Acklen Park’s “Great American Song” hits the Music Row Breakout Charts

By Dave Carew

Acklen Park—the country/pop duo featuring Marcum Stewart (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Andrea Villarreal (lead vocals)—has hit the Music Row Breakout Charts for the first time with “Great American Song.”  The song was co-written by Marcum Stewart, Shantell Ogden, and Bill DiLuigi.

Commenting on the significant of this development for his band, Marcum Stewart said, “The Music Row Breakout Chart is the ‘stepping stone’ for any emerging artist coming out of Nashville in country music.  It’s the first true credible chart to be recognized on as an artist within the industry.”

Stewart said hitting the chart has long been one of his dreams.

“And after this, I would love to get some action on the Billboard and Mediabase charts,” he said. “One of our biggest dreams [now] is to be able to hit the road for a Radio Tour so we can personally thank every single radio station that is playing us.”

Co-writer Shantell Ogden is equally appreciative and enthusiastic.

“’Great American Song’ is also my first Breakout Single as a writer and it’s definitely a dream come true,” she said. “When we wrote the song, we felt it was special. Seeing it played on radio is incredible. I’m truly grateful to Acklen Park, their fans, their fantastic promotions team, and country radio for believing in it.”

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David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter.” He also is a freelance book editor, publicist, and advertising/marketing/public relations writer.



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