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Artist Profile

Cody McCarver

Cody McCarver

If you haven’t heard or seen singer, songwriter, musician, actor, Cody McCarver lately, well, you just haven’t been looking! The consummate entertainer, McCarver has just released his new CD “I Just Might Live Forever” and has made his acting debut in Lionsgate Films new DVD release “Cole Younger and the Black Train.”

Born and 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 his 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 own in 2009. 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 he know that his 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 the Amachi program that helps 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”, filmed inside the Tennessee State prison system 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 will roll out nationally on DVD on July 31, 2012 through the distribution arm of movie giant, Lionsgate Films.! 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? The NEW CD, “I Just Might Live Forever” due out

July 31, with the first single and video entitled "Redneck Friends of Mine". Cody brings in some Redneck Friends of his own to help him out on his new CD including Colt Ford, Richard Sterban from the Oak Ridge Boys, The Boss of the Stix, Big Smo and Flynnville Train!

Cody McCarver has been pinned with many adjectives to describe himself, Country, Outlaw, Redneck, but one thing is for certain… After spending an hour with Cody and his music/movies, whether live or on disc/DVD, you cannot help going away KNOWING you have entertained by one of Country Music’s BEST!

Tour Dates

Artist Country State City Venue Date
Cody McCarver United States Ohio Miamisburg Good Time Charlies Nov 23, 2012
Cody McCarver United States Missouri West Palins The Cobblestone Dec 01, 2012
I Just Might Live Forever Cover
  • I Just Might Live Forever
  • Country, Country
  • Cody McCarver
  • 11/06/2012
  • I Just Might Live Forever
Liner Notes: Cody McCarver Just Might Live Forever 1. I Just Might Live Forever (From the Motion Picture “Billy The Kid”) (Cody McCarver, (BMI), Jason Harbour (ASCAP) (William Cody Publishing) (BMI) 2. Redneck Friends of Mine Cody McCarver (BMI) Dale Roberson, Blake Roberson William Cody Publishing (BMI) 3. Left Side of the Bed Mark Gray (BMI), Sonny LeMaire (BMI), Brian Woods (BMI) Daticabo Publishing Company (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI) Warnr-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) 4. Bow Chicka Wow Wow (Featuring Richard Sterban from the Oak Ridge Boys) Cody McCarver (BMI), Jason Harbour (ASCAP) William Cody Publishing (BMI) 5. I'm America Cody McCarver (BMI), Jason Harbour (ASCAP), Rob Moore (ASCAP) (William Cody Publishing) (BMI) 6. Kick It Into 4-Wheel Drive (Featuring Flynville Train) Dan Mitchell (BMI), Murray Kellum (BMI) Dale Morris Music (BMI), Rebel Run Music (BMI) 7. Let’s Get Dirty (For the Dirt Track Fans!) Cody McCarver (BMI), Jason Harbour (ASCAP) William Cody Publishing (BMI) 8. White Trash With Money (Featuring Colt Ford) (Danny Shirley, Buck Moore) Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Sunset Mountain Music/Mama’s House Music (BMI) 9. Outlaws & Trains (From the Motion Picture “Cole Younger And The Black Train”) Cody McCarver (BMI), Jason Harbour (ASCAP) (William Cody Publishing) (BMI) 10. You Can’t Hide Money Cody McCarver (BMI) William Cody Publishing (BMI) 11. Good Ole’ Time (Featuring Big Smo) Cody McCarver (BMI), Big Smo (ASCAP) William Cody Publishing (BMI) Produced by Cody McCarver, Chuck Rhodes and Buddy Hyatt Recorded by: Buddy Hyatt, Josh Chuma Additional Engineering: Ronny Palmer, Josh Chuma, Sean Truskowski, Zach Mixed by: Buddy Hyatt, Ronny Palmer, Josh Chuma and Sean Truskowski Tracks and Vocals recorded and mixed at The Tracking Room and Breaker 17 Studio Musicians and Redneck Friends of Mine: Piano & B3 Organ: Cody McCarver, Buddy Hyatt, Dale Roberson, Corey Caudill Bass: Adam Mullins (Buddy’s brother) Electric Guitar: Cody McCarver, Danny Parks, Ted Tuck, Jimmy Dormire Fiddle: Glen Duncan and Danny Parks Harmonica: Cody McCarver and Big Smo Acoustic guitar: Cody McCarver Drums: Bill Brewer and Background Vocals: Cody McCarver, Michelle Poe, Adam Mullins, Brian Flynn and Brent Flynn Steel Guitar: Mike Johnson Loops on "Good Ole Time" DJ Orig Gut String Guitar: Jimmy Dormire A very special THANKS to Richard Sterban, Big Smo, Colt Ford, Brian & Brent Flynn for their great vocals and my band for their great talents. OH, and Flipper! Photography by: Chad Trammel Design by: WTS Media Colt Ford appears courtesy of Average Joe’s Entertainment www.codymccarver.com facebook.com/officialcodymccarver twitter.com.codymccarver youtube.com/officialcodymccarver itunes.com/codymccarver MY THANKS to God… without Him, I'd be nothing. My Dad and Mom, my sister Debrina and my daughter Raven for putting up with my career choice! Michael Yarworth & Chuck Rhodes (the best men I know), Regina Raliegh, Country Radio, CMT and Stacey Cato, TCN and Carey Rolfe, Moonpie, Mike’s Custom Hatters, Chuck Wilkerson, Margasa Amps (Daniel Margasa) the best amp on the market… Craig Reece and CRR, Buddy Hyatt, Dan Mitchell & the Tracking Room, Ronny Palmer, Josh Chuma & Breaker 17 Studio, To the wonderful people of Dunlap TN. my hometown, David Allan Coe and his great band, Bruce Smith , Confederate Railroad, WTS Media, and Chris Forbes & Forbes Films for the GREAT music videos and introducing me to the movies, Jerry Chesser, Eric Reed, Glen Swietzer, Robin Wadell, Alvin Worley, Nelda Dunaway, N Stitches, Chad Trammell Photography, my band and crew, Chris "Flipper" Terry, Adam Mullins, Bill Brewer, Dale Roberson, Ted Tuck, Hal Mayfield, Jimmy Dormire and The wonderful, brave, men and women of our Armed Forces. Thanks to Laura Lagarde for the great internet promotion, Jagermiester, Music Row Magazine, Big Smo, Flynnville Train, Bill Hatfield, Lloyd Barker, Randy Jones, Gary Kirves, Charlie (for being a Redneck Friend of Mine), CMC Promotions, KNG Chronicles, Lionsgate Films, Melinda Summers, John Anderson, Puckett, Sonny LeMaire, Digital Dreamz, Brad Whitek, Big Smo and his crew, all the great promoters and venues that have kept us eating and the CMC Mafia! Thank you to all the great musicians on this project, and thank you to all the Cody McCarver fans that keep me going! Remember keep the faith and remember, we do all look the same Though Gods Eyes… Peace, Love & Coondawgs… And I hope you all will be “Redneck Friends Of Mine”. Cody
  1. I Just Might Live Forever (From the Motion Picture "Billy the Kid"
  2. Redneck Friends of Mine
  3. Left Side of the Bed
  4. Bow Chicka Wow Wow (feat. Richard Sterban from the Oak Ridge Boys)
  5. I'm America
  6. Kick It Into 4-Wheel Drive (feat. Flynnville Train)
  7. Let's Get Dirty (From the Motion Picture (L. a. Dirt)
  8. White Trash With Money (feat. Colt Ford)
  9. Outlaws and Trains (From the Motion Picture "Cole Younger and the Black ...
  10. You Can't Hide Money
  11. Good Ole' Time (feat. Big Smo)