Jeff is a Mississippi country artist whose true love is songwriting. His influences include John Prine, Jimmy Buffet, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Johnny Cash - to name a few. Jeff's abilities caught the ear of Jeffrey Collins of Echo-Fuego Records, who was contemplating entering into the country music genre. Collins arranged for Jeff to record a 16 track cd of originals with legendary bassist/producer Gary "Brotherman" Branchaud. Branchaud, along with other top-flight Nasville musicians- including Johnny Neel of The Allman Brothers - collaborated to produce " That's What Love Does" - to be released September 2, 2008 on Echo-Fuego Records. Jeff's work is already causing a buzz in the Nashville scene as a newcomer with a promising future in the business.
Jeff Maddox - lead vocals/rhythm guitar
- lead guitar
- bass guitar
- harmonica or fiddle
" That's What Love Does" - Echo-Fuego Records
** released September, 2008 **
Also now available, Jeff's follow-up cd, " You Call it Country"
** released August, 2009 **
FROM MISSISSIPPI TO MUSIC CITY: PEARL SINGER/SONGWRITER JEFF MADDOX HITS BIG WITH RECORD DEAL, DEBUT CD
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MAY 7,2008, PEARL, MISS. - A little more than a decade after 38 year-old Mississippian Jeff Maddo...MAY 7,2008, PEARL, MISS. - A little more than a decade after 38 year-old Mississippian Jeff Maddox started writing songs, the musicain/songwriter has a deal with Coral Gables, Fla.,-based record label Echo-Vista, and he is ready for the upcoming release of a 16-song CD of his original songs, "That's What Love Does."
Maddox's journey from Mississippi to Music City began when he recorded a CD of some of his original songs in 2006.
Jeffrey Collins, president of Echo-Vista and the Echo-Fuego Group, heard Maddox's CD, and , despite the genre differences between his record label and Maddox's music, Collins liked Maddox's original songs so much that he signed Maddox to his Echo-Vista record label. Echo-Vista, a division of entertainment giant Koch Entertainment, had historically been an R&B and hip-hop label. Maddox's music is pure country.
Collins has nothing but praise for Maddox's project. "Here is a 'country' album with a full array of songs for fans of all ages. Jeff Maddox sings directly from his heart about love, heartache and everyday people, in a beautiful tone, deep sincerity, and along with a touch of comedy that can only bring joy to all those that are fortunate enough to own and listen over and over again to this wonderful CD," Collins said.
And Collins is not alone in his praise for Maddox.
Razzy Bailey, a Nashville, Tenn., multi-hit songwriter and producer whose accomplishments include 13 No. 1 hit songs and 30 top 10 hit songs on country and crossover genre charts, had this to say about Maddox and his debut CD, "That's What Love Does":
"Lots of music is made in Music City, but there's little that has that down-home feeling you can believe in. When my long-time musician and producer friend, Gary "Brotherman" Branchaud, brought his production of Jeff Maddox over for me to enjoy, I became an instant fan. I've written songs for 50 years -- and still do, but it is seldom, once again, to hear any real talented, 'down-home' music written from the heart, as only those gifted writers like Jeff can create. Buy this music for yourself and enjoy!" Bailey said.
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Congratulations to Jeff for being selected as one of the ten runner-ups in the "Gary Allen Nashville...Congratulations to Jeff for being selected as one of the ten runner-ups in the "Gary Allen Nashville Songwriter Competition" for his song "Man Behind the Glass". Keep up the good work Jeff!
2010 Valentine's Sampler
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Conratulations to Jeff for earning a spot on "The Alternate Root" on-line magazine's 2010 Valentine'...Conratulations to Jeff for earning a spot on "The Alternate Root" on-line magazine's 2010 Valentine's Sampler for his song "Drunk On Love". Check it out @ www.thealternateroot.com !!
Jeff featured in "Country Weekly Magazine"
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Congratulations to Jeff for being featured in the March 2009 issue of "Country Weekly Magazine". Ch...Congratulations to Jeff for being featured in the March 2009 issue of "Country Weekly Magazine". Check it out and help yourself to the free download of Jeff's song "Man Behind the Glass"!!
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