Z107.3  wants to take the time to give you a little more information about the artists that you hear all day, everyday on Bangor's #1 Hit Music Station.

This week we put the artist spotlight on Avenue Beat.

GROUP MEMBERS' NAMES: Sami Bearden, Savana Santos, Sam Backoff

WHERE FROM: Quincy, Illinois

CONNECTIONS: Perez Hilton, Fadia Kader, Matthew Panzarino, Sara Bareilles, Scooter Braun, Maren Morris, Naya Rivera, Will Smith.


  • Two of the group members, Savana Santos and Sam Backoff were friends growing up
  • The group formed when all Santos and Backoff met Sami Bearden at a theater camp in high school
  • They are now based in Nashville
  • The group is signed to The Valory Music Co./Tape Room Records
  • The group's first EP, Avenue Beat, was released in July of 2019
  • They were named as an 'Artist to Watch' by Sounds Like NashvilleTaste of CountryThe BootNYCountry Swag and more
  • The group was 2020's 'Next Big Thing' according to MusicRow2020
  • The group was chosen as one of Music Choice's 'Country Rising 20' in 2020
  • The group was selected as a 'Listen Up' 2020 Artist by CMT
  • Avenue Beat was also a part of CMT's 'Next Women of Country Class of 2020'
  • The group released a TikTok video called "Lowkey F*ck 2020' which went viral and is the basis of the full length song that the Z plays now.  The video garnered 11 million views and lots of celebrity and social media attention.
  • The group added verses to their original 'Lowkey F*ck 2020' song and released 'F2020' in July of 2020, which you can see the lyric video for below and hear on the airwaves now on Z107.3.

All information obtained by Wikipedia.

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