Promo Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZOvlmyiH48
Doug McCormick is an upcoming singer/songwriter and aspiring artist from South Carolina whose amazing voice, energetic shows, and originality have set him apart from any other in the business. His appreciation for true country music and the love that Doug has for his fans have kept his dreams alive over the past several years.
Doug graduated from college in December of 2008 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Agriculture Education. However, his schooling did not hinder his career in any way. Playing well over 100 shows last year, Doug is quickly seasoning as an artist, a songwriter, and as an entertainer.
Along the way, Doug has opened for many nationally known acts such as, Luke Bryan, Rhett Akins, David Nail and Flynnville Train, to name a few. He has also headlined at nationally known venues such as:
• Wild Bills (Duluth, GA)
• Little John Coliseum (Clemson, SC)
• The Beachwagon (Myrtle Beach, SC)
• The Country Club (Augusta, GA)
• The Limelight (Nashville, TN)
• The Handlebar (Greenville, SC)
Doug released his self-titled debut album in September of 2008. All material on this project was written by Doug himself in an attempt to bring back a sense of sincerity to country music. His music is true, real, and passionate. Every lyric comes from the heart and every note comes from deep down inside.
While Doug was already very successful traveling the Southeast playing clubs, venues, concert halls, and festivals, he made his first trip to Nashville, TN in March of 2009. Doug quickly learned that the music industry was all about networking. In an attempt to network with as many people as possible, Doug began to focus more on his writing. This enabled him to meet more people in the business. As a result Doug has performed at several well-known writer’s venues around town such as The Commodore Sports Bar and Grill, The Bluebird Café, The Nashville Palace, and Douglas Corner Care. Doug’s efforts to pursue a career as an artist have also landed him in some of Broadway’s most notable venues such as Tootsie Orchid Lounge, Rippy’s Smokin’ bar and Grille, and the Cadillac Ranch.
Several fortunate events led to Doug's decision to pack up his dreams and move to Nashville, TN in January 2010. The Nashville based artist is currently recording his sophomore album which is scheduled to release by the end of 2010. He continues his extensive touring schedule on the road and constantly builds upon his already strong following. Each one of Doug’s performances is an encore performance that you do not want to miss. So be on the lookout and help spread the word about Nashville new comer, Doug McCormick.
DOUG MCCORMICK ACOUSTIC SHOW
Doug McCormick: Acoustic Guitar/Lead Vocals
DOUG MCCORMICK AND STAGELINE
Doug McCormick: Acoustic Guitar/Lead Vocals
Mike Fields: Bass
John Karnes: Drums
Danny Gillmore: Fiddle/ Rhythm Guitar/Harmonica/Backup Voclas
David Cooper: Lead Guitar/Back up Vocals
Eddie Beasley: Rhythm Guitar
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Doug McCormick "Don't Threaton Me With a Good Time"
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As the first college graduate in his family, Doug McCormick brings his intelligence, a solid founda...As the first college graduate in his family, Doug McCormick brings his intelligence, a solid foundation, and small-town upbringing to his straight-up country music. He works as hard as his family's farming neighbors, but McCormick channels his energy and time into songwriting, performing, and touring, without forgetting who he really is and from where he came. A lot of Nashville newbies get sucked into the trappings of a musician's lifestyle and never reach their dreams. McCormick, though, will not be side-tracked by such allure, as that would betray the support from his family, but it would also deny who he really is--a grounded, faithful, country boyng to his straight-up country music.
Country Fried Rock has been to McCormick's hometown of Patrick, South Carolina before. Well, let's be honest, we've driven through it on our way to the Patrick Pine Straw Festival. If you miss the blinking light, you missed the whole town. Small towns like Patrick still dot the landscape throughout rural South Carolina, creating strong families and neighbors and townspeople who know you, your parents, and your grandparents, as much as they know that you ought to be home by this hour on a Saturday night and expect to see you at church--not just on Sunday morning, but Sunday and Wednesday evenings, too. (Besides, what else is there to do?)
That values-based foundation served McCormick well through college, paying his way by playing every gig he could. He developed a solid fanbase from the college circuit of the Carolinas, and continues to tour the Southeast heavily. Now that he's Nashville-based, McCormick is using those songwriting opportunities on Mondays and Tuesdays to expand his creative skills, make music business connections, and share his music with his fans across the nation via social networking. Doug McCormick truly loves performing, hearing the audience sing along to his songs, and getting into the crowd at his shows.
Doug McCormick Album Review 2009
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This artist on this debut CD is well known by fans who frequent the honky-tonks on Lower Broadway in...This artist on this debut CD is well known by fans who frequent the honky-tonks on Lower Broadway in Nashville. His traditional country style is showcased on the album of eight tunes which also demonstrate his song writing skills. Producer Ken Rivers makes sure it all comes through with back-up fiddle, steel, guitars and even some rollicking keyboard rifts. You're going to hear a lot more from this guy, so listen to him now and discover a future country star, Get a copy of the CD at www.dougmccormickcountry.com for your listening pleasure.
Rating: 6 out of 7 stars
McCormick Opening for Luke Bryan
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McCormick Opening for Luke Bryan at Littlejohn The Link By Leighton Bell Editor-The Link ...McCormick Opening for
Luke Bryan at Littlejohn
By Leighton Bell
Chesterfield County native Doug McCormick and his band Stageline will open for national recording artist Luke Bryan on Friday Oct. 5 on the lawn at Littlejohn Coliseum at Clemson University.
McCormick grew up in Patrick and is a graduate of McBee High School. His senior year at McBee, he wrote a song about the Future Farmers of America (FFA) program and was invited to perform live at the national FFA convention
The concert on Oct. 5 will not be McCormick's first time opening for a national recording artist. He's also opened for Dale Watson and Elizabeth Cook. "I have opened for national recording artists before, but none have been to Luke's caliber as an artist, writer or entertainer," said McCormick. "So, in that aspect it will be totally different"
Bryan is a country music newcomer whose debut single, "All my Friends Say" has cracked the Top 10 on country music charts. Bryan also wrote Billy Currington's number one single, "Good Directions."
"I can't express in words (how excited I am about the performance)," McCormick said. " "A large part of my time is spent playing in Clemson and it means so much to me to be able to have this opportunity at a location where I feel my fna base is so big. I could not be more excited."
McCormick said he is working on a debut album, which he hopes to complete by the edn of the year. McCormick said he started recording over the summer in the studeio of Riverglo productions with Ken Rivers of Cheraw. "He is producing a sound that is both unique and one that captures the originality of my songs," McComrick said.
McCormick said he's limited how much time he can spend focusing on music because his primary concern is getting a degree from Clemson.
"None the less, it would still be nice to hit the ground running upon my graduation," McCormick said.
The concert on Oct. 5 will wrap up Clemson's week long Derby Days, a fund raising campaign for the Children's Miracle Network at Greenville Children's hospital.
Tickets for the Oct. 5 concert are on sale at the Littlejohn Coliseum box office, TicketMaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster.com. Derby Days is sponsored by Clemson's Eta Psi chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity. Derby Days is a 20-year old tradition at Clemson and has been one of the most profitable fundraisers for the Children's Miracle Network.
Last year, the event was the seventh-largest contributor to the local charity, raising a total of $35,000. All tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Gates open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m. McCormick will also be playing at the Anderson County Fair on Oct. 13, opening for Flynville Trian, a new band on Toby Keith's Record Label.
Clemsonite Plays The Esso Club
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Belly Up: Clemsonite plays the Esso Club The Anderson Independent Mail Michael Staton Thursday,...Belly Up: Clemsonite plays the Esso Club
The Anderson Independent Mail
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Here’s an alert for all parents out there: If your child annoys you when he’s young, he might just be developing his talent. Clemson-based country singer/songwriter Doug McCormick says that pretty much sums up his formative years.
“I’ve been playing music and singing ever since I could walk and talk,” Mr. McCormick said. “I was always the kid my parents couldn’t get to shut up.”
Apparently all that practice paid off for Mr. McCormick, who has played regularly in several Clemson hot spots since his freshman year of college. Mr. McCormick, who is now enjoying his senior year at Clemson, is looking forward to playing during homecoming at the Esso Club on Saturday.
Mr. McCormick describes himself as more of a traditional country musician, and he sites Garth Brooks as one of his main influences. He said he prefers being called an entertainer rather than a musician.
“I just remember being a kid and seeing the way Garth Brooks would have an entire crowd in the palm of his hand,” Mr. McCormick said. “My goal is to … have that same effect on the people I play for.”
Mr. McCormick is quick to explain that his rise to popularity in Clemson was not a smooth ride. At first, the bars and venues he tried to perform in were hesitant about hosting country music.
“I can now pack out any place I play, but the Esso is my kind of place,” Mr. McCormick said. “Whether people realize it or not, almost everyone has an appreciation for country music; I’m glad to play that role here.”
The Esso also has sentimental value to Mr. McCormick, because it was the first Clemson venue he played. Mr. McCormick’s appearance there on Saturday will be special, because it’s the first time he has ever played on a game day.
“I’m looking forward to playing during homecoming,” Mr. McCormick said. “I feel privileged to play during such a special time at Clemson.”
Mr. McCormick plans to release his debut CD in December, but in the meantime his original songs can be heard at all of his shows. His personal favorites are “More Than Money Can Buy,” a slow love song, and “Still Here,” a song he wrote after being dumped.
Mr. McCormick’s most requested song is the crowd favorite, “Tiger Raised in the Southland,” a song he wrote after losing a gig because of his affiliation with Clemson.
“It was a fair trade because I was upset when I lost that gig, but I gained one of my most popular songs,” Mr.
Doug McCormick's First CD Coming Out Soon
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Doug McCormick's First CD Coming Out Soon The Messenger By Ardie Arvidson Staff Writter L...Doug McCormick's First CD Coming Out Soon
By Ardie Arvidson
Local Country Singer Doug McCormick is living the dream he has had since he first heard Garth Brooks perform. The Clemosn University senior, who will graduate in December with a major in agriculuture, has just made his first CD.
"I started working on it last summer," McCormick said. A release party will be held in Hartsville on Aug. 30 at Mac's Lounge. McCormick said everyone is invited. Another one will be held two weeks later to coincide with the second Clemson university home football game in Clemson.
The self-titled CD features eight original songs by McCormick, who has been working with producer Ken Rivers of Riverglo Productions in Cheraw on the project.
When asked which song on his CD is his favorite, McCormick said, "It would be hard to pick a favorite I just can't pick a favorite. Each one means something different to me. They are about a relationship gone bad or having a good time and each one represents something in my life."
McCormick who is from Patrick/McBee area has a new band out of Augusta, Ga called Doug McCormick and Stageline, and they have been playing together this summer in Augusta and at Myrtle Beach. This weekend they will be in Columbia.
McCormick still plays acoustic guitar and sings in local venues in Clemson, Hartsville, McVee and Orangeburg where he began.
"Its the best job in the world, and I have Mondays off," said the singer. "I want to pursue a career in music."
Last Year McCormick played over 100 shows. His schooling has provided him a venue and an audience in the Clemson area. He has performaed at the Handlebar in Greenville too. He said his goal is to continue to expand his travels until he becomes a nationally touring artist. He has already started branching out into North Carolina and Georgia wiht his fan base.
Doug said he is anxious to graduate so he can pursue his career, after all, he said it has put him through college.
"I'm hoping it will work out for me so I don't have to get a real job," said McCormick, who did his student teaching last school year. He was teaching agriculture in high school.
"If you enjoy something as much as I enjoy this you have to find a way to make it work," he said. "I don't want to be playing in bars for the rest of my life."
After graduation, McCormick plans to give hte music industry everything he has. "I'm going ot give it my all," he said, "if that means moving ot Nashville or hangin around here. I'm at a pivotal point in my life, and I'm hoping this CD willl show me the directoin to take."
McCormick said he is getting 5,000 to start. He said he knows it is a lot considering that most people don't buy CDs like they use to, but he has had a lot of people request his music. He said one of the scariest things is the finance part.
"This is a business investment," he said. I'll be happy to break even. I could break even or ti could buy me a new truck. It is very unpredictable."
McCormick said he just wants to show up and play, but he knows he has to be able to make a living at it. Up until now, his mother has been handling the finances and bookings.
He is the son of Minnie and Steve McCormick of Patrick, and grandson of Annette and the late Clyde Alton Roberson of Orangeburg and Joyce and Johnny McCormick of St. Matthews.
McCormick said although his educaiton has been taking a lot of his time, his music career has been progressive. "When I was 12 years old, I said this is what I want to do," said the 21 year old. "Just in the last year, I've begun to say how am I going to make this work. I have to start looking at the business side."
McCormick said he has had a lot of help along the way in his music career. One of those was the late Don Tiller of McBee. McCormick said he had started helpoing him put together a CD before he passed away.
"He believed in me and mad eme believe in myself," McCormick said. Doug's parents have played a big part in his career. "Mom and Dad go everywhere wiht me. It has forced my family to look at my dreams as their dream," McCormick said.
McCormick said he has many fans that have turned into friends who help him get bookings and keep his name out there. "I'm very appreciative of all of them," he said. "I am lucky to have the support of all of them."
As far as inspiration, McCormick siad htat would have to be Garth Brooks. "He inspired me; he ignited the fire in me to perform," McCormick said. For more about Doug McComirck go to www.dougmccormickcountry.com or www.myspace.com/dougmccormick.
Doug McCormick Acoustic Playlist
Alabama Dixieland Delight
Blake Shelton The More I Drink
Billy Currington Good Directions
Billy Currington People are Crazy
Brad Paisley Alcohol
Brad Paisley Mud on The Tires
Charlie Daniels Long Haired Country Boy
Charlie Robinson My Hometown
Chris Cagle What Kind of Gone
Clint Black Killing Time
Conway Twitty Lay You Down
Conway Twitty Goodbye Time
Cross Canadian Ragweed 17
Cross Canadian Ragweed Alabama
David Allan Coe Darlin’
David Allan Coe The Ride
David Lee Murphy Dust on The Bottle
David Lee Murphy Party Crowd
Dierks Bentley Lot of Leaving
Easton Corbin I'm a Little More Country Then That
Eric Church Love Your Love The Most
Eric Church Guys Like Me
Eric Church Pledge Allegiance to The Hag
Eric Church How Bout You
Eric Church Lot of Boot Left to Fill
Gary Allan Watching Airplanes
Gary Allan It Would Be You
Gary Allan Right Where I Need To Be
Garth Brooks Friends in Low Places
Garth Brooks Papa Loved Mamma
Garth Brooks Rodeo
Garth Brooks The Dance
Garth Brooks Baton Rouge
Garth Brooks Much Too Young
Garth Brooks Ain’t Going Down
George Strait Troubadour
George Strait The Fireman
George Strait Amarillo By Morning
George Strait Cheyenne
Georgia Satellites Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Hank Williams Jr. Family Tradition
Hank Williams Jr. Whiskey Bent
Hank Williams Jr. Dinosaur
Hank Williams Jr. Blues Man
Hank Williams Jr. Country Boy Can Survive
Jamie Johnson In Color
Jason Aldean Amarillo Sky
Jason Aldean She’s Country
Johny Cash Folsom Prison Blues
John Cougar Mellancamp Jack and Diane
Keith Whitley Don’t Close Your Eyes
Lady Antebellum Love Don’t Live Here
Little Texas First Time For Everything
Luke Bryan All My Friends Say
Luke Bryan We Rode In Trucks
Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama
Merle Haggard Working Man Blues
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Fishing in The Dark
Old Crow Medicine Show Wagon Wheel
Rhett Akins That Ain’t My Truck
Poison Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Guns and Roses Knocking on Heaven’s Door
Guns and Roses Paradise City
Guns and Roses Sweet Child of Mine
Lynyrd Skynyrd Free Bird
Tim McGraw Down on The Farm
Toby Keith Should’ve Been A Cowboy
Toby Keith Little Less Talk and A lot More Action
Travis Tritt Here’s A Quarter
Waylon Jennings Luchenbach Texas
Waylon Jennings Don’t Think Hank Done it This Way
Sammy Kershaw Third Rate Romance
Steve Earle Copperhead Road
Sublime What I Got
Doug McCormick Behind Jack, Beneath Beam
Doug McCormick Carolina Angel
Doug McCormick Getting Good at Getting By
Doug McCormick Girls Burning Up Down South
Doug McCormick Granddaddy’s Boots
Doug McCormick I’ve Seen Him Here
Doug McCormick Last Country Song
Doug McCormick Man Enough
Doug McCormick More Than Money Can Buy
Doug McCormick ‘Round Here
Doug McCormick Same Old Dream
Doug McCormick Sweet Addiction
Doug McCormick That Ain’t Country
Doug McCormick This Ain’t Our First Rodeo
Doug McCormick You Ain’t My Momma
Doug McCormick When She Smiles
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