Loftin Creek Records showcased their new artist Kelly Parks at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. Prior to the performance they held a dinner at Merchant's, where Philip Gibbons was already a fan of the new singer. Gibbons works at WGSQ The Country Giant in Cookeville, Tennessee, and says Kelly has visited his station several times. He also cites Amber Hayes as another new artist to watch. "Most of the larger stations are heavily consulted but we have the opportunity to have a little larger play list which allows us to play some of these new artists," Gibbons notes.