“J.J. Crowne” Winner: Best Album and ”Toy Soldiers” Winner: Best Song (Folk/Singer-Songwriter)
Akademia Music Awards, Beverly Hills, CA. September/October 2013: “‘Beautiful, textured acoustic layers, a distinct voice and expert songwriting characterize this excellent collection of songs… J.J. Crowne delivers this haunting tale (‘Toy Soldiers’) with the right combination of spare acoustic instrumentation and profound lyrics.”
New York Times Music Contributor Phil Sweetland: “A passionate and timely musical and lyrical vision… a powerhouse career statement.”
Indie Music Digest: “Crowne is world-class… Nomination 2013 CD Of The Year.”
AudioCred Music Blog: “The tracks help you meditate on what love can mean… with great acoustic guitar melodies. “
Juniors Cave Online Music Magazine: ”Emotionally charged… a masterpiece.”
Rock ‘n Roll View: “A stunning collection of music…intellectually stimulating lyrics providing a very real and powerful source of inspiration.
The Miami Herald: “He can really write a lyric…songs were compelling nicely woven tales of love, loss and Lennon.”
Music Emissions: “A singer/songwriter for the 21st. Century… a true troubadour.”
Skope Magazine: “J.J. Crowne’s songwriting ability is poetically impeccable… the genuine spirit and pureness… is really second to none in my book.”
J.J. Crowne is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and screen actor from Miami, FL – whose self-titled CD was released Summer 2013 and includes newly-mastered versions of the 5 songs from his critically-acclaimed EP released in 2012 plus 5 new songs. By June 2013 over 1000 land, internet, satellite and syndicated radio stations worldwide were airing songs from J.J. Crowne’s 2012 EP. The EP’s title track, “Another Day Of Love,” became the #2 listener-voted song on www.worldtalentsradio.com (out of 300 charted songs), remained in their Top 10 for 3 months and then re-entered the chart at #2 again in August 2013. ”Best Of Intentions” became their #3 listener-voted song in May 2013. ”She And He” was voted by listeners into the Top 20 ‘Choons’ Chart of Europe’s www.musicworldradio.com.
As of January 2014, radio stations in over 70 markets across the U.S. had added the new album “J.J. Crowne” to their playlists, as well as stations in Canada, the Netherlands, the U.K., Germany and Japan. The album entered the Americana Music Association’s (AMA) national radio spins chart in August 2013.
The single “Only Time” climbed to #27 in the national Spins Tracking System (STS) Main Country Top 50 Radio Airplay Chart (December 2013) – one of only two indie releases on their charts – after being their #1 Up & Coming single in November .
The album remained in the Top 10 on the worldwide Roots Music Report (RMR) Folk Internet Airplay Chart for 12 weeks, and was #1 for two weeks – Oct. 24th and Nov. 1st. 2013.
A full list of radio stations playing ”J.J. Crowne” can be found under the Radio Play tab.
J.J. has recently entered the world of film acting and is a SAG-AFTRA eligible actor with a recurring role on “Graceland” (USA Network), a new character role on Nickelodeon’s “Every Witch Way,” several national TV commercials and co-starring roles in 3 indie films to be released in later 2015.
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