Called the “great American romantic” by the New York Times, Edwin McCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years by balancing his massive pop success with the year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour. His hit songs, authentic spirit and surprisingly affable sense of humor keep fans coming back time and time again for nights that feel more like parties with old friends than rock concerts. After recording two of the biggest love songs in the history of pop music, McCain now performs upwards of 100 shows annually throughout the US as a solo artist, with his full band or his acoustic trio. Recently, he’s added orchestras to his repertoire, performing with symphonies in select markets where he brings his powerful songs to majestic new heights.
Those enduring love songs (and wedding must-haves) “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More” aren’t just for the romantic at heart; “American Idol” and “The Voice” contestants turn to Edwin’s ballads every single year to help them win over judges and fans alike (just ask last season’s AI winner, Nick Fradiani). Even Justin Bieber has been known to belt out “I’ll Be” during his own concerts.
Earlier this year, McCain suddenly found himself with a whole new crop of fans when his “Flipping Ships” television show debuted on Animal Planet. “Flipping Ships” took him from the chart tops to the boat shop – his very own Boats Have Souls (www.BoatsHaveSouls.com), a restoration outfit dedicated to bringing life back to vessels and customizing them to perfectly fit their new owners. “We started the business to put good boats into good families’ hands by restoring them in ways that might otherwise be financially out of reach,” Edwin explains. Viewers were fascinated by the blood, sweat and the occasional tear that he poured into his renovations while rehabbed boats found new life and new owners, including a few non-profit organizations in his homestate of South Carolina. Just like his songs, Edwin’s boats all have a story to tell; about the people who built them, Edwin’s team who defies all odds to reconstruct them, and the families who take them home.
But his heart remains on the road. Once the “Flipping Ships” season ended, Edwin picked up his guitar once again and returned to the stage. Whenever he can, he likes to drop by favorite club haunts, a comfortable return to his early days that delights both his fans and himself. “The 15-year-old me would have crawled through a river of fire to be the 41-year-old singer/songwriter that I am today, and I remember that. I am incredibly grateful to be able to do this.”
Come join us for an evening of theatrical bellydancing with Waynesville Bellydance! The talented dancers will be preforming many dances in celebration of Halloween! A portion of the proceeds from tickets will go to benefit creating dance programs with DisAbility Partners!
If you like fun, high-energy music with a groove, soaring trio singing, world-class pickin', and great songs …this is the band for you!!
Darren Nicholson Band is a group of Appalachian musicians who have common respect for and love of American acoustic music. There are Grammy-nominees and award-winning musicians in this band, and the members each have long track records as credible, national performers; including performances at Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, and have toured internationally with many of music's legends.
They are known for creatively blending Bluegrass, Folk, Gospel, Rockabilly and Swing, into a new American acoustic music experience. Darren Nicholson is a highly sought after mandolin player, singer, and session musician. Darren's also a full time, founding member of Balsam Range. Darren was recently given the “key to the city” in Canton, NC, where he was honored for his musical and civic contributions to the community. Recently off five national #1 songs and more than a dozen top-ten songs, 7 IBMA nominations, 2 IBMA wins, including Album of the Year, Darren is excited to announce a handful of special dates with some bluegrass all-stars.
With music said to be highly emotional, captivating and honest, Estuarie is an Indie-Rock duo based out of Greenville, SC consisting of Nick Ilderton (drums) and Graham Peeples (Guitar and Vocals).
They released their debut EP, the Floodgate EP, on March 10th and have begun making their mark in South Carolina's music scene booking shows alongside bands/artists such as Polymath, Anthem, The New Schematics, TAY and Kylie Odetta. Both Nick and Graham studied jazz together at a local fine arts high school and now have brought together their loves for indie-rock and surf-rock into a style of music that's compared to Young The Giant, Hippo Campus, Kodaline and the Local Natives.
McComb & Huckaby team up a few weeks every year for these special up close and personal shows. "Huck" as he's commonly referred to in Nashville has written Hits for Thomas Rhett, Frankie Ballard, Trace Adkins, Tracy Lawrence and more! The two met while on Warner Brothers records.
After tour managing the biggest comedy tour in the country ( Larry the Cable guy / Blue Collar Comedy Tour ), writing movie soundtracks (one of which was nominated for a grammy) and songs that have appeared on projects selling over 6 million units including 3 Nationally Charting Hits “ Wagon Wheel “, “ This Town Needs a bar ” & “ Cold ” on Billboard .
McComb is a performer who has seen it all.
While spending time with major & major independent record deals, touring with: Sugarland, Kevin Fowler, Aaron Watson, Trace Adkins & many others. His first album was release to critical acclaim “My Side of Town” was picked by People Magazine as “Nine stars to Watch”, received countless 4+ star reviews including “Country Weekly” who called it "one of the years most encouraging albums". McCombs next release “LEAP & The net will appear” was self-produced / independently released and spawned a 2012 summertime Hit single “Easy as Breathin” Co-written by Jeremy and (Meghan Trainor Producer & Grammy Nominee) Kevin Kadish.
2015/ 2016 has marked a major career milestones for McComb, Partnered with Caribbean's Finest Rum to promote the new brand roll out nationwide, along with artist deals with: EPIPHONE Guitars, TV Jones Guitars, Shure Pro Audio, and Grace Design Pro-audio.
He was also included on an exclusive album release with WALMART featuring Tim Mcgraw, Lee Brice, Josh Thompson, Rodney Atkins. Jeremy's new album "FM" produced by Grammy Winner Jamie Tate in Nashville hit the streets January 1st, 2016. Early support from ITUNES with a feature on the FRONT PAGE of the Music Giant's "New & Noteworthy" and has since racked up OVER 1.1 Million Streams!
This Year Jeremy spent 200 days on the road to a rabid fanbase across the country.
Rick Huckaby, or “Huck” as he is referred to, is a Nashville, TN singer, songwriter, and guitar player. His sound is like none other heard in country music today combining influences as rare as Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, Merle Haggard, Ronnie Milsap, and Keith Whitley. His lyrical honesty and vocal integrity is something of a rarity these days and his ability to incorporate such a wide variety of musical genres inspires those who take the time to listen.
Rick was in Tracy Lawrence’s band for 5 years and wrote 10 songs that were recorded on various Tracy Lawrence albums during that time. In 2002, Paul Worley signed Rick to a record deal with Warner Brothers and after 4 years in the “artist protection program”, Rick cut ties with the major label.
In 2007, Rick and his brother Andy formed the independent record label and publishing company, HeadCoach Music, in honor of their father who passed away from cancer in 2006. Rick was finally able to get an album to his fans entitled “Call Me Huck” which received significant critical acclaim.
While touring and promoting his music to radio, Rick also wrote the top 20 single released by Trace Adkins in 2008, “Muddy Water”. Rick continues to write songs for other artists and can be seen regularly with his band in Nashville and across the United States. His brand new album, “Hittin’ My Stride”, is the culmination of his musical identity and diverse influences and captures the true spirit of his sound.
THERE IS ONLY ONE HANK WILLIAMS...AND ONLY ONE ACTOR WHO CAN BRING HIM TO LIFE...JASON PETTY. JASON IS THE ONLY ACTOR TO PORTRAY HANK WILLIAMS IN NEW YORK CITY'S HIT OFF BROADWAY MUSICAL, "LOST HIGHWAY", WHERE HE WON AN OBIE AND MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS FOR HIS PERFORMANCE. ONLY JASON HAS PORTRAYED HANK IN "LOST HIGHWAY" AT NASHVILLE'S WORLD FAMOUS RYMAN AUDITORIUM. YOU WANT MORE PROOF...OVER A DOZEN APPEARANCES ON THE GRAND OLE OPRY... HUNDREDS OF INCREDIBLE REVIEWS FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES, BILLBOARD, ROLLING STONE, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY AND MORE... THOUSANDS OF SHOWS PLAYED... MILLIONS OF FANS THRILLED. THEATRE OWNERS, CRITICS AND AUDIENCES AGREE...JASON PETTY IS THE ORIGINAL AND THE BEST.
"I PLAYED WITH HANK FOR MANY YEARS AND I WAS HIS BEST FRIEND. NO ONE IN MY TIME HAS COME CLOSER TO HANK'S LOOK, SOUND AND NATURAL CHARISMA THAN JASON. HE'S THE BEST, HANDS DOWN!"---DON HELMS (1927-2008), MEMBER OF THE DRIFTING COWBOYS (HANK'S BAND)
As part of the Young Country movement of the early ‘90s, Little Texas were responsible for shaking up the country music world with a new, energetic sound that fused the look and attitude of modern rock music with traditional country themes and styles, bringing a much appreciated bolt of life into the genre. For their efforts, country fans the world over richly rewarded the band, buying up over 7 million of their albums, while critics showered them with 3 Grammy nominations plus honors from both the Academy of Country Music (Vocal Group Of The Year) and the Country Music Association (Album Of The Year).
Their first radio release in 1991, “Some Guys Have All The Love,” became a Top-10 hit, as did their next single, “First Time For Everything.” After the album First Time For Everything was released, five singles reached the top of the charts. The second album, Big Time, truly was the big time for Little Texas.
The sophomore release, which has sold more than three million copies to date, spawned three No. 1 singles -“What Might Have Been,” “God Blessed Texas” and “My Love” -and captured the group's first CMT Award, a Billboard award, a Radio & Records award and their first Grammy nomination.
Early in their career, Little Texas was designated as an arena act. They first signed on as an opener on an arena tour headlined by Clint Black. Later, they traveled with Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood on a tour sponsored by Budweiser. After that, they were on their own, with Crown Royal, singing to packed arenas across the United States and Canada. During this time, the band played a part in Common Thread: The Songs of The Eagles, which later earned their first Country Music Association trophy for “Album Of The Year.”
The group's cover of “Peaceful Easy Feeling” charted well; albeit, without an official release, and with that, Little Texas broke another record in country music history: three different songs on three different charts with three different lead singers, all at the same time. It is a feat that has never been repeated since by any band. The year 1994 also brought the lineup an Academy of Country Music Award for “Vocal Group of the Year.”
Little Texas released their Kick A Little album, and their first true arena-headlining tour began, supported by Keebler and newcomer Tim McGraw with opening act BlackHawk. The tour and the album were huge successes, highlighted by shows in Detroit and Minneapolis, where they sold out the arenas just days after their heroes, The Eagles, had played the same venues. The tour continued on through 1995, finishing as the fifth largest-grossing tour of the year, and over the course of ’94 and ’95, the band received two more Grammy nominations and released Little Texas–Greatest Hits.
After the self-titled Little Texas album was released, Little Texas, the players, needed a break following years of performing a relentless concert schedule. Thus, at the end of 1997, each member went his separate way, opting to spend time with family and friends, and work on individual projects.
Says bassist-vocalist Duane Propes: “At that point it was time for our loved ones to have us back for a while. It all happened for a reason.”
In 2004, the multi-platinum band’s four original members—Propes, Porter Howell (lead vocals and lead guitar), Dwayne O'Brien (vocals and rhythm guitars) and Del Gray (drums) rebuilt the franchise with a completely new sound and they couldn’t have been happier to be back on tour and bringing fans what they do best.
“Everybody still has a ‘What Might Have Been,’ there’s always a ‘First Time For Everything,’ and folks still want to ‘Kick A Little,’ so we decided to take the party back on the road," shares Propes, referring to the group’s continued rotation at radio and generations of both old and new fans that keep the band playing their classics and putting out new music.
In summer 2007, Little Texas returned to the airwaves, country charts and music video playlists with an album titled Missing Years. In typical Little Texas style, the band broke the rules yet again, choosing to unleash TWO new albums within the span of a month, including the band's first live album, The Very Best of Little Texas: Live & Loud.
Currently, the lineup’s on the concert circuit celebrating its official 24th year on the radio since their first single, "Some Guys Have All The Love," hit the airwaves in 1991. The music the band has generated over the years is timeless, and has been featured on hundreds of television programs and sporting events including Good Morning America, American Idol, Don't Forget The Words, America's Got Talent & HBO's "True Blood," while "God Blessed Texas" has been the theme music for the Texas Ford Dealers commercials since 1998.
This year, Little Texas is breaking new sonic ground with the release of their 8th album, Young For A Long Time. Undoubtedly the band has never sounded more confident, as the chorus of the titular lead off track proudly declares, “Don’t you know by now we’ve got this down / That Friday night fire still hasn’t gone out / We got a rock solid life and a rock n’ roll state of mind / We were born to run / So sit down, son / We’ll show you just how it’s done / ‘Cause we’ve been young for a long time.” The musicianship has only improved with age as well with Porter Howell truly coming into his own as the band’s lead vocalist in addition to his dazzling lead guitar work, and backed by the always solid playing of drummer Del Gray. “Young For A Long Time pretty much runs the gamut of everything we’ve ever done, plus takes us down some new roads as well,” Propes continues, “the vocals are there, the guitar work is there, the party songs are there, the ‘make you cry’ love songs, the songs about Texas. We even dive off into swamp rock and torch music, so each song has a totally different fuel behind it.”
“The four of us appreciate each other and still have a ball on stage,” says drummer Gray of the band’s chemistry on stage after all this time. “There is a comfort level that happens to us when we play together that can only happen with 20-something years of experience.”
Lorraine Conard and Friends -
a birthday bash. Come join Lorraine for a fun filled evening of music. - All proceeds will benefit a local charity!
A fundraising event for S.T.A.R. Ranch, featuring Jamie Simpson as Jeff Foxworthy and Stewart Chapman as Elvis. All proceeds go to help with the needs of the horses and the facilities at S.T.A.R. Ranch.
PG-13for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man, who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark, Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine - distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man - but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
PGfor rude humor
The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone's user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression - except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic "app-venture" through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it's deleted forever.
In the summer of 2014, after a long stretch of living on the road, performing and writing across the U.S., Americana songwriters and Virginia natives Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish, collectively known as THE HONEY DEWDROPS, decided to settle down in Baltimore, MD. "Touring is like collecting images of landscapes, sounds of voices, contents of stories, moods of places and environments," says Wortman. "All of that can be useful. It tells you something about human nature, about how the world works, little by little.” And so the couple took their experiences on the road, and dug in to write and record their fourth album, TANGLED COUNTRY, in their new home. It’s a beautiful and engaging take on modern American roots music and the first album of theirs entirely written, arranged, and recorded in one place; a testament to the power of home.
Excellently produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Nicholas Sjostrom, who also joins The Honey Dewdrops on bass, piano, and Wurlitzer, the songs, all original compositions by Wortman & Parrish, tell stories that engage and resonate in a delicately creative way, blurring the line between narrative and prose. Wortman tells a story about a machine shop across the street from their house when they first moved to Baltimore. "Constant noise from power tools and what sounded like metal hammers banging out the shapes of giant steel swords, and with the regular hum of the city and traffic moving up and down the street, this took some getting used to." But then they noticed the times, sometimes lasting only seconds, sometimes hours, "where everything came to a stop, slowed down, quieted, like everything was paused." This became the basis for Tangled Country's closing tune and only instrumental track, "Remington," as they tried to capture the feeling of "playing tunes together on the porch in those hushed moments in between” when the world seemed to have come to rest.
The closeness of sound and the musical compatibility that The Honey Dewdrops possess is unmistakeable. On Tangled Country, each share vocals and guitars, augmented by Parrish’s mandolin and Wortman’s work on banjo and harmonica. "I think it comes from spending a lot of time together and knowing the inner workings of each other creatively," says Wortman. And while comparisons to the music of Gillian Welch & David Rawlings are inevitable here, that’s because there's something to this marriage of matrimony and music. Wortman and Parrish's musical chemistry is so vivid here in recorded form that it's not surprising to learn that their live performances are often described as "mesmerizing," "evocative," and “genuine." The culmination of three years of writing and arranging, Tangled Country captures and communicates this as the duo weave dynamics and harmonies from one track to another, proving that The Honey Dewdrops bear the mark of musical maturity – in performance, arrangement, and songwriting.
Throughout Tangled Country, Wortman and Parrish perform as if the most honorable thing to be is honest in themselves. In the song "Guitars," Wortman's voice considers the long lineage of songwriters and stewards of the American roots tradition: "We are born unto our own, sapling seeds from old growth...many hands and many years gone...everyone with a song to teach, some sing pain, some sing peace." But through this long convergence of tradition and history, the chorus makes clear the binding factor: "Sing we all true songs / We sing them right, we sing them wrong / Tuned up tightly and passed along / Like old guitars, we breathe songs." Tangled Country bears witness to The Honey Dewdrops' simply being themselves, stewards of the Americana tradition, having seen the world and grown a little older and now finally come home.