Country Artist: Abbie Lynn

Roots Deep In Country Music – Abbie Lynn

“The Judds, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Reba and Miss Loretta Lynn, I have been influenced by all these great stars as I have developed my own unique sound”.

At an early age, Abbie Lynn started learning how to play guitar and later became the song director in her National youth group. Her time in the National youth group doing music really supported her and got her through some tough times. It helped her recognize the power in music and what she could achieve as an artist.

Her live performance was at her elementary school [Park Maitland] when she was 10 years old. Ever since then a solid emphasis on theatre and arts provided her a strong background in stage performance. “I love working the big stage; it is exciting whenever I get to sing to my fans”, she said. As the song director of the National youth music group, she explored and performed on some very big stages across the country. “I have been taught to be hard working and give my very best to whatever I am doing, all thanks to my family”.

Being around her friends, family and fans make it easier to pursue her career while still concentrating and loving “Motherhood”. Abbie Lynn handles her music business with love, patience and a lot of support from fans; just the same way she handles her family. She is a successful Top 40 country music artist that has concluded her most-recent album project in Nashville. The country music star was born in South Florida and was brought up in Orlando, her country music career started in Central Florida, now she is among the big shots on the worldwide stage. She has performed at CMA Fest which sees over 350 thousand fans and also in Nashville at the popular BB King Palace. Love to Burn reached the billboard Top 200.


Country Artist: Todd Berry

Todd has written hundreds of songs and recorded multiple CD’s. He has shared the stage with national acts such as Neal McCoy, Collin Raye and Toby Keith. He has done tribute shows in full costumes to Elvis, Buddy Holly and other legends of the past and present. He has produced multiple TV shows including his latest, The Todd Berry Gospel Hour which has been shown on TV in Ohio as well as streamed online and highlights new up-and-coming Christian artists.

Todd’s love for Gospel music has seen him release 2 Gospel albums, one of which is being promoted and played on Christian FM radio charting at number 23 in the country gospel market.

Todd is truly a man with many voices, when the Man above takes one thing he rewards you with another. Todd is living proof of this matter… he was born legally blind. He has never allowed this to slow him down or hold him back in going after the first and last thing on his mind, the Music.


Country/Rock Band : Skunk Ruckus

The release of their second album on May 11th, “Pearls Before Swine” really showcases the band’s unique style and lack of concern when it comes to crossing genres and breaking the rules of sterile formula based music. It’s a gret combination of old school Appalachian Mountain Music and the free expression of punk rock.

Originally a duo with Jim McCarthy on Banjo and stomping a kick drum along with Max Steel on bass, the current configuration has the addition of drummer, Claude Coleman, Jr. and Dave Gilbert on electric guitar. With Jim’s gut-singing vocal style the sound is awesome and you can’t compare it to anything out there, definitely unique and hard to put in any kind of descriptive box.
I think sometimes as regional musicians you end up in performance situations that vary dramatically in regards to the engagement of your audience. Sometimes you’re a rockstar and sometimes you’re background noise for the drinking crowd. The title of this new album comes from a situation Jim McCarthy was quoted as saying, “We were playing a show and just kicking the crap out of it,” he says. “And no one was responding. We might as well not have been there. And then Dave leaned over and said, ‘We are giving these guys gems!’ And I said, ‘Pearls before swine!’” It was all meant in good-natured fun, but the phrase stuck and ended up as the album title.”
The Ruckus boys are playing all up and down the East Coast and the Carolinas, if you have the chance to catch one of their shows you will not be disappointed. HillBilly Rock-N-Roll is alive and well!


Troubadour: one of a class of lyric poets and poet-musicians
often of knightly rank who flourished from the 11th to the
end of the 13th century chiefly in the south of France and the
north of Italy and whose major theme was courtly love.

Today the Troubadours still exist making their living from
their music one night at a time. Walter Finley is a great
example of a Modern Day Troubadour. I asked him what it
felt like to have his sole income be generated by his voice and
the instrument in his hand, what does his day to day life look
like… “I am a troubadour, I travel around to different towns
and cities looking for places to play. I literally walk into venues
and say can I play here just like the poet-musician’s of times
past. Nobody knows my name when I get started, I have to
play a few cover songs to win them over and get them to like
me, I have to start up some kind of dialogue and get them
involved which is when I am able to introduce my original
music. I love to tell the stories behind the songs.”

What’s your biggest high when you’re out playing? “…when
I’m playing songs I have written I can’t help but pour my heart
into it and I feel the audience and myself become one for a
few minutes that gets me higher than anything I know.”

What is the toughest part of what you do? “When I play a
show and become background music. In the same respect
that it’s exhilarating to have those moments when you and
the audience become one it’s very difficult to poor your your heart out to a room full of people and just be viewed as
some kind of noise that they have to rise above to have a
conversation, those moments feel very lonely.”

Why do you do it? It seems like a hard way to carve out your
spot in this world. “Because at the end of the day, whether I
was background noise for a moment, the star of my own one
man show for 30 people or standing on stage in front of
thousands… those moments when you hear a crowd singing
your song back to you, when someone comes up to me and
lets me know that they loved one of my songs, that the words
touched them it makes me feel good and I know I made a

The Troubadour still exists, going from town to town, place to
place, making a living pouring their heart out through their
music one night at a time.