Wed, May 30 • 7:00PM
The Atlanta Room
COUGAR LOVE / HUNTER CALLAHAN / BADHORSE DUO
$7.50 IN ADVANCE / $10 DAY OF
"Happiness only real when shared!" -Christopher McCandless
If you asked the 24 year-old singer-songwriter what kind of genre he plays, he’d reply with a simple response; “I just play music.”
And quite frankly, that’s the truth.
That question used to be easier for Hunter to answer. He used to just be a blues guitarist. However, at the age of 17, he began writing his own music and developing his own voice as a singer. After a few years of cutting his teeth in the Atlanta market and becoming a sold out headliner at famed venues such as Eddie’s Attic, Hunter found himself in Nashville recording his first full length effort, “Broken Heart’s & Melodies” (produced by Dana C. Lamb with John Bass) combined folk songwriting sensibilities with blues guitar playing and hints of pop and R&B; all by his 21st birthday.
The independent release proved to be a pivotal stepping stone, catching the attention of Atlanta-based producer Dan Hannon (Aaron Shust, Manchester Orchestra) and nationally recognized, Grammy-Nominated Producer “Mama” Jan Smith (Usher, Justin Bieber, The Band Perry, and more). With Hunter continuing his development with Mama Jan, he continued to carve his place in the Atlanta songwriter scene becoming a staple at the city’s songwriting hubs. With a new EP in the works, produced by both Hannon and Mama Jan, the story of Hunter Callahan’s music is just beginning.
BADHORSE, New Music Weekly Magazine "2010 Best New Country Duo/Group", has become a powerhouse in Country Music. BADHORSE has over the past several years collaborated and composed scores of songs, largely relating to their personal life experiences. Their single C...D release "Mississippi Rain" recently climbed to #29 on the Music Row Magazine charts and their newly released single "My Little Man" continues to climb the charts to number 28 on Music Row. Then "IT'S ALL GOOD" was released which climbed to #24 on Music Row and scored another #1 on New Music Weekly Charts followed by a music video with Terry Bradshaw at the Titans Stadium in down town nashville.
Additionally the songs reached #1 on the New Music Weekly Magazine Country and Indie charts as further testiment to their talent and creativity. Their passion for music in high spirited stage performances, blending country rock with southern roll, has been enjoyed by thousands of country music fans in venues ranging from small local establishments to country music festivals, where they opened for nationally acclaimed artists such as Zac Brown Band, Randy Houser, Randy Travis, Trace Adkins, Jason Michael Carroll and Shenandoah, to name a few. BADHORSE powers up the show, so y’all fasten your seatbelts and hang on for the ride.
Adam Grant grew up in the small rural town of Shiloh, Georgia (deer country) where his musical roots and talents were influenced by close family members who would also sing in church and write music. Adam's grandfather "Bob Grant" sang (Sinatra style) live on a weekly radio show in Columbus, Ga. With a natural attraction to music, Adam began writing country songs and playing guitar and other instruments at the early age of twelve. Adam later became involved in martial arts and as an avid sportsman, he has won multiple archery and gun tournament competitions and absolutely loves hunting. Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Hank Williams Jr, Steve Wariner, Bryan White, Mark Wills, Bad Company and Black Crowes were major influences in developing Adam’s own country/southern rock vocal style.
Robert E. was raised with his feet planted in two different worlds. He spent part of the year on a South Georgia farm roaming among cattle and soybean fields while living the rest of the year in Pittsburgh, PA where his dad played professional football. Robert was star bound in his own rite as a talented college football quarterback until his plans were dramatically changed when a career changing injury ended his football aspirations. Music subsequently became Robert’s healing solace as he immersed himself in songwriting and playing guitar. The rest is history as Robert has since found his true career path in music.