Midnight Madness Show - 1/21/2020 - Terry BellJanuary 21, 2020
Terry Bell is this week's guest on the Midnight Madness Show.
Midnight Madness Show - 12/3/2019 - Jennifer McCarterDecember 03, 2019
Jennifer McCarter grew up in the Smoky Mountains, surrounded by mountain music. Continuing the tradition of her musical heritage, at age 7, Jennifer taught herself how to clog and by 13, she and her sisters performed nightly at a nearby theater. Following her heart’s desire to sing, at 14, Jennifer taught herself to play guitar and her sisters joined in on harmony. While other kids her age were listening to pop music, Jennifer was in the basement of her mountain home, with a portable record player, singing along to country legends like Dolly, Emmylou Harris and Bill Monroe. This environment shaped her voice and ear for music and she grew into the unique artist that she is today.
Jennifer’s passion for country music led her to Nashville. Her tenacity and persistence paid off in August of 1986 when she and her sisters were granted a live audition for Nashville producer, Kyle Lenning. That audition led to a phone call from Warner Bros. Records and by March 1987, Jennifer and her sisters were signed to the label. After charting several hits with Warner Bros., including, The Gift, Timeless and True Love and Up and Gone, (ranked at numbers 8, 5 and 4, respectively, on the Billboard charts), Jennifer became known for her superb song choices and authentically country voice.
Many major artists took note of the girls from East TN, including Randy Travis and Kenny Rogers, who invited them on tour with them. The McCarters were featured often on The Grand Ole Opry and many other television shows, including “The American Music Awards,” “The Dolly Show,” “Hee-Haw,” and multiple appearances on TNN’s “Nashville Now.”
After years of touring with major artists, performing in 18 countries, Jennifer has garnered a loyal following of thankful listeners who appreciate her unique ability to find songs with a great melody and meaningful lyrics. Whether performing with a full band or just an acoustic set, Jennifer McCarter is always a great entertainer and true to her country roots.
Midnight Madness Show - 11/26/2019 - Charles ParkerNovember 26, 2019
Nashville Recording Artist Charles Parker is a triple threat, who not only can sing and play guitar but also writes on a level far above most of his peers. His unique music is a place where rock, country and pop cross paths on the way to a remarkably contemporary sound. With his first four single releases each charting in the Music Row Country Breakout Chart . CP has already reach a quarter of a million streams with the new single "Love is us" Through his work being a professional musician in cover bands and tribute bands, Parker is a seasoned performer who is known for his strong work ethic, passion for music and determination to persevere. With his over 20 years of experience, the journey continues through the release of his debut album Bring Back The Sun. Party Girls was soon to follow in 2018 and now the release of the 2019 single "Love is Us " quickly gaining a following on Spotify! https://www.charlesparkermusic.com
Midnight Madness Show - 11/19/2019 - Michael Allen MagliuloNovember 19, 2019
Born in Hawaii to a Singaporean mother and Vietnamese father, Michael Allen Magliulo spent most of his young life among the beaches and rainforests of the Big Island in the small town of Hilo. He fell in love with country music at the age of 12, and quickly discovered a penchant for songwriting. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Garth Brooks, George Strait, Billy Joel and Brooks & Dunn, he dedicated himself to his new craft and developing his musical talent, and knew that one day he wanted to move to Nashville and pursue a career in country music.
His path took him through Southern California, where he earned a degree in Critical Writing from USC. After graduating, Michael lived near the City of Angels for over a decade. His experiences in life and love during this period led him to truly find his voice as a writer. It is also where he would meet his future wife, Lynzee, who lit a fire underneath him that eventually found them moving to Nashville in 2016 to fulfill his boyhood dream.
Since moving to the Nashville area, Michael has played a number of local venues including Back Alley Diner, Just Love Coffee, Live Oak Music Row, Belcourt Taps, Opry Mills Unplugged, Douglas Corner, and the world-famous Bluebird Cafe. He is a recent finalist in the Shine On Series Singer-Songwriter Showcase hosted by the Lynchburg Winery and American Craft Distillers of Lynchburg, and will be performing on the Main Stage at the 1st Annual Lynchburg Music Fest this fall, alongside major label country artists like Jamey Johnson, Joe Diffie and Montgomery Gentry.
With a lifelong passion for writing and performing on display, Michael continues to expand his fan base and introduce his music to new ears every day. But even as his popularity grows, Michael remains modest and humble, the same small town kid from Hawaii that he has always been.
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Midnight Madness Show - 11/19/2019 - Marc-Alan BarnetteNovember 19, 2019
Marc-Alan Barnette is a Birmingham born artist / writer / teacher, based in Nashville, Tennessee. He calls his music "In your face country soul" and has songs recorded by such great artists as Shelby Lynne, John Berry and David Ball.
In addition to being a consummate entertainer and songwriter, Barnette provides songwriting and performance lessons for people all over the world. His lessons not only save valuable time and money...they are FUN!! Services include introductions to Nashville, song / performance critiques, songwriting, song demos - all tailored to you or your group.
There’s nothing like having a “personal player / coach,” with a successful history and entrenched in the heart of Music City – Nashville, TN – to help you become the best songwriter you can be.
Midnight Madness Show - 11/12/2019 - Dave BanksNovember 12, 2019
This week's guest is Dave Banks on the Midnight Madness Show
Midnight Madness Show - 11/05/2019 - Ericca LatzaNovember 05, 2019
Born and raised in Mount Airy North Carolina, Ericca Latza is a country singer-songwriter pursuing her music career in Nashville, Tennessee. Music and writing played a huge role in her young life. Most days you could find her after school behind a piano at lessons or in her room filling up notebooks with stories. She quickly developed a passion for singing when her parents enrolled her in classical voice lessons. It wasn't until the age of 12 that she realized she could combine her love of all three. One night her dad showed her how to play four chords on his acoustic Applause, and she hasn't looked back since. Though Mount Airy (better known as "Mayberry") was her home, Ericca moved to Wilmington NC in 2016. There, she spent two years developing herself as a performer. She played on many stages that are local favorites such as The Soundhouse, Goodfellas, and Hurricane Alley's. While growing as a solo artist, she also launched a band that played on stages across North Carolina. In January 2019, Ericca made the move to Nashville with the hopes of learning to become a well rounded songwriter and a professional in the industry. It was't long before both her songs and voice began to draw attention. Ericca became a signed artist with MC1 Nashville/Sony Orchard in July 2019. She works daily to develop her craft by writing for both herself and other artists. She plays writers rounds at many local venues such as The Commodore Grille, Belcourt Taps, and Red Line. Over the next year she will have three singles hitting radio waves and being released to all listening platforms. "I just want to tell stories that people hear and go, "oh yeah, I get that". To me that means being as genuine and honest as possible. I mean, Im pretty in love with the fact that I get to wake up every day, create something that didn't exist the day before, and put it into the universe to see where it ends up. There's some kind of real magic found in that."
Midnight Madness Show - 11/05/2019 - Scott ScovillNovember 05, 2019
WHERE DO I START?
The beginning I guess… As a kid in grade school I was told that I couldn’t sing. I believed it. It was no big deal in my mind, back then there wasn’t much I thought I could do... but I loved to sing, and I did so in private. My voice would crack reassuring me that I wasn’t good, but I loved it, so I sang on. In the meantime I dedicated my life to my passion for music. Music is all I have ever wanted to be a part of, and it has been my honor to help artists bring their story to the masses.
Several years ago in Notodden, Norway I was at my musician friends house and Johnny Cash came on the radio. I sang along loud and proud, it was 4am, and I was feeling good. My friend turned down the radio, motioned to me, and I kept singing… why not, Johnny sang so low even I could hit the notes. For some reason the crowd in the living room seemed to like it. It was 4am, what did they know?
The next night I walked into my friend Bjorn’s venue where my friends band was playing. I nodded to them and walked to the bar, on my way across the room somebody in the crowd yelled a request, “Johnny Cash.” The lead singer replied, “We don’t do any Johnny Cash, but that guy does, please welcome Scott to the stage.” Hell no was my reply, but they and the crowd were persistent. Terrified I took a mic in one hand, and the lyrics on an Ipad in the other. Hiding behind the Ipad I sang Hurt. Shaken, I somehow made it through the whole song, I hopped off the stage and bolted to the bar to what I guessed were polite applause. I looked at the gorgeous barmaid and pleaded, “I would like ALL of the beer please.” I looked down at the floor, my mind racing. Why did I do that? No one needed to hear that, I embarrassed the band, myself, why did I do that??? A more timely question, why isn’t the barmaid moving? After that public shaming I was desperate for a beer. I looked at her pleadingly, our eyes met and she said softly, “I have goosebumps”... what? Over my singing? This beautiful girl?
I joined the band… in Norway
That band was of course Spinning Wheels, and Stian, Tom, John, and Ole-Roy have become some of the best friends that I have ever had. I started flying to Norway and doing shows with them, a little at first, and then more as I had more fun. All of this was a secret, I was sure that if my clients and friends in Nashville knew that they would judge me for trying to be an artist. Please know that that could not have been further from my mind, I was just a guy who loves music more than anything, and I couldn’t believe how good it felt to stand up and sing. It was amazing, why wouldn’t I keep doing it!
Years passed with my Norwegian secret safe until a little over a year ago John the drummer calls and asks if I can make it to a gig in July. If I can they will book us on the main stage, there will be thousands of people in attendance, a great gig! I say yes, and Spinning Wheels featuring Scott Scovill are announced on the roster.
Two weeks later I get terrifying news... The festival announces the headliner that we will be opening up for, ...and its Brad Paisley. One of my very best friends, an artist whom I have worked with for close to two decades. My secret is about to be blown! Everywhere Brad goes he brings at least 20 people I know, several are my employees. Oh crap!
A few days later the conversation between Brad and I was pretty amazing. He thought I must be kidding… why is this funny he asked, confused. “Its funny because it’s true Brad, I have been secretly singing in a band in Norway for seven years. It terrifies me that my secret is coming out, and most of all that you will see me perform. Please be kind”!
Like a truly great friend Brad has been awesomely supportive. For that matter it is amazing to me how behind me all of my artists have been, as have so many other friends in the industry. Country music is a family unlike any other, full of support and love. They all seem to get it. Everyone has something other than work they are passionate about. My free time passion just happens to be my artists day jobs :)
I was honestly as scared as I could be about the upcoming show, what if I wasn’t good enough? I reached out to a vocal coach to at least try to put my best foot forward. Buzzy Orange was that coach, but Buzzy has become so much more to me. He has been a coach, a mentor a cheerleader and a great friend. I owe him so much. In our first lesson he tells me that I have a special voice. I wasn’t buying it, my thought was he says that to everyone. Buzzy asks if I will truly listen to his teaching. Yes, that’s why I’m here, “good" he replies, "this can really be something if you are willing to work hard at it. You have an amazing instrument, but no idea how to use it”. I was beyond skeptical. Buzzy continued “We are going to send you to Norway with an album”. Now I know he’s crazy, there is no way that I will ever make an album… but I very much want his help so I let that crazy thought slide.
Three months later I went to Norway a completely changed vocalist. I had a suitcase full of my albums to give away as promos, and a head full of new knowledge, and a heart full of confidence. I listened, I worked hard, and we changed the way I sing in many great ways. I continue to work hard with him whenever I can. It turns out that the reason that I and that teacher all those years ago thought that I couldn't sing is that I am a baritone. When I tried to sing with everyone else my voice would break on the higher notes. Crazy that I never understood that, if I just take songs down a step or two I can sing almost anything. Awesome that Buzzy helped me work through that, and he taught me to really sing. Thank you Buzzy!
To my unparalleled relief the show where we opened for Brad was an incredible success, and Brad was super supportive, he even let us borrow his fiddle and steel players. They hopped right in with Spinning Wheels and were amazing. Placed on the outside of the stage we dubbed them the training wheels :). The show was a big step up for the band and I thank you Brad!
Brad’s producer, the incredible Luke Wooten was also at the show. Luke is a great guy and a great friend. Months later back in Nashville, I asked him to a hockey game to pick his brain. I ran past him the thought that maybe I could do a real album for release. All I wanted was advice, but somehow I undeservedly ended up with one of the best producers in Nashville. He said he was going to produce the album for me! I told Luke there was no way I was going to let him do that, I didn’t deserve him. His reply? “Life is short, and this will be fun! Besides, I am one of the few people that have ever heard you sing. You walked up to that mic in Norway and started belting out Johnny, I was stunned”. I pinch myself when I look at all of the great people that have helped with this dream project.
Luke has been the greatest, thank you Luke!
I started writing with Madeline Stone who was amazing at showing me the ropes, then Victoria Shaw and Amber Rubarth graced me with their writing talents. I love writing and I feel like I have a knack for it. Co-writing with those amazing ladies is a dream, but I comfortably write alone now as well. I would have never dreamed, thank you ladies!
Thanks to Luke and his amazing team at Station West, my music is coming to life. We have 23 songs cut for this album! 9 originals! I would guess that a dozen or so will make the album, and I will add to it a few at a time over the summer. I can’t begin to explain what all goes into making an album. It’s a herculean task, one that only works with a village of tremendously talented people. Luckily Nashville is THE place for this kind of dream to come true. Even a freshman like myself had well over 100 people help with the album. I wish I could name them all, I appreciate their talents so much!
So here we are, on my “artist” website, casting away all fears of inevitable judgement. I’m facing fear and doing something I love, my only expectation is creative fulfillment, certainly not fame, that doesn’t appeal. But if a few people like and listen, that will be more than enough for me.
It’s hard to believe, little old me, the kid who couldn’t sing, the kid who then spent his whole life helping others be seen and heard is making albums and performing in Norway. How terrifying, exciting, dangerous… and glorious. It feels incredible to have a voice.
Midnight Madness Show - 10/29/2019 - Katlyn LoweOctober 29, 2019
Katlyn Lowe is a force to be reckoned with. A talented singer, performer, and songwriter who exudes a measure of honesty and confidence that makes her a unique and undeniable fixture on Nashville’s emerging country landscape. Lowe’s self-penned, spirited debut radio single, “Rise Up” charted at an impressive #69 on country radio’s Music Row charts in 2018 and her sophomore single, “Wild,” rose to #44 on the charts just prior to the release of her debut album, Chasing Tomorrow. The release of her current single, “Last Time,” is being supported with Lowe visiting radio throughout the country into 2020.
The HK & J Recording artist’s debut album was recorded in Nashville, at Historic RCA Studio C on Music Row, and produced by Jim Della Croce and Eddie Gore along with a host of top session musicians including: George Marinelli, Billy Thomas, Glen Worf, Joe Spivey, Bill Lloyd, Eric Montgomery, Nathan Dugger (all who have played and/or recorded with Bonnie Raitt, Vince Gill, the Time Jumpers and Maren Morris or recorded as solo artists).
Lowe was born in Rochester, New York but came of age in Jacksonville, Florida where she began writing songs at age 12 and quickly became known as a strong contender in local singing competitions. While working as a waitress and pre-school teacher, she landed the opportunity to open for Sunny Sweeny–an experience that would instill in her the confidence and drive to pursue her goal of country music stardom.
The budding songwriter moved to Nashville and cut her teeth in the dive bars and honky-tonks of Music City legend. While honing her writing skills, Lowe released a self-titled EP in December of 2017 alongside the single “My Heart Ain’t Free.” “Songwriting for me is like a diary,” Lowe explains, “and everyone lives their own unique story.” For Lowe that story ends up sounding like a distinct blend of homegrown authenticity and what she calls “country sass.” It’s a combination that draws the listener in from the opening lines of a recording and makes her live performance a dynamic, must-see experience..
Lowe admits that she can become stir crazy when she’s been away from the stage for too long. “You can’t control what happens in a live show,” she says with a smile that makes it abundantly clear that Lowe thrives on the spontaneity of crowd interaction and a live mic. Lowe is also aware that she will likely be seen as a role model and carries herself with an air of confidence that she describes as “not taking any guff...in a classy way.”
When she’s not on Lower Broadway jumping on stage for an impromptu set, at one of Nashville’s famed honky-tonks, Lowe lends her talents to Musicians on Call, an organization that connects musicians and performers with people undergoing treatment in area hospitals. Lowe finds her visits to the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital “gratifying” and modestly characterizes her contribution, “Music can do so much good for people.”
What’s undeniably clear about Katlyn Lowe is her profound appreciation for music and the absolute joy she brings to the pursuit. “I have something inside me that I can’t even explain, an inner drive,” she says, “I never envisioned myself doing anything else,” and if her driving talent is any indication, she’ll never have to.
Lowe is surrounded by a team of Nashville music industry pros with full management, label services, publicity, radio and video promotion, social media and tour support. She maintains a steady writing and performing schedule and has written and/or co-written four of the songs on her upcoming debut album, Chasing Tomorrow.
For full bio please visit www.katlynloweofficial.com
Midnight Madness Show - 10/29/2019 - Adam WarnerOctober 29, 2019
His first single release was in 2017 with a song titled “Rowdy As Randall”. The inspiration for the song came from Hank "Randall" Williams Jr., whom Adam will be the first to say reminds him of himself in his younger days.
In early 2018 Adam released his first EP titled “Can’t Get Enough”. It contained the single ”Semper Fi” featuring Trace Adkins (a song dedicated to all active and former military) which was recently chosen the 2019 Country Music Song of the year at the Independent Music awardsin New York City June 22nd, 2019. It also had another tune he co-penned titled “Welcome To The South”, which became used at Nissan Stadium for the Tennessee Titans as a “Welcome” song to the opposing teams!
In November 2018 Adam released a 12 song CD project titled "The Songs that Made Me Adam Warner" recorded live at The Wildhorse in Nashville TN. The project is some of Adam’s favorite songs from his favorite artists.
Late 2019 Adam will release his first full “originals” project titled “Big Storm”, with the title single “Big Storm”, releasing August 30th to all music sites.
He and his band were recently selected to compete in the Hard Rock Cafe Worldwide “Battle of the Bands” competition where they ended up one of the twelve finalist sfromall around the globe.
Adam has toured the United States opening for legendary artists such as Midland, Trace Adkins, Jamey Johnson, Lee Brice, Jarrod Newman, Neil McCoy, American Young, Rhonda Vincent & Darrell Singletary. He has headlined at the Red Skelton Theatre at Vincennes State University (VU), the County Fair in Lawrenceville, IL andFayetteville, PA., The Redneck Mud Mayhem tour and The Horseshoe Riverbend Music Festival. He has performed at the Crystal Grand Theater in the Wisconsin Dells, The Genesse Theater in Waukegan, IL, Tailgates & Tallboys in Peoria, IL, Medals of Honor 5K in Nashville, TN, The National Cornbread Festival in Pittsburg TN and at Nissan Stadium for the Tennessee Titans Pre-Game Tail Gate Party. He also regularly performs at some of Nashville’s legendary clubs including Tootsies, The Local, 3rd & Lindsley and the famed Listening Room to name a few.
For 2 years Adam has hosted his own monthly writer’s round segment at Nashville's infamous "Commodore Lounge” the first Friday of every month
With a band of some of Nashville Tennessee's most experienced musicians backing him, Warner delivers a great traditional country music show packed with original music along with covers of his musical heroes! Adam Warner captivates audiences.