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.
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
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.
Please sign up for our mailing list to stay up-to-date on all the latest developments and news. Browse around the site, enjoy the music and feel free to contact us anytime. Thank you for visiting, and for your continued support!
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.