Gone Country Hats Presents Whiskey and Cigarettes Country Radio Show is happy to announce the airing of their exclusive interview with Featured Artist, Melissa Pettignano. Ms. Pettignano joined award-winning host, Nik Bernitz Pizzigoni, to discuss her latest single release, “I Know You.”

The interview with Melissa Pettignano will air this coming Sunday, May 16th, 2021, between 11am ET-3pm ET. The live show airs on Military Brotherhood Radio at http://www.militarybrotherhoodradio.comWhiskey And Cigarettes is also re-broadcast on 39 internet and am/fm syndicate stations, and their affiliates around the world.  The show is also available on demand, on Soundcloud and at www.whiskeyandcigarettesshow.com.

At the age of seven years old, Melissa Pettignano started performing in schools, contests, talents shows, family functions, events, and of course her favorite place: The Church of the Lord singing Gospel music. In 2003, Melissa won f or Outstanding Soloist at the Six Flags Grade Adventure Competition. Melissa has won countless awards for singing, but she is also an author and has won awards in the literary field. After completing tenth-grade, she knew it was time to pursue her careers all the way. After discussing with her family, she was home-schooled for the last two years of her high school education. In that time, she was signed to IMTS – Industry Model and Talent Studios, at the bold age of eighteen. There is where she started with modeling, as well as the opportunity to be an extra in the Sony feature film Spider Man 3.

In 2015, Melissa, along with her father Raymond, worked with the Legendary Grammy-nominated multi-platinum producer Steve “Mr.Mig” Migliore on developing “Gave You One More Chance” into a remixed radio version and remixed extended version, as well as working on a single titled “Dear Lord Jesus”, also written by Melissa and her father. “Gave You One More Chance (Mr. Mig Radio Remix)” and “Gave You One More Chance (Mr. Mig Extended Remix)” both released in March 1, 2016 worldwide and both hit # 1 on Dec 11th, 2015 Billboard King of Spins Top 20. It hit all the major charts coming in the top 30 in the first week. As it worked its way up the charts, the Daily Voice along with other major news media announced them with press releases as nominees for the 2016 Awards. “Dear Lord Jesus” was nominated for a Native American Music Award in the Best Gospel/Christian/Native American Church recording. Currently, Melissa and her father Raymond worked with the legendary producer Eric Copeland of Creative Soul Records in association with Word Entertainment in Nashville and their team on a new polished release of
“Dear Lord Jesus” releasing Summer of 2018. For more information, please visit https://melissapettignano.com/.

Gone Country Hats Presents “Whiskey And Cigarettes Radio Show” is a weekly show, originating in Milan, Italy, hosted by the “Romeo of the Rodeo” Nik Pizzigoni.  Nik is a Nashville Universe Awards Winner, International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a New Music Awards Winner, AMG Heritage Awards nominee,  and an Independent Country Music Association nominee. The show features a unique blend of classic, current and indie country, trivia, contests, artist spotlights and interviews and Nik’s European charm. Previous guests have included Charley Pride, Hank Williams, Jr., Charlie Daniels, Steve Wariner, John Rich, Oak Ridge Boys, Lorrie Morgan, Bill Anderson, Luke Bryan, Bryan White, Travis Tritt, Lee Greenwood, Collin Raye and many others.  www.whiskeyandcigarettesshow.com.