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REAL! Would be the word to best describe Cody McCarver! If you called Cody a good ole boy he'd simply smile with pride. Born in raised in Dunlap TN, a suburb of Chattanooga, Cody's musical career began at age 9 playing piano in a small church.
Cody taught himself to play multiple instruments and at age 17 a career in Country Music began.
After 12 years in the multi platinum selling band Confederate Railroad, performing an average of a 100 shows a year, Cody stepped out on his on. He went to Capitol Studios in Hollywood CA and recorded his first solo CD, simply titled CODY McCARVER. The self-titled CD was produced by Casaba Petocz, (John Michael Montgomery, Metallica, Ben Folds) and mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer, Chris Lord Alge,(Green Day, Tim McGraw, Hoobastank and more). Little did we all know that Cody's first single, RED FLAG, would garner him a Top 25 single and a #1 video for 12 consecutive weeks on CMT Pure and Music Row Magazines’ Independent Artist of the year.
Cody's next single "Through Gods Eyes" would be the first Top 20 Single by an Independent Artist on any chart, and again for a second straight year, was named Music Rows Independent Artist of the year. Through Gods Eyes led Cody to be a National Celebrity Spokesperson for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America. Cody works with children whose parents are incarcerated in prison, as Cody's father is serving a life sentence in a Tennessee State prison. The song, Through Gods Eyes, also spawned a DVD Documentary entitled “Cody McCarver Behind the Walls” due out in 2012.
It was filmed at a Tennessee State prison where his father is incarcerated.
Through Gods Eyes was followed by the patriotic anthem“I’M AMERICA”, with an accompanying video featuring Charlie Daniels. That video also went to #1 on CMT Pure. The single I'M AMERICA led Cody around the country doing over 30 shows for our American Troops, in conjunction with Operation Troop Aid and the Wounded Warriors program.
The next single, “White Trash With Money”, also garnered Cody a #1 Video on CMT Pure and a Top 20 Single on the Music Row Chart!
After great success as a solo artist in Country Music, Cody has now walked in front of the camera as an actor. He stars along side Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill 1 & 2, Thelma & Louise, Free Willy) in the western "Cole Younger & the Black Train" in the role of Cole Younger. The movie is due out from LIONS GATE FILMS in April 2012! Cody also wrote and recorded the title song from the film "OUTLAWS & TRAINS".
The video for OUTLAWS & TRAINS was added to CMT Pure in Dec 2011 and will be a download and bonus feature for the Cole Younger & the Black Train DVD release.
In 2011 Cody hit the road on the OUTLAWS & TRAINS TOUR with the legendary DAVID ALLAN COE! What an honor to tour with someone who made you want to be a singer in the beginning!
The solo self-titled CD has garnered #1 video's, Top 20 singles and brought Cody into an acting career. What’s NEXT? A new CD OUT EVERYWHERE NOW! The first single and video entitled IJUST MIGHT LIVE FOREVER was released in Europe Nov 2012 and NEXT is "Redneck Friends of Mine". Cody brings in some Redneck Friends of his to help him out on his new CD including John Anderson, David Allan Coe, Richard Sterban from the Oak Ridge Boys and Flynnville Train!
While listening to CODY MCCARVER, you will hear a voice like no other. Sure, everyone picks up pieces along the way, but Cody has blended them into something unique, true to himself and his voice. Gospel, Classic country and Southern Rock are in his blood and can be heard in his songs.
Cody’s live show is wide open with lots of energy and when the beer starts flowing on the tailgates; hang on, because Cody might just have one with you! He has learned a lot along the way from his heroes and friends, but his live show is pure CODY McCARVER. From front porches to the stages of America, you can find CODY McCARVER and there’s no doubt you will come away saying, WOW!