Originally hailing from Johnston County, North Carolina, Amanda has spent the past few years solidifying her status as a must-see performer in all areas of the state that built her into the woman she is today. Her roots can be seen through the lens of her family musical influence, which can be traced back to her grandmother, who led the 1st soprano section of the church choir. Eventually, once she was old enough to drive, Amanda was able to go off and sing as a part of many theatre and country variety shows in the area. Eventually, she put together a full band of her own and spent a number of years booking and managing the outfit herself as they traveled.
Amanda has built a solid reputation of performing a vast array of current and classic country music, classic rock, and mainstream pop alongside songs of her own that she shares with those who are willing to listen. Any given night, there's not a chance that someone walks out of the show without having a great time. Amanda's success has been validated with opportunities to open for top country acts like Chris Young and Justin Moore.
Anna recently achieved one of her greatest career accomplishments by releasing her second studio album, called “Storyteller.” The full-length album contains 12 tracks, all but one of which were written or co-written by Anna. She’s also playing on the road every chance she gets and is quickly growing her following all over the United States. “Who knows what will happen, I just pray about everything! I know that I was born to perform and everyday I count my blessings. I don’t know what God has in store for me, but I do know that He has blessed me with such a wonderful gift and it is my job to use it as He intended. I’m definitely learning what it means to pay your dues and I wouldn’t trade one single second of it for anything else in the world. Being able to wake up and do what I love doing is an amazing feeling. I can honestly say that I’m loving my life right now and where ever it may lead, I’m just here enjoying the ride.” - Anna LaPrad
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Enter Blue Honey, a husband and wife duo in Nashville, TN. Blue Honey is the result of the combined efforts of individually lauded performer/songwriters Troy Brooks and Kassie Jordan, who are each no stranger to attention and success as artists. “We’ve always gotten good reviews in our separate solo gigs,” says Troy. “When we play together, though, especially as an acoustic duo, the response seems to be overwhelming.” Kassie adds: “There’s something special about it, for sure. We seem to read each others’ mind in terms of harmony, too. It’s so easy to sing with him.”
I'm finally in Nashville TN, and chasing my dream!!! Who knows if this will take me anywhere, but I'm sure there will be some good stories come out of it either way!!! So lets see what happens, and at least make some NOISE!!!
The work of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Larry Redmon, the Dave Matthews Band, and Hootie and the Blowfish have all made a major mark on who Brandon has become as an artist. Regardless of the instrument of choice and the song of the moment, Brandon is simply Keepin' It Country!
Combining country, rock, pop and even the occasional hip-hop medley in his show, Chad has found a unique energy that fans gravitate toward. From the honkytonks of Nashville’s Lower Broadway to theaters, clubs and arenas all across the country, Chad has discovered a way to connect to fans in a special form. Allowing an escape from reality and transporting audiences to a place where people can simply be themselves to get lost in music they love. Chad’s show is like a crazy roller coaster ride that takes you on twists and turns in every emotional direction and then will leave you wanting more; waiting for you next chance to take the crazy ride all over again.
Distinguishable voice. Characteristic soul. Identifiable lyrics. You don't just listen to his music...you feel it. Among other great achievements, Chris has had the opportunity to open for national acts such as Dave Matthews Band, Toubabe Krewe, Lifehouse, and Check in the Dark. He recently released an EP titled "Another Way," that is available on iTunes, and is looking to release his first Nashville-based album in 2016.
His songs and singing style reflects the music that surrounded him growing up. Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, and Reba influence him. But his music is also flavored by the eclectic rock music he listened to as a teenager: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, CCR, Jimi Hendrix, Smashing Pumpkins, and the Foo Fighters, among others. Mix in a dash of contemporary country, and you have a soulful, rocking style of traditional country music that is Chris Shrader’s sound alone.You can find Chris electrifying stages and earning his allowance song by song as he did when he was a boy.
Chris Weaver was born to perform. Mixing southern rock, soul, and country blues, Chris and his band are inspiring crowds all around the world on the heels of releasing their sophomore CD, American Dreamer. Attending a Chris Weaver performance is a spiritual experience you don’t want to miss!
Dusty Hundley is an energetic live entertainer who fronts a highly talented five piece band. The show engages the crowd and gets them dancing, singing along and partying to the fun atmosphere Dusty creates. The big guitar and fiddle sound that is Nashville comes alive in his show which includes music from almost every genre taking you back through the years. It's loaded with the best classic rock, country, blues and pop. Dusty is known for his unpredictable impromptu medleys that captivate the crowd. This is an exceptionally entertaining show that must be experienced live!
GLEN MITCHELL moved to Nashville in 2001 from London, England. Since then, he has had a very successful career as a songwriter, bandleader and artist. Glen has toured with the following artists, playing lead guitar and on many occasions taking the role of band leader: DARIUS RUCKER, BILLY CURRINGTON, FRANKIE BALLARD, LONESTAR, JOE NICHOLS, JASON MICHAEL CARROLL, SARABETH, CHELY WRIGHT and many others. He has played countless sessions, most notably lead guitar on Billy Currington's platinum selling album "Doin' Something Right". In addition, he has made several TV appearance with the above artists, including Good Morning America, Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, Craig Ferguson, Bonnie Hunt, Emeril and Grand Ol' Opry Live. Currently, Glen is concentrating on his own artistic aspirations, and writing and recording in Nashville.
Harold Allen takes the life experiences that we all share, the events that touch our hearts and creates music that speaks directly to the soul in each of us. Whether in an intimate setting accompanied only by his guitar or onstage playing with his band the Bonfire Choir to thousands, he strives to connect with his audiences in a way that makes his music touch each of them. A cowboy through and through his life is steeped in the traditions of country, but Allen's music is stamped with his own unique style. He honors the past, but refuses to live in it and that is why he continues to push the boundaries of country music forward, creating an exciting new blend that is as emotionally potent as it is commercially appealing.
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A young veteran who's honed his songwriting skills and performing chops through years of live gigs in clubs and dance halls throughout his home state, James is equally adept at delivering heartbreak and humor, maintaining an earthy, organic honesty that stands in sharp contrast to the slick, gimmicky product that currently dominates the country charts."The love that I have for traditional country music is like a mission to me," James affirms. "For me, there's never been any consideration of 'Well, if I change this, I might sell more records.' For me, it's always been all or nothing, and this is how I do it."
Country artist and songwriter Jerry Jacobs landed onto Nashville’s music scene in early 2014, and has been making noise in Music City and across the nation ever since. Hailing from the coast of the Carolinas, the Charleston native draws influences from country legends and 90’s rock hit makers alike. “My first musical experience was a Hootie and the Blowfish concert when I was 5,” explains Jacobs. After finding his musical calling as a child, he immediately fell in love with the stage – a love affair that continues to this day and is apparent in his electrifying performances.
He began performing regularly on the World Famous Broadway in Nashville, which led to a recording contract with Canadian label, Red Boot Entertainment which led to a new CD, which led to a merger with Red Boot Canada and Bell Records Nashville and a new single “Lonesome Old Guitar” which is being released in the US and Canada on January 1, 2016. Keeping with tradition, John is now taking his show to venues in other states! In a short time John has also become a prolific songwriter having penned over half of his CD “Outlaw Rising” he is co-writing with songwriters Gary Gentry; “The Ride” (David Allen Coe, Tim McGraw), “We Didn’t See A Thing” (Ray Charles & George Jones), “1959,” (John Anderson), "Who Cares" (Ray Charles & Janie Frickie), "The Very Best Of Me" and “The One I Loved Back Then (The Corvette Song)” (George Jones) and SESAC Award Winner, Shawn Byrnes and others.
In Nashville, Joshua is collaborating with industry greats and other artists. He is creating, writing, performing, and sharing original music that has gained the respect of industry veterans and pros. His dream has no end. This is only the beginning for Joshua and his journey of connecting with others through music.
Keenan grew-up playing in his dad's country band in Colorado. Keenan first started out by holding an unplugged guitar and pretending to be a part of the band at the age of four. But he kept practicing and by the time he was ten he became the lead guitarist for the band. It was the perfect training ground for the future that lay ahead of him. Now Keenan Date has honed his skills into one incredible talent. His strong abilities as a writer, guitarist and vocalist are quickly becoming known all over Nashville
The Larry Williams Band features a horn section consisting of trumpet, trombone and saxophone. A rhythm section with piano, bass, guitar and drums, a female and male lead vocalists. All of the musicians are capable of singing lead. Our arrangements are professional and musicians are second to none.
"I play music because I really love it. I love what it does to people. I love how a certain song can take them to a particular place or time that taps into a memory or emotion that touches, or maybe even changes them in a way they will never forget." The importance of faith, home and family, and the idea that where you're from shapes who you are, are the recurring themes of Mark's music. Born and raised on a small farm in Choctaw County, Mississippi, Mark developed an early love of simple lyric songs that tell a story. From Southern Gospel super groups like The Happy Goodman Family and The Hinson's to the early Bakersfield sound of Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, the smooth crooning of George Strait to the hillbilly rock of Marty Stuart, and the heartbreak that could only be told through the voice of George Jones, all of these show their influences on FIELDS OF HOME, Mark's first CD of original material. "I try to write songs that people can identify with and that make sense. That's what I was going for with this record." From the contemplations of life and legacy expressed on the title track and "The Man My Momma Tried to Raise", to the soul-searching examinations of identity after love lost on "Would It Do Any Good" and "Finding Me", the songs show Mark's honest, emotional perspective. "Trailer Park Trash" speaks for itself, and "Honky Tonk Rockstar" offers a taste of life as seen by a working musician on Nashville's historic Broadway music scene.
The Martin McDaniel Band is one of the hottest up and coming bands to hit Nashville and country music in quite some time. With McDaniel's soulful voice and fiery guitar playing leading the show, the bands tight vocals and stage presence lights up the room everywhere they go. Look for the Martin McDaniel Band in a town or city near you!
The experience and practice of regularly performing on stage began to bring Marinchick high praise and recognition, which eventually grabbed the attention of Century Music Group label founder and music producer Art Ward. "Matt is the whole package; a talented singer, a strong songwriter, a skilled musician, an eager, hard working over-achiever, and a real go-getter. You can't go wrong with an artist like that," says Ward.
All the way from Nashville, The Matte Gray Band consistently bring the house down with unparalleled musicianship, killer three-part harmony vocals, and a crazy party-throwing setlist. They are headlining at all the best honky tonks from Broadway in Nashville all the way to sunny San Diego and most recently have been in the studio crafting their very first and much anticipated original EP. The Matte Gray Band is Jared Gray on lead vocals and guitar, Matt Griffith on vocals and electric guitar, Tim Hull on lead guitar, and Olajuwon Jackson on drums
In 2011 Sam Hayes (Lead Vocals | Acoustic Guitar), Josh Gramling (Lead Guitar | Vocals) and Moises Padilla (Drummer | Vocals) met and instantly felt a musical connection. Not only did the trio mesh well together in the writing room and studio but they also found themselves becoming close friends on a personal level. They hit the streets of Lower Broadway in Nashville and began playing shows all across town. One day they realized if they were going to keep playing together they might as well pick a band name. They had seen an old Eddie Rabbit Album on the wall at famed Broadway Honky Tonk, Legend’s Corner titled, “Radio Romance” and it was an instant sell. Radio Romance was born and the guys have been writing, recording and touring ever since.
Rickie Lee Tanner grew up in Belton in a town with strong musical roots, just south of Kansas City. His grandfather was a professional guitarist and shared his love of country music classics with Rickie from a very early age. Rickie has been entertaining crowds of all sizes nearly his entire life, getting his start playing Opry shows in the Kansas City area when he was just a kid. In his late teens he began fronting bands that played in the smoke-filled bars, honky tonks and dance clubs all over the midwest. During his career Rickie has shared the stage with some of biggest names in country music. Rickie has brought his high-energy show to bars, clubs, fairs and festivals from Minnesota to Texas and nearly everywhere in between. Consistently logging over 150 shows per year.
I just released my first 15 song album. If you can come catch a show, I guarantee a high energy show full of originals and your favorite covers to make you forget about everyday life.
Born and raised in New York Siobhán grew up in a family immersed in Irish Traditional Music and Dance. Siobhán learned all she could want to know about the foundations of music under the teaching of classical violinist Roberta Kaufman Stalzer. For nine years she was classically trained on violin and viola, as well as flute, completing highest levels in all instruments. Over her 'classical years' she played with various symphonies and orchestras including the esteemed South Shore Symphony.
The Skallywags consist of very multifaceted and multitalented musicians. They put on an entertaining array of musical genres, and the impressive powerful vocals of Kristine, has a way of engulfing so much power and attitude that truly makes any song she sings, that of her own. But Kristine is not the only one whose voice fills the room. Mike and James also share on the vocals, along with their spectacular guitar playing skills. The Skallywags is a melodic collaboration that manifests passion into beautiful, compelling live performances.
Angsten’s love for music began when he was just 10 years old. Alone in his room, Angsten would write and record music on a four track digital recorder for hours on end. By the time he was 13 he was rockin’ in bars with his father and younger brother in their family band American Pie. With music blaring through the smoky bar rooms, Angsten knew that music was his calling.
He is known for his genuine personality and blue-collar work ethic (which has been instilled in him by his parents) always taking time to thank folks (and support staff) that attend his shows. He’ll throw you a party, then come shake your hand and have a beer with you. With over 270 shows a year, Wes is one of the hardest working musicians in Nashville today. For 3 years Wes was the front man for the band Barefoot Renegades based out of Nashville. In each of those years the band played over 200 shows a year in 15 different states and 56 different cities. He has been fortunate to open up for artists such as Jake Owen, Randy Rogers Band, Randy Houser, Buddy Jewel, & Shooter Jennings. In July of 2013, after a new lineup was installed, Wes decided to change the name of the band to the Wes Cook Band. The WCB is made up of some of the most talented musicians in the Nashville circuit
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By way of Tampa, Florida, Adam Bruno has won his way into the hearts of his friends and fans throughout the United States and Eastern Europe. Independently, he has recorded and released an EP (Under Your Sleeve) and a full length album (Places In Between); scheduled for a July 1, 2014 release. The catchy melodies and rich truthful lyrics, paired with a rock undertone are sure to leave a lasting impression
Mike Beach is another guy with a guitar in the way that a hurricane is just another strong wind. With a nuanced voice, rhythm-centric guitar style and high caliber songwriting talent, Beach captures the essence of what it means to be a country music performer. Add to the mix a compelling charisma which lures audiences to his stages time and again, and you’ll understand why Beach is becoming a favorite within Nashville’s vibrant music scene – and beyond.
Playing guitar since I was 14.
As an artist and musician, I have made sacrifices over the years to follow my dreams and pursue my passions for music and singing. It has been both an exhilarating and humbling journey. I have given up a lot and turned down opportunities to excel financially so that I can continue chasing this dream of mine and I don't regret it for one minute because it has lead me to all of you - my fans and the main reason I get so much joy out of what I do.A few years back, I was privileged and proud to release my first record "This is Gonna Hurt". It was a great first step in making this dream a reality and a learning experience on so many levels.
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While Kari and Billy have both experienced personal success in their music careers, they have decided to take the stage as a duo and have begun to weave their personal, unique talents together to create something truly special. Coming from opposite ends of the country, with very different backgrounds, the two met in Nashville and were drawn together not only by their similar taste and love for music but also their views on life. Their true love for music shines through and warms the hearts of listeners wherever they go.
As Lead Guitarist and Background Vocalist for some of Country Music’s best up and coming artists, Matt Bigler has toured the southwest and across the US. He has honed his skills as a guitarist and performer over the years playing a variety of stages from small clubs to large venues and stadiums.
Kasey Rae and her brother have performed together all their lives as a duo, and learned to take the stage and perform at Donk's Theater in front of 500 people every other Saturday night at a young age. Donk's was once a movie theater back in the 1940s and became a Country Music Theater in the 70s. This place made Kasey Rae who she is today. Although Donk's was way out in the sticks, it attracted people from all over the country!
With their aptly titled debut CD, "Take A Ride!" ,the aspiring country duo FarCry is not only knocking on doors, they are blowing the locks off every honky tonk in Nashville as thirsty fans chug back their longed for traditional sound, rock style energy and school boy meets The Highwaymen good looks. David Latham and Greg Higley met at a small church outside Nashville, TN. Both being from small towns in the mid-west, the set up your own chair take it back down after the prayin's over atmosphere attracted them both separately but landed them side by side on a makeshift worship stage
Brandon’s talent as a singer and musician, along with his heartfelt vocals and his ability to connect with his audience, breathe soul into his music. “I have a great love and appreciation for the roots of country music. We all owe such a huge debt to those that have gone before us,” says Brandon. “I believe that those folks expect us to pick the ball up and move it on down the field, just as they did. That’s what I’m all about.
With influences such as Waylon Jennings, Vern Gosdin, Merle Haggard, and Craig Campbell, it’s no wonder why stylistically, Mark’s songs are a cross between George Jones and young Eric Church. His songs have an honesty – a realness – about them. They’re written from the heart, they’re meant to be heard, and they impact listeners. The passion he has for songs and songwriting comes through in his performances and leaves a lasting impression on listeners.