The Statoil Stars Over Texas Stage, located in Kids Country, features great music from bands just breaking into the Houston music scene for Show visitors.
Tori McClure is a 19 year old singer/songwriter living in Houston, Texas. She began playing the guitar at the age of ten, writing her earliest songs just a few years later. Her enthusiasm for performing and a natural inclination towards crafting infectious pop songs paved the way for the making of her EP, "Courage", released April 14th, 2013 and is now available on iTunes! In March of 2013 she won 1st place in the Youth Division of Houston Rodeo's: Rodeo Rockstar Competition. She is now attending Texas A&M University in College Station, majoring in Communications- and still chasing her dream of being a musician.
This is just the beginning for Tori McClure. She is writing more songs, performing new covers, and working on her first music video. While there are no immediate tour plans, you can expect to find her playing lots of shows in the Houston/College Station area.
Seventeen year old Houston singer/songwriter, Abby Gough, started performing at age 9. She has had well over 100 performances at local venues such as Kemah Boardwalk, Warehouse Live and Moody Gardens to Hard Rock Café, Tootsies Orchid Lounge and Coyote Ugly in Nashville, Tn. She has performed on Great Day Houston: The Deborah Duncan Show twice and recorded several music television segments. At age 13 she started writing her own songs and by the time she was 14 had recorded her first album, Southern Fire Angel. Most recently, Abby has written and recorded with Grammy Award Winning Songwriter, Jeff Franzel. Together they wrote "Hear Me on the Radio," which was recorded at Houston's own Sugarhill studios and produced by Andy Bradley. She is a Country/Pop singer whose music appeals to all country audiences. You can hear Abby's music on reverbnation.com/abbygough or check her out at abbygough.com.
Born October 13th, in Texas City, TX. William ( Bill ) Archer is a proud American, a US Army Veteran, and a country music singer / songwriter, upcoming country singer.
With traditional influences like Randy Travis, George Strait, Tracy Byrd, Clay Walker and many others infused with some of today's top country stars like Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Blake Shelton, Bills writing style is unique, and his music has been described as High Octane Country full of energy, tradition, and attitude.
Bill donates a lot of time for children's organizations, such as children's impact learning center, Moody Gardens Festival Lights, Christmas 4 Kids, and many more. He has shared the stage with some of the greatest country performers such as Trailer Choir, Joe Nichols, Cory Morrow, The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert, Eli Young Band, Chris Jansen, Brett Eldredge, and Andy Griggs just to name a few.
Bill Archer and his band Haywire hit the road in 2014 playing fairs, rodeos, large events, casinos, and large dancehalls as part of the Rockin Country Tour.
Seven surgeries, a college softball scholarship, and a full-time job, all laid the foundation for Katye Hamlin's journey as an artist and drove her to keep pursuing her true passion: music.
So far in her journey, Katye has been blessed to perform for Nashville record labels and top executives at CMT. From Texas to Nashville, she's busting down doors and chasing her dream. She's a country firecracker from Texas, and with each new song she's growing as an artist, musician, and songwriter.
Buddy Costlow & CCB is a four piece Texas Red Dirt/Outlaw Country band based out of Anahuac, Texas. Founded in early 2012, they have started a great career opening for Nashville recording artist, Coy Taylor, and Mandy Powell & The Contra Band. They are building a strong following very fast, and will be coming to a venue near you very soon.
Front man Buddy Costlow has a very unique, soulful country twang that demands your attention, and when mixed with the emotional creativity of Christopher "fingers" Mcneal on lead guitar, they really bring a song to life ! Buddy Costlow has a very strong passion for music, creativity, and it shows in every song he writes. They are currently going through the copyright and studio process, and will be releasing their first EP very soon. Stay tuned because you won't want to miss this release!
Josh Fuller Band had a terrific year in 2013! Josh's first radio single, "Road Trip", got to #68 on the Texas Regional Charts and their first music video "Old Whiskey" hit 10,000 views in 3 weeks! They played 140 shows in 2013 and are on track to play a lot more in 2014. They have opened for several bigger acts; regional, national and legendary and have headlined many shows as well.
The single, "Old Whiskey", is their current release to regional and national radio and is on a fast track up the charts. Josh Fuller plans to record and release his second album in summer of 2014.
Josh describes his sound as, "Country music, dipped in Rock-n-Roll...then FRIED!"
You can always expect a high energy, crowd involved show and a performance you won't soon forget.
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