THE STAGE’S MUSICIAN CORNER
Featuring Local Country Singers In Nashville
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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 Band
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!
Whiskey, Cash And Roses
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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!
Rickie Lee Tanner
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.
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.
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Adam Bruno Band
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
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Becki McLeod Band
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
Garrett's first single, "Good Time" was released December 10, 2015, it became a success when it started to climb the Reverbnation Charts. With thousands of digital downloads, "Good Time" charted in the top 40 country singles for 3 consecutive weeks and made some of spotify's new country playlists. With much anticipation, Garrett will be releasing his debut EP in April, 2017.
Rob Muzick Band
Rob is an all-inclusive musician, meaning he plays, he sings, and he writes. He remembers hearing The Beatles for the first time and being in awe that “these seemingly normal people had ‘made up’ these amazing songs.” Naturally, he wanted to take a stab at songwriting too – and boy did it work! After moving to Nashville at the age of 24, not only did Rob use music and songwriting as a means to make ends meet, but also as an outlet for emotions. Some of his best songwriting has occurred during heartbreak, which makes that heartbreak worthwhile.
After meeting at Berklee College of Music, The Outliers continued their own individual music projects before coming together in the winter of 2016 and establishing their own combined group. Each member brings their own musical experiences to the table and creates a unique listening experience. Since their arrival on Lower Broadway, the band has built a reputation as one of the most energetic, in-demand bands on the strip. Be sure to check out the band during one of their many shows.
Shane Chisholm is a Canadian born award winning Country/Americana artist working out of Nashvile, TN .In addition to his 4 CCMA (Canadian Country Music Assosiation) awards
Chisholm was voted Alberta's very first Male Artist of the Year from
the Alberta Country Music Association and has received several nominations
for CCMA Roots Artist of the year.
Shane was profiled in The American Publication "Country Weekly Magazine",
received a 4 Star review in The UK's Maverick Magazine and nominated for
Country Recording of the Year through the Western Canadian Music Awards.With a solid reputation as an interactive entertainer, you will alway find
him leading sing-a-longs and various activities to invole the audience
Toting a Martin guitar, Hali is always at the ready to sing a song. She’s been singing since she was a toddler and started playing her guitar when she was 13. With many influences throughout her young but seasoned life, she could tell you about some all-time favorite performers of hers – such as LeAnn Rimes and Dolly Parton.
Being in Nashville brings a unique exposure and because there’s so much live music there she doesn't have much reason to listen to her iPod. However, she does have Lynyrd Skynyrd and Rebecca Lynn Howard in her iTunes lineup. When thinking about influences, what comes to her lips immediately is the indelible influence that her family has had on her life. Tender reverence is revealed as she speaks of the support and assistance she has received from her daddy, her mama, her grandmother (‘nanny’) and the rest of her family.
Her musical exploration of other artists began with an interesting mixture of styles. Her first cassette was given to her as a gift from her daddy - the LeAnn Rimes Blue album. She also recalls receiving The Essential Dolly Parton album later on. The first concert she attended was Carmen, a gospel concert. Her favorite band is Lynyrd Skynyrd (and thanks to her daddy, she can play some Skynyrd!) These early introductions are frequently evident in the tone and timbre of her vocal expressions.
Kinsey Rose is a singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN, whose powerful vocals and poignant lyrics have won over audiences around the world. She is an artist in residence at some of Music City's most iconic venues, notably the famous Legend's Corner on Broadway, and she can also be found performing regularly at the Bridgestone Arena during the NHL Predators games.
Kinsey's music has taken her around the world on US and European tours. She recently performed at one of country music's biggest festivals in France, the Festival Country Rendez Vous, and toured extensively in the UK, Scotland, Denmark, France, and Norway. In the US, she has played from Alaska to California, Texas, Pennsylvania, and everywhere in between. Among her recent appearances are performances opening for Mark Chestnutt in Napa Valley and Colt Ford in North Carolina.
Kinsey recently released an album entitled “Fair Weather Love” featuring country music icon Vince Gill and produced by Justin Schipper.
This summer, you can find Kinsey performing at three festivals in Norway and one in the UK, as well as other concerts across the US and Europe. For more details, check the tour dates on this site.
Mark Ramsey Band
Wes Cook Band
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Whiskey, Cash, & Roses
Holland Marie is one of the most talented female vocalist you will ever hear!! She rocks the stage everytime she performs. She loves Country music, however Southern Rock with a touch of blues seems to be her calling...playing everything from Patsy Cline to Bruno Mars and Garth Brooks to Journey Hollands stage show never has a dull moment.Holland Marie can hold her own against any band in the area and once you've seen a show, you're sure to be an instant fan.
Jamie Michael Band
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Cory Farley Band
After graduating from college and performing around the valley for years, in 2010 Cory set out to pursue a full-time music career in Nashville, TN. He now has his own band and has since opened up for artists such as the Legendary Marty Stuart. In early 2013, Farley signed a deal with an entertainment company and is now invading stages nationwide. With his signature voice, drive, and unforgettably wild shows, Cory Farley is one musician to keep an eye on as his name ascends to stardom. This is undoubtedly not the last you have heard from him.
Matthew got his first taste of guitar at the age of three, when he received a toy
guitar for Christmas. He started taking lessons in the second grade and won his first
electric guitar in the 2007 James Burton Foundation’s Guitar Showdown. Inspired by
artists such as The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and John Mayer, Matthew
combines elements of country rock, pop and blues into his music. When Matthew
was just 12 years old, he formed his own band and The Matthew Davidson Band
made their debut in 2010.
Taryn Papa is an energetic country singer-songwriter- performer originally from Connecticut. Her love of music began when she was introduced to piano by her grandfather, which led to teaching herself acoustic guitar. Taryn began booking her tours and managing herself at 16, bringing her over a decade of professional experience. Performing over 270 shows per year, you can find her downtown on Nashville’s famed Broadway and touring around the country.
Kristine Kabbes and The Skallywags
Colton Steele Band
Jared Gray Band
Jered Ames Band
Born and raised in the Midwest, Jered grew up working on his grandparents farm where the transistor radio hanging in the barn was tuned to the local country station. The inspiring voices of George Strait, Alan Jackson, Mark Chestnutt, and more echoed off the walls every day.
His desire to play music was instilled by his grandmother. One of his earliest memories is sitting next to her at the piano while she taught him the notes on the keyboard. Guitar, drums, and singing naturally followed and he started a band before he was a teenager. His high school years were spent performing for friends and family at local restaurants and talent shows.
Jered’s musical endeavors progressed professionally once he moved to Chicago for college. While obtaining his bachelor’s degree at DePaul University, Jered moonlighted in various bands around the city. Over the years the genres of the groups he played with spanned from country to pop to rock.
He decided to form his own band in 2011. They performed anything from 90’s to current country hits. In addition to frequent shows at Bub City and like venues, his band played weekly ‘country night’ residencies at The Hard Rock Hotel and The Wit Hotel.
By 2015, the decision was made to move to Nashville. Before boxes were even unpacked, he was booked 5 nights a week at some of the most famous honky tonks on Broadway with a band of hand picked players. Drummer, Robert Blair (Kelly Pickler, Clay Walker, Aaron Tippin), guitarist Aaron Currie (Josh Turner, Craig Campbell), and Grammy nominated bassist Jeremy Middleton (Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen). Today, they have been playing 200+ shows a year in Nashville and as well as private engagements around the US.
Jered co-wrote the Canadian country music charting single, HUNT, for new artist Darcy John and he has also co-written songs for artists Luke Betchner and Ben Klick who are working on upcoming releases.
Currently, he is working on his debut EP release (2020) which will echo the 90's country icons he was inspired by growing up.
Caldwell Jack and The Six Pack
The Olson Band
The Olson Bros Band burst onto the country music scene in 2013 when the won the Battle of the Bands at Capital Lake Fair in Olympia and also won a national songwriting contest for their hit song "Sunrise" in the Texaco Country Showdown where they won $5000, a trip to Nashville to consult with a publishing company, and got introduced at The Grand Ol' Opry. The band originated in Olympia, WA and is lead by singer/songwriters Luke and Isaac Olson. They are known for their tight brotherly harmonies and the fun energetic vibe they bring to their live show! They are currently playing shows all over the Northwest and Nashville, and are in the midst of a heavy 2018 tour schedule up in the Northwest where they play at country music festivals, weddings, concerts in the park, and Wineries. They have had the opportunity to open for some big time acts recently including Craig Morgan, Justin Moore, Sammy Kershaw, High Valley, Adam Craig and the list goes on! The Bros have also recently been enjoying a little time on the radio waves throughout Washington for their new single "If I Find You” (which has garnered over 700,000 streams on Spotify). Isaac and Luke love performing but also enjoy writing music and have spent some time writing songs down in Nashville, collaborating with some big name writers including Brandon Kinney (Who has written songs for Randy Houser, Craig Campbell, Cole Swindel and many other famous acts), Jodi Marr, and Canadian Country Star Johnny Reid. Their newest EP “A New High” released May 2018 and is available now on iTunes and Spotify!
Conner Sweet Band
Ever since I was a little kid, I have loved music--particularly country music. I come from a long line of singers and musicians, so I guess it's only natural that I would have a real passion for it. I love the styles of country legends such as George Jones, Johnny Cash, and George Strait. I also really enjoy modern music, and some of my favorites are Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.
I currently spend my time writing and pursuing my dream of becoming a traditional country artist. I am a member of BMI in Nashville, and I have been blessed to write with some of the best writers in the business. I play regularly at venues around the Nashville area. You can find my first official music video, "Young and Dumb," on YouTube and Vimeo. I plan to release my debut EP this year.
I appreciate the support I get from my family, friends and fans. It means a lot. I hope to see you soon! Watch the site for news on upcoming events!
Troy Brooks Band
Troy Brooks holds the crowd in the palm of his hand any time he hits the stage. A true entertainer, he knows what any crowd wants and he delivers with a consistency seen only in the best of today’s artists. Ever since moving to Nashville, his raw energy and excitement on stage has turned heads in most of Music City’s clubs and bars, making him a crowd favorite. Any chance you get to see Troy Brooks perform, you’re guaranteed to not be disappointed. He gives 110% every time he hits the stage… check him out the next chance you get!
Hailing from Sharon, MA, a small suburb of Boston, Ferrara’s life actually began on stage when his mother went into labor while performing in the Sunday choir. It was as if the joyful noise was calling to him, and he needed to be a part of it. Since that day, his voice has been begging to be heard.
By age three, he was performing in talent shows and even had The Star Spangled Banner completely memorized, which would come in handy when he recently performed at New Era Field in Buffalo and Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. As he grew up, his voice would earn him spots in theater companies and performance troupes, touring around the New England region, including being selected to sing at Symphony Hall in Boston and Carnegie Hall in New York City. In high school, he was in all of the choirs and held leading roles in multiple musicals, but he was also a multi-sport athlete.
“I credit my parents for that,” Ferrara says. “My brother and I had interests all over the map, and they never told us we couldn’t pursue something, especially if we enjoyed it. I’d go from choir rehearsal to football practice. I’d sing the National Anthem before basketball games then take the court as the starting point guard. It was just who I was.”
Aaron Patrick is a 24 year old pianist and country artist from Nashville, TN. He’s an alumni of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
Aaron puts on a high energy show filled with his blues/soul take on modern country hits, and throw-backs that everyone can sing along to.
Henry Martin Band
Nashville recording artist Grace Maher is a rising star in modern country music. Grace grew up in Kansas occasionally singing in church with her family. She honed a voice of versatility that is both reminiscent of old school and modern country. Grace made the move to Nashville in August of 2015 to pursue music full time. Before the move Grace was an artist in the Kansas City area with a band called Grace Maher & the Wayward Sons. While in KC Grace had the honor of doing numerous radio performances and interviews, releasing an EP and was featured in a cover story about her musical journey in Ink magazine. A highlight during this period included shooting a music video in Malaysia for the song “Leave It All Behind”.
Since the move to Nashville Grace has had the opportunity to collaborated with members of Loretta Lynn, Ray Price, Blake Shelton, Tanya Tucker, Tyler Farr, Chase Rice, and Trick Pony's bands. Grace has been busy in the recording studio as well, doing sessions for other artists and singing her own songs showcasing her songwriting talent. Grace put out two singles last year, “This Could Be Heaven" and “Whiskey & Jesus”. Grace is currently preparing for her next single release and continuing work on her new EP while performing in Nashville. Grace’s stage performance is high energy and is best described as genuine. A characteristic that is even more evident when you meet her in person.
Francelle is a petite powerhouse, singer-songwriter from Canada’s East Coast. Her unique vocal styles are most often compared to our great country music legends Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton. Francelle is also an accomplished guitar & mandolin player and always brings the house down with her nonstop energy and world class performances. She is currently recording her brand new EP with original songs in Nashville. Bringing back the vintage style in country music, her current single “Tell Me Why” is available on iTunes. She has quickly expanded her music career nationally on “Canada’s Got Talent” performing for millions of viewers. Francelle is known across the globe for her very unique and incredible yodelling skills. In the summer of 2016, she performed as the headliner for “World Yodel Day” in South Korea. With hundreds of videos on the web, she became a YouTube sensation with over 1 millions views. Francelle has recorded two full length albums in Nashville, Tennessee. Her music can be heard on 100 radio stations across Canada. Recording her last album, Francelle collaborated musically with internationally known musicians such as Regi Wooten, B James Lowry (Michael Jackson, Leann Rimes) Michael Rojas (Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan) and many more… These albums have been recognized in Canada as #9 in Country Music News and a nomination for the East Coast Music Awards. Already having 1,000 shows under her belt, Francelle is a force to be reckoned with on stage. After touring all over Canada, Switzerland, southern California, Las Vegas and Nashville. she quickly gained recognition and won Best Band of 2017 in the Inland Empire and OC Weekly's Best Live Band of 2017. This young singer is officially endorsed by Gold Tone Instruments. Francelle has already opened for CMA award winning Maddie and Tae, American songwriter Easton Corbin, Nashville's very own Canaan Smith and Billboard chart climbers, Midland.
Francelle’s undeniable charm and dynamic vocals always leave a long lasting impression.
Soon after heading to St. Lawrence University to study Performance & Communication Arts, Blaine entered the Texaco Country Showdown, which is a nation-wide country music competition. He advanced to the regional finals and because of his performance, Blaine was recruited by the Fulton Chain Gang as their new lead singer. FCG is a New York State country band with a 20-year history. During his three years with FCG, Blaine opened for national acts like Justin Moore, Easton Corbin, and Josh Thompson. He reignited the band with fresh ideas and played a major role in the release of their first album, contributing five original songs while averaging 70 shows per summer. His experience with FCG was incredible and his band mates gave him the opportunity to develop his stage presence, singing, and songwriting, while also giving him valuable studio experience. Because of this, and with the support from his band mates, friends, and family, Blaine has decided to take his career to the next level and move to Nashville.
Tim Thurman Band
Tim Thurman is an American Country Recording Artist in Nashville, Tennessee.He grew up in Northern California and served in the US Army.Tim is also the grandson of a Buckaroo from the Buck Owens Band out ofBakersfield, Ca. His grandfather is who encouraged him to make the move to Nashville in 2016 and is what inspired the song he wrote titled, “Nashville.” Which Tim calls, “a true song.” Tim released his Self-Titled EP in October 2018 and "My Hometown" in November following the Camp Fire in California. Keep’r was released in June 2019 and is now available for streaming, Download, and on Country Radioand
Soulful singer/songwriter, troubadour and live music enthusiast. Kenny P's original songs take the listener on a ride, through the years, from Cleveland to Arizona, to Nashville and back again.
Kenny P attended ASU, studying Music Theater and vocal performance. While in Arizona, he wrote and played music, adding to his very particular style as a singer/songwriter. Kenny P later moved back to Cleveland Ohio where he continued to evolve and perform as both an acoustic artist as well as the lead male vocalist of a popular Top 40, high energy cover band.
After a move to Nashville, with his wife, in 2015, Kenny P settled in playing music at the infamous honky tonks in Nashville, TN. He was a featured contestant on NBC’s The Voice in 2016, on Team Gwen, where he shared his strong vocals and edgy style.
Since living in Nashville, he has worked with accomplished guitar player, Paul Sgroi, to bring together and collaborate with a group of talented and versatile musicians. This group of good ol’ boys, known as “Buddy Row” brings together classic country, blues and southern rock with 4 part harmonies and a flair of jazz on lead guitar. Recently, you may have heard and seen Kenny P in Cleveland, Houston, Muscle Shoals, Bowling Green, Nashville, and more! The music he writes and performs has a blues and soul vibe with his personal touch of funk.
Shelby Lee Lowe
Shelby Lee Lowe is a Modern Country artist heavily rooted in Neo-Tradition. Listeners can quickly hear echos of Bakersfield blended with contemporary lyrical styles and Indie-Rock influence. As a singer-songwriter, Shelby puts enormous conviction into the songs he writes and performs, a princple only enhanced after graduating with a degree in Music Business from MTSU and signing his first publishing deal with Banner Music in Nashville, TN. In 2016 he released his self-titled debut record on Banner Music Records. The release signaled a national tour hitting venues from coast to coast and small towns in between. When off the road he filled his calender with co-writing with experiened hit-makers learning how to maneuver his way through the difficult obstacles of the music industry, all the while honing his craft and preparing himself for a long music career.
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Mathew was raised to never give up, work hard at everything he does, and to treat people with respect. He has used these values to further his music career. He has played among several successful establishments in Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, and surrounding states. Although raised in a small town, Barringer is no stranger to the big city lights. He recently played in several locations in Nashville, Tennessee including The Bluebird Café, Honky Tonk Central, Full Moon Saloon, Back Alley Diner, Rippy’s Bar and Grill, and the Swingin’ Door Saloon. Not yet signed with a record label, Mathew Barringer hopes to accomplish his dream of being a professional country music singer someday. Mathew is always looking to improve himself and his talent. He is no stranger to life’s hardships and set-backs and uses these to fuel his motivation. Barringer is currently working on original music for his debut album which will be finished by the end of February.
Since moving to Nashville Eric has been working on his craft with other song writers and playing in every honkytonk that he can. He has been working on his technique and trying to create his own sound but not falling too far from that Traditional Country Sound that has influenced him. Eric has worked with techniques derived from top professors at the New England Conservatory and pushed himself with the help of these connections to work thousands of hours on honing his skills to the level they are today.
Over the years in Nashville, Eric has built up his reputation to working with major acts, Sharing the stage with some of the biggest names like Merl Haggard, Dustin Lynch, Big n Rich, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Craig Campbell, Chris Stapleton, Lee Brice, Dierks Bentley, and so many more. He has played live on air all over the world for WSM Radio, the station that brings you the Grand Ole Opry. Writing with some of the top Penners in the Industry, Eric’s powerful voice and songs draws in the crowd which evolves into a high energy show. With mentoring help and friendships from unforgettable names like Little Richard, Donna Douglas, TG Sheppard and Pop Star Tiffany, it’s no surprise Eric is making name for himself in the music capital of the world.
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Every so often, a genuine and authentic voice cuts through the speakers that connects. Nick Smith is one of those voices... A country boy at heart, Nick grew up in the rural community of Enville, Tennessee, dreaming of the day he would make his way to Nashville to pursue music. Throughout high school and college, Nick played baseball, including a successful stint at Troy University. In 2005 he reconnected with his love for music, creating a band that played a variety of college towns in the southern United States. His reputation as a great singer and lively entertainer began to spread. In 2013, Nick kicked it up a notch, moving to Nashville to fulfill his lifelong dream of making it big in Country music.
David Black and The Headlights
Four Nashville musicians with a burning desire to play music that doesn’t suck.
Josh Gallagher writes songs destined to root themselves inside your brain and bring you back to the first moment you heard them, every time you listen; he’s not just making music, he’s crafting memories.
Doggedly likable and unashamedly himself, the Pennsylvania native has a ‘no-bullshit’ kind of charm, earning praise from the likes of Rolling Stone and CMT, along with some of country music’s greatest heroes. “This kid,” Garth Brooks said of Gallagher, “as soon as he opens his mouth — you believe him.”
In 2016, Gallagher forced the world to rear its head on season 11 of NBC’s The Voice, making history as the first country artist coach Adam Levine has ever led to the show’s finale.
Since then, Josh has proven he can hold his own on stage with Randy Houser, Eric Paslay, Charlie Daniels, Lee Ann Womack, Cole Swindell and more.
Following the May 2019 release of his debut project “Josh Gallagher (EP)”, JG brought the country music community to its knees with the fall single and music video Boots Like Mine. From dairy farmers and hairdressers, to first responders and frontline soldiers, Boots Like Mine is an anthem for the souls inside the soles—the unsung heroes that keep the heart of country music beating proudly.
The Boots Like Mine video ultimately led to Gallagher breaking his own record, spending 8 weeks at #1 on CMT Music’s 12-Pack Countdown. Following the enormous success of Boots Like Mine, Josh Gallagher announced the March 2020 release of his sophomore EP “Turn Around Town”.
Nashville recording artist, Mac Watts, is a rising star in modern country music. Mac grew up just north of Detroit, Michigan aspiring to play collegiate ice hockey but always had a love for music. When he decided to hang up the skates, he taught himself how to play the guitar, write songs and sing. Mac claims he grew up on Motown, country, and Irish drinking songs. His big influences though today are the sounds of Eric Church, Kip Moore, Brothers Osborne, and Dierks Bentley to name a few.
“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” Johnny Cash
Saluda Shoals began in the spring of 2015 as an acoustic project between Henri Gates (Southwood) and Cassie Verhaeghe (Brushfires). Originally called Smoking Guns, the duo began writing music and performing nightly, quickly making a name for themselves. In January 2016 the band recruited some of Charleston's best musicians and shortly after began performing as Saluda Shoals. In the short time since its conception, Saluda Shoals has released a 5 song EP available at all major online stores and has won competitions and award nominations across the Southeast.
Nominated for four 2016 Independent Tone Awards:
- Best Country Artist
- Best Rock Artist
- Best American Roots Artist
- Best American Roots Original Song ("I Fall")
Nominated for Charleston City Paper Music Awards "Best Americana/Country Artist"
1st place winner of Wild Wing Cafe's "Last Band Standing" June 2016
1st place winner Palmetto Brewing's "Battle of the Bands" July 2016
"Saluda Shoals come out blazing with a nearly flawless blend of talent, energy and undeniable presence. Whether caressing your ears with a velvet ballad or curling your socks with a rousing rocker, the harmony and precision of Henri Gates and Cassie Verhaeghe delivers pure listening pleasure. In particular, one of their original songs, “Fight Dirty,” would be right at home on the current country or alternative hit charts and, frankly, outshine many of the songs currently there."
- Stan Massey, Chief Marketing Officer at Transcend Marketing
Will Jackson and his band bring a high energy, eclectic show to the stage every night. Raised in the Carolinas and based in Nashville, Will embraces all genres of music, and you’ll be singing, dancing, and laughing your way through a setlist of all of your favorite classics, as well as his original music. Don’t miss this show!
Yee Haw Boys
Nick Novelli is a musician, singer, and songwriter from Nashville, TN. Blending rock, blues, and soul music creating his own individual style.
A United States Air Force veteran turned performer, Vince Alten made his way from New Mexico to Tennessee after his service to continue his dream of being a songwriter and performer in Nashville. He has a repertoire of songs that span all genres and has the unique ability to play almost anything upon request. A true showman armed with lyrics from the heart, his piano, and a country/rock/blues sound, VA hopes to inspire and connect with fans all over the world. You can also find Vince on tour as the keys player/vocalist for independent country artist Ryan Daniel.
His voice is deep, resonant and seems to carry the ache of a thousand heartbreaks. The fact that a few months away from his 18th birthday may surpfffrise some, however spend 10 minutes with charlie and it all makes sense. The phrase “old soul” is a quality often ascribed to young entertainers, but mcneal wears it with ease. He has an uncanny knack for bringing a song to life with a depth of understanding and authority that belies his young years, and that gift shines on his new album “Runaway Train.”
Laykin writes with truth, and sings with soul. She brings a classic western glam and grit like no other. She believes Country Music is for anyone and everyone and hopes she can inspire people to lead with kindness and love.
Stephen St. Clair
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Zach Westcott is a small town boy from Leesburg, New Jersey. Zach grew up listening to artists such as Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Tracy Lawrence and many more. At the age of 19, he decided to pack his bags and head down south to Nashville, Tennessee. He was ready to chase his dream of becoming a country singer. Zach is known for his love of traditional country music and his relatable lyrics.
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Melodie Rooker and her band are proud to be part of the Music City experience! Our mission is to give fans an unforgettable show filled with favorites from a wide variety of genres. You can expect to sing along, jump around, and shout ‘HELL YA’ along with the band & crowd! You might even find a chance for a slow dance or two! One thing is for certain, it’s gonna be fun!
Growing up in a small Kansas town as the daughter of an inspirational top-ten recording artist, Piper was always drawn to music. At 15 she signed her first record deal and went on to star as ‘cKenzi’ on the sitcom iShine Knect.
She has since been featured on numerous TV shows, movies, podcasts and blogs as well as performing extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Africa.
Piper’s single ‘Harsh’ surpassed half a million views in the first two days of the release and has turned Piper into a rising star to keep your eye on.
For many, a career is a choice. For country recording artist Kelsey Hickman, hers was pre-determined. “I was always meant to sing. From day one. I knew it, my parents knew it – everyone knew it.” No doubt those that have seen and heard Hickman perform will agree. Her spunk, passion and all-in approach to life spills over into her vocal and stage performances, which incorporate a mix of soulful heart and infectious dance part anthems. Resonant of her central Illinois upbringing, her style incorporates Hickman’s natural fun and flirty persona, but also draws from the pain of her past. Regardless of the tune, her goal remains the same. “I want to write and perform music that my listeners can connect with. If I’ve done that, I’ve done what I’ve been put on this earth to do.”
Jeff Jenkins Band
Aaron Holt has made his way in and around the world of music via a route not unlike many of his peers, finding not only a knowledge and appreciation of music itself but also the highways (and even flyways) a young man must travel to play, promote, support and of course write his stories in song. Today he stands out as an ambitious and well-traveled writer, an accomplished, versatile, and entertaining presence on stage and in the studio.
Rob Miller Band
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Born and raised in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, Clarke Sexton has been making music throughout the entirety of his life. At 18, he decided to take on Nashville and now at 24 is pushing music forward while staying in tune with that classic influence everyone wants to hear. With a backbone sound of Waylon Jennings and raw, real lyrics in the vein of Tyler Childers and Cody Jinks, Clarke is known for tapping into and stirring the emotions of those listening. Catch Clarke in Nashville and across the country spreading his Appalachian made sound!
She is a multi-talented musician who began singing as a toddler, and playing/ performing on stage at age 5. She has been playing guitar, singing and performing steadily for the past 15 years. She graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and moved to Nashville to pursue her love for performing and music. Piper’s sound is unique; a combination of blues, pop, rock and country. She can be entertaining for an audience of any age, and loves performing and music more than anything. You can often find Piper playing creative, soulful covers, or her original repertoire.
Culled from experiences gathered along her journey to Nashville; Andrea´s music is authentic. “My heart has been and always will be firmly planted in country music”, muses the Nashville based artist. It´s a bold statement and surprisingly refreshing in a time where country music seems to be struggling with its identity. With her debut album, Andrea proves that it´s possible to go with time without losing the roots of country music. The collection stands out with its pure sound, void of synths or electronic elements, dominated by the traditional music instruments and harmonies of classic country. “Who I am” is the title of her forthcoming 2022 debut album featuring 13 tracks. “It’s taken me a while to get to where I am, but I just had to connect all the dots.”
Michael Simeon is an independent recording artist and producer. As contestant on the 13th and 14th seasons of American Idol, he continues to pursue his passion through every opportunity presented to him. He is the winner of multiple local contests (most recently Ole Miss’ Got Talent) and was a contestant in the executive producer rounds of Xfactor and America’s Got Talent, Michael is definitely an artist on the rise. Here you can view some of his projects and performances to date. Be sure to check back often, you can be sure to expect great things from this young artist.
CA Raised on an organic farm, off a dirt road, about 5 miles from the beach, as the Gull flies. Nancarrow now lives in Nashville, TN and continues to write and record songs. Check out Nancarrow on Spotify!
Jordan McCants has been playing music downtown Nashville on Broadway and many private parties all over the United States. Music has been his life for the last 10 years. He recorded his self-titled album, Jordan McCants, 4 years ago. It contains many songs written by him and friends. It can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, and hard copies.
Nicholle Rae was born and raised in Arlington, Texas. She has been singing as long as she can remember. From the school choir growing up to playing the legendary Fort Worth Stockyards, Nicholle Rae is no stranger to the stage. Her biggest influences are Selena, Jaci Velasquez, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and Miranda Lambert. She loves performing all genres of music including rock, country and even Latin. Rae decided to move to Nashville in 2015 and since then has shared the stage with Travis Tritt, Cole Swindell, Kid Rock, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Dennis Quaid, Randy Houser, Riley Green, and John Pardi. Nicholle Rae is currently writing new music that she hopes will be out by the beginning of next year.
Mike Short Jr.
After a quiet two years spent uncovering what is most important to her, Danielle makes her highly-anticipated return to the music scene with the Feb 11 release of her single, ‘Heat of the Moment.’ This energetic, pop country track chronicles a coming-of-age and the wisdom that comes with realizing how good you had it back when you were young and carefree.
Jake Holder is an energetic and talented fiddlist, guitar player, singer, and songwriter from Owensboro, Ky.