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The Carri Smithey Band, from central NC, formed in 2014 as a result of their ever popular band, Too Far Gone, decided to call it quits.
She put together another group of excellent country musicians, and she took right off from where TFG had been. Today they have been burning up the club and outdoor festival circuit with great stage presence and energy that so many pop country bands bring today.
Carri has sung the national anthem at many sporting events including the Seattle Mariners, and the band has opened for Black Berry Smoke, Craig Cambell, Florida Geogia Line , Chris Lane, Tanya Tucker, Arron Tippin, as well as performed at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville TN several times and played the CMA music fest in Nashville as well.
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Darrell Harwood is a must see High Energy Good ole Country Boy Party. Darrell Harwood brings his masterful craft of belting out country hit after country hit along with the guys that make up the band, makes this a much desired act touring the Southeast. When Darrell Harwood comes to your town, you better get there early as the CWB Rowdy's always pack the venue for a night of un-relentless shenanigans. A sure-fire crowd pleaser, you will want them back time and time again!
True to his roots, Darrell always makes an effort to give back to the community through his music. Since that first benefit show for his brother-in-law, Darrell has played several shows every year for charitable benefits. Some shows are for people with special needs and some are for organizations. Darrell has committed to performing every year at Relay for Life and Main Street Missions Food Bank concerts.
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North Carolina native, Emily Minor, is the fresh new face of country music. Having first grabbed the attention of many as a top-fifty finalist of Fox’s hit series, American Idol, Emily quickly realized she belonged in Nashville, TN. Shortly after her time on the show, Emily made the move to Nashville and began writing and recording.
Emily Minor’s self titled EP is a lively collection of convincing stories, undeniable emotions, and astounding vocals that is as honest and lovable as Emily herself. Having penned four of the six songs herself, Emily is quickly catching the interest of new listeners, exciting fans who have been long devoted, and impressing significant members of the music industry. Emily’s vibrant personality and ability to stay grounded and true to herself make it difficult not to fall in love with her.
“My favorite place to be is on the road. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing familiar faces in the crowd singing your songs with you.” Fans who flock to see Emily perform live can count on a high energy show filled with original songs as well as some of her classic favorites from influential icons.
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A trio of gals from Charlotte, NC backed by a killer band, GalFriday describe themselves as “sisters”, raised on daddy’s bluegrass and momma’s hymn book. Lauren Wilson, Melissa York, and Ashley Min have cut their teeth performing live for the past 8 years, wowing crowds with killer live performances and a Carolina flavor you can’t get enough of. Their current project Bluegrass & Grit, out in Summer 2012, is an irreverent marriage of country, southern rock, and newgrass. Steel guitar, banjo, slide and fiddle dance through tunes like “Southern Wind” and wrap themselves up in a three-part harmony that gets to your soul and gives it a thump. These sisters write from experience, hopes, love, fiction, and a little bit of rebellion, and their songs give that bridled, rebel chick in all of us a big ol’ voice and a reason to shout!
Most of 2010 & 2011 was spent in Nashville writing, cowriting and conspiring with some of the most talented, seasoned songwriters in the business.
We’ve performed in venues that include the iconic Bluebird Cafe, The Billy Block Show & Hotel Indigo (Nashville), House of Blues (Myrtle Beach), Sylvia Theater (York, SC), Historic Puckett’s Farm (Charlotte, NC) and Caesars Palace (Vegas). We also perform at many state fairs, fundraisers and festivals.
*Sang the National Anthem on SPEED TV's "Pinks ALL Out" Episode at zMax's Dragway in Charlotte, NC, the Coca Cola 600 pole-night, the 2010 "Legends MILLIONS Race", 2011 Top Gear 300 Nascar Race, and Charlotte's 2011 "Wounded Warriors Soldier Ride" .
* After over 100,000 auditions, GF made top 100 on Simon Cowell's reality show "The X-Factor" and traveled to LA for X-Factor BOOTCAMP!
*GF rocked the Stage in 2011 & 2012 at the Charlotte, NC SpeedStreet festival! They opened up for American Idol star, Casey James & Clay Walker.
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Joe Lasher Jr. is a dynamic artist, songwriter and performer whose songs, style, and performances appeal to a broad spectrum of music lovers. Joe will captivate an audience with his commanding presence and unique vocals then move them with the impactful and heartfelt delivery of original music and lyrics. His infectious positive attitude and message are proving to be engaging to all audiences. Song after song, show after show, Joe Lasher Jr consistently proves his innate ability to create an emotional connection with an audience by expertly delivering a dynamic performance of well written songs. Joe's 2 hour festival set is packed with great combination of his popular Originals and Country Rock Covers.
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Little Johnny Trailer Trash hails from the Piedmont of North Carolina and
infuses traditional/contemporary country with a touch of Bluegrass, rock
and Americana. "American Music" best classifies this band. simple, true
and catchy tunes that make you want to tap your feet and sing along.
Soaring harmonies and smooth melodies make this band one to watch! LJTT
were recently featured on The Velocity Channel's "Outcast Kustoms"
television series as well as a top 32 finalist on CMT's show called "CMT's
Music City Madness", which featured the original song "They Sang Country".
The band is currently touring the Carolina's and recording their upcoming
CD between shows. Little Johnny Trailer Trash..."American Music"--
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Red Dirt Revival has quickly gained recognition in the NC music scene as being a must see show. Their song selection consists of music for the ages...all ages that is! Playing everything from the classic days of the outlaws, the crooners of the 90's, and all the way til' today along with some original material. You are sure to be singing and dancing the whole night! Multi-part vocal harmonies and the use of various traditional instruments set RDR apart from most bands.
Some of the notable shows RDR has been apart of are headlining The Apple Festival and Apple Blossom Festival in Taylorsville, NC. They were the "house" band at Johnny & Junes in Winston-Salem. They have also shared the stage with many national acts including country music icons David Allan Coe, Confederate Railroad, Tracy Lawrence, and Jamey Johnson along with many up and coming artists including Parmalee and Chris Janson.
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Born and raised in the cattle, coal, and rail town of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, it was clear that Richie Scholl was going to be exposed to country music. After listening to great country music wordsmiths such as Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, along with the smooth multi-layered harmonies of the Eagles and guitar legends like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Richie knew exactly what he wanted to do. Although Richie has been compared many times to Keith Urban, he is not your typical country singer. He is quite the entertainer who can sing anything and everything from country, blues, and pop to rock.
Along with hit cover songs, Scholl also plays originals from his just released third album, which has already received outstanding reviews. Richie’s high energy performance is an absolute crowd pleaser and will leave everyone wanting more!
Richie has had much success in the music industry, which includes a top 5 single, a top 40 video, and a CMAA album of the year nomination in Australia. After moving to Nashville Tennessee, Richie has headlined numerous events at bars, clubs, and casinos, as well as toured with great country acts such as Chuck Wicks and Jason Michael Carroll.
He later released his debut album "The Blacktop Junkie Guide to Richie Scholl" where his first single, "Blacktop Junkie" reached # 5 on the KixFM chart and the video reached #35. His second single "Madison County" reached #1 on the KixFM chart. Both singles still get regular airplay on radio stations throughout Australia.
Richie Scholl currently resides in Nashville, TN and is highly anticipating the release of his 3rd album, which is already receiving great reviews.
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Rockie Lynne has appeared nationally on “Good Morning America,” Fox News Network’s “Fox And Friends,” ABC News and has made many appearances on The Grand Ole Opry.
Originally from Statesville, NC Rockie first made a name for himself when he released his critically acclaimed self-titled debut CD on Universal Records, which received rave reviews by The Associated Press, People Magazine, USA Today, to name a few. His music has been featured in both film and television, including “Fox NFL Sunday,” A&E Network’s “Operation Build” and a recent episode of the CBS Network Primetime crime drama, “Criminal Minds.”
A veteran of the United States Army, he served for three years in the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After leaving the military, he starting performing and quickly earned an enthusiastic following for his crowd-pleasing live show and his chops as a lead guitarist, eventually landing him a recording contract with Universal Records. His debut single, "Lipstick," spent an impressive 10 consecutive weeks in the #1 slot on Billboard’s Country Singles Sales chart.
His electrifying concert performances, which feature a selection of his hit song and familiar standards, have garnered him a fiercely loyal fan base.
Lynne is founder of the national charitable organization TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS whose primary focus is bringing comfort and aid to of the families of our fallen. All proceeds from the organization benefit the Fallen Heroes’ Children’s Education Fund, providing tuition assistance to children who have lost a parent in active duty. To date scholarships have been awarded to 41 students, totaling over $400,000 in assistance.
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The Ross Coppley band is one of the most energetic and entertaining live bands country fans have ever seen! They have rapidly become one of Southeast's fastest growing, most popular and requested regional live acts. With an innate sense of professionalism, showmanship, and the ability to provide fans with an energetic, fun filled live show, Ross Coppley and the Ross Coppley Band are here to make an everlasting mark on the music industry. Offering a great night of pop country covers and originals, you are guaranteed a great night of music!
January 2011, the R.C.B. has one of their singles, "Love Enough" Ranked Top 3 after almost 3 weeks on the "Discover & Uncover New Artist Top 20 Countdown" on Clear Channel Country Radio Stations Nationwide!
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Ryan Keziah is an up and coming country music artist taking over the country music scene state by state since 2014. His rocking country vocals, high energy performances, commanding stage presence and solid vocals bring entertainment to a new level with a catalog of his own originals combined with top 40 songs. His first time playing on stage was in Nashville, TN in June of 2014 at the world renowned CMA Fest. He played five shows in three days and was asked to come back and play again in 2015. He also played Broadway in Nashville at Big Shots and Silver Dollar Saloon, at Opryland and Music City Valley. His tours have covered West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee since the June of 2014 and a national tour is in the works for 2015. His largest event to date was a 5000+ crowd. There is no venue too large or too small for him and his band. He has opened for The Cadillac Three, Joe Nichols and Marshall Tucker Band as well as Chase Rice and Kenny Chesney.
Ryan has written and produced an album entitled “Wild and Free” which has aired on internet radio stations all across the United States as well as FM broadcasting stations in many parts of the US. The album is available on iTunes, Amazon, Google, cdbaby, iHeart Radio, Facebook, and Spotify. He is also in the process of teaming up with Support the Troops, to help raise money for the nonprofit charity, by donating proceeds from his album sales for the cause.
One of the best parts about Ryan Keziah is the fan base he already has in so many parts of the country. He brings an entourage with him called the “Outlawz”, an organized fan group as well as his 5 piece band, consisting of two rhythm/lead guitar players, a bass player, and a drummer. He also brings a group of people that hold down the fort if things get a little wild. His fans are a fun-loving group who support the businesses that Ryan performs in as well as other businesses in the surrounding communities, which is vital to selling tickets and filling venues on a national tour.
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The high-energy music of Steven Metz and his band has found inspiration from a variety of sources. Winners of the 2017 "Carolina Country Music Fest Battle of the Bands" in Charlotte, the Steven Metz Band is a 4-piece act that plays a mix of country (Top 40, classic rock, and pop standards for variety). In the past year, they have opened for acts including Luke Combs, Darius Rucker, Billy Currington, and Maren Morris, and have played major festival events including Carolina Country Music Fest (Myrtle Beach, SC), and the NASCAR Silver Bullet Bash at the Fillmore in Charlotte, NC. Additionally, they have performed in many of Nashville's iconic Broadway venues (Nudie’s, Bootleggers, Bailey’s Irish Pub) as well as other festivals, and events across the Southeast.
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Tammie Davis was the recipient of the 2011 Carolina Music Awards Female Country Artist of the Year. When you listen to Tammie’s music you may hear influences from Wynonna, Joe Dee Messina, Carrie Underwood and a few others all rolled up into one.
Since 2009, when Tammie's career was launched professionally as a country music artist and songwriter, she has been named Female Country Artist of the Year for the Queen City Music Awards based in Charlotte, NC as well as three consecutive years of nominations for the Carolina Music Awards prior to winning in 2011.
Quite at home on the music charts, Tammie’s debut single, Tall Dark & Lonesome, charted for thirteen solid weeks after the national radio release hit stations in 2010. In addition to music row airplay, 'Tall Dark & Lonesome' aired in heavy rotation on media/billboard stations like WKML 95.7FM, ‘Carolina’s Best and Most country' for sixteen weeks. During Tammie's first radio tour she visited Jim Quinton, Music Director for WPPL 103.9FM in Blue Ridge, Georgia who said "I Love Tammie Davis! When I first heard Tall Dark & Lonesome, I knew that my listeners in Mountain County were going to love it and indeed they do! Tammie is a modern day Loretta Lynn, just as talented and such a sweetheart – can’t wait to have her back in Mountain Country!”
Since 2009, Tammie has shared stages with country stars like, Billy Dean, The Oak Ridge Boys, Gene Watson, Jeannie Seely, Bucky Covington and performed a pre-concert party for the Zac Brown Band.
Since 2010, Tammie has turned heads with her debut CD “It’s A Beautiful Life” which was released to over four-hundred digital distribution outlets. It can be heard streaming on Pandora.com which makes Tammie one of the few independent artists accepted by Pandora. Along with her U.S. airplay, Tammie is receiving airplay in fourteen other countries. Tammie is also getting attention from Nascar with her 2011 invites to perform the National Anthem at the Kansas Speedway and the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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