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James Carothers

Country Band from Nashville, TN - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$300 - $12000 per event
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About
Nashville honky-tonk crooner, James Carothers is known for his stone-country originals and spot-on impressions of country's greatest icons such as Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. He and his character band mates have played over 1500 public, corporate & private events in Nashville, TN & throughout the world since January 2015. Solo, duo, trio & full-band shows are available.

Selected to open five tour dates for Alan Jackson's "Honky Tonk Highway Tour" in 2019. Listed as one of Rolling Stone Country's "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: October 2018". 2018 WSM Road Show Winner, resulting in the opportunity to make Grand Ole Opry debut with Alan Jackson. 2018 Ameripolitan "Outlaw Male" Award Nominee. Has opened for Trace Adkins, The Charlie Daniels Band, Dustin Lynch, Cody Johnson, William Michael Morgan, Ben Haggard, Joe Diffie, A Thousand Horses & The Kentucky Headhunters.

BACKGROUND:
In 2015, James left a technician job at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and returned to his native state of Tennessee to pursue a country music career. Since then, he has performed over 1200 shows at The George Jones & other venues throughout downtown Nashville. George Jones' own widow, Nancy, personally hired Carothers for the gig, giving him the opportunity to make a living playing music & to hone his hobby-turned-profession in an accelerated fashion.

James can be found playing several shows each week at The George Jones, AJ's Good Time Bar and Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row in Nashville, TN when he's not on the road. In 2019, James will be releasing a series of 12 new singles – one every month – under the banner 'Songs and Stories.' Previous releases include 'Still Country, Still King: A Tribute to George Jones' (September 2018), which debuted at #16 on the iTunes Country Chart, his first full-length original album 'Relapse' (May 2017) and an EP 'Honky Tonk Land' (June 2014).

In addition to supporting his young family and connecting with others musicians and songwriters, performing downtown has helped Carothers build a large fan base of downtown tourists drawn through the doors by the booming voice echoing down Broadway or 2nd Avenue. Playing so many shows in a relatively short time-frame in a city with an excess of raw talent forced him to sharpen his stage show quickly and continue to refine the thing he's always enjoyed most — entertaining and interacting with folks in a way that leaves most people feeling like they've made a new friend. Over the past couple of years, James has enjoyed playing several opening slots, festivals, fairs, and private events in locations all across the United States as opportunities have presented themselves and he's even had the chance to travel to Canada, Japan, Scotland and Norway for shows.

STATS (as of 12/31/18):
"Back to Hank" music video has over 5 million Facebook views

Over 10.3 million total Facebook music video views (4.6 million minutes watched)

Over 2.7 million streams on Spotify, Apple Music & Pandora combined

1.2 million Youtube music video views (2.5 million minutes watched)

QUOTES:
"Y'all, James Carothers is the real deal!" - Ward Guenther, Whiskey Jam

"James Carothers sounds like a soundtrack for the grand tour that celebrates classic country's history of rowdy crooners and sentimental outlaws" - Will Hodge, Rolling Stone Country

"…Carothers' honky-tonk testimonial "Back to Hank" pulls no punches as it simultaneously pines for the sound of solid country gold and propels it into the present day." - Will Hodge, Rolling Stone Country

"Carothers is continuing to carry the torch for traditional country music. This first listen of "Someday My Day Will Come" is a much-needed reminder of everything country music used to, and still should, be." – Wes Langeler, Whiskey Riff
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We were thrilled with the James Carothers band. Our themed corporate event for 5000 people was very successful in part to the talent and professional James brought to the event. We had some very specific special requests and songs and he provided them flawlessly. The audience was cheering for more! We would gladly hire them again and strongly recommend them.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2021
Sep
18
Picnic
Jackson, MO
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2020
Mar
11
Corporate Function
Nashville, TN
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Oct
31
Corporate Function
Nashville, TN
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jun
29
Birthday Party (Adult)
Nashville, TN
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cover Band
Country Band
Variety Band
Acoustic Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note James Carothers will also travel to Madison, Lebanon, Mount Juliet, La Vergne, Hendersonville, Hermitage, Ridgetop, Smyrna, Antioch, Gladeville, Old Hickory, Lascassas, Arrington, Murfreesboro, Nolensville, Brentwood, Norene, Watertown, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Milton, Auburntown, Castalian Springs, Franklin, Mitchellville, Whites Creek, Christiana, Alexandria, Readyville, Rockvale.
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