Kody Norris

www.thekodynorrisshow.com

Kody Norris hails from the extreme northeastern mountains of Tennessee. Growing up in an area abundant with mountain music, it seemed somewhat predestined that Norris would someday pursue a musical occupation. Kody began his musical journey around the age of nine singing in local churches. It was during this time that a love for the bluegrass developed. Once an interest was expressed , family and friends made it a point to help Kody stay on his musical course.

Teenage years were filled with many long hours of dedication and honing his craft, one instrument at a time. At age seventeen , Kody was offered the opportunity of a lifetime. A fill in tenure as lead singer and guitarist with Dr. Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys was this  Tennesssee boys dream.
Upon completing this stint, Kody then decided to form his own band and try his hand as a bandleader . Eighteen years old, green as grass, but fueled by determination Norris plunged head first into the wide world of Bluegrass. Things sure weren't easy at first, but with a positive attitude and a boat load of confidence he was soon able to put his band to work. Working many festivals and events across the country, he began to establish his own blend of traditional hard driving high lonesome bluegrass.
In 2007, Kody met Dr. Campbell Mercer, founder and executive producer of the Cumberland Highlanders show, a weekly bluegrass broadcast on the RFDTV network. Kody was soon invited to join the cast of the show and it wasn't long till things moved into overdrive for Kody and his band.
The band,  now billed as the Kody Norris Show travels approximately 46 weeks per year and appears at music events across the nation.
Always maintaining a sharp professional appearance, complete with  colorful rhinestone suits and cowboy hats, The Kody Norris Show gives a bluegrass fan one of the most solid, entertaining and animated performances they will ever experience. The performances of The Kody Norris Show are reminiscent of traditional bluegrass artists, yet Kody brings his own special, distinct flair to the music. The band works regularly on the Cumberland Highlanders Show, a weekly Bluegrass Program on the nationally acclaimed RFD-TV network. From the first note, The Kody Norris Show will fully captivate your attention and make you laugh, cry, and stomp your feet all in one performance.

At age seventeen , Kody was offered the opportunity of a lifetime. A fill in tenure as lead singer and guitarist with Dr. Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys was this  Tennesssee boys dream.
Upon completing this stint, Kody then decided to form his own band and try his hand as a bandleader . Eighteen years old, green as grass, but fueled by determination Norris plunged head first into the wide world of Bluegrass. Things sure weren't easy at first, but with a positive attitude and a boat load of confidence he was soon able to put his band to work. Working many festivals and events across the country, he began to establish his own blend of traditional hard driving high lonesome bluegrass.
In 2007, Kody met Dr. Campbell Mercer, founder and executive producer of the Cumberland Highlanders show, a weekly bluegrass broadcast on the RFDTV network. Kody was soon invited to join the cast of the show and it wasn't long till things moved into overdrive for Kody and his band.
The band,  now billed as the Kody Norris Show travels approximately 46 weeks per year and appears at music events across the nation.
Always maintaining a sharp professional appearance, complete with  colorful rhinestone suits and cowboy hats, The Kody Norris Show gives a bluegrass fan one of the most solid, entertaining and animated performances they will ever experience. The performances of The Kody Norris Show are reminiscent of traditional bluegrass artists, yet Kody brings his own special, distinct flair to the music. The band works regularly on the Cumberland Highlanders Show, a weekly Bluegrass Program on the nationally acclaimed RFD-TV network. From the first note, The Kody Norris Show will fully captivate your attention and make you laugh, cry, and stomp your feet all in one performance.


Mary Rachel Nalley

Hailing from Bowling Green, KY Mary Rachel Nalley is an young up and coming musician. With fiddle being her primary instrument she also has made her self known as a mandolin player for the last year with The Kody Norris Show. Mary Rachel started playing fiddle at the age of 10 in her hometown at many local jams. After showing interest in wanting to make bluegrass music a career her parents, Jimmy and Phyllis, opened a weekly bluegrass jam. It was there where she met several other musicians that helped her a long in her pursuit to play music. In 2011 Mary Rachel started traveling with the eastern Kentucky based all-girl band; Hazel Holler. Mary Rachel considers this a major stepping stone for her career. After playing several years with Hazel Holler she went on to tour with another Kentucky based band; King’s Highway.

In 2014, Nalley not only graduated from Bowling Green High School but also started on the professional music scene with the legendary, Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers, a position in which she held until she joined The Kody Norris Show in October of 2014.

Mary Rachel is now based in eastern Tennessee where she operates a successful musical instruction program.
She is a member of Three Springs Baptist Church in Bowling Green, and accredits her family, friends, fellow musicians and parents for these opportunities.


Josiah Tyree

Carthage, TN native Josiah Tyree, has been playing bluegrass banjo since mid 2016. With roots deeply established in old-time music Josiah quickly picked up on traditional 3 finger style banjo picking. In 2013, Josiah won his first contest for clawhammer banjo at the Hillbilly Days in LaFayette, TN. It didn't take long for the love of competing to get in his blood. From there he entered and won every contest around including; Uncle Dave Macon Days, Smithville, Bluegrass on the Harpeth, Wilson County Fair and many more.
Not only has Josiah learned how to sing harmonies from the music camps that he has attended over the years but, also from the powerful hymn singing of his church. He credits his dad and assistant pastor for introducing him to old-time, bluegrass and gospel singing.

He would like to say Thank You to his parents, Garry and Tina, his siblings, and assistant pastor, Bro. Jim Britton. Two very special Thank Yous go out to Bro. Hobo Mott and most importantly the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

Josiah will not only be fulfilling the banjo position but will be taking over most of the Tenor vocals and some of the baritone vocals for The Kody Norris Show.


Tyler Wiseman

Tyler Wiseman is a newcomer to the professional bluegrass music scene but is making a big impression.
Tyler became involved with music at a young age. At just 7 years old he took off on learning a variety of instruments. Piano came first as he was introduced to this while attending church. From there his love for music grew and went on to learn the guitar and bass. It was there in church where he learned the harmony parts.
By the age of 14, he was a huge fan of Flatt and Scruggs and became more involved with attending bluegrass festivals. With growing up in Elizabethton, TN Tyler had one of the biggest and best bluegrass festivals in his back door, Slaguels Pasture. Tyler said his Papaws love for Bluegrass Music is what really introduced him to all the greats of the industry.

Tyler takes care of the baritone vocals for The Kody Norris Show. Tyler just turned 23 and now resides in Hampton, TN with his wife Saylna. He thanks his wife and Grandma for always striving him to pursue his dream of playing Bluegrass music!