SEPT 16th, 2021 ARTIST'S BIOS
Labeled a ‘song stylist’, Davis’ unique ability to interpret a song has made her one of Nashville's favorite vocalists. As her talents began to catch the attention of label executives, she landed her first record deal with CBS/ Epic Records.Davis quickly gained a legion of friends and fans in the music industry, one being superstar Reba McEntire. Their mutual respect led them into the studio together where they recorded a duet entitled Does He Love You that went on to become a #1 hit and earn both artists several awards including a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Collaboration.
Through the years, the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame member has played to sold-out crowds with the likes of Garth Brooks, George Strait, Reba McEntire and Kenny Rogers just to name a few. In 2016, Linda and her family, including husband Lang Scott, and daughters Hillary Scott (of Lady Antebellum) and Rylee Scott, released the critically acclaimed, 2-time GRAMMY-winning album, Hillary Scott & The Scott Family - Love Remains, which topped the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Album's chart. Davis wrapped up a 100+ City World Tour with the great Kenny Rogers at the end of 2017.
Currently, Linda maintains a busy schedule performing regulary on the Grand Ole Opry, Country's Family Reunion (on RFD-TV), and concert appearances. In addition, Linda coaches aspiring singers through her Stage Performance 101 business.
Grammy winner, and recent inductee into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Marcus Hummon has enjoyed a successful career as a songwriter, recording artist, composer, playwright and author. His songs have been recorded in many genres -Pop, R&B, gospel - and most notably in country music, where he has written some of the genre’s most iconic songs.
Hummon has received 7 BMI Awards, and 5 BMI #1 Awards; for Rascall Flatts’ ‘Bless The Broken Road’ (winner of the Grammy for Best Country Song 2005, nominated for Song Of The Year in all genres 2005, two-time NSAI Song Of The Year Award 2005 and 2007, nominated for a Dove Award for Song Of The Year 2007); The Dixie Chick’s ‘Cowboy Take Me Away’; Sara Evans’ ‘Born To Fly’ (nominated for CMA Song Of The Year 2001, won CMA Video Of The Year 2001), Tim McGraw’s ‘One Of These Days‘; Wynonna Judd’s ‘Only Love’ (nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female). Another Hummon co-written song, the Dixie Chick’s ‘Ready To Run’, was nominated for a Grammy For Country Song Of The Year, and won the Grammy for Best Country Performance By A Group Or A Duo, off the Grammy winning Country Album Of The Year, ‘Fly’ in 2000. In addition the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Performance By A Group Or A Duo With Vocal for ‘Roll The Stone Away’ co-written by Hummon.
As a recording artist and instrumentalist, Marcus released a critically acclaimed country record for Columbia Records in 1995, ‘All In Good Time’. In 1998, Marcus and Scottish ‘Big Country’ front-man, Stuart Adamson, released their duo album ‘Supernatural’, as ‘The Raphaels’, with Track Records out of London. He has also released several independent records.
Hummon has had several songs featured in film, notably three songs which he wrote and produced in Disney’s ‘The Fox And The Hound 2’: ‘Friends For Life’ (One Flew South), ‘Good Doggie No Bone’ (Reba McEntire) and ‘We Go Together’ (Little Big Town).
Hummon has scored two films: ‘Lost Boy Home’ narrated by Sam Waterston, winner of Best Shorts Award for the Palm Beach International Film Festival 2013; and ‘The Last Songwriter’ (a documentary he co-produced, featuring Garth Brooks and Jason Isbell), winner of the Audience Award at the Nashville Film Festival 2017.
Turning to theatre, Hummon has written 6 musicals and an opera. His musical ‘American Prophet’ about the life of Frederick Douglass will premiere at Washington DC’s Arena Stage Theater, the summer of 2021 under the direction of Charles Randolph-Wright (Motown).
In literature, Hummon's children's book, ‘Anytime, Anywhere’, was published by Athenium Press, a division of Simon and Schuster, in 2009. In 2017 his book, ‘The Passion’, a book co-written with his wife Rev. Becca Stevens, was published by Church Publishing, reflecting his cantata of the same name, released on CTM Records.
Marcus lives in Nashville, TN, with his wife Becca and their 3 sons...Levi, Caney and Moses.
Tess Frizzell was born into Country Music Royalty, being the daughter of CMA/ACM Winner, Shelly West and successful singer/songwriter, Allen Frizzell. Country Music runs so deep in her DNA with her Grandmother, Country Music Hall of Fame member. Dottie West and Uncle, Lefty Frizzell, also a member of the Hall of Fame. Her Mother and Uncle, David Frizzell, recorded the classic, “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma”. Tess is carrying on the family tradition, writing songs with hit writers including Bill Anderson and Bobby Tomberlin. Tess also tours the country, singing songs with her duet partner, CMA/Grammy nominee, Bobby Tomberlin. She also includes some of the hits, made famous by her family and shares the stories behind the songs. Tess has shared the stage with many of Country Music’s legends and she will be releasing new music and videos in 2020.