Sunday, January 20, 2013

Gary Nichols, James Leblanc & Angela Hacker at Scott Boyer Benefit

Gary Nichols, James Leblanc & Angela Hacker at Scott Boyer Benefit

Alabama Music goes to Marriott Shoals Conference Center in Florence, Alabama to attend the Scott Boyer Benefit on 1-17-2013. Scott  was in Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital recovering from surgery to correct arterial blockage. The show was presented as a part of the Muscle Shoals to Music Row Live concert series.
Donations to "The Scott Boyer Recovery Fund" at Any branch of Bank Independent. The mailing address is PO Box 5000, Sheffield, AL 35660.
# 256-386-5000 or toll free 877-865-5050.

Gary Nichols (born 1978 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama) is an American country music singer. Signed to Mercury Nashville Records in 2006, Nichols made his debut that year with the release of his single "Unbroken Ground", which reached No. 39 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Following it were the singles "I Can't Love You Anymore" and "Goin' Fast." Nichols never released an album for the label and soon left it.
In April 2010, he replaced Chris Stapleton as the lead singer and guitarist of The SteelDrivers.

James Leblanc was born and raised in Shreveport Louisiana. He has been playing since his Dad taught him to play as a toddler. In his teen years James started writing songs and playing in local bands. Over the years his following began to grow to include other songwriter’s and musicians. In 1995 one of these musician friends sent sone of James’ songs to Rodney Hall at Fame Publishing. After two years of staying in close touch with the FAME staff, James was signed to FAME Publishing’s, House of Fame branch. Since that time James has fast become one of the hottest songwriters around garnering cuts on artists such as Rascal Flatts(3), Martina McBride, Travis Tritt(2), Joe Diffie, Sara Evans, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Heartland and Cyndi Thompson(2). In late 2000 James relocated to Muscle Shoals, Alabama where has continued to pursue his livelong music habit. James first hit single was released on Travis Tritt. The song is entitled “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde. The song garnered James his first top 10 single and ASCAP award for One of the Most Performed Songs of the Year. 
More Recently James has landed the title cut on Platinum artist Jason Aldean, as well as two cuts on Gary Allan’s forthcoming project. James also recently signed to FAME Records and will be releasing his next cd this fall. As an artist James released a singer/songwriter cd titled “Muscle Shoals City Limits” in 2003. The Cd garnered widespread critical Acclaim thoughout the music industry.
Source: Reverbnation

Angela Hacker is a country singer who first gained fame through winning Nashville Star, a country version of American Idol. She was born in 1978 in Muscle Shoals, AL. She grew up with three sisters and was shy as a child. When she was 13, she entered a singing contest at her school and claims that she "hasn't quit since." She struggled for the next 16 years with her singing career, but managed to get an audition on the fifth season of Nashville Star. She was selected to be one of the show's ten finalists and, throughout the competition, was perceived as the frontrunner. For the finale of the show, she was competing against her younger brother, Zac Hacker. In the end, Angela took the title and won a recording contract with Warner Brothers Records. She recorded and released her debut album, The Winner Is..., on April 3, 2007. The album had no singles, since the point of the album was to be a retrospective of her time on the show. She is currently working on her second album, which will be a collaboration with her younger brother, Zac Hacker. She has one son, Bay Simpson, and resides in Florence, AL.

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