Professional saxophonist and recording artist, Jeff Wisely, native of Southern Illinois, is an accomplished saxophone player with 35 years experience. Jeff is at ease in the recording studio and at personal appearances. He appeared on national television on the Shotgun Red Variety Show, July 4, on cable's RFD-TV. Jeff has performed in other venues: WPSD TV 6 Telethon of Stars, Paducah Kentucky; Texas Troubadour Theater, Nashville, Tennessee; Smoky Mountain Opry, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; The Princess Theater, Harriman, Tennessee; Marion Cultural and Civic Center, Marion, Illinois; and the Kentucky Opry, Draffenville, Kentucky.
Beginning at an early age, he decided to follow the Lord and use the talents God gave him to play gospel music. Jeff plays at many churches and has conducted services throughout the country. He has witnessed through the ministry of the saxophone and the sharing of God's word, people come to Jesus. Jeff's unique humor with his message allows him flexibility to minister in all denominational churches. Jeff says, "My ministry "Sax'n for Jesus" is just that, may I always play for the Lord. I pray that through the anointing of the Holy Spirit, the sax may be a instrument that draws people to Christ." When you witness Jeff's performances, either live or on his latest album, you'll soon realize Jeff fulfills his mission of bringing his audience to Jesus
To meet Brenda Lynn Allen, is to meet a soft, cool breeze on a warm, spring day. There's a gentle sweetness, coupled with a kindness and a shy playfulness that radiate from Brenda when she enters a room. To hear Brenda sing, is to hear a mountain stream cascading over smooth stones. Her voice is pure...It's as old as the ages, yet it's as new and fresh as the beginning of springtime. You hear one song, and your heart wants more.
Brenda shares her own heart with her fans with the release of her new album Better. The title cut from her sophomore recording project was partly inspired from her experience as an activities professional working in a long term care facility with residents facing Dementia.
The album Better contains 14 songs in all, ten of which were written or co-written by Brenda—with styles ranging from traditional country to 50's enthused music, 60's pop to Texas Swing. The album was produced by Doyle Grisham, who is the steel guitarist for Jimmy Buffet's Coral Reefer Band and who has recorded with country greats such as Randy Travis and George Jones.
Brenda grew up in Columbia, Tennessee—about an hour south of Nashville. She has been singing and writing songs for most of her life. Brenda writes about her experiences and the experiences of those she is close to. Her songs are truly from the heart.
After building a huge following of loyal fans in her hometown of Des Moines, Iowa, in 2013 Sydney departed for Nashville, guitar in hand where she immediately caught the attention of several music industry executives and is currently in the studio with producer Jamie Tate, working on her debut record due for release in 2017. Along with her love of music, Sydney is also a gearhead, spending all of her free time working on her '66 mustang, or hanging out at the race shop with her NASCAR family.
Colin Elliott and his band, Live Issue, literally made history in Nashville by becoming the first band from Ireland and only the second group from the British Isles to perform on the stage of the famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Colin was later invited to appear at the Opry in a solo capacity on several subsequent occasions, including shows from the famous Ryman Auditorium. With further appearances in Opryland venues, Colin is considered somewhat of a "regular" in Nashville music circles.
In April 2017, Colin again toured the United States and fulfilled a busy schedule of concert invitations including venues in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia as well as hosting the famous Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree in Nashville.
Colin Elliott's Christian faith influences his life and music. He gave his life to the Lord when he was only 8-years- old at a tent mission in his home town of Lurgan in Northern Ireland and has been involved in Gospel music both in groups and as a solo artist for over 30 years.
Colin has recently released a new solo album of worship songs in order to raise money for an evangelical church planting project in Myanmar (Burma). He is also in the process of producing and hosting a music program for Revelation TV along with Live Issue. This program will be broadcast throughout the UK and Europe in the summer of 2018.
Colin and Live Issue have been credited, not only as fine representatives of Country Gospel Music, but also as ambassadors for their Christian faith and everything that is good about Northern Ireland. In 2014, Live Issue was awarded "County Gospel Band of the Year" in the Northern Ireland Gospel Music A
wards. Colin was also nominated as "Worship Leader of the Year" at the same event.
Although Colin is mainly known for his singing and playing ability, he is also a respected record producer and session musician. One of the songs he recorded with Del McCoury and George Hamilton IV entitled, "I'm Using My Bible for a Roadmap" and was nominated for a prestigious Dove in 2011.
Over the years Colin has recorded many albums and appeared on countless BBC and independent radio shows. He has also featured on television programs in Northern Ireland, the UK and America. These appearances have provided important opportunities for Colin to share his faith and music with an ever increasing audience.
Colin's musical experiences have been very wide and varied over the past quarter of a century, and this is well illustrated in his song writing ability. Although his repertoire contains dozens of familiar songs, Colin also performs many which he has penned himself. His songs are regularly requested on radio shows and many have inspired people throughout Ireland and across the world.
Colin's solo singing has been in great demand in recent years as he has travelled to many churches throughout the UK and America bringing the good news of the Gospel in song. His musical style can merge repertoires of country, worship and contemporary music to suit any audience or age group.
One should know, it doesn't take the big time to make a name for one's self in the Music Industry. Jimmy Parker has been called "Outlaw," "The Legend," and "The Real Deal," by some of his peers in Nashville and outside of Nashville. He is and has been persistent with his music, his performing, and his life in the music business. He's done it his way. What you see is what you get. What you hear is what you get. There is nothing put on or made up with Jimmy Parker. He is true to himself and true to his fans.
This 2018 inductee to the Independent Country Music Hall of Fame is a true-blooded country music singer. He has stayed true to his roots since he started pursuing country music for a career. His move to Nashville came in February, 1990. He pursued his music for a few years recording a couple of albums, knocking on doors, doing some travels for shows. He also landed a job teaching school for Nashville Public Schools. In 1996 he removed himself from the music business due to an illness his wife encountered. Battling this sickness for a little more than 6 years she succumbed in March of 2003. Jimmy spent another year grieving and working on himself as a person. He returned to his passion for music in 2004 and was only going to look at it as a hobby and for his late wife who always supported his desire for music. He wrote a few songs and what started as a fun hobby turned into a tribute to his late wife. He then recorded an album and entitled it "Warm Love." The title of that album came from the song he wrote as a tribute to his late wife based on an experience he had with her spirit one night as he was trying to sleep.
Recording that album re-lit a fire in Jimmy's heart that had been burning for a very long time. He knew right then he wanted back in the business. He took a deep look at himself and decided, if it was going to happen he had to make it happen himself. He avoided the famed Music Row where all the publishers, record labels, producers, etc. conduct their business. He discovered the internet, did his own networking, promoted his music to radio stations, plotted his own path, and created his own road to do what he loves to do. He started his own record label, his own publishing company, got with a producer (Danny Muhammad) he had known for 20 years and worked out a deal to start recording and selling his songs. He wrote, he searched for songs from other writers, and recorded some of the great cover songs of the past that he liked. With his new producer, he pushed out five more cd albums, "More Than You Know," "Real Deal," and "American Country Singer," "Home," and, "The Journey." He has recorded over 100 songs altogether.
Today, Jimmy still lives in Nashville. He has several Youtube Videos of some of his recorded songs. He not only now sings but acts as well having appeared in the hit TV shows, "Nashville" and "Still The King," and some movies such as "All Saints," "Ennuati," and " Old Story." He's also a star on the hit NCS (Nashville Country Stars) TV show called, "Hicksville Junction," which can be seen on ROKU TV. He's appeared in a music video by Reba McIntyre called "Back to God."
His travels have taken him around the world. He has performed in over 28 states for House Concerts, Theaters, Casinos, listening rooms, Cafes, etc. Many people are jumping on this band wagon and getting Jimmy to come play a House Concert for them, their families, and friends. He has also performed in South Korea for the troops stationed there, and had a 12 day tour in Australia, capping that tour off with some performances in Tamworth, New South Wales, which is known as the home of the largest country music festival in the world.
When you visit any of the links below for Jimmy, sit back and take a good listen to Jimmy's songs. You will see why so many people have started to follow him. Some of his fans have been there since day one and have bought all his music. He is unique, original, the real deal, and traditional with an edge. He is one of the nicest guys you will ever want to meet. But, be warned, because if you listen close enough, his songs have a way of just snuggling up beside you and make you think he is singing just to you. Give him a listen. We are sure you will not be disappointed.