Jon Byrd. Fred Dellar at MOJO Magazine proclaimed Byrd’s Auto Parts, Jon Byrd’s debut solo recording “Americana the way it was and the way it should be.” MAVERICK Magazine’s Russell Hill declared Byrd’s follow-up Down At The Well Of Wishes “Spellbinding, showcasing a true genius at work.” That same year the Grammy-nominated I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs Of Fox Hollow featured Jon alongside Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Bobby Bare, and Tom T. himself. So how do you follow that kind of run? By making a record the way the old Nashville outlaws did: by recording the best written songs around, even if they’re written by your best friends! Jon’s newest record ROUTE 41 hits this October and includes songs by Mando Saenz, Davis Raines, and The Wrights!
“This recording is in part a reflection of my journey up Route 41 from Atlanta to Nashville over a dozen years ago. On that trip I took some inspiring songwriters with me, or at least their songs. And of course met so many more when I arrived. A few of these writers weren’t far behind me on their own journey up Route 41. Others traveled some other stretch that got them to Music City. Nashville has been the most generously inspiring place I’ve ever known. I love living in the same town as John Prine, Bobby Bare, and Tom T. Hall… and so many of the songwriters, and dear friends on this record!” jb
“Smooth, affecting, classy country… mature experience to match the vocal finesse.” – Barry Mazor, Engine145.com
“[Byrd’s] vocals… have the graciousness of Don Williams along with traces of Willie Nelson’s free-as-the-breeze delivery. To put it another way, Byrd’s an understatedly great singer. And the songwriting… applies a fresh, sharp, Southern vocabulary. He’s understatedly great at the writing part, too.” – Jewly Hight, The Nashville Scene
“…a well-worn and rough voice that could draw a comparison to a more countrified Leonard Cohen.” – Zachary Houle, PopMatters
“Mature songwriting is married to some classy playing, whilst Jon’s warm, slightly gruff but very relaxed singing holds the centre. …
Though he sings of heartbreak and regret, there’s something enormously reassuring about Jon Byrd’s music, a refuge in troubled times.” – John Davy, No Depression
“Even in the rootsy arena of country musicians full of reverence for the genre’s past, crafting new music doesn’t have to be a regurgitation of worn clichés… Jon Byrd proves it.” – Georgia Music Magazine
“Full of lovely guitar touches and brimming with clever, mordant songs” – Martin Chilton, The London Telegraph
“The 50 Top Songs on the American Condtition ~ Alabama Asphalt” April 2013 and “Top East Nashville Artists Right Now” May 2013 – The Alternate Root.com
Adam Wright. Adam Wright is a Grammy Nominated songwriter, singer, producer and musician in Nashville, Tennessee. He has written songs for Alan Jackson, Lee Ann Womack, Garth Brooks, Joe Nichols, Solomon Burke, Lonesome River Band, ABC’s Nashville and others. Adam and his wife Shannon recorded and performed as the critically acclaimed duo The Wrights. He was nominated for a Grammy in 2013 for “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore” written by Adam Wright and Jay Knowles and recorded by Alan Jackson. Adam’s song “The Way I’m Livin'” is the first single and title track from Lee Ann Womack’s long awaited 2014 release.
Park Chisolm. Park Chisolm was raised in Selma, Alabama, and moved to Newnan, Georgia when he was 11. He started playing guitar simply because the Newnan Pawn Shop had better guitars than keyboards. He played in bands throughout high school and college.
Park moved to Nashville in 1996 where he wrote songs and fronted his own band before finding work as a multi-instrumentalist on the road and in the studio with artists from all across the musical spectrum.
In 2006, he started working with actor Kevin Costner and his band Modern West as a songwriter and guitarist. The band has recorded and released five albums to date, and toured worldwide. Chisolm co-produced the band’s most recent album, “Famous For Killing Each Other,” a project containing songs written for and inspired by the critically acclaimed “The Hatfields and McCoys” television mini-series. Park made a cameo appearance in the series as well.
Park still calls Nashville home, where he continues to write and produce projects with a variety of artists. Recent projects include “Indigo,” an album produced for 2010 CCMA Artist of the Year Victoria Banks, a new yet untitled Modern West album, and the debut album of his band the Ups.
Chisolm signed a publishing deal with RareSpark Media Group in January 2015.