ION INDIE MAGAZINE December 2015, Volume 19 - Page 92

ReverbNation Artist of the Month By J.B. Bridges Photography by Buddy Fisher Music by DIXIE STILL “Waitin’ On Me” On Me” This month, our REVERBNATION ARTIST of the MONTH hails from the North Carolina hills and brings you a heapin’ helpin’ of pot-licking goodness to satisfy your musical ears’ taste. DIXIE STILL has what it takes to fill your quest for old and new Country performed by one band. The Dixie Still Band is: HOLLY ROBINSON BRANCH--Holly Robinson Branch is from the small-town of Bessemer City, NC, and some may say she was born singing. Holly started singing at the age of 7 in local churches in her hometown, and is the youngest artist in the history of Gospel music to debut a song in the Top 40 charts--at the age of 13. Her success continued, as did her career, as she was nominated for the “Horizon Artist of the Year” and “Soloist of the Year” at THE DIAMOND AWARDS in Nashville in 1992. Branch’s talent doesn’t stop there, she was the founding member of the full-time Southern Gospel trio, “3 For 1”, who had eight Top 40 Hits and was credited with three “Gospel Music Fan Award” nominations. In addition to her role with Dixie Still, Holly currently manages, produces,and performs backing vocals for SON SOUND STUDIOS, Inc., in Bessemer City, NC. MATT BRANCH - Matt Branch is originally from Stanley, NC, and began singing at the young age of 8 at the church where his father was the Pastor. From Southern Gospel, to Country and Southern Rock, Branch has assisted in the formation of three performing bands over the past 13 years, in which he played various instruments and was highlighted as the lead singer. His talent has been showcased in various venues, where he has won multiple talent competitions. Matt has opened for American Idol finalist, BO BICE and BROKEN BOW recording artists CROSSIN’ DIXON. In addition to performing with Dixie Still, Matt currently works as a studio producer and A&R Director for SON WOUND WEST RECORDS. Matt and Holly have three children, Nevaeh (10 years old), Rylie (6 years old), and Preston (5 years old.) STEPHEN ROBERTSON - Stephen Robertson is from the good ol’ town of Mount Airy--also known as “Mayberry USA.” His career has led him to many opportunities to work with other well-known artists. Robertson sang professionally with three vocal groups, one of which he traveled with full-time. He has also been featured on various television and radio shows, as well as CD releases. Stephen is married to wife Brandi and their daughter Bailey just celebrated her 5th birthday in July 2013.