LRH presents Shenandoah live on Friday, May 5th.
When country music lovers talk about the greatest groups in the genre, Shenandoah is always at the forefront of any discussion. Fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s skilled musicianship, Shenandoah became well known for delivering such hits as “Two Dozen Roses”, “Church on Cumberland Road” and “Next to You, Next to Me” as well as such achingly beautiful classics as “I Want to be Loved Like That” and the Grammy winning “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” duet with Alison Krauss. Shenandoah has recorded ten studio albums (3 certified gold) and placed 26 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The boys from Muscle Shoals have left a potent legacy at country radio with over a dozen #1 records.The group recently signed a recording deal with BMG and released their first new album in two decades to celebrate their 30th Anniversary. Shenandoah premiered the debut single off the album, “Noise,” on SiriusXM and marked their first release to radio in 20 years. The track is produced by Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts and hit the top 30 at radio. The new album, “Reloaded,” was their highest debuting album on the Billboard Chart of their entire career. It also debuted in the Top 15 on the iTunes Charts, which was another first. Shenandoah premiered a brand-new music video on CMT for their latest single, “That’s Where I Grew Up,” featuring fellow country star, Michael Ray
Direct Support: Brandon Lay
Born in Jackson, Tennessee, Lay’s early life was a perfect illustration for his gutsy musical identity, raised right in the geographical middle of Memphis rock and Nashville country. Coming out of college, he combined that influence with a reputation for captivating crowds and guitar-slinging charisma, signing a major-label recording deal in 2017. But after a handful of early singles took him elsewhere, Lay’s primed for an all-natural change.
“Every artist is different, but I’ll put it this way. I grew up playing all the honky tonks and biker bars, but that aggressive kind of sound didn’t match what was on the radio,” he explains, considering his new path. “That was a bridge that I felt like this project had to make. … We wanted to match the live show with what people were hearing.”
The shift arrives just in time for this gifted singer-songwriter – and in a way, it all feels meant to be.
Alexis has this insane charisma and look about her that really commands an audience.” (AmericanIdol.net) Before she even sings, a note she draws you in. Her stage presence, energy and star-like quality combined with her powerful vocals are exactly what have gotten her noticed in this industry.
Getting noticed is one thing, but it hasn’t come without a ton of hard work. The Dayton, Ohio native has been singing and playing music since she can remember. He dad, brother and sister are all musicians, so following in their footsteps was inevitable. As she got older, she joined the family band and before long, she was stealing the show. Her talent as a musician along with her clean country vocals have contributed greatly to her success. Her biggest accomplishment to date was finishing in the Top 8 Girls of the hit show American Idol. Alexis won America over instantly and let everyone know they’ll be hearing more from this young lady soon. Alexis is even more than her incredible voice, her songwriting has also been greatly noticed and recognized over the years. She was a Top 10 Finalist in the Nash Next National Contest in 2016 & 2017 (a radio contest to find the next Rising Country Star). Alexis will tell you, “There is nothing I love more than performing live. Looking into the crowd and seeing them sing along to your music is one of the best feelings I have ever had!” All of this has led her to playing over 700 shows in her professional career and opening for artists such as Randy Houser, Montgomery Gentry, Midland, Cassadee Pop, Clint Black, Old Dominion and others.
Alexis graduated from Wright State University with a degree in Spanish Education. She was one the Worship Leaders at SouthBrook Christian Church in Miamisburg, Ohio, her home church since she was a child. She will tell you, “I work hard at this, but at the end of the day, I know this is a gift that God had given me. I always try to remember that and thank him every chance I get!”
If you have ever seen an Alexis Gomez concert live, her talent as a singer, songwriter and entertainer is undeniable! Come see her for yourself and experience the energy and fun that Alexis brings to Country Music!