Rewards | Fire Keeper's Club
Saturday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m.
FM106.1 is pleased to present the Class of 2020. This concert features Morgan Evans, Ingrid Andress, Teddy Robb, Jameson Rodgers and Special Guest.
$106 ticket includes: Main Floor Seat (Row A or B), Meet & Greet and Poster
When Morgan Evans sings about throwing yourself into love “like your heart ain’t ever been broke” in his U.S. debut single “Kiss Somebody,” they’re not just words from an inventive day in a songwriting session. They’re straight out of his increasingly remarkable life.
Evans loves music, and it’s a good bet that as new fans discover his sound, they’ll develop an affection for the guy making it. His songs are coolly melodic, relentlessly hopeful and wholly infectious. He delivers it all with a genial confidence, anchored by an earthy sensitivity.
His Australian birthplace demanded he develop both patience and a strong work ethic to follow his dreams. If you want to become a country singer, it’s practically a requirement that you move to Nashville. “You really have to prove that you have something unique to offer as an artist” says Evans.
Collaborating with hit Nashville writers took his songwriting craft to new heights, but he soon realized it wasn’t just about being ‘better.’ To write the songs that would land him a record deal and define himself as an artist, Evans had to tap into something deeper, more personal.
“I spent a lot of time writing what I thought other people wanted to hear,” Evans says. “Now I know I need to write about what I feel, what I can’t express by just talking…. That’s when I’m writing the songs only I can write.”
Evans comes by music honestly. He grew up in Newcastle, a beach town two hours north of Sydney, built around the BHP steel plant in another era, and around coal today.
Evans raw talent and undeniable on-stage charisma led to some big early opportunities while still in Australia, opening for Taylor Swift on her first tour there and for Alan Jackson’s 2011 arena shows. Touring with country’s biggest stars motivated Evans to take regular trips to Nashville, stoking the fires of his Music City dreams even as he released his first full album in Australia.
By 2017, Evans had developed an impressive catalogue of strong, distinctive songs, and an engaging live show, built around a loop pedal setup that allowed him to play solo with the presence of a full band.
By May of this year, Warner Music Nashville signed Evans to the label, a little less than two years after he arrived on American soil for good.
As the new music finds its way into the world, Evans is optimistic about his future. His first U.S. album finds him embodying the breadth of his personality, from crisp and carefree to soulful and tender.
Now signed to Warner Nashville/Atlantic Records but originally hailing from Denver, Colorado, Ingrid Andress has been chipping away at expectations of herself, and her sound, since she was a young child. Rolling Stone has applauded her “honest and heartbreaking” lyrics that she pairs with a vocal delivery described by The New York Times as “steady, calm, alive.”
Having written with heavy-hitters in the music community (Sam Hunt and Alicia Keys), Andress has co-writer credits on hits like “Steady 1234” and Charli XCX’s “Boys.” she was named to Sounds Like Nashville’s “19 New Country Artists to Watch in 2019” list and touted as one of CMT's “Listen Up 2019” artists as well as one of their “Next Women of Country.”
It all has led to the release of her first track as a solo artist, “Lady Like.” Written by Andress, Sam Ellis and Derek Sutherland, the song received the DISCovery Award from MusicRow, who praised its “Cool, offbeat, tomboy lyrics.” She continues to release new music that proves her to be one of the most unique and moving voices in the country space and beyond; one that is thrillingly honest, raw and refreshing in a way rarely seen emanating from Music City.
Perfecting his craft in Rocky Mountain ski lodges and Nashville’s honky tonks, Teddy Robb has a laid-back voice that grabs you like the Colorado winter air and wraps you up in a blanket with someone you love next to a warm fire.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Teddy grew up loving the outdoors. He fished, hiked, and played football through college in Ohio. It was during college when his passion turned to music the moment he heard George Strait’s “Troubadour.” That was it, the decision was made. He called his parents, packed his bags and hit the road. Teddy spent time in Vail playing music to support his snowboarding habit before making the final move to Nashville.
Teddy’s debut track, “Lead Me On,” has over 30-million worldwide streams to date. His second offering, “Really Shouldn't Drink Around You” was written by GRAMMY Award-winning songwriters Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, along with chart-topping songwriter and Old Dominion bandmember, Trevor Rosen. The song currently has over 30-million streams since its release in January 2019, and impacted country radio in July as Teddy’s first official single.
Raised in Batesville, Mississippi, singer-songwriter Jameson Rodgers brings together electrified rock ‘n’ roll and Country songwriting on his self-titled EP, with songs featured on Spotify’s New Boots and Wild Country playlists as well as Sirius XM’s On The Horizon. In 2018, Rodgers received the AIMP (Association of Independent Music Publishers) “Nashville Rising Artist-Writer of the Year” nomination for the third-annual AIMP Nashville Awards. The former college baseball player, who landed a publishing deal with Combustion Music in 2014, Rodgers scored his first songwriting cuts with Florida Georgia Lines’ “Wish You Were On It” and “Talk You Out Of It” Additionally co-writing Chris Lane’s new single “I Don’t Know About You.” Rodgers’ debut EP, released in 2016, features the streaming hit “Midnight Daydream.” In addition to opening shows for Sam Hunt and Old Dominion, Rodgers has been selling out clubs throughout the south and Midwest. He joins Luke Combs’ Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour, kicking off in January.