GB Leighton selected as a Billboard Country Artist to Watch in 2014

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Billboard.com released its highly sought after list of “Top 10 Country Artists to Watch in 2014” and selected Minneapolis rising talent GB Leighton among its honorees. Leighton, managed by Average Joe’s Rusty Harmon (Hootie & the Blowfish, the LACS and Jason Michael Carroll), is praised for his originality by journalist Chuck Dauphin who describes his songs as “deep, introspective, and moving.” This list places Leighton among great company like “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale. To view the full list, click here. “I’ve been hitting the Midwest tour scene and traveling to Nashville for several years, but it’s great to see the industry getting behind our newest project” says GB Leighton. “2014 seems to be lining itself up to be a great year.” Leighton is at country radio with his debut national release and title track to his project “Get Up.” He was recently in Nashville shooting a video for the single which will be premiering in February. ­­To stay updated on GB Leighton including the latest news and tour information, visit www.gbleighton.com. Leighton has already made a huge impact on his home state of Minnesota and the rest of the Midwest – packing out venues and having fans post pictures of inked lyrics across his social media platforms. One would expect to find his “heartland country” on iPod menus, but this father of two boys is truly serving up a taste of country at GB Leighton’s Pickle Park in Fridley, MN. “It was a bar that I had played for years and when it fell into the current owner’s hands, he told me he was going to name it after me and my songs. How cool is it to walk into restaurant and see food named after your tunes!”

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