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Trick Pony

June 16, 2018 from 8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

If you were to choose one word for Heidi Newfield and Keith Burns it could very well be ‘resilient’. From their Trick Pony years as a group, to a split to explore individual pursuits, then back again to a reformation with the original members and finally to a move from group to duo, they have continued as one of the highest energy and truly unique acts in country music. 

As the duo tells us, this re-emergence has had a profound positive effect on the duo. As Keith Burns put it, “We began this process with a complete overhaul of our organization. This has resulted in a flood of creativity and passion that has been contagious.” 

Heidi Newfield added that the end result will be the best music they have ever made. “This will be the first time in our history that we will have complete creative control of a project. We finally have the creative freedom to which every true artist aspires. We can’t wait to share our musical vision with our fans and fans of music everywhere.”  

Between tour dates, Heidi and Keith will be recording their new Trick Pony album that is slated for release in the second quarter of 2017. 


Tucker Beathard

July 14, 2018 from 8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Growing up in a family that excelled at both music and sports- his father is a hit songwriter; his brothers, star quarterbacks- Big Machine Label Group recording artist Tucker Beathard has an unrelenting competitive spirit: He wakes up every day trying to write the perfect song. For Tucker, a self-taught guitarist and drummer, there's no such thing as "good enough."

"I love anything with great melodies and I'm drawn to the little things," Tucker says, rattling off his influences with an artist's attention to detail. "When I listen to Led Zeppelin, I focus on John Bonham's drums. Or Joe Walsh's guitar licks in the Eagles. And Hank Williams Jr.'s 'Family Tradition' is as country songwriting as it gets."

Tucker certainly knows something about family tradition, taking cues from dad Casey Beathard, who wrote Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" and Eric Church's "Homeboy." The latter, in fact, was inspired by Tucker, who admits to going through his own rebellious phase. Giving up a college baseball scholarship to dive headlong into songwriting, Tucker came out better for his diverse experiences and documented those wild times in the wise-beyond-its-years "Momma and Jesus." The track is one of many in contention for his debut album, being overseen by producer Angelo Petraglia (Kings Of Leon).

With a rhythmic way of playing guitar, influenced by his innate drumming ability, Tucker has created some of contemporary country music's most progressive songs. "Rock On," a song about regretting the girl that got away, is taut in its delivery, with clever turns of phrase. Likewise, "20-10 Tennessee," a standout, uses a football game as a metaphor for a relationship and "Better Than Me" puts a unique spin on an arena-ready breakup anthem, ultimately wishing the best for someone after parting ways.

"I've always been a huge fan of deep songs, and I've always liked poems," he says. "I'm an introvert, but writing songs that go beneath the surface allows me the chance to open up a piece of myself."

As does his engaging live show.

Having played with artists like Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert, Tucker regularly bares his soul in front of a crowd. Despite his reserved demeanor, the stage is where he is most free — it's his canvas to paint an honest picture of who he is, as both a songwriter and an artist.

"Expressing yourself onstage and putting your emotion into each song is a feeling that is tough to match. It's your way of letting the world know who you are," says Tucker, who has one main goal when performing. "Whether it's 'My heart is broken' or 'Let's party tonight,' I want people to feel this is a real dude who knows who he is and who says it like it is."


Georgia Satellites

August 25, 2018 from 8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Founded in 1985 by Rick Richards, Rick Price, singer Dan Baird and drummer Mauro Magellan, the Satellites quickly launched into stardom with hits like "Keep Your Hands to Yourself," "Battleship Chains", "Can't Stand the Pain", "Hippy Hippy Shake", and others.

The Georgia Satellites were one of the most ferocious bands of the 1980's. What set them apart from the other 10,000 groups that cranked their amps to 11, was that their wild riffs and tanked cries came from a quartet that understood it's place in rock tradition and fought hard to solidify it with each recording. Critically acclaimed albums and mind-bending performances earned the boys a permanent spot in music history.

After a brief sabbatical following the departure of Baird, The Georgia Satellites returned with a vengeance in 1993. Led by Richards, Price, and joined by drummer Todd Johnston. In 2010 they added Freddy McNeal on guitar, and 'old friend' Bruce Smith on bass. They have packed houses around the world with their blistering brand of Southern rock. 


Bellamy Brothers

October 13, 2018 from 8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Howard and David continue to prove that the trail they've ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself - music that is now celebrating 40 years of success.

The road that started on the pop music charts in the '70's, took a winding turn into country music in the '80's, paving the way for duos to come, such as Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich, and previously - The Judds. But before the road forked into country, the musical odyssey of brothers Bellamy started creatively smoldering in their home state of Florida, before exploding nationally amidst the '70's pop music culture of L.A.

The brothers first official gig was in 1968, playing a free show with their father at the Rattlesnake Roundup in San Antonio, Florida. They honed their early skills playing black clubs throughout the south, and singing backup for artists such as Percy Sledge, Eddie Floyd, and Little Anthony & The Imperials. Within a few months, the brothers moved north, immersing themselves and their rock/country sound in the Atlanta market, where the Allman Brothers were the emerging kings of the music world.

With the dawning of the Age of Aquarius on the horizon, and America embroiled in a smoke haze of drugs, civil unrest and an unpopular war, The Bellamy's music picked-up the hard driving edge that bespoke the times. Songwriting had become David Bellamy's drug of choice during the long road gigs he and Howard were regularly pulling bodies and equipment to and from. It was his songwriting that was posed to soon provide the duo a national breakout.

The break came in the form of the hit, "Spiders & Snakes," written by David and recorded by Jim Stafford. The song became a smash, eventually selling more than three million units worldwide. It became the catapult that rocketed the brother onto the L.A. music scene. Young and impressionable, Howard and David fell into the musical circle of the greats of the day: Bob Dylan, James Taylor, and Van Morrison, as well as West Coast based country rockers like Poco and the Byrds.

It was a creative shoe that fit.

Now known by their music and the company they were keeping, The Bellamys officially lifted off the launch pad in 1976 when their single, "Let Your Love Flow," became an instant smash in both the U.S. and Europe. It stayed on the international charts long enough to build a huge international fan base for the hip young brothers that endures to this day. In Germany alone it perched at #1 for more than two months. The love was indeed flowing as The Bellamys jammed for audiences on their sold-out concerts and shared stages with the likes of Loggins & Messina, the Doobie Brothers, and the Beach Boys., with their patented blend of rock/country music.

True to their musical roots, their style and their songwriting was moving steadily more towards their raising. By the late '70's The Bellamys were emerging on the country charts with another bona fide smash. "If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)," originally scrawled on a dinner napkin by David, rocketed them to the top of the country charts the way "Let Your Love Flow," had done in the pop market just a few years earlier. It proved to be the first of a string of fourteen #1 singles in the U.S. alone.

Success followed success: "Dancing Cowboys," "Sugar Daddy," "You Ain't Just Whistlin' Dixie," "Lovers Live Longer," "Do You Love As Good As You Look," "Redneck Girl," "For All The Wrong Reasons," "I Love Her Mind," "I Need More Of You," "Old Hippie," "Too Much Is Not Enough," "Kids Of The Baby Boom," and "Reggae Cowboy" and "Crazy From The Heart,"...all have lined the corridors of the Bellamy's musical history and their walls with platinum and gold.

Along the way, Howard and David created a patent on the newly cool "duo" category in country music. In the era of the 2000's, The Bellamy Brothers hold the record in both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association Awards (CMA) for the most duo nominations. Numerous Grammy nods have also been directed toward the brothers.

Internationally, the story has been the same - though the titles may be different. The Bellamys have released more than two-dozen hit songs outside the U.S. that were never released here. With a sharp eye on the songwriting skills that have been the bedrock of their success, Howard and David concur that their career is unique in their international finesse for matching their songs to the market.

"For the international releases, you have to have a strong melody," notes David. "The lyric is very important, but internationally the melody is something fans can lock into, even if they can't understand the lyrics." Howard and David continue to perform and film TV specials in Europe and around the world.

These days when the subject turns to touring, The Bellamys are showing a new generation of country music how it's done. "We're old road dogs," grins Howard when asked about the motivation behind the brothers 200 plus concert dates each year. Adds David: "Our live draw is bigger than it was in the '80's. I think the same people that grew up with us and with our music in the '60's and '70's obviously have raised a whole new generation of Bellamy fans who started toddling to our music. Now they're turning up at our concerts as college kids, who are really turned on and tuned in to us and our music...it's a great feeling."

On the infrequent off days from the road, Howard and David head the bus back to their 150-acre family ranch in Darby, Florida just north of Tampa. A working ranch, the spread consists of Purebred Charlois cattle and quarter horses. Amid a land lush with fruit trees, ancient oaks and crepe myrtles, three generation of the Bellamy family, headed by David and Howard’s mother, Frances, populate the homes clustered in the family compound.

The Bellamy Brothers latest project is their new album titled '40 Years' is an ambitious project that celebrates their career with 20 of their biggest hits and then adds 20 brand new songs in this 2 cd anniversary collection.