Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Thanks to everyone who helps me share this song of mine.

I got an email today from a guy from Brazil that learned the chords and played this at a wedding.. ya never know :)

John Milstead  -  Hold Me Like You Mean It (A Tribute to the Troops)

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Suitcase iconJohn MilsteadWell it's official. Moving to Nashvegas (Nashville, TN) in a month or so. I guess Lauren is coming too since she will be the one with a job. I'll be writing, and working on my new project "The Trouble With Love" will release early Jan. Join my newsletter or Fan Page to get info on the project, upcoming video, and some dates! I'll be jobless for awhile so feel free to mail spare change and Ramen Noodles.

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B.B. KingThe Beau Rivage Resort and Casino - Biloxi, MS
Tuesday,  June 7, 2011

John Milstead will be performing in Biloxi, MS at The Beau Rivage Theatre for the Mississippi Grammy Legacy Celebration on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.  John will be playing at 4:00pm. The event will be hosted by actress Joey Lauren Adams and other performers include; B.B. King, The North Mississippi Allstars Duo, Shannon McNally, Jimbo Mathus, and Benjamin Wright.

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Tupelo Elvis FestivalFair Park, Tupelo, MS
Saturday, June 4, 2011, 7:00pm

John Milstead Band will be performing at the 2011 Tupelo Elvis Festival on the Fark Park Main Stage at 7:00pm.

Tupelo Elvis Festival - Fair Park Lineup:
Friday, June 4th
Gates open at 5pm

  • 5 – 5:45pm Jordyn Mallory
  • 6 - 6:45pm Ironwood Bluff
  • 7 - 8pm Busted Screen Door
  • 8:15 - 9:15pm Crossin’ Dixon
  • 9:30 - 10:45pm Ty Herndon
  • 11 - Midnight Black Berry Smoke


Saturday, June 5th
Gates open at Noon

  • 12 – 12:45pm Kirk Chism & Lost Hwy
  • 1 - 1:45pm Pay-Per-Blues
  • 2 – 2:45pm Kevin Waide Project
  • 3 – 3:45pm Memory Lane
  • 5 – 5:45pm Crashing Broadway
  • 6 – 6:45pm Hobo Hippie
  • 7 – 8pm John Milstead
  • 8:15 – 9:15pm Jonathan Singleton & the Grove
  • 9:30 – 10:45pm Spin Doctors
  • 11 – Midnight Jamie Davis & Soul Gravy

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Today ShowNew York, Today Show (NBC) - May 25th, 2011

John Milstead is set to sing on NBC's Today Show for Kathie Lee and Hoda on Wednesday May 25th, 2011.  You can look for John to be on the show around 11:00am (Central Time).

You can view John's video audition here:

You can view or comment on Kathie Lee and Hoda's facebook page here:

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Newsoriginal article published by Guelixa Garcia, Indie Music Universe

John Milstead is an artist you should not miss hearing live.  From a sound that mixes pop,rock,and soul, and a live vocal that is unbelievable.  What else would you expect from a guy who lives down the street from where Elvis was born and raised, Tupelo,Ms.  John is currently working on his new EP which releases this fall- while is first album "Sides of the Soul" makes it's debut onto Pandora Radio, and has sold over 3,000 copies in a short time.  All of the album was written, produced, and performed by Milstead.

Rarely does a debut album/demo by an independent artist sound as compelling as John Milstead’s debut offering, Sides of the Soul.  Heavily influenced by the likes of Sam Cooke and Don Henley, and true to his Tupelo roots, Milstead’s music is the perfect blend of pop, country and soul.  Growing up in Tupelo, Milstead was always around soul and gospel music, and found a way to weave those influences into his own music, always adding a twist of classic soul to his own pop melodies. ... view full article

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