Alternative country artist Demun Jones was first drawn to the music world at the age of 3. Not remembering which came first dancing or walking, his mother would put on records of artists ranging from The Commodores, Hall & Oates, and Marvin Gaye to Smoky Robinson, Air Supply, and Michael Jackson. He would dance to all of them.
After seeing Michael Jackson dance, Demun was changed forever. He would learn and mimic Jacksons movements to perfecton and perform them to his family. Demun's first big performance, at age 8, was break dancing at a talent show in the cafeteria of Gray Elementary School. In his teen years, Demun pursued his passion for dance and music becoming a member of the dance group PSD-Power Supply Dancers. They performed at big festivals and concerts, opening for artist such as Run DMC, C&C Music Factory, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince to name a few.
After a brief stint as a background dancer for a rap group based out of Atlanta called Prime Suspect, comprised of Danny Boone and Steaknife, Demun was motivated by the skill and precision of their writing and performance. It helped give him the courage to make a life for himself in music by beginning to write his own songs.
Over the years, Demun has worked closely with many artist and producers that span the music world. After 10 years experimenting and broadening his own artistic aptitude, Demun once again crossed paths with Danny Boone when the redevelopment of the band called Rehab was taking place. Demun was invited to be involved as the Rehab project embarked on new levels of energy and driection.
Demun is currently an emcee for the group and heads up their merchendise operations. Demun is co-owner, with partner Hano Leathers, of Attica Style LLC, a merchendising company that has grown Rehab's merchendise quality and quantity to one of the most impressive in the business. In addition to this, Demun and a close friend recently started a company called JC Fitted. The company was established to fund high school athletics, primarly to cover the cost that land on parents of high school athletes, shoes for instance.
Currently Demun is hard at work on several projects: the new Rehab album, the new Demun Jones album "Light" and an inspirational album with Lamar Williams Jr., working closely with producers like Billy Hume to expose a realm of his own creative ability, and insight to music, using that to inspire and remind people that they can do anything they DECIDE to do.
“If you want someone’s attention—be different.” Matt Rogers has used that approach since he began performing. Bringing the freshest sound in country music, Matt Rogers delivers his unique approach to entertainment every time he steps in front of a microphone. As a singer and a songwriter, Matt’s original music is rich with emotion and struggle. As a cover musician, he brings a unique texture to songs and presents them in a different way—without disturbing the integrity of the original version.
Country music great TG Sheppard said of him, “You're the real deal man. You are the total package. You're a great singer, a great picker, and a great songwriter. I will remember the first time I saw you and it was right here when you arrived. And you HAVE arrived.” Nashville singer/songwriter Melonie Cannon said, "Loved the tone of your voice. That gravely sound in your voice...that's not something you can just pull off. That's a very cool sound—very unique. We were trying to figure out is there somebody that you sound like—and I don't know anybody with that voice—that's a good thing. Keep writing. I dig it.”
In May 2016, May was nominated for the Josie Awards as Country Male Artist for 2016. In November 2015, Matt was awarded The Georgia Country Awards Overall Artist of the Year. In March 2015, Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and CMT selected "I Was Raised" for a songwriting achievement award. Later that year, "I Was Raised" went on to be selected by NSAI as a Top 40 song. He was a finalist in the Georgia Music Awards for Country Male Artist and Music Video of the Year for "I Was Raised." He was selected in August 2015 by NewTown Macon as one of ten artists to contribute an original song for Macon Music Volume 1--a project that best represents the music talent in Central Georgia.
As Matt transitions to the next phase of his music career, he knows that he will not let go of the past. It’s the bumps, bruises, and heartache that make for the next country hit that he will record. He will continue to write, perform, and meet the people who listen to and embody the southern traditions and way of life.
"Lyn Avenue shows us that there are no rules for how country music should sound." - Emma Iocovozzi (South Magazine)
"Lyn Avenue is a band with ambition." - Joshua Peacock (Do Savannah)
"With southern-lilt vocal clarity, poignant lyricism, and breezy, up-tempo melodies ..." - Anna Chandler (Connect Savannah)
Lyn Avenue is an Alternative Country band comprised of songwriters CC Witt and Patrick Ellington. Born and raised in Savannah, GA, the duo met at an early age and felt immediately connected. They began writing songs together, drawing lyrical inspiration from their colorful, and sometimes quirky, southern background.
Their music, driven by Witt’s rich vocals and memorable melodies, organically meshes elements of Americana, Folk and Country. This unique blend of styles has brought them much acclaim including being nominated three consecutive years for Best Country Band by both the Georgia Music Awards and the Georgia Country Awards.
Lyn Avenue has received airplay on several regional radio stations including Z.102 FM; WTOC Mid Morning Live; WHHI-TV Bluffton – Talk of the Town; Q105.3; TEDx, WIXV 95.5 Rock of Savannah and SCAD Radio, as well as added to regular playlists at Independent Music Promotions (IMP) reaching into over 14 countries. Such acclaim has facilitated Lyn Avenue opening for major artists such as Jerrod Neimann, Parmalee, Easton Corbin, Adam Sanders, CMT’s Ashley Wineland, Jeff Allen, and others.
Currently, Witt and Ellington are actively writing new material to be recorded in Nashville and released in Summer of 2017.
Born and bred in Harlem, Ray Fulcher can almost smell the azaleas that flourish 20 minutes away at the Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters. While growing up in small town east Georgia, Ray learned the values of the simple life, what it means to earn a buck and how a country song means more than honky tonkin’ and sad songs, it’s about a way of life.
Growing up on the likes of Travis Tritt, Alan Jackson, Keith Whitley, George Strait and Johnny Cash, those artists would mold not only the music he listened to, but also what kind of life he led. Throughout his tenure at the University of Georgia, while earning his two degrees, he spent his nights scraping money together to frequent the Georgia Theater.There he was inspired by artists such as Luke Bryan, Corey Smith, Eric Church, and The Zac Brown Band. Their early years gave Ray the desire to pick up the guitar and begin writing songs about his small town upbringing, dirt road memories, football games and pretty girls lettin’ their hair down.
Ray has spent the last several years playing live music all over the Southeast and is currently playing with his band, County Line. They have opened for the likes of David Nail, Dustin Lynch, Lee Brice, The Marshall Tucker Band and Craig Morgan within the last year and are showing no signs of slowing down.
In May 2014, Ray took the next step and made the big move to The Music City. Since moving to Nashville, Ray hs been focused on writing new music with other songwriters and playing shows around town!
Combine a lead guitarist with a modern day country singer, throw in an accomplished songwriter, mix it with a little of this and that and you may have something that resembles one of Nashville’s hottest up and coming artists, Cody Webb.
Cody Webb was born and raised in a tiny town called Ridge Spring South Carolina. The town may be small, but it left a huge impression on Cody. His genuine small town southern roots are often expressed in his writing.
During Cody’s senior year at Clemson University in 2011, Cody played over 150 shows while managing to earn a Mechanical Engineering Degree. He began traveling to Nashville during this year as well where he would record his first independent studio album “Thing To Prove”.
In 2013 Cody partnered with an indie label, Monument Entertainment, and recorded his second studio album “I Aint No Quitter.” M.E. immediately put Cody on the road on a 9 state Cumulus radio tour. Cody’s song “Mudd Bogg”, co-written by Cody Webb and Joey Cromer, was played on many stations throughout the southeast and Cody established many great relationships with radio. Country station Eagle 92.9 out of Florence SC put the song in full rotation and it climbed there charts for several weeks and finally landed at #22.
In March 2014, Cody went back to the studio with M.E. to record a 7 song EP called “Backwoods Bucket List.” After visiting Moby in the morning in Athens GA, 106.1 WNCG quickly began playing “I Hope This Takes Forever” co-written by Cody Webb and Trent Jeffcoat. Several more stations in the network began spinning this song so M.E. sent Cody out again to visit stations in TN, GA, and FL.
Cody now lives in Nashville and writes full time for ECK publishing. He has had opportunities to write songs with writers how wrote songs he grew up listening to and admiring. He continues to travel and play shows, however, his focus is on writing a great new album and getting ready to hit the road in 2015. Cody has huge goals and is willing to work as hard and long as it takes to reach them. He loves having a personal connection with his fans and encourages his fans to reach out. You can follow Cody on twitter @codywebb155 and check him out online at www.codywebbsite.com