When America was introduced to Scotty McCreery back in 2011, the North Carolina native was only 17 years old.
The earliest musical memory that Joshua Stephen Ward can recall is neither a lullaby nor a nursery rhyme — but it is a tune that is recognizable to many.
Joshua Stephen Ward's love of music was inspired in part by the Nintendo jingles he heard as a kid. The guitarist plays Saturday at Caldwell Tavern in Anniston.
Hans Christian Andersen said, "Where words fail, music speaks." Musical emotions will be expressed when the Lopez Tabor Duo performs Sept. 13 at The Music Center in Temple Beth Israel in Gadsden.
Not many employers would agree to letting members of their staff take off one week a month, every month, to work another job. But singer/songwriter Danni Ri Croker, who goes professionally by Danni Ri, is lucky in that her boss is also her father-in-law, and, next to her husband, she said, i…
Hailing from Bahrain, folk singer/songwriter Mo Zowayed slowly and steadily built a career for himself through passion, dedication – and the internet.
Have you ever been told you have the voice of a young Elvis Presley? That if someone closed their eyes, they’d think you were Celine Dion? Toni Braxton? Or, vocal range aside, Britney Spears?
Jennie Wall is heeding the advice of composer Antonin Dvorak, even though the two are musicians from different centuries. "Everyone should learn music and, if possible, sing in the church," said the Bohemian composer. "It is here that music is shared, and perhaps later those in the pews will…
When it comes to finding effective forms of therapy, there is meditation in a quiet room, or going for a long run early in the morning — or turning up the volume and dancing like you’re on fire.
The jumble of years after high school is when most teens begin thinking, learning, living and creating for themselves. For singer/songwriter Chris Carpenter, it took a pit stop at Belmont University in Nashville, aka "Music City," to realize the moment had come for him to step into the spotlight.
When Mindless Behavior first came on the scene in 2008, the quartet of R&B heartthrobs fell in perfectly with the tween and young teen fanbase with songs about getting girls’ attention, going to parties and searching around the world just to find Mrs. Right. But being belted out in a you…
Ben Ricketts, a native of Oxford, Miss., has been playing live shows since the age of 15 and self-publishing his own music since 2011. His bustling package of work includes everything from lullaby-style love songs ("Windshields") to beat-heavy warbles with the occasional rap verse ("Amnesia").
When it comes to relationships, harmony is good. Jake Hanbury and Summer Boyanton — known onstage as Summer and Jake — have fit together since Day One. They’ve been playing together for roughly the same amount of time they’ve been dating.
In 2014, newly formed Gadsden band Pace House wanted to hit the ground running. Founding members Paul Costa and Mason Paris had successfully recruited Taylor Adams and, later, Elliot Russo to create an experimental, complex fusion known as "math rock."
When he was 17 years old, Matthew Frantz made the impulse decision of a lifetime: He bought a ticket to London to see Eric Clapton, one of his favorite guitarists of all time.
Jess Goggans’ career as a singer/songwriter has been years in the making. She spent her childhood in Fort Payne, where she first learned about music from her dad.
The band’s live shows are a mix of originals and covers, with a song list that can includes everything from popular ’70s hits to Kings of Leon and Imagine Dragons.
Anniston musician Abby Parks is still working on landing that big recording contract, but she can tell you a thing or two about going on a world tour and playing her music for the world to hear.