Music City Hayride Band
The Music City Hayride Band is “WANTED” they are charged with making some of the best music in Music City USA! Attend one of our live shows to “Collect Reward” We are a seasonal show so please check our website often to see when we are having our shows!!
The Music City Hayride Band from left to right are:
Lisa Horngren, Billy Easton, Nikki Nelson-Welcher, Hyram Posey, Diane Berry, Jerry Webb, Kevin Kathey and Terry Duncan
The Music City Hayrides backing vocalist are:
Nikki Nelson-Welcher and Diane Berry!!
Nikki Nelson-Welcher: From the state of Nevada, she’s worked with Charlie Louvin, recorded with Tammy Wynette, she’s the lead singer for ACM and CMA award winning vocal group, highway 101, traditional country music lover and friend of the Music City hayride, Nikki Nelson!
Diane Berry: is in the top five for Female Vocalist of the Year for Arkansas Country Music Awards. The Red Carpet and Awards Show will be held in Little Rock June 4th and the winners will be announced at that time. She has been chosen to be an entertainer that night. Born in Amarillo, Texas to a musical family, I learned about country music from the very beginning. My parents, Virgil and Billie Holman, played and sang at shows all over the Panhandle of Texas. When I was only three years old, my Daddy got me up on stage and put me in front of the microphone and asked me to sing the nice folks a song. I sang “Rubber Dolly” and got lots of applause….so, I sang it again! My Daddy laughed and said that a “Ham” was born!
Our family is made up of my parents, my sister (Gale), my brother (Joe) and me. Growing up in Arkansas, every Saturday afternoon we had a live radio show on the local country radio station “KCAB” and we traveled to perform all over Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. After a show in 1998 in Claude, Texas a Channel – 4 reporter from Amarillo was interviewing my Daddy and asked how many there were in the family. My Daddy smiled and simply answered, “I have a five-piece family”. Everyone thought that was truly rich. Moved to Nashville in 1982 and worked in the C.F. Martin Bluegrass show at Opryland Park. I first worked the Grand Ole Opry with Roy Acuff in the fall of 1982. I was Mr. Acuff’s guest artist. From that point in my life, I have been very fortunate to have worked with many stars in the music field. Artists I have worked with: Roy Acuff – Opry Connie Smith, Charlie Louvin – Opry Skeeter Davis Jeannie Seely – Opry Dave Dudley, Johnny Russell – Opry Tommy Cash, Jim Ed Brown – Opry Johnny Lee Johnny Counterfit – Opry Jack Greene, Grandpa Jones – Opry Stella Parton, Merle Travis John Hartford
Joe Maphis Buck Trent, Leona Williams Barbra Fairchild, Melba Montgomery Hank Thompson Hank Thompson Roni Stoneman, Jean Shepard Jan Howard, Tommy Overstreet Vern Gosdin Allen Frizzell David Houston, Tom T. Hall Bobby G. Rice, Margie Singleton, Television & Radio: Various local channel TV shows in Little Rock, Arkansas, Louisiana Hayride, Opryland Onstage – TV Show WSM Grand Ole Opry – 27 years, Grand Ole Opry Live, Grand Ole Opry Show – Lillehammer, Norway
Nashville Now TNN, You Can Be A Star TNN, Pop Goes The Country – Tom T. Hall, Peterborough Festival – Peterborough, England, Ralph Emery Morning Show Channel 4 Nashville, The Waking Crew Radio Show WSM, Country Music Spotlight, Amarillo, Texas (Ch. 4), RFD – Midwest Country Theater RFD – Christmas Military Special with Leon Venerable, XM-Sirius Radio with Bill Mack
South by Southwest Festival – Austin, Texas with Charlie Louvin, Kentucky Theater Classics (Cable TV) Gramercy Theater New York (Cable TV), Tros International Radio Show – Utrecht, Holland John Wayne Theatre – Aargon, Denmark, Classic Country Café Webcast shows) MadDonna’s from Nashville (Webcast shows), Foreign Countries:England, Holland, Norway Germany, Denmark, Studio: I am an accomplished studio musician, having played rhythm guitar on many albums.
I sang lead vocal on many demo sessions.
As a background vocalist, I sang on hundreds of studio projects as a solo harmony-singer “stacking parts” as well as part of a harmony vocal group. I sang many commercials for radios stations in Nashville and other states.
Recordings: “Hall of Fame” album Little Jimmy Dickens, “Been There, Sung That” album Jeannie Seely
“Country Gospel Favorites “3-CD Set Tommy Overstreet, (Nominated for a Grammy)
“10 Country Classics” album Diane Berry, “Take My Hand” album Diane Berry
“I Learned From The Best” album Diane Berry, “Charlie Louvin” album Charlie Louvin
(Nominated for a Grammy), “Country Boy” album Luke Malone and many more….
Hyram Posey: is a Tennessee-based composer, producer, and session player. With his 5-string violin, he composes a distinct music that is in a genre of its own. His original themes create moods that are perfect for Film and Television Westerns, Intense Drama, Cowboys, and the American Southwest. Hyram’s music can be soft and subtle, yet at times lonesome and mystically haunting with Dramatic, Jazz, and Blues genres. Posey has played with top talent in the Country and Jazz music world. As a multi-instrumentalist, he has recorded five solo CDs, and is currently working on a Bob Wills Tribute Road Show for the theater circuit starting in Jan. of 2019. Hyram has worked with Charley Pride, Faron Young, Wynn Stewart, Jeannie Pruitt, Marty Robins, Johnny Bush, Red Stegall, Susan Raye, and more…
Jerry Webb: Jerry Webb music related work Experience:
Studio musician- 41 years, Studio ownership 29 years Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Percussion, Background vocals, Drum Programming, Engineering, Producing, Arranging, Chart Writing, Music Production: Albums- 300 plus, TV and Radio Commercials, Audio for Video Games, Demos-unknown Film Production 7 years, 2 music videos , 2 television pilots, Miscellaneous YouTube commercials Promo Videos, Audio for video.Nationally known Artists backed on live shows: Stonewall Jackson, Lynn Anderson, Marty Stuart, Janie Fricke, Wanda Jackson, Kentucky Headhunters, Helen Cornelious, Larry Gatlin, Jim Ed Brown, Mo Bandy, Little Jimmy Dickens, David Frizzell, David Houston, Ferlin Husky, Jack Greene, Freddie Hart, Bill Anderson, Jeannie Pruitt, Charlie McCoy, Roy Clark, TG Shepherd, Razzy Bailey, Jett Williams, Ronnie McDowell, Neil McCoy, Bill Monroe, Billy Walker, Bobby G Rice, Charlie Louvin, Jeannie Seely, Tony Booth, Daryl McCall, Charlie Rich Jr., Claude Gray, Clinton Gregory, David Church, Freddy Weller, George Hamilton IV, Hank Locklin, Jimmy Fortune, John Conlee, Johnny Carver, Billy Swann, Linda Davis, Mila Mason, Nat Stuckey, Norma Jean, Ricky Lynn Gregg, Shotgun Red , Stu Phillips, Tommy Cash, Wayne Horsburgh, Michael Twitty, Georgette Jones, Marty Haggard, Dion Pride, Margie Singleton, Jody Miller. Songwriters Cindy Jordan, David Chamberlain, Jerry Foster, Mark Collie, Dennis Payne, Artists worked with in Studio: Jack Greene, Daryle Singletary, Buddy Jewell, Jimmy Fortune, John Wesley Ryles, Judy Rodman, Ricky & Doug Phelps (Kentucky Headhunters), Mark Collie, Bela Fleck, Wayne Horsburgh, Ricky Lynn Gregg Television: RFD TV’s Midwest Country- 9 years plus many local TV shows. Venues : Grand Old Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree Dollywood, Six Flags over Texas, Louisiana Hayride’ Music City Hayride, Hayloft Saturday Night, Longview Opry, Hank Williams Festival, Country Tonight Theater, Louise Mandrell Theater RFD Theater Countrys Toured: Norway, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Turkey, China, St Lucia, Canada, Greece
Lisa Horngren: Multi-instrumentalist, Wisconsin native Lisa moved to Nashville in 2005 to live her dream of pickin’ and grinnin’ for folks. She’s been around the world playing with Johnny Cash’s Tennessee Three guys, Hank Williams daughter Jett Williams, Carter Family’s Carlene Carter and Lorrie Carter Bennett, Bluegrass Rising star Joe Hott, Storyteller-in-Song Adam Pope and many more. The Happiest Bass Player you’ll ever see!
Kevin Kathey: Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, home of the Louisiana Hayride, in 1954. My father was a Big Band Jazz, and Dixieland Jazz drummer with a master degree in music. My mother was a Ballet, Jazz, and Tap dancer who owned and taught dance in the number 1 dance studio for over 40 years. I grew up in a house with all genre’s of music. My music journey began at the age of 5 when my father began teaching me the rudiments of drumming. Played drums in the Jr. High band, and played trumpet and drums in the High School band. Joined the Navy out of high school and performed with the Drum & Bugle Corps. After being honorably discharged from the U. S. Navy in 1976, I moved to Baton Rouge, LA. and began work as FOH engineer with Capricorn recording artist PotLiquor for the next 2 years, after which, I began playing drums for local rock bands until 1984, when I moved to New Orleans, LA.. I performed Rock, Blues, Funk, Big Band Jazz, Dixieland Jazz, Country on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter with Bobby Lonero (guitarist w/Louie Prima) Barbara George (Pop/Blues) Ernie K Doe (Cajun/Zydeco) Dino Kruz (Rockin Soul) James Stafford (Dixieland Jazz) Oliver Felix 21 piece Big Band (Jazz) Thunder Blues (Blues Rock) . After arriving in Nashville in 1992 I began performing with Elvis Wade and the Jordanaires and Sandi Posey. Since then I have performed with Joey & Rory, Charlie Louvin, Joanne Cash, Dave & Sugar, Johnny Counterfeit, Margie Singleton Tim Atwood, Clay Davidson, Michael Mason, Bobby G Rice, Razzy Bailey, Sandy Posey The Jordanaires. Just to name a few. Have performed in 47 states, Canada, Mexico, England, Sweden, Norway, France, Spain, Italy, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Guantanamo, Bahama’s, Puerto Rico. Currently a member of United States Association of Gospel Entertainers and Musicians, and staff drummer for Nashville Cowboy Church. Music Education; LSU school of Music, Private studies with Joey Farris, author of “Studio Funk Drumming”, The Road.
Billy Easton: Billy Easton is originally from Central Illinois where he played hundreds of radio, TV and stage shows in addition to many recording sessions. He relocated to Phoenix and Las Vegas where he continued to perform. He was one of the founders of the Southwest Steel Guitar Association where he served as President for 12 years. Billy relocated to Nashville, TN where he continues to perform locally as well as travelling throughout the country. He currently serves as President of the Nashville Steel Guitar Association and is enjoying life with his wife, Meriul Easton in beautiful Tennessee. Billy has worked with Marty Haggard for a couple of years, and subbed for Ray Price. I also have three CDs to my credit. I am also currently working with the David Church show…
Terry Duncan: Originally from Virginia and moved to Nashville in 1971. Worked with “Sleepy LaBeef” Dell Reeves, Faron Young, the Kendall’s, Johnny Russell and Jim Ed Brown the last 26 years. Has been on shows as Hee Haw, Grand Ole Opry, Nashville now, Pop Goes the Country, That Nashville Music, Grand Ole Opry Live and now with the Music City hayride Band.