Archive for November 2017

Rest in Peace Mel Tillis

Mel Tillis was one of the best songwriters Nashville has ever seen! Inducted into The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, The Grand Ol' Opy and The Country Music Hall of Fame, there will never be another quite like him! Having overcome obstacles his entire life, he is a true testament to perseverance! Thanks for listening to our host, Boston Chris, recount this legend's extraordinary career and life! Thank you for the music Mel Tillis!!

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Have a safe Thanksgiving and we will see y'all for season 3 on December 11th! 

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Thanks for checking out the 200th edition of the show! This week, in our season 2 finale, we have a huge surprise for you! Our guest for this episode was born in Atlanta, GA in 1954. He has recorded 13 studio albums and charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts!! 8 of those songs reached top 10 status, and 3 reached the top of the charts! In 2014, his first gospel release “Forever Changed” garnered a Grammy Award nomination and included collaboration with music industry giants Leon Russell, The Oak Ridge Boys, Steve Cropper, Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Booth Brothers, Three Bridges, Jimmy Fortune, Sonya Isaacs, and Jason Crabb. Ladies & gentlemen it is a huge honor to talk with the one and only, Mr. T. Graham Brown on this show! Also included in this episode is a live, acoustic performance of "Wine Into Water" live from Mansion Studio!

 

(Courtesy of http://www.tgrahambrown.com/)

The inimitable T. Graham Brown began his musical journey in 1973 while attending the University of Georgia in his hometown of Athens. After moving to Nashville in 1982, the Grammy nominated, CMA Award, Diamond Addy Award for excellence in advertising, back to back Prism Award winning chart topper honed his skills as a songwriter after signing with EMI Publishing Company. At the same time, he began to sing songwriter's demos and the writers and producers began to hear the power and soul in his singing and his dynamic ability to interpret words and music through a perfectly pitched voice. The Nashville music business knew his was a talent to be reckoned with. Within two years of arriving in Music City, Capitol Records signed him to an exclusive recording contract and what would become a long list of albums that took country music by storm. He has also recorded for Warner Brothers and Sony and now has a recording relationship with Sony Red and a retail partnership with Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores. Simultaneously, he started a long and successful career singing advertising jingles, he was the "Face and Voice" of Taco Bell's wildly successful "Run for the Border" T.V. campaign for over four years. His wide range of vocal ability could also be heard on national music ads for McDonald's, Burger King, Hardee's, Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, 7-up, Almond Joy, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Ford, Dodge, Harrah's Casinos and dozens more.

He has hit the Billboard, Cash Box and Christian Music Charts 35 times with hits such as "I Tell It Like It Used to Be". the self-penned "Hell and High Water", and "Darlene." Also, he wrote the multiple award winning song, "Wine Into Water", which has been recordedover one hundred times by artists all over the world, most recently by country superstar Loretta Lynn on her latest critically acclaimed album, "Full Circle."

 

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Thanks for checking out the 199th episode of the show! In this episode our host Boston Chris and special co-host Exalt talk to Mista Roe! Recently on a chance meeting, Louise and I happened to come across an amazing recording artist from the city of Shreveport. His nickname is “The RnB King of Shreveport”, he has fans all over the world and he recently performed in New Mexico on the “Ladies Night Out” tour with nationally known recording artists H-Town, 112, Jon B & Hi-Five! His latest project has made huge buzz with it’s online debut, landing at #55 in the R&B top 100 iTunes chart. He is also part of the cast for a brand new television series on the AMC network called “The Fifth Ward”. We are very excited to introduce everyone out there to Mista Roe!

(Courtesy of http://www.mistaroe.com/)

Mista Roe is an incomparable singer/songwriter, actor, and CEO ofMista Roe Music Group, Inc.  As a recording artist, he is internationally known with fans in Germany, Japan, Canada, and the United States. He recently performed as a co-headliner on the “Ladies Night Out” tour in Albuquerque, NM with platinum recording artists, H-Town, 112, Jon B, and Hi-Five.

With hits like “Bees and Birds” and "Don't Matter" from his sophomore album entitled "The RnB King of Shreveport", he's sure to climb the charts.  His latest project and what many are calling “his best music to date,” made a huge buzz with it’s online debut, landing the #55 Spot in the R&B Top 100 on iTunes charts. He's worked with several reputable named producers, including Samuel "Knucklehead" Irving who was named "Producer of the year" at the 2014 BMI awards, and also a platinum plaque recipient for his work with August Alsina. He's collaborated with Emmanuel "Eman" Anene who is a platinum plaque holder and is accredited for his works with Stevie Wonder, Dondria, Daddy Yankee, and Slim of 112. Mista Roe is a musical extraordinaire on the rise.

 

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Thanks for checking out the 198th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! This week we have a very special guest, they are a 3 piece family band that plays a mixture of blues, country and rock & roll! From Stonewall, LA, brothers Landry & Cardis along with dad Steve Wilkinson have been playing music for as long as they can remember. They have opened for big name acts like Jerrod Niemann, Stoney LaRue & The Josh Abbott Band and they thoroughly enjoy making friends along this journey called music! Ladies & Gentlemen, we are thrilled to introduce Landry & Company!!

(Courtesy of https://www.landryrocks.com/)

Landry & Company is a family band that consists of a father and his two sons.  Oldest son, Landry Wilkinson on guitar and vocals; little brother, Cardis Wilkinson on bass, vocals and keys; and dad, Steve Wilkinson on drums and vocals.  
     The band was named jokingly when older son, Landry would sit in with his dad's bands at a very young age.  The other band members would call it "Landry & Company".  When little brother Cardis started playing at the age of 6, he rapidly caught up with big brother and dad in talent.  By the time that little brother was 7 years old, the band was playing festivals and events throughout Louisiana, Texas, and even as far away as Florida, keeping the name Landry & Company.

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Thanks for checking out the 197th episode of The ETX ROCKS Show! In this episode our host Louise Leone interviews a young country music prodigy from Weatherford, TX! Jack Barksdale was in East Texas for the Texas Country Music Awards and stopped in to chat about his music, his influences and how he got his love for classic, traditional country music! Jack shows off his incredible guitar chops in 2 songs including an original he wrote about his memories and emotions from his mom's battle with cancer! He also talks about his dream of playing with Willie Nelson & Kris Kristofferson someday!

(Courtesy of https://jackbarksdale.com/bio)
Less than a year ago, while on vacation with his family, Jack Barksdale stopped by the fabled Luckenbach, Texas for a tshirt. In a fortuitous twist of fate, Jack ended up playing in the nightly Luckenbach Picker's Circle. Though it was his first time to perform publicly, Jack had found his people and his path.  And his musical journey has been a whirlwind ever since. 
Jack Barksdale is a 10 year old singer/songwriter from Weatherford, Texas.  In less than a year Jack has already been fortunate to share the stage with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Verlon Thompson, Jason Eady, Wade Bowen and Courtney Patton. 
Jack plays guitar, slide guitar, mandolin and ukulele, but considers himself first and foremost a songwriter. 

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Thanks for checking out the 196th episode of the show! If you like country music, and I mean REAL country music, then you will fall in love with our guest this week! She is a young singer/songwriter from Waco, TX who is not afraid of using the steel guitar, the fiddle and that country wail in her vocals. Listening to her music can take you back and make you think you’re listening to the female Hank Williams Sr! She got her start as the tour manager for Texas legend Jason Eady and later started performing with him and his band. In 2014 she released her first full length album titled “Love & Liquor” and in 2015 was named “Best New Female Vocalist of the Year” by The Texas Regional Radio Music Awards. She is undoubtedly a breath of fresh air for traditional country fans. Let me introduce everyone to Miss Kayla Ray for the first time on The ETX ROCKS Show!!

(Courtesy of http://kaylaraymusic.com/)

Kayla Ray is a young Texas Native who delivers country music with rawness and honesty.  Her music is polished by her feminine sass and bright smile. While she was raised solely by worldly experience and heartache, Kayla has had the incredible ability to overcome any circumstance. The fire this ability has built inside of her rings loud and clear in her genuine delivery of pure country music. She has surrounded herself with music from our past; growing up she poured over the work of country music giants such as: Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Tanya Tucker, Merle Haggard, George Jones, and Willie Nelson. Although the influence of these artists is prominent in her strong delivery and original lyrics, she has developed a truly unique and captivating style that is all her own. She is very proud and “blessed” as she puts it, to have had the opportunities that she has had thus far in her music career.

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