Chris's musical influences range from John Mayer, to Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), to Tim McGraw. His vocal styling and natural musicianship have helped him develop a following of avid listeners who also appreciate artists such as Jason Miraz and Ed Sheeran.
Nashville producer, Kim Copeland, and her business partner Susan Tucker, were so impressed with Monaghan that they signed him to an artist development deal. In the past year he has played multiple times for discerning and appreciative standing room only crowds at the world-famous Bluebird Café, The Listening Room and other Nashville venues.
The anthemic side of Monaghan's music has even garnered him some national and international attention in yet another unexpected world, this time sports. His song “Shameless,” an ode to giving life the energy and passion it deserves, was chosen as the official theme for the 2013 Cal Ripken World Series, one of the most prestigious international youth baseball tournaments in the world. Monaghan performed the National Anthem and a post-game concert featuring “Shameless” for the International Championship game. He was invited back to perform for the 2014 games in front of thousands of loyal fans of baseball and Chris's music.
Monaghan says, “Music is it for me; there is no plan B. It's not about wishing, hoping or dreaming. It's about working hard and getting to where I want to go.”
they began developing his songwriting and vocal talents. He is now a full time performer and songwriter, who's co-writers include hit makers Billy Montana, Monty Holmes, Arlos Smith and Buddy Owens.
Jason is currently the headliner at Paradise Park, one of Nashville's premier clubs on Broadway where he performs every Friday and Saturday night for standing room only crowds of loyal fans and tourists alike. This has helped him build a fan base that stretches from Australia to France, all over the United States and the world.
He has performed at CMA Fest and at many other Nashville hot spots such as ExitIn, 12th and Porter, Douglas Corner, and is a sought after entertainer for corporate and prestigious private events. Jason has also been a featured performer at the William Morris "Speakeasy" private invite only industry Showcase.
Jason says, "I try to take all of the good elements from Country music of the past and build on it with my own voice and style. I grew up on 90's Country and that's what drew me to Country music and to Nashville. Some people call me a blend of Garth and Gary Allen and I love that! I'll always be striving for that! Bring on the guitars, fiddles, tattoos, and Country music!"
Upon moving to Nashville, she was signed to a publishing and management deal with Kim Copeland and Susan Tucker and soon hit the road sharing the stage with such acts as Wynonna, Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Jo Dee Messina, and the list goes on.
While with Copeland/Tucker Williams released 2 full length albums, 2 EPs, was spotlighted as a Clear Channel featured artist, compiled rave reviews from music publications and radio DJs throughout the U.S. and internationally. As a songwriter she scored a hit song on radio and CMT.
On her new record, Rachel has worked with an A-list roster of musicians (half of which belong to Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band), jaw-dropping soulful background singers, the ferocity of the Motor City Horns and Nashville's own Grammy winning songwriter, musician and producer, Jim “Moose” Brown.
“I needed to grow into this album, become the PERSON, not just the singer that was deserving of this style and these songs. I've always been a pretty eccentric and ridiculous person, but the process of Motown to Muscle Shoals genuinely pushed me to make peace and let go. I've never been more fearless and less apologetic for wanting what I want. I dream big dreams. And I know they'll always get bigger.”
This is a new Rachel Williams. And she's ready for her close-up.
This is your chance to catch a great night of music featuring the
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Rachel Williams - Jason James - Chris Monaghan
These are working artists with substantial fanbases. They all write and
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Kim Copeland Productions
Kim Copeland / Susan Tucker
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Kim Copeland Productions, 1216 17th Ave S, Nashville 37212 - EMAIL or Call 615-429-5032
Kim Copeland Productions, 1216 17th Ave S, Nashville TN 37212 - EMAIL or Call 615-429-5032
Using his Harford County, Maryland home as a launching point, Chris Monaghan has tallied more than 200 solo acoustic shows, written and recorded songs for a seven-song debut project, started writing for a second album, pounded the pavement and caught influential ears along Nashville's Music Row; All of this while attending high school and juggling a typical teenager's life.
Born in Georgia, Jason now calls Nashville his home. He credits Garth Brooks for getting him here. He connected with Garth's electrifying performance energy and amazing story telling ability and wanted to be that guy.
Immediately upon moving to town, ASCAP's Ralph Murphy introduced Jason to Kim Copeland and Susan Tucker. Seeing something unique and special in him,
Rachel Williams is no stranger to the song. She's just singing it differently these days. Look no further than the mere title of her upcoming release, Motown to Muscle Shoals and you know this redhead ain't playin'.
Growing up within shouting distance of Motown, Rachel made the move to Music City after high school graduation (and an appearance on the second season of the USA Network's “Nashville Star” as a top 12 contestant).