Heidi Hamels has a deep love of the written word. That trait is something that comes to the Missouri native quite honestly. Her grandmother was a published author of close to twenty books, and she passed her love of poetry down. Along the way, Heidi developed a talent for music, and that has led her down a path that has included architecture and medical school, but writing has always been her first love. In 2018, Hamels is putting her creative zeal to work with the formation of HH Entertainment, and is also announcing the signing of her first two clients, Sara Spicer and Lee Gantt.
A native of Pennsylvania, Spicer’s musical talents first began to resonate with her family when she performed Judy Garland’s evergreen “Over The Rainbow” at age four. She began performing with her parents, and earned a slot opening for some of the biggest stars in Country Music, such as the iconic stylist Tanya Tucker. One of Spicer’s biggest musical moments (so far) came with her penning the emotional “Heaven’s Gate,” a song about the tragic passing of her mother. Among her live performances include Philadelphia Soul Arena Football League games and Yachtstock RiverJam, the 2014 Camden Freedom Festival, and Country Live at Harrah’s. Sara is currently in the studio, working on music for a forthcoming 2018 release.
Gantt hails from Columbus, Ohio, and honed his craft while attending college at The Ohio State University, performing at local clubs around the area. His music reflects the story-telling tradition of artists such as Hank Williams Jr and George Jones, while pushing the musical envelope in a likewise manner to today’s biggest artists such as Eric Church and Jason Aldean. He has opened shows for such chart-topping favorites as Dustin Lynch, Chris Young, and Colt Ford. Gantt has already started to develop a loyal legion of fans who follow him throughout his social networks, and have helped to make his 2017 debut EP Ruined This Town a critically-acclaimed favorite.
Though she is a relative newcomer to the music business, putting pen to paper is something that Hamels is quite familiar with. She has continued in the path of her grandmother, winning several contests for her poetry, which led her to a move to Nashville after she was encouraged to do so by a contact at Warner Music Nashville. She began working with Spicer and Gant, and confesses that their work ethic and drive has led her to take this major career step.
“There’s a lot of people out there trying to do the same thing we’re doing,” Hamels surmises. “All I know is these artists we are working with are both salt-of-the-earth type people and insane workaholics. They give everything they have to their goals, and we can’t wait to take them to the next level. 2018 is going to be a big year.”
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