Magnolia

Magnolia

BandCountryRock

Female-fronted energy with equal parts Southern Rock, Soul, and Country. Heart meets Lynyrd Skynyrd meets Alabama. For booking inquiries contact by email info@magnoliacountry.com www.magnoliacountry.com myspace.com/magnoliacountry

Biography

Known for its hardiness in all types of weather, the Royal Star Magnolia tree manages to blossom with pure white intensely scented flowers. With their collection of new songs, appropriately titled, Royal Star, the super duo of Magnolia manage to blend fun, hard rocking country and tender, heartfelt ballads seamlessly with some “Moonshine� thrown in for good measure.

“I am really excited about the progression from the first album to now,� says Nicole Lea, Bass and Vocals for Magnolia. “Our experience playing in clubs really helped me craft these songs in a way that I wasn’t doing before. I can’t wait to be able to play these night after night and that’s a fantastic thing considering how much we play!�

Even though they aren’t sisters, Tristan McKay and Nicole Lea’s vocal blend makes you think of harmonies found only in those singing together their whole lives. “It feels like I’ve been singing with her my whole life,� adds Tristan with a little laugh. “There is something magical that happens when we sing together that gives an energy and excitement to our show. I love playing live because that’s what it’s all about for us.�

Rounding out the band is Murfreesboro, TN guitar wizard Gary Leonard and Ruben Makepeace Garces on drums. Magnolia has shared the stage with artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Georgia Satellites, Marshall Tucker Band, Zac Brown Band, Jason Michael Carroll, Danielle Peck and many more.

Look for Magnolia at a venue near you soon!

Lyrics

Wake Up The Neighbors

Written By: N. Lea

IT’S ALL PLANNED, GONNA CALL YOU UP
JUMP RIGHT IN YOUR PICKUP TRUCK
HEAD ON DOWN TO THE RODEO GROUNDS
WE’LL HAVE A LITTLE FUN WHEN THE COPS AIN’T AROUND

OPEN ALL THE GATES LET THE HORSES WILD
GRAB A LOT OF JACK, GONNA PARTY IN STYLE
GOT A MAKESHIFT DJ UP IN THE BOOTH
THE RADIO’S CRANKED GOT NOTHIN’ TO LOSE

IT DON’T REALLY MATTER WHAT MOOD YOU’RE IN BE READY FOR ANYTHING
ANYBODY, EVERYBODY GATHER ‘ROUND THE WHOLE TOWN’S ‘BOUT TO GET DOWN

CHORUS:
COME ON TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND YOUR ENEMIES
WE’RE GONNA MAKE AMENDS JUST WAIT AND SEE
THEY’LL BE TALKING ‘BOUT THIS FOR YEARS
YOU NEED TO FIND SOMEONE WHO CAN HOLD YOU TIGHT
WE’LL BE ROCKIN’ ON THROUGH MORNING LIGHT
AIN’T NOBODY LEAVING EARLY
‘CAUSE THERE AIN’T NOTHING ELSE TO DO IN THIS SLEEPY TOWN
BUT WAKE UP THE NEIGHBORS
WAKE UP THE NEIGHBORS

LOOKS LIKE BILLY’S DONE FOUND THE KEG
HE’S RIDIN’ BUCKNAKED BAREBACK DOWN TO MAIN
THE DANCE FLOOR’S NOTHING BUT A MUDDY MESS
BETTER KICK YOUR BOOTS OFF IT’S GETTING DIRTY AND WET

NIGHT HUNTIN’ SPOTLIGHTS EVERYWHERE
SHININ’ DOWN ON THE OLD TOWN MAYOR
SCOOTER’S GOT A TRUCK WITH A COUCH IN THE BACK
A GIRL ON EACH SIDE LOOKIN’ RIGHT ON TRACK

IT DON’T REALLY MATTER WHAT THE DJ SPINS AS LONG AS IT’S GOT A GROOVE
ANYBODY, EVERYBODY SING ALONG AND PASS ME THAT OLD HOME BREW

CHORUS

TELL THE SHERIFF, CALL THE COPS
MIGHT AS WELL JOIN IN ‘CAUSE WE AIN’T GONNA STOP
GONNA PARTY UNTIL WE DROP

The Mississippi

Written By: R. Dean/R. Bruce/B. Baker

YOU’RE LIKE THE SWEET STUFF WRAPPED UP IN SUGARCANE
YOU’RE LIKE THE SCENT OF MAGNOLIA AFTER THE RAIN
YOU’RE LIKE THE AMEN THAT COMES AFTER THE PRAYER
OH, HONEY I DO SWEAR

YOU’RE FRESH AS COTTON SHEETS BEEN DRIED ON THE LINE
COOL AS A CUCUMBER GROWING IN THE HEAT OF SUMMERTIME
AND WHEN YOU WHISPER EVERY WILLOW WEEPS
THAT’S WHAT YOU DO, THAT’S WHAT YOU DO TO ME

CAUSE YOUR LOVE IS LIKE THE MISSISSIPPI
I CAN DROWN OR I CAN DANGLE MY FEET

THE GRASS IS VELVET AND THE CLOVER IS TALL
YOUR TOUCH IS SLOW AND EASY LIKE A GOOD OL SOUTHERN DRAWL
AND AS WE LIE HERE IN THE SHADE OF OUR DREAMS
I’VE GOT IT ALL, ALL THAT I NEED

CAUSE YOUR LOVE IS LIKE THE MISSISSIPPI
I CAN DROWN OR I CAN DANGLE MY FEET
THAT’S WHAT YOU DO TO ME

AND WHEN YOU WHISPER EVERY WILLOW WEEPS
THAT’S WHAT YOU DO, THAT’S WHAT YOU DO TO ME…

Discography

Magnolia
"Royal Star"
Release Date: April 2009

Magnolia
"Fall Down Seven"
Release Date: March 2007

"More Than Johnny Loved June"
#1 for 4 weeks at Clear Channel Online

Set List

Wide variety of shows from original 45 minute to hour sets to 3-4 hour cover sets. An extensive cover list can range from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pat Benatar, Janis Joplin and Heart to Alabama, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, CCR, and current country hits.