Music In The Gardens

Saturday, February 1, 2020 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Music City means Music in the Gardens. Listen to talented musicians as you stroll and shop the Show floor.

2020 Music in the Gardens Artists

MAMADEAR

Comprised of Kelly Bradway, Dan Wilson and Parker Bradway, MAMADEAR is a quickly rising trio that effortlessly blends their harmonies with classic country sounds and broad mass appeal. The group has already built an impressive touring history that includes opening slots for John Legend, Sting, Seal, Santana, Martina McBride, Josh Turner, Brett Eldredge, Charlie Daniels, Michael Ray and more.

Their humble roots are what brought the promising group together. Growing up in the outskirts of D.C., Kelly began performing at a young age and made the move to Nashville to attend Belmont University. Dan grew up in Greenville, SC and always had a passion for songwriting while Parker moved to Nashville from Atlanta, GA to pursue a career as a solo artist. After being introduced by their collective mentor, CMA Award-Winning hit songwriter Tom Douglas, Kelly, Dan and Parker formed MAMADEAR on a front porch in 2012.

The name was inspired by a family friend who embodies southern hospitality. Parker explains, “If she sees you, she’ll invite you in and cook you a big southern supper. She makes everyone feel welcome, and all of her grandkids call her ‘MamaDear.’ It just hit us one day that we want our music to feel as welcoming as she was to us; it’s about bringing people together and enjoying life’s moments with them.  Those kinds of things are important to us, and really, they’re the roots of country music.”

MamaDear has recently released three new singles, “Steal Away,” “Lost Cause,” and “A Better Cigarette,” which have garnered praise from well respected media outlets such as billboard.com, americansongwriter.com, and parade.com.

Lost Saints

The Lost Saints––comprising of members Afton Addington, Chris Biano and Derrick Casteel––knew when they first sang together around a piano in Nashville, Tennessee in 2017 that they had something special. Having grown up singing in church, the three married their Gospel roots with their love of country to create a raw, soulful sound that invites listeners to re-think country music.

Debuting as a country vocal trio in the fall of 2017, the Lost Saints’ original music conveys unabashed honesty, vulnerability and truth. Weaving three unique, individual sounds and passions into one, the band’s intricate harmonies lend a richness to their music that resonates with listeners in heart and soul.

The group’s first single, “Back to You,” will release in the fall of 2018––flavored by the country influences of band member and Beaumont, Texas native Chris Biano who co-wrote the song.

“We want our music to move people and allow them to feel a deep connection that has a lasting impact on their lives,”- The Lost Saints.

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