern-fried blues back to the Tropicana Room in Chattanooga on New Year’s Eve, and will be talking about her journey to recovery.

In recent years Kight has performed at fundraisers in Japan, Germany, and Mexico. She has appeared on the Children’s Miracle Network, and on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” Throughout her career she’s been nominated for nine blues music awards, twice for Song of the Year, and her songs have appeared on Nick at NiteABC Family, and the El Rey Network. And she has recently licensed five songs for a movie slated for a 2016 release.

Read more.
EG Kight Press Release – New Year’s Eve Chattanooga


September 2, 2015

EG Kight, 2013 Georgia Music Legend Award recipient,
named 2014 “Top 5 Blues Artist,” set for Inaugural Community Concert at
brand new state-of-the-art Union County Schools Fine Arts Center in Blairsville, GA

NASHVILLE, TN – Dubbed “The Georgia Songbird” decades ago for her rich, velvety voice, EG Kight has been making music since she was four years old, harmonizing in church before she even knew what that meant. Her mama sang in a Gospel quartet, and her grandma taught her to play guitar. Born and raised in Dublin, Georgia, music has been a huge part of the fabric of her life.

From Elvis and Johnny Cash, to Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and Koko Taylor, Kight’s influences run wide and deep. Forging her own sound early in her career, her voice has captivated audiences across the globe. And on Saturday, September 19th, she brings her Blue South Band, and her unique blend of country-flavored southern-fried blues back home to Georgia, as the first artist to perform in the brand new $8 million state-of-the-art Union County Schools Fine Arts Center.

Funded completely by the E-SPLOSH tax that was voted on and approved by the voters of Union County, this new facility is paid for, and the school system is debt free. The Fine Arts Center will host many varied events, for both the schools and the community. Enriching the culture of Union County, residents are proud of what they built, and can look forward to gathering at the varied events. And it is fitting that Kight, the 2013 Georgia Music Legend Award recipient, be the first artist to perform for the community.

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EG Kight Press Release UC Fine Arts Center 091915


February 1, 2015

EG Kight finishes 2014 on AXS “Top 5 Blues Artists” list,
has photograph on Robert Johnson book cover

NASHVILLE, TN – Staring death in the face has its rewards. And seven-time Blues Music Awards nominee EG Kight knows about it, first-hand.

Coming back from a grave illness a few years ago, EG Kight has proven herself a fighter. And her latest album, A NEW DAY, includes several songs of encouragement, based on her journey back to the stage.

Kight has been taking the blues to fans around the world for 20 years, and as a survivor of encephalitis and meningitis, her music now comes from a deeper place. And her talent, and her new album, have landed her on several “top” lists for 2014: the Roots Music Report’s Top 100 Blues Albums Chart, Blues Bytes 2014 Top 10 Albums list, and one of’s Top 5 blues artists of 2014.

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EG Kight Press Release – Top 5 Blues Artist list, Robert Johnson book cover 020115


July 14, 2014

It’s A New Day for Georgia Songbird EG Kight on Her New CD,
Coming September 16 from Blue South Records

Latest Album Reflects Her Fight After a 
Life-Threatening Illness

EAST DUBLIN, GA – It truly is A New Day for “The Georgia Songbird,” EG Kight, as reflected in the title of her upcoming CD, set for release September 16 on Blue South Records. Produced by legendary producer Paul Hornsby (The Marshall Tucker Band/Charlie Daniels Band) and EG Kight, the new album was recorded at Hornsby’s Muscadine Studios in Macon, Georgia, showcasing 10 original blues and roots songs performed in her inimitable sassy/sweet southern style.

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EG Kight New Day Press Release Pucci 071414