ON THE ROAD WITH RYAN KINDER OPENING FOR ZZ TOP & JOHN FOGERTY 

Summer 2018 Ryan Kinder joins the Blues and Bayous tour opening for Rock legends ZZ Top and John Fogerty. April started backing the Alabama- bred singer/songwriter  in August 2017 and has appeared on his latest releases found on his latest EP "Leap of Faith." 

WORKING BACKGROUND ON RITA COOLIDGE'S NEW VIDEO "WALKING ON WATER"

Grammy winner Rita Coolidge is returning to songwriting with her new album Safe in the Arms of Time. Accompanying the first single is the release of the video "Walking On Water" featuring co-writer of the song Keb Mo. Check it out and you'll see a familiar face backing the pair. 

SEE A FAMILIAR FACE IN LINDSAY ELL'S NEW VIDEO "WAITING ON YOU" 

The new single "Waiting on You" by Stoney Creek Records artist Lindsay Ell has hit the radio waves. Catch April as she backs Lindsay Ell in her new video! 

"It was a blast getting the opportunity to work on this video! I was completely thrilled when I got the call that I'd been chosen to sing background in the video. I was a little nervous but Lindsay Ell is so sweet and fun to work with! " 

-April Rucker on working on set of "Waiting On You" 

Check out the video here: 

APRIL JOINS STEPHEN SALYERS & THE SLAY EXPERIENCE AT GRAND OPENING OF NASHVILLE"S NEW FGL HOUSE 

April joins Nashville based artist and songwriter Stephen Salyers as a part of the dynamic band known as "Stephen Salyers and The Slay Experience". The band performed at the grand opening of Nashville's newest four story venue FGL House named for its owners chart topping country duo Florida Georgia Line.

 

As of late the band has split their time between some of downtown Nashville's hottest venues (FGL House and Tequila Cowboy) covering top 40 hits over all genres and eras from  Fleetwood Mac to Lady Gaga. 

Stephen Salyers, fearless leader, belts out classics and today's hit from artists like Michael Jackson, DNCE, Cold Play,  and James Bay (to name a few) accompanied by April who takes her moments in the show to pay homage to artists like Bruno Mars, Adele, Whitney Houston among others. You can also be delighted by the band's pianist as he takes on a few solos by Maroon 5 or Stevie Wonder. Of course you never know who may swing by to sit in. 

Currently you can find Stephen Salyers & The Slay Experience setting the stage on ablaze on the rooftop of FGL House on the weekend. Check events for specific times.

APRIL RECORDS FOR SOME OF TELEVISION'S MOST POPULAR SHOWS 

April's been working behind the scenes. Though you may not see her on these three shows, you've definitely heard her as she's recorded backing vocals for a few popular shows we're sure you've heard of. 

April recorded backing vocals for Nick Jonas's live performance of his single"Chains"

April sings backing vocals on Season 5 tracks Hayden Panettiere's performance of "On My Way"

and Charles Esten's performance of "Good Rain or Jesus"  

April sings backing vocals on Season 1 songs "We'll Understand It Better By and By" and "Lift Every Voice"

Photo courtesy of Kristine King [Toronto, Ontario]

SETTING SAIL WITH B.B. KING BLUES CLUBS & HOLLAND AMERICA LINE

In August 2014 April signed on with BB Kings Blues Clubs as lead vocalist on Holland America Line's (Carnival Corporation's "Signature Class" ships) largest ship to date, ms Nieuw Amsterdamfrom August 2014 to January 2015. The ship set sail from Venice, Italy touring Europe, the Mediterranean and Carribean. Between Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Puerto Rico and many more destinations the "BB King All-Stars" performed over 400 shows to thousands of Holland America guests including the headlining show "Live from BB King's" featuring the music that made Memphis famous. "It was a thrilling experience in which I had the opportunity to tour dozens of countries, experience a plethora of cultures, and gain many new friends (and hopefully fans) internationally. Everyone was so appreciative and complimentary of the gifts we offered and our hard [though enjoyable] work. I'm looking forward to doing it again," April had to say of the experience.

 

This spring/summer [March - July 2015] April will set sail on HAL's second largest ship the ms Eurodam with a new group of BB King All-Stars for a tour including Spain, Germany, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark to name a few. For booking information check cruises between March 29-July 31 2015 on the ms EURODAM here:

 

http://www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-onboard/Eurodam

Update:

Since cruising the world on Holland America's signature class ships April provided entertainment on board the fleet's newest and largest ship ms Koningsdam!

ON THE ROAD WITH REPUBLIC NASHVILLE'S A THOUSAND HORSES

Nashville based band A Thousand Horses is a blues and booze infused cocktail of southern rock and country. With lyrics that pay homage to the traditional values of the fly over states, they blend a blue collar mentality with modern southern rock. They are comprised of front man Michael Hobby,  Graham Deloach on bass, Bill Satcher and Zach Brown. Kristen Rogers, Whitney Coleman, and April Rucker join the band on background vocals. The band hits the road this summer opening for Darius Rucker, The Band Perry, and Justin Moore to name a few!