LEARN ABOUT THE ARTISTS
From the moment you hear the voice, you know it: powerful and distinct, soulful and passionate, a voice that could belong to no one else. Stephen Salyers was born on January 24, 1983 in the small town of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, which sits directly on the US 23 Country Music Highway. Salyers began performing at the young age of 12, playing the fair & festival circuit, civic league events and talent competitions. He is a past winner of the West Virginia State Colgate Country Showdown and has opened for elite artists like Ronnie Milsap, The Doobie Brothers and Wynonna.
Emma Zinck is an aspiring artist with a great passion for performing. She has extraordinary talent and can play a variety of instruments. Picking up the guitar at age 11, Emma started performing publically at age 12 prompting those who saw her perform to say she was "beyond her years".
Her love for music is ever-present in every public performance. She loves to share her passion for a wide variety of musical styles and continues to add to her many instruments that enhance her performances. All this has lead her to Nashville to peruse her career as a professional musician.
I grew up in the country music capital of the world, Tampa, Florida. OK... so it's not the country music capital and I didn't even grow up on country music. I started out as a DJ for parties, events, and weddings all through high school. I found my true passion for music while watching everyone singing every word to every song I played. I grabbed a guitar, strummed the basics. Jumped on the piano, then the bass, all while writing every single word that flowed out.
For Joshua Melton dreams do come true. This dream began to materialize a few short years ago when he picked up a guitar for the first time. Joshua, a preacher’s boy from Northwest Ohio, joins Country Music’s finest in Nashville to continue his journey as an up-and-coming musician and singer/songwriter.
Joshua has been blazing paths and making strides within the music industry, taking with him friends and fans alike. Each step creates more energy. A live show becomes an episode of a record long original series and each song the opening credits to the best movie of all-time. His force is something to be reckoned with.
Chris Bullard's history holds much evidence of his fate to become a country musician. As a boy, Chris would watch his mother sing in the choir at church. Chris says, "watching her sing those ol' hymns inspired me to wanna sing. Those gospel tunes still resonate with me today.” The Oklahoma native first picked up a guitar at the age of 7.
Chris spends his time writing songs and recording when he's not on the road. He plays lead guitar, bass, banjo, piano and lap steel. He has played alongside Josh Thompson, Alyssa Micaela, Jon Pardi, Aaron Watson, Maren Morris and Sam Hunt, among others.
Born and raised in EL Paso and currently residing in Nashville, Joe bases his roots in Country Music, but has been influenced by R&B as well as Rock and Roll. Joe blames his mother's and father's collection of George Strait and early 90's country for his career path today. After a sports injury ended Joe's baseball and football career, he soon found a new passion in the guitar and singing. Since that day, Barron has had a driving passion for writing music and playing live gigs. In early 2011, Joe took the initiative to form a full band and start gigging. The musicians that make up the Joe Barron Band all come from different musical backgrounds. Blending Texas Country with these other genres gives the Joe Barron Band its unique style. The band has quickly made a name for themselves with their energetic live shows. Joe currently holds a residency at the World Famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge singing 6 days a week. He has shared the stage opening for such names as Brantley Gilbert, Josh Abbott Band, Kenny Rogers, Dwight Yoakam, Stoney LaRue, Josh Grider, Dirty River Boys, Bleu Edmonson, Eric Paslay, Matt Wayne, Curtis Grimes, Cory Morrow, John Anderson, Robert Earl Keen, Johnny Cooper and more...
One voice that you won't want to miss! A singer/songwriter/artist who was originally from Indianapolis who now calls Nashville his home, Mike always performs from deep inside his soul and heart. "I love a song that takes me on a journey or helps me move through life." Songs are the most powerful thing in this world. Sometimes, they have a way of burning our soul forever, almost like a scent can bring back some moment in time from years ago. For me, songs are that very thing, they always have a way of taking me back to a heartbreak, family, friends, back to a hundred first times, high school and teenage memories."
Andrew and his band have been entertaining crowds all over the United States since 2010. With an electrifying set-list that features everything from Johnny Cash to Jay Z and a unique ability to create seamless mashups that keep the party going, the band has built a fan base full of people who know how to have a good time. Traveling the country while performing for packed clubs and private events, AVB always brings the party! The band relies on tight vocal harmonies, true musicianship, and a stage presence like no other to keep the clubs filled and the people wanting more.