New Artists Who Are Already Nashville Veterans
This month, we feature another group of ‚Äúnew artists‚ÄĚ at KJOL.¬† However, as you will see, most of them are already veteran musicians or come from families with a long history of musical experience.
Fans of Avalon will no doubt recognize the voice, if not the face, of Jody McBrayer (on right), who left Avalon in 2007.¬† He joins Doug Anderson, formerly with Signature Sound, and vocalist TaRanda Greene.¬† Their new sound is kind of like Avalon, Selah, and Gaither Vocal Band!
For the last ten years, Hilary Scott has been lead vocalist for the hugely popular country music group Lady Antebellum.¬† She was homeschooled by her Nashville musician parents, who join her on her new Christian music release featuring Hilary Scott and the Scott Family.
In 2004, Mike Grayson formed a contemporary Christian band called, for lack of a better name, MIKESCHAIR (yes, named after the chair in Grayson‚Äôs Belmont University dorm room).¬† Meanwhile, another student at Belmont named Molly Reed had a secret crush on her classmate Mike Grayson.¬† When MIKESCHAIR needed a manager for their new band, Molly got the job, and eventually, in 2013, she and Mike got married.¬†
In 2012, Molly Reed formed a group called City Harbor.¬† Then, in 2016, they retired from their separate groups and formed their own duo, Grayson-Reed.
18-year-old Hannah Kerr is a singer-songwriter and the daughter of a Nashville music producer.¬† She also helps lead worship at Brentwood Baptist Church.¬† She is the debut artist of Made2Thrive Records started by Mark Hall of Casting Crowns.