Richmond's Very Own Music Festival
Richmond's Very Own Music Festival
Singer/ Songwriter Keith Anderson's latest song " I'll Bring The Music" sums up Anderson to a T. That is one thing that you can always say about this academic athlete from Miami, OK, who has always excelled at anything he has put his mind to, is he WILL bring the Music.
Although he has co-written hits for other artists, most notably "Lost In This Moment", the No. 1 smash for Big & Rich which garnered him a CMA and ACM Song of the Year nomination, Anderson does not write with other artists in mind. "I think I'll always write about what I know and feel - and typically with myself in mind. However, I write a lot and keep the songs that are really speaking to me when I'm recording, and pitch everything else to other artists", says Anderson. Anderson also co-wrote the Grammy-nominated, "Beer Run (B Double E Double Are you in?)" For Garth Brooks and George Jones, "The Bed" for Gretchen Wilson and "Barn Buner" for Jason Michael Carroll.
His debut CD "Three Chord Country and American Rock & Roll", was certified Gold and garnered two Top 10 hits (accompanied by two No. 1 music videos), Pickin' Wildflowers," and "Every Time I Hear Your Name," along with two top 30 hits "XXL" and "Podunk". This success promoted music trades Billboard and Radio & Records to name him country music's No. 1 New Male Artist of 2005 and the top new solo country artist of the year.
It wasn't just his music that was getting attention. Anderson was named one of People Magazine's "50 Hottest Bachelors", and Men's Fitness Magazine's, "Ultimate Country Star". Anderson's sophomore CD garnered the biggest hit of his career, "I Still Miss You", which peaked at #2 and another Top 25 hit, "Sunday Morning In America". Taking the lead with other gold and platinum artists, Anderson decided to take hold of the reigns this time by launching his music his own way and letting the fans help drive his music and passion. " "I'll Bring The Music" has had a huge resonance with the fans." says Anderson. "As I tour all over the country, that is the song that gets them on their feet and is the song they are still singing as they head out the door. It reminds me of how "Pickin' Wildflowers" moved them". And now Sirius XM Radio is " Dancin' To The Beat" as it has been added to The Highway channel 59's program, "On The Horizon".
In 1996, the members of country super group Ricochet watched their debut single, "What Do I Know", rise to the top 5 earning the band the honor of the highest charting debut single of the year. The follow up single release, "Daddy's Money", became an immediate across the board hit, rising to # 1 on the Radio & Records Country Singles Chart, the Gavin Country Singles Chart and the Billboard Country Singles Chart (where it stayed #1 for two consecutive weeks). The band's distinctive musical style and intricate harmonies earned them the recognition as one of the most popular vocal groups in country music, a mantle they still wear today. Now, more than fifteen years later, "The Hardest Working Band In Country Music" is still going strong. The band continues to create great country music, sung with the distinctive harmonies that are their hallmark. they log thousands of miles on the road each year thrilling audiences of all ages across the Unites States and abroad.
Years before her first single, "Break Down Here", turned her into a country headliner, Julie Roberts was a young girl with a dream, in rural South Carolina, raised on the sounds of traditional country music, blues, and old-school soul. "The radio was our escape" she remembers. "Every guitar lick, every melody, every bit of the hurt in someone's voice became ingrained in my head". After "Break Down Here", Roberts followed with classics such as "Wake Up Older", "Men And Mascara", and "Rain On A Tin Roof". She sang the Good Morning America theme song, did national ads for Clinique, had a featured photo spread in Maxim Magazine, and signed her story to Lifetime for a movie. Then, after selling over a million records, she took a step back to deal with family and some medical issues. In 2022, Julie is now officially back with what many are referring to as her career record, the best since her self-titled debut, singing about love, loss, roots, and redemption in a voice that's never sounded bigger. Produced by Shooter Jennings and Erin Enderlin, "Ain't In No Hurry" features 14 songs across a variety of styles, including duets with Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser. Every song highlights her trademark energy and a celebration of authentic country music and passion.
Taylor Austin Dye is an up and coming country singer/songwriter based in Nashville, TN; originally hailing from the hollers of Eastern Kentucky. Her brand of "In-Your-Face" music comes straight from her rowdy country roots. Her "Ride or Dyes" describe her songs as "badass", "confident", and "real".
Son of the late legendary Keith Whitley and the iconic Lorrie Morgan he’s been making waves for a while now and touring all over the country!
Chart Topping Artist Out Of Kentucky Bringing A Whole New Sound To The World
Consisting of brothers Eric & Alec Poore, alongside close friends Cody Maxey, Blake Phelps, Connor Wilson, and Justin Conn, Paint Creek has spent the last two years taking the Kentucky music scene by storm. Paint Creek brings to the stage a high energy show paired with the talent and setlist that is guaranteed to captivate an audience of any age. Seamlessly transitioning from today’s favorites
Josh Bogard and the dirty south are a high energy country band from Kentucky.
Lance Rogers draws from his blue collar roots and the love of his Kentucky home
in the Bluegrass region. You'll hear traces of your own memories and life
experiences in the unmistakable originality of a hard-working Kentuckian's unique,
sometimes raw, perspective as he paints musical portraits that touch a range of
Lance has opened for Arlo McKinley, Justin Wells, Billy Don Burns, Chris Knight,
Ward Davis, Band of Heathens, Stoney LaRue, and many more. His self-titled,
debut album was released in October 2021.
Out of 28 bands & artists, this classic southern rock band from week 3 at Frankie's Plaza in Morehead Kentucky, won the crowds' votes during our Talent Showdown Finale!
Old English is from small town USA in the heart of Eastern Kentucky. Although, the lead singer Dalton Kiser has a gift for writing rhythmic originals that stir up every emotion from nostalgia to excitement, the foursome also has an uncanny ability to recreate classics like Copperhead Road and Give Me Three Steps. The sky is the limit for this troupe.
Eight Daze Sober covers all genres and decades of music that they effortlessly transform into their own musical style whilst mixing in their own original material as well. The band has the most magnetic harmonizing vocals that they expertly combine with banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, harmonica and percussion into their music for a Kentucky Roots Country/Folk sound like no other!
Hannah Wheeler is a 22 year old singer/ songwriter from Clay City, KY. She began her career at the age of 9, when she auditioned for her local elementary school chorus. Since then, she has performed live at various festivals, fairs, and venues across the state. She has supported acts such as David Ball, Jimmy Rose (3rd place AGT season 8), Craig Campbell, and more. Hannah’s songs are inspired by her life and those in it.
“Hannah Wheeler, a native to Clay City, Kentucky, certainly makes this community shine with her bold talents and personality.
In her spare time, Hannah likes to pick up her guitar, paper, and pen and create something that will make all music lovers bliss.” - Madison Fugate
Logan Purcell is an up-and-coming country singer/songwriter from Somerset, KY. Logan gets his inspirations from the likes of Keith Whitley and Tyler Childers. He began his musical journey by teaching himself guitar during the Covid-19 pandemic. In June of 2022, Logan landed a spot onto the Young Songwriters Panel at the 29th Annual Master Musicians festival. Ever since then, he has been playing shows all across Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Ohio. You can find his music on Spotify, Apple Music, and/or YouTube.
Savannah Dean Reeves is an 21 year old singer,songwriter, and recording artist from Georgetown Ky. She has been singing and performing since she was 9. Her music has recently been played on WHBN, Hank’s Corner Nashville, Bourbon Trail Radio and Dirt Road Country Podcast, along with many others. Lately she has been found opening for up and coming musical greats such as Allie Colleen and several others.
She says she can best describe herself as “making music with a little sass.” She performs solo or with her band.
Her music is leading her down many different avenues. She has written over 20 original songs of which 6 are currently available on all music platforms - her single, Stolen Roses was written for the Stolen Roses book. The duo (book/song) has evolved into a screen play and future movie.
Her three newest songs are starting to trend, My Momma Told Me, I Drink Two, and I Hope You Burn.
She has been playing and opening in bars and venues since she was 16.
You can catch her shows anywhere from Ky to Florida. She spends some of her time in Nashville working on her music and singing at some local venues. Check her social media sites for dates and places.