Teen Artist, Spencer Kane, Nominated for Next Big Thing Award
Kendallville, IN – December 5, 2014
18 year old, Spencer Kane, announces his first nomination for the Best Underground Artist at the third annual We Love Music Awards. The nomination was a direct result of the release of his debut full album project "RUNWAY" (Sep 2014) which has been garnering national and international attention. U.S. radio stations in the Hot AC format have been spinning the title track "RUNWAY" since early December 2014 and it is gaining more and more fan support along with turning heads in the music industry.
December 29, 2014 was an especially unique date due to Spencer's album reaching #1 on the Billboard Emerging Artist Chart. (billboard.com)
Spencer completed 2014 with having performed over 40 shows throughout the U.S. including three major festivals and a feature tour. The 2015 calendar has already been filled with two national tours which include 10 different states and featuring other emerging artists.
Spencer's music can be heard on Pandora Radio, Spotify, iTunes Radio, and more than a dozen other online stations. Countries also playing his music on terrestrial radio include the U.S., Canada, Australia, Brazil and UK.
Spencer Kane is a teen artist and TV sitcom actor born on October 26, 1996. At barely 5 years old he recorded his first music video as a lip sync to the song "Written on My Heart" by the Christian band Plus One. Raised in a Christian home as a son of a Pastor, Spencer has been around musical influence in and out of the church world. His first professional recording was released in June 2011 and he has been recording in New York, Nashville, Chicago and Atlanta ever since.
Best Friends (Jun 2011)
Best Friends Remix (Aug 2011)
Knowing (Nov 2011)
Best Friends Redux (Jan 2012)
Lovely Day (May 2012)
I Want That (Aug 2012)
The Christmas Song (Dec 2012)
One of THE Kind (Dec 2012)
413 (Feb 2013)
Move In The Right Direction (Feb 2013)
Blue Sky (Feb 2013)
Reason To Be (Feb 2013)
Don't Switch It Up (June 2013)
Well Done (June 2013 - Cover)
Falling For You (Nov 2013)
Cinderella (Dec 2013)
Speak Love (Mar 2014)
Favah (Apr 2014)
Runway (Jul 2014)
Heart Like You (Sep 2014)
Song For Love (Sep 2014)
Spencer signed a performance contract with iShine (Bema Media LLC) based in Nashville, Tennessee in June 2012. He is a recurring role on the TBN Network award nominated sitcom "iShine Knect" (as himself) and is a featured artist on iShine compilation CD's and DVD's as well as a featured artist in the iShine national tour each Spring and Fall since early 2013.
He is a regular teen who enjoys life apart from music.
When he's not performing at a concert or in front of a TV camera, he is a committed student-athlete having played basketball since age 4 and baseball since age 7. He is a devoted Christian and hopes his music will reach all ages with his positive lyrics and entertaining music.
His music has been described as "TOP 40" with a positive message. His fans have described his music as inspirational and the hundreds of emails he receives confirm that it has positively changed lives of the listener.
In between writing originals, Spencer has covered songs from artists like Maroon 5, Moriah Peters, Justin Timberlake, Jason Mraz, Plain White Tees, Cody Simpson, Justin Bieber, Andrew Allen, Tori Kelly, and Miguel.
"I consider Tobymac my biggest inspiration for music. I love how he creates music that kids like and listen to and still keeps the lyrics positive," said Spencer.
His debut EP "ONE OF THE KIND" released digitally on iTunes and dozens of other online sites in February 2013 and physically released in retail stores in CD form September 2013.
His newest album "RUNWAY" (Sep 2014) features new music produced by Grammy Winning Tyshane (Lecrae - Gravity 2013) among other award winning and platinum album producers.
Spencer is a National Spokesman for PACER Organization's NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION CENTER which takes him into schools throughout the Midwest to share his campaign BE ONE OF THE KIND.
In addition, he represents FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY through his involvement with iShine Ministries in Franklin, Tennessee.
He is an Artist Spokesman for REMEDY LIVE, a teen focused crisis prevention ministry based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Spencer has received reviews in several industry journals and publications like
I Am Entertainment Magazine
All Indie Artist Magazine
Music Review Unsigned Magazine
Disney Radio Club
Tween Pop Radio
Temperance Youth Magazine
and other publications in and around the Midwest USA.
Best Underground Artist Nomination (2015) - We Love Music Awards
BILLBOARD #1 - Best Emerging Artist (Dec 2014)
Back to back nominations (2012 and 2013) for Indie Pop Artist of the Year (AI Music Awards in Los Angeles).
Awarded Best Emerging Artist at the Lifelight Music Festival in Bethany, Missouri in June 2013. The win earned him main-stage performance in 2014.
The title track to his first full album project "RUNWAY" is played on Hot AC format radio in the United States (Dec 2014).
His music can be heard on FM stations in Sydney, Australia (R2DJ & Triple H), Chile (Canal 95), KGUP FM in L.A., The UK, France, and Croatia, and several online radio stations.
To learn more about him, view his PRESS KIT using the link on his website at www.spencerkanemusic.com.