‘Catch of the Day’ – Tim McDonald – “Night Like That” [AUDIO]
It's Thursday, and is our custom on this day, today we are bringing you an unsigned artist, trying to make his way in the big pond of Nashville. Today we are lucky enough to bring you and artist that, while he was born and raised in Paducah, Kentucky, has some definite Lawton ties.
Tim McDonald started his musical career at age 5, taking piano lessons at the urging of his mother, and starting that would take Tim through the armed forces, and would make him one of the most in demand jazz and country piano players in the music industry. Through his high school years, music took a back seat to sports, and a soccer scholarship landed McDonald at Montreat Anderson College, where he studied music theory. While at Montreat Anderson, Tim immersed himself in different musical styles, including Jazz, Blues, Funk and Alternative.
Tim left college for the armed forces, and his first station in the army was at Ft. Sill, where he continued his focus on music as a member of the 77th Army band. He would also continue his studies at Cameron University, and after graduating with honors, McDonald would attend the prestigious Armed Forces School of Music. He continued his musical focus at every stop during his 10 years in the army, culminating with the opportunity to teach at the Navy's school of music.
Since leaving the armed forces, McDonald has toured the country playing his own music, drawing from an 8 album library, which has evenly split his focus between jazz and country. Tim has also spent time as a session musician, touring and recording with Hank Williams, Jr, Olivia Newton-John, Mark Chesnutt, Steve Holy, Blake Shelton and others. He has been seen on the TV series Nashville, appearing in season 2 & 4, with a coming appearance in season 5.
Tim just released his most recent album Life Worth Living and the lead single is in our spotlight today. Tim McDonald and "Night Like This" is our Unsigned/Indy Artist Thursday Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you'll want to hear it again.