JENNiRADIO Rising Stars Sam&Nate have two upcoming performances you can check out:

Saturday, August 18th at 1pm at Cliff’s
Saturday, August 25th at 2:30pm at Coronado Center (near Sears)

If you’re an aspiring singer, and would like to join Sam&Nate at one of these events, check out the contests they’re offering by going to You’ll be submitting a video to their Facebook page, and you can find all the details and link on their web site.

Sam&Nate will also be joined by special guests Flow-Pops and Nicholas Martinez at the Coronado Mall Shop&Rock event on the 25th.

Claudia is the newest JENNiRADIO Rising Star. You’ll hear two of her songs – “3 Leaf Clover” and “Hollywood Sunset” – in rotation on AM 1240 in Albuquerque and at worldwide. Also, one of her music videos will be featured in a future episode of the JENNi20 Countdown.

If Claudia looks familiar to you, it’s because this Indiana native is already a seasoned actress. She played Bridget, Luther’s girlfriend, on the hit Disney XD show “Zeke and Luther.” She now plays Magnolia on the CW series “Hart of Dixie.”

You can learn more about Claudia on her Rising Stars page right here on

Claudia is also a generous supporter of the Jennifer Smart Foundation’s Find Your Voice program. To follow Claudia’s example, click here to make your own donation.

It took 16-year-old Claudia Lee (“Zeke and Luther” and “Hart of Dixie”) just two years to go from Hoosier teen to Hollywood starlet and rising country music singer. Although the journey has not always been easy, it’s one she hopes will continue for a very long time.

Originally from West Lafayette, Indiana, Claudia attended a performing arts camp in Vermont, where she met a friend who introduced her to talent agent Harry Abrams. He recommended that Claudia move to Los Angeles, where she could audition for film and TV projects.

With mother accompanying her, and father commuting between Indiana and California, Claudia moved to Hollywood to “test the waters.” Shortly after arriving, she landed a role in a national Comcast commercial with Zachary Levi from the TV series “Chuck” and in the short dramatic film “Circus Girl.” Next came Disney’s “Zeke and Luther,” in which Claudia plays Bridget, the romantic-interest of Luther (Adam Hicks).

“Adam is truly a nice person, and a lot of fun,” Claudia says. “Zeke and Luther was my first television job, so I had a lot to learn about the lingo and camera angles.”

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Flow-Pops is a Hip-Hop/Pop group consisting of 3 members – Shawn, AnaLisa and Marie Griffin. They are a father and daughter trio, that have been performing together since 9-year-old twins AnaLisa and Marie were only 4 years old. With the response they received performing at such a young age, they knew they had something special. With Shawn writing music and rapping, along with AnaLisa’s and Marie’s voices, they are definitely rising stars.

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Come on out to Coronado Center on Saturday, July 7th for a performance by Sam&Nate.

If you would like to share the stage with Sam&Nate and sing your song, click here to post your family-friendly YouTube link on the Sam&Nate facebook wall and include this title: Rock&Shop with Sam&Nate. Get your friends to post messages supporting your video, too! Get your video in by July 5th. The winner will be announced on July 6th!*

I will be at this event as well, with some silent auction items that benefit the Jennifer Smart Foundation, including a celebrity-signed item and something special from Sam&Nate. You can see the auction items beginning at 2pm, and Sam&Nate’s performance, featuring special guests Flow Pops and Harrison Wirstrom, starts at 2:30. You can find us in the mall near Sears.

Enjoy some great music and support charities while you shop. See you there!

(*Singing competition is solely the responsibility of Sam&Nate. AM 1240 JENNiRADIO and the Jennifer Smart Foundation cannot answer any questions about the competition or submissions.)

Sammi Hanratty is no stranger to the big and small screen, booking her first lead in a television movie starring opposite Lacey Chabert and Wendie Malick in ABC Family’s Hello Sister, Goodbye Life. Sammi quickly built her resume with three concurrent recurring roles on ABC’s Pushing Daisies (Young Chuck), The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (Holly), and CBS’ The Unit with her older sister Danielle.

Sammi’s success is not limited to her television career. She has remained in demand by starring in numerous feature films including two upcoming movies where she played lead characters: The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone, shot entirely on location in Thailand, and The Greening of Whitney Brown, playing the title character alongside Brooke Shields, Aidan Quinn, and Kris Kristofferson. Hanratty has also shared the big screen with some of Hollywood’s finest including Cuba Gooding Jr, Ray Liotta, Jim Carrey, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright and Cary Elwes. She worked with Oscar winning director Robert Zemeckis in the blockbuster, Disney’s A Christmas Carol, in which she had the opportunity to play several different characters.

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SAM&NATE are two brothers out of New Mexico, who’ve been playing music together since they were 7 and 5. They have continued to develop their musical talent, as well as acting and dancing. With both able to play multiple instruments, they work together on lyrics and melody in their songs. 

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Jake Austin Walker was born in Hattiesburg, MS to parents, Jay, an Occupational Therapist and Kim, a Pharmaceutical Rep and Business Owner. At the age of 4, Jake began participating in local theater with principal roles and singing solos. With encouragement from a drama teacher at the age of 8, Jake took part in a talent showcase in Orlando Florida. With much interest from Hollywood agents and managers, Jake moved to Los Angeles to take his turn in Tinsel Town.

Since touching down in 2006, Jake has landed roles in Film and TV. Some TV notables include BONES, TIL’ DEATH and IDENTITY. Jake has his feature film debut in these 2011 features; BURNING PALMS with Zoe Saldana, WWE features KNUCKLEHEAD with Mark Feuerstein and THE CHAPERONE with Paul “Triple H” Levesque. When Jake isn’t working on set, he is busy as a singer and songwriter.  Jake’s first original song, NO PARACHUTE, is now heard on JENNiRADIO.

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At an age when most girls are having a blast shopping, inviting kids over for sleepovers, going dancing with their friends, playing sports and experiencing their first crushes on boys, 11 year old vocal powerhouse Camryn is…singing about all of it, pouring her heart into every note and loving every minute of the journey.

A few months shy of releasing her debut single and album, she’s already won over thousands of fans around the world with her songs and videos on myspace and YouTube. Camryn’s infectious song “I Love Being A Girl” stands poised to become an empowerment anthem for her own generation, and boys and girls everywhere are dancing up a storm to “Move Your Body.” She’s already got a street team passing out a three song sampler at every Justin Bieber and Jonas Brothers concert across America, and two of her tunes will appear in the film version of Megan McDonald’s “Judy Moody and the Not So Bummer Summer,” due out next summer.

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Introducing Zachary, 16, and Eddie, 17, collectively known as Diverse. They have been singing and performing since a very young age and have performed leading roles in off Broadway productions, television, movies and commercials. Although their talents are truly diverse, their first passion is music.

When they’re not writing and recording with award winning Music Producer Eddie Galan, (High School Musical, Backstreet Boys, The Clique Girls, Myra), the pop duo can be seen performing at live music festivals throughout the tri-state area.  They were featured at Ashford & Simpson’s New Music Showcase in NYC and performed live at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem. Diverse was recently selected as finalists in the Six Flags “Fame, Fortune & Flags” National Talent Search sponsored by Jive Records. The selection garnered them a featured spot at Six Flags Great Adventure’s Arena opening for UK Artist, JLS and Hot Chelle Rae, where they performed to a packed house.

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