Alabama & Tennessee Favorites!
Alabama & Tennessee Favorites!
Cindy Rice has a lifetime of musical achievements. Over the years she has been the lead vocalist for numerous live bands. She was the featured performer in “Luisa”, a Fantastics Musical Production at David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee and University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She has performed on the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee, the KILT Rodeo Midway, Opryland, USA and numerous other major musical venues.
Cindy performed at the Houston, Texas Livestock Show and Rodeo with Tanya Tucker and John Michael Montgomery. She was the vocal winner of the TV show YOU CAN BE A STAR.
Recently Cindy has performed with the Crossroads Band in Houston, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee. She often plays the keyboard performing various shows in Nashville.
Currently, Cindy is performing with The Cadillacs. Her full, rich magical voice and energetic dancing is a real treat to all her audiences.
Marty Morrow is the newest member of The Cadillacs. Marty started singing at the age of five and by age nine, he was singing regularly in church in Granada, Mississippi where he was born. After moving to Waynesboro, Tennessee, a music teacher convinced the then twelve-year-old Marty to start playing the tenor saxophone. Since then, Marty has played in several different bands and performed a one-man show for several years with his sax and guitar. Marty’s powerful voice enables him to impressively sing most songs by Elvis and Roy Orbison.
Marty says, “ The Cadillacs are the best music group I’ve been with and I’m looking forward to performing with them on stage”. He also says if you like classic music from the 50’s and 60’s, you’ll love our show.
Lacey Snider is from Alabama but has roots in Music City USA, Nashville, Tennessee. Lacey performs a very wide genre of music. She does Country, Bluegrass, Southern Rock, Pop, 50’s and 60’s Rock and Roll, Doo Wop and Gospel. Lacey plays the guitar and is a songwriter.
Lacey has performed many shows with a large variety of people including Bobby G. Rice, Jim Ed Brown, Leona Williams, Razzie Bailey, Charlie Louvin and many, many more. She has been in numerous talent contests and has performed on the Johnny Daniel TV Show, Channel 19 in Nashville for over ten years.
Lacey has performed with many bands and for the past several years has been a regular member of The Cadillacs.
Mala Patterson loves to entertain audiences of all ages with music, dance and stories. She performs a wide variety of crowd-pleasing music – Bluegrass, Southern Rock, Modern and Classic Country, Blues, Rock, Pop, Folk, Soul, Old-time, Originals and a little bit of everything else. She plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin, lap dulcimer, piano, frailing banjo, cat paws (wooden spoons), resophonic guitar, washboard, fiddlesticks, drums and even a cup! Mala is a member of the Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama and is an Alabama Buck Dance champion.
Mala has performed at various venues, including the Museum of Appalachia (a Smithsonian affiliate program), Silver Dollar City, Gideons International, Rock City and the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society, and events in over twenty states. Mala, along with a brother, won the group category of Panoply, the South's Most All-Embracing Artstravaganza, and placed in the Top 25 on the first season of CMT's CAN YOU DUET. She has been honored with both the “Miss Congeniality” and “Team Player of the Year” award from the Women in Music Business Association in Nashville. She placed in the Top 10 in Quizno’s jingle contest and the Top 5 in Waggin’ Train’s jingle contest. Her song “99 Pounds of Sugar” was honored as one of the best songs of the quarter for NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) in 2017. Mala has a Bachelor of Arts degree with an English Major and Music Minor and a Bachelor of Science degree with an Accounting Major. She currently teaches private and group lessons and workshops for both music and dance.
Dennis’ music career began when his son, John (age 10 at the time), said, “Dad, I need a bass player”. At that time, John was doing a one man comedy show with his banjo and humor. It was named “Hot Stuff”. That’s all it took!
Dennis immediately jumped on the musical bandwagon with John and his newly acquired $100 up-right bass. Their band, The Country Legends Band, played mostly bluegrass, older country and gospel music. For the next several years they performed hundreds of stage shows. One Memorial show was at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for women in Wetumpka, Alabama. The audience was about one thousand highly enthusiastic female prisoners. The Warden said that to his knowledge no other band had ever performed inside the prison.
The band later changed its name to The Cadillacs and added Doo Wop, oldies Rock and Roll, Classic, Patriotic, and considerably more gospel music.
At one point, The Cadillacs lost their long time keyboard player. Not wanting to lose their bookings, Dennis practiced on the keyboards three hours a day all winter and by spring, he was ready for their stage shows that had been mostly booked the previous year. The Cadillacs’ song list now contains hundreds of songs, mostly Oldie Goldies.
For the past several years, The Cadillacs has been an all girl band plus Dennis. Current band members include, Lacey Snider, Mala Patterson and Cindy Rice, then the very talented Marty Morrow (sax and vocals) joined the band. Marty’s deep rich voice and fantastic saxophone makes the sound even better.
Besides the music, Dennis’ other hobbies include flying both fixed wing and helicopters. He also enjoys water skiing, riding motorcycles and working out. Dennis is still practicing law daily. He was municipal Judge in Killen, AL for five years and Waterloo, AL for fifteen years.
Carolyn Odem, wife for fifty years, has been very supportive and continues to attend most of the Cadillacs’ shows.
If you like Oldie Goldies and Feel Good Music by Elvis, Roy Orbison, James Brown, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chubby Checker, Chuck Berry, Hank Williams and many more, come see some of our shows. You will be glad you did! Our motto is “You get your money’s worth the first fifteen minutes and the rest of the show is absolutely free”.
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