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Brian Mabry A Brief Biography The huge arena was filled to capacity. The lights went down and you could feel the electricity in the air. Just then super group Alabama hit the first chord of the song "Mountain Music" and for the next hour young Brian Mabry was spellbound. The very next day he changed his hard rock look and lifestyle and began listening to country artists like Randy Travis and Alan Jackson. Country music wasn't unfamiliar to Brian because as a kid he often accompanied his father to a family friend's house and watched his dad play guitar and sing classic country hits - the same hits Brian heard on Saturday mornings while his mother cleaned the house - songs by Marty Robbins, Hank Williams and Conway Twitty. It was a major change for young Brian, who as a high school kid growing up in the 80s, was into hard rock bands like Poison, Wasp and Ratt. He even sang their music with local rock bands around his hometown of Dyer, Tennessee and started learning guitar so he could play along. Brian also started writing songs in the form of poems and later added the melodies as he became proficient on guitar. "I wanted to sing songs that people could relate to," Brian says, "and that's what country music did for me. It gave me the opportunity to sing about my own life experiences and to see that it touched people who had a similar experience." So, once exposed to country music at a big time level, the true feelings of Brian Mabry came out and he has never looked back.Brian's first public appearance happened by chance when a friend who was singing at a show got laryngitis and asked Brian to sing a few songs. He was such a hit that his friends encouraged him to continue singing and the rest his history,It was also about this same time that a young man named Garth Brooks emerged and took the world by storm. Garth's performances reminded Brian of the antics of some of his hard rock heroes but the voice and music were country. To Brian, Garth Brooks seemed to be the perfect act - an act that could perform at a high energy level and yet be singing country songs that had meaning. Brian Mabry had found a niche in country music that suited his every style of singing and performing. Because of Brian's ability to capture Garth on stage both as a singer and performer, he started doing a tribute to Garth Brooks in his shows. It became so popular that in addition to his own high-energy show, he has put together a complete tribute to Garth Brooks. "I figured since Garth was no longer touring that his fans might enjoy what I could bring them," Brian says. Over the past few years, Brian has been performing in nightclubs, fairs and festivals around west Tennessee. In 2004, he recorded a seven-song project in Nashville with producer Dick McVey that has been receiving accolades from fans and radio stations. "The Dawg" radio, 97.3 FM in LaFayette, Louisiana interviewed Brian and played the CD on air in conjunction with a show Brian did at Cowboys Nightclub there in early 2005. He was also a guest on ABC affiliate KATC TV channel 3 during their evening newscast.Brian has been featured at fundraisers for The American Cancer Society, The Nashville Palace, Casino Aztar, as well as other well known venues. Now that Brian has built a regional fan base he hopes to take his show to the next level. He is currently seeking bookings on a national and international scale. "We have proven we have a show that people will come and see and we want to get out to as many places as we can," Brian states.
All the guys in the band are really professional quality musicians. They live, eat, sleep, and breathe music every day and thats what makes them so awesome!!
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