This is our fourth Christmas here at Rivenmaster’s Place, and with each passing year we are blessed with an even greater abundance of new talented youngsters from all over the world. This year has been no exception and without question has been our biggest and most successful year yet! I want to thank each and every artist, their families, managers and promoters for their contributions to this site. Without them, Rivenmaster’s Place would not exist. We also would like to take this time to wish each and every one a Merry Christmas. Of course to you our readers and subscribers we wish you a very Happy Holiday Season and thank you for your continued support and gifts to this site which keep us going year after year!
Last year we brought you on a journey of Christmas’s Past, Present and Future. This Christmas we are pleased to present you with some extraordinary Christmas videos from some of our talented featured artists. To conserve space , we have linked each ‘Song Title’and ‘artists photo’to their New Christmas Video. After viewing each video, please be sure to visit their websites and subscribe to their social media sites.
Sam Santiago has really grown as an artist this year! In addition to appearing three times on television and performing at many prestigious events in California, he also released his Debut CD. I was honored to work very closely with Sam this year and look forward to many years of friendship and writing about him in the future! You can also find Sam on ITunes and Amazon.com
What can I say about Anthony Silva that I have not already shared or has not already been proclaimed by thousands of his fans? Aj Silva continues to be one to watch both now and in the future! His outstanding talent and perfect pitch along with his great looks makes him a sure candidate for signing in 2013! Aj Silva is a true star in the making, and I count myself honored to be called his friend. Aj also has one full CD and one Single available for sale on iTunesand CD Baby.
“I hope to be a positive influence and role model to others through my music and my actions.”
It’s been a big year of growth for Carson Lueders and his music since first appearing here on Rivenmaster’s Place. Carson’s fan base has exploded and is reaching around the globe. His YouTube channel continues to gain new subscribers daily and his fan base is now made up from faithful Carson Lueders fans from 109 different countries! (There are 196 total countries so that’s over ½ the world watching Carson’s videos) It took about 3 years to get his 1st million YouTube views but only 3 months to get his 2nd million!!! Now he has gone over the 3 million mark averaging 10-20K views a day.
Because Carson is so young, having just turned 11, he seems to be standing out and separating himself from the pack of older teen boys that are competing in the saturated music market. He is constantly being compared to other boys in the industry and often being called the next Justin Bieber, little Cody Simpson, or baby Niall Horan. But many of his fans assure him he is not the next of anything but the FIRST & ONLY Carson! Everyday fans send him words of encouragement, compliments and even marriage proposals. Carson appreciates it all, including all the fan videos and picture collages.
Carson has been playing and performing since age five. He has been a guest on local radio since age six, and has been featured on the local news throughout the years. At just the age of nine he also won a national songwriting contest.
Although he started out playing mostly country music, Carson is now leaning more towards pop music. Some have even said that Carson could be a cross over artist like Taylor Swift.
His Mother exclaimed;
“It’s been a great honor for many artists to acknowledge and complement Carson on the covers songs he has done. Some artists including Keith Urban, Aaron Carter and Australian teen Cody Simpson have even helped to promote Carson’s music through social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.”
I asked Carson if he would do an exclusive interview for this article and I’m pleased that he took the time to do so. The following is an excerpt from that interview: