Meet the band…
TOM HEMBY, Guitar/MD
Tom is a Grammy & Dove Award-winning producer, guitarist, & composer whose credits include work with Michael McDonald, Jessica Simpson, Kenny Loggins, Amy Grant, Richard Marx, Donna Summer, Willie Nelson, Leonard Cohen, Vince Gill, Peter Cetera, Barry Manilow, Faith Hill, Wynonna Judd, Brian McKinight, Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20, Steve Winwood, Glen Campbell, Englebert Humperdinck, Lee Greenwood, Charlie Daniels, B J Thomas, Collin Raye, Ricky Scaggs, Garth Brooks, Chaka Kahn, Marc Cohen, James Ingram, Edwin McCain, Keb Mo, The Judds, Deana Carter, Jo Dee Messina, Barry Manilow, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Montgomery Gentry, George Strait, Kenny Rogers, Bill Champlin, Christopher Cross, and countless others.
RON HEMBY, Lead Vocalist
Ron is the former lead singer for the Christian/pop group, The Imperials, with whom he recorded 3 highly acclaimed projects as featured vocalist on five #1 hits. Ron later formed the country trio The Buffalo Club, which released 3 successful singles. Ron composed and co-produced “Innocence Lost,” a song recorded by Amy Grant on her project, Simple Things, of which was also nominated for a Dove Award. In recent years, Ron has worked with artists like Jimmy Wayne, Katrina Elam, Clint Black, Kristina Cornell, Chris Cagle and Peter Cetera, Edwin McCain, Cece Winans, Dusty Springfield, and many others.
LARRY HALL, Keyboards
Larry is a 32-year veteran composer, arranger, and keyboardist. He has worked for Leon Russell, Kenny Rogers, Bonnie Tyler, Randy Travis, Lexi Walker, Randy Houser, The Doobie Brothers, Toby Keith, Ray Price, Phil Keaggy, Restless Heart, Eamonn McCrystal, (HBO star) Dominic Chianese, Michael Peterson, Brian White, Carman, Rhett Akins, Little Big Town, Angela Kassett, Ronnie Milsap Lynda Carter, Giant, Phil Keaggy, Mark Farner (of Grand Funk Railroad), SheDaisy, Billy Dean, Lari White, Anita Cochran, Lynda Randle, David Meece, jazz guitarist Denny Jiosa, and The Imperials, among others.
SCOTT SHERIFF, Vocals/Keyboards
Scott has lived in Nashville since 1989, and has since worked with the likes of Bob Carlisle, Allies, Susan Ashton, Mark Schultz, Steven Curtis Chapman, Richard Marx, and was recently the Musical Director and keyboardist for Kenny Loggins. Among his most notable clients are Kelly Clarkson, David Foster, and Carrie Underwood – who he is currently touring with.
BONNIE KEEN, Vocals
Bonnie is a founding member of the critically-acclaimed recording trio First Call. She’s received three Dove Awards, five Grammy Award-nominations, and an Emmy Award-nomination for her work as a recording artist, author and speaker. Bonnie’s vocals have been heard on national radio jingles for Pepsi, Dodge Trucks, Fritos, Wrigley’s Gum and Coke. Bonnie’s studio background work includes artists like Garth Brooks, Steve Winwood, Barry Manilow, Amy Grant and many more.
MELODIE CRITTENDEN KIRKPATRICK, Vocals
Melodie has worked with acclaimed artists, including Billy Joel, Alan Jackson, Selah, Martina McBride, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Josh Turner, John Tesh, Travis Tritt, Aaron Tippin, Ronnie Milsap, Daryl Worley, Blake Shelton, Steve Green, Sandi Patty, Neil Diamond, and Disney Theatrical, Carrie Underwood, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley, and Hank Williams Jr., has toured as a background singer with Alan Jackson, Amy Grant and Vince Gill, Jewel, Billy Joel, Kathy Mattea and many more.
PAUL LEIM, Drums
Few other musicians have so successfully bridged the gap between records, motion pictures, live performance and television as Paul Leim. Paul has performed live with a diverse list of top artists, composers and producers world wide, including John Williams, Doc Severinsen, The London Symphony, Tanya Tucker, Tom Jones, Mike Nesmith, Randy Travis, Neil Diamond, Lynda Carter, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and “ELVIS, The Concert” along with Elvis’ “TCB Band”.
MARK HILL, Bass
Mark is a first-call session musician known for his strong Fender bass tone, working 600+ sessions annually, garnering five ACM Award-nominations for “Bass Player of the Year”, and making two separate appearances on the “Music Row All-Stars” list. Mark has recorded for some of the biggest names in the industry, such as The Civil Wars, Kelly Clarkson, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, The Lone Bellow, Holly Williams, Brett Dennen, Carrie Underwood, Richard Marx, Hank Jr, Toby Keith, Kenny Loggins, Montgomery/Gentry, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, and Reba McEntire, to name a few.
JONATHAN CRONE, Guitar
Jonathan has worked on several projects for various producers, artists, and engineers, including Mat Kearney, Heather Headley, Bebe & Cece Winans, Forever Jones, Danny Gokey, Josh Gracin, Vanessa Williams, Shonlock, Blake Shelton, Michael Bolton, Relient K, Savvy & Mandy, Savannah Outen, Celica Westbrook, Will Champlin, Lori Michaels, Robin Crow, Tim Veazey, Adam Nitti, Mark Townsend, Kirk Whalum, The Elms, First Call, and Cheyenne Kimball and many others.