Terri Jo Box
Nashville TN | Singer-Songwriter
Terri Jo first heard country music riding in her Daddy's 1971 Impala and fell in love."I always dreamed of making the music on the other side of those speakers." She grew up singing and playing in churches, rodeos, contest, festivals...and pretty much anywhere they'd let her jump stage and sing. Box was blessed with 3 top 10 singles on the Christian Country Charts, nominated for 1999 Female Vocalist of the Year and her single "Faith" was voted one of the top 15 Songs of the Year in 2000. With a dream of still "making it" in the Country world, she loaded up the U-haul and left Nacogdoches, Texas for Music City. TJ has been focusing primarily on her writing in the last couple of years..."its such a rush to finish one...they're all my favorites" She still has a dual passion for writing the song and then singing it to see how the audience reacts. Terri Jo loves the pure old school country sound, "my co-writers throw in some edge sometimes and thats a fun change too." Terri Jo's vocals are raw and honest, she takes you there. She also books and hosts a two weekly singer/songwriter nights, McGuinness Girls Night on Monday nights, at Dan McGuinness right on music row and Tuesday nights at the "The Rusty Nail" in Hermitage " Its so much fun. I have gotten to meet so many other talented folks living the same dream. Makes me feel a little less crazy!" Check it out at Myspace.com/mcguinnessgirlsnight and www.therustynailbar.com. TJ also just signed a new publishing deal with Merf Music Group, "I'm so blessed to be a part of that 'family'...we have a good time!"
"My motto is, 'Don't settle,'" Gwen Sebastian declares. "Don't give in. If you're not liking what you're doing in your life, you're not going to be the person you want to be." That's the guiding principle that led Sebastian to leave her tiny rural hometown to go for broke in the topsy-turvy Nashville music world. It's what led her to spend the last several years paying her dues entertaining crowds all over the country, earning one fan at a time the old-fashioned way. And it's what shaped the full, rich musical personality evident to all that hear her music. It's a lesson she learned as a kid, growing up on a farm about 15 miles down a dirt road in the southwestern North Dakota town of Hebron (population 900, but growing!). Her house was filled with music - her father played guitar and fiddle, her mother played bass, and both were singers; her younger brother played drums. She took piano lessons as a child, and by 11 replaced her cousin as the organist at her little country church. The impulse toward entertaining came early and easily. "Ever since I was little I put on shows in the living room and tried to perform," recalls Sebastian, whose early favorites were harmony-centric acts like the Everly Brothers, Alabama and the Eagles.
“I will always embrace my name and where I came from, but I want to
step out of my father’s shadow and make a name for myself,” says
Bigger Picture Group’s newest recording artist Rachel Bradshaw. With
father Terry Bradshaw—a football Hall of Fame legend and a household
name—it’s not easy to make a name for yourself in country music, but
Rachel Bradshaw is doing just that with the signing of her contract
as Bigger Picture Group’s first solo female singer/songwriter.
While her father’s natural born talent was sports, Rachel was born to sing. “Ever since I was young, I knew that music was different for me and I felt like it was my calling. I didn’t just like listening to the radio--it was all I wanted to do. I loved performing and writing and it was kind of an obsession for me,” remembers Bradshaw. Growing up in the suburbs of Dallas, TX, Bradshaw would perform at Texas oprys and fairs. She performed her first live show at the St. Jo Opry at the age of 9 and later that same year wrote her first song inspired by a typical sibling rivalry.
Although her mom showed her support by attending every performance, her father showed his support by singing duets with her and introducing her to the music she loves so much. “Dad loved country music and would always play classics like George Strait and Alan Jackson around the house. Country music was my childhood anthem,” says Bradshaw.
In 2006, after graduating high school, Bradshaw headed to Music City to continue her education and pursue her love of country music. After enrolling in Belmont University and collaborating with fellow songwriters, Bradshaw soon met accomplished songwriter Jerrod Niemann and co-wrote “What Do You Want” with him, which became his second top 5 single as an artist. Bradshaw also sang background vocals on the break-up ballad, giving her an opportunity to showcase her distinctive voice on the hit.
Bradshaw’s gritty, lower pitched voice coupled with musical influences such as Patsy Cline, the Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain, give her a unique yet familiar female sound. Her standout style is evident in songs such as the fierce female fight song “She Did Me a Favor” and the somber satire “Pain Killer” that will be recorded for her first studio album with Bigger Picture Group.
Her signature sound and innate talent is sure to take her iconic family name—synonymous with America’s most popular sport—from football fields and fans to the bright lights of country music stages and to the top of the charts.
Nashville TN | Pop
Much like his hometown of Nashville, singer Josh Hoge represents Music City's competing spirits of tradition and rebellion. Yet, in a town known for the tradition of country music, there's no denying that rock, pop and soul have all buried their roots into the streets of the city. Spend some time in the neighborhoods and you'll see, hear and feel the collision of these musical styles. But it's that very conflict of culture that has helped shape the sound of Josh Hoge - a combination of smooth Southern soul, gritty R&B and a rebellious heart in the tradition of legendary Nashville mavericks.
Nashville TN United States | Country
Whether you call it "neo-classic" or "neo-traditional," Wade Hayes' music is all about honoring the traditional music that he loves. "The music I grew up on. It was really good music. Gene Watson, Gary Stewart, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings - those are my top 5." What he brings to the country music scene is a distinctive heart-reaching baritone, well-written songs and outstanding musicianship. There isn't another voice like his on country radio. Audiences connect with the songs that he writes - whether they have you wanting to dance, chuckling out loud or wiping tears from your eyes. And you can stack him right in there with Nashville's top guitar players. When he strides on stage, you know that he was born to be there.
Andy Griggs …is ’Runnin’& Gunnin’and now Revin’ it up with NASCAR. Andy Griggs maximizes his life to the fullest. He embraces everything he does with passion that all can bear witness too. Whether he’s performing, hunting, fishing, cooking, playing poker or writing a song about NASCAR, “Drink Champagne”; you are his prey and he’s coming after you with fervor, commitment, and compassion. He is talented, witty and knocks ’em dead. His upcoming touring can be considered a triple threat. You may find him doing cooking demonstrations from his new cookbook “Cooking Up Dead Stuff” * or playing poker with the pros, or in a regularly scheduled poker tournament after showing in the top 12% of the 2008 World Series of Poker. But you will always find him entertaining while performing his greatest hits as a number one recording artist including ’Forever Gold’ and number one hit from his debut album “You Won’t Ever Be Lonely,” one of his other ten top 10 hits, or singing a tribute to one of his heroes, Waylon, Johnny or Hank Williams.
Since that first album, Griggs has seen many changes in the music industry and in himself. “There’s a big variety of music inside of me,” Andy says. “I think people have heard it when I sing and play live. But I felt like it was missing on my records and my fans were missing a part of me. It’s nothing for me to listen to KISS and then put on a Bill Monroe record. While, there’s a lot of room in between those two, there’s an even greater range of interest in how I live my life. I’ve had the opportunity to walk with the giants at Sony/BMG while recording on RCA and I’ve had the privilege of being part of a start up independent label, both offering different advantages and opportunities. I’ve also had the privilege to parlay my success in other areas I love, like hunting with the big guns and playing poker with legends.”
He’s about to have it all. And why not? While the music business and its infinite changes continue to swirl around him, one thing never changed: his belief in the power of a phenomenal song and his belief in himself. There is no greater recipe than those you create yourself and Griggs is creating his own…for life.
Lebanon TN | Country
Daryle Bruce Singletary (born March 10, 1971 in Cairo, Georgia) is an American country music singer. In 1995 he released his self-titled debut album. This album produced four hits on the Billboard country charts, including the #2 "I Let Her Lie" and #4 "Too Much Fun" To date Daryle has produced eight studio albums, including his newest Rockin In The Country!
In Mid-Town Nashville, near Music Row, is a popular drinking spot called, The Red Door. Many nights over the last few years, Ward Davis, Rick Huckaby, and Matt Nolen sat, drinking a brew, talking of all that was going in the Music Biz. All three writer/artists, trying to make things happen in the unforgiving structures that line 16th and 17th Avenue, talking of how it should be, and how it used to be. When making music was fun, and it wasn't all about making money, or meeting a song quota for a publisher. When everybody knew everybody, because they were friends, not because it helped their careers.
On a night, like any other of the dozens of hangs Matt, Ward, and Huck had had before, someone said, "why don't we get together and do something? We can be......The Beagles!"(Ward says it was Matt, Matt says it was Ward, Huck doesn't remember) Either way, it was said and It made sense. The next day, thanks to a cancellation from one of Matt's co-writers, The Beagles got together and began writing songs. That was January 31, 2011. That day they wrote the first 3 Beagle tunes, A Little Lonely, Won't Slow Down, and Screen Door Blues. They got together twice more to write...and they wrote 7 more tunes.
After some debate on what to demo, and how to pay for it, and yada yada yada, they decided to just cut the damn songs, and put out a record. Why Take it too seriously? Just have fun! Why not right? The Beagles approached Music Row veteran, Butch Carr about producing and engineering the debut project, and the gates flew open. They called on legendary musicians Glen Worf(bass) and Chad Cromwell(drums) to come lay down the rythm tracks, and Huck, Matt, Ward, and Butch did the rest. 6 months after that first mention of "The Beagles," in the Red Door Saloon, the record was finished and ready to print. So stand up or sit back. Have a beer or a glass of red. No matter what tickles your fancy, We hope you enjoy Meet The Beagles!