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Marshall Tucker Band | "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock"
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Forty-three years ago, The Marshall Tucker Band (MTB) was founded in Spartanburg, SC. Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, the band represents a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. Gray is quick to credit the band’s current dynamic members with carrying on the timeless essence of The Marshall Tucker Band sound.

Current members include the highly respected drummer B.B. Borden, a former member of both Mother’s Finest and The Outlaws, multi-instrumentalist Marcus Henderson of Macon, Georgia, plays flute, saxophone and keyboards in addition to lead and background vocals, Pat Elwood on bass guitar, and Rick Willis on lead guitar and vocals, both of Spartanburg SC, are disciples of original band members, Toy and Tommy Caldwell. Acclaimed lead guitarist and vocalist Chris Hicks brings soaring vocals and raw talent to the band. Together they present a powerful stage presence as they continue to tour the country and solidify their presence as a powerful force in the world of music.

“The buying public never really cared whether we were country or rock and roll” says Gray. “They called us a Southern rock band, but we have always played everything from country, jazz, blues, Rock & Roll and all things in-between. As we’ve become older,” Gray grins, eyes twinkling, “our Southern heritage seems to come out even more. But no matter how old we get, we can still rock your socks off.” Gray also notes that people have gotten “married and buried” to classic MTB songs like “Desert Skies” and “Can’t You See”. After more than 40 years, The Marshall Tucker Band continues to be played on classic rock and country radio, and the band has never left the road.

The 5x Gold, 3x Platinum-selling Southern Rock group has sold more than 15 million albums to date. MTB songs have been featured in major motion picture films and television series including Blow, The Box, Swing Vote, Half Nelson, Breaking Bad, My Name Is Earl, Cold Case Files and Good Guys. CMT (Country Music Television) named the MTB’s “Can’t You See” the #4 Greatest Southern Rock Song. The MTB’s debut album, The Marshall Tucker Band, reigns as Gibson Guitar’s #5 Greatest Southern Rock Album. Recently, UltimateClassicRock.com crowned the MTB’s “Can’t You See” the #1 Greatest Southern Rock song ever recorded.

Grammy Magazine recently named the MTB as one of the most iconic brands in the history of music (alongside AC/DC, The Beatles, KISS, The Rolling Stones, Public Enemy, Anthrax, The Wu-Tang Clan, Deadmau5 and Prince).

June 4, 2014 11:00 am CHEVY RIVERFRONT STAGE – Wednesday

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