Monday, February 23, 2015

James Carothers Finding Nashville A Natural Fit

Newcomer James Carothers Finding Nashville A Natural Fit

Charting Single, WSM Radio Interview, Country Radio Seminar Performance & More "Firsts" Mark Singer's Fresh Start

Nashville, TN (February 23, 2015) - Newcomer James Carothers is finding Nashville a natural fit.  The talented vocalist moved to Music City a few short weeks ago, and a series of "firsts" have made for a warm welcome in spite of the area's cold winter weather.  On February 25, Carothers will make his debut on 650 AM WSM's "Coffee, Country and Cody" show as Bill Cody's guest artist.  The 9:30 a.m. CT interview and performance will stream live, and fans can listen in HERE.

James will enjoy his first Country Radio Seminar, sitting down for interviews throughout the conference, and hosting an industry breakfast/performance from 8-9 a.m. at Puckett's Downtown on February 26.  On March 18, Carothers will make his first appearance at the storied Nashville Palace when he joins numerous Country legends for the All-Star Whitey Shafer Benefit Show, hosted by Moe Bandy.  

"It's been kinda crazy," admits the laid-back Carothers.  "I've been to the Grand Ole Opry, where I met Connie Smith and Jim Ed Brown.  They were fantastic, and it was so cool to meet Mike Snider; my dad wrote his biggest hit, 'Puttin' On The Dog.'"  In addition to rubbing elbows with the stars of the Opry, James has guested at world-famous venues The Station Inn and Tootsie's Orchid Lounge in recent weeks.  "I feel like I've finally come home," notes the Tennessee native.  "Even though I'm really making a fresh start."

His latest single, "I Must Be Alive" currently holds the #67 spot on the MusicRow Chart, and the track is opening doors for Carothers as it continues its upward climb.  According to Mike Thomas, KWRE/KFAV Radio, "This is the sound we've all been asking for ... real, honest Country that's hip enough to make it with today's fans."  Randy McDaniel, KXRB Classic Country expands, saying, "there's no doubt about this guy.  Give a listen to his new single and you might find yourself hearing a little Jamey Johnson, a dash of Travis Tritt and some 'Ol Waylon as well." 

A favorite on the Southwest and Midwest tour circuits for the last several years, James performed regularly at venues ranging from county fairs, to honky tonks to outdoor events with over 10,000 fans from his previous home base in New Mexico. Recently signed to an exclusive, global booking agreement with Nashville-based Third Coast Talent, the engaging entertainer is looking forward to getting back on the road with his tight-knit band.  Gritty and original songs are his trademark, and James delivers stirring and hard-hitting performances in his gut-bucket baritone. 

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