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With beautifully blended touches of bluegrass, Celtic, classical, and folk, Heather McCready has an inspired, remarkably captivating sound that is all her own. She is a uniquely gifted and prolific singer-songwriter from Fort Worth, Texas whose music will reach deep inside of you and touch your spirit. Her music is described as “refreshing”, “evocative”, “whimsical”, and even “healing.” She is a true artist both in the studio and live on stage, where her performances move emotions and mesmerize the senses! When her music, movement and spirit, each beautiful in their own right, merge together to create an inspired, perhaps even spiritual achievement! Heather and her band use a blend of acoustic guitars, fiddles, mandolin, piano, cello, tin whistle, and upright bass, as well as Heather’s own angelic and distinctly pure voice. In doing so, they create music that takes listeners to places they never want to leave. Heather McCready's thriving individuality and creative expression have resulted in profound tracks that are moving listeners across the globe. She has enjoyed airplay of her songs, 'Clarity" and "Maybe" on National BBC2 in the UK and also enjoys regular airplay on smaller stations in such countries as her home country the USA, The Netherlands, Germany, Australia, France, England and as far away as Singapore, among many others.
In 2011, Heather was privileged to receive two full cover stories, which featured her in the "Metro" and the "Arts and Life" sections of The Dallas Morning News. Also, Heather's CD, "Christmas the Way I Hear It", was an editor's pick and critic's choice for “Best Holiday Music” in The Dallas Morning News and CD Baby. Her fifth CD, "Bluebirdy' received critic's pic once more in 2012 by CD Baby and was praised in a feature for The Dallas Morning News on local musical talent by music editor, Mario Tarradell. Heather has been a featured performer on the television morning programs "Good day Dallas" and "Good Morning Texas" a combined five times since 2010. In 2013, Mario Tarradell of "The Dallas Morning News" featured Heather's beautiful music as well as her inspiring story about her very difficult battles overcoming depression and coping with bipolar disorder before a concert at the highly sought- after singer/songwriter's listening venue, Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse. Heather has been honored to headline at Uncle Calvin's twice and is looking forward to another performance there in 2014.
Since 2009, Heather has released five full-length albums: "Finally Free", "Neverland", "Give It A Day", "Christmas The Way I Hear It" and "Bluebirdy". Through every album, Heather continues to grow and evolve as an artist. She is known for her boundless creativity, passionate disposition, as well as her perfectionistic and hands-on approach to all aspects of production. She loves taking musical risks and believes that the art of producing good music is in details. She focuses on dynamics, simplicity and purity of sound.
To learn more about Heather's journey and message of hope for sufferers of depression and bipolar disorder (as well as other mental illnesses), please visit her "My Story" page on the website.
Heather currently lives in the Dallas, Texas area with her husband, Mark, and their two children, Marshall and Ruthie. When she is not in the studio or writing music, Heather spends time with her kids and photographs nature and the world around her.
Heather is currently serving on the board of the Mental Health Association of Tarrant County and is active in the community sharing her story and promoting mental health treatment.