Two of Janet's songs, "Everyday Magic" and "Joker and the Fool," are featured in the motion picture Red Dirt Rising, and the movie's soundtrack. She also completed her first music video, "Everyday Magic," produced by Glenn Sweitzer, Fresh Film + Design. More recently Janet co-wrote "My Heart is a River" with Walt Aldridge, the winner of NSAI Song of the Year and writer of "Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde" sung by Travis Tritt.
Not surprising, Janet is continuing to grow in popularity. She and the band have headlined at the original Puckett's Grocery in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee. In addition, Janet was honored when Bill Cody, a 2008 inductee to the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame, asked her to perform on WSM-650 "Coffee, Country & Cody." Also, Janet has been endorsed by Cooperstand, the winner of the "Best in Show" Award, Summer NAMM 2010, and by Tanglewood Guitars and is featured on their websites as an up-and-coming singer/songwriter.
Dear Salem combines powerful vocals, soulful guitar, grooving bass, and solid drums, and together, the band creates a fresh and captivating sound. Dear Salem is a young up-and-coming band, and they are making their way into the Nashville music scene and will not be stopping any time soon.
Dear Salem is Heather Rigsby (lead vocals/keys), Krista Hess (lead guitar/vocals), Andrew Vick (bass/vocals), and Zack Dixon (drums).
The group was formed in the fall of 2011 and debuted their first CD entitled Isaiah 38:20 in August of 2012. Their local popularity and appeal continues to grow and each day more audiences are enjoying their music and spirited live performances at a variety of music venues. "It all began in local church revivals and nursing homes, ministering to others in song," says Lee Rose, the groups lead singer. "It is awesome to see people connect with our music and be moved on some level." Audiences cannot help but tap their feet, sing and clap along to music that transcends generations and is filled with an uplifting and positive message.
Rick performed and composed with the jazz fusion group, Tangent, who performed shows opening for jazz greats Dexter Gordon and Jimmy McGriff. Mike Mayco, veteran keyboardist, has toured the world with George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Aaron Tippin and Daryle Singletary. Gregg Hoffman, lifetime drummer, has world toured with Joe Stampley, Mel Tillis, Donna Fargo and Ed Bruce.