Center Stage Magazine

Center Stage Magazine was founded in 2015. With over 200,000 followers and a monthly social media reach of over 3.5 Million, Center Stage Magazine has become a leader in the industry for promoting independent music artists. In addition to our many artist interviews and event coverage, we offer many artist services including:

  • Promotional Livestreams to 1.2M+ followers
  • Social Media Management
  • Music Video Shoots
  • Photo Shoots
  • EPKs
  • Artist Websites
  • Single Promotion Campaigns
  • Music Industry Email List to 35,000+

  • American Country Music Association

    It's about the music and those who create it. It's about Country and Red Dirt Music. It's about National Independent Artists, Musicians and Songwriters. It's about the Live Music Venues, the Radio Stations and Media, the Agents, Promoters, Producers and Studios. It's about the Fans and reaching them on an effective broader scale. It's about everyone who touches the National Independent Country and Red Dirt industry. That's the American Country Music Association.

    Artist Resources | Songwriters Contest | Digital Distribution | Radio Promotion

    American Country Music Chart

    The American Country Music Chart is a digitally monitored airplay tracking chart for Independent Country, Red Dirt and Americana music powered by the American Country Music Association. Submit your single for tracking. ACMA members will receive discounts on digital distribution to radio as well as radio promotion packages.

    Fresh Indie Country Spotify Playlist

    Fresh Indie Country

    Center Stage Magazine created the Fresh Indie Country playlist to help promote independent country artists. The Fresh Indie Country playlist is released every Friday at 10am CT. We heavily promote our playlist on our website and social media platforms. This is a great way to get new exposure and gain new fans!

    Submissions Now Open for Season 2

    Indie Country Showdown

    The Indie Country Showdown presented by Center Stage Magazine is Nashville's premiere talent contest to feature the newest rising stars in country music. The current competition features 20 artists competing to be the Indie Country Showdown Grand Champion as determined by our celebrity judges panel that includes Keith Burns (Trick Pony), Adam Cunningham (The Voice Season 13), Tom Harding (Engineer and Producer John Denver, B.B. King, ZZ Top, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Molly Hatchet, Jason & the Scorchers, Intruder, Deana Carter, Pam Tillis, Olivia Newton-John and more), and Virginia P. Brick (SESAC, former President of the Women’s Music Business Association), with special finale guest judge John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band).

    We will begin accepting entries again on April 1,2024 for Season 2 of Indie Country Showdown at Ray Steven's CabaRay Showroom in September 2024! Enter and learn more below: