Chris Shrader grew up in the small town of Pulaski, TN, where the local store had a sign reading, “Population: 99, More or Less.” His songs and singing style reflects the music that surrounded him growing up such as Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt and Reba. But his music is also flavored by the eclectic rock music he listened to as a teenager: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, CCR, Jimi Hendrix, Smashing Pumpkins, and the Foo Fighters, among others. Mix in a dash of contemporary country, and you have a soulful, rocking style of traditional country music that is Chris Shrader’s sound alone. He is an endorsed artist with GHS Springs, Taylor Guitars and Clayton Picks, as well as other great companies, playing over 200 shows a year.
Until now, singer-songwriter Ryan Griffin’s biggest claim to fame may have been that he co-wrote Kelsea Ballerini’s chart-topping hit “Dibs”…but that all changed with the 2017 release of his first EP ‘Sake of the Summer’, led by the single, “Back Seats & Burnt CDs.” So who is Ryan Griffin as an artist? The same young man he is as a person. He’s a young husband and father. He’s a singer who draws from such varied influences as George Strait and Brian McKnight. He’s a songwriter whose words mirror the truth, vulnerability and compassion he feels. “My whole life is about being transparent and being real,” Ryan admits. “Music needs to be honest, or I don’t want to represent it. All I’ve wanted to do was make music that’s true to who I am…authentic…that I can stand onstage and be proud to sing.” That’s who Ryan Griffin is. And that’s what makes Ryan and his music worth getting to know.
Known as much as a performer as a singer, Drew brings a rousing, energy-packed show to every opening or headlining date. “I am so very excited for my fans and future fans to hear my song ‘Dance With Ya.’ I went into the songwriting session with this melody in my head, and I said I want something that I could dance to. That’s what we created,” says Baldridge. “I want to build my career the way Eric Church built his. He has an incredible fan base that he gained out on the road, which is similar to what we are doing. “Team work makes the dream work’ is the motto me and my band go by.”
Together, LANco is Brandon Lancaster (lead vocals), Chandler Baldwin (bass), Jared Hampton (keyboards, banjo), Tripp Howell (drums), and Eric Steedly (lead guitar). The first result of their collaboration is LANco’s four-song, self-titled 2015 EP, now streaming exclusively on Spotify, with each song written or co-written by Lancaster. The EP offers first-time LANco listeners a taste of the distinctive style that defines the band’s music, from production to songwriting. Carrying forward one of the core traditions of great country music, Lancaster adds that you’ll find “aspects of classic country songwriting within the music; we have stories being told.” But even in its storytelling, LANco is carving a lyrical niche, with writing designed to offer “unique perspectives of very universal situations.”
Watch LANco’s music video for “Greatest Love Story” below:
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Upcoming Dates: Friday October 6 and Saturday October 7 at Moonshine Flats
Hailing from the coast of the Carolinas, Jerry Jacobs is making waves as one of Nashville’s up-and-coming singer-songwriters and entertainers. Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Jacobs has spent years traveing around the United States performing in front of new audiences and crafting songs that capture the American experience. Jacobs and his band perform a mix of country music, rock, pop, top 40, and 90s and are regarded as one of the most exciting and entertaining new acts out of Music City. Jacobs’ all-star band features three elite musicians who have toured the country playing alongside some of today’s biggest country stars, and Jacobs himself has shared the stage with the likes of Kid Rock, Cole Swindell, Love and Theft, and Randy Houser. Jacobs and his band are known for their high-energy showthat dances across genre lines and can been seen nightly in some of the world’s most famous Honky Tonks and clubs.
Watch Jerry Jacobs perform “Top Down” live at Moonshine Beach below:
Friday September 29 at Moonshine Beach –Guest List
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Upcoming Dates: Friday November 3 & Saturday November 4 at Moonshine Flats
Scotty Alexander is a singer, songwriter, guitar and fiddle slinger that lives in Nashville, TN. From modern to classic country, Scotty and his band have performed for PBR and NFR events for the past 10 years as well as his own show in Las Vegas before moving to TN. Scotty has toured with Neal McCoy, Bryan White, Wayne Newton, Big and Rich and played the Grand Ole Opry. Along with performing and touring with his own band Scotty also performs with the star of ABC’s “Pretty Little Liars” Lucy Hale. They have recently made TV appearances together on Good Morning America, Kelly and Michael, So You Think You Can Dance and Ellen.
The duo, made up of Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, met after they both moved to Nashville to pursue musical careers and quickly discovered a shared vision of combining dance moves, soul, rock and pop into a high-energy version of contemporary country. They have enjoyed hits with songs such as “Keep In Mind” and “The Best Seat In The House,” and have written the chart-topping hits, “You Gonna Fly” for Keith Urban and “Truck Yeah” for Tim McGraw. LOCASH has built their brand through songwriting, performing in some of the most prestigious venues in the world and sharing stages with acts ranging from Tim McGraw to KISS. Their aiming for success with this new record deal. “I don’t think you can be in a better position than what we are right now. We have studied with the best, and for the first time ever, we are confident that our songs and live performances are at the top of their game, so get ready to experience Livin’ Loud with LOCASH,” says Lucas.
Saturday October 14 at Moonshine Flats – Guest List
Upcoming Dates: Friday February 9 and Saturday February 10 at Moonshine Flats
Brandon Ray was born in the small West-Texas town of Big Spring. Raised on Rock n’ Roll, Country and Motown he picked up the guitar at the young age of 13. At 18 he was out on the road with his first band and played 750 shows in 3 years including supporting the likes of Fall Out Boy, Switchfoot and grueling summers on Vans Warped Tour. Brandon moved to Nashville in 2008 to pursue a career in songwriting. After arriving in Nashville,Brandon landed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV, representation at CAA,toured playing guitar for Brett Eldredge (Taylor Swift- Red Tour) and has lent vocals to numerous demos for various publishers and songwriters…all while developing his own sound. This year Brandon has opened for artists such as Kip Moore, Jon Pardi and David Nail.
Maggie Rose is a rare triple threat: a multi-faceted artist who can write, perform, and produce a hit song. Raised in Maryland, Rose cut her teeth as the leader of a Bruce Springsteen cover band before beginning to write her own songs, drawing on her unique background — including a move to Nashville as a 19 year old — for inspiration. Since then, she’s filled her resume with accolades, awards, and chart hits, including more than 40 appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, an Emmy Award, multiple performances on the nationally-syndicated Bobby Bones Show, and praise from outlets like Vogue, The New York Times and NPR. The buzz reached a fever-pitch with her newer songs that combine the exhilaration of hip-hop with the impact of ’80s rock and the rootsy, story-based stomp of country music. Rose is currently in the studio, working on a project that continues display her evolving style, transcend norms and showcases her unique artistry and sonic and lyrical versatility.
Saturday October 21 at Moonshine Beach – Guest List
Spawned from the outskirts of Los Angeles, the band features lead vocalist Daniel Alan along with Dave Rea on acoustic guitars and vocals. The veteran, quick-pickin’ “Uncle Marty” Wagner, rips it up on lead guitar, opposite the rolling thunder of Eric Sachs on bass and powerhouse drumming of Rob Jones who round out their driving rhythm section. Highway Starr has raised the standard by combining the music, attitude and showmanship in their concert style shows throughout the region. Their vast set list includes contemporary hits by Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Eric Church and many more!
Saturday October 21 at Moonshine Flats –Guest List
Upcoming Dates: Friday November 10 & Saturday November 11 at Moonshine Flats
All the way from Nashville, The Matte Gray Band consistently brings the house down with unparalleled musicianship, killer three-part harmony vocals and a crazy party-throwing setlist. When they’re not playing at Moonshine Flats and Moonshine Beach in San Diego, they are headlining at the best honky tonks on Broadway in Nashville and have been in the studio crafting their very first and much anticipated original EP. The Matte Gray Band is made up of Jared Gray on lead vocals and guitar, Matt Griffith on vocals and electric guitar, Tim Hull on lead guitar, Tim Denbo on bass and vocals and Olajuwon Jackson on drums.
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Saturday October 28 at Moonshine Flats – Guest List
Upcoming Dates: Friday November 17 & Saturday November 18 at Moonshine Flats
The Martin McDaniel Band is one of the hottest up and coming bands to hit Nashville and Country music in quite some time. With McDaniel’s soulful voice and fiery guitar playing leading the show, the band’s tight vocals and stage presence light up the room everywhere they go!
Saturday October 28 at Moonshine Beach –Guest List
Upcoming Dates: Friday November 24 and Saturday November 25 at Moonshine Flats
Redwood Black came to life in 2017. Members JT Harker, Joe Devenney, Alex Seller, Todd Coogan and Joe Conner were previously known as Honky Tonk Boombox. Residing in the metropolis of Los Angeles, their sound combines the richness and depth of California’s country music heritage and a rock/pop edge that only comes from being immersed in the LA music scene.
GeorgiaChrome covers it all from brand new chart topping country to old school Americana, delivered from the souls of collective national touring musicians together in a one-two sonic punch. They cover songs from artists like Miranda Lambert, Gretchen Wilson, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, The Band Perry and Taylor Swift, to name a few.
Growing up in a strong Southern Baptist home, Campbell fell in love early with the sounds of Country radio and built a foundation, not just as a singer and performer, but as a songwriter. That dedication to the craft made him not only understand the importance of creating songs like the fan-favorite “Tomorrow Tonight” with trusted collaborators, but also to keep constantly writing. It’s an ethos that recently led to Garth Brooks himself cutting his track “All American Kid” for Man Against the Machine. And now, the release of “Outskirts of Heaven,” serves as the blueprint for his road ahead, full of songs that tug at heartstrings, push boundaries and seep in with infectious melodies. “All the songs we are writing are all very committed and current,” Campbell says. “But it’s still me, singing. That’s the main thing I want people to say, at the end of the day: that I’m a great singer, who truly loves country music.”
Saturday December 2 at Moonshine Flats – Guest List
Cody Webb, a gifted Nashville singer/songwriter/musician represented by Monument Entertainment, LLC, meticulously crafted his 2015 Album Release, “SALT.” Not bound by conventional influences, “SALT” is a unique blend of musical genres with a fresh new sound. Cody and his band hit 58 cities last year on tour and 2016 proves to be another busy year touring around the country. Cody has shared the stage with all-star acts such as Frankie Ballard, Old Dominion, Cole Swindell, Lonestar, Easton Corbin and many more.
Watch Cody Webb perform at Moonshine Flats and Moonshine Beach below:
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A singer and songwriter whose music embodies both the small town aspect of country music and the catchiness of pop, Cam was born in Huntington Beach and raised in Lafayette, a small but comfortable community in the northern California. Cam went from contemporary pop in 2010 to writing and singing country-oriented material in 2012. After moving to Nashville in 2013, Cam recorded an album, financed through Kickstarter, that featured Tyler Johnson and producer Jeff Bhasker. By Spring of 2015, she signed a record deal with Arista Nashville/RCA Records, and a four-song EP, Welcome to Cam Country, debuted on Spotify. The accolades continued with the rise of “Burning House,” which Rolling Stone Country Called “haunting” and “one of the most buzzed-about tunes of the year.” Cam also became the most nominated female at the 2016 ACM Awards with a total of six nods and she also received a 2016 Grammy nomination for “Best Country Solo Performance” and “Female Vocalist of the Year” and “Breakthrough Female Vocalist of the Year” at the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards.
Logan Mize is an accomplished country singer/songwriter from Clearwater, Kansas, who has deep musical roots to his family tree. His great uncle was Billy Mize, largely known for crafting and evolving the legendary Bakersfield sound, which included musical pioneers Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. In 2010, several years after moving to Nashville, Logan signed a publishing/record deal with Big Yellow Dog Music and a booking deal with William Morris Endeavor. He spent the next seven years playing seemingly every venue in every town across the U.S. and winning over fans every stop along the way. In 2016, Mize made waves when he booked a solo acoustic tour via social media and traveled more than 20 thousand miles in less than two months in a 1989 Chevy station wagon named “Glenn” running his own sound and lighting performing 2- and 3-hour acoustic shows for fans across the country. Mize is excited for this new chapter and this new, much-anticipated release with Big Yellow Dog Music.
Just a few miles from Athens, the region’s musical center, Corey Smith was born in Jefferson, Georgia. After writing songs and performing them at parties, Smith began to release his own self-produced albums since 2003. Singer-songwriter and tour artist did it differently for his 10th album, While the Gettin’ is Good, with the help of Sugar Hill Records. The project will be the first time he lets go of his producing his own music and trusting bonafide country music producer, Keith Stegall, who has worked on chart-topping albums for Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band. Smith has been able to focus solely on performing instead of being bombarded by the decision-making and drilling that comes with producing.
Watch Corey Smith perform “If I Could Do It Again” at Moonshine Beach below:
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It is that drive, paired with raw talent and business savvy, that took John King out of a little mountain town in Georgia and into the spotlight opening for award-winning artists, playing over 150 dates per year, prior to having a booking agent.
John took serious interest in guitar when he realized that he could figure out how to play his favorite songs, but then went on to modify them. “That’s when I realized that I could write my own music. I started simply by playing familiar melodies and turning them into funny songs with lyrics about my friends.” In 2013, Black River Entertainment signed John King to their artist roster and one of the first steps since signing with Black River Entertainment is the newly signed deal with the Nashville based booking agency William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. Currently, John is in the studio recording his debut album on Black River Entertainment and continues to tour.
Listen to John King’s single “On Your Lips” below:
Wes Cook Band
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Wes Cook is a Country music singer-songwriter living in Nashville, TN. Born and raised in Knoxville, TN, Wes grew up on music ranging from Rock-n-roll to Classic Country, 90’s Country, Southern Rock to Bluegrass, all of which play a roll in his passion and sound on stage. Cool Southern Rock with the grit of rock-n-roll and a lyrical composer of Country music is what you will find at a Wes Cook Band show.
Holland Marie is one of the most talented female vocalist you will ever hear!! She rocks the stage everytime she performs. She loves Country music, however Southern Rock with a touch of blues seems to be her calling…playing everything from Patsy Cline to Bruno Mars and Garth Brooks to Journey Hollands stage show never has a dull moment.Holland Marie can hold her own against any band in the area and once you’ve seen a show, you’re sure to be an instant fan.
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As one of the most successful developing artists stories of the year, Dylan Scott rides a wave of momentum leading into his debut, self-titled album. Having been named one of Spotify’s Spotlight on 2016 Country Artists, fans have already consumed millions of plays on new music through his engagement across social media and streaming. Following the success of his debut single, “Makin’ This Boy Go Crazy”, “Crazy Over Me” debuted at #14 on the Billboard Sales Chart and “My Girl” subsequently repeated as the highest charted country single its week of release at #30.
Watch Dylan Scott’s music video for “Hooked” below:
Watch Dylan Scott perform “My Girl” at Moonshine Beach:
Lucas grew up in a small farming town of 44 people in Hubbell, Nebraska. His passion for music led him to Nashville, TN. Lucas scored a series for HBO with over 180 songs in 13 episodes – his song “If Only I Could” was featured on the hit TV show “Smallville” on the WB. Lucas continued his writing success with two TV show theme songs on Discovery Network and GAC TV. His single “Flip Flops” premiered on Sirius XM “The Highway” and on ZUUS, CMT.com and GACTV.com and his follow up single “Hallabamalujah” also premiered on Sirius XM. With a restless creative spirit, abundance of Midwestern charm and a work ethic that won’t let him slow down, it looks like the best is yet to come.
Listen to Lucas Hoge’s music video to “Dirty South” below:
AaronWatson grew up listening to George Jones, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson in Amarillo, Texas. His career began in 2002 when he released his first album, Shutupanddance, gaining radio airplay and attention throughout the nation. After that record’s success, Watson has collaborated with many musicians such as Dale Watson, Jack Ingram and Willie Nelson. In February 2015, Watson made history when he released The Underdog and became the first solo artist to debut at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums. His single, “That Look,” was placed in the top 10 of the Billboard Country Digital Songs Chart and was one of the most successful/selling independent singles by the end of the year.
Listen to AaronWatson’s single “Outta Style” below:
Watch AaronWatson perform “Outta Style” at Moonshine Flats:
In just over 10 years, Casey Donahew has risen from being a favorite on the local Texas music scene to a nationally popular touring act who consistently sells out venues across the country. From Red Rocks to his regular stomping ground, Billy Bob’s Texas, Donahew burns up stages of all sizes, serving up his own sizzling brand of country to his devoted eager fans. Donahew has topped the Texas charts time and again with each single, racking up twelve No. 1 singles throughout the course of his impressive, self-made career.
Watch Casey Donahew’s music video for “Kiss Me” below:
Universal Music Group Nashville has signed singer/songwriter Brandon Lay. A Tennessee native, Brandon attended Union University in Jackson, TN where he played college basketball. He moved to Nashville after graduating in 2010 and in 2013 signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell. This past December, Brandon was honored at the 20th Annual ASCAP Foundation Awards in New York where he received the Harold Adamson Lyric Award, presented to an outstanding lyricist who has participated in one of the foundation’s songwriter workshops. Several country artists are taken notice of his songwriting talent, including Cole Swindell who recorded “Home Game” for his current album, a song co-written by Brandon. He has built an established college-based following, touring with the likes of Old Dominion, Eli Young Band, Brantley Gilbert, Jake Owen, Darryl Worley, Ronnie Milsap, Randy Rogers Band and Wade Bowen. When not on the road Brandon spends his time in Nashville writing and recording.
Listen to Brandon Lay’s lyric video for “Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers” below:
Tyler Rich is a Country Singer/Songwriter from a small Northern California farming community called Yuba City, and based in Nashville, TN. Tyler has performed along side some of the industries top artists including, Cole Swindell, Sam Hunt, Dan + Shay, Gloriana, Canaan Smith, Maddie & Tae, and more! Tyler’s first single “Radio”, hit iTunes in May 2015 and is already getting rotations on numerous radio stations across the country, including iHeartRadio. Tyler was named “One to Watch in 2015” at the Country Music Social Media Awards (CMChatty’s) in Nashville, June 2015.
Watch Tyler Rich’s Wednesday Night Live interview at Moonshine Beach below:
Chris Weaver Band
“Make no mistake about it. The ChrisWeaver Band is an act that is one of the most musically unique that has come down the pike in quite some time. Are Weaver & Co. country? Yes, without a doubt. But, there is a definite R&B / soul twinge to the music of the West Virginia native that has people within the industry watching with interest.” – Billboard.com
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Watch Chris Weaver Band’s perform “Sunday Morning” below:
Music defines Chase Bryant. At every level and in often unexpected ways, his truths are expressed in melody, lyrics, hooks and sounds … but his reality goes even deeper than that. Bryant’s heritage is defined by music. His upbringing, his craft, his inspiration and his obsessions are all centered in the same – which is good – because there’s no other way to explain how a 23-year-old Texan could already be a top-flight guitar player, head-turning songwriter, RED BOW recording artist and co-producer of his debut album. Bryant focuses his muse on the commonalities people share. “We all have a destination,” he says. “We all have dreams we want to follow. I’m no different than anybody else, I just sing about it. It’s my job to put the party on and give people a good reason to have fun.” And that he does, whether it’s in the soaring groove of “Little Bit of You,” the sparkling “Fire,” unabashed romanticism of “Change Your Name” or the vocally-charged, guitar-shredding Top 10 debut single “Take It On Back.”
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