GSC Rockin the Rooster April 2-6 Roosters Texas BBQ - (Nashville)

Posted on: 03/23/13


Schedule: Tuesday, April 2 6:00-8:30 - Lance Carpenter, Jeffery East, Forest Glen Whitehead and Cory Batten. Lance Carpenter grew up on a farm in Ozark, Arkansas, taught himself to play guitar at Arkansas Tech University and signed with Bigger Picture summer 2012. Jeffery East signed with Zavitson Music Group in 2010. He has an impressive list of cuts by artists like Dierks Bentley, Shane Chisholm, Gil Grand, The Grascals, Allan Hall, Jake Mathews, Point Of Grace, and Selah just to name a few. Blanchard, Louisiana native Forest Glen Whitehead moved to Nashville in 2009. He writes for Black River Music Publishing. Cory Batten has had several of his songs reach # 1 on the country music charts including "She Wouldn't Be Gone" Blake Shelton, and "Gettin' You Home" Chris Young. 9:00-10:30 - Room 31 - The diverse voices of Ryan Greenawalt, Jenny Slate Lee and Victoria Venier combine to make the new epic power-trio known as Room #31. Hit songs, killer harmony and an amazing live show make this new group a huge success! Once you've heard them, you'll understand what the buzz is all about!!! Wednesday, April 3 6:00-8:30 - John Berry with special guests Chuck Jones, Regie Hamm and AJ Masters. Capitol Records signed John Berry in 1992 and it was there that he had a string of hits, including "Your Love Amazes Me", "Standing on the Edge of Goodbye", "I Think About It All The Time" and "Change My Mind" to name a few. Chuck Jones has had 1’s with Diamond Rio’s “Love A Little Stronger” and Billy Dean’s “It’s What I Do”. Regie Hamm has penned over 20 #1 hits, many of them in the Christian market. He hit the Top 20 as an artist on the pop charts, and he saw his self-written song "Time Of My Life" stay at #1 for 4 months on the pop charts. 9:00-10:30: Latin Round with Rick Rodriguez featuring Luna Morena, Rafael, Giovy Jimenez & Rony Jay Dorian. Luna Morena attended The Andres Soler Drama Institute where she performed for 3 years. She starred in theatrical acts, musicals and then continued as a solo artist. In 2003 Luna decided to come to the U.S. and now she entertains audience with both originals and well known cover songs. Rafael’s music is a unique combination of fiery guitar lines of Santana, the classical technique of Andreas Segovia, the bluesy style of Eric Clapton and the soulful and vocal sound of Sting. These compelling blends of jazz, blues, classical and rock has created a new and popular sound that combines the best of Salsa, Latin Jazz and Rock that’s perfect for the emerging Latin Pop/Jazz genre. Giovy Jimenez is a singer-songwriter from Miami, Fl whose music is a blend of soulful country/pop & latin folk. With a powerful voice and her poetic songs of love and life, Giovy's style of making music is rooted in the timelessness of telling a good story with deep emotion. Rony Jay Dorian has played with various top latin artists for the last 20 years. He has participated in Spanish Soap Operas, Reality Shows, Commercials and Several performances for TV networks NBC/Telemundo, Univision, Televisa,Telefutura, Mun2, and MTV3. He is producing his first solo album as an artist. Thursday, April 4 6:00-8:30 - Gospel Music Association round featuring Rob Fraizer, Jim Cole & Kenny Marks. Rob Fraizer is a veteran of the Contemporary Christian Music scene (yes, CCM actually does stand for something!), Frazier has been active as a solo artist for nearly 20 years with experience in several bands before that. He is a Singer, Songwriter, Recording Artist, Worship Leader, Pastor & Speaker. He now serves as Associate Pastor for Community Life at Belmont Church (non-denominational) in Nashville, Tennessee where he is also one of several worship leaders. Jim Cole has performed on Amy Grant’s and Darrell Waltrip’s Easter and Christmas Specials. He provided the music sound track for Joan Lunden’s DirecTV series, Hometown Heroes. This is an inspirational program featuring stories of the unsung heroes of everyday life, whose acts of courage, kindness, and bravery have made a profound impact in their communities. Carnegie Hall at Christmas is also a highlight of Jim’s past tour schedule. Kenny Marks five albums relate to everyday life. "I like to call my music vertical with a horizontal connection", says Marks. His driving rock, with shades of Springsteen and Adams, is music with heart, passion and energy. His first album 'Follow Him' was released on Myrrh Records in 1982. Mark feels that relationships are the focus of his music. "It's what I feel deep inside my heart that I can talk about. I'm a struggler. I struggle like everybody. So my music isn't up in the clouds. It's down here, where we're all at. I feel I'm able to sing about that from my heart. 9:00-10:30 - Hits and Grins - Steve Dean, Gerald Smith & Lisa Shaffer. Steve Dean has co-written 6 #1 hits, "Watching You" for Rodney Atkins, "Round About Way" for George Strait, "Southern Star" for Alabama, "Walk On" for Reba McEntire, "It Takes A Little Rain" for the Oak Ridge Boys and "Hearts Aren't Made To Break" for Lee Greenwood. Gerald Smith has had his songs recorded by such people as Lorrie Morgan, George Strait, George Jones, Collin Raye, Perfect Stranger, Rick Orozco and many others. Gerald Smith A prolific writer, Smith penned such number one hits as “What Part of No” for Lorrie Morgan and “Every Second” for Collin Raye. He’s also written songs for George Strait, George Jones, Johnny Rodriquez, Justin McBride and many many others. Two weeks after graduating from college, Lisa Shaffer moved to Nashville. Through a development deal, lots of co-writes with some of the best hit makers in Nashville, patience, and determination, she was signed to a major record deal with Disney’s Lyric Street Records. While at Lyric Street, she made an album with award winning producer Brent Rowan who produced such artists as Joe Nichols, Julie Roberts, Blake Shelton to name a few. The Grascals cut a song of Lisa’s on their “Life Finds A Way” record. It was nominated for a 2013 Grammy. Friday, April 5 6:00-8:30 - Big Fella and guests, Hip Hop Urban night Saturday, April 6 6:00-8:30 - Kirsti Manna and friends. Julie Forester, Megan Redmond and Brittany Taylor, Ashley Rose, Lacy Green and Denise Locke Heard. Kirsti Manna's 5 week Billboard #1 smash hit, "Austin" introduced Blake Shelton to country radio. She is an actress with numerous credits that include creating and starring in her own national children's TV show, "Kirsti's Manor" that was viewed by 34 million children. Julie Forester currently has a writing deal with Starstruck Entertainment Texoma Ten Music Publishing in Nashville & has had songs cut by pop icon Tiffany among other independent artists. She toured last summer with former band TIN HORSE as the lead singer; where she opened for such artists as Phil Vassar, Josh Gracin & Lee Brice. Megan Redmond, Brittany Taylor, Ashley Rose, Lacy Green and Denise Locke Heard round out a great night of girl power! 9:00-10:30 - The Cumberland Collective with special guests. The Cumberland Collective is a community of independent singer/songwriters and musicians from across the U.S. Current members include: Mike Willis, Clay Evans, Connor Rand, Isaac Hayden, Noah Collins, Jason Eskridge, Debra Gordon, Reggie Sullivan, Brendan Bull, De Marco Johnson, Philip Lowman, Ted Pennington... and regular featured guests. The Ryan Secrest Foundation describes a recent performance in these words, “A bit of blues, folk, and gospel topped off with a hint of jazz, the band’s style is hard to pinpoint. It’s unique and catchy - not a single listener sat still as the singers and songwriters produced their own special brand of music magic!" Admission is $5, Free for Global Songwriters Connection members. Visit Our Events FaceBook Page for More Information Roosters Texas Style BBQ 123 12th Avenue North across the street from 12th & Porter

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