In the past few years Nashville native Kimberley Locke, a pop/R&B singer, has had eight Top 20 Adult Contemporary hits, three #1 Dance hits, and eight #1’s across various Billboard charts. She also had three #1 Christmas singles which led to a holiday tour with Dave Koz, whom she dueted with on the classic, “Please Come Home for Christmas.”
She gained fame with her participation in the 2003 American Idol® television series where she was second runner up, and in 2007 she garnered media attention for her participation in VH1’s “Celebrity Fit Club.”
Do you like oldies rock-n-roll and the great rhythm & blues music that just makes you feel good and want to dance? Do you remember the groups with the powerful horn sections and multiple vocalists? If so, the Garage Band Revival, founded by Don Dickerson, may just be your ticket. This thirteen piece musical group is composed of volunteer musicians with various business and professional backgrounds. The members of the group include:
Bethany Young is 15 years old and sang her first solo at the age of 2. She has performed at several local venues including The Lion's Club Revue Show, Gallatin Square Fest, Shalom Zone Benefit Concert and has placed 3 years consecutively in the Sing Sumner Talent Contest. She is a freshman at Gallatin High School where she is involved in choir and is a starter for the volleyball team. She is an active member at Lifechurch.tv in Hendersonville where she is involved with the youth and children's ministry and many local mission projects.
Watch Bethany on YouTube.
Grace Adele has mixed elements of Americana, Country, and Retro. With her silky sultry vocals she caresses every word in songs of love, loss and laughter. Grace Adele surrounds herself with the finest talent. Whether she is performing as a duo with her partner in crime, mandolinist Keenan Wade or traveling with her string players known as The Grand Band. The group always delivers an all out striking performance.
A talented instrumentalist herself Ms. Adele adds a spark of comedy as a master of the kazoo and even provides a little tap-danced percussion on occasion. It s a show that encompasses everything from a traditional fiddle tune to original melodies that are both instantly memorable. Listen to her once and you'll be entranced; see her perform and you’ll understand just how compellingly vital and engaging an artist can be.
An up and coming singer songwriter, Kyle Robinson has been very active in the local music scene for many years. As a member of the GHS Performers, he participated in talent shows, concerts and musicals at Gallatin High School. Kyle is honored to be the youngest member invited to perform as a member of the Lion's Club Chorus in both 2009 and 2010. During these shows, he also performed solos of Paul McCartney's Let It Be and Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, both to rave reviews. Kyle has performed several times at the famous Blue Bird Café, the Fall Festival in Gallatin, and Volunteer States singer songwriter night at Whippoorwhills. To hear some of his original song go to Kyle’s YouTube or Facebook pages.
Lake Rise Place is a jazz trio that has been performing together for the last 2 1/2 years. They have performed at venues such as The Ryman, Dollywood, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Country Music Hall of Fame and most recently the Schermerhorn. The group is the Young Soloist winners for VSA Tennessee and were the first group from Tennessee to ever be selected to perform at the VSA International Festival in Washington DC. They performed at that festival in May of last year at the Smithsonian Museum of Art. Members of the group include keyboard player/vocalis Elliott McClain, drummer Christian Kissinger and bass player Caleb Shown. Caleb and Christian are both Sumner County residents.
Nashville's music community is cultivating an All-star ensemble of singer-songwriters and instrumentalists playing original music based in the traditions of bluegrass, Americana, rock, folk, country and jazz.
Ballhog! is finding its musical niche through diversity, featuring bluegrass instruments and gang vocals accompanied by horns and drums. The seven-piece band formed in 2000 cut its teeth in the bars of Music City and continues to play in Nashville when not traveling to weekend shows and festivals throughout the southeast.
The band’s strength lies in well-thought-out musical arrangements, purposeful lyrics and contagious onstage enthusiasm.
Based in Nashville, TN, Southern Union is a Bluegrass gospel trio with as much personality as musicality. Alton Dellinger (vocals, guitar, dobro, and mandolin), Melissa Du Puy (vocals, banjo, guitar, and mandolin), and Gregg Turner (vocals, bass) have been partners in music for the past 25 years. Combining their musicianship with the friendship they have developed, they have a unique style of Bluegrass gospel that is reminiscent of the days when musicians gathered around one microphone for a more personal experience and blend. Influenced by bands like Doyle Lawson, Flatt and Scruggs, and the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Southern Union brings their own take to traditional gospel pieces and hymns, with an occasional uptempo number added for good measure. This trio provides a fun, yet reverent, experience for churches, festivals, and Bluegrass venues throughout the area. More info can be found at www.myspace.com/southernunionbluegrass.
DANYA is a 4-piece, high energy, Christian rock band that combines honest worship with passion and drive. A power keyboard, edgy guitars, and solid drums back lyrics that are real and intense, with a message to wake up the mediocre and live a life that's more than ordinary. It's not just music. It's an invitation to worship.