2017 LINEUP Announced
Thanks to our 2016 artists! We couldn't have launched this without your incredible talent and support.
Arts Fishing Club | facebook.com/artsfishingclub
Arts Fishing Club is a young group of Folk/Rockers out of Nashville led by Christopher Kessenich. Kessenich draws from classic rock (Clapton, Petty, Dylan); 90s rock (Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Pearl Jam, RHCP); and indie-folk (The Head and the Heart, Dawes, Junip) creating a style that focuses on an electric live performance. In the summer of 2015, Kessenich embarked on tour with The Walking Guys; they walked 1600 miles from Maine to Nashville, playing 50+ shows, and relying on the hospitality of complete strangers.
David Adam Byrnes | davidadambyrnes.com
David Adam Byrnes is a country music singer from Sherwood, Arkansas. Hailing from a family of hard workers, Byrnes learned the value of earnin’ what it is you got in life at a young age. Country music comes naturally to Byrnes - his music features "doin’ what’s right (even though you may not want to), raisin’ a family, respect for yourself and others, dirt under your finger nails, and drinkin’ beer with your friends out at George’s pond on Friday nights."
Mandy McMillan | facebook.com/mandymcmillanmusic
Since before she could talk Mandy McMillan has had the passion for music in her heart. It started out as humming as a small child to singing at Christmas concerts with her two younger sisters and eventually performing the national anthem at the local rodeo in her hometown of Wabamun AB. It was there that McMillan found a love for country music and began a collection of CD's that included Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, JoDee Messina, George Strait...just to name a few. Fast forward many years to her starting up a high school rock band, winning singing competitions across Canada and finally her big move to Nashville, Tennessee. Mandy McMillan is an up and comer but in no time this girl will be a household name.
''Mandy carried herself not only just as a singer, but as an artist. She is not only a remarkable vocalist but a writer and musician who has invested heavily in her career'' - Joel Stewart CMT
Melissa Mickelson | melissamickelson.com
Melissa Mickelson has deep music influences and fondly recalls some of her best family memories being nights hunkered around the LP player, spinning Johnny Cash, Waylong Jennings and Willie Nelson vinyl. Melissa currently resides in the small farming community of Boring, Oregon and has performed her high-energy sets for thousands across the Pacific NW and is known for her smooth, Rock and Blues influenced vocals. She’s currently writing songs for a new project, due out on Silverado Records in 2017.
Ali Morgan | alimorganmusic.com
Inspired by today’s leading ladies of country music, 13-year-old singer/songwriter Ali Morgan is ready to make her mark on the genre. Crafting her own melodic songs, and sharing her thoughts and feelings along the way, Ali is ready to inspire a new generation of young Country fans. When she’s not performing in her home area of Chicago, Ali is busy writing material for her debut EP. She’s performed recently at Nashville’s famed Blue Bird Café and Belcourt Taps.
Silverado Signature Songwriter Series Writer’s Round
Tyler Jordan hails from Belton, South Carolina and has been writing songs in Nashville since 2010. Since moving to Nashville, Jordan scored a publishing deal with Just In Case Music Publishing, and has been featured on many writers arounds, including a recent Silverado Records Signature Songwriter Series round. His songwriting spans a vast swath of topics, and his vocal stylings carry an impressive range of emotions. He is a founding member of the Carolina Movement writers group.
As a Nashville based songwriter, Zack has been building a slow but steady buzz for his heartfelt lyrics and easy-going melodies. His positive energy and approach to music is infectious and shows through everything he touches.
Dyer got his start in 2014 touring with the non-profit organization, Love Your Melon traveling over half the country, performing in hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses for Children battling Cancer. He has been featured nationally on Fox’s “American Idol” and as a casting finalist on NBC’s “The Voice.” Dyer has been compared to a slew of artists like Sam Hunt, David Nail and John Mayer.
Iowa native Tony Winkler is the founding member and lead singer of country/rock band “The Last Ride” now based in Nashville. Coming from writing sessions and acoustic performances, the band has shared the stages with the likes of Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Phil Vassar, Alan Jackson and others. As a songwriter, Winkler has penned songs for ESPN’s hit show - College GameDay and the College Baseball World Series along with Game Mill Productions, “Country Dance 2” and “Country Dance All-Stars”.
All of our musicians have graciously donated their time to help in the fight against cancer!
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