This benefit festival for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital features four days and over forty artists joining together to help find an end to childhood cancer. For 2018, the MACC is bringing a young classic country artist to this year’s event. Red Marlow appeared on Season 13 of NBC’s The Voice, and notched a Top 4 finish in the televised singing competition. Mentored by country superstar, Blake Shelton, Red Marlow’s traditional country sound won over fans nationwide. This preacher’s son from northern Alabama grew up singing in church, and even has some bluegrass in his background. Knowing that many bluegrass crowds are also fans of traditional country sounds, seeing artists such as The Malpass Brothers, Mo Pitney, and Gene Watson on festival lineups isn’t entirely uncommon these days, and have provided a nice change of pace during multi-day festivals. The MACC is very excited to welcome Red Marlow to this year’s event, as he joins the fight to help bring an end to childhood cancer.
Pickler, who will perform on Sept. 15, joins the previously announced line-up that includes… “The Voice” contestant Red Marlow.
This year’s Helen Keller Festival will celebrate the life of America’s First Lady of Courage and the music that made the Shoals famous Thursday-Sunday, June 21-24 in Tuscumbia. Red Marlow, a finalist from the 2017 season of The Voice, will headline the concert on Friday, June 22. Marlow is originally from Rogersville.
Red Marlow joins the Spotify Hot Country Playlist lineup on Sunday, June 10th @ 7 pm.
The Voice finalist Red Marlow will headline a day of motorcycles and music in McFarland Park, all to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The Rally at the River begins at 10 a.m. June 9.
Marlow was one of Blake Shelton’s two finalists during the last season of “The Voice,” ultimately coming in fourth. With the ten songs on his new record, he’s continuing to bring a traditional country sound to music fans. Per the album’s press release, the whole effort is about staying true to his roots, to the point where his family’s cornbread recipe will be included on the insert when people order a physical copy of the record from his website. When many artists change their sound or style after appearing on a singing competition, Red Marlow is sticking to what got him on national TV – and that strong sense of self, both musically and in sharing his story, ought to appeal to any listener who’s looking for a great country album.
Marlow’s traditional country sound catapulted the talented artist to fourth place last season on [The Voice]…Country As Cornbread includes 10 tracks that will make both traditional country fans and modern country fans fall in love with the album and Marlow.
I’ve listened to an advance copy. And, folks, if you liked what Red did on the show, you’re going to love his album “Country As Cornbread” … Pop-country? Forget it. Rap lyrics embedded in a country song? Forget it. Red is serving up an album that fits its title.
During Season 13 of The Voice, fans embraced Red Marlow’s heartfelt performances and traditional approach to country music. In fact, they helped propel him to The Voice finale and an eventual fourth-place finish. Now Red is about to release his first post-show album. And, judging from its title — “Country as Cornbread” — Red will be serving up more of that traditional sounding country music.
Red recently brought that spiritual ballad to the stage for the first time since his run on the reality television competition series doing an appearance on the Nashville-based talk show “Pickler & Ben.” And, you can bet that he totally nailed it.