John Dittrich, Greg Jennings, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, and Larry Stewart – the men who make up Restless Heart have enjoyed one of the most successful careers in Country Music history, placing over 25 singles on the charts – with six consecutive #1 hits, four of their albums have been certified Gold by the RIAA, and they have won a wide range of awards from many organizations – including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Vocal Group trophy. Those stats aside, Innis feels that their career goes much deeper than that.
Born c. 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee. Singer, songwriter, & musician April Michelle was just 12 years old when first performed on the Grand Ole Opry and a short time later producer Chuck Howard was so impressed by her he cast her the part as Minnie Pearl in the made for TV movie “Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story”. April was raised in Paris, Tennessee, the home of Hank Williams, Jr. & her mentor Merle Kilgore who she calls “Daddy Merle”. Merle started teaching April the ropes of the music business when she was just a little girl. As a teenager she was performing on Broadway & in the bar scene. April was doing morning shows at The Nashville Nightlife & night shows at The Nashville Palace. She recorded her first single “Little Bitty Tear” at 16 years old with Hank Cochran & Sony Records. April was just 18 years old when she took to the road as a musician & back-up singer & most currently has worked with Jason Aldean. At 30 years old she has become a very well respected vocalist/songwriter in the music industry having worked with some of country music’s most well known artists & producers. These days April spends her musical time doing studio work & songwriting in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. For over 5 years, she & other shoals musicians donate their time to playing the Saddle Up For St. Jude concert every July in Tuscumbia, AL. In doing this, April has helped raise over $1,000,000.00 for St. Jude!!! This is a cause very near and dear to her heart! In January, April was crowned Mrs. Alabama International 2015, and will spend her year advocating for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. She will compete for the title of Mrs. International in July.
Josh Brannon Band
Josh and Worth began performing as a duo, writing songs together, and eventually establishing the Josh Brannon Band in 2010. The group, based in Myrtle Beach, has recorded two albums, produced two music videos, and toured extensively throughout the Southeast. Notable performances include an annual appearance at the Labor Day weekend NASCAR race in Darlington, SC., and the group’s own ‘Home in Carolina Music Festival’ each May in Boiling Springs, SC.