Many artists move to Nashville with stars in their eyes, a bucketful of talent, but little or no practical knowledge about the brutally competitive world of today's show business and Radio. The hardworking John Karl, on the other hand, already had years of real-world entertainment experience before he even arrived in Nashville, fittingly on Labor Day, 2002. Since moving to Nashville John Karl recently signed a management deal with top Nashville attorney Rod Phelps, who has worked with artists and songwriters including Garth Brooks, Chris Cagle and Randy Boudreaux. "Music has always been my life's No. 1," John Karl said. "Other artists sit back and wait for everything that's gonna happen to them. For me, it's not just the music but the entertainment value and seeing people enjoy the work I put into it.
He already is a proven singer and songwriter, opening shows for Trick Pony, Eric Heatherly, Ricochet, Sawyer Brown, and other Row acts at venues up to 8,000 seats in his native upstate New York. But beyond that, Karl has had a number one hit on the original mp3.com with "There Goes The Neighborhood", his song "Small Town" was placed in a Hollywood movie "American Reunion" and has had a hit on Christain Country Radio in the summer of 2003 with "Just Love Her.". With this kind of success you would have to believe that "REDNECK RICH HILLBILLY HAPPY" is a project worth listening to!
John Karl started performance in the country scene of NY to be zeroed out as a nominee for the North East CMA Entertainer of the year award along with the best male vocalist. This helped him realize his dreams of national entertainment. After many years of performance John Karl funded his own tour's, performed for hundreds of thousands in over 135 shows last year alone and has received such great reviews that Dean Guitars picked John up with a full national endorsement. It was not always easy. John had to pay his dues from day one
John Karl's new CD "Redneck Rich Hillbilly Happy" is a compilation of what people think of when they hear the words redneck. The songs and overall feel of this album put you right in the head of artist John Karl as he takes you on a journey of love and life from the eyes of a Yankee Redneck. Catchy tunes and rhythmic beats draw you into the songs as you get lost inside the stories through out the album. Don't look now but you will be overwhelmed with emotions and pride for who you are and what you believe in.