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Travis Bigwood and The Lonesome Doves are an Americana Folk band from Knoxville, TN. Their songs focus storytelling. "I started writing songs because I wanted to tell a story. I wanted to share the anthology of my experiences growing up in East Tennessee and feel that connection that only music can bring. I try to capture the sound of the hardships and all the goodness that echo through these mountains."
"It’s the sound of a young man attempting to make peace with his past and coming to terms with the changes of his present — the realization that while he might not be where he was or even where he wants, that good things happen. There’s both celebration and solace in such a moment of clarity, and that Bigwood spins it into sonic gold is evidence of an artistic soul wise beyond the years of its mortal shell." - Steve Wildsmith of The Daily Times (Maryville, TN)

 

"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

From performing at Nashville’s legendary Bluebird Café and Puckett’s to taking the stage at festivals throughout Kansas, Ohio, and Kentucky, Ava Rowland is a talent worth keeping an eye on. The contemporary country music artist cites an eclectic list of artistic inspirations ranging from Carrie Underwood to Lauren Daigle to Elvis Presley.

Her songwriting is in full evidence all over Polaroid Picture, her debut release. A great example is the heart-wrenching “My Last Words,” a song that was inspired by the tragic events that unfolded at Parkland High – and the family members left behind.

“My Dad was watching a vigil for the Parkland shooting victims. A father of victim Jamie Guttenberg was saying how he can remember the busyness of the morning and what she was wearing but he can’t remember if he told her that he loved her. Such a strong statement made me realize that we never know when it’ll be the last time, we see someone.”

The EP also contains the title track - Ava’s very first radio single - the upbeat “Polaroid Picture,” of which she says, “It’s about having someone special in your life that who is just an original, a classic…just like a Polaroid Picture.”

Ava is currently promoting her debut EP, which is produced by well-known Nashville songwriter, Britton Cameron (toured with Toby Keith, Hootie and the Blowfish, Leann Rimes). She says it was a thrill being in the studio with him. “He taught me a lot during recording. It was a truly educational experience, and I feel I am the better for it.” The instrumentation for the album was recorded at Nashville’s Keystone Studio, while the vocals were all tracked at Cameron’s home studio.

The EP is available for streaming and purchase on all major platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon.

When she isn’t working on music, Ava can be found advocating “Rachel’s Challenge,” a program about anti-bullying, looking for the best in others and treating them with compassion. The organization was founded in the memory of Columbine High School shooting victim Rachel Scott. Her story is one that struck an emotional chord within her.

“I read about Rachel Scott, and found myself so much into her story, how she was compassionate to others, and how she basically died for her faith in God. It’s a program about anti-bullying, looking for the best in others and treating them with compassion. She wrote a paper and it was called, ‘My Ethics, My Codes of Life.’ She challenges the reader to go out of their way to show compassion because if one person goes out of their way, then they start a chain reaction of the same - about being kind to others.” The foundation creates programs which promote positive climates in schools, including Ohio’s Wellington School District, for which Ava raised $5,500 to bring in “Rachel’s Challenge.”

Ava enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering at her church. When at home, Ava can be found watching TV, or movies such as 8 Seconds and The Notebook. However, she’s hoping to be quite busy promoting her new music. What are her goals? She has set the bar high. “I want to be on tour and on the CMA Awards. That would be nice,” she says with boundless enthusiasm. Whatever her career path, Ava stresses she will never forget where her gifts come from. “All my blessings come from my savior Jesus Christ. I would be nothing without him.”

 

"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

Sisters Rachal & Emily collaborated as the restless in 2016.

With over 400 live performance credits, the restless continue to find new ways to engage with listeners. Growing up near Nashville, both sisters began performing at festivals and songwriting rounds at very young ages.

The duo’s original song “Phone Calls to Heaven” placed number one in the Kentucky songwriting competition during the girls’ high school career. That same year, the duo performed at a national education event at The Galt House in Louisville, which honored and encouraged strengthening education.

​The restless are the founders of “Songs for Change” an annual benefit concert focused on giving back to a charitable or nonprofit organization of the group’s choosing.

The restless define their sound as Pop with singer-songwriter storytelling, hints of early 2000’s style, layered with harmony.

​Recently, The restless completed their first Southwestern/ Midwest tour titled “The Introduction Tour.”

In 2018, the restless began working on their first debut Pop EP titled “Change.”

The EP captures the many different types of change, and tells the story of an individual eventually becoming okay with who they are.

“CHANGE” EP is the restless’ most recent release and was released November 29, 2019.

 

"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.

 

 
 

 

John was born and raised on the Chesapeake shore in Maryland. He learned to copy Dylan's guitar/harmonica style to impress his girlfriend in high school. He joined the Army and participated in Desert Storm (1991). He is a nurse / music therapist at Siskin Hospital.
John plays Irish Celtic mountain music about the miners, farmers, and blue collar working man. His songs and albums reflect social justice and nostalgia for the good old days a la Woodie Guthrie, Gordon Lightfoot, and Bob Dylan.
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"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.

 

 
 

 

Brian Ashley Jones is a soulful singer, acclaimed guitarist, and versatile touring songwriter whose Bluesy Americana guitar-driven tunes have found their way into film and television and have been recorded by many other performing artists. Originally from the Greenville/Spartanburg area of South Carolina and a longtime resident of East Nashville, TN, Brian performs internationally at festivals, concert series, clubs, music education programs and music conferences.

Jones' 3rd CD of original songs entitled Out Of The City is slated for a Spring 2015 release and features collaborations with Jonell Mosser, Suzi Ragsdale, Ike Stubblefield, Kevin McKendree, and more!

Brian's 2007 release, Courier, made the Top 40 of the Roots Music Report, broke the Top 100 of the Americana Music Association's album chart, and has received widespread commercial, college, public, and international radio play. The swampy instrumental "Pull 'em Up" has been featured in the widely acclaimed PBS television series "Road Trip Nation" and "Free To Miss You" has been featured in the British ITV2 network television show "Amanda Holden's Fantasy Lives".

Jones' guitar chops and relentless touring earned him a nomination for Best American Roots Guitar Player in the Alternate Root's 2011 Reader's Choice Awards. Brian has accompanied a diverse batch of artists on stage and in the recording studio including Grammy Award winning songwriter Jon Vezner, Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee Jerry Foster, Eric Heatherly, Caroline Aiken, Thom Shepherd, Sara Hickman, Donna Hopkins, David Gans, Corinne West, Doug Jones, Donovan Roberts, Jeff Black, Diane Durrett, Ralph Roddenbery, Deep Blue Sun, Celeste Krenz, Wyatt Easterling, and Spuyten Duyvil.

 

"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.

 

 
 

 

Jamie Adamson has spent the majority of his life singing and writing songs. Jamie grew up between Alabama and Mississippi where he was either listening to his Grandpa Herman play guitar or fiddle around the wood stove in the back room of their old general store home place or watching his mother and dad sing in church. Jamie eventually became a part of those old gospel style camp meetings where he started out playing a snare and high-hat with Pastor Ray Thompson. Jamie would soon get his first guitar at age 13 from Pastor Ray and take his first crack at learning to play an electric guitar. The skills he learned early in life carried him on to Nashville at the age of 23. Where he honed his singing and guitar skills to the degree of actually becoming a working musician. Jamie toured the casino and club circuit for many years and shared a stage with greats like Steve Cropper of The Blues Brothers Band, Blind Mississippi Morris, Jerry Waddell, Ryan Larkins from CMT Can You Duet, Jennie C Riley, and Mark Collie. Jamie moved back to the Alabama Gulf Coast in 2015 and is looking to build on the music career he started in Tennessee. If you have an opportunity to see him perform you will not be disappointed. Jamie's songs are written with heart felt lyrics, coming from true life experiences, and filled with pure raw emotion.

 

"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.

 

 
 

 

Jason Adams is a country music artist. He was born March 15th 1977 in Adrian, Michigan and was raised in the small Village of Camden, MI. He began performing at the age of 5 and began the writing process at the age of 16. He has had many accomplishments in his life including, but not limited to:

He won the Rising Star-Male Vocalist Of The Year
He received the Horizon Entertainer of the Year award for 2013 from the NACMAI North American Country Music Association International
He was the opening act for Bill Haley’s Comets twice
He sang with great artists such as country music legends Johnny Moore, Ronnie McDowell, Dan Seals, Lynn Anderson, Wade Jackson and others
He performed on Nashville Cowboy Church with Joann Cash, Glenn Douglas Tubb, and Alex Harvey
He participated in a televised talent show in 1994 on the Keystone Inspirational Network called Nashville Star Seek
He appeared on the Chico and B Man TV show on Ben Lomand Cable Network
He is affiliated with an internet radio station out of Manchester, TN www.wfmcjams.com

Jason recently performed at The Commadore Lounge in Nashville on July 25th, Camden Farmers Day parade in Camden, Michigan on August 10th and most recent at the Brew in Manchester, Tennessee on August 31st.

Jason has been leaving a trail of great country music along his path leaving audiences begging for more. His music is genuine, authentic, classic country and some of the best music to grab your partner and hit the dance floor with.

Jason Adams is proud to announce the release of his debut CD titled “Can’t Get No Ease” featuring the lead single that graces the same title. This lead song is about a guy who was on the down and out and just couldn’t catch a break. The typical American living paycheck to paycheck. The arrangements are just magical, as you would have expected from a talent of his caliber. The traditional country sounds, the deep vocals, the country ballads, the toe tappin’ country swing songs and those catchy verses, are all so perfectly arranged and delivered that audiences fall in love with this beautiful music.

 

"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.

 

 
 

 

WestWend is unlike any other duo in today’s music scene. Wendy and Jonathan’s chemistry remains an intregral part of their stage show. Wendy's honeyed alto is richly complimented by a winning smile that lights up their stages. Jonathan’s rich baritone and agile flat picking are well known to audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, and he’s also an expert arranger and producer. Their talents together join his instrumental chops to a quickly growing catalog of original material. Their close duet harmony brings the songs home to the listener, while instrumental support from East Tennessee’s best musicians round out an exciting show package.

Currently WestWend is recording their second CD "Second Chances, due out early 2015. WestWend’s debut full-length recording, “Linger For A While” features fresh new songs by Wendy Crowe, Jonathan Maness, Melba Montgomery, Jerry Salley, Leslie Satcher, Keith Sewell and more! This recording also showcases a smattering of bluegrass and country standards, for the traditional country and bluegrass fan. “Linger For A While” has a little something for everybody in its 14 tracks.

 

"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.

 

 
 

 

The Grandview Mountain Pickers are the five person bluegrass band that is young, entertaining and good. The Grandview Mountain Pickers began touring in November 2016 and in 2017 the group played to 50 events. Mother and manager Jackie Grant has already acknowledged around 70 events for 2018 planned. The band will be appearing at Banjo’s BBQ in Spring City on the first and third Friday of each month and they will be performing at the Cleveland Blues and bluegrass festival on March 24th and at Nickel Row Music Hall in Pikeville on March 31, 2018.

For more information, check out their facebook page, Grandview Mountain Pickers.

The five performers are Hannah Grace(17 years old), Rebekah Faith(15 years old), Mary Ruth 15, Lydia Hope(age 13) and Bubba Elijah(11 years old).

Hannah is a beginner on the stand up bass, Rebekah has played the rhythm guitar for 5 years, Mary has been playing the Banjo for two years, Lydia is a beginner on the fiddle and Bubba(Elijah) has about a year on the mandolin.

The kids have been singing and playing music since since they were big enough to talk in church just not bluegrass style. The banjo player really got a love for her banjo about two years ago and really has blossomed with her playing. Through her love and desire the other siblings have joined in with the same passion and desire. Their vocals and musical abilities are growing daily. They have a dedication, desire and drive to be the best

Their favorite song to play and most requested ROCKY-TOP and favorite venue has been the “Nine Mile Bluegrass Festival”

"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.

 

 
 

 

Songwriter gerald smith is originally from statesboro ga and has resided in nashville tn since 1985. A prolific writer , smith penned such number one hits as "What part of no" for lorrie morgan and "Every second for collin raye. He's also written songs for george strait, george jones, johnny rodriquez , justin mcbride and many others

Gerald is a graduate of georgia southern university with a bs degree in education. Known as the "Georgia quacker" from the nationally syndicated hee haw show , gerald has performed on stage with such greats as barbara mandrell, jerry reed, ricky van shelton, waylon jenning, george lindsey, buck trent, roy acuff, percy sldge, grandpa jones, mike synder , t graham brown , minnie pearl, lulu roman , roni stoneman and many more. He appeared as the georgia quacker on the hee haw show and nashville now shows back in the 70's and 80's.

Most recently gerald has teamed with leading gospel promotional company, double e promotions, debuting on the christian country charts with a song about his father called, "Shorty was a big man" which reached all the way to¬ #2. Gerald’s second release with double e promotions, "One of us " reached the top 25. His new christian country cd is called "Born again" which he co-wrote with doug flowers his long time picking partner and friend from the college days at georgia southern. Gerald is currently a staff writer in nashville for melody roundup music.

"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.

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