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MAY 6TH-7TH 2022

FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Songwriters Festival
sharing the stories of the Carolinas

 
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DANIEL CROSS

GATES FOUR SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
GATES FOUR GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
6775 IRONGATE DR, FAYETTEVILLE, NC 28306
FRIDAY, MAY 6TH AT 6PM-7PM

For over a decade, Daniel Cross has made music on his own, cultivating an honest and raw style of presentation. Emulating the musings and styles of artists that ruled the airwaves during the era of the early 2000s, Daniel has set out to bridge the gap between palatability and authenticity; with lyrics written to speak to universal truth, he puts forth music that is as sure to make you think as it is to make you bounce. 

 
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JORDAN PICKETT

BUBBA'S 33
500 WESTWOOD SHOPPING CENTER, FAYETTEVILLE, NC 28314
FRIDAY, MAY 6TH FROM 6PM-8PM

Jordan Pickett is a 19 year old singer-songwriter from Silk Hope, NC. He performs Country/Christian music and enjoys showing the crowd how he absolutely loves what he does!

          Jordan Pickett wrote his first song when his grandpa passed away in 2017 and began performing live shows in 2019. It has been found to be true that no matter what he sings it's going to come out with passion, heart and of course a country twang! In his music career, he has made three CD's and two of them consisting of all original songs. Released for digital download are a few songs from both. Currently, Pickett has a few of his songs such as "Faith Hope & Love," "It's Called Dirt" and "Cowboys of Faith" that have found success on multiple radio stations in and out of state such as Sweet Tea Carolina Country Radio Stations and The Maverick Radio, NC. Cowboys of Faith, was recently titled the 2021 "Christian Country Single of the Year" at the CCMA Awards. This was held in January of 2022 with Sweet Tea Carolina Country Radio.

           It all began with small and local hometown gigs, however, he is always looking forward to playing his next show and excited to see where his music takes him!

 
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BAILEY MORRISON

BUBBA'S 33
500 WESTWOOD SHOPPING CENTER, FAYETTEVILLE, NC 28314
FRIDAY, MAY 6TH FROM 6PM-8PM

Howdy! I’m Bailey Morrison, a country music singer-songwriter from Fayetteville NC! I’m a good ole boy that loves to hunt, fish, watch sports, and mess around with buddies then I get to write songs about those different experiences! Check out my single, Where I Come From, now on ALL platforms!

 
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JASON LEE COOK

DIRTBAG ALES BREWERY & TAPROOM

5435 CORPORATION DR, HOPE MILLS, NC 28348

FRIDAY MAY 6TH FROM 6PM-8PM

My name is Jason Lee Cook, a singer/songwriter. I'm from a small town just outside Charleston SC. Country music is the music that I grew up listening to. Performing is something I always loved doing, I was about seven or eight and my dad had bought me this little guitar and mic stand combo. When you clicked on the buttons on the stand, these little lights would light up. Man, I loved that little thing, I would rock out to Mel McDaniels, Waylon Jennings or whatever was on the radio at the time. Since releasing my debut country album “My Kind of Country '' back in 2020, I have had the honor to win multiple awards, the most recent award is winning the CCMA's award for Tour of the year 2021 and bringing home one of the sweet tea awards. The fact that my music is being played on the radio is a dream come true, as a songwriter that is all we really hope for, is for someone to hear it. This is what I was born to do, no matter the size of the stage or where it is, I love to share the music that has been handed down to me. Find out more about me at www.jasonleecook.com

 
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GARRET WHEELER

DIRTBAG ALES BREWERY & TAPROOM

5435 CORPORATION DR, HOPE MILLS, NC 28348

FRIDAY MAY 6TH FROM 6PM-8PM

Garret Wheeler is a Singer-Songwriter/Multi-instrumentalist based out Oak Island, North Carolina. As the son of Cliff Wheeler, and a core member of The Cliff Wheeler Band, Garret grew up in a very musical household. Over the course of his musical journey he has performed in bands that have covered a wide variety of musical styles including heavy metal, rock 'n roll, blues, country, pop, funk, and indie/alternative. While studying music at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Garret began writing his own original songs, which draw upon this wide variety of influences and his own life experiences. While he maintained his own band that focused on original music throughout his collegiate career, he simultaneously wrote and performed music with the CWB. Garret graduated with a bachelor's degree in Music Technology in 2021, and continues to produce, write, and perform his own original content.

 
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CLIFF WHEELER BAND

DIRTBAG ALES BREWERY & TAPROOM

5435 CORPORATION DR, HOPE MILLS, NC 28348

FRIDAY MAY 6TH FROM 8PM-10PM

Cliff Wheeler is a singer-songwriter who splits time between Lemon Springs and Oak Island, North Carolina.  Cliff is a veteran of the South Eastern U.S. music scene with a career spanning five decades.  Since the award-winning Cliff Wheeler Band formed in 2017, they have traveled the Southeastern U.S. building a reputation as a great live act with meaningful songs.  They have performed in every southern state with multiple shows in Nashville and two showcases at SXSW in Austin, Texas. With two albums and numerous singles to his/their credit, Cliff’s songs have made indie charts around the world with over a dozen number ones.  The band consists of Cliff on vocals and guitar, Cliff’s son Garret on bass guitar and vocals, Cliff’s longtime friend and brother in music Gary “Filthy” Orlando on guitar, and Johnny Handy on drums.  Cliff writes and records as a solo artist as well as with the band.       
Awards Cliff and the CWB have won are: Cumulous Media’s 2017 “Nash Next” North Carolina winner for his song Judgment Day. 2017 Music Mafia’s 2017 Artist of the Year first runner up.  Nashville Universe 2018 nominee for Song Writer of the Year and Rising Star.  2019 International Singer Songwriter Association’s Entertainer of the Year, Silver.  2019 Music Mafia’s Band of the Year.  Carolina Country Music Association’s 2019 Songwriter of the Year nominee.  Carolina Country Music Association’s Bassist of the Year, Garret Wheeler.  2020 International Singer Songwriter Association’s Entertainer of the Year, Gold.  2020 Carolina Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year.

 
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CURRIE WAYNE CLAYTON

DIRTY WHISKEY CRAFT COCKTAIL BAR

25431 CORPORATION DR, HOPE MILLS, NC 28348

FRIDAY, MAY 6TH 6PM-8PM

Currie Wayne Clayton Jr began his musical career as a drummer at the early age of 3!  Winning several drum contests during his earlier years, his love for guitar came at the age of 14.  He has God given talents and is totally self-taught.  He is an accomplished drummer, guitarist and bass, fiddle, piano player.  He is an extremely talented vocalist, songwriter, producer and engineer.


Some of his accomplishments include CCMA Songwriter of the Year; Winner in the Delmarva Guitar Challenge Champion Ocean City, MD;  NAMM Show for Washburn Guitars 3rd place winner (even with broken guitar strings!); Nashville Star Regional Finalist; played the Key West major clubs for 2 years to include Smokin' Tuna, Willie T's, Sloppy Joe's, The Key West Sunset Cruise; Toured the U.S. with major bands; played The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware as well as other Live Nations rooms; currently plays The Chesapeake Inn, MD and Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms monthly, as well as many other East Coast locations.


Currie Wayne Clayton Jr now resides in Fayetteville, NC where is co-owner of Cabin Fever Studio Productions, Charted Records and Forever Bold Publishing.  He has several new releases in all music markets - Country, Blues, Christian, Pop, R&B.  You can find him on all streaming outlets.

 and these websites:

CurrieWayneClayton.com

CabinFeverStudioProductions.com

 
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DANIEL CROSS

"THE SAND TRAP"
1514 PURDUE DR, FAYETTEVILLE, NC 28303
GATES FOR SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AFTER PARTY
FRIDAY, MAY 6TH AT 10PM

For over a decade, Daniel Cross has made music on his own, cultivating an honest and raw style of presentation. Emulating the musings and styles of artists that ruled the airwaves during the era of the early 2000s, Daniel has set out to bridge the gap between palatability and authenticity; with lyrics written to speak to universal truth, he puts forth music that is as sure to make you think as it is to make you bounce. 

 
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CURRIE WAYNE CLAYTON

CABIN FEVER STUDIO PRODUCTIONS

2770 BREEZEWOOD AVE, FAYETTEVILLE, NC

SATURDAY, MAY 7TH 2PM-4PM

Currie Wayne Clayton Jr began his musical career as a drummer at the early age of 3!  Winning several drum contests during his earlier years, his love for guitar came at the age of 14.  He has God given talents and is totally self-taught.  He is an accomplished drummer, guitarist and bass, fiddle, piano player.  He is an extremely talented vocalist, songwriter, producer and engineer.


Some of his accomplishments include CCMA Songwriter of the Year; Winner in the Delmarva Guitar Challenge Champion Ocean City, MD;  NAMM Show for Washburn Guitars 3rd place winner (even with broken guitar strings!); Nashville Star Regional Finalist; played the Key West major clubs for 2 years to include Smokin' Tuna, Willie T's, Sloppy Joe's, The Key West Sunset Cruise; Toured the U.S. with major bands; played The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware as well as other Live Nations rooms; currently plays The Chesapeake Inn, MD and Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms monthly, as well as many other East Coast locations.


Currie Wayne Clayton Jr now resides in Fayetteville, NC where is co-owner of Cabin Fever Studio Productions, Charted Records and Forever Bold Publishing.  He has several new releases in all music markets - Country, Blues, Christian, Pop, R&B.  You can find him on all streaming outlets.

 and these websites:

CurrieWayneClayton.com

CabinFeverStudioProductions.com

 
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ROB COLE

CABIN FEVER STUDIO PRODUCTIONS

2770 BREEZEWOOD AVE, FAYETTEVILLE, NC

SATURDAY, MAY 7TH 2PM-4PM

Rob Cole is a singer / songwriter based out of Pembroke, North Carolina. Most known for his music within the Christian genre, he recently ventured into Country music, which has been a lifelong love of his. His debut country single “Luckiest Man Alive” is set to release world-wide in June 2022. Rob values authenticity both in his life and in his music, and his hope is that his fans recognize and adopt that same value in their lives as well. His greatest accomplishment in life is marrying his small-town Lumbee love Chelsey, and together raising their three beautiful children.

 
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DUSTIN CHAPMAN AND RYLEIGH MADISON

HERITAGE SQUARE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

225 DICK STREET, FAYETTEVILLE, NC

SATURDAY, MAY 7TH 4PM-8PM

*PRIVATE EVENT*

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Dustin Chapman, 24, and Ryleigh Madison, 16,  are an uncle-niece musical duo from Whiteville, North Carolina. Two young singers with older souls, they both incorporate traditional and contemporary country and gospel into their sound which has helped them create an instant identity among listeners. Using their talents to uplift others, these two travel all around the Carolinas, singing at some of the biggest events around, including the Carolina Country Music Festival and the Carolina Country Music Awards. Chapman is an established singer/songwriter, and is the reigning Carolina Country Music Awards’ “Entertainer of the Year.” Moreover, Chapman has been awarded several songwriting awards from the World Songwriting Awards and the International Singer-Songwriters Association Awards, including 2020 Male Single of the Year for his song “Plus One.”  The Catawba College graduate was selected to be a contestant on season 19 of American Idol. Ryleigh has wowed many with her powerful vocals and the outstanding way she fully connects to each lyric in a song, making each person believe what she is singing. The South Columbus High School sophomore was a semi-finalist on the historic 20th season of American Idol currently airing on ABC Network. The upcoming country singers have both been receiving great attention following the release of their single “Family Thing,” which has impacted the Positive Country Radio format where it is currently #28 on the CDX Nashville Positive Country Charts, is scheduled to be featured on CMT Network’s Website, and has been featured on several other country music networks.

 
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BAILEY MORRISON

HIGHLAND COUNTRY CLUB
105 FAIRWAY DR, FAYETTEVILLE, NC 28305
*PRIVATE EVENT*
SATURDAY, MAY 7TH FROM 6PM-8PM

Howdy! I’m Bailey Morrison, a country music singer-songwriter from Fayetteville NC! I’m a good ole boy that loves to hunt, fish, watch sports, and mess around with buddies then I get to write songs about those different experiences! Check out my single, Where I Come From, now on ALL platforms!

 
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PAIGE KING JOHNSON

DIRTBAG ALES BREWERY & TAPROOM
5435 CORPORATION DR, HOPE MILLS, NC 28348
SATURDAY MAY 7TH FROM 8PM-10PM

Paige King Johnson is an Angier, NC native now chasing her dreams between Nashville, TN & wherever the road takes her. As a three-time Carolina Country Music Award winner & the first ever Got to Be NC musical ambassador for the NC Department of Agriculture, Paige has been working hard to gain attention of fans all around. After spreading her wings with her debut single “Water Down The Whiskey”, climbing to the #29 spot on Music Row charts, Angier, NC native Paige King Johnson moved on to her next project with the release of her second single “Just Like You”. Working alongside country-legend Pam Tillis, Johnson created a stunning music video which premiered on Country Music Television (CMT). She then followed with “She Holds This House Together”, a tribute to her own mother and a heartfelt music video with memories of her and her mother premiered on Newsmax. Paige is now stepping out with yet another side of her as she releases her third single to country radio, “Baby Don’t”, written by Nashville legends Lori McKenna, Liz Rose and Hillary Lindsey. Paige has also stepped out under the spotlight opening for multiple great artists over the years such as Kane Brown, Joe Nichols, Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Scotty McCreery, Neal McCoy and more. With a conviction to write and record genuine songs she can be proud of for years to come, Johnson is ready to go down any path that calls her name – as long as she can walk it in her favorite pair of boots.

 
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ERIC HAWKS

DIRTBAG ALES BREWERY & TAPROOM
5435 CORPORATION DR, HOPE MILLS, NC 28348
SATURDAY MAY 7TH FROM 8PM-10PM

Born in Wadesboro, North Carolina and raised in nearby Rockingham , Erik Hawks has always had a deep love for country music. Influenced by such artists as Vince Gill, Jason Isbell, and Chris Stapleton, he hangs his hat on writing deep, emotional songs that strive to be both personal and relatable. “I find it easiest to write about things either I’ve personally experienced or that my friends and family have experienced,” he says. “For me, that’s where the rubber meets the road.”

 
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BROOKE MCBRIDE

DIRTBAG ALES BREWERY & TAPROOM
5435 CORPORATION DR, HOPE MILLS, NC 28348
SATURDAY MAY 7TH FROM 8PM-10PM

Originally from Asheboro, NC, singer/songwriter Brooke McBride made the move to Nashville, TN in 2013 where she graduated from Belmont University with a BBA in Music Business. Since then, she has toured all over the US and has been featured on WSM Radio (Home of the Grand Ole Opry), the nationally syndicated Ty Bentli Show, Today in Nashville, was a featured extra on the ABC television show “Nashville,” and has opened for Uncle Kracker, Sammy Kershaw, Walker Hayes, Aaron Tippin, Erin Enderlin, and more. Described as "raw", "sultry", and "smokey/southern” no matter what your taste, Brooke's unique voice and storytelling ability are sure to keep you entertained all night long!

 

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