Big Smo Celebrates Local Hero For St. Jude Benefit

Posted on 09. Oct, 2015 by .


Big SmoMillington, TN – Stampede USA organizers announced plans today to pay tribute to a local hero during the inaugural fair and festival event, scheduled to take place October 9-11 at USA Stadium & Rodeo Arena at 4351 Babe Howard Avenue. On Saturday (10/10) A&E’s Big Smo will headline a concert honoring the legacy of Trey Erwin. The Collierville teenager and St. Jude patient whose public battle with pancreatic cancer inspired thousands of friends, family and fans, died from complications of the disease in 2012.

A portion of the proceeds from the fair will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Trey Erwin and mother, Lisa Erwin

“St. Jude is honored to be a beneficiary of the Stampede USA Family Fair this year, and appreciative that Trey Erwin is being remembered in such a special way”  says Rich Peterson, the hospital’s Executive Director.

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Rosewater Benefit Concert Helps Children of Sikeston and House of Refuge

Posted on 29. Nov, 2014 by .


Sikeston, MO – On Saturday, November 22, B97.9 and Cheers Bar & Grill hosted a concert event to gather toys for area families and raise awareness for House of Refuge, a shelter for victims of domestic and sexual violence. The fundraiser was headlined by Nashville, TN. based country-rock group Rosewater and featured songs from their current album, Shotgun Wedding. As part of their themed live show, the band acts out a shotgun wedding on stage and encourages the audience to “dress in their favorite wedding attire.”  Those  who attended were encouraged to bring a wedding gift in the form of a child’s toy to help all Sikeston families enjoy Christmas this season. 100% of all proceeds were donated to House of Refuge and low-income families of Sikeston.  The event was sponsored by JSE Surplus and Drury Hotels. JSE  donated a Calvary 12-Gauge O/U shotgun that was raffled for the event.

L-R: Rosewater’s Chauncey Marrier, Joyce Winchester (Cheers), Rosewater’s Darrell Marrier, B97.9 George Davis


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Rosewater Delivers Goods for Homeless Veterans

Posted on 30. Jul, 2014 by .

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Pictured L-R: Jerome Hardaway (AOVS), Chauncey Marrier, Kevin Ferrell (AOVS) Darrell Marrier and Linda Andrews (AOVS)

July 30,2014 – Memphis, TN –  As part of their (7/12) benefit concert to transform the historic Ashlar Hall into a military veterans center, national touring band Rosewater delivered over 400 personal items to a local homeless veteran support agency. Alpha Omega Veterans Services, a local non-profit “dedicated to providing disabled and displaced veterans” was the recipient of the donated goods, which included blankets, patchwork quilts, bed linens, and clothing. “I want to thank this band, states Jerome Hardaway, AOVS Marketing Manager.  “They are doing incredible work and we thank them for their support.”

In 2011 Rosewater founding members Darrell and Chauncey Marrier created the  “Homeless Veterans Project” an extension of their own (Hands Foundation) to raise awareness on the shocking number of homeless veterans in the United States.  For more information,!homeless-veterans/cl7b.

Their current music release, Shotgun Wedding is a concept album inspired largely to support their advocacy work for veterans.  To support their “Shotgun Wedding Reception” tour, the Marrier brothers created a themed concert event that incorporates a wedding reception, whereby fans can bring gifts in the form of personal items that are donated to various homeless veterans agencies in each tour market.

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Rosewater Releases Shotgun Wedding for Homeless Veterans

Posted on 17. Jul, 2014 by .



Nashville, TN.  – The Service Station is proud to announce the release of Rosewater’s alt-country project Shotgun Wedding.  The official release date was July 15th, and is now available at iTunes,, Google Play, eMusic and Rhapsody among other music retailers.  

Shotgun Wedding

Shotgun Wedding

Rosewater founding members Darrell and Chauncey Marrier were inspired to create Shotgun Wedding to support military veterans after discovering the shocking numbers of homeless veterans near their home town of Minneapolis, MN.  As a result, the Marriers subtitled the album “Homeless Veterans Project” and created a themed-live show to promote awareness and donations for the cause.  In addition, Rosewater tour across the U.S. and form partnerships with local veteran advocacy groups in each tour market to further support their cause.  For more information, or contact Stephen McCord at (615) 445-3200.


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The Service Station Brokers Partnership for Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum and SAE Nashville

Posted on 17. Jul, 2014 by .


Nashville, Tenn. — The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum is partnering with SAE Nashville for students from the school’s Music Business and Audio Technology programs to foster education, music history, and internship opportunities.

The partnership was conceived by The Service Station’s Stephen McCord, who also serves as an adjunct instructor at SAE.  

SAE Nashville students with MHF&M founder, Joe Chambers (fourth from right)

The museum will not only provide custom tours to SAE students on a regular basis, but interns will also be involved with the museum and it’s day-to-day operations.

The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum honors session musicians of many different genres of music. On display are instruments from musical greats such as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Jimi Hendrix. Also honored are the studio musicians who played on 80 to 90 percent of the most legendary recordings of all time.

SAE Institute Nashville is a post-secondary creative media school located on Music Row. Offering Associate Degrees and Diploma Programs in both Music Business and Audio Technology, SAE prepares students for vibrant careers in the creative media industry with top of the line audio industry gear, award winning faculty, and a cutting edge curriculum.

“We’re excited to be partnering with a reputable institution such as SAE. An appreciation for music history is essential for aspiring music professionals, so we’re looking forward to this partnership,” Chambers said.


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SAE Nashville’s MBP Tours Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum

Posted on 10. Apr, 2014 by .


Nashville, TN. – On April 9, 2014, SAE Nashville students toured the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum (MHFM) as part of the their Music Business Program (MBP) studies. The site is located at 417 4th Ave North, in Municipal Auditorium.  MBP Instructor Stephen McCord coordinated the event with museum curator, Mr. Joe Chambers and their publicist, Amy Holm which included a scavenger hunt as part of the tour.

SAE Nashville Music Business Program students vist Musicians Hall of FameMHFM also hosts an annual Musician’s Hall of Fame event, where three to five musicians are inducted each year.

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Ditto Music’s Lee Parsons Speaks!

Posted on 27. Mar, 2014 by .


March 26, 2014 Nashville, TN – SAE Institute instructor Stephen McCord hosted a keynote address by Ditto Music President/CEO, Mr. Lee Parsons. The event is part of SAE’s Music Business Program and McCord’s “MBP Guest Speaker Series.”

Ditto Music is a digital music distribution company with offices in Liverpool, London, Melbourne and Nashville. Lee oversees distribution and marketing campaigns for over 60,000 worldwide artists including Ed Sheeran, Finch, Sam Smith, Prince and Sir Paul McCartney.



Starting from their bedrooms in 2006, Lee and his brother Matt launched the first ever digital only single into the UK Top 40 singles chart in 2007,which put them in the Guinness Book Of World Records. (Pictured L-R:  SAE’s Amanda Williams, Ditto’s Dave Durocher, Lee Parsons, SAE’s Alan Shacklock, Lynn Dorton, Stephen McCord, kneeling:  Ditto’s Andrew Tomlinson)

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Stephen McCord Hosts Guest Speaker Series for SAE Music Business Program

Posted on 12. Mar, 2014 by .


Nashville, TN – Former Music Business Program chair and current adjunct professor, Stephen McCord is hosting a guest speaker series for SAE Institute and their Music Business Program (MBP) class, Entertainment Media Distribution.  McCord and SAE created the series to offer students an opportunity to interact and network with top music industry executives.SAE Guest SpeakerLast weeks series guest was Kami Knake (back row, second from left)  who is a sales & marketing consultant for Topspin Media and The Orchard.

On  March 26th, Ditto Music Founder Lee Parsons will be the guest speaker.



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WRLT “Shotgun Wedding” Benefit Interview with Room In The Inn & The Service Station

Posted on 02. Dec, 2013 by .



WRLT Interview with Room In The Inn & The Service Station

WRLT “Lightning 100” host Nicole Buckley in the studio with Karen Stevens the Community Development Director from The Room In The Inn and Stephen McCord the President and owner of The Service Station.

Room In The Inn will host its first “Shotgun Wedding” themed party, a benefit concert to help raise awareness for Nashville’s homeless community on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville.

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Mark Collie & his Reckless Companions Alive @ Brushy Mountain State Pentitentiary

Posted on 30. Apr, 2012 by .


The Service Station is proud to announce the release of Mark Collie’s Alive At Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary on Tuesday, May 1st with a special RECORD RELEASE event at 6PM at Nashville’s Hard Rock Cafe!

On Oct. 17, 2001, Country Star Mark Collie performed a sheaf of new original songs about life, Death Row, and redemption and nearly all of them heard for the first time on his new Alive At Brushy Mountain before an enthusiastic audience of inmates at Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, the forbidding Eastern Tennessee facility that had numbered James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King, among it’s hardcore prisoners. Collie made an important statement, and a career recording.

“It’s some hard-edged, gritty country music that will stick with you,” wrote noted critic Chet Flippo on

Collie was a on mission to give the inmates something they could find hope in, or redemption, or restoration, or forgiveness.

He and famed producers Tony Brown & David Z assembled a remarkable collection of musicians, including Austin-based Critics’ Darling Kelly Willis, Ace songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shawn Camp, guitarist David Grissom (Joe Ely, John Mellencamp), keyboardist Mike Utley (Jimmy Buffett, the Dixie Flyers), guitarist-mandolinist Tommy Burroughs (Memphis’ Riverbluff Clan), bassist Willie Weeks (the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, B.B. King), accordionist Hassel Tekkle (Kix Brooks, Mark Collie Band) and drummer Chad Cromwell (Neil Young, Mark Knopfler), and the late blues icon Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown.

The music embraces a breadth of American styles – country, blues, gospel, bluegrass, and rock ‘n’ roll. “Music saved my life,” said Collie. “If I can change one life with this work, it will all have been worth it.”

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