Track 29 Brings CMA New Artist Of The Year Kacey Musgraves With John And Jacob To The Stage

Monday, December 16, 2013 - by Mark Herndon

It was another full house Friday for two newcomers making their way on the Chattanooga country music road arriving at Track 29. Stychman, popular WUSY US 101 disc jockey introduced the artists prior to the concert opening act of John & Jacob. On Friday, it was promising CMA “New Artist of the Year”  headliner Kacey Musgraves, a young singer/songwriter who awaited the stage lights and a full house of enthused fans.  

Also, newcomers traveling from their last gig in New Orleans John & Jacob heated up the building with their feel  good melodies and lyrics.  After explaining, they lost two hours driving the wrong way to Chattanooga only to arrive about 30 minutes to taking the stage.  These guys are so down to earth as I had a chance to take photos and talk with them briefly during sound check. They expressed how glad they were to perform at Track 29.

John & Jacob, born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama found their roots in the sounds of back-porch pickers and harmonies of gospel singers.  John Davidson and Jacob Bryant, after 10 years of playing together, they started making trips to Nashville where they soon landed a publishing deal with Major Bob Music. Within two years, they wrote their first Billboard #1 song, were nominated for an MTV O-Music Award, tapped for Red Bull’s Sound Select and chosen by CMT Edge as their first unsigned “Listen Up” artist. 

John & Jacob pulled off a great set playing and singing many of their popular songs. Their song “Be My Girl” gains popularity on Nashville’s AAA station Lightning 100 and Birmingham Mountain Radio in their hometown.  More information can be found at http://www.johnandjacob.com/

The stage lights grew bright as Kacey Musgraves, 25, was ready for the capacity crowd at Track 29.  What did not go unnoticed was her band. Little is known about these guys, but they sounded great and looked sharp as if they raided Ernest Tubb or Jim Reeves wardrobe closets.  The setting, sounds and fans gave Kacey the feedback she wanted of her performance.  It was a first class show. 

Kacey, who recently completed recording her debut album 'Same Trailer Different Park'  and released her first single “Merry Go Round” to radio September 10. The album was co-produced by Kacey, Shane McAnally and Luke Laird and was released in March of 2013. The song is her latest single off her debut album,  Same Trailer Different Park , which earned her a CMA Award for New Artist of the Year and more.

Kacey, a Texas native, to date, that talent has produced cuts for multi-platinum artists such as Martina McBride and Miranda Lambert. Miranda’s current album includes Kacey’s co-written track “Mama’s Broken Heart” which Rolling Stone Magazine ranked #26 in their “50 Best Singles of 2011” list. 

Kacey was honored to open for Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss in the US, Lady Antebellum in Europe, and is previously toured with Kenny Chesney. For more information, go to http://www.kaceymusgraves.com

Mark A Herndon, CPG

m.a.herndon@comcast.net


Wind Symphony Concert, “Pushing the Envelope,” At Southern Adventist University

Southern Adventist University’s Wind Symphony will perform at the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sunday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.  The concert, titled “Pushing the Envelope,” is directed by Ken Parsons. Selections include Michael Hennagin’s Jubilee, Gustav Holst’s First Suite in Eb for Military Band, Ney Rosauro’s Concerto ... (click for more)

Touring Russian Orchestra To Preform At Southern Adventist University

Southern Adventist University will host the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin on Thursday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Ackerman Auditorium. Misha Rachlevsky conducts the Russian orchestra, which is touring the United States this month. Tickets are $10 for adults and $20 for a family. "Since its creation in 1991, the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin has earned worldwide recognition as one of ... (click for more)

Judge Orders Cortez Sims Tried As Adult After Emotional Testimony At Juvenile Court In Shooting Of 4

Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw on Thursday morning ordered that 17-year-old Cortez Sims be tried as an adult in a College Hill Courts shooting that left one woman dead, a toddler paralyzed, and two others wounded. The order was given after emotional testimony from two of the victims in the Jan. 7 early morning mass shooting at 773 W. Main St. Bianca Horton and Marcell "Baby ... (click for more)

EPB Lays Out Plans To Provide All Of Bradley County With High-Speed Internet, TV Service; Cost Is Up To $60 Million

In what was hailed as a big win for rural Bradley Countians, EPB officials laid out a plan Thursday night to reach the community with currently unavailable high-speed internet. EPB CEO Harold DePrist told a capacity crowd at the Bradley County Courthouse that the expansion would serve roughly 1,000 people, about 800 of which have no current option other than dial-up. The ... (click for more)

How To Kill Small Business And Education In Chattanooga

   I would just like to say that the weathermen of Chattanooga have done something I thought only a union could do. They have undone all the economic good that VW has brought to our area. Their erroneous and hysteric forecasts are in my opinion purposefully done to benefit their corporate owners so viewers and readers flock to their felonious broadcasts and yellow ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Father Kelly’s ‘Hallelujah’

Last April, in the special way that only some older men are lucky enough to possess, the childish imp came out in Father Ray Kelly. A parish priest in Oldcastle, Ireland, he was conducting wedding vows for a handsome couple when the 62-year-old decided to surprise them with a totally-unscripted rendition of Leonard Cohen’s beautiful song, “Hallelujah.” When he did, there soon ... (click for more)