Holli is an up and coming Country singer from Mobile, AL. She grew up in a very musically influenced family singing with her grandfather in his Country/Bluegrass band at local benefits and festivals. Holli loves to sing Country music and she knew at a very young age that she wanted to be heard and seen. Her first grade best friend led her to dedicate 8 years to working with the Mississippi State Special Olympics. Holli entertained for their Equestrian competitions.
At the age of 9, Holli competed with over 100 people of all ages and was chosen to sing the National Anthem for The Mobile Baybears baseball game. At age 13, Holli represented the State of Alabama in the National Singing Championship in Nashville, Tennessee. Holli placed 2nd in the nation.
Also that year, after winning the Mississippi local and state competition for the Colgate Country Showdown, Holli advanced to the regional competition. She was the youngest person to win the State title. The Colgate Country Showdown is the largest talent search for country artist in the nation.
In 2003, Holli competed with 200 people across the Southeast and was chosen to sing the National Anthem at a NASCAR Race in Talladega. In 2004, Holli was invited back and sang the National Anthem on national TV. during the NASCAR BUSCH Race on FOX.
Holli was also chosen to sing the National Anthem at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL in 2005.
Her love for singing has provided open doors into the most famous country venues in the nation. Holli has opened for Country Superstar’s Travis Tritt, Clay Walker, Rhett Aikens, and most recently Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Colt Ford.
In 2010, Holli competed with over 1,500 people at The Wind Creek Casino in the “Sing Your Way To $100k.” Holli did not take the grand prize, but by no means did she walk away empty handed, Holli won $10,000 and was discovered by record producer and President of the Legendary FAME Studio, Rodney Hall. FAME plans to release her first EP in the summer of 2013.
A top notch Muscle Shoals band has also been built around Holli. Muscle Shoals is known for their historic music history and her band consists of many of the great names in the industry.
Although the Golden era of Alabama's fabled Muscle Shoals sound had passed by the time Dylan was born in 1990, his ancestral roots and family background connected him to one of the most significant sources in the rich tapestry of American music. His father's position as a Muscle Shoals session player and songwriter meant that early in life Dylan was privy to the sights and sounds of an unvarnished, vanishing epoch and such legends as Spooner Oldham. "I grew up around a lot of the session players… when I was 11 or 12, I would watch and ask a lot of questions, so for me it was like going to music college," is how the tall, gentle voiced, lank haired Shreveport, Louisiana native remembers it. "It seemed like a much simpler world - it was romantic to me the way everyone sat in a circle and “took it from the top”. They just played and hit the record button. That’s the path I followed when I made this album." Dylan expands… "for me music is about getting together with a group of people who feel like family - you create a bond, feeding off each other. Just a look or a hand gesture and they know what you’re talking about." Dylan's progress was natural, organic - learning the ropes as a young sideman helped define his own worldview and artistry through his teens.
Here's the story of the band name, because it's a good story and deserves telling, and the telling says what needs finishing here. Jason begins, "There is a mental treatment facility here in Florence called The 400 Unit. About once a week they would drive downtown and take, I guess, the six or eight healthiest people in the facility and let 'em go downtown. Give 'em all like $15 apiece to go get some lunch. You'd immediately recognize who it was and why they were there; they all had nametags on, saying kinda strange stuff to everybody. And trying to get a sandwich at the same time.
"When I started thinking about a band, and how we get to a new town and everybody gets $15 and gets out of the van, goes out and tries to get a sandwich, it kinda reminded me of that."
Yeah, it's a sad record, but he's laughing. And it's a good sound, all around.
Born and raised in North Alabama, Brad Crisler began his career in Nashville in 1996. With his mix of southern heritage and progressive writing style, Brad turned his early collaborative relationships into chart topping success with the 1997 hit “Whatever Comes First” by Sons of the Desert. The song earned an ASCAP “most performed country song” award and set the record for the longest charting single in Epic records history. Other cuts followed quickly as Brad’s songs were recorded by McBride and the Ride, Pearl River, Ty Herndon, Aaron Tippin leading to his next hit single on the super-group Blackhawk. “Your Own Little Corner Of My Heart.” Soon after, Brad penned singles for The Wilkinsons and Tim McGraw’s “Some Things Never Change” which reached top 5 in 2000. He has also garnered cuts on the 4x platinum Kenny Chesney album, “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem,” Rascal Flatts’ double platinum album, “Melt,” as well as their quadruple platinum “Feels Like Today.” In 2002, Brad had the honor of having some of his heroes recording one of his songs. That group was the legendary group, Alabama. The following year, Brad had the singles, “I Can’t Be Your Friend” as recorded by Rushlow (spent 32 weeks on the charts and was a top 10) and “Sweet Southern Comfort” as recorded by Buddy Jewell (spent 6 weeks at 3 on the charts). This single won an ASCAP Award and was the 10 most performed song of 2004. 2006 saw Brad's "Hillbilly Deluxe" become a huge hit for Brooks and Dunn and received an ASCAP "Most Performed Song" award in 2007. Also, Brad and John Paul White had a number 1 song by one of Canada's biggest bands, Doc Walker, with "Trying To Get Back To You". Currently, Brad has cuts on new albums by Trace Adkins, Marty Rayborn, Heartland, DHT, Brett Eledredge and Sara Darling among others. Brad also continues to lend his production skills to artists such as James Leblanc, Angela Hacker, Christina Bell and Megan James. Brad's solo debut album "Chameleon Room" is out NOW!!! Crisler’s most recent cut, “Raymond,” by Brett Eldredge, has hit number four on the GAC's Top 20 Countdown and is Top 20 0n Billboard's country chart and climbing. Brad has had songs recorded by Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins, Hootie and the Blowfish and more. Crisler also continues to lend his production skills to other artists such as Dancing with the Stars Beverly Staunton and London's Owen James Harvey.
I am a proud mother of the most awesome son. I have amazing family and friends in my life and I am so blessed to have them.
Music is my passion. It has always been a huge part of my life. Being surrounded by my family who were all singers and musicians, my brother, sisters and I were born with the love for music. I wrote my first song at the age of 10. At the age of 13 I won my first school talent show and I was hooked.
I am so lucky to be able to do what I love. I have signed with Rick Hall at Fame Recording and Publishing Company in Muscle Shoals, Alabama as a writer. I have been fortunate to have written with some great writers such as, Billy Lawson, James Leblanc, Mercury Recording Artist Gary Nichols, James Slater, Kris Bergsnes and the late Ava Aldridge.
My style of Country, R&B and Rock and Roll has strongly been influenced by the Muscle Shoals Sound.
For the past half-century, Muscle Shoals, Alabama has produced some of the finest musicians of our day. From W.C. Handy to Percy Sledge and the immortal Muscle Shoals Rhythm Sections otherwise known as "The Swampers", Muscle Shoals has always been a hotbed of talent. Gary Nichols is the next in line of the great Muscle Shoals songwriting performers. Even though he is only 30 years old Gary has been playing professionally for nearly 20 years. The hotshot instrumentalist, singing wonder and songwriting champ fits the classic definition of a “guitar slinger,” but he’s no novice. This is a role he was born to play. Gary has been playing guitar and singing since the age of 6. As a teenager, Gary played with his uncle Larry Condrey, who subbed on gigs for the legendary Muscle Shoals guitar great Travis Wammack.
James LeBlanc was born and raised in Shreveport Louisiana. He has been playing since his Dad taught him to play as a toddler. In his teen years James started writing songs and playing in local bands. Over the years his following began to grow to include other songwriter’s and musicians. In 1995 one of these musician friends sent son of James’ songs to Rodney Hall at Fame Publishing. After two years of staying in close touch with the FAME staff, James was signed to FAME Publishing’s, House of Fame branch. Since that time James has fast become one of the hottest songwriters around garnering cuts on artists such as Rascal Flatts(3), Martina McBride, Travis Tritt(2), Joe Diffie, Sara Evans, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Heartland and Cyndi Thompson(2). In late 2000 James relocated to Muscle Shoals, Alabama where has continued to pursue his livelong music habit. James first hit single was released on Travis Tritt. The song is entitled “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde. The song garnered James his first top 10 single and ASCAP award for One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year. More Recently James has landed the title cut on Platinum artist Jason Aldean, as well as two cuts on Gary Allan’s forthcoming project. James also recently signed to FAME Records and will be releasing his next cd this fall. As an artist James released a singer/songwriter cd titled “Muscle Shoals City Limits” in 2003. The CD garnered widespread critical Acclaim throughout the music industry.