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“I’m a country boy. There’s nothin’ about me that ain’t. I’ve entertained crowds of 80,000 people working stadiums, festivals, fairs and beer joints. Worked with my hands, built a family, ran 3 bars and sang in way too many so yes, i know somethin’ about making my audience happy. And yes, I talk to God…” JC.

 

Recording artist, Johnny Collier, brings something unique to his fans and followers in today’s music scene. Digging deep into his Muscle Shoals and Nashville roots, Johnny mixes country music’s past and present to create a passionate, soulful music adventure. This isn’t the stuff your Daddy stomped his boots to, but it kind of is. You’ll hear a hint of R&B and Blues flavoring. Johnny’s is not a rock show, but it totally does. His ability to fuse that feel-good driving country beat together with a contemporary musical vision lead Johnny to write hot selling fan favorites like “Hole In My Heart”, “I Got This…”, and “Never Really Famous”. “I’m blessed” Johnny says, “ to perform an average of 140 concerts each year all over the South for crowds up to 80,000 people. People tell me all the time ‘Man, you are so smooth. The music just flows out of you and it looks like you’re enjoying every second’ and the truth is… I really am. And they get to come along.”

With a successful career in the music and entertainment industry, Johnny Collier has earned a long and loyal fan base. Whether he’s headlining or workin’ a honky-tonk, Johnny’s style of music attracts a large audience. Johnny travels making new friends and greeting old ones. His schedule of dates and performances reflect concerts and shows ranging from fairs, festivals, dance halls and night clubs to organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital, America’s Trail Ride Association, tourist venues booked as much as a year in advance and engagements overseas.

It’s true that his schedule and work ethics led to Johnny’s being called “The Hardest Working Guy in Show Business”. Wayne Chaney, stage manager for LITTLE RICHARD, says “When I call Johnny, I don’t have to worry. He just says when & where do you need me”.

The early years placed Johnny Collier into the professional realm when he started singing with THE HANK WILLIAMS, JR. BAND as they needed a front man to replace Hank while he recouped from touring. Then, forming his own band with musicians such as Roger Clark, Drummer from THE STEVE MILLER BAND & THE GREATFUL DEAD, Johnny started to write and record his own material and found himself working with members of THE LITTLE RICHARD BAND, opening for JIM ED BROWN and doing sessions at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. 1995 found Johnny backing Nashville artist’s like TIM HILLIARD and being asked to do a tour in Japan.

In 1997, Johnny re-united with his birth father, Mark Collier, who retired from the music business in the 80’s. Johnny and his father re-opened MOLLIE MUSIC PUBLISHING. The two began recording and working with other artists from Disneyland California and Nashville.

Next, Johnny recorded an album titled “Take You To The Country” on Jasmine Records and in 1999, MMG Records released and promoted several singles from the Album. An earlier version of “Honey for Hire” charted at #33 on The Worldwide Top 100 Singles Chart and his music was known across the US and in several foreign countries… Australia in particular, where Beth Brown played Johnny’s hot new single on her Radio Show reaching 7.5 million listeners. Another single, “Love Let Her”, earned Johnny the title of Artist of the Year in 2003 by remaining in the Top 5 for 28 consecutive weeks!

Johnny hosted his own TV show during this time on W10BV broadcasting from Ethridge, Tennessee, with owner and friend, Sarah Evetts, known for starting the smallest TV station in America and catapulting to worldwide fame and success when appearing on Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, USA Today, and more.

Johnny’s talent and manner enables him to work with some of the best in the business including Natalie Stovall And The Drive, T. Graham Brown, ACM Top New Female Vocalist Nominee -Joy Lynn White, Mark Herndon ‘Alabama’, Songwriter/Producer-Billy Lawson, Logan Mize, Daryl Singletary, Members of the Hank, Jr. Band, Marty Raybon ‘Shenandoah’, Stella Parton, King of Beach Music-Clifford Curry, Razzy Bailey, Blue Mother Tupelo, Fred “Re-run” Berry, Jim Ed Brown, Terri “Somebody’s Knockin” Gibbs, Freddie Weller, Seidina Reed, Donna Fargo, Wanda Jackson, Producer-Bud Logan, Members of the Little Richard Band, Engineer-Jerry Masters and Two Time Musician of the Year-Kirk Johnson.

After years of playing music on the road all over the US, Johnny spent 2017 & 2018 working on his second album and touring the country. In April, 2018, Johnny had a bit of set back when he suffered a massive and severe subarachnoid hemorrhage (ruptured brain aneurysm) and stroke and underwent 3 brain surgeries including endovascular coiling, carotid angioplasty and the insertion of a sleeve/stent in the Aneurysm site. Johnny spent 3 weeks in the Neurosurgical ICU at UAB in Birmingham, Alabama, and then several months recovering there after. With the grace of God, his wife, family, friends, and thousands and thousands of prayers, cards, well wishes and love from his fans and followers, Johnny pulled through miraculously well and began touring again about 6 months later.

Johnny is so proud to announce the release of his new album “Love Me For Who I Am”. The music in this album is straight from Johnny’s heart and tells stories and shares insites that everyone can relate to. The album, released November 1st, 2019, is available for purchase through this website, CD-Baby and at Johnny’s concerts. The album is also available for Digital Download and streaming from over 150 music media sites world wide including iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, Spotify, YouTube and many others. 

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Reba Nicole, a native of Houma, Louisiana has been actively pursuing music since she was 5 years old. She began piano and voice lessons around this time and quickly fell in love with how music made her feel. In 2005, her family made a big move to Tullahoma, Tennessee. Here, she met a few of her inspirations, Amy Cooley and Peggy Burton. At nine years old, she became aware of the power that lyrics can hold, and began her writing career. Reba has been performing in the local South Jackson Goes Country Show every year for the last 15 years! This is really where she found her voice and love for performing on stage! Around age 15, Reba picked up the guitar and began using those skills to dig deeper into her writing. Since then, Reba has become a traveling nurse in Labor & Delivery. “I want to thank my parents for believing in me and supporting me always! With their help, I’ve challenged myself to the big stage and now work with big-time musicians Charlie Allen, Johnny Garcia, and others! If it weren’t for Tiffany (Charlie’s fiancé)and my parents, I never would’ve met Charlie! I am incredibly grateful to soon release my new album! Be on the lookout for my new single, “Pour Me Some Whiskey!”

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Johnny Garcia, a Texas native, moved to the Nashville area in 1991 and has been performing, producing, and songwriting.  Johnny is also known for playing guitar for Trisha Yearwood as well as being her music director.  Additionally, Johnny has worked with many other major players in the music industry including Garth Brooks. 
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Joining Johnny will be Jeremy Bowman, a Philadelphia native and country music singer with a long history of creating and performing hits in the music business.
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I’m a singer songwriter making my way in Nashville with Christian pop music! I just wrapped up my second episode of TLC’s “My 600lb life” where they aired several of my original songs. Now that my new life has begun I am excited to venture out into the Nashville music scene. 

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Tonight's guest on The Midnight Madness Show is Samantha Watters accompanied by Randy Finchum.  Join us for an hour of original music and interviews hosted by the DJ Doctor.

 

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Nashville-based country and folk singer/songwriter/guitarist Taylor Borton is creating a stir with the release of her debut single, “Give A Damn.” The song illustrates her true demeanor and independence. Her latest single "Native" promotes a sense of belonging in a new place. She wrote it so that her friends and fans could relate with her and not feel alone. Both singles are now available on leading streaming music platforms.

Putting her own twist on traditional country, folk and Americana styles, some of Taylor's influences include John Prine, Loretta Lynn, and songwriter Lori McKenna. Taylor says: “I'm a strong believer in fate and my gut told me to travel the road of music, so I had to.” That was enough reason to buy her first guitar, at age twelve. Having a guitar in her hands and the strength of her voice gave her confidence, and by the age of fifteen she began to write down her own stories for everyone to hear. In her free time she mentored students at a local music store, up to high school graduation.

​With a yearning desire to live in "Music City", Taylor moved from Youngstown, OH to Nashville, TN at age nineteen. She graduated from The Blackbird Academy, where she studied audio engineering. The learning experience is one she said she’ll never forget, meeting so many influential people. Taylor plans to stay in Nashville to focus on her songwriting career. Her biggest goal is to tour and perform around the world, inspiring others who might feel as afraid as she once did. “Chasing a music career is more of a challenge than anything, but that’s what makes it so worthwhile”, says she. Taylor Borton is poised to gracefully continue that chase, with hope you'll come along for the ride. 

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This week's guest on the Midnight Madness Show is Jara Ward, California born, Montana raised & Nashville livin'!

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Krystal had her own taste in music from an early age when she caught a snippet of Alan Jackson on the radio. From then she was hooked on steel guitar and lyrics that painted a picture of the humble truths of life. After years of bouncing on her bed singing Shania Twain, playing with a toy guitar, and singing songs she had written to her dog, Krystal's parents bought her her first guitar. Krystal took off learning chords to play her favorite songs and soon began to craft and write her own. Krystal, originally from Hickory, NC, has been on a musical journey leading her to her current residence in Nashville, TN. Krystal is a strong believer in the power of music to heal hearts and communities. Because of this belief, Krystal works during the day as a psychiatric music therapist. When she is not working, Krystal is writing and playing music at the downtown honky tonks and other local venues, as well as, traveling to spread her music to a larger audience. Krystal's sound is as quirky as her person and she is not afraid to show some honest humor in her material such as her first single "You had me at Double Wide." Krystal pulls her inspiration from classic and outlaw artist's such as Willie and Loretta as well as the modern likes of Miranda Lambert, Jennifer Nettles, and Chris Stapleton to result in a twangy blues of her own. ​

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My name is Presley Aaron. I’m from a small town in South Carolina and just moved to Nashville. I’ve been playing shows since I’ve been 16 and traveling every weekend ever since. Music is what I love to do and make. It’s my passion. I love to write what I feel and hope there is people out there that can relate. 

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Hailing from Chicago, IL, Joe Denny is a fresh face in the Nashville (TN) music scene. With roots originating in gospel, classic rock, folk, and country, Joe’s music translates his upbringing and experiences in a new but familiar way, paralleling a traditional American lifestyle. With many artists looking to change the music scene, Joe is one of the rarer artists looking to preserve traditional styles in efforts of curating something new.

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