ABOUT MR. TALKBOX
Orlando-born, Nashville Based artist Mr. Talkbox (Byron Chambers) is The World’s Top Talkbox Artist & Voice to the Intro of Multi Grammy award winning song 24K Magic by Bruno Mars, The sampled Voice on Kendrick Lamar's Loyalty featuring Rihanna & Featured on the 2019 Cardi B/Bruno Mars Collab Please Me. Just to name a few. As a solo artist, he’s had five #1 Singles in Japan, 2016 Grammy Award Nomination & is a 2 Time Dove Award Winner! Also is featured on the Gospel Smash Hit My God by Cece Winans’ Nashville Life Music which peaked at #5 on The Gospel Top 100 Billboard Charts! He is also featured on the Gospel Classic “Jesus Is The Best Thing” By Martha Munizzi, “In The Middle” by Isaac Carree, “More Than A Lover Remix” by Grammy Winner Erica Campbell, ”Greater” by Marvin Sapp and the list Goes On! Mr. Talkbox has been making waves on social media and around the world! He has gained huge notoriety in the social media world through his hit Talkbox Pic Play Post Acapella videos of chart-topping covers as well as some of his original material. With over 15 million views (collectively) on Facebook, Mr. Talkbox has created a buzz that crosses genres. He's worked, performed & toured with such artists as Bruno Mars, T-Pain, Lyfe Jennings, Lecrae, *NSYNC, Earth Wind & Fire, Andy Mineo, Nathan East, TobyMac, Matthew West, Group 1 Crew and Jonathan Butler. In January 2020, Mr. Talkbox co-headlined the Yamaha Grand Stage at the 2020 NAMM show in Anaheim California with popular acts like Earth Wind & Fire, Sheléa (Star of The Clark Sisters Biopic), Avery*Sunshine, Kenny Loggins, Internet sensation Verbalase and Nathan East. The stage was hosted by legendary actor and comedian SINBAD in front of over 50k in attendance. Mr. Talkbox is showing no signs of slowing down! Ladies and Gentlemen, Introducing “Mr. Talkbox!”
ABOUT CLEDUS T. JUDD
Cledus T. Judd burst on the scene in the late ‘90s with a series of perfectly crafted parodies of the biggest names in country music. He’s toured with the biggest acts from Brooks and Dunn to Rascal Flatts, to Toby Keith. He’s had songs recorded by Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry and many others. He has scored numerous accolades and music video hits and translated his comedy successfully to radio and TV where he starred on CMT’s Most Wanted Live as a cohost for 2 years, USA’s Nashville Star where he co-hosted with Leann Rimes. He also appeared in Toby Keith’s movie, Beer For My Horses, and also starred on VH1’s hit reality show, Celebrity Fit Club where he was a TV favorite. In the process he has sold over two million records, a huge number for a comedy man, and probably only beaten in musical parody sales by Judd’s personal comedy hero Weird Al Yankovich.
ABOUT DALLAS WAYNE
Dallas Wayne considers himself lucky to be able to make a living doing something he loves. Some people might say it has more to do with talent than luck. A native of Springfield, Missouri, Dallas is a singer, songwriter, radio DJ, voice-over artist, actor and music producer. His latest album project Coldwater, Tennessee was released on the BFD/Audium Nashville label, with distribution via Sony Orchard. Produced by the legendary Buddy Cannon, the album is a collection of all-original songs that showcases the depth of Dallas' songwriting and the range of his vocal talent. Dallas has performed throughout North America and Europe, releasing 13 albums of his own, and performing on various compilation and band recordings including the honky-tonk supergroups Heybale! and the TwangBangers, as well as a Grammy-nominated bluegrass album. He began performing professionally while in school before moving to Nashville, where he developed his vocal style singing demos for the top music publishing houses and began songwriting. While touring Europe in the early 90s, Dallas signed a record deal and soon moved to Scandinavia where he was a staff songwriter for Warner/Chappell Music. After four years living and touring in Europe, Dallas returned to the U.S. and signed with HighTone Records. He later relocated to Austin, TX, releasing albums on the Koch Nashville and Smith Entertainment labels. In 2016 and 2018 he released a popular collection of classic country songs on two albums, Songs The Jukebox Taught Me, Volume 1 and Volume 2, on Heart of Texas Records. This collection includes duets with Willie Nelson, Jeannie Seely, Darrell and Mona McCall, and Paula Nelson. Dallas currently lives in Bristol TN/VA, the Birthplace of Country Music.
Dallas can be heard six days a week on SiriusXM Radio: Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. Eastern at Willie’s Roadhouse (channel 61), Tuesday through Friday in Outlaw Country (channel 62) from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern at Willie's Roadhouse.
Dallas got his start in radio in 1989, drawing on his many years as a performer. He solidified his radio career when he joined Outlaw Country on Sirius Radio in 2005. A year later he accepted a position at KHYI 95.3 FM in Dallas, Texas, where he served as Program Director and morning drive-time DJ until the end of 2007. After the merger of Sirius and XM in 2008, Dallas became On-Air Personality and Associate Format Manager for the Texas-based honky-tonk channel Willie’s Place, which later became Willie’s Roadhouse.
Performance Credits: Commercial voice-overs for radio and television: United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Oldsmobile, Chevrolet, Ford, Suzuki, McDonald's, Nintendo, Russell Athletic, MTV Music Television, Nokia, Miller Brewing Co., Old El Paso and Avis Rental Cars.
Theater and TV Credits: Larry's Country Diner appearance; Country's Family Reunion Tribute to Merle Haggard; National touring company of Harry Chapin's Cotton Patch Gospel; Portrayed "Stanley Sanders" in critically acclaimed musical Smoke on the Mountain; Performed as "Eddie" with original Broadway cast of Pump Boys and Dinettes; Movie narration in award-winning satirical documentary The Joy Boys Story.
ABOUT JIMMY WAYNE
Jimmy Wayne is a former foster kid turned award-winning country recording-artist whose songs and story highlight his mission to raise awareness for children in foster care. Jimmy’s hits include “Stay Gone,” “Paper Angels,” “I Love You This Much” and “Do You Believe Me Now,” which earned BMI’s prestigious Million-Air Award for receiving more than one million radio spins in America. In 2009, Jimmy toured with Brad Paisley and recorded “Sara Smile” with rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame duo Daryl Hall and John Oates.
In 2010, Jimmy walked halfway across America (from Nashville to Phoenix) to raise awareness for kids aging out of the foster care system. While walking, he wrote the Christmas novel Paper Angels (2011, Simon & Schuster). In 2012, Jimmy lobbied to pass legislative bills extending the age of foster care from 18 to 21 in California and Tennessee.
In 2013, Jimmy’s first film, Paper Angels (UPtv) became an instant holiday classic and in 2014 he released Walk to Beautiful: The Power of Love and a Homeless Kid Who Found the Way (2014, Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins) which became a three-time New York Times bestseller, crossing the 170,000 sales milestone in early 2019, and became a #1 Bestseller at Amazon.
In 2016 Jimmy received the prestigious Points of Light award from President George W. Bush (41), while simultaneously contributing to the extension of foster care services from age 18 to 21 in North Carolina and Ohio.
In 2017, Jimmy was honored with the inaugural Community Maker award by Verizon and received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from William Woods University. In 2018 he received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Cal State University San Marcos and most recently, (May, 2019) he was honored by the National Council For Adoption with the Warren and Mary Alice Babineaux Award in recognition of his continued commitment to creating positive change in the lives of children in foster care who need permanent families.
Jimmy has shared his story — The Power Of One — around the world as a keynote speaker and has performed on the Grand Ole Opry show 224 times. He lives in Nashville and continues to work tirelessly on behalf of at-risk foster youth.
To find out more about Jimmy, please visit www.jimmywayne.com
ABOUT JIMMY BOWEN
Americana/Bluegrass/Texas Dirt Country entertainer Jimmy Bowen is a highly acclaimed musician, singer, and songwriter. His years in the music industry have garnered him high praise and respect from his fans and music industry peers. Bowen is also the host of the nationally syndicated TV show "Jimmy Bowen and Friends".
• Bowen’s current single, “Red Line” is currently climbing the Texas Country Music charts.
• Bowen’s last single, “Second Hand Smoke” recently hit #35 on the Texas Country Music charts and is now available through all streaming platforms and digital outlets and can be found on Spotify, Apple, iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.
• He is from Charlotte, NC and became involved in music by the time he was 5 years old.
• Bowen has been creating music for over 3 decades and has toured internationally with some of the most well-known names in Bluegrass music including Charlie Waller and the Country Gentlemen, and David Parmley and the Continental Divide.
• Bowen has had the opportunity to share the stage with country legends including Earl Thomas Conley, Eddy Raven, Joe Diffie, John Anderson, John Conley, John Schneider, Josh Turner, Little Jimmy Dickens, and Mel Tillis.
• Bowen has performed at the White House for George W. Bush, Sr. and at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.
• Bowen was inducted into the Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame in October 2019.
• Acting has become a creative outlet for Bowen as he has been cast for various series, dramas, and commercials all while working with some of the biggest names in television including Michael Rooker, (Days of Thunder, Cliffhanger), Adam Arkin (Chicago Hope), John Hawkes (The Perfect Storm movie with George Clooney). Mary Steenburgen, (Philadelphia, the movie).
• Bowen was also a featured actor in Toby Keith’s “Hope on the Rocks” video, and in the drama-filled ABC- TV hit series TV show Nashville.
• He is currently in the studio working on new music to be released later this year.
ABOUT MARY SARAH
With more than 10 years of performing, you could say this young woman has been given a “coat of many colors”. The fabric of her life brings forth a vast array of opportunity and experience. Mary Sarah was raised in the Texas Opry circuit where she first began defining and honoring her traditional country roots. She then went on to land a major touring role with Kidz Bop at the age of 12. Combining her touring experience with her love of traditional country music gave way to an once-in-a-lifetime album – duets featuring Country Music Legend’s like Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, and much more – all before the age of 18.
In 2016, America embraced her on the #1 rated TV show in the country, The Voice. Her blind audition garnered her a 4-chair turn singing country’s iconic “Where The Boys Are” by Connie Francis - a tune that continues to garner standing ovations and whispers of the greatness of her mentors; Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and the likes of Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert. She quickly advanced onto Team Blake.
Her undeniable talent and infectious spirit have since kept her in the spotlight. Since finishing 5th on of The Voice (Season 10) & serving as The Kohl’s Greenroom Host (Season 11), the Texas ingénue’s opportunities have only expanded coming off the show to include her Grand Ole Opry debut, Ryman stage appearances touring across the United States and hosting Radio Disney's Red Carpet coverage for the CMA Awards. She has graced the iconic stage of the Opry a total of 5 times since.
Mary Sarah exudes patriotism. She continues to bring that love and respect to her National Anthem appearances across the country by opening her shows with God Bless America. In her own words, “It is the least I can do for the men and women of this country who put their lives on the line for our freedom. Using the platform I have been given to let them know I support their efforts to keep my dream, and the dreams of millions of American’s alive is an honor.”
“Timing is everything and you cannot rush creativity”, finds Mary Sarah after releasing the single "Without You" she wrote during her tenure on The Voice. “I do hope it helps others who find it hard to see the positive in a breakup,” she reveals, “The beauty of the poetic words is that finding yourself through a broken relationship is a very empowering thing to do”. Her genuine disposition lends to a true honesty and a vulnerable transparency that belies her age as a songwriter. Her feet grounded in the traditional sound that she holds so dear. The new tune embraces her old soul that comes with honoring her roots, naming her a “Modern Traditionalist.”
Mary Sarah continues to tour in support of her music and is actively writing and recording new music for delivery to her fans. She continues to work with her producer Bart Butler, known for his traditional songwriting and producing. He has produced the likes of Jon Pardi, Sarah Allison Turner, Trace Atkins, Randall King and various other traditionalist.
ABOUT TIM AND ROXANE ATWOOD
Tim Atwood is an award-winning entertainer honored in our nation’s Congressional Record for his many contributions to country music as a performer and a studio musician.
An active advocate for veterans' rights and recognition, Tim was Inducted into the North American Country Music Hall of Fame in 2022 and is the winner of the 2020 Telly Award for Social Media Event of the Year. Tim is a 38 year veteran of the Grand Ole Opry stage with over 8,500 Grand Ole Opry performances to his credit. After a recent induction into the ALM Musicians' Hall of Fame and a nod by the Reunion of Professional Entertainers for Entertainer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, Tim’s song “That’s How I Roll” was recorded as a collaborative effort by Jeannie Seely, Lorrie Morgan, and Vince Gill.
Tim Atwood's television appearances include “The Today Show,” “Huckabee,” “Larry's Country Diner,” “Daily & Vincent,” “News Nation,” “Opry Live,” “Country Family Reunion,” “Nashville Now,” “Hee-Haw,” “That Good Ole Nashville Music” and more. While Tim has opened shows for Lorrie Morgan, Exile, Shenandoah, T Graham Brown, The Isaacs, Jeannie Seely, Ronnie Milsap and other artists, Tim is known as an “Entertainer's Entertainer.” Tim loves to hear people laugh at his stories as much as he loves to hear them applaud for his music--making it easy to understand why Tim’s recent live stream performances have been viewed by over a million country music fans.
Voted Media Person of The Year by the Reunion of Professional Entertainers and winner of the 2020 Telly Award for Social Media Event of the Year, Roxane Atwood is a multi award winning music journalist who spent twelve years as a producer, writer and talent coordinator for The Nashville Network. Roxane produced the television shows Opry Backstage and Opry Live from the Grand Ole Opry followed by an eight year run as producer for Bill Anderson Visits With The Legends for Sirius-XM where she worked alongside music A-Listers who included Dolly Parton, The Oak Ridge Boys, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.
A former television news anchor on KTVT in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Roxane's other credits include author, radio air personality, emcee, keynote speaker, television talk show host, recorded songwriter, segment producer for NPT's Tennessee Crossroads, writer for the Inspirational Country Music Awards; as well as, contributor/producer for the CMA Awards, Pentagon Channel, various CBS specials and Time Life.
Roxane currently serves on the board of Country For A Cause and has raised thousands of dollars for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. As co-chair of Nashville's annual Dottie West Birthday Bash, she continues to raise substantial donations for the AFM's Emergency Relief Fund for musicians in need. Roxane is married to 38 year Grand Ole Opry veteran Tim Atwood. She is the mother of two sons and the grandmother of six beautiful girls.
ABOUT SAMMY SADLER AND LEON EVERETTE
In 1989, a critically-acclaimed newcomer to the country music fold, Sammy Sadler, had already charted several successful singles and was ready to release his first album on Evergreen Records when he was caught up in the assassination of then Cash Box chart-manager, Kevin Hughes, and a payola scandal that would bring down the magazine and rock the music industry.
Despite suffering a near-fatal gunshot wound that would require multiple surgeries to repair, Sadler remained under suspicion until the murder was solved thirteen long years later - by then, his career was dead, as well.
In March 9, 2004, Sadler attempted to reboot his career, releasing Hard On A Heart on the Tri label. The title track placed in the top-10 on the Texas Music Chart and went No. 1 in Europe for seven weeks, but produced lackluster results in the states. In 2009, Sadler released another album, Heart Shaped Like Texas on Audium Records, which transitioned to Koch Records and eventually sold to E1 Music. Despite rave reviews for singles "I'll Always Have Denver," and "No Place to Land," E1 Music ultimately closed and Sadler's recording career ended. Since that time, Sammy continued to play to fans with two successful tours-one with Doug Stone in 2012, and the other lasting from 2015-2016 with Ken Mellons and Jeff Carson called the "Taking the Country Back Tour."
Record promoter Chuck Dixon, who was suspected of ordering the hit against Hughes, was reported to have died mysteriously in 2013, and triggerman Richard D'Antonio would die in prison in 2014. The passing of both provided a newly found confidence to Sadler, who had spent years looking over his shoulder as a result of PTSD.
In 2021 Sammy released his highly acclaimed album 1989 produced by Buddy Hyatt, which featured duets with country hitmakers T. Graham Brown, Marty Rabon and Larry Stewart. Sammy's reemergence was featured in exclusives with People Magazine and Newsmax. Sadler was also featured and shared his new music and story of personal triumph with WSMV's Today In Nashville, Fox 17's "Rock n' Review" and The Dr. Ward Bond Show.
Sammy's new album will be tentatively released in 2024. The single, Louisiana Rain, was released in May of 2022. His latest single, Everything's Gonna Be Alright, was released in February 2023.
Sammy's story is far from over, in fact, it's still being written.
Leon Everette was born in Aiken SC. As a small boy he moved to Queens NY where he was raised. In 1968 while serving in the Navy in Viet Nam. Leon entered and won a Navy sponsored talent contest. This was the beginning of Leon’s music career.
After repeated trips to Nashville he got partnered with Carroll Fulmer of Orlando Records. His first record to make the top ten Billboard Charts was “Over”, leading to a recording contract with RCA in 1980, which garnered Leon with 11 straight top ten records. One of those songs being “Hurricane” which peaked at #1 was so popular in Louisiana that he served as the Grand Marshall of Mardi Gras. Leon’s international success and popularity then led him to being one of the first country artists to perform in Italy and London England at Wembley Stadium. With “New Male Vocalist” of the year in 1981, and the biggest selling record of the year in 1983, “Give Me What You think Is Fair” his band was honored with Traveling Band of the year in 1983.
Leon’s strongest attribute was his high energy on stage when performing live with the energy of a “Hurricane”. In 1997, Everette came to know the Lord Jesus Christ. He has since devoted his life to the Lord and his church. He and his lovely wife Diane are mainstays in their church located in Aiken SC, much to the delight of those who loved his music. Now touring and performing as a Country Gospel Music artist, he now produces in his own recording studio better known as “The Tool Shed” with several of his former musicians.
Early in 2016, Leon was invited back to Nashville by Jimmy Adams a long-standing business colleague, friend and now personal manager. Another long-time friend to the pair was Little David Wilkins, who wrote a gospel song “I Stand the Tallest When I’m down On My Knees”. Jimmy Adams, CEO of Jimmy Adams Media (JAM) thought this would make a phenomenal hit by pairing Little David and Leon together, which became a #1 hit on the charts for 5 weeks. This success has inspired Leon now taking off on his 2nd career. International and National concert performances, headlining in feature films and new for Leon, regularly scheduled television programming will once again bring Leon to the forefront in Country Gospel.
Leon says, “Now I’m Having More Fun with Jesus in My Band”. Leon today is cutting and singing his best music ever and his overall career is moving as fast stream as it did during his prime.
ABOUT CLARENCE JEY:
Clarence is a songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer of Sri Lankan heritage who has had music chart on the US Billboard Hot 100, a Grammy-winning record and various Emmy nominated US TV shows. Clarence Jey was instrumental in one of the largest internet viral sensations in history, “Friday“, by Rebecca Black, which had over 200 million YouTube hits. He co-wrote and produced/engineered the controversial song, which reached the US Billboard Hot 100 and iTunes Top 20 in March 2011, and was referred to as “genius” by the music executive, Simon Cowell and the pop artist Lady Gaga. “Friday” was covered by the cast of Fox network show Glee, that resulted in their version of “Friday” entering the Hot 100 as well as the iTunes Top 10. In 2013, the US Late Night host Jimmy Fallon‘s Warner release Grammy-winning second album, “Blow Your Pants Off”, included “Friday”, as performed by Fallon and Stephen Colbert. ‘Friday’ was also performed by major artists such as Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Miranda Sings. He blended his love of music and television to write and produce the theme song and additional music for the 2007 US Emmy-nominated Discovery Kids animation television show, “Growing Up Creepie”. This led to his relocation to Los Angeles, California. He has since composed music for television shows including Common Law, America’s Got Talent, Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew and The Newsroom. Clarence Jey’s music has been used on commercials including the US retailer, Kohls and Vodafone.